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Yuel is Granblue Fantasy Versus' next character, but how will she play? A speedy rushdown character with a twist seems likely to me, and here's why

It was announced last month during Cagliostro's reveal trailer who our next fighter was going to be and it's none other than the Thousand-Year Seeker, Yuel. Seeing as she was one of only three characters I had semi-realistic hopes for to make the roster, I was obviously super happy to see her joining the fray, even though we don't really know much about her Granblue Fantasy Versus iteration just yet.

So what exactly is the deal with Yuel? Who is the character, what's her backstory, her motivation and her personality? How does she fight and what weapons does she use? Most importantly, how might she turn out as a fighter in Granblue Fantasy Versus when she comes out towards the end of December, rounding out 2020 for us? While all of these questions don't have definitive answers, I'm here to answer them as best as I possibly can, so if you've found yourself wondering any or all of the above, look no further for your enlightenment. Let me give you the full rundown on what makes Yuel into the sly fox lady that she is and what my personal speculation as to how she'll play in Granblue Fantasy Versus looks like.

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Black Friday's best fighting game sales are here featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros., and Granblue Fantasy: Versus plus many more

Update: The best fighting game sales from the Steam Autumn Sale have been added to the guide below including some new deals for Tekken 7 Season Pass 3, Soul Calibur 6 Season Pass 2 characters, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Special Edition, Power Rangers and all of its DLC plus many more.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are obviously the hottest commodities this holiday season, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of good deals floating around for the systems you already own.

After scouring the internet, we've compiled the best Black Friday fighting game sales around from Amazon to the PlayStation Store including some new and rarely discounted titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Many of them are available right now.

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus matches BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's 2-year sales in only 9 months

Granblue Fantasy: Versus got dealt a pretty bad hand this year considering it released just before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered all offline events including the title's eSports world tour, but despite all of that, Cygames' first foray into fighting games still seems to be doing pretty well for itself in Season 2.

The publisher announced this week that Granblue Versus has now crossed over 450,000 copies sold worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PC after nine months since its initial Asian release.

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The Game Awards best fighting game nominees revealed though there's no love outside of their own category

The Game Awards have been quite good to fighting games in the past with best game, player and event nominations on top of big announcements for titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mortal Kombat 11, so this year may be another must-see for fans of the genre.

Geoff Keighley and his crew announced the nominations for the 2020 Game Awards next month including the best fighting game category which technically only contains two brand new titles along with expansions for consideration.

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Belial players make up half of the finalists and over 1/3 of top 64 for Granblue Fantasy: Versus' RAGE Winter league

Season 2 is proving to be an interesting shake up for Granblue Fantasy: Versus though Belial has kinda stolen the spotlight from everyone else thanks to being an all-around powerhouse after most other characters had their craziest options toned down.

The RAGE GBVS 2020 Winter league was set to give us our best look as to how Granblue's competitive scene is shaping up in Japan with many of the country's best throwing their hats into the ring... and a lot of them showed up with Belial in their corner.

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RAGE GBVS 2020 Winter early results, stream ft. Mocchii, Score, Gamera, Xeph, Buggy, I-yo, Onsen, M', Laggia, Omito, KojiKOG, Ren, Hasharaga and more

Update: This story has been updated with full semifinals results.

The second installment of the the RAGE Granblue Fantasy Versus events in Japan is taking place this weekend with online preliminaries, and offline semi-finals and finals to follow on later weekends.

Notable players set to compete include Mocchii, AMTRS|Score, Gamera, Xeph, Buggy, I-yo, Onsen, SANWA|M', SANWA|Laggia, AMTRS|Omito, AMTRS|KojiKOG, PGW|Ren, Hasharaga, Hauko, Butter, YOG|Kubo, RYO, DIE-chan, EXE|Noble, Musui, TNT|Rookies, AbaO, LGK|Monster, Eda, Tarezou, Jirou, Kuniwo, Yoshii, Daiwa, PG|BNBBN, GPG|B, Yutta, Woo, KasumiLOVE, Hishow, Oku-san Nikuya Desu, Emujima, Fumi, TNT|Steven and many more.

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The curious case of Belial — the Season 1-powered character who's terrorizing the Season 2 meta of Granblue Fantasy Versus

Granblue Fantasy Versus launched its second season back at the end of September with sweeping balance changes to the entire cast, many universal changes which greatly affected how the game is played as well as the hotly anticipated release of Granblue Fantasy bad boy villain Belial.

While Granblue Fantasy Versus is still going strong across the world, having Season 2's second character Cagliostro released about three weeks ago, there have been growing concerns regarding just how powerful Belial is, especially in the face of a cast which largely saw themselves weakened right at his release. So what is it that makes Belial such a fearsome character in the current Granblue Fantasy Versus meta? Do tournament results support the image of how strong the character is? Let me break it all down for you with facts to back me up.

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Tekken 7 named fighting game of the generation by the EventHubs community

Update: The community has spoken! With more than 1,600 votes cast and plenty of great candidates to chose from, Tekken 7 has been crowned as the fighting game of the generation by all of you, the readers of EventHubs. You can check out the final poll numbers in the original story below and see how close some of the rankings are.

It's kinda hard to believe, but the next generation of consoles is no longer on the horizon. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be here in just a few short days.

Though many players will be looking forward with what's about to come, it's also a great time to reflect on the fighting games that defined the eighth generation these past seven years from Killer Instinct to Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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ArcRevo America Online 2020 West results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final installment of the regional ArcRevo America Online tournaments is happening this weekend, focused on the West.

Notable players set to compete include PG|KizzieKay, Jona, HavocNoah, ZomBmu, NCH|Taozenforce, NerdJosh, SUGOI|Nyan-derthal, Isorropia, 2DMagee, ChrisCCH, Lord Hoseph Dong and many more.

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She can be a killer at any position of the screen but needs ample preparation to maximize her output — EventHubs Cagliostro impressions

Last week, we saw the addition of a brand new character to Granblue Fantasy Versus, in fact the second one of the game's Season 2 which launched at the end of last month together with the release of Belial. Now, we have an even fresher face in Cagliostro, the cutesy alchemist who wields her mystical magic to trick her foes with sneaky approaches.

When she was first unveiled back in August alongside Belial's character trailer, the staff at Cygames clued us in what her general gameplay approach would be like (and I did an analysis piece, subsequently) and the final product doesn't disappoint. True to form, she's a very tricky character with a lot of nasty setups given the proper preptime. After spending the last week playing plenty of matches as her, against her and also watching loads of footage, here's where I feel Cagliostro's strengths and weaknesses lie, as well as how I think she'll fit in with the rest of the Granblue Fantasy Versus cast of characters.

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Click Burgundy's top tier fighting game portraits bring out the best the genre has to offer from Guilty Gear to Virtua Fighter and beyond

The current generation of fighting games are officially entering their twilight years with the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles looming on the horizon, but that doesn't mean our current roster is running out of steam or hype anytime soon.

Click Burgundy is an awesome artist we've featured a number of times in the past because of their attachment to the fighting game community that perfectly captures what we love about the characters therein.

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ArcRevo America Online 2020 Northeast results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The American portion of ArcRevo Online continues, with this week's region being the Northeast area.

Notable players competing include TSB|Bace, OmniSScythe, TempestNYC, SonicSol, BDG|Teiga, UBW|Nyczbrandon, Diaphone, Sugoi|UnsafeOnHit, A3Religion, PME, NYDanteT, Mikeand1ke, 56k and many more.

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ArcRevo Japan Online 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Japanese portion of ArcRevo Online begins this weekend and will continue for the next few weeks.

Notable players participating in this third week include iXA|Gouda, GRPT|DoraBang, CO|Fenrich, Pizamayo, LGK|Ryouta, Domi, ExE|Noble, GPG|Abegen, AMTRS|KojiKOG, Tsujikawa, Chou, Mabushin and many, many more.

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Cagliostro is now available in Granblue Fantasy: Versus

While the rest of the content won't be coming nearly as quickly now, Granblue Fantasy: Versus is now technically about one-third of the way through its roadmap of releases for Season 2 after today.

Cagliostro, the tiny master of alchemy and the second DLC fighter from Character Pass 2, is now available to download and play in GBVS on both PlayStation 4 and Steam.

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Here are the Granblue Fantasy Versus version 2.11 patch notes

Cagliostro is slated to be released as a playable character in Granblue Fantasy: Versus on October 20, 2020. Like every other character release for any fighting game, this requires a patch to make the character available.

As such, patch notes for version 2.11 of Granblue Fantasy: Versus have been unveiled. Most of the adjustments are intended to be fixes rather than balance changes.

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Prepare to be hoodwinked - Here's Cagliostro's translated movelist for Granblue Fantasy: Versus

It feels like we just got Belial for Granblue Fantasy: Versus Season 2, but the second fighter of the new Character Pass is surprisingly only two days away from launch following the release of Cagliostro's gameplay trailer this morning.

Now, the Japanese website for Granblue Fantasy: Versus has been updated to include a breakdown for all of the tiny alchemist's special moves which we've translated into English so everyone can be on the same page.

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Cagliostro trailer released, character will be out on October 20th — Yuel revealed as next Granblue Fantasy Versus character

During the ArcRevo Japan Online 2020 event this morning, the latest trailer for Granblue Fantasy Versus was unveiled featuring the upcoming character Cagliostro.

Not only did we get to see the alchemist master in all of her split-personality glory, we also got an earlier release date than expected with her set for an October 20th release — just two days from now. On top of that, the next playable character set for a December release was revealed to be none other than Yuel (one of my personal most wanted characters, no less).

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