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

The next DLC character for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Falke, will be releasing on April 24, 2018. Since she is similar to Ed in that she is a Psycho Power user, this has apparently resulted in her utilizing simple inputs.

Information about Falke's moves and stats have now been released on the CFN. With the exception of her Critical Art, none of Falke's attacks or tools utilize motions.

If you didn't already know, Falke's V-Trigger 1 requires two bars of V-Gauge in order to access. Meanwhile, her second V-Trigger must have three bars of V-Gauge if it is to be utilized.

Falke appears to have slightly below average health and stun. She'll be defeated in a round if she should take a total of 950 damage. Meanwhile, she'll be stunned if her stun gauge exceeds 950.

Interestingly enough, she has access to air throw. Overall, she appears to be a zoning character since she has access to three projectile trajectories.

Only two of her special attack can be enhanced with EX meter. Check it out:

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Injustice and He Man are crossing over in a comic book miniseries this July

The Injustice series has crossed paths with some interesting franchises so far. Now, it looks like we'll have to add He-Man and the Master of the Universe to that list.

Injustice vs. He Man and the Master of the Universe is a six-issue comic book miniseries (digital-first) that is set to kick off in July. At the helm of this project is writer Tim Seeley (Nightwing, Green Lanterns) and Freddie E. Williams II (He-Man/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), CBR reports.

The plot sees Batman calling upon a hero from another dimension for aid in defeating Superman -- who happens to be a dictator in this universe (if you're unfamiliar). That warrior, of course, is He-Man.

The first issue of Injustice vs. He-Man and the Master of the Universe will become available for sale on July 18th both in comic book stores and as a digital download.

We can't help but wonder if He-Man could potentially join the playable roster as DLC for Injustice 2.

At this point, NetherRealm Studios' mainstream DC Comics fighting title has wrapped up its initial DLC character plans with the release of nine additional combatants. This includes crossovers with the likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hellboy. So, why not He-Man?

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Enjoying Dragon Ball FighterZ but not familiar with the source material? Here's what is and isn't canon and how you can enjoy its various iterations

A big success story in the fighting game community lately has been the latest release from publisher Bandai Namco and developer Arc System Works, namely Dragon Ball FighterZ.

As one of the most popular media franchises in the world, there's no doubt that this game was looking at a very big fanbase to begin with, and its reception has certainly delivered, with tons of people across the world buying and playing the game.

But, of course, no matter how big something is, not everyone has experienced the source material first-hand. I personally know a lot of people who were never really into Dragon Ball but still bought FighterZ because they enjoy fighting games and thought it looked good.

If you're one of the people who really like what Dragon Ball FighterZ brings to the table, but aren't too knowledgeable about the series, this article is for you.

This will be sort of a primer, which goes through which areas of the series are canon, which of them aren't canon, and where you can find the media if you'd like to read or watch it for yourself.

Spoilers will be minimal, so if you're looking to get acquainted with Dragon Ball but want to enter the story relatively fresh, there won't be much detailing here that isn't already in the game itself, so rest assured.

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The King of Fighters 14 3.01 version update is reportedly coming to fix various bugs in the game

SNK continues to support its flagship fighter the King of Fighters 14 with four brand new characters and balance changes last week with the games 3.00 update though it also brought with it some new bugs.

There was an especially goofy bug that would cause characters' bodies to elongate after getting hit with Robert's command grab, but it seems like that won't be in the game for much longer.

A version 3.01 update for the game will be dropping in the near future to address Robert's body horror attack and small adjustments to the newly released characters among others. This update is meant primarily to fix minor bugs in the game, but will not be including much for balance changes.

The list is currently only available in Japanese, but a Twitter user by the name of inwi|frionel has taken it upon themselves to translate the fixes and tweet out what to expect when the update comes to the PlayStation 4.

Blue Mary, Oswald and Heidern all have small adjustments made in version 3.01 reportedly including hitbox changes to the trio and some reduced block stun for Oswald. Najd is not mentioned in this list of changes though King is listed to get some adjustments to her Silent Flash attacks.

The original Japanese change list can be found here, and you can find the translated notes by clicking the thumbnail below (though it is important to note that these translations may not be 100 percent accurate).

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Falke has great range, an invincible reversal and more; here's what we've learned so far about Street Fighter 5's newest character

Capcom is opening the flood gates on the newest addition to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Falke, with live streamed events over at Winner Stays On and Capcom Unity to break down what the Guardian Hawk can do in battle.

Since Falke is a staff wielding fighter, it should be expected that she should have some long ranged normals and special moves, and she does not disappoint in this department. Some of her moves do appear to be a bit stubby, like her sweep, but most of her other medium and heavy attacks as well as her specials can hit opponents from a good distance.

Falke does not possess a three frame normal or special, but her EX version of Psycho Schneide uppercut move is an invincible reversal and performs much like Ed's Psycho Upper. She does have an air throw that was not shown in the initial trailer.

Like Ed, however, Falke does not appear to have a standard overhead normal attack and must use airborne attacks to mix-up crouching opponents. She does have a different tool in her mix-up game though with a command normal that hits low while she is standing and can be linked after to combo.

Also like Ed, Falke's specials are not performed by standard motions or charges and are instead performed by pressing two punch or kick buttons together for her uppercut and vaulting attack or holding down and releasing a punch button to perform her projectile special.

Let's get the breakdown started off here with her currently highest damaging combo known that uses both her V-Trigger and Critical Art for over 560 damage and 710 stun.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition Falke showcase - Capcom Unity live stream

Update: Added the stream for Capcom Unity's Falke preview that is set to start at 3:00 PDT.

By now, you've probably caught a glimpse of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character, Falke. The company released her official gameplay traileryesterday, along with a ton of information about the Psycho-powered clone.

Falke is set for release on April 24th, but you won't have to wait another week to see her again. Today, Capcom UK and the local competitive scene will be coming together for a special WSO session.

During the live stream, we'll be seeing a full showcase of Falke. If past experience is any indication, the broadcast will feature Capcom UK Community Manager Matt "The Street Writer" Edwards, who will lead a breakdown demonstrating what the new character is capable of.

If you want to see how Falke's normals work, get a look at her combo potential, and see her in actual matches, be sure to tune in. Some of the awesome talent expected to take part in today's fun include RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Ares|Will2Pac, Jammerz, and more.

The live stream is set to kick off at 12 p.m. PDT / 20:00 BST. We will be updating this story when the stream goes live.

While you wait, be sure to check out how the FGC reacted to Falke's Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition trailer.

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Here are Falke's -canonical- stats in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

We recently got our first look at Falke's gameplay via her announcement trailer. Like Ed, she is a clone that is also a Psycho Power user.

What makes Falke unique is her usage of her weapon of choice, the "Harmony" -- a bo staff. She is also able to channel her Psycho Power into objects like this weapon.

We have yet to learn details about her statistics. How much damage does she deal? What do her stamina and stun values look like?

Recently on the Capcom Japan website, information about her canonical stats was released. It's very important to understand that these values don't necessarily reflect in-game values.

For example: while Akuma has 900 health in-game (which is tied for the lowest in the game), this same listing shows that he actually has an average amount of life. This is because Akuma is known for holding back his power in fights.

Still, this isn't totally inaccurate. This could give us some ideas about Falke's in-game stats. Have a look for yourself:

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Unknown Beerus player is creating destruction online in Dragon Ball FighterZ

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, there are many notable fighters that players have been referring to as "top tier." These combatants include the likes of Android 16, Adult Gohan, Perfect Cell, Kid Buu, and Goku Black.

Beerus, the god of destruction and canonically the most powerful character that is playable in the roster right now, is... not one of those top tiers. In fact, Beerus is widely considered to be the worst in the game.

This is as a result of Beerus's lackluster neutral game. His destruction spheres are easily negated by super dashing. Playing this character offers a number of challenges.

YogaFlame24 has uploaded a video that highlights an "unknown player" that is known as "SkeezerMui." He is utilizing a rather unorthodox team.

Beerus serves as his point character backed up by Tien and Future Trunks. As you might imagine, he is constantly matched up against those that are using top tiers... and yet he is still winning.

Before hitting the jump to see the video, check out this sequence that allowed him to KO the opponent's Android 16:

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Capcom Pro Tour 2018 top ten standings so far

We're only a few months into the Capcom Pro Tour of 2018. Everybody is already noticing who the dominant players are.

Capcom Fighters has released a list that depicts who the top ten competitors are for the season so far. Their rankings are based on Capcom Pro Tour global points.

It's quite clear who the top two leading players are. There is a considerable gap in terms of points between them and the rest of the players.

While FOX|Tokido is currently in the lead with 1130 points, PG|Infiltration is not too far behind with 860 points. After that, NuckleDu and Fursan|Verloren are tied with 330 points.

Interestingly enough, we see that Guile is the only character that is being played by more than one person. Among the top ten competitors, Akuma, Menat, Ibuki, Cammy, Guile, Rashid, Urien, R. Mika, and Ken (many have pointed out that Momochi is using Kolin now) are being played.

Capcom Pro Tour Points are extremely important not only for the sake of making it to the big Capcom Pro Tour tournament this year, but also for the purpose of seeding. Check it out:

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Falke appears to have decent range with her specials and new combo opportunities using V-Trigger - Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition trailer breakdown

After nearly a week of teasing, Capcom released the first trailer for their next DLC character for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Falke, and is set to release next week on April 24th.

Falke is the third DLC character this year after Sakura and Blanka and the first brand new character this year with G to follow later once we see the return of Cody.

The one-minute and thirty-second trailer goes by quickly but gives us a good look at much of what this Psycho Power fueled clone is capable of. She is unique among Psycho Power fighters, as she can imbue objects with the energy, namely her staff.

Falke is the first character to use a staff since Ultra Street Fighter 4's Rolento, and although he uses the same style of weapon, they don't appear to have much in common move wise. She joins Vega and Menat (technically Ibuki too) as fighters that employ weaponry to their arsenal.

You can find a general breakdown of her specials, V-moves and Critical Art in the announcement article, but here we are going to be taking a closer look at her move's properties and various tools at her disposal. Let's start off with one of her aerial attacks that I don't see many people talking about.

Falke has an air stomp attack that sends her straight down, so it is different than your standard divekick. It looks to be a mixture of a divekick and Chun-Li's head stomp. It can also be comboed after (at least after a juggle).

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Falke is receiving a special showcase on Winner Stays On Sessions on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:00 pm PDT

Typically a few days after a character is revealed for Street Fighter 5, players and spectators get a full breakdown of what the new fighter can do on the Winner Stays On Sessions, and we won't have to wait long for Falke's.

The Guardian Hawk will get her time to show off tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17 at 20:00 BST (12:00 pm PDT) where players will get some hands on time with Falke before she releases on April 24.

Players in attendance of this week's WSO Session include Mouz|Problem X, ARES|Luffy, ARES|Wil2pac, Logan-sama, HDJammerz and The Street Writer himself, Matthew Edwards among others.

The stream of the event can be found on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel once it begins, and we will have the stream embedded after the jump.

Although they haven't gotten their hands on her yet, players like Infiltration, LPN and Justin Wong have already given their first impressions for Falke in her reveal trailer.

You can check out the full announcement by clicking the thumbnail below.

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Much interest in her gameplay, but questions about her animations: Top players and community members react to Falke's announcement in Street Fighter 5

Capcom finally revealed the trailer for Falke in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition today after nearly a week of teasing fans with reports hinting at her uses of Psycho Power and being another Bison clone.

Now, players and community members around the world are weighing in with their first impressions of the new fighter, nicknamed the Guardian Hawk, and the chief voices among those have had both good and not so good things to say.

Most players that we have seen talk about the character seem intrigued by her playstyle with some comparing her to Venom from the Guilty Gear series who can shoot and bounce projectiles around the screen with his staff.

Players like PG|Infiltration and LPN are very enthusiastic about the character after seeing Falke in motion for the first time. Infiltration thinks that she looks like Juri's SF4 incarnation and both appear to like her ability to shoot projectiles from her staff like a gun.

As far as her biggest detractor goes, many people like James Chen, Chris G and Arlieth feel that her animations seem off and lack much of an impact on hit. Her Critical Art is also catching some flak for it's animation and lack of flare.

You can check out their full thoughts and opinions on Falke in the gallery below.

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Sources: Infiltration, LPN, Ricki Ortiz, Sabin, Justin Wong, Chris G, Alex Valle, Arlieth, DemonDan14, James Chen

'I don't want to get hit one time and lose the whole match right now' - Echo Fox's Punk talks NCR 2018 and seeing Street Fighter for the first time

Victor "Punk" Woodley began making a name for himself as one of the young up-and-comers in Street Fighter 5 after taking first place at Dream Hack Austin 2017, winning the ELEAGUE invitational and getting second place at EVO last year.

Punk recently signed on with the eSports team Echo Fox, that also sponsors players like Tokido, Momochi and Justin Wong, and the team put out a brief introduction video for their newest player where he discusses getting in to fighting games, his performance at NCR 2018, why he chose Echo Fox and more.

In the video, he talks about seeing the commercial for Street Fighter 4 on TV for the first time that made him want to pick it up and try out fighting games. Punk is also asked about his playstyle and responds that he feels that his style is very aggressive, but also thought out and calculated.

Punk came in ninth place for Dragon Ball FighterZ at NCR which he says is his biggest highlight of the event because he was able to compete at a high level even though he hasn't played the game much and relied mostly on fundamentals. His SF5 story has some more ups and downs.

"It's just very emotional," said Punk about his performance in the Street Fighter tournament at NCR and facing Abigail players. "I'm just sick of losing to the character, but I feel like there's nothing I can do because I feel I played perfectly."

You can check out the full video after the jump.

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Falke has 'simple inputs' like Ed in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Early this morning, we saw the official unveiling of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character, Falke. Along with her official gameplay trailer, Capcom also released a blog entry with details about the Psycho Powered fighter.

A ton of information hit the internet about Falke, and there's an interesting bit in particular that we'd like to draw attention to for those who may have glossed it over. Much like Season 2's Ed, Falke is a "simple inputs" character.

This means that her special moves are performed without the use of traditional motions -- like fireballs and Dragon Punches. Instead, we'll be seeing her attacks launched using single or double button presses and sometimes a single direction to go along with those presses.

As detailed in the blog today, Falke's special move that fires Psycho Power similar to a shotgun is performed by holding a single punch to charge, then releasing it. She gets three variations of this special move depending on her position: standing, crouching, or in the air.

Her other special moves include an uppercut-style attack called Psycho Schneide, which is performed by hitting two punch buttons together, and a pole vaulting kick attack (Katapult) that is activated when two kicks are input simultaneously. The EX versions of these special moves are likely performed by hitting three punches and three kicks, respectively.

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Android 21, armed with Vegeta's ability, has a touch of death infinite in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Android 21 has a unique ability that allows her to "taste" an opponent character's power. This tool stores the attacks of four separate characters (this is only possible with a Ginyu swap).

As she gains access to more moves, she becomes more versatile. Evidently, she also becomes a one touch kill type of fighter if she is able to snag Vegeta's special ability.

Vegeta is a very common fighter as his assist attack is considered to be the best in the game. He's ideal for basically any team as a result of this.

While utilizing stolen attacks, Android 21 actually gains access to cancels. This allows her to combo in ways that no other character is able to.

With Vegeta's multi projectile attack, she can actually perform an infinite combo. She is able to do this without the help of any assists or meter.

Considering the popularity of Vegeta in tournaments, Android 21 might become an interesting counter to certain team compositions. Check it out:

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Source: Mokemoti.

Falke coming to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition on April 24th

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's newest character now has an official showcase. Capcom has released the gameplay trailer for Falke.

The staff-wielding combatant is a newcomer to the world of Street Fighter. As we learned previously, Falke is a clone of M. Bison who can utilize Psycho Power.

Nicknamed "The Guardian Hawk," Falke was heavily experimented by the evil organization Shadaloo. She was forced to train excessively in order to reach perfection.

Falke is capable of infusing items with Psycho Power and can release this energy through them. She mainly utilizes this ability with her staff, which she has named "Harmony."

After years of brutal training, Falke spiraled into a deep state of despair. Ed eventually came to her rescue, and they were both able to escape the clutches of Shadaloo building a sibling-like bond between the two.

Falke is the third DLC character to join the fight in Season 3. Later this year, we'll be seeing Cody, G, and Sagat added to the roster as well.

We can expect Falke to join the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition fight on Tuesday, April 24th.

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Wolf added to Super Smash Bros. 4 via mods

It's no secret that Wolf is a very popular character among Smash players. Though he did not appear in Super Smash Bros. 4, many players are still hoping to see his return in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Switch title.

Recently, Wolf was actually added to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. 4 via mods. He replaces Fox McCloud entirely.

How would Wolf play in Super Smash Bros. 4 with its new mechanics and feel? The Beefy Smash Doods uploaded a video that has them playing with the mod enabled.

There are definitely some oddities with his moveset. For one, his forward aerial doesn't appear to have autocancel frames that can be triggered during a short hop. This, unfortunately, greatly inhibits the move's utility considering the amount of landing lag it has.

On the other hand, his dash attack has very little end lag. This attack seems to be way more effective compared to the official Brawl counterpart.

Perhaps this will give us some idea on how Wolf could function in a brand new Smash title. Check it out:

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