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Through PC modding, Decapre, Batman, Harley Quinn, Poison, Hugo, Master Chief and Cortana join Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Since the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, modders have been hard at work to bring a bunch of unexpected characters into the fray.

While it might not be a far cry to include other fighting game characters, such as Decapre, Poison and Hugo from Street Fighter, they've gone the extra mile and branched out to other genres, with Master Chief and Cortana from Halo, as well as comic books, putting Batman and Harley Quinn into the game.

I don't know about you guys, but seeing Batman flip around yelling Jacky Bryant's signature "YEAH!" sure made my day. Check the videos out below.

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Justin Wong is enlisted as a Pokken Coach alongside Nairo, Esam, Rip, Fab, Tasty Steve, DKWill and Justin Flynn for March 17th Early Access tournament

On March 17th, Nintendo will be hosting a Pokken Tournament Early Access Competititon, but it's not just about people competing - they also have professional coaches enlisted.

A bunch of different top-level fighting game players have been brought in to coach the hopefuls in how to win the event. EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, PG|Esam, Tempo|Rip, NYCFab, Tasty Steve, iQHQ|DKWill and Justin Flynn are all coming to the tournament as coaches, or Pokémon Trainers if you will, so there's a lot of pride on the line.

Continue below to check out the introduction video where each coach explains their experience with Pokken and names their favorite Nintendo game.

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Counter attacks, legitimate anti-airs, and Machamp's 1,000-hit super: Pokken Tournament has a surprising amount of depth

Pokken Tournament is set for a stateside release next Friday, and some lucky players out there have managed to grab an early copy of Nintendo's upcoming fighting title.

Even though Bandai Namco had a heavy hand in the development of this game, many feel that this Pokemon-based fighter will stray from the traditional fighting game style and play more along the lines of free-moving 3D games like the Naruto Ninja Storm series -- which are also developed by Bandai Namco. Luckily, Shofu's latest video shows us that there might be more depth to Pokken Tournament than we originally thought.

Shofu explains how the game works, noting that there are two different phases in each match: field phase and dual phase. In the former, combatants run around the stage freely, firing projectiles at each other and attempting to land a hit in order to transition into dual phase.

Once there, players will do battle on a 2D plane, bringing forth new combo opportunities and a more traditional fighting feel. The game also features familiar techniques such as anti-airs, counter special moves, and more.

If you're not interest yet, check out Machamp's 1,000-hit super. It is absolutely as awesome as it sounds.

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Pokkén Tournament Championship Series will offer over $100,000 in prizes; here's 30 minutes of pre-release gameplay for you to start studying

Pokkén Tournament heads to Wii-U on March 18th, and you could win over $100,000 in prizes playing it. The PCS will feature a series of tourneys across North America and Europe, culminating at the World Championships this August in San Francisco.

We're already beginning to see Poké-battles from the console version from pre-release reviews. Seeing as this game is slated to be at EVO 2016, we feel it's best to start getting acquainted as soon as possible. We've rounded up over 30 minutes of Pokkén gameplay from two videos, one from Kotaku, and the other from ProJared.

Jared jumps right into battle, and his focus is totally on Pokken as a fighting game. Jared's approach looks character attacks and what assist Pokemon can do. Here's an example of Gengar in action with an assist attack from Lapras:

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Winter Brawl 2016 results feat. Filipino Champ, SonicFox, K-Brad, Coach Steve

Story updated with final results: We've added the final results from Winter Brawl 2016 into this story.

Winter Brawl 10 has kicked off from Essington, Pennsylvania headed by one of the main tournament organizers in the fighting game community, Eric "Big E" Small.

Big E events are well regarded for hosting a ton of games and getting that terrific east coast hype going. This will also be the debut of Street Fighter 5 at a major tournament in the U.S.

Notable players in attendance include PG|Filipino Champ, cR|SonicFox, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, PG|Coach Steve, BJ Unchained, TA|Moons, RPD|Alex Smith, TSC|IFC Yipes, Julio, BE|KaneBlueRiver, r/SF|Brenttiscool, L.I. Joe, BIFU|Spab Rog, among many, many others.

There are initial brackets posted on Big E's Challonge page. You can find live streams and the schedule below.

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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.

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