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Daigo's day one Abigail in Street Fighter 5 Season 2 is already looking like a real beast

Abigail is here, folks. Players all over the world are now trying their hand at the giant gear-head in Street Fighter 5.

Over the past week or so, we saw several pro players express their excitement for the new DLC character over on Twitter. Though we didn't see him mention Abigail specifically, it seems that CYG|Daigo Umehara has also taken a liking to the towering titan.

It hasn't even been 24 hours since his release, but already YogaFlame24 has a compilation of footage featuring Daigo's Abigail.

Obviously, it's still very early and players are not only trying to figure out how to play Abigail, but how to fight him as well. Even with that in mind, Daigo's Abigail is already shaping up nicely.

From EX running command throw to blow through jumping attacks to some gnarly heavy punch pressure, there's a lot of Abi-goodness to catch here.

Below is a quick clip to get you started. Hit the jump for the full video.


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Capcom's CFN site adds Street Fighter 5 frame data and new online player statistics

Capcom's CFN website has seen an impressive update this morning. Players can now jump in and delve into full frame data for all of the characters on Street Fighter 5's current roster and access new online competitor statistics.

In order to comb over the information, you'll have to sign into the site by using your PlayStation or Steam ID. Once that's done, you'll be ready to dive in.

Players will be able to check out their CFN profile on the site, which includes their Street Fighter 5 league, rank, and player level. You can look over who your most recent opponents were and more information on your favorite fighters.

The Shadaloo C.R.I., as it's called, is also available on mobile devices, so you can check your stats and data on the go.

When first jumping into the database, you'll be given a "PsychoPass." This has your latest play information displayed, allowing you to share your progress on social media.

The C.R.I. also features full frame data now. Hardcore and newcomers alike can study all of the numbers for each attack in the game.

This section already includes frame data for Abigail, Season 2's newest character who just dropped yesterday. Below is a preview of his frame data.

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PC mods: Urien performs amazing combos and dirty 50/50s in Street Fighter 5 dressed as Iron Man and Ultron; Aegis reflects a tornado for a combo

Despite Season 2.5 giving Urien a few more nerfs than other characters, he still has a lot of juice to work with. In particular, his combos are very stylish and are just plain awesome to look at.

As a result of this, it's pretty easy to get a roundup of tech and combos that players have uploaded to the internet. This character just never ceases to leave me impressed.

A user by the name of EsseX TheSinner has uploaded a couple of combo videos for Urien on YouTube. Of course, there's a bit of twist to these videos -- he is using the Iron Man and Ultron mods for Urien while styling.

These combo videos are complete with the Iron Man theme and scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Of course, these additions certainly do not come at the expense of the combos as they are quite flashy.

Before that though, you'll want to check out this anti-Rashid tech that the user Naught has uploaded on Twitter. As we all know, since Rashid's V-Trigger is a projectile, the Aegis Reflector can reflect it back at Rashid.

This sequence leads to a pretty brutal combo. It would certainly pay to exercise caution before throwing Rashid's V-Trigger out at Urien.


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He can stun Akuma in one combo, KO Ryu in one reset, punch Rashid's Tornado and more; day one Street Fighter 5 Abigail round up

The Street Fighter even bigger than Hugo has vroomed his way into Street Fighter 5 and looks to bring his opponents to a screeching halt.

At eight feet tall, we imagined Abigail would dole out some good damage, but we're still surprised to see just how much life he's able to lop off in a single go.

It's only day one, but the community is going in hard as they unearth early potential for Metro City Bay Area's most enthusiastic mechanic.

From damage and stun output to footsies, anti-airs and interesting interactions, we've got quite a bit of early Abigail tech for you in this round up.

Though he is indeed incredibly slow, a single touch from this massive brawler could very well spend the end of the round, and that's not even necessarily using Critical Art or Crush Counters.

First off, don't ever miss a DP against this fighter, as you'll pay for it with more than half your health. Abigail is capable of stunning Akuma with just one combo, and in the second GIF, we see what he's capable of with just one reset:

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Dragon Ball FighterZ beta signs up delayed for nearly one month 'due to volume of excitement and enthusiasm'

Dragon Ball fans know all too well that the iconic anime show could take quite some time to get things going. The patience learned from waiting for multi-episode Spirit Bombs to be completed will be useful as the Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta has been delayed.

Beta signs were supposed to begin on Wednesday, July 26th, but due to an overwhelming amount of player enthusiasm, developers are making some changes to allow for more players to enter.

This is going to set things back about a month as the new sign up date will now be on August 22, with the actual beta running almost a month after that from September 16 -18.

Bandai Namco also mentioned they want to ensure that their servers will be able to hold all those who enter, the manipulation of which is likely a major factor in the delay.

We've yet to find information on how to sign up for the beta outside of Japan, but will relay that information once it is released some time over the next month.

You can read Bandai's full statement below.

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Brief look at Injustice 2's upcoming patch - Black Adam's damage reduced, Aquaman's meter burn tentacle strike no longer launches, and more

Netherrealm Studios has finished giving us a brief look at some of the upcoming Injustice 2 patch changes. Up until now, NRS has been holding off on making major balance changes.

It is worth noting that this is not the entire list with exhaustive details. A full list of patch notes will be released another day, but probably not this week.

NRS was quick to point out that they didn't want to completely destroy the gameplay of a character during the stream. Tiers are simply being condensed a little bit.

There are a number of characters that will be receiving nerfs in the upcoming patch. There will also be characters getting a few buffs to help them out.

Of course, NRS has stated that some characters are in a really good place right now. As such, these characters received no changes.

Perhaps the character that most people are wondering about is Black Adam. Did his damage get nerfed? Why yes, yes it did.


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After the jump, you'll find some patch notes that I have transcribed from the stream. Some details are not 100% clear though.

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Nostalgia colors 1-10 plus Easter Eggs for Alex, Ibuki and Juri

It was at EVO 2016 that we first heard that Capcom would be producing the highly requested nostalgia costumes for Alex, Juri and Ibuki.

As of a few hours ago, we got access to all three. Alex and Ibuki don their Third Strike attire, while Juri puts on her old Street Fighter 4 garb.

We've taken some high definition screen shots of all 10 colors for each new character costume. We've also nabbed images of their Easter Egg alterations, (performed by holding up, LP, MP, HP and LK as the match loads) and noticed something a little different about Alex's.

All costume Easter Eggs for Street Fighter 5 thus far have seen an article of clothing removed, but Alex actually puts on his jacket.

The jacket colors differ, and so we've included shots of Alex with and without said jacket. Ibuki gets rid of her mask/cape while Juri loses the extra sleeves she normally wears.

Here are the Easter Egg versions of each fighter's nostalgia costume, and you'll find the full gallery after the jump.

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Abigail gets accused of farting and runs into his fellow Final Fight thugs in Street Fighter 5 Season 2, here's his story and combo trials

Street Fighter 5's powerful giant, Abigail, is officially available now. With each new character comes a new character-specific story mode and combo trials to complete, and we now have each of those for the latest combatant.

Abigail's story sees him searching for his missing monster truck. Ibuki accuses him of farting and Abigail runs into some of his fellow Final Fight thugs along the way.

His combo trials feature different links and juggles that players will find useful in battle. There are several that include his V-Trigger charged heavy punches for big damage.

Abigail isn't the only addition to Street Fighter 5 we saw today. There are also new stages and costumes for players to purchase, including the highly anticipated nostalgia outfits. You can get the full rundown here.

Below is a quick clip from Abigail's combo trials to get you started. Hit the jump to check out the full videos.


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Abigail now available in Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Today's 9+ gigabyte update for Street Fighter 5 is live and has brought with it a ton of all new content.

Two all-new costume packs, the completion of a third, three new stages and the latest DLC character, Abigail, are all now available for SF5 players around the world.

In case you're having difficulty keeping track of every last bit of new content, we've rounded up everything so that you can be sure to pick up anything and everything you want.

Since the community has been anticipating them for over a year now, we'll kick off with the new Nostalgia costumes for Ibuki, Alex and Juri.

You'll want to take these costumes ($3.99/ €3.99 each) straight to the remastered version of Ryu's Suzaku Castle stage from Street Fighter 2, which will cost you 70k Fight Money.

Here's a look at the nostalgia content

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Injustice 2 balance patch gameplay live stream, check it out here

Updated: The stream is now live.

The NetherRealm Studios crew returns for another Injustice 2 Watchtower stream today. This time, we're going to be getting a look at the upcoming balance patch.

Though we don't know the exact game-plan for today, it is likely that we'll be seeing some of the changes made to the characters demonstrated on stream. Yesterday, we listed 10 characters we think might receive balance changes, as well as the adjustments they might get.

The broadcast is set to kick off at 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT. We will be updating our story once it goes live.

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Ryu becomes Evil Ryu during his level 3 hyper combo in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but only under certain circumstances

Earlier this month we reported on what appeared to be a more fleshed out version of Ryu's level 3 hyper combo in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The first glimpse we got of it during the game's initial announcement trailer featured a shorter version, but later we witnessed the "red aura" version.

It looks as though there's more to the hyper combo than we originally thought. VG24/7 recently got hands-on time with the upcoming versus title and shared some of their findings.

In their article, the gaming website reports that the current public build of the game sees Ryu transform into Evil Ryu for a short period of time during the hyper. This will only happen under certain circumstances, and though the exact stipulations weren't unearthed, it is likely triggered when Ryu has low health.

"There’s a voice line from him as his eyes redden, but then he regains control of himself and reverts to his normal self before completing the move," VG24/7 reports. It is also noted that this does not happen when Ryu's health is plentiful.

It's interesting to see that Easter eggs are being injected into the characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but not all that surprising. Capcom's latest fighting mainstay, Street Fighter 5, features minutia from previous titles in the series scattered throughout.

Below we have included a GIF showing the evil version of Ryu's level 3 hyper combo.


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Three of Japan's best players compile Street Fighter 5 Season 2 tier list

Now that EVO 2017 -- the largest fighting game tournament of the year -- is all said and done, players are taking the time to step back and survey the current Street Fighter 5 Season 2 landscape.

On the latest Kachitagari TV broadcast, three of Japan's best players sat down to compile a tier list. RB|Bonchan, GRPT|Haitani, and GRPT|Fuudo discussed the current rankings, organizing the characters from A to D rank.

As we might expect, characters such as Balrog and Ibuki find themselves sitting comfortably in the A category. We also see Akuma, who EVO 2017 champion FOX|Tokido feels is the best in the game, among the top contenders.

On the lower end of the spectrum, we have a character like F.A.N.G., but surprisingly he isn't ranked dead last. Fuudo, Bonchan, and Haitani have him placed in C rank among characters like Laura and Nash.

This tier list was brought to our attention by Javits, who compared it to his own tier list made about a month ago. We can see that Javits' top five lines up pretty closely to Japan's list.

It goes without saying that tier lists aren't the definitive word on how good or bad each character is, but do give us a great look at what the world's best players and the FGC as a whole think about how the roster stacks up against itself. Check out the tier list below and let us know if you agree in the comments below.

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Be sure to check out our Street Fighter 5 tiers section here on EventHubs where you can vote on match ups for all characters on the current roster.

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Here's what top level Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gameplay will potentially look like in the future

So at this point, we've gotten a number of opportunities to see some decent gameplay for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. This, despite the game not actually releasing until September 19, 2017.

As such, while we have seen professional UMvC3 players try their hands at the game, I think it is fair to say that a lot of them haven't had enough time to fully develop their play styles within MvCI. Right now, it is the Capcom developers who are working on and testing the game that have had the most time with it.

Recently, Maximilian had a match against a very skilled Capcom developer. Since Max has not had quite as much time to practice the game as the Capcom dev, it ended up being a fairly one-sided match.

The gameplay from this Capcom representative really showcased effective usage of many of the game's mechanics. Rather than using the quick tag-in feature to just extend combos, he opts to tag in his second character after crossing Max up, placing the character on the opposite side, and creating a set up that may take some getting used to before us inexperienced players can block properly.

When Max tried to tag in his other character during his opponent's combo, the Capcom dev was able to catch both characters in a combo of his own. Meanwhile, he was able to tag in during Max's combo at just the perfect time.

Likely, when both players are equally experienced and are at this level, gameplay will get pretty crazy. It will still be very Marvel-esque, but different from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

This is a pretty short clip but it gets straight to the point of what we're looking for. Check it out:


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Source: Maximilian's Twitch channel via HiFightTH.

Street Fighter 5 server maintenance for Abigail, costumes, and stages tomorrow from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. PDT

As is traditional with new Street Fighter 5 content, we have a server maintenance period for the game tomorrow. This is necessary for Capcom to get everything ready for release.

Starting tomorrow, we will be able to download and play as Abigail. This hulking fighter is bigger than any other fighter that's been playable in the Street Fighter series so far.

In addition to this, we will be getting a number of costumes for several characters. There are also a few stages that might catch your interest.

The first theme focuses on classic costumes for characters. Characters like Alex and Juri will finally be able to put on their nostalgic outfits. There's been an agonizingly long wait for these...

Next, there is a sports theme going on. Laura, Rashid, and Ibuki players will enjoy these costumes.

Finally, we're getting the Suzaku Castle classic stage and Abigail's stage. Don't forget about the "Ring of Pride" stage and Liquid|NuckleDu's champion's choice Guile costume going live too.

Unfortunately, this will have to come after the maintenance period tomorrow. It will start at 10 A.M. and last until 5:00 P.M. PDT.


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VesperArcade's Abigail moveset breakdown; get an idea of how the character plays before tomorrow's release

So Abigail will be releasing for Street Fighter 5 tomorrow. He's rather unique considering that he is the largest character that has ever been playable in a Street Fighter game -- he even has two inches over Hugo.

Considering his large stature, we're expecting his gameplay to be quite different than the currently existing characters. As things stand, we already know that he will be the only character (so far) to have 1100 health, which is higher than Zangief's 1050 health.

VesperArcade has uploaded a couple of videos that analyze Abigail's moveset, thanks to footage from WSO sessions. One video is dedicated to his normals, command normals, and target combos while the other video is dedicated to his specials, V-Skill, and V-Trigger.

If you have any interest in trying out the character, these videos are definitely worth checking out. It will give you a decent head start before the character actually launches tomorrow.

Even if you don't want to play the character, it'll probably still be worth it to get an understanding of how the character works. It appears as though Abigail has quite the gimmick that will lead to big damage if you don't know how to deal with it properly.

You'll be sure to want to time your quick rise properly against an Abigail that continuously mashes their EX Giant Flip attack. The followups that result from mashing will OTG character if you miss the quick rise window.


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New Metro City in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? Do these new screenshots show a merged New York City and Metro City stage?

You may recall from last week that we got some screenshots from Capcom Unity for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. This was well-timed with the announcment of characters like Spiderman and Haggar for the game.

Today, additional screenshots have been found on 4Gamer's website. We did not see these on the previous batch.

A few of the images are particularly interesting. They appear to show us a stage that we were previously unaware of.

As pointed out in the banner, a sign in the background says "New Metro City Motor Corporation." We suspect that this might be a merging of New York City and Haggar's city, Metro City. Hence "New Metro City."

This seems to be further emphasized seeing as how both Spiderman and Haggar are present in a number of these screenshots involving this stage. A few of these stage images were found in the last batch as well, but we never saw that sign.

Check out the newest images below.

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Neatherrealm Studios to talk about upcoming Injustice 2 patch tomorrow at 3:00 PM CST; 10 characters we expect to get adjustments

You may recall the announcement that NRS would apply a balance patch to Injustice 2 at the end of Fighter Pack 1. This fighter pack is made up of Red Hood, Sub-Zero, and Starfire.

During the San Diego Comic-Con DC All Access stream, Starfire was announced to be releasing sometime in August. Starfire's inclusion marks the third and final character of Fighter Pack 1.

As a result of this, we expect that the patch will be launching along with or soon after Starfire. With EVO 2017 already over, there aren't any major tournaments that a patch would interfere with.

Earlier today, it was announced that NRS would be talking about the patch in a stream that will broadcast tomorrow. We'll likely get a lot of details about which characters will be buffed and which will be nerfed.

This stream will start at 3:00 P.M. CT. That is 1:00 P.M. PT (west coast) and 4:00 P.M. ET (east coast).

So what characters have had the most rumblings within the community? Which characters are the most likely to get buffed and which are the most likely to get nerfed?

After the jump, you can check out who we think will receive adjustments.


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Score a last-minute 6,600 FM before Abigail comes to Street Fighter 5, how to complete 'Safety Measures' and this week's other missions

Street Fighter 5 is seeing the official release of Season 2's next DLC character tomorrow. Abigail, the towering titan from Final Fight, is joining the battle with giant punches, command throws, and a terrifying armored run move.

Much like previous DLC characters, Abigail will be purchasable by using in-game Fight Money. You'll have to pay 100,000 FM to get him, so players will want to rake in as much as they can before his release.

If you haven't had a chance to complete Street Fighter 5's latest missions, this week's will net you another 6,600 FM. As always, there are three straightforward challenges and one that requires a bit of digging.

"Safety Measures" is this week's cryptic mission and though it is one that we've already seen before, we'll be telling you how to complete it as a recap and an "in case you missed it."

Check out this week's list of missions below.

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World's highest ranked Alex player makes killer Street Fighter 5 comeback with anti-fireball set up

Alex is a character in Street Fighter 5 with some amazing comeback potential. Well, I guess V-Trigger makes almost everyone on the roster have comeback potential, but there's something about Alex's beefy hits that make them feel more intense.

Gunfight is currently the world's highest ranked Alex player online, sitting at Master Rank with 30,995 LP (at the time this article was written). During one of his recent live streams, the top-notch competitor pulled off an epic comeback despite things looking really bleak.

Up against a Laura player, Gunfight found himself stunned, cornered, and at the mercy of an opponent fully stocked with super meter. Because of the damage scaling from the previous combo -- "damage scaling" being a gradual reduction in damage dealt as the number of hits in a combo gets higher -- the Laura player decided to go for a reset using only one bar of meter.

Gunfight managed to cling to life, making his way out of the corner and getting a second chance at victory. In order to get this comeback rolling, Gunfight used a set up that saw him utilizing Alex's standing heavy kick to hit through Laura's EX fireball.

Though he took two hits himself, Alex's kick was able to tag Laura, score a crush counter, and leave her completely open to a punish. The maneuver was incredibly smart, and after a large combo of his own Gunfight read a backdash from the opponent, landed another crush counter, and sealed the deal.

Clips like this always further prove that it's never over until it's over. More often than not, there's a chance to comeback, you just have to find the right opportunity.


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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite concept art from San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con doesn't allow much in the way of streaming or open photography, but luckily JardFGC was in attendance during the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite panel, and captured a ton of the presentation.

During the panel, Capcom showed quite a few concept art images for MvCI, highlighting some of the game's stages and characters as they were imagined in earlier development.

Infinite's duality theme is fairly prevalent through these images, as the creators meshed various locales from the two universes the game centers around.

Wakanda, Black Panther's stomping grounds, is combined with Val Habar, a village from Monster Hunter, to create "Valkanda."

You'll also notice Mega-Man holding Captain America's trademark shield in "Xgard" (Asgard and Abel City), as well as plenty other examples of the game's main theme.

Disclaimer: the quality sort of resembles that of a phone camera taking pictures of pictures, and that's because these are pictures of pictures taken from a phone camera.

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UFC fighter Angela 'Overkill' Hill hits San Diego Comic-Con with another epic Street Fighter cosplay

Angela "Overkill" Hill is a big Street Fighter fan. The UFC fighter returns to our front page today with more epic cosplay.

In celebration of San Diego Comic-Con, which wrapped up over the weekend, Angela took on the role of another warrior from the legendary fighting franchise. This time, Hill dressed up as the classic Capoeira combatant from Street Fighter 3, Elena.

Hill was joined by two friends who cosplayed as Sagat and Sakura. Together, the three attended the convention and posted quite a bit on social media showcasing a stroll around the neighborhood in their awesome costumes.

As mentioned previously, this isn't the first time we've seen Hill don Street Fighter-related duds. Back in March of last year, we saw Angela take to the stage of the Invicta FC 16 weigh-ins in a full-blown Dhalsim cosplay.

Earlier this year, Hill showed up to the UFC Fight Night 104 weigh-ins dressed as Sagat. The clip spread on social media and even reached Capcom, which led to the company sending her a killer care package.

Below you can check out a photo of Angela Hill's Elena cosplay. We have also included a couple of videos from Twitter featuring the whole crew.

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Footage of Morrigan's Harmonious Spear special move in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite surfaces, potentially nerfs opponent meter gain

We've seen quite a lot of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite in recent times. From back-to-back events featuring a playable version of the game on the show floor, a slew of new footage has surfaced over the past two weeks.

Despite this, I feel as though we haven't really seen all that much of Morrigan in action. Much how all of the returning characters on the roster have received something new to work with, Morrigan has a new special move that we get to see utilized today.

Morrigan's Harmonious Spear sees her firing a long-ranged, well... spear at her opponent. When performed in the air, as we see in Olaf's clip from San Diego Comic-Con, Morrigan launches the spear diagonally down in front of her making for what looks to be great space control.

When this move successfully strikes the opponent, it inflicts them with a dark haze. Though this was thought to steal health from the opponent -- like a poison effect, but with Morrigan gaining health -- it looks as though the effect might actually target the opponent's meter while it's active.

"It 'used to' steal life. It PROBABLY nerfs opponent meter gain. I asked. That's what I was told," Olaf's tweet notes. Unfortunately, we didn't get an example of this potential meter gain hindrance within the clip.

Though Morrigan will still retain her ability to put opponents in fireball hell, representatives working on the game noted that it won't be as powerful and frustrating as before. On the plus side, Harmonious Spear looks like it's going to be a great tool for Morrigan to control the air and frustrate her opponents in a whole new way.


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Be sure to check out Olaf's Twitter for more Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite videos from the SDCC show floor.

Over 50 minutes of Arika's unnamed fighting game footage, features look at the 'deck' system

Recently, Arika uploaded a YouTube video containing over 50 minutes of gameplay footage of their unnamed game. It is specifically mentioned in the title of their game that the name is still undecided.

As indicated by the description, the footage shown is the EVO build (meaning there likely exists a build for the developers that is beyond the EVO build). The game is being played by the developers themselves, who probably know the most about how to play the game at this point.

Characters that fight are Kairi, Garuda and Hokuto. Unfortunately, no Skullomania or Darun yet despite their announcements.

We get a good glimpse of some mechanics as a result of the footage. For example, there are two different input methods that can be selected before a match.

Progressive is said to give shortened inputs for the benefit of faster inputs. Meanwhile, Classic has traditional inputs instead.

There is also an interesting "deck system" that appears similar to SFxT's gems, but way simpler. This seems like it will help players better diversify themselves even if they pick the same characters.

Here's a pretty stylish sequence that occurred within the video:


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The most impressive moment of Street Fighter 5 at EVO 2017 that most people probably didn't notice

EVO 2017 was filled with very impressive moments, especially in the top eight part of the bracket. In particular, the Street Fighter 5 tournament showed FOX|Tokido achieving 1st place, coming out of the losers bracket.

During the event, Tokido performed a combo against SPY|Filipino Champ that hasn't really been seen before. A rather intricate explanation is required in order to explain why it worked, but most people probably didn't even know how awesome it was when it first occurred.

At midscreen, Akuma's back plus heavy punch cancelled into red fireball is fairly easy to connect with. This becomes a bit more complicated in the corner though.

The opponent is not normally launched far enough while in the corner for the red fireball to connect. Even if cancelled at the last possible moment from max range, it still won't connect.

This combo only connects from maximum range, while cancelled at the last possible moment, and while the opponent is crouching. Crouching, after all, will cause a character's hurtbox to extend horizontally.

By connecting the red fireball in the corner, Akuma is then allowed to get additional damage with his Dragon Punch special. It isn't just a matter of execution that makes this combo work -- the situation has to be perfectly set up.


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Maximilian's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite 'Assist Me!' teaser; Dr. Doom tries to find a job

Maximilian uploaded a video which showcased a quick preview for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite "Assist Me!" series. Personally, I do think the title still works despite the lack of an "assist" feature in the game this time around since the viewers are the ones getting assistance in the form of a tutorial.

You may remember that during EVO 2016, it was announced that Max and his team would finish up the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Assist Me series. Max explains during this video that he lost all the data on a hard drive, causing him to cancel that idea.

He mentions that the Assist Me series has always been based around an idea. The idea behind the Injustice video was to have Dr. Doom and Wesker fight over being Batman, for example.

It seems that the idea behind the MvCI videos is to poke fun at how certain character roles have changed going from UMvC3. For example, some characters may not be included in the game that were in UMvC3.

Dr. Doom is looking like one such character. He has yet to be announced and, if the leaks are to be believed, his only chance might be as future DLC.

Being that Dr. Doom is one of the main recurring characters of the show, you can expect there to be a lot of poking at this fact. We see this in the teaser.

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