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First footage of Naotora Ii in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, official screen shots

Updated with screen shots and official artwork: We've updated this story with official screen shots and artwork of Naotora Ii, which features some additional costumes inspired by the Samurai Warriors series for other cast members. Also, you can find images of the new stages as well.

Team Ninja recently showcased some gameplay footage of Naotora Ii in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

She is a guest character from the Samurai Warriors series by Koei Tecmo, and will be added to DoA5 LR in March 17, 2016.

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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round cast members get frisky with new Valentine's Day costumes for every character in the game

A bunch of new costumes launched the other day for Xbox One and Steam, and will be available on PlayStation 4 on February 16th, and they're Valentine's Day themed.

Every character in the game is getting one, so why not check and see if you're favorite character has gotten a costume to your fancy? Below, you'll find a quick preview picture featuring some of the characters.


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Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the new costume pack, as well as an image gallery that'll give you a better look at each costume individually.

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New Samurai Shodown game rumored to be in development - Series revival would use 2D gameplay, 3D graphics and be released in 2017

Samurai Shodown, or Samurai Spirits as the series is known in Japan, is one of SNK's classic fighting game franchises, which has unfortunately gone completely dark since the release of Samurai Showdown: Sen (known in some regions as Samurai Showdown: Edge of Destiny) in 2008.

Sen was poorly received, and ever since, Samurai Shodown fans have been pining for a new entry to the series, and if you're one of said fans, you just might be in luck. It's important to stress this story's status as purely a rumor, but Hadoken.net claim that two indepdendent sources from within SNK have confirmed that a new game is indeed in development.

Hit the jump for more information regarding this rumor.

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Street Fighter 1 confirmed most frustrating fighting game ever? Maximilian embarks on his most unexpected Boss Rage yet

Street Fighter 5 is the talk of the town in the FGC right now, and many are looking back over the franchise's history in preparation for the monumental release.

While playing through previous Street Fighter titles, Maximilian stumbled upon what would become his most unexpected Boss Rage challenge.

Street Fighter 1 has never been seen as much more than an experimental spark in the annals of franchise history, and Max finds out exactly why as he tries to battle his way through the incredibly frustrating Arcade Mode.

The game's final boss, Sagat, has some ridiculous abilities that make us feel that it's more the game's decision to allow the player a chance at victory than it is the player's skill.

Watch as Max makes attempt after excruciatingly painful attempt to give the King of Muay Thai his trademark scar. Watch the epic battle play out below.

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Chandelure fires giant beams, shrinks itself, and has a Nash-like super in the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer

The latest Pokkèn Tournament character to join the battle is Chandelure. Since its announcement back in mid-January, we have only seen this ghost / fire type Pokemon in screenshots.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released an official trailer for Chandelure showing off what it can do in battle.

In this footage, we see that Chandelure has a number of ranged attacks, firing large beams and smaller projectiles to keep the opponent away. It can also shrink itself to avoid oncoming attacks, and has a cinematic super that resembles Nash's critical art from Street Fighter 5. Although, Chandelure's uses fire...


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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Frosty Faustings 8 results ft. Westballz, ElvenShadow, Ally, Flux

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the annual event Frosty Faustings is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's a lot of action going on, though Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the main game being played.

Even besides that, though, you can enjoy gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, DiveKick: Addition Edition, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as well as a mystery game tournament.

As for people attending, you can expect to see Tempo|Westballz, FF|ElvenShadow, Boreal|Ally, Flux, WT|Hamad, ChosenNinja, BlackSnake, F3|Alucard, Paradigm, JustKensou, KidViper, Hotashi, NB|DualKevin, GGA|N1kolasss, TheBeautifulDude, Lich, Duck, ChosenNinja, IPG|Colpevole, SBM|LeonUltimate, Argenrost, See Me In +R, MC|GCYoshi, MC|KBeast and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Event Horizon as well as EXP Gaming IL on bothTwitch as well as HitBox.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Tatsunoko costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round now available

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has just received some spiffy new costumes.

As of today, players in Japan can pick up these alternate outfits based on popular characters from the Japanese anime company, Tatsunoko. There are 16 in total, and some retain the destructible functionality.

In order to access these costumes, you must have the following:

The latest update installed before using this costume.
Purchase the characters before using this content.
Free Costume Catalog LR23 is required

The Tatsunoko costumes are currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Hit the jump to check out more screenshots and a trailer for the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Tatsunoko costumes.

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Cammy, Morrigan and Chun-Li vacation over to the beaches of Dead or Alive in these beautiful skin mods

The Dead or Alive series is known both for being intricately competitive, and quite soft on the eyes. The modding experts over at PC Best Mods have done us the service of bringing a few beautiful women from other fighters into the DoA atmosphere.

Cammy and Chun-Li from Street Fighter, and then Morrigan and Lilith from Darkstalkers take a break from their respective arenas to duke it out with the ladies of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

Both Street Fighter and Darkstalkers tend to use a more cartoonish art style than DoA, so this transition to a more realistic look for these characters is interesting to say the least. Take a quick peek at a few stills in this gallery.

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You'll see each fighter in action in the videos below.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2016 results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, A Foxy Grampa, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have Kumite in Tennessee taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a whole bunch of games and top players are attending.

Games being played include Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, Tempo|NYChrisG, TSC|CD Jr., cR|HoneyBee, YOMI|DJT, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, RayRay, YOMI|Slayer, PND|Madzin, KIT|Cloud805, YOMI|Zyphox, EG|K-Brad, cR|WoundCowboy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RIG|Kwiggle, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSC|IFC Yipes, TSB|Flux, BIFU|Coach Steve, IG|FullSchedule, UA|Tom Brady, UA|Terry Bogard, F3|Alucard, UA|NoelBHungry, EVB|KitanaPrime and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, PandaxGaming 2, NYCFurby, FunkyP, 6:45, Mute City Smash and Team DRX.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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Pokkén Tournament coming to Wii-U March 18th; first images of Chandelure surfaced

It's been hazily on the horizon, but we haven't had an official North American release date for Pokkén Tournament until now.

The wait now has a countdown as we've discovered via Serebii.net and the Pokkén Tournament website that the game will arrive for Wii-U in NA and Europe on March 18th.

Though we found out yesterday that Chandelure would be in the game, we didn't have any actual images of the new character until now. You'll see your first glimpse of him below.

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Thank you to ThePikachuMaster and VersaNEO for the submissions.

Chandelure confirmed for Pokken Tournament

Chandelure was confirmed as the newest playable character in Pokken Tournament by Serebii.net. Here's an image.


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Chandelure resembles a chandelier, and projects purple flames from its top and arms.

The trailer for this character is supposed to debut at a special fighting competition on January 31, 2016, so and we'll have it posted here once it's live.

John "Action_John" Macone contributed to this story.

Garchomp, standard Mewtwo, and Braxien revealed as playable in Pokkèn Tournament

CoroCoro magazine -- a publication specializing in toys and video games that are relative to manga series -- leaked a page containing three character reveals for the upcoming Pokkèn Tournament.

Garchomp, standard Mewtwo, and Braxien will all be joining the cast as playable fighters.

According to Serebii, Garchomp will use such moves as Sand Tomb and Rush, and will also have the ability to mega-evolve. Braxien is set to be a ranged fighter, using projectile attacks such as Fire Blast.

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We've already seen Shadow Mewtwo, the game's boss character, unveiled. Now it looks like his standard counterpart is joining the fray.

Source: Serebii. Sent in by Assassin4than, Josephtwaddle, and SmokeRulz.

Poongko takes 80% health in one hit, Angry Scar makes focus attack whiff, and Infiltration's SF5 beta glitches: LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB returns with another installment of Funny and Cool Moments. This is the 93rd episode in the series and does a great job of living up to its name.

A plethora of games are featured in this episode including Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more.

Some of our favorite moments include /r/Kappa|Poongko landing a huge Turnaround Punch, Sagat's Angry Scar causing a focus attack to whiff for the win, and RZR|Infiltration's Street Fighter 5 beta restricting him from moving while his opponent delivers a beat down.

You can check out the former two moments in the GIFs below.


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Hit the jump for the full video.

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You'll see Street Fighter 5, MVC2, Persona 4, Blade Arcus, UMVC3 and plenty more titles in Crew Round 2's epic New Years combo video

As a New Years gift to the fighting game community, Crew Round 2 has put together a massive combo video that features more than 20 different titles including Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a ton of anime fighters.

The wide variety of featured titles attests to the versatility and skill on Crew Round 2's team of impressive players.

To get an idea of what you're going to see, check out the Killer Instinct, Aganos combo below, which doles out well over 100% of Kan-Ra's life bar. We've also included a stylish Dan/Seth Red Focus dance.

Hit the jump for the full video.

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Pokkén Tournament will require a specific controller if you want to recreate the full, arcade experience; hints toward North American release date

Bandai Namco's upcoming Pokémon/Tekken mash up, Pokkén Tournament, has had our interest for quite some time now, as the idea of being able to control Pokémon in a real time fight is too epic to pass up.

As with most Wii-U fighting titles, we've recently discovered that Pokkén Tournament will feature its own controller, as the traditional Wii Remote may not be optimal for the game.

The Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad, pictured below, will only work with PT, but doesn't seem to be included with the game itself. This means that gamers that want the full experience will have to drop an extra $24.99 to do so.

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The Pro Pad announcement does give us an indirect hint about when we may be seeing the game drop here in North America. Hit the jump to read on.

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