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Tokido's Akuma lands Street Fighter-style combos, whiff punishes, and clutch DPs against Nobi in this Tekken 7 Fated Retribution exhibition

During a recent Tekken 7 Fated Retribution broadcast over in Japan, famed Street Fighter player took on Tekken champion Nobi in a friendly exhibition.

Known best for his stellar Akuma play in the Street Fighter 4 series, Tokido took a shot at playing the street fighting guest character in the new Tekken title for this set. Despite Nobi's excellent Dragunov play, Tokido managed to pull off quite a few slick plays throughout the bout.

Below is a quick clip showing a Street Fighter-style set up, using crouching jab to bait a throw and immediately going into a heavier punch for a devastating combo.


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There's much more to see here, so be sure to check out the full set after the jump.

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First look at Arcade Mode; Heihachi squares off against Akuma - check out 11 minutes of Tekken 7's PC build

The E3 footage continues to roll out, this time offering a brief look at the current PC build of Tekken 7.

A first look at Tekken 7's arcade mode is offered, featuring gameplay from Kazuya and Alisa. You'll also a brief scene from the cinematic story featuring Heihachi facing off against Akuma.


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You can check out the full video for yourself after the jump.

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Harada - If Tekken 7 does extremely well...maybe there is a time later on to revisit Tekken X Street Fighter

Tekken x Street Fighter has pretty much been in limbo since it was announced back in 2010. Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada has been around to reassure us that the game has been in development since.

When he was asked about it on the E3 show floor this year, he spoke a bit more on why we've still yet to see a release.

Game Spot eventually asks Harada if he plans to revisit the idea of TxSF, to which he responds, "That's actually a very good question, because TxSF is not cancelled, it's kind of put on hold."

"Reasons are...right now SF5 just launched, Capcom is putting a tremendous effort into making that successful. On our side we released Tekken 7 in the arcade. It was even more popular than we imagined, and so we each have these two main franchises that we are trying to promote, and to have the players enjoy the moment."

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Exclusive look at Tekken 7 to broadcast live from E3 at 4:30 p.m. PDT

We learned today that Tekken 7 will be dropping early next year, and we'll be getting an exclusive look at the game in just a few minutes.

YouTube is live at E3, and we're hoping to see even more new content and announcements for the upcoming Bandai Namco title.

We've got the live stream embed for you right after the jump so that you can see what's in store for Tekken 7 right along with us.

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Tekken 7 gets early 2017 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC

Updated: We have just received word that Tekken 7 is also headed to PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2017. A new trailer for the game was released by Bandai Namco US and confirms the multi-platform release.

Also, a Steam pre-order listing is already live.

Earlier: Tekken 7 now has a release window. It was announced during the Xbox media briefing that the game will be hitting Xbox One consoles in early 2017.

The game will feature guest character Akuma, from Street Fighter, as well as new game mechanics and modes. Tekken Game Director Katsuhiro Harada took to the stage to share more information on the upcoming title and had this to say.

"Not only will Tekken 7 evolve as a competitive fighting game, there is an all new story mode, that transitions seamlessly from epic narrative cinematics to action filled gameplay," said Harada through a translator.

Additionally, Xbox Live Gold members will be getting a free copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 by way of backward compatibility, starting today.

You can check out the trailer below.

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Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 results ft. Xian, Problem X, Cuongster, Will2Pac

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're having some top fighting game action from a place we haven't seen much of as far as sponsored events go, namely Moscow, Russia.

This tournament is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also feature tournaments for Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Aquapazza, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late.

Players expected to attend include RZR|Xian, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, BX3|Veggey, UM|RMZ and many more.

Streaming is being done on Fighting RU, Fighting RU 1 and Fighting RU 2.

Check out the full action after the jump.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

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More Street Fighter in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution? Dragunov's Rage Art seems to take heavy inspiration from Q

This is Dragunov's Rage Art in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.


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We first caught a glimpse of this powerful attack in one of Bandai Namco's official trailers back in February. Though this footage has been out for quite a while now, something very interesting was just brought to our attention.

Dragunov's Rage Art looks incredibly similar to Q's Deadly Double Combination from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. A video was uploaded late last month showing the comparison between the two, and Dragunov even wears a trench-coat in the clip further adding to the similarity.

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Justin Wong pulls off an incredibly clutch Raging Demon for the win: Tekken Talk ft. Anakin and a ton of Fated Retribution Akuma footage

On the latest episode of Tekken Talk, Mark "MarkMan" Julio brought on two very special guests. Famed Tekken player Circa|Anakin and Evil Geniuses' own Justin Wong joined the stream to discuss upcoming events and play a ton of Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

JWong and Anakin give us nearly an hour of awesome T7FR gameplay, and the former gives us a glimpse of what Akuma is all about in the upcoming 3D fighter.

Below is just a quick clip of Justin's Akuma to get you started. You can find the entire stream replay after the jump.


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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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Bandai Namco doles out details on their official Tekken 7 tournament series

Recently Bandai Namco took to their official website to hash out more details on the North American Tekken 7 tournament series.

The company has already been hosting events earlier this year in an effort to get the game into the hands of the players, but this official announcement marks intent to take what Bandai Namco has already been doing and expand upon it further.

The tournament series began back in February, and will continue on through November 6th at the Wizard World Comic Con. Each event features a $3,000 prize pool, with a final prize pool totaling $20,000.

The date and location of the final event has yet to be announced. The current tournament schedule can be found in the official press statement.

Source: Bandai Namco official website. Submitted by GamerDWreck.

Circa eSports picks up their first Tekken player; announce partnership with Anakin

Circa eSports continues to grow its fighting game roster with as they've struck up a contract with Hoa "Circa|Anakin" Luu.

Anakin has been a notable member of the Tekken scene for quite some time, boasting strong showings in recent years in both Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tekken 6. With the franchise's seventh iteration on the horizon, it's little to our surprise that we see Circa scoop up the top player.

We look forward to seeing Anakin's play in Tekken 7, and wish him and Circa the best of luck with their new partnership.

Source: Avoiding the Puddle. Submitted by GamerDWreck.

Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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Coaching officially banned at EVO 2016 for quarter finals and beyond

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar -- one of the main EVO series tournament organizers -- took to Twitter yesterday in order to share one of the upcoming event's important rules. According to the two tweets sent out by Wizard, coaching will not be allowed in the latter parts of EVO 2016.

For those unfamiliar, coaching is a practice seen in tournament play where a friend or confidant will join a player at their station and provide them with advice between matches.

Coaching has been a topic of debate for quite some time now, with many feeling that it might give players an unfair advantage.

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Northwest Majors 8 results ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, FOX|Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkognito, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

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