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Street Fighter 5 gets its first brand new fighter; introducing Necalli

Just before the Ultra Street Fighter 4 top 8 -- EVO 2015's big finale -- Capcom unveiled the next fighter set to join the Street Fighter 5 roster.

Today, we saw the first brand new fighter to enter the game -- Necalli.

Necalli is the first of four original warriors making their debut in Street Fighter 5 and entering the Street Fighter franchise for the first time. Necalli is a savage fighter that battles using hard-hitting, close-range attacks. He has a command throw, a ground pound that can be hit at different places on screen, and more.

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Hit the jump to read about his V-Skill, V-Trigger, and also to check out his official trailer.

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Street Fighter 5 will have 16 fighters at launch, four of them brand new; Capcom will continually add characters post launch

During the EVO 2015 Street Fighter 5 panel today, Capcom opened up the gates and let loose a tremendous amount of information pertaining to the game's future. We here at EventHubs got the chance to discuss this new information with the company, and in turn acquired details on Street Fighter 5's roster size, their goal of making Street Fighter into a growing platform, and much more.

Capcom got started by explaining their new content strategy for Street Fighter 5, and how it differs from previous iterations of the franchise.

"We're positioning Street Fighter 5 as more of a service," Capcom's Director of Brand Marketing & eSports, Matt Dahlgren, told us. "We're moving away from having a disc-based model, such as compilations like Super Street Fighter 4 or Ultra Street Fighter 4, and focusing on Street Fighter as a platform itself, which is going to grow over time."

"Our goal is to have a constantly evolving Street Fighter world that delivers fun for all different player types."

Capcom reiterated that the initial Street Fighter 5 disc will be the only one you'll ever need to own. Then they announced something that is sure to please most Street Fighter fans out there.

"Moving forward, all balance and system adjustments will be made available for free to players. All post launch gameplay related content can now be earned by playing the game," Dahlgren stated.

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Updated: Ken officially joins the Street Fighter 5 roster

Updated: Ken's official trailer, tons of screenshots, information on his "V" moves and more have been added to this story.

Earlier: This just in: A new warrior enters the ring!

At Capcom's Street Fighter 5 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the game's next playable fighter was revealed. Ken, the fiery, blonde shoto, officially joins the roster.

Ken is the fifth character to return from the last installment in the series, Street Fighter 4.

Polygon reports that Ken will be very different from Ryu this time around. He will no longer sport his trademark red gi, and will come equipped with a more "in-your-face" playstyle.

His V-Trigger is called Heat Rush and enhances all of his special moves, while his V-Skill, Quick Step, allows him to run towards the opponent, closing the gap quickly.

Here is some more information on Ken, courtesy of Better Gaming Bureau and Kayane.

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Additionally, it has been confirmed that there will be three phases of Street Fighter 5's beta testing. The first one begins on July 23rd on PlayStation 4, however, dates for the other two have not yet been revealed.

Hit the jump to check out Ken's official trailer.

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Azusa city council denies Super Arcade minor permit, efforts redouble to support Mike Watson's business

Recently, Mike Watson, owner of Super Arcade defended his business in court, with the city of Azusa, California holding a city council meeting over whether his business should be allowed to open there or not.

Unfortunately, his bid for a minor permit was denied based on claims that an arcade would bring crime, a lower quality of life for the city, and other similar claims. In the aftermath of this, Mike Watson is preparing for another council hearing, and the community is gearing up to do everything we can to support him.

Hit the jump for more details, how you can help, and an interview with Mike Watson himself.

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Day three of Capcom E3 Street Fighter 5 live stream

Update: It's the third and final day of E3. We've already learned so much in the way of Street Fighter 5, but perhaps Capcom has kept a surprise or two in the bag for today. Tune in at 12 p.m. PDT to find out.

Earlier: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is now underway, but the fighting game world is anticipating, with a special excitement, a particular company's live stream. Capcom will go live at 12pm PDT, and will be streaming all day until 6pm.

Though some major news, Birdie and Cammy joined the cast, dropped last night via Sony, we expect much more today from the Street Fighter creators themselves. Please watch with us, as Capcom reveals exciting new content for the highly anticipated Street Figther 5.

Here's the schedule for the day:


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See the stream by clicking the jump.

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Street Fighter 5 V-Trigger activates with damage, new defensive mechanic 'V-Skill' detailed; game released in March 2016 & new stage confirmed

In the latest issue of ShortList.com's gaming magazine, an article that provides some juicy details on Street Fighter 5 was featured.

We learn that moves such as Nash's teleport and Chun-Li's double fireball can be used while V-Trigger is activated. In order to do so, players must fill up their V-Gauge by taking damage.

Additionally, we learn of a new mechanic called "V-Skill." This is a defensive mechanic that allows for characters like Ryu to parry and M. Bison to reflect fireballs. While information on V-Skill is scarce, we're guessing it also utilizes the V-Gauge.

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Hit the jump to read more new information on Street Fighter 5.

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Want to play Street Fighter 5 at E3 this year? Win passes into the show from Capcom and EventHubs

Updated again: We've notified everyone who won a pass via the site's PM feature. Please make sure you check your site's PMs to see if you've won a pass.

We're very pleased to announce that Capcom is hooking up the fighting game community with over 70 passes to this year's E3 2015 show, where attendees can get hands on time with Street Fighter 5.

There are a few requirements, though.
  • You must be 17 years of age, or older, to win.
  • You need a valid government issued photo ID.
  • We ask that if you win, please have a way of traveling to E3 in Los Angeles, CA on June 16-18.
You can still win a pass, continue reading to find out how.

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New character "Jack-O" joins Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator roster

Last week, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator was officially announced. This updated version of Xrd is set to add new balance changes, characters, and more.

Another character was announced today via a Famitsu scan. Looks like Revelator will be getting a brand new character named Jack-O.

Jack-O works for the main villain in Xrd, That Man. Equipped on her is a ball and chain that mimics the face of the mask she appears to be holding.


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Kazumi revealed for Tekken 7 - gameplay trailer, artwork and screen shots

Kazumi revealed for Tekken 7

Kazumi Mishima was revealed this evening for Tekken 7. For those not familiar with her place in the Tekken universe, she's actually the wife of Heihachi, and mother of Kazuya.

Harada has previously stated that neither Jinpachi, Heihachi or Lars possessed the Devil-gene, which lead many to believe, prior to Tekken 7's San Diego Comic-Con trailer, that Kazumi was the first to have it, and therefore passed it on to Kazuya and Jin.

The SDCC clip subsequently proved this theory to be correct.

During a trailer for Tekken 7, Heihachi was revealed to be Kazumi's killer, which happened before the events of the first entry in the Tekken series.

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You can find Kazumi's gameplay trailer below.

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New BlazBlue due in 2016, may feature tag-team battles, over 30 characters -- creator Toshimichi Mori seeks fan feedback

The next installment of Arc System Works's BlazBlue 2D fighting game series may be coming, "sometime in 2016."

Or at least, that's the tentative release date BlazBlue's creator, Toshimichi Mori, is eyeing.

"I am planning to have the next story sometime next year and the next game will have the last 25% of the story," Mori said in an interview with Siliconera.

For this next game, Mori is thinking of pushing the playable character count up from 28 to over 30. Will Nine and Jubei -- characters Mori addressed in this previous interview -- finally be playable?

He is also toying around with the idea of a tag-team mechanic -- and is seeking fan feedback on it.

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New Street Fighter 5 trailer featuring M. Bison

M. Bison was just revealed officially for Street Fighter 5.

The official announcement was made by IGN, and you can find the trailer after the jump.

Below, you can find a bunch of images taken from the trailer, and get a good feel for the latest iteration of Street Fighter's main baddie, M. Bison.

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If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, here's his Super from the trailer in gif form, courtesy of EventHubs' very own Velociraptor.

The trailer can be found right below.

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Toryuken 4 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, RayRay, K-Brad, KDZ, KaneBlueRiver, Noel Brown, REO, Pimpimjim & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Toronto will be ablaze with action as Toryuken 4 is taking place.

The tournament will feature tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

At the event, you can expect to see Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, CTRL|RayRay, EG|K-Brad, EMP|KDZ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, UVG|Noel Brown, REO, GGA|Pimpimjim and more. Streaming duties will be handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Jack-7 revealed for Tekken 7, releases on May 19th in arcades

Jack-7 was revealed as a playable character for Tekken 7 this evening.

He's set to be released on May 19, 2015 in arcades, so if you're looking to get your hands on this popular fighting android, and you have access to an Tekken 7 arcade machine, you'll be in luck soon. Here are some screen grabs, along with his official artwork.

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You can find his launch trailer below.

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Mortal Kombat X patch adds balance changes, ping accuracy, ranked connection rejections and more

A patch for Mortal Kombat X on the PlayStation 4 is set to drop within the next few hours, and it offers a whole host of changes and improvements. A patch for the Xbox One is said to be dropping "soon."

There has been no word on when this update will be released for PC gamers.

Online players will be happy to know that higher ping accuracy will be included in this release, along with the ability to reject people in ranked match if their connection is too awful.

Today's update comes in at a nearly 4GB file size. From the looks of it, players on PlayStation 4 can already begin downloading it.

There are a considerable amount of balance changes as well, and you can find it all below.

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Yoshimitsu revealed for Tekken 7, playable on May 12th in arcades

Well, that was fast.

A short while after we ran a story that Japanese arcade Game Tsuji said Yoshimitsu would be playable in Tekken 7 on May 12, 2015, in arcades, Bandai Namco went ahead and released Yoshimitsu's trailer.

You can find the video below, along with screen grabs. Expect quite a bit of gameplay footage of this fighter in just under a week.

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