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Early tech, showcase and breakdown roundup for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite's Black Panther, Monster Hunter and Sigma

The first three DLC characters of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite are here and the community is already excitedly exploring these newcomers in this first 24 hours of their release.

We've been scrounging around for tech and general character highlights so you don't have to, and have compiled a roundup featuring Black Panther, Sigma and Monster Hunter.

Today's collection includes combo videos, character breakdowns, Arcade Mode runs for Sigma and Monster Hunter and more.

Most importantly, (read: totally just for fun) we have a video that reveals the special nicknames that Hulk gives each fighter when they tag in whilst on the green behemoth's team.

We expect much of the research is being done right now, and that we'll see a ton more tech come out in the coming days and weeks.

Give this roundup a look through, and please share any and all information that you've found concerning Black Panther, Sigma and/or Monster Hunter in MvCI.

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Zeku is essentially two different characters, here's what we've learned about Street Fighter 5's upcoming contender

Capcom came forth today with not one, but two showcase streams for Street Fighter 5's upcoming DLC character, Zeku.

As we saw Zeku showcased on both Capcom Unity and Capcom Fighters, one thing became immediately apparent: he's basically two completely different characters.

Zeku can change from his old to his young form and vice versa. When he does this, virtually all of his moves, including his normals, change. While his old form is a little slower, methodical and straightforward, his young form is more about rush down and quick hits.

We may see players specialize in using just one of these two forms, or perhaps fight with a healthy dose of both if they're willing to spend the time learning. As such, Zeku may be one of the most well-rounded characters SF5 has seen yet.

We've gotten an idea of the new fighter from watching today's streams, and have a few thoughts on some of his specials in both forms.

We'll kick our quick breakdown off with one of his few universal techniques, his V-Trigger. This move allows Zeku to perform a single dash that can be canceled from any of his normals, which means a hint of custom combos in his gameplay:


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All colors for each of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's new premium costumes

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has seen a large batch of new costumes become available for players to purchase today. From the 18 premium costumes for some of the characters on the launch roster to the premium outfits for the three new DLC fighters, there's a lot to check out here.

As we know, each costume has four different color palettes to choose from in MvCI. So, we're taking a closer look at each of the colors for all of the new premium outfits.

First up, we have hi-res images of the 18 aforementioned costumes, courtesy of the Japanese Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite website.

What follows is the different colors for all of the new alternate digs, thanks to the efforts of X-Kira and KevinSparkz.

If you haven't picked up the costumes yourself, you can use this massive image gallery to help you decide whether or not to purchase them. You will find all of the pricing info here.

Below are just a handful of images to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the rest.

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Updated: Zeku showcase Capcom Unity Street Fighter 5 live stream

Updated 2:50 p.m. PDT, Tues October 17, 2017: Capcom Unity is also holding a Zeku showcase today, which is set to begin at 3 p.m. PDT. You can find the broadcast after the jump.

Earlier: WSO sessions return with more Street Fighter 5 action. The UK competitive scene will gather up today to get time in with Season 2's upcoming and final DLC character, Zeku.

We can expect to see plenty of gameplay showcasing what the new fighter is capable of. On top of that, Capcom's own Matt "The Street Writer" Edwards will be in attendance, and will likely answer questions about Zeku and provide more information about him.

Zeku has the ability to switch between an older version of himself and a younger version. Each style brings with it different normal attacks, special moves, and a different overall playstyle.

The live stream is set to kick off at 8 p.m. UK time / 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. EDT. We will update this story once the broadcast begins.

If you're looking to get your hands on Zeku yourself, you won't have to wait too long. Zeku is set for release on October 24th.

You can catch the live stream from Capcom Fighters below.

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All new Critical Art KO sequence spotted in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Capcom has been releasing information on the upcoming addition to Street Fighter 5's roster, Zeku, over the past few days, but a recent showcase may have given the world a sneak peak at a new bell and whistle upgrade to next year's Arcade Edition update.

We're aware that the user interface is getting a golden makeover come January 16th, but we've only seen select shots of aspects health bars, meters and the start of round "FIGHT" text.

Capcom dropped a video on its Shadaloo CFN page showing off Zeku's Critical Art, but it seems the footage used was from the Arcade Edition update, and showed an all new KO sequence with fresh font and animation.

This video was since replaced with a similar one that did not include the ending art, but thankfully the internet had already made copies.

The new ending sequence is similar to what's been in the game since day one with the flying red, orange and white color background, but adds a series of golden triangles and an all new golden "KO" that beams in with a blue effect.

You can see animation for yourself in the GIF below. We also have the YouTube video linked up after the jump thanks to X-Kira.


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Sigma, Black Panther, and Monster Hunter now available in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has seen a large update this week. Not only did the game receive a patch that fixed numerous bugs (including the removal of the Spider-Man infinite loop), but today we have the first wave of DLC.

Sigma, Black Panther, and Monster Hunter are now available for purchase. These characters are the first three of six DLC fighters that will be joining Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite this year.

If you'd like to pick up these characters individually, each one will run you $7.99 USD. All three characters have a premium alternate costume, which comes include with your purchase.

If you're planning on buying all six DLC fighters and want to save some money, you can opt to grab the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite character pass. For $29.99 USD, you will gain access to each of these characters as they are released, as well as their premium costumes.

Sigma, Black Panther, and Monster Hunter will be followed by Venom, the Winter Soldier, and Black Widow later this year.

Today's addition brings Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's total roster up to 33 playable characters. We now have 16 on the Marvel side and 17 on the Capcom side.

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Zeku Street Fighter 5 character introduction video

Capcom has released the latest in their Street Fighter 5 character introduction series. Today, we get a closer look at Season 2's final DLC fighter, Zeku.

We first saw Zeku make an appearance in Guy's Street Fighter Alpha 2 ending. He is the 38th successor of the Bushinryu fighting style, and has returned in hopes of starting his own ninja group.

Zeku has the ability to switch between young and old versions of himself. Doing so gives players access to completely different normal attacks and playstyles.

He can do this by way of landing his V-Skill or as a stand alone special move input. Mastering both styles will make it so that opponents have to deal with two different match ups in one.

Zeku's V-Trigger gives him access to a command dash that can be cancelled out of any normal attack. He also gains the ability to chain attacks -- from light to heavy -- to create more combo opportunities.

This fighter has a ton of variety in his arsenal. Though he will be more difficult to learn, the staggering amount of tools in his arsenal will surely keep the opponent guessing.


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2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga results ft MKLeo, Nairo, Larry Lurr, Salem

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another month, another 2GGC tournament to enjoy.

2GGC: Fire Emblem Saga takes place SoCal, U.S.A., and is a Super Smash Bros. 4-focused tournament.

As usual, this event will feature Singles and Doubles competitions, but an interesting special addition this month is the "Gauntlet", which is a tournament where only characters from the Fire Emblem series - Marth, Ike, Robin, Lucina, Corrin and Roy - are allowed to be played.

This month looks to follow the 2GGC trend of being a pretty big event, with over 350 people signed up for the tournament.

Players attending this event are FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, MVG|Salem, P1|CaptainZack, 2GG|Komorikiri, LG|Abadango, BSD|Elegant, P1|Tweek, CLG|VoiD, KEN, Kirihara, IMT|ANTi, Locus, Samsora, StDx|Falln, FStep|Mr. E and many more.

Streaming is being done at 2GGaming and ESA Smash.

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Sigma, Monster Hunter, and Black Panther available in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite early for Xbox One users

So Sigma, Monster Hunter, and Black Panther and a number of premium costumes were supposed to be available for download tomorrow. However, it looks like the Xbox One players are able to gain access to this content a day early.

Currently these fighters are being streamed over at Newgamingorder's Twitch channel. If you are a Steam or PlayStation 4 player for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, you can at least see them in action.

Steam players are able to get access to the fighters through hacking though. For the PlayStation 4, these fighters are grayed out and are unavailable.

It was mentioned to me that actually downloading the characters for the Xbox One is a little tricky. You have to follow through with a certain step-by-step process in order to do it.

You'll of course need the Season Pass. Click the first image to get a quick explanation on how to download these characters.

Also, a snippet of Sigma's gameplay has been provided by clicking the second image.


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Zeku quite possibly has the largest moveset in the Street Fighter franchise

The Zeku reveal ended up being quite interesting. It was quickly apparent that this was actually two characters in one.

Essentially what this comes down to is Zeku having two separate forms: an old form and a young form.

We've already seen what both forms can do thanks to his move listings. There is actually very little in common between both stances.

Zeku's old form is going to have a very mid-range feel to him thanks to his Bushin Gram specials. These offer a lot of range and allow him to control space.

Meanwhile, his younger form will be very similar to the Bushinryu style that Guy offers. A speedy rushdown character, essentially.

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Yamcha and Tien footage shown for Dragon Ball FighterZ

We haven't seen too much from the last two characters that were revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Of course I'm referring to Tien and Yamcha.

Game Informer uploaded a couple of videos showcasing gameplay from these elusive fighters. We get to see small glimpses of their gameplay.

Please keep in mind that these characters are in very incomplete states. It's actually pretty rare for developers to showcase fighters that are still missing a number of key elements.

We see this quite clearly due to their stiff animations. We also don't get any sound while they perform their supers, which is something you definitely don't expect to see from a high energy fighter like Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Being that this is a 3v3 fighting game, we also see gameplay for other characters. Most notably, the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan versions of Goku and Vegeta.

Check out the videos after the jump.

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Avid data miner claims that we'll see four legacy characters and two brand new in Street Fighter 5 Season 3

Amidst all of the hype for Street Fighter 5 Season 2's newest character, Zeku, it seems some potential information about Season 3 has surfaced.

According to avid data miner in the fighting game community, X-Kira, Street Fighter 5's Season 3 roster will consist of four legacy characters and two new fighters. This means we could be seeing four fan-favorites from past games, and two fresh faces (like a Menat or a Zeku from Season 2) join the fray come 2018.

As we see in X-Kira's tweet, a legacy and new character are first in line for Season 3's DLC. Two more legacy fighters sit in the middle, with a new and legacy closing out the season.

Naturally, this is not a confirmation of what's to come, so take what you're seeing here with a grain of salt. Still, it should be noted that X-Kira has been accurate about plenty in the past, with his most recent example being the clarification of how Zeku's young and old versions work in-game before it was officially known.

Though X-Kira doesn't list the identities of Season 3's DLC fighters, we have heard rumors that could point us in the direction of who to expect for a handful of the character slots.

For starters, it seems that there have been several hints steering towards Sagat's inclusion on the playable roster. When Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition -- an update to the game that adds new modes, a second V-Trigger for the entire roster, and more -- was initially announced earlier this month, we saw a couple of potential references to Sagat including an Arcade Mode ending artwork piece that blatantly features the classic Street Fighter 2 character.

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Zeku to be streamed tomorrow during Winner Stays On

Are you eager to see some gameplay for Zeku? Well, it looks as though we'll be getting the opportunity soon.

Matthew Edwards‏ has confirmed that this new fighter will be streamed tomorrow during Winner Stays On. He even invited Big Bird to participate.

Given, we've already been given a quick guide on how to play Zeku by Capcom. It will certainly be nice to actually see the character in action.

An image of the character was also shown during the tweet. It confirms a detail about Zeku that hasn't be officially revealed until now.

Zeku is a character that has two bars of V-Trigger. Fighters either have two or three bars of V-Trigger and it seems Zeku will benefit from getting his V-Trigger sooner than the three bar combatants.

Take a look for yourself:


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'This is going to get me to play this character, Capcom!' - Maximilian, VesperArcade, and BornFree impressions roundup for Zeku

So Zeku has been revealed as Season 2's final DLC character for Street Fighter 5. I'm sure we've all had some reactions to this particular trailer.

Being that he appears to have two separate movesets (old and young forms), it's sure to catch people's eyes. Not only that, but the young form looks very reminiscent of Strider Hiryu, another of Capcom's characters.

How did some of the main FGC content creators react to this trailer? What are their impressions?

Being that Maximilian has always been a fan of Strider Hiryu in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, you can certainly expect him to have a response to Zeku switching to his younger form. Would this be enough to get Max back into Street Fighter 5?

VesperArcade was also able to give some impressions on the trailer. Overall, Vesper seems pretty happy and even wonders what might've happened if this was the trailer that Capcom had showed off during EVO.

Finally, we have BornFree talking about Zeku as well. Since we don't have a full explanation about him from Capcom yet, BornFree attempts to dissect the functionalities and mechanics of the newest character.

There is a little bit of language NSFW used here.

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New Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite premium costumes coming tomorrow

Updated 11:54 a.m. PDT, Mon October 16, 2017: The Capcom Unity blog post has clarified that the Premium Costume Pass will give players access to the premium costumes for the remainder of the cast as well. This means we should be seeing 30 costumes for the price of $29.99, with 18 of them being revealed today.

Earlier: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be seeing the addition of 18 new premium costumes tomorrow. They will be joining the game alongside the first three DLC characters: Sigma, Black Panther, and Monster Hunter.

These alternate outfits can be purchased individually, as part of a pack of six, or all 18 at once. Individual costumes will run you $3.99, or you can pick up three different costume packs for $11.99 that include six costumes each.

For those who wish to pick up all 18 costumes in one go, there is also a Premium Costume Pass you can get. This will cost you $29.99, and will give you each of the newly revealed costumes.

Capcom is currently working on premium outfits for the rest of the cast. We can expect to see them released by the end of the year.

Below are the different costume packs you can purchase.

Avenging Army – True to its name, this pack contains Premium Costumes for three Avengers and three heroes in their own regard.

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Zeku returns in Street Fighter 5, and he's looking to find a new fighting style

Over the weekend, we saw the reveal of Street Fighter 5 Season 2's final DLC character, Zeku. Today, we have more information on the interesting fighter, courtesy of Capcom Unity.

First seen in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Zeku is a master of Bushinryu -- a form of Ninjitsu. After teaching Guy the art, his pupil was able to achieve the title of 39th Master of Bushinryu.

Zeku then disappeared, never to be seen again. He has returned in Street Fighter 5 looking to start his own ninja group and find a new fighting style.

For those looking to play the new combatant, you'll have to master the various techniques spread across his two styles: his older self and younger self. His older self has slower moves and a special flip in the air, which can be followed up with different options to keep the opponent guessing. His younger self is quicker and has a short run, which can also open up opponents.

Zeku will become available on October 24th. Along with him, we will be seeing his story, battle, and nostalgia costumes.

The Season 2 Character Pass is available for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 and will grant pass holders access to Akuma, Kolin, Ed, Abigail, Menat, and Zeku. The pass includes Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. Season 2 Character Pass holders will also receive an exclusive PS4 theme.

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Curious on how Zeku's moves and mechanics work? Capcom's tutorial guide will show you the secrets

Zeku, the last Season 2 character for Street Fighter 5, has a very large moveset. This means he is likely to be very complex.

As a result of this, it seems that Capcom has decided to release a detailed tutorial on how to play this fighter. He is essentially made up of two characters in one.

Here's a breakdown on what Capcom showed on their website:

One of his forms is an obvious reference to Strider Hiryu. This is Zeku's young form.

His other stance is how he starts each match. This is his old form.

In order to change between his young and old forms, he can use either his V-Skill or his special move known as "Shukumyo." Doing so will change his appearance and list of available moves.

Each form has different pros and cons.

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