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Rumor: Is Palutena, Goddess of Light, the next Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS combatant? Screenshots show possible leak at a new playable character

To start off, we'd like to stress very heavily that as of now, this is nothing more than a rumor. Earlier this morning, two screenshots were leaked onto online Smash Bros. forums, and they have been dissected non-stop ever since.

Without anybody being able to find any correlation between this model of Palutena and prior models of her (from Super Smash Bros. Brawl cutscenes and Kid Icarus: Uprising), this is looking more and more to be the real deal.

In an extra twist, you might notice in the second picture that Palutena has a power star from Mario attached to her belt, lending even more credence to this being a new model made for Nintendo's all-star crossover fight fest.

It's hard to say if it's true or not as of yet, but we know which way we're leaning. Hit the jump to check out the two alleged 3DS screenshots of Palutena, Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus series.

Apex 2014 results, battle logs and stream archive featuring Mango, Mew2King, Armada, Dr. PeePee, Hungrybox, Wobbles, Leffen and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for all games present at the event.

It's that time of the year again. Apex 2014 is upon us, and being the biggest tournament in the world for all Super Smash Bros. titles, you can count on some heavy Nintendo action this weekend.

In case Super Smash Bros. isn't your cup of tea, there's no need to worry. Besides Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as the fan-made Project M, games such as Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and many more are being featured as well.

Practically every Super Smash Bros. player worth of note is attending this event, and being on the East Coast you can count on several heavy hitters outside of Smash showing up for the other games as well. Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, CLASHtournaments, 8WAYRUN and Bifuteki.

Hit the jump to check out the livestreams as well as battle logs and early results, being updated as they happen.

Beta test: Tiers application for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 on EventHubs

For the last several months we've been working on a new tiers application for EventHubs, and today we're opening up the first stage of the process to the general public for beta testing.

You can now vote on all of the match ups for all of the characters in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, along with viewing the results of the individual match up votes.

It's important to point out that compiled results (an overview of all of the fighters with weighted scores) are not available — yet. These will be coming in the near future.

Also, there are discussion areas now available for all of the match ups in SSF4 AE v2012, so if you want to share any tips or advice you've learned through the years, feel free to add them into the mix.

For those of you who don't yet have a free EventHubs account and still want to see the section, here are some screen shots.


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While this is a beta phase, all of your votes and comments will be rolled over into the final version of the application automatically.

If you're curious what other features are planned, hit the jump to see a rundown.

EventHubs tiers project coming soon - will support 27 games and all future major releases, updated daily

Today, we're announcing that a brand new tiers section for EventHubs will be launching in the near future.

This will support 27 games when it's released in its finished form, have match ups and stats for characters, plus provide discussion areas so you can talk about and share strategies on how to overcome things like the Zangief vs. Sagat set in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Everyone in the community will have a chance to vote on the game's match ups, but we'll also have a scoring system in place to help ensure better accuracy, and avoid people trying to troll the system.

Tiers are a constantly evolving thing, and it's not uncommon for them to become outdated soon after they're put out into the wild. To help alleviate this, our tier listings will be updated around every 12 to 24 hours with brand new data from the community, so you can watch as certain match ups and characters evolve in the rankings.

In the very short term future, we'll be putting a beta release out to our subscribers so they'll get first crack at the new section, and can leave their feedback directly with our team.

Hit the jump to read more.

Defend the North results, stream archives and battle logs ft. ChrisG, Flocker, Dieminion, Yipes, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly and more

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Defend the North, along with battle logs and a stream archive.

Prepare yourselves for Defend the North, a tournament taking place in New York City, which features AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|Flocker, EMP|Dieminion, EMP|IFC Yipes, FNEX|K-Brad and many more.

The games in the lineup are Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core +R and others.

Streaming duties are being handled by TeamSp00ky, TS|Arturo Sanchez and Bifuteki. Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule for the event.

King Dedede revealed as next fighter in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS - artwork and screenshots

Kirby's large, royal rival is making a return in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS. King Dedede is back to bash people with his giant hammer.

Much like each of the previously announced combatants, King Dedede has his own profile page over on the Super Smash Bros. official website that contains artwork and screenshots. You can check out the images of King Dedede in action below, and be sure to hit the jump for more.

Zelda revealed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS - artwork and screen shots

Zelda was revealed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS on Christmas day. She was unveiled to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Japan.

The game's director, Masahiro Sakurai, noted that "It's great to see so many female characters this time around."

Below you'll find her official artwork and a handful of screen shots. Hit the jump to view them all.

Stars flying, dress-clad backflips and planet-kissing - Screenshots and art for Rosalina, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS' latest newcomer

With the reveal of a new character, we always get a bunch of screenshots uploaded to the official Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS homepage, and the same is true this time. Not only that, but we've also got a beautiful piece of official art for our latest newcomer.

Hit the jump to check out several screenshots from the Wii U version, a shot from the 3DS version, and some official art for Rosalina and Luma.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS newcomer announced - Rosalina and Luma join the battle

After a drought of new playable characters lasting since E3 earlier this year, Nintendo finally decided to share another newcomer with us, and look no further — it's Rosalina, who originated in Super Mario Galaxy, together with her trusty Luma sidekick.

This was announced today in a Nintendo Direct aimed at releases set for next year, and with Super Smash Bros. set for 2014, they decided to throw us a surprise character. If you're wondering about "surprise", check the trailer to see what I mean.

Hit the jump for the video.

Capcom announces online training mode, improved team battle and more - new USF4 trailer

During the Capcom Cup stream today, Capcom revealed a brand new Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer that shows off many of the game's new modes and features.

We get to see Red Focus and Ultra Combo Double in action, along some of the new modes that were just announced today. Online training mode, and an improved team battle experience are being added to USF4.

Players can get their hands on the digital update in early June, and a retail version will follow in August.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

Updated: Capcom Cup location test contains brand new build of USF4, new stages included - check out the reported change list here

Updated: New character changes added.

EventHubs' very own Catalyst and TheUncharted are currently on the scene at Capcom Cup, and there, they are collecting information on Ultra Street Fighter 4.

This location test contains a new version of USF4 with new changes across the board. We will be posting character and general change information in this story here throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking to stay updated.

We have also received word that the new stages are in this build. Surely, we'll see footage of them some time today, so keep an eye out.

Hit the jump to get started.

Eliza revealed for Tekken Revolution, female vampire character

Namco Bandai put out a video of the newest character for Tekken Revolution, Eliza. This is the female vampire character who was voted in by the fans, and now we get our first look at her in action.

Poll voting for this character opened up in July of this year, and Harada-san revealed the results at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, noting that the Sexy Female Tekken Force Character and Shin Kamiya placed 2nd and 3rd respectively, in the fan voting.

Eliza took home top honors in the votes, and now we get our first look at her in action. According to Famitsu, she'll be playable on December 19, 2013, but this is likely for the Japanese release. Hit the jump to view the clip.

NEC 14 results and stream archives, Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 ft. ChrisG, Flocker, Justin Wong, Filipino Champ and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Northeast Championships 14 is running this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania.

Notable players in attendance include: AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Neo, CTRL|RayRay, EMP|CD Jr., UVG|Noel Brown, Ranmasama, TA|Moons, BT|Clockw0rk, XAN|DJ Houshen, EMP|Sanford Kelly, AquaSilk, PIE|Smug, KaneBlueRiver, and many more.

Additionally, NEC 14 is home to another Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test, so expect to see more footage of Capcom's upcoming patch.

Hit the jump for the live stream, and find more information about this event.

3rd Topanga A League results, standings, battle logs and more, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tournament

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for this year's Topanga A League.

With the B League having come and gone, it's time for the main stage, and the Topanga A League to commence. The league will have a online round robin format between the 12 participating players, which will later be narrowed down to the top 6, who will battle it out offline in a new round robin, battling for the top 3 payout.

This year's Topanga A League lineup is as follows: MCZ|Daigo (Ryu), RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long), HORI|Sako (Ibuki), Bonchan (Sagat), Uryo (C. Viper), Haitani (Makoto), Kazunoko (Yun), EG|Momochi (Ken), MCZ|Mago (Fei Long), Dashio (Seth), wao (Oni) and Michael-tan (Ken).

The prize money for the first place finisher is as high as 1 million yen ($10,175), so the stakes are definitely high. Prizes for second and third place aren't anything to scoff at either, reaching 300.000 yen ($3,052.50) and 150,000 yen ($1,526.25) respectively.

Hit the jump to check out our live coverage of the event, with standings, battle logs, results and more.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 hitting consoles in 'early June', Capcom Cup detailed, may hold a new build of USF4

According to a recent post over at Capcom-Unity from Peter "Combofiend" Rosas, Capcom have decided to release Ultra Street Fighter 4 as a downloadable add-on to Street Fighter 4 on XBLA and PSN in early June, priced at $14.99. There will also be a full bundle, for those who don't own the current version, available for both digital and retail purchase at $39.99.

This, says Rosas, is to make sure that people have time to practice the new iteration before EVO 2014, which will be taking place in early July.

For people playing on PC the game will be available a bit later, in August. To compensate for the wait, the full bundle will be priced $10 lower at $29.99.

Hit the jump to check out the Capcom Cup schedule, and a few more details about Capcom Cup.


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