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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's newest DLC costumes now available, dress as fan-favorite Guilty Gear and BlazBlue characters

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's new DLC costumes are now available in Japan. The latest batch of outfits turns some of the game's fighters into characters from the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series.

Players are be able to purchase 16 alternate outfits, either in a set or individually. If you own the game's sixth season pass, however, you will gain access to these costumes at no further cost.

You can check out a handful of screenshots below, as well as the official trailer after the jump.

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Online Dead or Alive 5 warrior shows up to Final Round, demolishes two best players in America and does it with a character we almost never see

For those that aren't regular Dead or Alive 5 players, there are two players in America that win virtually every tournament: UGS|XCaliburBladez and MrKwiggle. Today, we saw new blood.

SYN|Khaliah DeLorean mains Tina, a character regarded as lower mid-tier and seldom seen in latter brackets of big tourneys like Final Round. Commentators noted multiple times that this was only the Tina player's second major tourney appearance, and that he was otherwise a DoA5 online warrior.

Reaching winners finals, Khaliah would lose a close set to XCalibur, thus making it appear as though top two would maintain tradition. Surprising everyone, not only would Kaliah defeat MrKwiggle in losers finals, he'd do so with a clean 3-0:


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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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2017's Capcom Pro Tour season finally starts tomorrow with a big bang - Final Round is going to have a ton of amazing players, get a rundown here

It's been three months since Capcom Cup, and now it's finally time for the Pro Tour circuit to start up again. With a new set of rules, more characters and some big changes to the game's balance, all bets are off on what we're going to see.

Of course, Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game being played at the event. You can expect some top-level hype in several other games as well, including Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, in which Echo Fox's newly picked up Korean champions show up to battle it out against North America's finest.

Continue below for an in-depth rundown of what you can expect from Final Round 20 this weekend.

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First screenshots of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's upcoming Guilty Gear and BlazBlue DLC costumes

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is getting some new DLC costumes next month. Though we've already heard of the new Guilty Gear and BlazBlue inspired costumes, today we get to see what some of them actually look like.

Players will be able to purchase 16 alternate outfits, either in a set or individually. If you own the game's sixth season pass, however, you will gain access to these costumes at no further cost.

Today we get a look at Noel Vermillion (Kasumi) and Tsubaki (Hitomi) from the BlazBlue series, as well as Elfelt (Honoka) and Dizzy (Nyotengu) from Guilty Gear.

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The full set of costumes will see an official release on March 14th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users.

Via: Dualshockers. Sent in by SqueakyBloom and an anonymous reader.

Guilty Gear and BlazBlue costumes coming to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round in March

Dead or Alive 5 has done a lot of things as far as crossovers go, with guest characters from Virtua Fighter, King of Fighters and even Samurai Warriors joining the fray, and costumes from all different kinds of places being part of the game.

While this latest news doesn't contain characters (as far as we know), 16 costumes are coming to Dead or Alive 5 at some point in March - 8 from Guilty Gear and 8 from BlazBlue.

While details about the update are currently scarce, continue below for the few details we do know.

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New Dead or Alive 5 costumes go seasonal shortly after this year's Chinese New Year, trailer shows all the girls in beautiful oriental dresses

Five years into its life, Dead or Alive 5 is still delivering a bunch of downloadable content, mostly in form of various costumes for its characters.

This year is certainly no exception, with a bunch of Chinese-styled dresses coming for the ladies of the game.

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You can find a full trailer showing these gorgeous new fashions below.

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Winter Brawl 11 results ft. SonicFox, ChrisG, RayRay, Scar, Punk

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Winter Brawl 11 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania, and there's a lot of action to be seen.

You can expect to see high level play in Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Soul Calibur 5, Killer Instinct and more.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, PG|RayRay, FOX|Scar, ANBU|Punk, PIE|Smug, UA|Bass, Dieminion, IMT|ANTi, PG|Coach Steve, D-Link|LordKnight, MrKwiggle, DF|PinkDiamond, LI Joe, NS|Ludovic, Unkn0wn, TA|Moons, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network and BlazeU25_.

Check out the full action below.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2017 results ft SonicFox, K-Brad, Dragon, Smug

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Kumite in Tennessee is taking place in... Well, in Tennessee.

This tournament is going to feature high level action for many games, including Mortal Kombat XL, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct (for which the event is also a World Cup qualifier), Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Notable players expected to attend include FOX|SonicFox, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, EG|K-Brad, cR|Dragon, ANBU|Punk, Michaelangelo, Cloud805, PIE|Smug, Noble|iLuusions, ForeverKing, cR|WoundCowboy, Wolfkrone, cR|Biohazard, Ranmasama, Shujinkydink, Noble|Raptor, BeyondToxin, BxA|Squall, Danke, TFA|OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at PandaxGaming, Tourney Locator, Funky P, Level482Gaming and Six Forty Five.

Check out the full action below.

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PC mods: 'Frilly Doll' R. Mika goes single ponytail, Bishamon Ryu loses his equipment, 'The Warriors' Balrog, and Marie Rose becomes Linkle

The PC community continues to bring us the best mods for our favorite fighting games.

Tonight, we have some new looks for several Street Fighter 5 characters, and a Nintendo guest star in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. These mods were created by BrutalAce, Ozci, huchi001, and TerryXX.

Below you will find screenshots for "Frilly Doll" R. Mika, Halloween Ryu without his armor, Balrog joins "The Warriors," and Marie Rose ans Linkle from Hyrule Warriors Legends. To see more screenshots and video footage of these mods, be sure to hit the jump.

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Street Fighter 5 only had the fifth favorite set of newcomers: Here are the games that hosted the newcomers that our readers liked the most

Updated: And the results are in! You can see how EventHubs' readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: There's one particular thing that's almost never missing when a new fighting game comes along, and that is new characters joining the cast.

Sometimes they become a huge hit, and instantly rise to fan favorite status, and sometimes they fizzle out completely and are forgotten within months of release.

With that in mind, I thought that it'd be fun to check with our readers which game they think delivered the best set of new characters from the new releases we've seen for the last few years.

Some current games use the business model of continuing to add things to a game that's currently out, for example Dead or Alive 5, so we've decided to include all the new cast members under the Dead or Alive 5 banner in their entry.

But don't worry, you don't have to do all the research yourselves - we've compiled a list below for each franchise included in the poll, to give you a quick reminder of what you'd be voting for. Check it out.

Now, let's get to the exciting part - to the vote!

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Get sexy and goofy with Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's new Halloween costumes

New Halloween costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round were showcased by Koei Tecmo.

Below, you'll find images and a trailer showing off new outfits added for this spooky holiday.

There are 43 images, and the trailer is a hair over two minutes long, with outfits ranging from sexy to the goofy, and many in between.

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Arc Revolution Cup 2016 results ft. Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for this year's Arc Revolution Cup, often affectionately referred to as ArcRevo, taking place at the larger Toushinsai arcade game event.

At this event, there will be single-entrant tournament play for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Chaos Code. Team events will be held for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players expected to attend include Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako, Kakkou, Nage, Daru, TopGaren, Hamburg, Hasegawa, FAB, Samitto, MarlinPie, Jajamaru and many, many more for a variety of games.

Streaming is being done at Toushinsai Official TV.

Check out the full action below.

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Best button check of all time? Two Dead or Alive players sync up for perfectly choreographed button check dance at The Fall Classic

Tired of the old, traditional three-punch, three-kick, grab, taunt button checks? At The Fall Classic this past weekend, UGS|XCaliburBladez and 2P Throw performed what may have been the best button check we've ever witnessed.

Both using the character Phase 4, these two took the time the choreograph a string of moves that saw the on screen avatars dance across the screen, trading blows perfectly until they knocked each other out.

We're not sure how much time this took to prepare, but to be able to pull this off during a tournament probably points to more than just a few runs at home. You can see the whole sequence below.

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The Fall Classic 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Julio, John Takeuchi, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but also has tournaments for Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 14, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

Players expected to attend include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Julio, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, EG|Ricki Ortiz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, F3|Alucard, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, PG|RayRay, GXR|Hoodless, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, NS|Ludovic, XSK Samurai, B.Z.B., OG|Shine, NS|SaltFace, Damdai and many more.

Streaming is being handled by FunkyP, Bifuteki, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

Check out the action live below.

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Mai Shiranui now available in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round; King of Fighters mash up costumes also released

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has received another new combatant. This time, King of Fighters mainstay Mai Shiranui joins the battle.

Mai can now be purchased for $7.99 USD from the PlayStation Store (if purchased through the console's dashboard) and $7.99 on the Xbox One.

The new fighter can also be acquired through a variety of different bundles, which include new costumes for Mai and King of Fighters mash up outfits for other characters on the DOA5 LR roster -- which you can see after the jump.

Below are just a few screenshots to get you started, but after the break you'll see Mai's debut trailer, her complete command list and combo challenges performed, and more.

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Mai has a new sexy bunny costume in Dead or Alive 5

Fatal Fury's Mai Shiranui is known for being a little liberal when it comes to her wardrobe. The entire Dead or Alive fighting game series is known for being downright blatantly sexual in their portrayal of women, so it should come as little surprise that Mai will be getting a sexy bunny outfit during her guest appearance in DOA5.

We've got the costume trailer after the jump below for you to watch, but here are a few stills of Mai in her new attire for you to check out as well:

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