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Check out every Super Smash Bros. character to date in their high resolution 'Ultimate' forms

As expected, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the highest quality visuals the franchise has seen yet. With every character that's appeared in the franchise thus far, plus two more, the roster is already at a whopping 65 fighters.

We've gone through and grabbed high resolution images of each and every one of said 65 characters to compile the massive gallery that awaits below.

We do want to note that some characters are enveloped into a single entity, as is the case with the Pokemon Trainers and the various Pocket Monsters that they use to fight with.

Some characters of note to watch out for, Ganondorf has gone back in time to adopt his Ocarina of Time appearance while Wolf has upgraded to a more current iteration.

Wii Fit Trainer has a new face and we've now got no less than three versions of Link that can join the fight at the same time.

Sound off in the comments with your reactions after you look these beautiful fighters over. We kick things off with the official Smash Bros. Ultimate banners that see all 65 combatants posed and ready to fight.

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Reads, cooperation, self-destructs and ZeRo's still got it - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate highlights from Nintendo's E3 Invitational

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was only just fully revealed today, but some of the best players of previous Smash games came together to fight it out in a special tournament hosted by Nintendo at E3.

The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 featured the likes of TSM|ZeRo, Alliance|Armada, C9|Mango, FOX|MKLeo, Abadango, PG|Plup, BC|Mr. R and DIG|Lucky for equal representation of Smash 4 and Melee players.

These pro players looked sharp for their first time playing though they played the entire tournament with items on leading to some fun and unexpected moments on more than a few occasions.

Each player needed to choose a roster of three characters to rotate between, so we were able to see a good portion of the demo's 30 characters including Inkling, Snake and Ridley.

ZeRo was the most dominant Smash 4 player before his retirement at the beginning of this year, and this was our first time seeing him play on the big stage since where he showed he hasn't lost his edge by taking the whole tournament.

Let's start off the highlights with ZeRo's comeback using Sheik against MkLeo's Snake to reach Grand Finals in spectacular fashion.


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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle's second and third DLC packs are coming June 19th along with RWBY's Yang as a free character

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle has been in the hands of players for a hot minute now, and they will soon get their hands on even more characters for the new fighting game from Arc System Works.

ArcSys recently announced that DLC Character Pack Vol. 2 and 3 along with RWBY's Yang Xiao Long will be coming to the game next Tuesday, June 19th adding a total of seven new playable characters to the game.

DLC Character Pack Vol. 2 contains Aigis from Persona 4 Arena, Jubei from BlazBlue, and Carmine from Under Night In-Birth while Vol. 3 features Naoto Shirogane from Persona 4 Arena, Hakumen from BlazBlue, and Vatista from Under Night In-Birth.

Each volume pack of DLC contains three characters and are available for $4.99 USD per pack or $19.99 for the entire set of six volumes. The first volume pack of DLC containing Platinum the Trinity, Kanji Tatsumi and Orie is still free to download for a limited time.

The punch happy Yang joins another RWBY character, Blake Belladonna, as another free DLC fighter for the game bringing together the show's core group of four heroines into the game with Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee already in the base roster.

You can check out the trailers for the characters in the second and third DLC packs after the jump.

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Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 results ft. ZeRo, Armada, Mango, MKLeo, Abadango, Plup, Mr. R and Lucky

Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 has finished up now. It featured the unreleased Super Smash Bros. Ultimate title on Nintendo Switch.

There were a total of eight players who will be competing at this invitational. They are TSM|ZeRo, Alliance|Armada, C9|Mango, FOX|MKLeo, Abadango, PG|Plup, BC|Mr. R and DIG|Lucky.

An even mix of Melee and Smash 4 players were invited, with ZeRo, MKLeo, Abadango and Mr. R primarily being known for the latter title, while Armada, Mango, Plup and Lucky are better known for Melee.

The tournament is a double elimination format, with round one or winners and losers bracket starting off as a 2v2 affair. The tournament will then transition into a 1v1 format, but will have some free for all exhibitions mixed in between sets.

Players have a roster of three characters to use throughout the tournament. Once a player has used a character, that fighter is ineligible until the other characters have been played in a game. Once all three characters have been played, the character selection choices reset.

This version of Smash Ultimate is the E3 2018 build of the game, so there are only about 30 characters available out of the 65 currently announced. According to Sakurai, the pro players have had very little time with the new game before this competition got started.

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GameCube controllers will be compatible with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. has had plenty of incredible successes over the years, but no chapter over the franchise's storied history has ever been quite like the one that saw Melee come out on the Nintendo GameCube.

The Melee era has a special novelty about it as many players in the scene call back to the GameCube iteration as their starting grounds.

Pair this with the competitive scene's mass return to the second Smash title after disappointment with Brawl and you can see why it has been particularly immortalized in Smash history.

One of the results of this manifests in the fact that many players still use the GameCube controller to play SSB, and Nintendo's backwards compatibility over the years has allowed those with a GCN controller to continue to use it.

Though we're now three consoles removed from the indigo cube of the early 2000's, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced today that the Switch's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would support the old school controllers.

Amiibo support is maximized as well, as Sakurai noted that all previous Smash Bros. Amiibos would work with Ultimate. Click the image below to see the announcements for both the GameCube controller and the Amiibos.

Sakurai and the Super Smash Bros. team are 'hoping you aren't expecting too many new fighters,' but you'll be happy to hear why

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is looking to be the biggest and baddest entry the franchise yet as Masahiro Sakurai and his team have made it a point to include every character that has made a Super Smash appearance thus far.

That means fan favorites such as Metal Gear Solid's Snake and Ice Climbers will be playable right alongside fighters with perfect attendance such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Fox McCloud.

There are more than 60 legacy characters now (that actual number sort of varies depending on how you view Pokemon Trainer vs. the Pokemon he commands, and other similar instances) and Smash Ultimate will be adding more on top of that, but maybe not as many as you'd hope.

During the huge Smash news drop today during the E3 Nintendo Direct, Sakurai spoke specifically on this matter to give excited fans an idea of what they should be expecting.

"We made including every single fighter ever our number one goal, so I'm kind of hoping you're not expecting too many new challengers," he stated. That said, we've already seen two newcomers in both Inkling and Ridley, so it's clear that surprises are still on the way.

Given the franchise's track record, we wouldn't be too terribly surprised to see a good handful of new characters make their eventual way into the game despite the Director's statements here. You can see the clip of Sakurai's quick talk by clicking the thumbnail image below:

Luong and Mian announced for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Previously, we heard about Luong being in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy due to a leaked trailer. It should come as no surprise that she has been officially announced.

Like other characters, these trailers announce fighters in groups of two. Mian was also announced for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy.

Mian made her debut in King of Fighters 14. Similarly, Luong also first appeared in the 14th iteration of King of Fighters.

Three costumes were shown for the both of them. As with many other fighters in this game, some of these costumes appear to make them blush in the artwork.

They will be joining Zarina, Sylvie Paula Paula, Athena Asamiya, Kula Diamond, Mai Shiranui, Leona Heidern, Yuri Sakazaki, Nakoruru, Love Heart, and Shermie. SNK Heroines will be releasing on September 7th for North America and the 6th for Japan.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Soul Calibur 6 gets official release date, new story mode trailer

Bandai Namco has revealed Soul Calibur 6's official release date today at E3 2018. The latest entry in the 3D weapons-based fighter is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19th, 2018.

Along with a release date, a new story mode trailer for Soul Calibur 6 was unveiled. In it, we see several of the currently announced characters doing battle as a search for Soul Edge unfolds.

The trailer opens with a look at Siegfried grabbing a hold of the Soul Edge and harnessing its power. We go on to see battles between Mitsurugi and Groh, Ivy and Xianghua, and more.

An interesting menu with character names is shown that appears to be the way players will experience the story. Progress for each character and the timeline of their stories is featured here, meaning we'll likely be able to piece together the full tale with each character individually.

A quick look at story mode art pieces can also be seen here. In these stills, we see other characters such as Cervantes, though we're unsure if this confirms that he'll be a part of the playable roster.

You can check out the trailer below.

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Ridley revealed as playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo just concluded their E3 2018 Nintendo Direct conference. To close out their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation, the company revealed that Ridley will be a playable character in the game.

The trailer showed Mario, Mega Man, and Samus confront the Metroid series villain. We were also given a look at the first-ever Ridley gameplay.

The trailer showcased several of Ridley's moves, including a series of fireballs, what appears to be up throw, and more.

We also see Meta Ridley, which is likely an alternate color/costume.

Ridley has a tail strike attack that stuns the opponent momentarily before they get hit with an explosion and are sent flying. Also shown are several air attacks including a diving strike.

For the Final Smash, Ridley sends the opponent flying into Samus's ship as it tries to make an escape. He then fires a blast of energy from his mouth, destroying the space craft.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced for Nintendo Switch

This morning during Nintendo's E3 2018 conference, the company revealed all the veterans for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That's right. Everybody!

Returning characters like Solid Snake, Ice Climbers, Young Link, Pichu, Wolf, and the entire roster from Super Smash Bros. 4 have come back. Even the Pokemon Trainer with Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard are back.

The DLC fighters from Smash 4 are also included. Ryu, Cloud, Bayonetta, Roy, Lucas, Mewtwo, and Corrin. Third party characters like Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Sonic will also be returning.

The art style is completely different. Every character appears to have had minor adjustments made to their movesets, taunts, final smashes, or appearance.

Daisy has been revealed as an "Echo Fighter" of Princess Peach. Like Lucina, Dark Pit, and Dr. Mario, her moveset is similar but has different properties.

Ridley has also been announced as a playable fighter. So far, there are a total of 65 characters announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! This means that this will be the largest Smash Bros. roster to date.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

During the Nintendo Direct live stream presentation today for E3, many new and existing titles were revealed to be en route to the Switch.

Of those the fighting game community will be especially excited to hear that the widely popular Dragon Ball FighterZ will be extending its reach out into Nintendo waters as it makes its way to their latest console.

At this point we do not have an official release date, though the quick sighting did come with the caption "2018," so we expect Switch users will be throwing Kamehamehas sooner rather than later.

FighterZ, which released back in January, has seen an immense amount of support in both the competitive and casual fighting scenes.

The game's popularity stands on the iconic foundational anime, but is further bolstered with incredible graphics, a strong roster and incredibly fun gameplay.

Though the moment was brief and enveloped within a slideshow of other titles, here is the reveal from the live stream. The full trailer has been added after the jump below.


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Nintendo's E3 2018 conference stream now live; First look at the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Switch

Nintendo fans. Super Smash Bros. fans. After a three month wait, it is finally that time.

E3 2018 is underway and Nintendo will be presenting their prerecorded conference on Twitch. This presentation is estimated at being about 45 minutes in length.

It has been abundantly clear that one of Nintendo's main focuses this year will be on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch. We are very likely to learn about some of the roster additions, whether the title is a port or a new iteration, mechanics, the identities of the silhouettes that appeared in the initial tease trailer, a release date, and perhaps even the actual title of the game.

This Nintendo Direct will begin at 9:00 a.m. PDT and 12:00 p.m. PDT. Immediately following the announcements, the Nintendo Treehouse stream will begin which will show off a number of these titles.

After the Splatoon 2 World Championship finals (which starts at 1:00 p.m. PDT), we'll be able to see some live gameplay of Super Smash Bros at the Nintendo Invitational. FOX|MKLeo, TSM|ZeRo, Alliance|Armada, Abadango, PG|Plup, BC|Mr. R, DIG|Lucky, and C9|Mango will all be participating at this special event.

We could also potentially hear more news about Metroid Prime 4, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, the ore traditional Pokemon game, the untitled Fire Emblem game, and more. Obviously we'll be keep an eye out for any other fighting game announcements that may come up during this Direct.

You can watch the stream right along with us with an embed after the jump, and discuss your predictions in the comments section. Which characters do you think will be announced?

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Alex Valle is taking souls from online players in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection like quarters at the arcades

Alex Valle is a very well-known name in the fighting game community. He was an extremely dominant player back during the era of Street Fighter 2 and the arcade scene.

His best character has always been Ryu in these type of fighting games. Despite this, he certainly has the fundamentals to play any of the available characters.

You can certainly imagine what it might be like to face off against a player of Alex Valle's caliber in online matches of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. Sometimes you just can't triumph over experience.

WuahWuahMan has uploaded a video that showcases Alex Valle's recent shenanigans during his streams. Needless to say, it isn't pretty for the opponents.

During the matches, Alex Valle reminisces about taking quarters at the laundromat. Meanwhile, he's essentially taking people's souls by crushing any hopes that they had in the matches themselves.

Beware of some NSFW language. Alex Valle was able to score a number of perfects in his battles.


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Cody Travers's moves and stats released for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Cody Travers will be released in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition as Season 3's fourth DLC fighter on June 26th. Players present at E3 2018 are able to try him out before then.

Like for all the characters before him, the CFN has released the moves and stats for Cody. We now have information about his throws, V-Skill, V-Triggers, V-Reversal, unique attacks, special moves, and Critical Art.

Notably, he has a long list of attacks. His V-Triggers unlock a number of different special moves. V-Trigger 1 is called Side Arm and V-Trigger 2 is called Dirty Coach. Both can be utilized after filling up two bars of V-Gauge.

Cody still has access to his "Bad Spray" attack in Street Fighter 5. This is the first attack in this particular title that can only be performed after being knocked down.

He uses a number of different target combos to deal damage to the opponent. These are likely references to how Final Fight was played. One of his target combos involves pressing light punch four times.

Finally, it's worth noting that he has average stamina and stun. This is consistent with other fighting games that he has appeared in.

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More Jump Force E3 2018 footage shows Goku's Kaioken attack, Naruto's transformation into the Nine-Tails and more

The biggest thing to come out of Microsoft's E3 2018 conference yesterday (for us fighting game fans) was easily Bandai Namco's new arena fighter, Jump Force. This title brings characters from the most popular Manga / Anime out there together for the ultimate battle.

As we saw in the reveal trailer, fighters such as Dragon Ball Z's Goku and Frieza, Naruto from his self-titled series, Monkey D. Luffy of One Piece, and more will be among the game's playable roster.

Since the announcement more gameplay has surfaced giving us a closer look at what Jump Force is all about. Today we have three videos: two of them direct-feed and one off-screen.

These showcases feature teams of three characters each. It appears as though there is one point character, with the other two acting as assists who can be switched to the point position.

Unlike other team-based fighting titles, it looks as though Jump Force has one health bar that all three characters share.

The videos below not only show more of the combat, but we are given the opportunity to see techniques such as Goku's Kaioken, Naruto's Bijuu Bomb (complete with Nine-Tails transformation), and much more.


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Team Ninja releases more information for the characters and systems revealed for Dead or Alive 6 so far

Koei Tecmo Games surprised everyone last week by announcing that Dead or Alive 6 was not only in development, but in a state where players can already sit down and get in some matches in the title.

Along with the game's reveal and other information, like new features being added to the game and their plans to reduce sexualization of their characters, six characters were also fittingly revealed.

All of the characters officially shown off so far are returning characters from previous Dead or Alive (and Ninja Gaiden) titles. The characters that we currently know are a part of the roster are Kasumi, Helena, Hayate, Ryu Hayabusa, Jann Lee and Zack.

Team Ninja has also updated their website with details about each of the characters shown thus far along with the games new mechanics like the Break Gauge System with Break Blows and Break Holds as well as the Fatal Rush system.

Dead or Alive 6 is currently slated to release in early 2019 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, and we know now that the game will be playable to the general public for the first time at EVO 2018.

You can take a look at some official stills of the characters in action in the gallery below along with the new system descriptions plus the character bios and high resolution character models after the jump.

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Sony's PlayStation E3 conference stream is set for 6 p.m. PDT; The Last of Us, Spider-Man and perhaps some new fighting game announcements

E3 2018 is now well underway, and the the second of the "big three" console makers will be taking the stage soon with Microsoft already showing wares yesterday and Nintendo showing their new titles (along with the new Super Smash Bros. for the Switch) tomorrow morning.

Sony's PlayStation E3 Media Briefing conference is set to start tonight (June 11th) at 6:00 p.m. PDT where the hardware maker/ publisher is set to show off the Last of Us Part 2, Marvel's Spider-Man and much more during their showcase.

There haven't been any concrete confirmations of fighting games appearing at the show, but given the PlayStation 4's role as the go-to console for the genre this generation, it's still a pretty safe bet that something will be shown.

We still haven't seen what NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon have been teasing (most likely Mortal Kombat 11) plus there's still more Dragon Ball FighterZ and Soul Calibur 6 characters that need to be revealed.

As such, we'll be keeping a close eye on what Sony and their partners have to reveal tonight as well as the rest of the week of E3, so stay tuned to EventHubs for all of the latest fighting game news and details coming out of Los Angeles.

You can watch the stream right along with us with an embed after the jump, and discuss your predictions in the comments section.

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