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Mortal Kombat XL announced for 'PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only' - will feature all characters, costumes, and content in one package

NetherRealm Studios has announced a new version of Mortal Kombat X.

"Mortal Kombat XL" will feature all of the game's playable characters (including the upcoming fighters in Kombat Pack 2), costumes, and content. This version is essentially the komplete edition that we've seen for previous Mortal Kombat titles.

We see in the trailer that new costumes will also come included in this package, along with a new stage fatality.

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Mortal Kombat XL is scheduled for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release on March 1st. NetherRealm Studios community specialist Tyler Lansdown has confirmed over on Test Your Might that Mortal Kombat XL and kombat pack 2 will not be available on PC.

You can check out the trailer below.

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Updated: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator adds new fighter Kum Haehyun, Hades Izanami to join BlazBlue: Central Fiction's playable cast

Updated: A trailer featuring Hades Izanami in BlazBlue: Central Fiction has been added to this story. Hit the jump to check it out.

Earlier: In the latest issue of Famitsu, Arc System Works has revealed two new playable fighters for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator and BlazBlue: Central Fiction, respectively.

First up, a brand new fighter is set to join Revelator. The Famitsu scan shows a character named Kum Haehyun, who actually appears to be a female fighter that pilots a robot in battle.

On January 28th, BlazBlue: Central Fiction is receiving an arcade update. At this time, Hades Izanami will make her playable debut.

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Garchomp, standard Mewtwo, and Braxien revealed as playable in Pokkèn Tournament

CoroCoro magazine -- a publication specializing in toys and video games that are relative to manga series -- leaked a page containing three character reveals for the upcoming Pokkèn Tournament.

Garchomp, standard Mewtwo, and Braxien will all be joining the cast as playable fighters.

According to Serebii, Garchomp will use such moves as Sand Tomb and Rush, and will also have the ability to mega-evolve. Braxien is set to be a ranged fighter, using projectile attacks such as Fire Blast.

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We've already seen Shadow Mewtwo, the game's boss character, unveiled. Now it looks like his standard counterpart is joining the fray.

Source: Serebii. Sent in by Assassin4than, Josephtwaddle, and SmokeRulz.

Activision Blizzard acquires the business of Major League Gaming on their path towards becoming 'The ESPN of eSports'

Activision Blizzard has officially purchased Major League Gaming.

Acquiring MLG will mean that Activision Blizzard will now control one of the strongest live streaming figures in eSports. This is a big step for Activision Blizzard as they expand their influence through the world of eSports.

MLG has run tournaments for fighting game franchises such as Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. in the past, so it will be very interesting to see what impact this could have on the FGC should they decide to deal in fighting games again.

Hit the jump to see the official press release.

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Daigo donates all of his Capcom Cup prize money to the EVO scholarship fund, Skisonic named this year's winner

Whether it be the way he expertly controls characters in a game, or the way he beautifully reveals his own character in real life, MCZ|Daigo Umehara never fails to wow the fighting game community.

For his second place finish in this year's Capcom Cup, Daigo received a $60,000 check, but The Beast is keeping none of that for himself. Instead, Daigo is donating all of his winnings to the EVO scholarship fund, an entity that grants gamers an opportunity to attend game development college.

This year's scholarship winner was none other than Christian "Skisonic" Sutton. A regular commentator at EVO, Shoryuken's tournament series and largest fighting game event of the year, Skisonic was also a part of the Wakeup SRK podcast, which ran from May 2011 to April 2013.

Hit the jump to see Daigo's statement on the matter.

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Corrin and Bayonetta revealed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; Cloud available later today

Update: Bayonetta, synonymous with her home game's title, is joining the battle. Cloud Strife will be available for download later today, along with a collection of brand new Mii Fighter outfits. We have added hi-res images of Cloud in action, along with his official reveal trailer.

Bayonetta was voted the most popular potential character in Europe, fifth most popular in the US and was the most popular world wide.

Brand new Amiibos for Ryu, Roy, R.O.B. Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta are also on the way.

Earlier: We just learned that yet another Fire Emblem character will be joining the world of Super Smash Brothers. Corrin joins the battle, but is not primarily a sword fighter like his fellow Fire Emblem characters.

Corrin can actually change between being male and female, though we understand that this will not affect his game play. Below are images from the Nintendo Direct stream thus far.

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Hit the jump to see more, including Corrin and Bayonetta's reveal trailers.

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Street Fighter's Akuma joins Tekken 7 in 'Fated Retribution'

Updated: We've added HD footage from the official video, along with artwork, screen shots and the new logo into this story.

Earlier: Akuma was revealed for Tekken 7 Fated Retribution today, an update to the arcade release of the game.

It contains enhanced graphics, new costumes, and of course Akuma from Street Fighter. Harada also said more new characters will be announced for the game, too.

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You can find more screen shots and the official HD video below.

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F.A.N.G revealed as Street Fighter 5's final launch character

Updated: V-move information, tons of screenshots, and an official trailer have been added to this story.

Earlier: During Sony's keynote, Capcom unveiled the latest for Street Fighter 5.

F.A.N.G joins the fray as the final playable character for the game's launch roster. He is the self-proclaimed second in command at Shadaloo, and introduces a new mechanic to Street Fighter 5: poison.

When poison attacks connect, they will slowly drain the opponent's life bar until F.A.N.G is hit or the poison runs out. F.A.N.G fights with long-range, poisonous attacks and uses slippery movements to frustrate and breakdown his opponents.

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Capcom reveals the identities of Street Fighter 5's first six DLC characters, 2016 season pass announced

Updated: Season pass pricing information, Zenny breakdown, and more have been added to this story.

Earlier: Capcom has officially revealed who the first six Street Fighter 5 DLC characters will be.

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As a reminder, all of the characters that are released post launch can be unlocked for free, using the game's Fight Money currency.

For those of you who want to get them right away though, a 2016 season pass was announced, allowing players to purchase all six of the DLC fighters and gain access to them right as they are released.

It is already available for pre-purchase in North America, and will become available in Europe on launch. The season pass will run for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99.

Hit the jump for more details.

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Ralf, Billy Kane, Angel, Kula, King, and 50 character roster confirmed for King of Fighters 14

Updated with higher quality trailer, screen shots, gameplay mode notes: We've updated this story with a new direct capture trailer and higher quality images and some minor notes about the gameplay modes.

A brand new King of Fighters 14 trailer was shown during PlayStation Experience's press conference.

In it, we see a slew of new characters confirmed. Ralf, Billy Kane, Angel, Kula, and King will all be playable.

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Additionally, the trailer reveals that the game will have 50 characters.

Check it out after the jump, along with additional details.

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Leatherface, Xenomorph from Alien, Sektor(?), and Bo Rai Cho revealed for Mortal Kombat X

A trailer has just hit the internet that confirms all four of Mortal Kombat X's upcoming Kombat Pack 2 characters.

Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, a Xenomorph from Alien, Bo Rai Cho, and what appears to be Sektor have all made the cut. Though the helmet for the final aforementioned character is red in the trailer, some are speculating that this might actually be a hybrid of Cyrax, Sektor, and possibly Smoke.

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Check out the trailer below.

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Why it doesn't matter whether or not Daigo is washed up in Street Fighter 4

When MCZ|Daigo loses a set, people tend to lose their minds. Just a few days ago, Daigo lost a first to seven set to Kazunoko at Topanga League without winning a single match.

This struck people as so unprecedented that it caused quite a buzz. Some of us even wrote in-depth analysis articles trying to explain how and why it happened.

Amongst all the civil discussions about Daigo's downfall, many were very quick to exclaim, as is almost always the case, that Daigo is washed up, not as good as he once was and certainly no longer the best.

The following day The Beast turned around and won Topanga League, making him the only competitor to ever win back to back Topangas.

Even in light of this win, Daigo very well might not be the best, or as good as he once was... but that really is inconsequential at this point.

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Andy Bogard confirmed playable in King of Fighters 14

A brand new King of Fighters 14 teaser trailer has been released by SNK Playmore.

Today, Andy Bogard is confirmed as the next playable character to enter the ring. The trailer shows a quick glimpse of what he can do, giving us a look at his fireball, elbow strike, and trademark leaping kick.

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You can check out the official trailer below.

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Nine added as playable character in BlazBlue Central Fiction

Konoe A. Mercury, also referred as Nine in the BlazBlue series, has been a known, albeit unplayable character for some time now. But according to the most recent issue of Famitsu, her days of sitting on the bench are over.

Nine will be a playable fighter in BlazBlue Central Fiction. Below, you can check out a few shots of her in-game.

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We'll likely be seeing much more of Nine very soon, as BlazBlue Central Fiction is set for a Japanese arcade release on November 19th, 2015.

Source: Famitsu. Via Siliconera. Sent in by icejohn and Sarcastic_Black_Koshinomi.

Street Fighter 5 beta tutorial launches on PlayStation 4, Gouken makes appearance

A 2.3 gigabyte update for the Street Fighter 5 beta just dropped for PlayStation 4 users, and it adds a tutorial mode to the game.

This tutorial walks players through the very basics of fighting games, plus a few specific things for SF5. It starts off with simply moving forward to the opponent, then covers things like high and low attacks, along with how to block.

It finishes off with using Ryu's V-Skill and V-Trigger. This is all presented with a story, which features Gouken, along with Ken and Ryu in their Street Fighter Alpha costumes.

Once the tutorial ends, that's apparently all of the new content that's currently available, as it jumps you back to the title screen. You can find screen shots below, along with a video.

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