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New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amiibo announced with Incineroar, Snake, Ivysaur and more coming Fall 2019

After what seems to have been a dry spell for Amiibo, Nintendo has offered a first look at some new figures coming for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The collection continues to grow with newcomers to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate receiving their debut figurines.

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Smash Summit 8 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the latest installment of the highly popular Summit series is happening, with Smash Summit 8 in Los Angeles, California.

With 16 players making their way in through invitations, votings and tournament qualifiers, the final roster consists of Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, C9|Mango, PG|Plup, Wizzrobe, PG|Zain, VGBC|aMSa, Tempo|Axe, HLC|S2J, n0ne, Ginger, Drephen, ERG|Moky, Ace|iBDW, Demise|Trifasia and DS|Spud.

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Where were all of the fighting game announcements at E3 2019 and will they be coming back?

E3 has now wrapped up another year as the biggest video gaming event in the world, but all of the reveals and announcements probably felt a bit lacking for the hardcore fighting game fans when compared to previous showings.

The biggest FGC-related reveals we did receive were of course Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest Hero's announcement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate along with Rimururu joining Samurai Shodown and Bleeding Edge coming from Ninja Theory, but where was everything else?

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Bob, Claudio, and JACK-7 were the most popular Tekken 7 characters for the top 32 at Fighting Games Challenge 2019

A Master Event for the Tekken World Tour took place over the weekend. This means that spectators got the opportunity to watch some high level Tekken 7 gameplay.

There were over 200 entrants that participated for those precious points. As a result, let's take a look at the characters that were found in the top 32 portion of the bracket.

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Fighting game dads: most are either evil, deadbeats, adoptive, or some combination of the aforementioned

Heihachi. Goku. Shao Kahn. Geese Howard. What do all these guys have in common? They are some of the more recognized names in various FGC games, but also some of the worst fathers.

Guile’s also in that group. This dude is always telling everyone else to go be with family, but he himself never is. *Cough* deadbeat.

It's Father's Day, so let's take some time to look at the parenting skills of some of the greatest characters to have appeared in a fighting game.

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Every character except Ryu, Kage, Alex, Ed, Falke, or Nash made it to the top 32 of either Fighter's Spirit 2019 or Reflect 2019 for Street Fighter 5

This weekend featured a couple of tournaments that might be of interest to Street Fighter 5 fans. More specifically, Capcom Pro Tour events played out at Fighter's Spirit 2019 and Reflect 2019.

Since these were both ranking events, rather than premier, we've decided to take a look at the top 32 portions of the brackets. Keep in mind that Reflect 2019 took place in London, United Kingdom while Fighter's Spirit 2019 transpired in Seoul, South Korea.

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Reflect 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Reflect 2019 will be hosted in London, United Kingdom.

It's a new tournament series which will have a bunch of hype events, with some of the notable players attending being Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, NVD|SaltyKid, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Infexious, Takamura, VGIA|Shanks, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, Packz, Reason|BoltStrike, EnVyUS|Layo, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, THUGS|NastyNas, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, HappyPow, Oplon|Noka and Akainu|Kilzyou.

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Dead or Alive 6 to add ability to purchase individual costumes for characters for PC leaving only western PlayStation 4 owners on the outside

Dead or Alive 6 is only three and a half months old and currently has a handful of big costume DLC packs which some players will apparently soon be able to buy piecemeal or à la carte.

Koei Tecmo recently announced on Twitter that the developers will soon be implementing a feature that will allow users on PC to purchase DLC costumes individually outside of the bundles — something that players who use only a few characters will probably appreciate greatly.

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Fighting Games Challenge 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's huge action for Tekken players this weekend, with Fighting Games Challenge taking place in Łódź, Poland.

Some of the players participating are Crazy|SuperAkouma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, GG|Saint, Kkokkoma, AXL|Fergus, DG|Asim, DG|KaneAndTrench, CherryBerryMango, YMCA|Jopelix, DEUS|DougFromParis, Yamasa|Yuu, Loveneet, Q4G|Rikimaru, DG|RooKang, NLE|Bode, D4|RZA, DevilKazuya, TDB|Malekith, EQNX|Blackbeard, DG|ThePhantom, YoujinBoy, LOK|Nivek, HG|MitrustStorm, 200K|SignorFarfalla, DS|Shirdel, Q4G|Devilnin, UYU|Mihawk, BonusJin, FS|Tenshimitsu and many more as well.

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SonicFox releases his updated tier list for Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 has been out in the wild for almost two months now with multiple majors under its belt for tournament players, so we've seen the meta change and strategies develop here quite a bit in the game's early competitive life.

None have found more success in the game overall thus far than FOX|SonicFox, who won Summit of Time, has multiple NLBC wins under his belt and finished second at Combo Breaker, and now he's released an updated tier list for his thoughts on how the fighters are shaping up currently.

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Fighter's Spirit 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighter's Spirit 2019 is taking place this weekend in Seoul, South Korea.

Players participating include Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, RB|Gachikun, CYG|Fuudo, Omito, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, Daru, UYU|OilKing, Momochi, UYU|NL, Taka, CYG|GamerBee, YOG|Machabo, Talon|HotDog29, iXA|Gouda, Mago, ALUS|Qiuqiu, GRPT|MOV, FAV|Ryuusei, GRPT|DoraBang, ODG|Nakamura, LG|Monster, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, LG|Nakashima, Verloren, Nezu, KYONOentremete, ALUS|Yang Mian, iXA|StormKubo, Yutta, Yoshiki, AXIZ|Shuto, TRL|Bashou, Qanba|Abao, DNG|Nauman, Sandbag, Abegen, ODG|Roy and many more.

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Arcade modes, story-telling, trials, custom creation tools, and more — Stumblebee reviews how single player content in fighting games have evolved

Fighting games are most typically known for their competitive multiplayer modes. However, it's definitely important not to neglect the single player content.

This doesn't necessarily mean just having an arcade or story mode present in the game. This can also include features like a trial mode, training, unlockables, custom character creators, and more.

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Sneak peek at Shang Tsung's intro dialogue with all 25 Mortal Kombat 11 characters

Shang Tsung will be made available a week early for Kombat Pack owners on June 18th. In preparation for this, NetherRealm Studios made Shang Tsung available to fight before his release in the Towers of Time mode a few days ago.

Although this means that players were only permitted the opportunity to fight against him rather than as him, this did give us some details about the sorcerer. For example, Cheng Teoh used this as an opportunity to capture Shang Tsung's intro dialogue with all 25 fighters.

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Koei Tecmo showcases almost an hour of new footage for the King of Fighters crossover characters Mai and Kula for Dead or Alive 6

Dead or Alive 6's first batch of crossover DLC is coming in just a few days in the form of the King of Fighters' Mai Shiranui and Kula Diamond, but you won't need to wait until Tuesday to see them fully in action.

Koei Tecmo teamed up with Japanese publisher Dengeki Online to showcase around an hour of Mai and Kula in the 3D fighter including their move sets, costume / accessory choices and more.

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Hori and Capcom team up to bring a new and classic set of Street Fighter arcade sticks to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch console has a strong line up of fighting games from Ultra Street Fighter 2 to Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and most recently with Mortal Kombat 11 — and that's all before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The ability to come across quality arcade sticks for the platform natively have been a bit harder to come by, however.

Hori and Capcom have teamed up to bring some new Street Fighter-branded fight sticks to the Switch featuring art from Third and the classic cabinets for SF2 in their full-sized Real Arcade Pro and the more portable Fighting Stick Mini.

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Here's a better look at Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thanks to some official screenshots plus official render and an alternate color

It had been a long time coming, but Banjo-Kazooie finally made the jump into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via DLC though we'll need to wait until this fall to play as them on a Nintendo console for the first time in almost two decades.

We already received a reveal trailer at E3 2019 that showed off a bit of the duo in action, but now we can take a better look at how they'll appear in the game via some new screenshots including Banjo and Kazooie's character renders plus a pink alternate color scheme.

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SNK reportedly turned down a PC exclusivity deal for Samurai Shodown to appear only on a certain digital store

Samurai Shodown is set to release in the West in only 10 days on June 25 for PlayStation and Xbox users though hopeful PC players will be needing to wait until later in 2019 to finally get their hands on the game — though it seems like they were also almost subject to a platform exclusivity deal too.

The Korean website Game Focus recently interviewed Samurai Shodown's director, Nobuyuki Kuroki, where he discussed aspects of the new title's development and design for the engine and gameplay as well as a digital partnership that ended up falling through.

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