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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle gets new batch of screenshots featuring Rohan, Kira and Kars

We've got a large batch of new screenshots for the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, featuring the newly revealed Rohan Kishibe from Part 4, Diamonds Don't Break. Also present are the main villains of Part 2, Battle Tendency, and the aforementioned Part 4, Diamond's Don't Break, Kars and Kira respectively.

Besides the three characters, the screenshots also show off a new stage, including its stage hazard, being the father of Yoshikage Kira who interferes in the match in the middle of it. There are also a few screenshots elaborating on the Situational Finish, Customize and Rush functions that were detailed in earlier news. There are over 60 screenshots all-together, so there's a lot to gaze at. Check them out in all of their glory below.

With a trailer rumoured to be 10 minutes long set to premiere in public in central Japan on Sunday, prepare for a lot more JoJo content to storm in shortly.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate free to play version gets U.S. and Europe release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 version a possibility

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate free to play version gets U.S. and Europe release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 version a possibility It was announced a couple of days ago that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate would be receiving a free to play version of the game on the Japanese PlayStation Network that included four playable characters, certain online / offline modes and more. Team Ninja has since revealed that both the U.S. and Europe will also be able to get their hands on the free version of DoA5U.

Entitled Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters, this free of charge fighter will come equipped with the same four playable characters seen in the Japanese version: Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate and Hayabusa. Each of them will be playable in all of the modes available (Story Mode not included) in Core Fighters and you will also be able to partake in multiplayer matches against other's who own the free version and those playing on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's full iteration.

If you decide to check out the free to play version, you can purchase the other characters in the game for $3.99 USD each and Story Mode will run you $14.99. These prices are specific to the U.S. as the European pricing info is still being decided upon.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters will become available on the PlayStation Network in the United States on September 3 of this year and in Europe on September 9.

Lastly, Team Ninja added a brief statement about the possibility of an Xbox 360 version, saying, "check back for updates about a possible Xbox 360 version".

Souce: Siliconera. Tip by Ehubspls.

Free to play version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate to be released in Japan, characters and modes can be purchased

A free version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be released on the Japanese PlayStation Network, according to a report by Famitsu. It will offer four playable characters, several offline and online modes and a bit more, free of charge.

A fully paid retail release will hit Japan on September 5, 2013. Here's a screen shot of what the character select screen will look like in the free to play version.


The free version of the game will come with the following features:

• Four playable characters: Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate and Hayabusa.

• Full access to the game's offline and online modes, with the exception of story mode. There are no limits on how often you can play these modes, e.g. only being able to log X hours or a day, or play online mode X times every 24 hours.

• You can fight against all characters, but you can only play as the ones you pay for, or who are unlocked by default.

• All costumes and stages, minus premium downloadable content, will be available.

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Persona 4 Arena, King of Fighters 13, Guilty Gear XX AC+ UFGT9 matches featuring Latif, Bananaken, LordKnight, Romance and more

VGBootCamp has uploaded the matches they had on their stream during UFGT9, this includes top 8 of Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13.

Additionally, TheSassageKing has uploaded the Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus matches.

Below is the winners, losers and grand finals of each of those tournaments which features RZR|Latif, BananaKen, LordKnight, AS|Reynald, AGE|Romance and more. Hit the jump to check them all out.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate North American release date September 3 - new trailer shows off Jacky and Ein

Tecmo Koei has announced that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, the extended version of DoA5, will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 3 in North America.

This new iteration will come equipped with a slew of new content including all of which was added to Dead or Alive 5 Plus (the PS Vita version), new characters such as Ein, Ninja Gaiden's Momiji and Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant, new stages and more.

Below you can check out a few screen shots of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate in action.


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Hit the jump to check out the trailer featuring Ein, Jacky and also the official press release.

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Diavolo, Bruno Buccellati, And Narancia Ghirga confirmed as playable in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

Jump magazine confirmed this morning that three new characters will be added to Namco Bandai's upcoming title, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. Diavolo, Bruno Buccellati, and Narancia Ghirga are joining the roster and will be playable in the PlayStation 3 fighter.

Bruno will be joined by his stand, Sticky Fingers, Narancia with Aerosmith, and Diavolo, with King Crimson. Diavolo is the main villain in Vento Aureo, (part 5 of the manga), while Bruno and Narancia are both members of the Buccellati gang along side fellow members, Giorno and Mista who are also playable in the game.


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Source: Siliconera. Tips by Krusiv, MajorPug and Nyoro.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will run on Unreal Engine 3

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will run on Unreal Engine 3 Earlier last week Arc System Works revealed that a brand new Guilty Gear fighter called Xrd -SIGN- is currently in development. Unlike previous installments of the Guilty Gear franchise, Xrd -SIGN- will abandon the classic sprites and feature 3D character models instead.

Taka Kawasaki, territory manager of Epic Games Japan, recently confirmed that the game will run on the Unreal Engine 3. Below is a statement from Kawasaki on Arc System Works' incorporation of Unreal Engine 3 into their upcoming Guilty Gear title.

I have been a big fan of the 'Guilty Gear' series for a long time. Its marriage of smooth, beautiful 2D animation with deep gameplay has been a pinnacle of the 2D fighting genre.

Arc System Works has taken Unreal Engine 3 to new artistic and technical heights with this new game, which shows the range of the engine’s capabilities. I am thrilled to see how the chemistry of 'Guilty Gear' and Unreal Engine 3 will entertain fans all over the world.

This won't be the first time we see a fighting game operating on Unreal Engine 3 as NeatherRealm Studios' own Injustice: Gods Among Us runs on it as well. Epic's graphics engine is quite powerful and has also been featured in such blockbuster titles as Batman: Arkham City and Bioshock Infinite.

Source: Destructoid.

SNK Playmore partnering with Tencent for free PC fighting game, supported with micro-transactions - Terry and Benimaru confirmed as playable

Tencent Games is collaborating with SNK Playmore for an upcoming, free-to-play fighting game on PC called Hyundou King Online. This will be a 1v1 fighter that will feature characters from Tencent Games' Hyundou King and SNK's King of Fighters 13 such as Terry Bogard and Benimaru Nikaido.

Although Hyundou King Online will be free to play, it will also support micro-transactions that will be optional. The game is expected to drop later this year. Check out the trailer below.

Via The Magic Box. Tip by vbshinra.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate — Ein and Jacky Bryant trailer and screenshots of new costumes and stages

As we reported a few days ago, Dead or Alive veteran Ein and Virtua Fighter guest character Jacky Bryant will be joining the roster of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on September 5th.

This time, we have more than just pictures, though, with a new trailer featuring the two new fighters in action, thanks to the SCRAWLfx YouTube channel. Check it out below and let us know your thoughts and hype levels in the comments.

Hit the jump to check out some new screenshots featuring the new characters, stages and even some new costumes, courtesy of Siliconera.

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Aksys Games to announce two new titles at E3

Aksys Games to announce two new titles at E3 Aksys Games, known largely for their localization efforts, are set to announce two new titles at this year's E3. So why should the fighting community care? Well, Aksys also have a history of localizing the games developed by Arc System Works, namely Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.

A new Guilty Gear was announced just a few days ago, but there was no word on a release outside of Japan, making it a prime suspect as one of these E3 reveals.

Another title that has yet to be announced outside of Japan is the upcoming BlazBlue: Chronophantasma. While it might be wise to not expect both of these titles to be announced at the same time for an overseas release, it would seem highly likely that at least one of them will be coming our way, perhaps even sooner than expected.

So if you had your choice, which of these two titles would you want to see confirmed for a stateside release? Or maybe you have something completely different in mind? Let us know in the comments.

Via Denkiphile.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate adds Ein and Virtua Fighter's Jacky Bryant to the roster, Japanese release on September 5

It seems that Ninja Gaiden's Momiji is not the only character that will be added to the new Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate update. DoA's own Ein will be playable in the next installment, along with Jacky Bryant from the Virtua Fighter franchise.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be available in Japan on September 5 of this year and will have a price tag of 6,090¥. Below you can check out a few images of the new characters in action.


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East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz

East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from East Coast Throwdown 5.

East Coast Throwdown 5 is about to get going, with the pools being shown on stream from 12 P.M., live from Morristown, New Jersey. The tournament will take place during May 18th-19th, and features Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and more on the main stage, with lots of side tournaments going on as well. For a full rundown of the titles being competed in, hit up our tournament preview.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, with main streaming duties being handled by TeamSp00ky. Secondary streams will be held by Deadly Bison Entertainment, KombatNetwork and Bibiquadium.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- announced, Arc System Works celebrate 25th anniversary

Celebrating it's 25th anniversary, Arc System Works has posted a new announcement trailer for their upcoming game Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. This will be the first time the series uses 3D models, which make for some amazing, highly detailed characters.

Check out the battle between Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske below.

Via Arc System Words official YouTube.

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Possible 3D King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown titles in the works - SNK Playmore looking to hire employees for future games

Possible 3D King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown titles in the works - SNK Playmore looking to hire employees for future games SNK Playmore recently tossed up a job posting over on their Japanese site for what seems to be two future titles that may be in the works. According to the post, SNK is looking to hire employees to work on a new King of Fighters and a new Samurai Showdown title that aim to be 3D fighters.

The job positions they are currently looking to acquire are 3D CG Designer, Game Programmer and Game Planner.

Details are currently scarce but based on SNK's job listing, we just might be seeing the next King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown games in the full fledged 3D fighting mechanic akin to that of the Tekken and Dead or Alive franchises.

Would you be interested in playing 3D versions of King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown? Lets us know in the comments below.

Tip by ShinAkiraDesu.

Kars and Rohan Kishibe unveiled for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

In the latest issue of the Japanese magazine V-Jump, we've gotten two new character reveals for the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. The first one is Kars, the main villain of the series' second part, Battle Tendency. Kars is the leader of the so-called "Pillar Men", the main antagonists of Battle Tendency, and his cohorts Wham and ACDC have already been shown to be in the game, so his inclusion wasn't much of a surprise.

Referred to in the series as "the ultimate life form", Kars brings a whole arsenal of moves with him and is an inclusion that, albeit not very surprising, has been anticipated by many a fan. You'll find the scan featuring him right below, with thanks to Arlong Park for the high-quality scan.

Hit the jump for the scan and details surrounding Rohan Kishibe, and the new gameplay details the scans brough with them.

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