General news roundup: Skullgirls Encore free for PS Plus members in May, Injustice Joker guide, KoF13 Kyo combos, discounted games, and more

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 29, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. PDT

Today we have a giant news roundup for you to check out that is packed with combo videos, game deals, tutorials, and more.

First up, the official PlayStation blog has revealed that Skullgirls Encore will be featured as a free title for PlayStation Plus members, beginning next month. Those who hold the monthly subscription will gain access to the game, free of charge, which normally retails for $14.99 USD.

Encore includes an enormous amount of game/character tweaks, two new DLC fighters: Squigly and Big Band, new stages, colors, and more.

Additionally, numerous titles are now on sale for up to 50% off due to PlayStation's Golden Week sale launching today. Among the different games, everyone can purchase Soul Calibur 5 for only $9.99 USD (normally $19.99). If you're a PlayStation Plus member, however, you'll get an additional 25% off, meaning you can snag SC5 for only $5.

Hit the jump for more news.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Showing some love to one of the more underrated characters in Injustice, Steve Clarke put together an in-depth guide for The Joker.

Clarke gives a general overview of the character, then proceeds to break down each of The Joker's special moves, shows off effective combo strings, set ups, and much more.
' Continuing with the Injustice tech, RiBBz22 uploaded a slew of Killer Frost videos for anyone looking to level up.

As a quick introduction to these clips, below we have a video that demonstrates optimized punishes from 3/4 screen away using Killer Frost's meter burn Iceberg move.

For much more Killer Frost tech including anti-character strategies, trait combos, and more, be sure to check out the RiBBz22's Test Your Might post.

King of Fighters 13

Persona World, (now known as Persona Entertainment), uploaded the latest in his King of Fighters 13 combo videos.

This compilation focuses on Kyo, and features impressive combos that deal huge damage, stun the opponent, and shows some slick juggles using multiple supers in one go.
Additionally, Olympic Gaming sent us his latest King of Fighters 13 player spotlight featuring a warrior known as KCO|Pedro.

Using a team of EX Iori, Benimaru, and Mr. Karate, Pedro does a great job of exhibiting some fresh techniques, big combos, and more.

Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle

Mikadok sent us a brand new Blazblue Chrono Phantasma combo video in which he, along with fellow players LordPitaya, j8slim, and UnlimitedArcher, demonstrate numerous hard-hitting combos using Iron Tager, Kokonoe, Azrael, Ragna, Jin, and Hazama.

Mikadok notes that each combo in this video deals 6,000+ damage, and the sequences are organized in ascending order of how much damage they do.
Lastly, with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle being released in North America today, we have a system mechanics/beginner tutorial for you, courtesy of UltraTien.

This guide uses the Japanese version of the game, but explains everything in English via commentary.
Note: Feel free to click the names of each game to visit their respective tiers pages. There, you'll be able to vote on character match ups, see which characters are ranked the highest, view top daily/weekly changes, and more.

Source: Test Your Might and PlayStation Blog. Image via moetron. Tips sent in by flairinmike, Burning Typhoon, tyzhev, YouDontKnowMe, Galletano, Venomish, and many anonymous readers.

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