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Which female characters are likely to join Granblue Fantasy Versus in its second character pass? Let's take a closer look at the most popular ones

Granblue Fantasy Versus will be wrapping up its first character pass at the end of April with the release of Zooey, but we already know that a second pass is heading our way and that the highly popular Belial will be part of it — a character who already appears in the game's RPG mode and has connections to Beelzebub and his nasty plans.

In a recent issue of Famitsu, they had a ton of Granblue Fantasy content due to the 6th anniversary of the mobile game which started the whole media franchise and included results for several polls which players had gotten to vote in, with the most important ones when concerned about Granblue Fantasy Versus are obviously which characters are most popular. I wrote a piece regarding these results here in which I promised an article taking a closer look at a few of the high placers, and this is the first one. Let's see which characters have high popularity and might be good additions for Granblue Fantasy Versus in the near future.

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Ryu's Thrust Strike combos, max corner damage with Akuma, new Guile loops, and more — Street Fighter 5 matchmaking update week 1 tech roundup

It's been nearly a week since the matchmaking update brought about some balance changes to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. There are sure to be some major fluctuations in the tier list as some fighters were buffed while others were nerfed.

Many players have been experimenting with the changes in the lab. Needless to say, some interesting tech has been developed as a result.

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High level Dragon Ball FighterZ set in Season 3 features gameplay for Vegito, Bardock, Yamcha, Base Form Vegeta, and Android 21

Season 3 of Dragon Ball FighterZ has applied a number of interesting system mechanics and balance changes to the game. Some might even say that Dragon Ball FighterZ feels like an entirely new experience.

YogaFlame24 recently uploaded footage of two high level players going at it. The two players featured are Jila and MrPopo, both from Europe.

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'You win one match and then leave, you don't let someone get a rematch... we about to rematch you in real life' — Keef Crew's one-and-done skit

It's often said that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's online systems encourage a "quitter mentality." As someone who frequently plays online, this is definitely a point I feel inclined to agree with.

To maximize GSP (which only matters for getting into Elite Smash), players are essentially encouraged to leave after beating an opponent once. The "one-and-done," so to speak. The idea is that you don't want to give the other player the opportunity to get the download.

Recently, The Keef Crew uploaded a video that highlights a skit of what happens when a one-and-done online player faces a situation that they simply can't leave from... even if they wanted to.

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Mortal Kombat 11's data-mined files reportedly reference a new character that has fans hoping for another crossover with an 80's movie star

Yesterday, we reported on rumors surrounding the future of Mortal Kombat 11's DLC by way of how many fighters may end up in the game, and now the data-mining community may have discovered more clues as to an upcoming character's identity.

Files in Mortal Kombat 11's PC version allegedly contain references to a playable character not currently on the cast with a very specific acronym that has some fans wondering about the inclusion of another crossover from the 80's action movie scene. Obviously, some potential future roster leaks follow.

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The latest popularity poll results for the Granblue Fantasy mobile game may be worth looking at to determine future DLC in Granblue Fantasy Versus

In the latest issue of Famitsu there was a heavy focus on Granblue Fantasy due to the mobile game having its 6-year anniversary to much fanfare and celebration of its long-lived success. One of the thing published in Famitsu at this time was a variety of polls that had been taken from players of the game about characters in it.

Although the two big ones were the most popular characters divided up in two different polls (one for male characters and one for female characters), there were a ton of other polls as well such as which character people wanted a swimsuit version of next, which character they'd recommend for beginners to advance well in the game, favorite character class for the main character (who can switch classes freely) and more. As we here at EventHubs are mostly interested in the fighting game spinoff Granblue Fantasy Versus specifically, it seemed like an apt opportunity to have a look at which characters are highly popular — and not in the game yet — since these are the ones who are going to be prime suspects as future DLC additions to the roster.

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Bust out those old pet memes because Fight of Animals is making its way to Nintendo Switch in April

In a time of realm-ending kombat and iron-fisted kings, sometimes it's nice to sit back and enjoy the lighter side that the fighting game genre has to offer.

Digital Crafter, the developers who previously made Fight of Gods, is bringing their newest title Fight of Animals to the Nintendo Switch next on April 9 — after seeing a slight delay.

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Game of Origin Tournament results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although we obviously don't have much in line of offline tournament action due to COVID-19 concerns across the world, that doesn't mean we can't still have events — and this weekend, we're going to have a very hype showcase of talent in Japan, with details of the event listed further down.

This event has a lot of top level talent participating, including BC|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, SNB|Fujimura, RZR|Fuudo, CO|Dogura, AMTRS|Omito, CO|Fenrich, Haitani, AMTRS|Score, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, GyoGun|Moke, PG|BNBBN, KRone|AbaO, GRPT|DoraBang, SSNO|KojiKOG, Pugera, Tsurugi|Tomo/Relo, Ninomae, Tahichi, RYO, PGW|Ren and many more.

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Seraphic Wing vs. Kikosho, who wins? Desk's latest video showcases Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clashes that we didn't even know were possible

Clashing attacks have become a more increasingly common inclusion in the modern fighting game scene, and while pulling them off during matches may look quite hype, most of us probably don't think of ways to use that mechanic to get extra creative.

Desk is not most people though considering he just released a Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition video that's 10 minutes of choreographed clashing combos for every character in the game.

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The upcoming ARMS challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate could open the doors for other Assist Trophy promotions to characters

It's been revealed that the first challenger of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be a representative from the ARMS franchise. While it's possible that the COVID-19 outbreak might delay development, it's been estimated that the new character will be released in June 2020.

In total, there are 15 different possibilities on who might be the selected combatant. However, I personally suspect that multiple ARMS characters will be made playable via alternate costumes — or maybe some unique customization mechanic.

More than likely, Spring Man will become playable in some fashion. This is thanks to the fact that he essentially acts as the mascot of the series. Interestingly enough, Spring Man is already in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy.

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How well does Abigail hold up in actual Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition matches after the nerfs? Check out Problem X's gameplay to find out

Abigail was one of the characters that was actually nerfed in the Season 5 matchmaking update for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Most notably, block strings and frame traps that involve crouching light kick are a little less effective thanks to the increased push block, and EX Nitro Charge stomps won't combo as long as it used to.

While it's currently unknown just how viable Abigail will ultimately be, Mouz|Problem X is certainly putting in some work with the character. SFV Fan recently uploaded some match footage featuring Problem X's Abigail.

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Having trouble fighting against Ferry in Granblue Fantasy: Versus? Here are some tips to help you combat her

Generally speaking, Ferry is often looked at as a top tier in Granblue Fantasy: Versus. BC|LordKnight, a very knowledgeable fighting game competitor, has recently released a video that's specifically directed at providing tips for fighting against Ferry.

Although Ferry isn't the strongest among the top tiers, LordKnight asserts that deep knowledge of the game and some unconventional strategies are necessary to properly fight against her.

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'Dive Sonic is basically for combos... it's hard to use it in neutral [now]' — Daigo reacts to Guile's V-Skill 2 nerfs in Street Fighter 5: CE

RB|Daigo Umehara has been adamant that he'll be sticking with Guile as his character of choice once the Capcom Pro Tour starts up. He was even beginning to believe that he needed to reinvent Guile's playstyle in order to make him work in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's meta.

Much to the surprise to the community, Street Fighter 5 received a major update that rebalanced the game's roster. As far as Guile is concerned, the most notably changes left his V-Skill 2 — the Dive Sonic — in an overall nerfed state.

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5 Shoryukens combo in a row and so, so much more - Street Fighter: The Movie's crazy tool-assisted gameplay makes the game look like Marvel vs. Capcom

Street Fighter: The Movie — the arcade game, not to be confused with the film itself or even the console version of the title — is regarded by probably everybody in the fanbase as the most broken game in the series if they even know it exists at all.

Just how broken it is, however, is hard to gauge until you see just how crazy Street Fighter: The Movie can get once it's put into the hands of a tool-assisted bot as the player which makes it look more wild than titles like Marvel vs. Capcom.

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus sales cross 200,000 copies in Japan alone Cygames announces

Granblue Fantasy: Versus has only been available for less than two months in its home region of Japan where it seems to be making quite the splash among FGC members and fans in general.

The game's publisher in the region Cygames announced that sales for Granblue Fantasy: Versus have now crossed 200,000 copies in Japan alone when physical and digital versions are combined.

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Rumor: Mortal Kombat 11 may have more than 10 DLC characters still to come, Aftermath Kollection appears to be in the works

It's certainly been an interesting week in the realm of Mortal Kombat 11 news, as an official email for the game already apparently leaked out one of the game's upcoming DLC fighters which now ties in a bit to two other recent revelations.

A modder going by the name thethiny dug through Mortal Kombat 11's files following its most recent update where a specific line of code reportedly reveals how many character slots are still left open after Spawn.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is now available on Steam though those looking to pick up the bundle will need to wait a bit longer

There were a good number of months where PC fighting game players were unsure if they would be able to play the latest version of Under Night In-Birth on their platform of choice. Now the day has finally come to those who've waited.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is now available on Steam with balance and system changes coming free to players who already owned the previous version, but those wanting to get the full DLC bundle will be waiting while some things are ironed out.

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