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Sony announces King of Fighters XIV for 2016

Sony has officially announced King of Fighters XIV during their presentation at Tokyo Game Show.

Seeing as only a teaser was shown, there wasn't a whole lot we could gather about the game, but we do see that the latest KOF will feature Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, and that it has adopted fully three-dimensional models.

This is a major departure from traditional KOF sprite-based models. It will be interesting to see how fans of the series react to such a change. Seeing as this is the first we've seen of the game, we keep in mind that the final product will likely be somewhat different from what we see here.

King of Fighters XIV is expected to release in Japan sometime next year, according to reports.

You can see a few shots from the trailer below:

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Hit the jump to see the teaser trailer.

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We're hiring again! Become an EventHubs Web Content Contributor - Applications closed

Application window now closed: We've stopped accepting applications for this position now. Thanks to everyone who applied.

That's right, folks. We're hiring again. This time, our editorial team is expanding, and we're looking for a Web Content Contributor to join our staff.

This is an entry level, part-time position with roughly 16 hours per week commitment needed (to start). We will eventually ramp this position up to a full-time equivalent, depending on how fast this person is able to get up to speed. Pay will depend on experience.

This position will entail:
• Tracking down leads, coming up with ideas for content, and keeping up-to-date on the fighting game community.
• Generating stories for the site's front page.
• Supplemental tournament coverage.
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Street Fighter 5's second brand new fighter revealed - Rashid joins the fray

Updated: Direct feed of Rashid's official trailer and some off-screen footage has been added to this story.

Earlier: Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono had been teasing left and right with pictures of whirlwinds and various gust effects, and now we finally know what it was all pointing at.

This morning, during the Games '15 event in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Ono took to the stage to reveal Street Fighter 5's latest brand new character, Rashid, who joins Necalli, who we first saw at EVO 2015, in being a Street Fighter 5 newcomer.

This story will be updated with images and video footage as it becomes available. Hit the jump to check it out, and please keep checking back as more content will keep being added.

Below is an image of Rashid courtesy of MakuXV and Bas Gros Poing.

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Responsive design beta launched on EventHubs - note about mobile app store redirects

Responsive design beta launched on EventHubs

Our tech team, TheUncharted, ArrogantAmateur and AdaptiveTrigger, have been hard at work making our site's design responsive.

For those unfamiliar with the term, in a nut shell, EventHubs will now automatically resize itself to whatever size screen you're viewing it on.

This is a beta launch of our responsive design, so you may notice some bugs and other issues. Please report them below in the comments as you discover problems.

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Street Fighter 5 pre-order costumes and collector's edition revealed for North America

Just this morning, Capcom unveiled the first set of alternate costumes for Street Fighter 5. These outfits will become available to those who pre-order the game at select retailers.

Check out the costumes below.

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Which costume you get will be dependent upon where you pre-order. The breakdown is as follows:

Gamestop - Battle Costume Ryu
Best Buy - Battle Costume Cammy
Amazon - Battle Costume M. Bison
PlayStation Store/PC Digital: Battle Costume Chun-Li

Hit the jump for details on the collector's edition.

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R. Mika announced for Street Fighter 5

Update: A trailer, images, information about R. Mika and her V-Skill and V-Trigger have been added to this story.

The latest character for Street Fighter 5 has been officially unveiled, and it's the enthusiastic wrestlerette of Street Fighter Alpha 3 fame, R. Mika.

This falls in line with statements made by Ono earlier this week, saying that he finally got his wish.

R. Mika joins fellow Alpha series alumni Charlie Nash and Birdie in being revitialized for Street Fighter.

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Hit the jump to view her official trailer.

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Capcom Cup date and location announced, will take place during Playstation Experience

Though it's been quite a while coming, the date and location for Capcom Cup 2015 has finally been announced.

The event will take place on Sunday, December 6th, at the Playstation Experience event in San Francisco, California. For any Street Fighter fan, this will be a major event, with a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs in a competition that's been lined up all year.

Regular PSX passes can be purchased for entry into spectating the event. You can also purchase a Capcom Cup VIP Package in addition to your ticket, which gets you front area seating, a goodie bag, and exclusive access to the Capcom Cup after party.

Be sure to check out the listed website for more details concerning the Playstation Experience event.

Hit the jump for some more details about ticketing.

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Kim Wu confirmed in Killer Instinct season 3

With Rash's official Killer Instinct season 3 trailer, we saw a glimpse of what many believe to be returning KI fighter Kim Wu. Today, it looks like we have confirmation from Ultra-Combo that the KI2 veteran is indeed making a comeback.

Rukari "rukizzel" Austin, Killer Instinct's community manager, created a sub-forum for Kim Wu over on Ultra-Combo. As an introduction to the new character section, we see the following written: "If we were to do Season 3 of Killer Instinct, we would definitely have Kim Wu return. Well guess what, we're doing Season 3. Tell us your thoughts about Kim Wu."

Below you can see the teaser images shown in Rash's official trailer that many believe to be pointing to Kim Wu.

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Kim Wu fights with nunchaku, and is the second fighter to be confirmed for Killer Instinct's third season.

What would you like to see from the fan-favorite Killer Instinct 2 warrior in season 3? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Ultra-Combo. Sent in by nightmaresteam.

Killer Instinct season 3 announced, Rash from Battletoads revealed as playable character

During Microsoft's media briefing at Gamescom, it was officially announced that Killer Instinct will be receiving a third season. KI season 3 is set to be released in March of 2016 and will be released both on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Cross-platform play will be supported in KI season 3, and all controllers/fightstick will work on Windows.

Not only that, but the new season will indeed feature guest characters, the first of which is Rash from Battletoads.

Players that own Killer Instinct or Rare Replay can try out Rash way ahead of time starting today August 4th at 10 a.m. PDT. The test period will last until September 8, 2015 at 12 a.m. PDT.

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Rash is still in development, so his appearance, move set, and more are likely to change by the time he is officially released in March 2016. Check out Rash's teaser trailer and a list of his current moves below.

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We're hiring again! Become an EventHubs Web Assistant - Application deadline Aug. 10th

Updated:We're looking over applications now and I'm once again humbled by the talent that we're seeing. The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 10th at noon PST.

We're hiring again! Our team is expanding and we're looking for another web assistant to join our staff. This is an entry level, part-time position with roughly 16 hours per week commitment needed. Pay will depend on experience.

If you have an interest in learning how to develop websites under a full-stack developer, we’d like to hear from you.

Learning opportunities for this position will include:
• Implementing HTML/CSS from Photoshop mock-ups.
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Vega joins the Street Fighter 5 roster

It was just announced this morning that Vega, the Spanish ninja, will be joining the Street Fighter 5 playable roster.

Vega is back from Street Fighter 4 with a fresh, new look. As stated in the official press release, Vega is still quick on his feet (and in the air), but this time has access to two different fighting styles: claw and no-claw.

When in the no-claw style, Vega is given the ability to perform command throws and obtains some new attack properties. It should be noted that once Vega gets his claw knocked off from taking damage, he can no longer pick it up. Learning how to fight with the no-claw style will be very important for Vega players in SF5.

His V-Trigger, Bloody Kiss, allows him to throw a speeding rose at his opponent and follow quickly behind it to land a series of powerful attacks. Vega's V-Skill, Matador Turn, on the other hand, allows him to dodge an opponent's incoming attack and choose whether or not to counterattack with a strike that knocks them down.

Those attending Gamescom this week will be able to get their hands on Vega and Street Fighter 5's first brand new fighter Necalli for the first time, as an all new build of the game will be available at the Sony Booth in Hall 7 Booth C-020.

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You can check out his official reveal trailer after the jump.

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And the winner is... See which characters EventHubs readers voted as most wanted for future updates of Mortal Kombat X

Update: The votes are in, 2,937 votes to be exact, and you've chosen who you want to see in possible future Mortal Kombat X updates.

You've voted Noob Saibot as first with 209 votes, then Frost and Rain both with 186 votes, Fujin with 182 votes and Smoke with 157 votes as your top five hopefuls should MKX release new DLC characters in the future. You can hit the jump below to see the full results.

Earlier: Mortal Kombat X has finally finished releasing the first Kombat Pack, featuring the four DLC characters Jason, Tanya, Predator and Tremor. During their Tremor Kombat Kast, developers briefly hinted at the possibility for another Kombat Pack, and therefore more new characters.

With the success of MKX thus far, evidenced by the popularity of the Mortal Kombat ESL Pro League, and attendance numbers at major events such as EVO 2015, few would be surprised if developers continued to generate new content for the game.

With a massive cast of characters from previous titles, possibilities are vast. Having experienced about four months of MKX now, we'd like to hear who you'd want to see as playable in the latest Mortal Kombat universe.

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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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