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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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Has Go1 been dethroned? He started the year as the undisputed best Dragon Ball FighterZ player, we want to know what you think now

CO|Go1 has long been known as one of the best fighting game players and especially anime fighting game players in the world, so it felt almost like business as usual when he dominated the first four or five months of Dragon Ball FighterZ's tournament life.

Going into Combo Breaker 2018, Go1 had a tournament record in the game of 60 wins compared to only two losses, both of which came to is teammate CO|Dogura, and he won every tournament he entered.

Dogura came close to defeating Go1 at Stunfest, but it wasn't until Combo Breaker that the best would finally be bested and eliminated by FOX|SonicFox, who sent Go1 to loser's bracket in Winner's Finals and finished the job in Grand Finals in exciting fashion.

Questions then began to arise as to the Japanese anime God's crown as the best after the loss which has since grown after Summit of Power where Go1 lost to the eventual Summit champion NRG|HookGangGod and was then eliminated by SonicFox.

Obviously, even the greatest player can't win forever, but has his competition leveled up to his status? Or is it still too early to call? Go1 still did not drop a set in group play and both of his losses came down to 3-2 sets that didn't end in his favor.

Is Go1 still the best Dragon Ball FighterZ player in the world? Vote in our poll after the jump with your opinion, and let us know in the comments who the best player is right now if not Go1.

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Sony E3 2018 conference: What fighting game reveals might we see tonight?

It's that time of year again, folks. E3 2018 is officially underway.

Before the show floor doors open up to industry members and the public alike, gaming's biggest companies are running their conferences to showcase what content and titles are coming down the pike.

Yesterday, we saw Microsoft's presentation which brought with it another Bandai Namco fighting title, Jump Force. Sony is gearing up for their conference later tonight, which will undoubtedly bring with it a slew of exciting reveals and announcements.

There are a lot of fighting games currently on the market with more to come this year and next. From DLC to brand new characters or even games, there's potential for all kinds of great announcements tonight.

If you're a reader on this site, chances are you're awaiting any and all fighting game reveals from Sony's conference. But what might we be seeing if there are indeed fighting game reveals scheduled to take place?

Let's jump into what are some of the big reveals we could be seeing in just a matter of hours.

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Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch should see at least eight characters revealed tomorrow at E3 2018

What is estimated to be 45 minutes long, Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation is nearly upon us. By this point, we are all well aware that one of Nintendo's main focuses will be on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch that will be releasing in 2018.

Information about this mysterious game is currently very scarce. We don't even know if this is a port or a brand new iteration to the series yet. Still, we do know about at least three fighters: the Inklings from Splatoon, Mario, and Breath of the Wild Link.

Despite this, the initial tease trailer itself did not show us any gameplay. While many have been speculating if Link will have a brand new moveset, the possibility of Mario incorporating Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey into his moveset, and what the Inklings might be able to do, nothing is currently known about their playstyles.

Notably, we were treated to the sight of a number of silhouettes as the short trailer ended. Again, many members of the community have been speculating on who these hidden combatants might be.

Some of these shadowy figures really stand out with their very identifiable attributes. Donkey Kong and Bowser are very likely present here.

Here's one more look at the silhouettes before Nintendo's E3 conference tomorrow. You can also see who we think these figures are representing.

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Cody Travers reusing other character animations in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition?

Cody Travers's trailer was officially revealed on May 27, 2018. He will be released on June 26th but he'll be playable at E3 2018.

It was certainly nice to see that he is able to gain access to unique knife and steel pipe moves via his V-Triggers. Despite being the new mayor of Metro City, he seems to still have a few tricks from his old ways.

Apparently he's been caught stealing recently... Rather, he might have a number of reused attack animations from other characters in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

An image that was posted on Twitter by Yuiyuiyui1230 demonstrates this. He appears to have Ed's crouching medium kick, Ed's crouching heavy punch, Young Zeku's crouching medium punch, and Guile's standing heavy punch.

To be fair, there is a possibility that this is just a coincidence. There's only so many ways a character can be animated to punch or kick a certain way, especially if two moves are intended to fulfill similar purposes. For example, Ed's and Cody's crouching heavy punch are probably both supposed to be solid anti-air attacks.

While some differences can surely be pointed out, the possibility of animations being reused here seems to be fairly high. Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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'It's one of the first times that the Jump Universe and reality have merged' - Jump Force producer Koji Nakajima

Yesterday, we saw the reveal of Jump Force during Microsoft's E3 conference. This is a 3v3 brawler that can pit Dragon Ball's Goku, One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy, and Naruto Shippuden's Naruto up against the infamous Dragon Ball Z villain, Frieza. There was also a hint at Death Note towards the end of trailer.

Most fans may have recognized that the art style is very unique and doesn't really match up with any of the series present. That's because this crossover game isn't just the merging of the Jump universes, but also with the "real world" or reality.

At E3, IGN recently had a chance to sit down with Koji Nakajima, the Bandai Namco producer of Jump Force, for an interview. A few interesting details were revealed.

For one, Nakajima admitted that his favorite Jump character was in the game but was currently unannounced. Obviously the mysterious fighter was left unnamed.

He also mentioned that it would be "quite a stretch" to have the Prince of Tennis cast join the roster. This game focuses on the keyword "heroes" when it comes to roster selection.

When asked about Yu Yu Hakusho and Hero Academia, Koji Nakajima simply responded with "no comment." Notably, he stated that there would be characters present that haven't really been in video games before.

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Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is incredibly dumb and I hope it comes back in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch

So let me preface this by saying that I am actually a Mr. Game and Watch main in Super Smash Bros. 4 (along with Wii Fit Trainer, Ryu, and Mega Man). With that said, it's clear to me that Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is one of the dumbest moves in the game -- and I truly hope that it comes back in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch exactly as it is.

There's nothing more satisfying in the Super Smash Bros. series than setting up moments that make your opponents loudly exclaim "WHAT!?" in disbelief of something they've never seen before. This is exactly what Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is all about.

According to KuroganeHammer, Mr. Game and Watch's up smash boasts quite a bit of upper body invincibility. Considering his extremely small size, very few characters are actually able to poke his lower region without touching the diver's helmet which will cause the attack to clash and be rendered useless.

While its range is just somewhat lacking, it is capable of hitting on both sides of Mr. Game and Watch. Not only this, it recovers ridiculously fast since he is able to act after just 39 frames of animation.

If blocked, Mr. Game and Watch is left at -3 frames -- which becomes +4 if the opponent shield drops. This also tends to be a move that is very difficult to power shield.

Even though Mr. Game and Watch is often regarded as a mid tier character in many tier lists, there's no doubt that Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is one of the best smash attacks in the game. This is clearly one of Mr. Game and Watch's best attributes that really helps to make up for the fact that his the third lightest in the game (only heavier than Jigglypuff and Mewtwo).

A clip that was posted on Twitter by RetroPabloTV really showcases just how good this attack is. While Mr. Game and Watch is currently not yet confirmed to be a returning veteran for Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch title that is releasing in 2018, my hopes are high for not only the character, but also for the move that really helped define many great moments that came with playing him.

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Major upsets as Fenrich defeats SonicFox, then HookGangGod takes down Go1 AND SonicFox - Dragon Ball FighterZ Summit of Power finals highlights

As goofy as things can, and do, get at Summit of Power, the Dragon Ball FighterZ action got very serious and absolutely delivered as the strongest players in the world gave it their all against one another.

The top eight bracket consisted of CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, GGP|Kazunoko, Reynald, ApologyMan, Ponos|Moke, CO|Fenrich and NRG|HookGangGod.

We've nabbed a handful of our favorite moments from the finals of the event so you can relive the hype with us. We kick off with one of the Summit's biggest upsets.

It's rare to see a Vegeta solo comeback, but it's even more rare when said comeback has to be done on Go1.

Despite being up 2-0 against the Japanese powerhouse, HookGangGod lost almost all momentum as his opponent brought things back in a commanding fashion. Down to his final character, he pulls off the impossible.

Here are the final moments of their set as we award a third player with the title of "Go1 slayer."

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Summit of Power results ft. Go1, SonicFox, Dogura, ChrisG, HookGangGod

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

After a long wait, the Summit of Power will finally be taking place.

The event will feature extended group play for the players to decide what the final bracket will look like, as well as a 3v3 event where players will team up and battle it out.

Of course, it's not a Summit event without fun side-games, and you will be able to enjoy Mafia, Jenga and a Mystery Game Tournament we don't know yet what to expect from.

Through invitations, various qualifiers as well as a voting-based system, many players have done their best to get a spot, and it's been a long road, but we're down to the 16 chosen competitors.

The 16 players you will see living together and fighting together are CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, TSM|Leffen, UYU|Cloud805, PG|Nakkiel, Ponos|Moke, FOX|Dekillsage, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Fenrich, CLN|Yohosie, LordKnight, Reynald and ApologyMan.

Streaming is being done at Beyond the Summit.

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Nearly 13 minutes of Dead or Alive 6 E3 2018 gameplay footage

On June 8, 2018, Dead or Alive 6 was revealed. This was quite the pleasant surprise for fans considering the somber farewell message the Dead or Alive 5 team left the tournament scene back in December of last year.

Team Ninja is making a number of interesting decisions with Dead or Alive 6. For one, they are making a conscious effort to make the characters less sexualized.

Dead or Alive 6 is also the first game in the series to feature a super meter bar. The game director has noted that the new special move button is a "rescue button for beginners."

An interview with IGN also revealed a number of other new mechanics. There will be a side attack, break gauge, fatal stun, and more included.

IGN also recently released a YouTube video that showcases some gameplay for the upcoming fighter. There's nearly 13 minutes of footage shown while an interview is being conducted.

The returning characters so far are Kasumi, Hayabusa, Jann Lee, Zack, Hayate and Helena. There also appears to be a newcomer to the series. Dead or Alive 6 will be releasing in early 2019.

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The Fight 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Brolynho, Jiewa, Caba, DoomSnake

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The Fight 2018 is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line a lot of Latin America's fighters are showing up.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play for King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.

Players attending are plentiful, and just a few names you'll be seeing this weekend are Rise|MenaRD, F3|Brolynho, iG|Jiewa, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, Flash, Furia|HKDash, Kusanagi, Umbrella|Dark, Fuego|ElTigre and AAG|BabyBrasil.

There are around 70 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of matches on stream for your viewing pleasure during the event.

Streaming is being done at Colombian FGC.

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