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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC; Rachel, Hazama and Weiss Schnee revealed

Big reveals today on the BlazBlue front as we learn the identities of three more roster members of Cross Tag Battle.

BlazBlue returners Rachel Alucard and Hazama Honoka are joined by newcomer Weiss Schnee as all three were revealed in the latest game trailer. Rachel is a vampiric aristocrat that has appeared in BB titles since Calamity Trigger.

Hazama is a villainous former captain of the World Void Information Controlling Organization’s Intelligence Department who is actually an artificially created human (Blade Runner, anyone?) and has been playable in BlazBlue titles since Continuum Shift.

Weiss is a main character from the RWBY anime series, which the BlazBlue series has made reference to in the past, and joins the franchise for the very first time with this appearance.

ArcSystemWorks has also made known the various platforms Cross Tag Battle will be available on, including PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Here are a few images from the trailer, which you can find in full below.

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South East Asia Major 2017 results ft. JDCR, Tokido, Saint, OilKing, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

South East Asia Major 2017 is finally upon us, and as most years, it's taking place in Singapore.

This is the Asian Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour, so you can look forward to a huge showdown in both the qualifying tournament on Saturday and the actual finals on Sunday, when the leaderboard for the Asian region comes to its climax.

However, that doesn't mean other games are taking a backseat. This is also a Regional event for the Tekken World Tour with a $15,000 pot bonus, so you can expect some extreme battles to take place to reach the end there as well.

Besides these two titles, you will also be seeing a Battle or the Stones Event in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as tournament play in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Windjammers.

Players expected to attend this event include FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Saint, ZW|OilKing, FOX|Momochi, Mago, RZR|Xian, Qudans, ITS|Chanel, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Justin Wong, ROX|Knee, Ponos|Moke, Yamasa|Nobi, Scarz|Sako, DNG|Tachikawa, XYZZY, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Kkokkoma, Jeondding, Yamasa|Yuu and many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Battle for the Stones, Game Start Asia and Team Spooky.

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Asian CPT leaderboard comes to a close, Tekken's best collide and a battle for the Time Stone - Here's why you should watch SEAM 2017 this weekend

South East Asia Major 2017 is coming up this weekend, and there are multiple reasons you should keep your eyes on this event.

It's not just about this event being a staple for the FGC for the last 5 years, but there's so much more that makes this event a huge deal in 2017.

For a full rundown of everything this event will bring you, continue below.

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Here are the controls and game mechanics explanations for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

The latest in the BlazBlue series will pit different gaming franchises against each other in 2v2 battles. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is set for release sometime next year, and will come along with new mechanics and systems for players to learn.

A playable demo of the game was showcased at New York Comic-Con last week, and players we excited to finally get their hands on it. Top BlazBlue player PG|SKD happened to be in attendance, and managed to grab a couple of photos of the on-site controls and game mechanics explanations.

We see standard movement options that BlazBlue players will be familiar with, as well as a breakdown of the HUD. A new bar called the Cross Gauge is also present, which dictates players' ability to utilize tag moves.

Like Persona 4 Arena, there is also a "smart combo" system here that lets players hit one button repeatedly to initiate a combo. Usually, this is a specific combo (meaning you'll get the same sequence every time) that isn't really optimized and more for beginners to understand how the system works.

Cross Tag Battle also has a parry maneuver, "Reject Guard" (which is essentially pushblock), and a "Cross Combo" feature that brings your partner out to attack the point character with you.

There seems to be quite a bit to this game, and so far we have only seen seven playable characters revealed.

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Revolution 2017 results ft. Svampen, Kiba, Raven, KingRasta, RAD

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Revolution 2017 is taking place this weekend in London, United Kingdom.

This event features a bunch of different games, with its main focus aimed towards the sub-genre generally referred to as anime games or airdashers, though also featuring games outside of that distinction.

The games you'll be seeing tournament play of are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Gundam Versus, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, King of Fighters 14, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament DX and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max.

Players attending include the likes of Svampen, Kiba, Raven, KingRasta, RAD, Jackal, Pida, LordSpectreX, Sacred Azure, Nyphi7 - and of course, many more.

This event has 84 entrants for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and 78 entrants for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, the event's two main games, so it's definitely going to be action-packed.

Streaming is being done at NGI Events and Nth Gen Media.

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Seven minutes of new BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle gameplay footage

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is an upcoming fighter that pits characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4, and other series against each other in 2v2 team bouts. Today, we have all new footage showcasing the fighting title in action.

Arc System Works has released a little over seven minutes of gameplay featuring the currently announced characters on the roster. You'll see Ragna, Jin, Hyde, Linne, Yu, Yosuke, and Ruby Rose played throughout.

In addition to these fighters, we also see brand new stages make their debut in this video.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is currently playable at New York Comic-Con 2017. It is likely that those in attendance will be able to get their hands on the build shown in this gameplay video.

Today's showcase gives us a glimpse at some of the character's assist moves, supers, and general playstyle. We also see some sort of combination attack performed by the two characters on one player's team.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is due out sometime next year.


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Ruby Rose BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle gameplay revealed

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is an upcoming fighting title from Arc System Works that pits characters from several different franchises against each other in 2v2 battles. One of the series included here is Rooster Teeth's RWBY.

Ruby Rose, RWBY's main protagonist, is a playable character in Cross Tag Battle, and though we saw her official reveal in the game's initial teaser trailer, we didn't get a chance to see her in action. Today, we have the first gameplay footage of Ruby.

Rooster Teeth's own Gray G. Haddock sent out a tweet yesterday showcasing a little over two minutes of Ruby footage.

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The Fall Classic 2017 results ft. XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, JoeyFury, Speedkicks

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the many big events going on this weekend is The Fall Classic 2017, taking place in North Carolina.

This is a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you can bet the Tekken beasts will be out in full force. It's also a key event to the Dead or Alive Battle Royale, so we recommend paying attention to the high level of play in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as well.

Besides that, the event will also feature tournament play in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Another notable factoid about this tournament is that several top level 3rd Strike players from Japan have flown out to compete, so you can expect to see some Co-operation Cup tier gameplay coming your way.

There are also potential to increase the pot size of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as get some hype exhibition matches. For more details regarding this, go to this Matcherino page.

Players attending this even include, but are not limited to, XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, ITS|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, Kokujin, RX, ITS|Princess Ling, Circa|JoeyD, Xcel|SperoGin, Issei, Rip, Jimmy J Tran, VS|Pokchop, Chi-Rithy, Yakkun and Noble|Vagabond.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Tekken, Funky P, KPB Live and Exodus 3rd.

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SoCal Regionals 2017 results ft. JDCR, Punk, Saint, Haitani, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although many events are going on this weekend, it's hard to argue that any of them are bigger than SoCal Regionals 2017, taking place in Anaheim, California.

This event isn't only a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour, but also a Masters event for the Tekken World Tour and the first Battle for the Stones event for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Besides these main games, the event will also feature tournament play in Injustice 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Pokkén Tournament DX, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 14.

There will also be special exhibitions in the upcoming Final Fantasy: Dissidia NT.

Players you can expect to see at this event are beyond plentiful - FOX|JDCR, PG|Punk, FOX|Saint, GRPT|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, YouDeal|Yukadon, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, PG|Hayatei, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|NYChrisG, Circa|JoeyFury, FOX|Theo, SPY|RyanLV, PG|Speedkicks, GFuel|Verloren, ITS|Princess Ling, EG|K-Brad, Chris Tatarian, Eanix|Biohazard, /r/Kappa|Jeondding, Circa|JoeyD, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, VS|Pokchop, FP|Suiken, Circa|ForeverKing, NG|Obscure, Noble|iLuusions, CYG|PR Balrog, PND|Madzin, BrianF, XSK Samurai, Circa|LPN, Xcel|SperoGin, ITS|BeautifulDude, WBG|CJ Truth, Flash, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, GAM|Caba, NB|DualKevin, PG|RayRay are all expected to attend, and obviously many more will be there alongside them.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, LevelUp Live, LevelUp Live 2 and EnnyMura.

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CEOtaku 2017 results ft. SonicFox, MarlinPie, SKD, KizzieKay

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

If your interests lie more towards anime-based fighting games, don't worry. This weekend is good for you, too.

CEOtaku 2017 is taking place in Orlando, Florida, and there'll be tons of different games and players participating.

The games for viewers to enjoy at the event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!!, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Skullgirls: Second Encore, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, King of Fighters 14, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, Koihime Enbu and Gundam Versus.

Besides fighting games, there will also be tournaments in Catherine and Puyo Puyo Tetris.

There are tons of players attending, but a small sample of them are as follows: FOX|SonicFox, PG|MarlinPie, PG|SKD, Fable|KizzieKay, Xcel|BjornSonOfBear, LordKnight, Fable|KidViper, PAG|Grover, BxA|DotNova, Doren2k, TSB|Blaze, Betadood, Hotashi, TheArm and TectalEastside.

Streaming is being done at CEO Gaming, Jyosua and Orlando Fight Nights.

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OzHadou Nationals 15 results ft Infiltration, Saint, Nobi, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour is in Sydney, Australia.

Of course, that's not all we're going to see here - it's also a Challenger event for the Tekken World Tour.

Besides those two main games, the event will also feature Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Project M, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

A ton of local players are going to be showing up, but besides them, a bunch of international players have made the trip down under to participate as well.

Players you can expect to see compete include, but are of course not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Nobi, CO|Go1, ZW|OilKing, Mago, ROX|Knee, GRPT|MOV, Gachikun, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, Yamasa|Yuu, Ponos|Moke and DNG|Tachikawa.

Streaming is being done at OzHadou, Melbourne Melee, Sydney Smash, BlankaEXX, Fire Ryda, Gamrah, Gilbagz and MegaDarve.

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Jin, Yosuke, and Linne revealed in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Three new fighters join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Jin Kisaragi from the BlazBlue series, Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4 Arena, and Linne from Under Night In-Birth have been revealed as playable characters.

The trailer showcases gameplay for each of the new combatants. We see some of their super moves, a handful of combos, and more.

Cross Tag Battle features 2v2 gameplay and brings characters from the aforementioned franchises, as well as RWBY, together for the ultimate battle.

Outside of the newly revealed fighters, Ragna the Bloodedge, Hyde, Yū Narukami, and Ruby Rose have been confirmed as playable so far.

The game is due out sometime in 2018.

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Manila Cup 2017 results ft. Infiltration, Mago, OilKing, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's going to be some huge action in the Asian part of the Capcom Pro Tour circuit this weekend taking place in Manila, Philippines.

The battle for CPT points is going to be extremely fierce, so make sure to tune in for the highest level of competitive play.

It's not just about Street Fighter 5, of course. The event will also feature tournament play in Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, Mago, ZW|OilKing, CO|Go1, ZW|GamerBee, Gachikun, Moke, Talon|Xiaobao, Scarz|Sako, Talon|Hotdog29, /r/Kappa|Jeondding, GFuel|Verloren, /r/Kappa|310, YBK|Daikokugo, Talon|Denesis, Sandbag and many more.

With many of the very highest placers on the Asian CPT leaderboards not present, this is a prime chance for players to rise in the rankings.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky and Playbook PH.

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East Coast Throwdown 2017 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Dragon, Snake Eyez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Perhaps the biggest FGC event this weekend is East Coast Throwdown 2017, taking place in Fairfield, New Jersey.

This event is a Premier event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Ranking event in the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour.

Besides these three games, the event will also feature Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and King of Fighters 14.

As for players, look forward to seeing FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, RNG|WhiteBoi, NASR|TekkenMaster, EG|K-Brad, Biohazard, AW|Nemo, Noble|Semiij, Circa|JoeyFury, Brian_F, HoneyBee, Circa|ForeverKing, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Tempo|Alex Myers, PG|Hayatei, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, Method|MikeandIke, F3|DR Gross, VS|Pokchop, NG|Obscure, BxA|StarCharger, VS|KoDee, OG|Shine, Method|SylverRye, DF|Grr, Xcel|SperoGin and many, many more.

There are over 100 entrants in each of the main three games, and with serious points on the line for each of them, the players will be out for blood.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Team Spooky and TSB Blaze.

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction 2.0 patch now live for PlayStation 3 and 4, Jubei available for most regions of the world

The Wheel of Fate turns ones again as BlazBlue Central Fiction 2.0 patch is now live for both PlayStation 4 and 3 users.

This free update sees a major balance update for the existing cast as well as the addition of the highly anticipated Jubei as a playable character.

You can grab Jubei from the PlayStation Store for $7.99, though European players will still need to wait until Monday, September 4th before gaining access to him.

PC users will also eventually be able to join in on the fun, but not until a later date.

You can check out the specifics of the patch notes by visiting this this document generated and translated by the BlazBlue community.

If you haven't already seen it, the BlazBlue CF 2.0 trailer shows off the game's newest character and content, and we've included it below.

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Absolute Battle 8 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Absolute Battle is back, and as always, it's taking place in Texas.

This event is a big deal for Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, since it's part of both the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, but it's an even bigger deal for Injustice 2, for which it is a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Each of these three games are boasting over 100 entrants, so there'll be a lot of matches lined up to be played this weekend.

Although those are the main three games, that doesn't mean there's nothing else to enjoy. You can also look forward to tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

There are a bunch of high profile players showing up for most games present at the event, including, but not limited to, FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Dragon, Streamme|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, ITS|Joey Fury, Rogue|Slayer, PG|Speedkicks, FOX|Theo, Brian_F, XSK Samurai, RNG|WhiteBoi, CYG|PR Balrog, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|Semiij, Circa|LPN, VS|Pokchop, Flash, PG|Hayatei, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, Circa|ForeverKing, Biohazard, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, vS|KoDee and WBG|CJ Truth.

Streaming is being handled by Versus Gameplay, NetherRealm, PandaxGaming and Salty Mayhem.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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