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SNK reveals The King of Fighters 15; Samurai Shodown coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC

SNK returned back to their fighting game roots with The King of Fighters 14 back in 2016 and have since gone on to release SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy plus announce a new Samurai Shodown title. Now we know what the developer's next fighter on the horizon is.

The King of Fighters 15 was revealed during an IPO press conference in Seoul, South Korea by SNK, and it is currently slated to release at some point in 2020.

No artwork or visuals were reportedly shown during the presentation aside from the title and a 'coming soon' placeholder, but we now have confirmation that a new game in the fighter series is currently in development along with their other title coming next year.

Samurai Shodown also received an update during the press conference where it was announced that the title will now be coming to the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC along with the originally revealed PlayStation 4 release.

An updated release window was reportedly touted as well during the event which showed a graphic stating that the new Samurai Shodown title is scheduled to release during the second quarter of 2019.

This is not an official, public announcement by SNK, however, so some of these listings may not be entirely accurate since King of Fighters 14 is also listed for Xbox and Nintendo systems despite only being on PS4, Steam and in arcades currently — or we could be seeing some new ports of the fighting game coming soon.

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Sagat's Street Fighter 2 theme is a masterpiece, yet it's somehow better when the The Consouls add a Jazz twist to it

The classic themes from back in Street Fighter 2 are iconic. If you hear just a few seconds of any of them, there's a good chance you'll recognize them immediately.

Among the best of best Street Fighter songs (in my opinion) is Sagat's theme. It's dramatic and powerful, and hearing it sends your right back to fighting the towering Street Fighter 2 sub-boss on the amazing Thailand backdrop.

Sagat's theme is a masterpiece, and just when you thought it couldn't get any better The Consouls go ahead and release their own rendition of it.

If you're unfamiliar with The Consouls, this ensemble performs Jazz arrangements of songs from video games. You probably remember seeing their performances of themes for Ibuki and Karin here on EventHubs in the past.

This time the four-piece group tackles the theme of the king, and it's just as spectacular as you'd think. The Jazz flavor lends itself perfectly to this track, with the upright bass handling the heavy bass line we hear in the original and the keyboard and saxophone taking the lead.

Check out The Consouls' cover of Sagat's theme below, and be prepared to hit replay over and over.

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Just how likely is it that Capcom launches eight DLC characters in 2019? Fei-Long, Dudley, Makoto, Poison and others would make great additions...

It was back in July that we caught wind from the content leaker known as Vergeben that the fourth season of Street Fighter 5 would reportedly have two additional DLC characters, free of charge, for a total of eight newcomers in 2019.

While we're by no means convinced that this will indeed be the case, we do feel it's at least worth some discussion and exploration since such a move would be fairly huge for Capcom and Street Fighter 5.

Capcom has released six DLC characters each year since SF5's launch back in 2016, but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. Season 1's releases were hampered by the fact that Capcom quickly seemed to fall behind schedule on multiple fronts from the get go following an obviously rushed, bare bones release.

The company actually failed to meet the deadline they had proposed for Ibuki, and though they eventually released her alongside Balrog and wound up getting all six fighters out the door before the year's end, it was fairly apparent Capcom was still not caught up.

Season 2 did not offer a schedule nor the identities of the characters that were to be released, two truisms that led to much criticism from fans. We found out later in 2017 that a whole new update to the game, Arcade Edition, was en route.

This current year has seen a much more rapid and prompt release schedule as the fifth and sixth characters simultaneously made it onto consoles no later than early August. Since that time Capcom has reduced the input lag, added the new Dojo Mode and continued general support with a ton of new costumes. It seems they are very clearly caught up, and so now we look to 2019 as a year of a bit more potential.

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Instantly relive the magic of playing Super Smash Bros. with friends as Maximilian revisits the N64 original and Melee in his Smash Legacy series

We're a mere three days away from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a cumulative expression of nearly 20 years of one of the greatest crossover franchises of all time.

Smash is a series that a decently large number of current fighting game community members recall the beginnings of, and even if you aren't a competitive Smasher, there's a good chance you were one of the best kids on your block when it came to Melee gatherings back in the day.

Maximilian is paying some homage to the franchise by going back and playing each title with a few friends. The moment the action begins, we immediately start reliving the magic of party Smash.

While we're used to seeing the more competitive side of Smash here on EventHubs, Max's ventures are very much of a more casual nature with a few items turned on and four player Smash in effect.

The chaos is nothing short of wonderful as Falcon punches and Spin Attacks fly. Watch as stages we never see these days, such as Poké Floats, get some screen time and send our players into some most entertaining turmoil.

Check out the first two Smash Legacy videos below and please share your favorite Smash party memories in the comments.

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What if his poison got more intense over time? Potential ways to make F.A.N.G more interesting to watch and play in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5

F.A.N.G, Street Fighter 5's most eccentric addition, has been unfortunately interesting in just about every avenue except gameplay. The character brings with him a damage over time mechanic unlike much anything we've seen in the franchise thus far. The problem? It just isn't that scary for opponents.

Everyone that's played the game has seen their fair share of losses to F.A.N.G players online, usually because he's so different and seldom seen that competitors don't understand the match up on a deep enough level.

That established, he's still regarded as one of the game's lowest tier fighters despite perhaps having climbed up out of meme-status thanks to his Arcade Edition buffs. Is it time to give F.A.N.G more to the point where we'll see a rise in his popularity and general exploration?

Vesper Arcade continues his Season 4 wish list series by covering Shadaloo's number two in command, citing the character's poison mechanic as the central hub for buffs and redirection.

As it stands now the mechanic just doesn't do enough, but it's not hard to imagine just a few tweaks causing it to slip from being not useful enough to way overpowered... as is the case with most any characters who deviate so drastically from the norm.

Continue on to see what Vesper and Mir have to say about F.A.N.G and his poison for Season 4. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on how you'd balance the character in a new direction in the comments below.

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Wanna battle skyscraper-sized mechs whilst laying waste to cities across the globe? Override: Mech City Brawl is now available

We're excited to announce that Modus Games' Override: Mech City Brawl has officially launched and is now available for hours upon hours of robot-fighting, city-destroying satisfaction.

Override features a cast of 12 playable mechs, each with their own fighting styles and special moves. Standing hundreds of feet tall, said mechs battle it out in various cities around the world in some very satisfying three dimensional arena combat.

Players are privy to a variety of possible battle combinations as Override features one on one, two on two, four-person free for all and party co-op brawls.The game also features a single-player campaign to go it alone.

Character customization is all the rage these days, and Override offers players the chance to make their mechs their own with The Garage. Change accessories, skins and more to put your unique stamp on your characters.

Mech City Brawl is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam for $29.99 for the Standard Edition, $39.99 for the Super Charged Mega Edition which includes the Season Pass, delivering 4 extra mechs and 16 new skins post-launch, as well as instant access to 12 legendary skins normally unlocked in the Standard Edition.

You'll catch a few trailers for the brand new title after the jump, but first take a look at these beautiful screenshots highlighting Override's characters and locales. Head over to the game homepage for even more.

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New Captain Marvel trailer gives us a better look at Skrulls, might a certain 'Super' Skrull of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 fame be making an appearance?

Marvel Entertainment has released its second trailer for 2019's Captain Marvel, this time with a good bit more information and insight into exactly what kind of ride we'll be going on.

While it seems the film's main antagonist is likely Ronin, the same blue baddie you'll remember from Galaxy of the Guardians Vol. 1, it seems the cinematic Marvel universe is finally bringing in the comic company's long-time galactic foot soldiers, the Skrull.

We caught a very quick glimpse of a Skrull outline in the first trailer, and had to assume the old lady getting beaten up on a bus by Carol Danvers was more than likely one of these shape shifting aliens. That's all but confirmed in this new trailer as Nick Fury's voice over notes the Skrull fairly blatantly as "the bad guys" while that same scene plays out with the elder woman retaliating with ninja-like movements.

The fighting game community will remember will remember a little title from not all that long ago, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, that featured Super Skrull (Kl'rt) as one of the playable characters. Kl'rt is usually a Fantastic Four baddie, but has had multiple run ins with Captain Marvel in the comics over the years.

It very well may be the case that the Skrull are used more so as faceless henchmen baddies for Captain Marvel to show off on in this coming film, but we're holding out for the chance that perhaps we'll also come face to face with Kl'rt, if even just as a tease as the main baddie for a sequel.

Captain Marvel is slated to drop on March 8th of next year. You can view both trailers below.

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This insane Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 glitch has me completely baffled

Where do I even start with this one? Oh boy...

D-NO has been known to share interesting fighting game glitches and oddities on Twitter in the past. This recent clip dives into the world of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and let me tell you, it's a doozy.

It beings with a match between Sektor and Jax. As Sektor drops his opponent's health to zero, another Jax hops on screen (by way of UMK3's 2v2 mode).

The second Jax then knocks out Sektor, prompting the Fatality screen with a classic "Finish him!" One Jax launches into his giant Fatality while the other sits across screen in a crouched and blocking position.

It's all downhill from there. There are fireballs on screen, Jax splits in half, I mean... it's absolute chaos. Even with D-NO's explanation of how to recreate this glitch, I'm still not sure what I'm looking at.

Whatever is happening, it's wacky and awesome.


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Armor King features an alternate costume which sees him become Black Panther in Tekken 7

Marvel's Black Panther quickly became one of the biggest commercial and critical success stories of 2018, so it's no surprise we're seeing more nods and references to the African King now... even if they aren't officially tied with Disney.

The titular hero made his fighting game debut last year as a DLC character in the ill-fated Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but now his likeness has shown up in Tekken 7 by way of alternate costumes.

Armor King released yesterday, December 3, as one of the fighter's newest DLC characters, and the luchador's Dark Hero Suit additional costume pieces come together to make the fighting game veteran have more than just a passing resemblance to the Black Panther.

This Dark Hero Suit does feature designs that set it slightly apart from the comic book and film hero's Marvel cinematic universe design with the addition of a cape, shorter ears and Armor King's heterochromia, but the vast majority of his look from his head to his accents appear very similar to T'Challa's.

While both characters come from vastly different parts of the world, the choice to give the Tekken fighter a Black Panther reference actually has a bit of depth to it since a black panther can refer to a type of jaguar which is what Armor King wears as a mask for his head — Marvel's character is likely based on the African leopard, however.

Given that Bandai Namco does not have a partnership with Marvel that we know about, this Black Panther homage appears to be legally distinct enough to be included here without issue. You can take a look at the costume in the gallery below and see this Armor King in action in the video after the jump.

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The Capcom Pro Tour's LATAM regional champion will not be competing at Capcom Cup 2018 due to visa rejection

Update: Capcom has released a statement on the matter. According to the company, Crossover is attempting a last appeal which could allow him to compete at Capcom Cup.

Capcom will provide an update with Crossover's status and who will replace him on the line up (if he cannot attend) once the information is available. You can see their full tweet below.

Original story: We have just received word that Lenny Alexander Matos a.k.a. SB|Crossover will no longer be competing at Capcom Cup 2018 next week. According to a recent tweet from this player, this news comes as a result of his visa not seeing approval by the Dominican Republic embassy.

Crossover qualified for Capcom Cup early last month by winning the Latin American regional finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"It saddens me to say that I won't be able to make it to [Capcom Cup] due to the embassy in DR not approving my visa," Crossover wrote on Twitter. "I'm in tears now and in so much pain. I worked hard all of these years to get this opportunity and this happened. I'm grateful for the friends I have, see you in 2020."

Crossover is an Akuma player in Street Fighter 5 who hails from the Dominican Republic. At the regional finals last month, Crossover took home the trophy and the Capcom Cup qualifying spot by winning 3-1 over RES|Pikoro's M. Bison.

If the seeding and format for Capcom Cup holds true to form to last year, Crossover would have been paired up against FOX|Tokido in round one at the event. You can look over the bracket mock up here.

This is a very unfortunate shake up so close to the event, which is taking place on December 14th through the 16th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This begs the question: who will take the vacant spot at Capcom Cup 2018?

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Dedicated Super Smash Bros. fan creates their own impressive manual since Ultimate doesn't include one, and it looks like the real deal

Video game manuals have largely fallen by the wayside in recent years due to the rise of digital gaming and online content — plus publishers looking to cut down on paper and plastic for their packaging, but there are still a section of players that miss the days of physical instruction booklets featuring helpful info and tips.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be the first game in the almost 20-year-old franchise to not feature a physical instruction manual despite so many characters, stages and modes being present in the new title, so one fan decided to make their own.

Reddit user OharaLibrarianArtur recently published a 52-page fan-made booklet for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which looks like a piece of media Nintendo would actually release with the way the pages are set up plus the various quotes and text used throughout it.

This new manual features a number of tricks for new and intermediate players looking to learn more about the massive fighter's mechanics from normal and special attacks to how things like rage and staling works in Smash Ultimate.

New fighters in Ultimate, like Ridley, King K. Rool, Incineroar and Isabelle, even received their own character breakdowns going over all of their special abilities and their properties while every playable character is given a bio with a screenshot of the series they originally hailed from.

Due to the large amount of black used on the pages, this current version of the manual is not very printer friendly, but it is perfect for those looking to have something available on their phones or tablets. We've collected a handful of the pages if you wish to get a taste of nostalgia from a new game in the gallery below.

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If you're looking for more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate info, we also have our own character unlock guide along with weight and speed rankings available now before the game launches on December 7.

Sent in by Chameleonice.

Tekken 7 Version 2.10 full patch notes released

The Tekken World Tour 2018 Finals brought us a number of nice surprises with three returning fighters getting shown off in new trailers plus The Walking Dead's Negan, and some of them are already in the hands of the players worldwide.

Armor King and Marduk officially released for Tekken 7 yesterday, December 3, as DLC characters alongside a new update for the game.

The Version 2.10 patch is also available for players across all three platforms bringing more new content plus balance changes to the title which has surpassed 3.6 million units sold.

Official patch notes have been released on the Japanese website, and they have now been unofficially translated by Avoiding the Puddle's Wonkey which you can find here after the jump.

Paul, Law, King, Jin, Bryan, Jack-7, Feng, Lili, Josie, Gigas, Eddy, Geese, Anna and Lei all received balance changes in the new update from bug fixes to actual buffs and nerfs for the fighters.

You can take a look at the full Japanese notes below and the unofficially translated patch notes for Tekken 7 after the jump.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks different than I remember...

Fans cannot wait for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to drop this Friday, but it seems that some people have Smash Ultimate on the brain a bit more than others.

Popular YouTube content creator Dunkey recently put together a video for Soul Calibur 6 that, well... makes Bandai Namco's 3D fighter look a lot like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you've seen the kind of craziness the game's Create-A-Soul mode allows players to generate before, you probably know that this video is quickly going to descend into madness.

Dunkey takes some liberties here with which characters are playable among this "Smash Bros." roster. You'll see combatants like "Dark Souls," Disney's Goofy, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and several others that aren't a part of the actual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.

Honestly, this video is better viewed without so much context. Strap yourself in and check out Super Smash Bros. in Soul Calibur 6.

If you want a quick preview of what to expect, here are few images of the wacky characters you'll find in this video.

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'It makes you feel like the main character of an action movie' - why fighting games tell the greatest stories and why you should play them

The fighting game genre has been around for over 30 years now, is very well storied, recognizable and continues to grow, yet has been surpassed by many other gaming genres in terms of popularity.

This fact isn't new to the FGC, as we've heard time and time again about how hard it is to get started and begin seeing any modicum of progress in fighters compared to most other competitive gaming genres, especially in the eSports realm.

Marcus Turner of The Cosmonaut Variety Hour was very much in this camp for the majority of his childhood. Fighting games looked fun enough but always wound up being too difficult to stick with for enough time to see any positive results.

In a recent video he tells the story of how things turned around and he suddenly saw Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat and the various other FG mainstays in a whole new light.

While the FGC certainly tosses the term "random" about with virtually no restraint, fighting games are actually less random or luck based than other genres on a very fundamental level. With no teams and no luck of the draw component, FGs separate themselves from team based eSports like MOBAs and FPS titles as well as card games.

Turner explains how the story of the individual is so closely tied to what happens in fighters and why that's so appealing to us whether we're experiencing it firsthand or observing a professional's journey. There's much more to it than that, of course, and you'll find it all after the jump below.

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Think Nintendo is going in a bit hard on Smash Ultimate leakers? We're just glad it's happening now and not when they had heavy ties to the Yakuza

The fighting game community is excitedly awaiting the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7th... at least those of us that didn't get our hands on the leaked copy of the game that has been making its way to jail-broken Nintendo Switch consoles.

At least one copy of the latest Smash title found its way into public hands a good two weeks too early, and Nintendo has been on a damage control mission to minimize leaks and spoilers that has already resulted in the total shutting down of multiple YouTube channels.

No doubt this move by the titanic gaming company was also made as a statement to those that might try to leak content in the future, but we have heard opinions from some that think this kind of action is a bit on the harsh side.

After a few casual weekend conversations on the morality of the matter, I was reminded that in Nintendo's early days it had direct ties to the Yakuza. Had something like leak happened during those times, we'd likely be seeing a bit more than the mere removal of YouTube channels.

The company's production of video games actually didn't start until 1966, a full 77 years after its beginnings in 1889. Long before Mario was hopping Piranha Plants, Nintendo was seeing its first profits come from the playing card industry.

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Here are the air speed rankings of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's entire roster

Kurogane Hammer has given the Smash community the weight classes and run speed rankings for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's entire roster. Now it's time to review the air speed rankings for everyone.

The air speed is a measurement of a combatant's maximum speed in the air. Without momentum, it can take a varied amount of time before their acceleration will allow for the fastest air speed. In other words, air drifting will have different amounts of effectiveness for everyone even if they have an excellent air speed ranking.

A fighter that is particularly fast on the ground is not necessarily guaranteed to have speed while airborne. Take Sonic for example. He might be the fastest thing alive while on the ground, but he's only about the 12th fastest when soaring through the skies.

Since Yoshi doesn't really have access to a traditional up special recovery, he is granted excellent jump and air speed abilities. This makes him the fastest while airborne.

Jigglypuff is not far behind. This is necessary as the balloon Pokémon does its most effective fighting in the air. Its ground movement and attacks are generally weaker in comparison.

Looks like King Dedede is once again moves the slowest in the air. At least it got a little bit of a buff to help him in the faster engine.

Hit the jump below to see how everyone's air speed ranks against one another.

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Julia's reveal at Tekken World Finals got one pro player so hype he charged from the back of the auditorium up onto the stage

The incredible excitement that's still exuding from the Tekken World Tour Finals has a lot of the fighting game community entertaining the idea that Tekken very well may become the genre's most revered name in 2019.

While we're just going to wait and see how true that winds up being, we do want to note an especially hype moment that occurred during the reveal sequence.

For those that haven't heard about Tekken 7's newest characters, we got three trailers showcasing no less than four Season 2 DLC fighters during the World Tour Finals presentation.

One of said reveals was for Julia, and one of the event's top eight finalists, ROX|Chanel, was absolutely overcome with joy upon seeing her.

Twitter user nkt_dreamer was actually sitting next to Chanel in the audience. The two were actually seated towards the back of the entire auditorium, which made Chanel's reaction all the more entertaining.

The future Julia main actually got up and charged from his seat all the way up onto the main stage to give Harada a personal thank you hug. Luckily for us nkt_dreamer was recording and you can see his footage by clicking the thumbnail here:


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