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Android 17 revealed as next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character via V-Jump

According to Ryokutya2089, the latest issue of V-Jump has revealed that the heavily rumored Android 17 will be coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ at the end of September. It's likely that he'll be packaged with Cooler on September 28, 2018 for North America.

Individual characters can be purchased for $4.99, but owners of the Fighters Pass #1 (priced at $34.99) can gain access to new fighters for no additional cost.

As part of a free update at the end of September, a new stage known as the "Space Arena" will be added to the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users — to be added to the Switch version later. Supposedly, this location was created by Sorbet after Frieza's defeat to train soldiers.

Not surprisingly, Android 17 is using his attire from the Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power Arc. Not just this, but his attacks and voice acting will also reflect this. This will differentiate him from Android 18's assists.

Player profiles will be shown on the monitors in-game for the stage. Halloween colors and Halloween-themed lobby characters will be coming out in November.

As of right now, no trailer has been released for the character. We'll be sure to report on it when it is released.

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New Hit glitch discovered in Dragon Ball FighterZ which allows for tagging in situations where it normally shouldn't be possible

A bug in Dragon Ball FighterZ has been discovered by Pen7Ninja on Twitter and it looks like this could have some practical applications in real matches. Rooflemonger released a video that explains how this can be used.

In order to perform this, Hit has to be on your team. To trigger the ability to break the combo system, all you have to do is land Hit's level 3 super. This will affect the opponent's entire team, even if they try to swap out.

At this point, you will be allowed to switch out team members and perform combos that normally aren't possible. There are limitations however.

Some sort of smash attack has to connect for this to work. Your character also has to be grounded and can't be airborne. This will also only work once per combo.

Still, craziness is possible with this glitch. While Trunks is hitting the opponent with continuous damage from his level 3 super, you can tag in another character to recharge your lost meter then pick up the combo before the super ends — finishing with a sequence that costs 8 bars of meter!

Of course, you can also create some very hilarious situations using this too. I imagine Hit will suddenly become a very popular top tier character with this new discovery — unless ArcSys decides to patch this out.


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Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku will appear in Jump Force

Jump Force was one of the biggest surprises as far as announcements go at E3 2018 especially on Microsoft's stage though I'm not sure how many people would have expected to see Yu-Gi-Oh's protagonist Yugi to appear in the fighter as well.

Tokyo Game Show is now just days away from starting up as probably the second largest gaming trade show in the world with dozens of new announcements and trailers coming our way likely including something new for the Shonen Jump brawler which may or may not be blue.

Bandai Namco recently teased the fact that apparently Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku is in Jump Force though they didn't clarify whether he'd be his own separate character, a transformation for Goku or just used in a cinematic Super — we don't even get to see the form itself yet.

Given the timing of the teaser, it's very likely we'll get to see Super Saiyan Blue Goku in action at TGS this week, as the game is scheduled to receive a brand new trailer at the show along with other Bandai Namco Fighters Soul Calibur 6 and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The previous trailer shown off for Jump Force gave us a closer look at the game's newest characters including those from Dragon Ball, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach and One Piece with Gon, Hisoka, Vegeta, Sanji, Blackbeard, Aizen and Sabo.

Tokyo Game Show is set to open up on September 20th when we'll likely get some announcements, but until then you can go ahead and check out Bandai Namco's latest teaser below.


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Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden will only be available to those who pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Nintendo Switch

Dragon Ball FighterZ was announced to be coming to the Nintendo Switch earlier this Summer at E3 2018, and it's release is now only 11 days away in the West and 10 days away in Japan.

It was previously announced that pre-ordering the successful Bandai Namco fighting game on the Switch would give players on the Nintendo Switch a bonus that no other version of the game would seemingly receive: a digital copy of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. Now, we know it's the only way to get the classic fighter.

Nintendo Everything recently reached out to Bandai Namco for clarification on the bonus game's status and if the company has plans to sell the 25-year-old game outside of reserving FighterZ.

The publisher revealed that they do not intend to release the Super Famicom game to purchase, so players interested in the game will need to pre-order a copy of Dragon Ball FighterZ soon to receive Super Butoden.

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden originally released on the Super Famicom in 1993 as a 2D fighting game, and it's limited digital release will remain its original Japanese release which would likely cause some issues trying to sell it separately.

Bandai Namco had a very similar pre-order setup for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden on the Nintendo 3DS where players received a digital, Japanese copy of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 by reserving the handheld fighter. Pre-ordering Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch will also include codes to unlock Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta immediately like previous launch versions of the game.


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Source: Nintendo Everything

SoCal Regionals 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big shebang this weekend is SoCal Regionals 2018, taking place in Ontario, California.

This is a huge event by all counts, with the biggest part of it being that it is a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour, also a Premier event on the Injustice 2 Pro Tour and a Ranking event on the Tekken World Tour.

Besides these three major tours, the event will also be hosting tournaments for the yet-to-be-released Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Super Smash Bros. 4, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Pokkén Tournament DX and ARMS.

With Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition over 250 entrants, Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ close to 200 entrants and Super Smash Bros. 4 at around 150 entrants, there's going to be a ton of competition in every game present, for sure.

Notable players attending are too many to count, but among others, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, FD|Fujimura, FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, CYG|Fuudo, FOXSaint, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, UYU|OilKing, FAV|Sako, CYG|Daigo, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|Punk, FOX|Justin Wong, Jimmy J Tran, Reynald, Ghost|NuckleDu, Gachikun, Noble|Tweedy, PG|Nakkiel, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, BC|ApologyMan, Noble|Semiij, EQNX|Dimeback, UYU|Cloud805, NRG|Supernoon, Shadow20z, NASR|TekkenMaster, PG|Hayatei, UYU|KizzieKay, MnT|Trungy, UYU|Princess Ling, Nisshin, Noble|Rewind, Pokchop, UYU|BeautifulDude and many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, LevelUp Live, LevelUp Live 2, NetherRealm, 2GGaming and SilentScope88.

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When was the last time you saw a top 8 perfect in Dragon Ball FighterZ? Check out our highlights from SoCal Regionals

We've grabbed five of our favorite moments from the top eight finals of Dragon Ball FighterZ at SoCal Regionals to relive the hype that was this Dragon Radar-status event on the DBFZ World Tour.

As always, please let us know which of these moments was your favorite once you've viewed them. We'll jump right into the action with the closing moments from winners finals.

FOX|Sonic Fox and GGP|Kazunoko are both contenders for the title top Dragon Ball FighterZ player in the world right now, so it only made sense that we'd see these two in winners finals.

As though this were planned for a drama, the ending of their set was absolutely incredible. While one of these two titans had to eventually come out the victor, both showcased the kind of play that has propelled them to their current status.

Watch as they scramble here, both down to their last character in the fifth and final game, and as Kazunoko tries to open up the brick wall that is SonicFox.

Even after an initial touch the action continued as both players frantically vied for position. Here's how the set wound up playing out:


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Android 16 and Gotenks are everywhere in Dragon Ball FighterZ while Hwoarang and Alisa are seen the most in Tekken 7 at SCR2018

It's the final day of the SoCal Regionals 2018 tournament. This was a pretty major event as there were over 250 participants playing Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition while nearly 200 were signed up for Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7.

Here's another opportunity to gauge which characters are performing well in the tournament scene based on how commonly they're being used in the top portion of the brackets. For Street Fighter 5, we saw there were plenty of Cammy, Rashid, Akuma, and R. Mika in the top 64.

As for Dragon Ball FighterZ, it seems like things are slowly starting to shift after the patch that went live shortly after EVO 2018. Although FOX|SonicFox was spotted using Nappa yesterday with great results, there are only two other players in the top 32 who are also making use of the bald Saiyan.

It seems Gotenks and Android 16 have become the most frequently used combatants in the game. Each character has been represented by twelve different players in the top 32. Meanwhile, Cell and Bardock lag behind with seven competitors using them.

Tekken 7 also recently had a patch drop. We're now in Season 2 for the game, so characters like Dragonuv and Devil Jin have — so far — disappeared from the top 48.

Hwoarang and Alisa are now being used the most frequently with some degree of success for this event. Meanwhile, Jack-7, Jin, Akuma, Bryan, and Lucky Chloe have three players using them each.

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REV Major 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's another tour event taking place this weekend, namely REV Major 2018.

It's happening in Manila, Philippines, and although unfortunately some of the top players set to attend were forced to drop out because of the ongoing super typhoon, there are still many others who have made the trip and will compete.

This is a Tekken World Tour Challenger event, with almost 200 players set to fight it out for the points.

Besides this, the event will also feature tournament play for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Super Smash Bros. 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Players attending include UYU|Jeondding, UYU|Qudans, Fursan|LowHigh, Kkokkoma, AR|Book, Ulsan, UYU|Yuyu, MulGold, Dee-On Grey, DoToRing, AG|R-Tech and many more.

Streaming is being done at Playbook PH and Gariath TV.

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Check out Kitty Kaboom's gender bender Broly and icy Kolin cosplays

SoCal's own Kitty Kaboom has been hard at work putting together some quality cosplay costumes of both her and our favorite fighting game characters.

Today we're featuring some of her more recent work as she assumes the identities of both Street Fighter's Kolin, the "Phantasm of Snow and Ice," and Dragon Ball's Broly, the "Legendary Super Saiyan."

Kitty teams up with Cory Bell and his Sakura to put on a more casual shoot with Kolin, but things get intense when she displays the awesome power of Broly... and she's not even Super Saiyan yet.

She offered us the following commentary on why she chose to pursue the Dragon Ball character. Once you check out the full gallery be sure to hit us with your reactions in the comments.

Let me tell you a little bit of why I decided to make my Broly cosplay. I'm very picky with Dragon Ball characters and he is one of my top five. I also watch the Dragon Ball abridged episode by teamfourstar that they did of the Broly movie while I sew because it has one of my most favorite lines in it.

And it's something I just had to say to my best friend who is Trunks in real life, that line is, "Your hair is the color of lavender but smells like strawberries." One of the reasons I had to do the cosplay was just to make him laugh hahaha! I'm really looking forward to the new Dragon Ball Super "Broly" movie and I hope that with this cosplay and it's evolution I'm doing, I'll be at the movie premiere in my femme-Broly watching it!

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Arby's pulls perhaps one of its strangest campaigns yet turning people's or characters' faces into sandwiches including Li Joe, Chris Sabat and Broly

Arby's has had one of the strongest / most unique social media pushes over the past few years tapping largely into the gaming, anime and generally nerdy pop culture references mixed together with their food and packaging.

The restaurant chain has even had fairly strong ties to the fighting game community creating rad Street Fighter references, a life-size statue of Soul Calibur's Nightmare made out of cardboard and a Qanba arcade stick also made out of cardboard with the latter two haven been shown off at EVO 2018.

Now Arby's is back with a brand new campaign that is crossing over into the area of uncanny valley by recreating real people's or fictional characters' faces using nothing but bread, meat and vegetables — they actually manage to be quite impressive.

People can reach out to Arby's under the Hashtag #MakeMySandwich if they'd like to see themselves turned into a sandwich, or the restaurant will even reach out to people on Twitter to ask them directly if they want to be made a sandwich.

The talented people running Arby's social media accounts have already made sandwiches out of the likes of LI Joe, Dragon Ball voice actor Christopher Sabat, cosplayer Vampy, tournament organizer Bear, Broly from Dragon Ball Z and All Might from My Hero Academia plus other games like Lara Croft, Guild Wars 2, Borderlands and Final Fantasy.

You can take a look at some of their handy-work in the gallery below, but to get the full experience you'll need to head over to Arby's Twitter account to see all of the sandwich people they have created.

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SonicFox is doing some very SonicFox things adding Nappa to his Dragon Ball FighterZ team at SoCal Regionals and wrecking shop

SoCal Regionals has just gotten started though Dragon Ball FighterZ is already whittled down to its top 8 players at this World Tour Dragon Radar event, and surprise! FOX|SonicFox is sitting in prime position to take another major in the game. This time he has a new team though.

It feels like almost every time that we see the EVO 2018 DBFZ champion in tournaments now he's playing a new team and beating players who have been mastering their same team since the game launched. This week that team includes Nappa.

SonicFox has been using a team consisting of Nappa, Android 16 and Bardock this weekend making it all the way to winner's side top 8 defeating the likes of FOX|Dekillsage and Tatsunical 2-0 each including a three character comeback using only Vegeta's former partner.

Nappa was generally seen as one of the weaker characters in the game with only a dedicated few using him with any sort of success though he turned out to be perhaps one of the biggest winner's of August's massive balance update for Dragon Ball FighterZ along with other previously weak characters like Frieza.

In the fight to make it to top 16, Tatsunical came very close to evening up the score with SonicFox taking him down to just his Nappa while the fellow Saibaman planter still had his whole team of Nappa, Broly and Goku. He ultimately made the mistake of leaving SonicFox alive with Sparking and seven bars of Super meter that the EVO champ would put to good use.

SonicFox ended up getting the Happy Birthday against Tatsunical taking out both his Broly and Nappa in one hard hitting combo. By the time Goku came out to try and finish the job, SonicFox was already one step ahead with impeccable reads and reactions. SonicFox is set to go up against NRG|Supernoon in top 8, but until then, I suggest checking out his big comeback in the clip below.


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One of America's strongest Dragon Ball FighterZ players disqualified at SoCal Regionals after last minute bracket change

A bit of controversy has struck SoCal Regionals shortly after it kicked off this afternoon as one of the event's bigger names, Christopher "EG|NYChrisG" Gonzalez, was disqualified out of his Dragon Ball FighterZ pool.

This happened because Level Up, the organization behind SCR, changed the brackets after additional on-site emergency registration earlier this morning. Some competitors were moved at the last minute, and Gonzalez was switched from his 2 p.m. pool to a 12 p.m. pool.

The Evil Geniuses player tweeted out around 12:30 p.m. PST "WTF. They changed my DBFZ pool last second? I wont be there until 2 p.m. when I was supposed to play. Seriously WTF!!!!"

An upset ChrisG followed up his initial tweet on the matter with a picture of his bracket showing the disqualifications along with the caption, "GGs....... After practicing so hard for DBFZ I get screwed in the end. Welp there's always the bar."

Tournament organizer LU|Alex Valle responded to the Twitter thread, stating, "The issue here is we had online emergency registration and seeding/pool requests were still being finalized after we closed online registration at 10 p.m. Chris was affected [by the] change. I’m talking to Chris offline for a resolution."

The 12 p.m. bracket has already been completed. You can see how it played out (as well as ChrisG's disqualifications) by clicking the image here:

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We reached out to Gonzalez for any further comments on the matter. He responded with the following:

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Which stages would we like to see added to Dragon Ball FighterZ? Here are our top 5 picks

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a pretty fantastic adaption of the Dragon Ball franchise mixed together to make a serious fighting game experience.

First off, the game just looks gorgeous, and because of the fantastic graphics and top notch attention to detail, several of the battles in the game feel like they're practically ripped straight from the source material.

Ever since release, we've seen a continuous stream of content dropped for the game, mainly in form of additional characters, with some balance patches done as well to tweak the game and its cast.

But what about stages? The game already has quite a few iconic locations such as Planet Namek, the Cell Games Arena and the mountaneous area where Goku and Vegeta have their legendary battle at the end of the Saiyan Saga.

Still, there are so many fantastic locales present in the Dragon Ball franchise that we can't help but feel like there's a few stages we're still missing.

To right this injustice (or more accurately, just kind of talk about it without actually making anything happen), I decided to join up with fellow EventHubs writer Steven "DreamKing" Chavez to talk about what we'd like to see added to Dragon Ball FighterZ as far as locations go.

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Vegeta is infamous in Dragon Ball FighterZ due to his assist, but it turns out he can also perform a solo touch-of-death combo too

Vegeta has been one of the most popular and most used characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ not because of just his warm personality and smile, but rather his oppressive and useful assist that locks opponents down and opens the door to new combo possibilities.

The Super Saiyan is not generally seen as a top tier character in DBFZ outside of his assist, but many players still use him as the anchor on their team which may have even more value now after a recent discovery.

Fighting game player Kamoihito recently shared a video to Twitter showing a solo touch-of-death combo performed by Vegeta that may make opponents think twice about saving Cell for their last character.

Fortunately or unfortunately the combo has a bit of a list of requirements and limitations to actually pull it off though it still seems very much possible to perform given some of the other set ups and touch-of-death combos we've already seen in tournaments.

Currently the combo requires both players to be down to their final characters, for Vegeta to be in Sparking, for the player to have all seven bars of Super meter and it's only confirmed to work on Cell right now. The combo uses three of Vegeta's EX knee uppercuts in the corner in which that sequence itself does over 8,000 damage before the Final Flash.

All of these requirements mean that it'll be unlikely we'll see this pulled off in an actual match, but the fact that Vegeta and Cell are still two of the most popular characters in the game means that it's still very possible we could still see it especially if it's tuned more. You can check out the combo below.


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Watch Frieza dodge discs mid-combo and pummel opponents with the Golden Form buffs in Dragon Ball FigherZ with AlukardNY and PhilTCasual's at the helm

Frieza was one of the characters that received numerous buffs in the latest Dragon Ball FighterZ patch that released Base Form Goku and Base Form Vegeta. Is he good enough to hang with the top tiers now?

Adjustments have improved Frieza's standing special and light Death Slash start up, the hit stun of his Death Slash and Z-Assist, and both of his level 3 supers. Notably, his Golden Form no longer has Z-combo restrictions — this allows him to chain his heavy attack into a medium attack, for example.

Essentially, the new Golden Frieza buff let's Frieza do things that only Adult Gohan has previously been allowed to do once he's fully powered up. Frieza only has a limited time to do this, however, since he can only use the Golden Form once per match.

YogaFlame24 has uploaded a video that showcases what AlukardNY and PhilTCasual have been able to pull off while using Frieza. You can bet that they're making very effective usage of Frieza's changes.

What's especially impressive here is the usage of Frieza's discs by AlukardNY. This is a special move that will strike the opponent while it heads towards the edge of the screen, but will return to hurt Frieza if the player isn't careful.

AlukardNY is able to hit the opponent with this attack in the middle of the combo, then apply a well-timed vanish to keep the combo going while dodging the discs. This allows him to use a very powerful ability without its intended drawbacks.

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DreamHack Montreal 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the biggest events happening this weekend is DreamHack Montreal, which is unsurprisingly taking place in Montreal, Canada.

This is a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour, meaning that Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is extremely important at this event, and many players from across the world have shown up to compete.

Even then, both Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Melee have even higher entrant numbers, with over 200 for the former and almost 200 for the latter, attracting many fierce competitors with the $10,000 prize pool each that the two games will be boasting.

DreamHack Montreal will also feature Brawlhalla, also with a $10,000 prize pool, as well as Dragon Ball FighterZ with a slightly more modest $2,500 prize pool.

Players you can expect to see compete in Montreal this weekend include Mouz|Problem X, Liquid|Hungrybox, FOX|Punk, Ghost|NuckleDu, UYU|OilKing, FOX|MKLeo, FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|Momochi, RB|Bonchan, Rise|Smug, FD|Haitani, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, MSF|Larry Lurr, ALG|n0ne, CaptainZack, CYG|Chris Tatarian, Mago, MSF|LaLuna, FNATIC|Shakz, Ponos|Moke, EMG|Mistake, Liquid|John Takeuchi, FNATIC|Akainu, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FE|Humanbomb, K-Brad, RB|Snake Eyez, DIG|HugS, Tempo|Alex Myers, UYU|Brian_F, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BSD|Elegant and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, DreamHack Smash and DreamHack Fighters.

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Treta Championship 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the big events happening this weekend is Treta Championship in Paraná, Brazil.

This is a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour with points on the line, so it's definitely a big deal for anyone trying to qualify for Capcom Cup.

Besides this, the event will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Tekken 7 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 on stream.

Players attending include Brolynho, Furia|HKDash, Paulow3b, AAG|BabyBrasil, TP|Stunner, Umbrella|Dark, AAG|Pr3da, Shodown|Chuchu, Showdown|Zenith, TRT|Arthuro-Ray, RTN|Demitri and many more.

Over 130 players have signed up for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so the fight for points will be fierce - with the main stream dedicated entirely to whittling it down to top 8 during Saturday.

Streaming is being done at TRT Champ, Kombat Klub and Team Dash.

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