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Tokyo Game Show 2018 CPT Premier Event live stream ft. Tokido, NL, Fujimura, OilKing, Verloren, Daigo, Xian, Justin Wong, Nemo, Fuudo, Sako and more

Update: This story is being updated with live results as they occur.

Tokyo Game Show 2018 is in full swing, with tons of game announcements and other fun stuff going on at the venue, as it's one of (if not the very) biggest gaming expos in all of Japan.

As has become tradition by now, it's also hosting a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so there's some serious Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition action coming up this weekend.

With a whopping 723 entrants, I'm fairly sure that this makes it the biggest Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition event of the year besides EVO events, though correct me in the comments if I'm wrong.

Among these 700+ names, you can find familiar faces such as FOX|Tokido, UYU|NL, FD|Fujimura, UYU|OilKing, Fursan|Verloren, CYG|Daigo, RZR|Xian, FOX|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nemo, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, RB|Bonchan, Gachikun, Ghost|NuckleDu, FOX|Momochi, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Mago, OC|Gafro, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, GRPT|MOV, Surugaya|Machabo, FD|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, SZY|Mizuha, FAV|Ryuusei, AB|Poongko, Ponos|Moke, WP|Daikokugo, AB|StormKubo, CO|Go1, YHC-Mochi, Trashbox, UYU|Jeondding, Nishikin, Talon|HotDog29, AB|Kichipa-mu, Mishie, Talon|Denesis, AB|Gunfight, FD|Johnny, FD|Haku, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, FD|Otani, CYG|PR Balrog, P2G|Harumy, Reiketsu and Saisak... But of course, many more besides them as well.

This year is also special, as an extra prize pot has been added — which is probably why so many people have gathered. Over $90,000 is up for grabs, and you can read more about the details of the prizing here.

Streaming will be done, as is customary for Premier Events, at Capcom Fighters.

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Soul Calibur 6 to receive an open network test for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One beginning September 28

We're now less than a month away from the release of Soul Calibur 6 in October, but it looks like we won't need to wait too much longer to get our hands on the game in the comfort of our own homes for those of us that aren't lucky enough to attend Tokyo Game Show 2018 to see the final build of the game.

Bandai Namco announced today that Soul Calibur 6 will receive an open network test for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players with servers going online next Friday, September 28th, at 8:00 a.m. PDT.

There will be 15 characters and nine stages available to players during the beta / network test time period with the main focus being on testing Soul Calibur 6's Ranked Matches though no other modes like Training have been detailed.

Interested players will have the opportunity to download the Soul Calibur 6 network test client starting on September 27th at 8:00 a.m. PDT via the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace though no PC version of the beta have been announced.

This network test is scheduled to last from the morning of September 28th through September 30th at 8:00 p.m. PDT, so players will have the entire weekend to test out the game's online functionality and the majority of the cast.

Bandai Namco has not specified whether players will need a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership to participate, but the network test will likely follow other betas that require the subscription. You can take a look at the publisher's full announcement below.


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Nintendo shares renders for a new Crafted Yoshi and other alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate including Meta Ridley and Pikachu Libre

Different colored costumes have been around in Super Smash Bros. since the beginning though full on alternate costumes were not really added to the series until Brawl unless you want to count Daisy's color for Peach.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS added many more alternate costumes to the game to which Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears to be including all of the previous ones plus adding new outfits to the mix.

Nintendo recently released new character renders for some of the alternate costumes found in the game plus its newest character Isabelle which were picked up by Source Gaming.

These new renders include the brand new costumes found in Smash Ultimate including a previously unreleased version of Yoshi that appears to be based on his upcoming game, Yoshi's Crafted World.

Pikachu Libre, Meta Ridley, the female Pokémon trainer, male Inkling, classic Link and Mario's Wedding plus Mario Maker costumes are all shown off among previous alternate costumes like the original Bayonetta and Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children's Cloud.

These renders do not show some previous costumes like Wario's classic look, so we may need to wait until the game releases to find out just how many extra costumes are in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. You can check out the alternate renders in the gallery below and Source Gaming's video after the jump.

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Earn 3,300 FM in this week's Street Fighter 5 missions as 'A Short-Tailed Bat Colony' returns; plus complete Cammy's Fiona costume

Friday is here once again which means the weekend is just about to kick off, but more important than that is new missions and Extra Battles are now available in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

The standard amount of Fight Money is available this week, as 3,300 FM is up for grabs with 'A Short-Tailed Bat Colony' being the big earner this week which you may need to complete the latest crossover costume in the game.

The final piece of Cammy's Fiona costume is now available to receive in Extra Battle as the newest crossover outfit from Haunting Ground. It'll cost you 2,500 FM to attempt each battle, but be wary because she won't exactly go easy on you this time around.

A boss version of Zangief is also available to fight in Extra Battle this week as the 'Ultra Heavy Weight Champion.' Defeating him will earn you a special title or 10,000 character experience though each attempt will cost you 1,000 FM.

Cheaper Fortune Tickets are also still up for grabs by defeating Balrog in his 'Mike' costume for a half price chance at a draw for Fighting Chance.

You can take a look at the missions and battles available below plus how to complete them all after the jump.

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EGX 2018 early results, stream ft. Problem X, Phenom, Luffy, GamerBee, Shakz, BigBird, John Takeuchi, Akainu, AngryBird, Hurricane, Broski and more

Update: This story has been updated with full day 1 results.

The European Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour 2018 are upon us this weekend.

They're taking place at EGX 2018, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and the vast majority of European competitors have come out to compete, though a few out-of-towners will be showing up as well.

This year, the Regional Open Event effectively functions as its own Premier event, with points on the line, and players not eligible for the Europe finals are still allowed to partake. This portion of the event will end on Saturday, while Sunday hosts the European finals themselves, in a top 8 bracket.

Players set to compete at this event are Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, CYG|GamerBee, FNATIC|Shakz, NASR|BigBird, Liquid|John Takeuchi, FNATIC|Akainu, NASR|AngryBird, exceL|Hurricane, Method|Broski, iG|Jiewa, NVD|SaltyKid, FE|Humanbomb, NVD|Momi, exceL|Infexious, Method|Packz, Will2Pac, Ryan Hart, JonesArcade, ROGDSC|RASS, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Cobelcog, exceL|Isam, Konsollsport|Ixion, Shivryuken, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, exceL|Brian, ImStillDaDaddy, NVD|Veggey, GunSlinga, EnVyUS|Layo, Unilad|Boltstrike, Atrosh, Gen1us and of course, many more.

The players currently set to compete in the European grand finals on Sunday are, in order of seeding — NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, NASR|AngryBird, exceL|Hurricane, ROGDSC|RASS, FNATIC|Akainu and NVD|Momi. This is because the 4th placer, SSYSDR|SwagSkheletor, could not make it to the event.

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Infiltration not competing at Tokyo Game Show Capcom Pro Tour Premier event this weekend due to investigation of domestic violence allegations

Seonwoo "PG|Infiltration" Lee will not be competing at this weekend's Capcom Pro Tour Premier event at Tokyo Game Show 2018, due to a current investigation into allegations of domestic violence. Infiltration's sponsor, Panda Global, released this statement.

"With the ongoing investigation, Infiltration will not be competing at TGS this weekend," Panda Global wrote on Twitter.

Earlier this week, allegations of Lee being involved in domestic violence against the woman that he married in 2017 surfaced online. Panda Global provided a statement on the matter yesterday, saying that their organization is conducting a thorough investigation.

"We are taking the claims against Infiltration's alleged domestic violence seriously, and are conducting a thorough investigation into these claims," Panda Global stated. "If the claims are substantiated we will take appropriate action."

Lee had been posting photos and documenting various aspects of his trip to Tokyo on his Twitter account, before Panda Global released their statements on Twitter. At this time, he has not made any public statements about the allegations.

Infiltration is currently ranked 7th in the Capcom Pro Tour 2018 standings, he holds 1,600 CPT points.

He is considered one of the strongest Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition players on the scene today. The last major Street Fighter 5 event he attended was EVO 2018 back in early August.

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Android 17 Dragon Ball FighterZ screenshots and stats released

Updated: We have added more screenshots of Android 17 to our story.

Earlier: Android 17 was recently revealed as the final DLC character for season 1 of Dragon Ball FighterZ. So far, all we've seen of the character is the original V-Jump magazine scan where he was first announced.

While we wait for the official gameplay trailer for Android 17, we can check out some brand new screenshots of the new character thanks to the Japanese Dragon Ball FighterZ website.

Over on the character's page, Bandai Namco has shared two in-game screenshots of Android 17, as well his official artwork.

In addition to that, we now have a look at Android 17's Dragon Ball FighterZ stats. These include letter grades for Power, Speed, Reach, Technique, Energy, and Ease of Use.

It is still unclear when we can expect Android 17 to be released as a DLC character in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but many are thinking he will launch alongside Cooler — Frieza's brother — on September 28th. So far, every DLC character release for Dragon Ball FighterZ has come in pairs: Bardock and Broly, Fused Zamasu and Vegito Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, and Base Goku and Base Vegeta.

On the website, Android 17's description reads as follows: "With overwhelming quickness, he always makes the first move and specializes in pressuring his opponent in keeping the pressure up this way, an infighter focused on speed."

"When the opponent moves in to attack, he'll give them a taste of their own medicine with his Super Electric Strike!"

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition headed to Nintendo Switch

Another fighting game is being added to the Nintendo Switch library. Arc System Works announced at Tokyo Game Show 2018 today that the handheld / console hybrid will be seeing the release of BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition.

No other details about the game were divulged at this time, though the "Special Edition" moniker seems to suggest a complete version of the game — meaning the original game, plus all of the added content together in one package. We won't know for sure, however, until we receive more information on the upcoming Switch title.

BlazBlue: Central Fiction first released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on October 6th, 2016. it was followed by a North American launch on November 1st, 2016, and ultimately saw a worldwide PC release the next year on April 26th.

The 2D fighter features classic BlazBlue characters on its roster such as Ragna the Bloodedge, Noel Vermillion, Litchi Faye Ling, Bang Shishigami, and many more. It also added newcomers like Nine the Phantom, Naoto Kurogane, and Izanami.

A handful of DLC characters were also added to the roster, including Jubei, Es, and Mai Natsume.

A photo showing the announcement being made at the Tokyo Game Show panel was shared on Twitter by kamone1006. Arc System Works also confirmed it on Twitter.

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Data-miner X-Kira correctly predicted Dojo Mode and Darkstalkers costumes in Street Fighter 5; let's take another look at what else may be on the way

Data-mining is making it harder and harder for developers to hide or ready code for future or cut content in video games which gives us a look at many things that were never meant for our eyes — an enticing prospect to many.

The data-miner known as X-Kira released a large amount of alleged content that would reportedly be coming to Street Fighter 5 after the game released, and a good number of what he's "predicted" has turned out to be real so far including the number of new and legacy characters in Street Fighter 5 Season 3.

Dojo Mode and new Darkstalkers costumes — specifically Felicia for Menat — were announced earlier this week, and they have both been detailed by X-Kira on multiple occasions in the past. As such, we're going to take another look at what other content may still be on the way though his track record hasn't been perfect, so take everything with a healthy grain of salt still.

X-Kira had seemingly disappeared from the internet earlier this year before popping back up with the big potential reveal that Street Fighter 5's V-System could be receiving a massive overhaul in the future with custom combos, a combo breaker and more.

The bulk of what the leaker has been posting about since his return is new crossover costumes for characters like Mega Man X, Resident Evil's Jill Valentine, and Devil May Cry's Vergil plus new "boss" type characters for Extra Battle like Evil Ryu and Mecha Zangief.

A second cinematic Story Mode is also said to be coming soon to Street Fighter 5 according to X-Kira though he doesn't believe that we're getting any bonus new characters for Season 3. You can take a look at the previous costumes X-Kira has allegedly data-mined in the gallery below and more information on his recent "leaks" after the jump.

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Geralt's move set can be used to make custom characters in Soul Calibur 6 as a guest from The Witcher; a first in the series

Guest characters appear to be a more and more common trend in fighting games this generation, but rights holders and publishers are typically pretty picky about how their characters can be portrayed in any given project.

Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher series was announced earlier this year as Soul Calibur 6's first — and currently only — guest character, but it turns out he has the ability to something that Link, Darth Vader and Spawn could never do.

The Witcher's move set and fighting style can be used to create custom characters in Soul Calibur 6's 'Create a Soul' and 'Libra of Soul' modes as a guest character which has never really been done in the series up until this point.

Bandai Namco officially confirmed that detail earlier today by way of their ongoing community polls tasked with creating an aggregated custom character. The developer showed off the fighting style selection screen in full for the first time with Geralt as an available option.

Create a Soul was first introduced in Soul Calibur 3 and has been available in every numbered title sense. Soul Calibur 4 featured Star Wars characters like Darth Vader and Yoda while 5 featured Ezio from the Assassin's Creed series. None of those guest characters could be used to make custom characters — no matter how badly the community wanted to make custom Jedi or assassins.

Devil Jin's move set was featured for custom characters in Soul Calibur 5 though the fighter himself wasn't present. Geralt's option is currently in second place in Bandai Namco's character creator Straw Poll behind Azwel. You can take a look at style selection screen below plus Bandai Namco's Tweet.

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Catherine: Full Body picks up one of Street Fighter 5's best players as a spokesman though it's not one of the usual suspects

Having sponsored players speaking for or advocating for certain products is certainly not a new concept in the realm of advertisement though it's still not something we see all too often in the fighting game community.

Tokyo Game Show 2018 is charging full speed ahead in Japan right now with new announcements and details for video games coming left and right with plenty of fighting game related news all around... even ones that involve the players.

Atlus recently uploaded a video to their YouTube channel advertising Catherine: Full Body with a spokesman many EventHubs readers are sure to recognize — FOX|Tokido.

The original Catherine game is not a fighting game, but it holds a special place in the hearts of many within the fighting game community as a competitive puzzle game that has appeared in major tournaments like EVO for a number of years.

Unfortunately, the entire video is in Japanese with no built-in English subtitles outside of the automatically generated ones on YouTube, but Tokido appears to be mainly giving a brief overview of the new game and talking about its multiplayer / competitive aspects.

Catherine: Full Body is a remake / remaster of the original game that adds new content including a new romance option that is set for release in 2019. You can take a look at the full Catherine video featuring Tokido after the jump.

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Jump Force's Collector's Edition includes a diorama featuring Goku, Luffy and Naruto; beta begins in October

Bandai Namco already announced that Yu Yu Hakusho characters would be joining Jump Force earlier today, but it looks like that wasn't the last of the announcements for the game at Tokyo Game Show.

A Collector's Edition will also be available for the game when it launches in February 2019 that includes a number of bonuses and exclusives including a pretty sizable diorama featuring probably the three biggest names from the crossover roster.

Jump Force's Collector's Edition comes with a copy of the game with steelbook packaging, a foot-tall diorama with Dragon Ball's Goku, One Piece's Luffy and Naruto all striking some poses and art boards of the three characters.

This special edition of the game is available to pre-order now on Bandai Namco's website for $260 USD. Pre-ordering the game in general appears to also earn players Frieza's hover vehicle and three exclusive costumes including the Fourth Hokage's coat.

A closed beta for Jump Force will also be available to North American players beginning on October 12th and running through October 14th with beta applications currently open on Bandai Namco's website until October 7th.

You can take a look at everything that comes with the Collector's Edition in the gallery below plus the beta schedule for Jump Force in North America.

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Story Mode, final base roster and is that Hwang? - Tons of new footage and information for Soul Calibur 6 is coming out of Tokyo Game Show 2018

Tokyo Game Show 2018 is now in full swing in Japan, and it looks like Bandai Namco is going hard in showing off what their upcoming games have to offer to players.

Players and the press from all over the world have apparently been given access to try out the final build of Soul Calibur 6 and post images and videos of the game which is giving us our first good look at the game's story modes and finer details.

Hayate EIN posted a video earlier today showcasing a general overview of the the game plus its Soul Chronicle and Libra of Soul story modes plus some matches showing off newcomer Azwel. Gamespot has posted the first eight minutes of the Libra of Soul story, and Kayane uploaded 15 minutes of Geralt from The Witcher series' character story.

Soul Calibur 6's Soul Chronicle Story Mode is apparently split up into multiple parts between the main story that begins after the events of the original Soul Blade and the individual character stories. The main story follows the events of the first Soul Calibur games and reportedly focuses on Kilik, Xiangua and Maxi as the main characters on a mission to destroy Soul Edge.

The game reportedly will have a base roster of 20 characters which means that Raphael is likely the final reveal for the base game though there's still the possibility of unlocking some — including Inferno. Custom characters will be fought during both story modes as generic thugs, thieves and ruffians though other characters that currently do not appear to be playable also show up in story battles including a unique Lizardman.

Wonkey also recently shared an image from Soul Calibur 6's story which features Hwang, a classic character who hasn't appeared playable since Soul Calibur 3. This at the very least means that characters outside of the current playable roster will still be involved in the story mode if not made playable at some point. You can check out new images of Soul Calibur 6's modes in the gallery below and the videos after the jump.

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Rookie Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition player defeats pro using F.A.N.G in Japanese tournament, has extremely emotional pop off

It's not often that you see F.A.N.G win F.A.N.G in tournament-level Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition play. Generally, the poison-wielding second-in-command at Shadaloo is not considered to be that strong of a character in Street Fighter 5 — he's currently ranked #26 out of #34 in our tiers.

At the recent Rookie's Caravan 2018 team tournament in Japan, however, a F.A.N.G player put on an excellent show with an emotion-filled celebration that followed.

This tournament saw squads of three that each represent a region in Japan going up against each other. The theme was essentially "rookie (or non-sponsored) players and pros," with two rookie players on a team with one pro competitor.

Motchan (the F.A.N.G player), who was part of MOV's team representing Shiga, faced off against team captain and pro on Team Hiroshima, CO|Dogura, in an intense match. Dogura opted to use his main character Urien in this bout, and while you might expect his fast-paced, highly offense-based play to overwhelm the rookie, it was quite the opposite.

Throughout the match Motchan's F.A.N.G mounted his own offensive pressure, kicking it off right out of the gate. For two rounds straight Dogura just could not find an opening as it seemed like an endless string of poisonous projectiles, multi-hitting normals, and scary mix ups.

Upon winning the game, Motchan leapt up and immediately fired into an emotional celebration — the type that can't help but warm your heart. Even Dogura seemed to be a good sport about the loss, as we see a big smile on his face after the match wrapped up.

Fortunately, you can check out the clip yourself thanks to the hard work of HiFight.


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Bonchan: Sagat has defensive options, but he's a pretty weak character overall right now — says Sagat is the weakest character he plays

Born Free returns with another great Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition top player interview. At SoCal Regionals 2018 this past weeked, Born was given the opportunity to speak with Masato "RB|Bonchan" Takahashi.

Over the years, Bonchan has become known as a Sagat player for his proficiency with the character back in the Street Fighter 4 days. With the release of Sagat in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition last month, the Red Bull-sponsored competitor has returned to the king, and the community is wondering what he thinks of this updated version of Sagat.

In the interview, Bonchan notes that he was really excited to see Sagat released in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. However, his excitement was quickly followed by worry over the fact that he hasn't qualified for the Capcom Cup yet and using Sagat exclusively for the remainder of the Capcom Pro Tour might lessen his chances of being able to do so.

But how good does Bonchan think Sagat is in Street Fighter 5? "While he does have defensive options and is able to control space, he's not able to assert offense on people and his overall way of asserting offense is very weak," Bonchan explained through the help of translation done by Jona (the winner of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction at SoCal Regionals 2018).

Overall, Bonchan feels Sagat is a "pretty weak character" right now. In fact, Bonchan goes on to say that Sagat is the weakest character he plays in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition — the other characters he plays being Karin and Nash — despite having a strong showing with the character in the SoCal Regionals top 8.

Born Free goes into even more interesting topics of discussion regarding Sagat here, including what changes Bonchan would like to see made to the character, the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of Sagat's V-Triggers, and much more.

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It's official: New Samurai Spirits title will be called Samurai Shodown in the U.S.

Early last week SNK wowed the fighting game community with their big reveal of a new fighting title called "Samurai Spirits." As one might expect based on the name, this is a return to the classic, weapons-based fighter (known as "Samurai Shodown" in the west) but with a new installment to fit modern-day fighting games.

The latest entry in the franchise brings back legacy character such as Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Jubei Yagyu, Galford D. Weiler and Earthquake all depicted in a beautiful new art style with big cinematic attacks at their disposal that retain the blood and gore of previous titles in the series. Samurai Spirits' initial announcement trailer also featured a piece of artwork that seemed to reveal even more characters, though we haven't seen them fully unveiled just yet.

As some are already aware, there is a distinction in what the series is called between Japan and the west. In Japan, the franchise is titled "Samurai Spirits" and in the west it's called "Samurai Shodown."

So far, everything official we've seen of this new entry has been labeled Samurai Spirits, leaving many wondering if the game will take on the Shodown name in the U.S.

EventHubs reached out to SNK and were given confirmation that the game will indeed be called Samurai Shodown in the United States.

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Yu Yu Hakusho's Yusuke Urameshi and villain Toguro join Jump Force, original characters designed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama also revealed

More Jump Force reveals come out of Tokyo Game Show today. Bandai Namco has unveiled Yusuke Urameshi and Toguro from the Yu Yu Hakusho franchise as playable characters.

In addition to Yusuke and Toguro, four brand new, original characters were revealed: Director Glover, Navigator, Galena, and Kane. Each of these newcomers has been designed by Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama.

Two trailers were released to showcase the new fighters, though the four original characters only saw concept art displayed in their trailer.

After being struck by a car and killed in order to save a child from the same fate, Yusuke was given the opportunity to return to the living world as a detective of the paranormal. He wields spirit energy — most famous for firing it from his finger tips and known as his "Spirit Gun" — and we see much of this in the gameplay trailer.

Toguro is the main antagonist of Yu Yu Hakusho's Dark Tournament Saga and is a giant, hulking fighter. He's a demon that stands over nine feet tall and uses brute force to overpower opponents — especially with his signature Muscle Mass Enhancement ability that allows him to release different amounts of his maximum power and sees him grow in size and bulk.

As for the newcomers, all we know right now is that Kane and Galena are villains in-game, while the role for the other two are a bit on the nose — Director Glover is the "J-Force Director" and Navigator is, well... a "Navigator." It is unclear right now whether these four characters will be playable in-game (though that's the implication), but they are expected to play an important role in the story.

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