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Winter Brawl 12 early results, streams ft. SonicFox, Punk, NuckleDu, Theo, SKD, Wolfkrone, Nakkiel, Grover, Coach Steve, Dieminion, Mynus and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 1 results.

A lot of tournament action is happening this weekend in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

That's because it's time once again for Winter Brawl, in its 12th installment, and there are going to be a ton of players and games being played at the event.

The games set for tournament play are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament DX, Soul Calibur 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], ARMS, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players set to attend are plentiful, but some of the ones you can expect to see include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, NuckleDu, FOX|Theo, PG|SKD, Circa|Wolfkrone, Nakkiel, PAG|Grover, PG|Coach Steve, SB|Dieminion, TSB|Mynus, cR|Dekillsage, Nephew, Method|Flux, TSB|Blaze, NS|Ludovic, HB|Punisher, Kreymore and more.

With 275 entrants for Dragon Ball FighterZ, this looks to be the first major event featuring the game, and it's last on the schedule as well, so look forward to some proper action from our favorite Z Warriors.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Team Spooky and Atari FGC.

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Will Injustice 2 receive even more DLC in the future? And if so, how could they possibly outdo the Ninja Turtles? Let's have a look at NRS history

When it comes to NetherRealm Software and DLC, it's become a bit of a tradition that we end up getting more than we bargained for in the beginning.

Back in the first Injustice game, we were promised four DLC characters, which we got shortly after launch in Lobo, Batgirl, Scorpion and General Zod.

However, later on Ed Boon announced that because of the huge fan support, they'd decided to put more DLC in anyway, and fan favorites Martian Manhunter and Zatanna were both added to the game.

Similarily, with Mortal Kombat X we were originally told that we'd get the Kombat Pack for the game which included Jason Voorhees, Tremor, Tanya and Predator.

Later that same year, it turned out that we would be getting a second Kombat Pack, which ended up including Bo Rai Cho, Triborg, Leatherface and Alien.

With Injustice 2 out and having gotten steady DLC support both in the form of beloved DC characters and surprise guests, can we expect to get yet another surprise push later on this year? And if so, how do you top the freaking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well, let's talk about that a bit and see how likely any extra DLC might be, as well as who we might see in it.

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How strong are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2? Vote now on our tiers page, then check out moves, combos and more in our roundup

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making waves in the Injustice 2 scene as the game's latest (and perhaps most anticipated) DLC characters chop, whack, smack and stab their way through the competition.

Our tiers page for Injustice 2 has been updated with all four newcomers, and is now just waiting for you to jump in and vote on how strong each one is.

We've also created individual moves pages for Leo, Raph, Don and Mikey so that those learning how to use them can do so with ease.

Once you've gotten the basics down, you can check out the collection of videos we've rounded up that highlight combos for each and every one of the turtles.

You'll also get to see how all of this is implemented as BC|HoneyBee braves the online realm and faces off against various foes in ranked matches.

If you're playing the Turtles at all, we've got you covered with everything you'll want to know to get off the ground. Continue on for the video roundup.

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Five things you probably didn't know about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

With the official release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2 yesterday, fans who purchased Fighter Pack #3 or one of the higher tiered versions of the game are now able to jump into battle with their turtle of choice.

Most fans know key facts about the gang: they love pizza, they're ninjas (obviously), their sensei is a rat (literally). However, there are a plethora of other interesting things about the turtles that some might not be as familiar with.

Last week, History Behind The Warrior whipped up a video that runs through five facts about the turtles that you might know.

One of the items on the lists runs through the TMNT's origin story, which we discussed earlier this week. For those unaware, the turtles started out as a joke, ultimately parodying Marvel's Daredevil.

We also learn what the inspiration for The Shredder was, and that Raphael actually became The Shredder at one point.

Check out the video below, and let us know which facts you knew / didn't know in the comments!

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Leonardo's Shredded special in Injustice 2 will be a blast from the past for those that hated Aquaman's pre-patched Trident Rush

With the Ninja Turtles now being available in Injustice 2 for pack owners, players are already figuring out some fun stuff regarding these shelled ninjas. While Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello are all technically tied to one character slot, they all function quite differently.

One of Leonardo's specials is named "Shredded." This will allow him to go into a flurry of blade swings that the opponent must respect.

He'll also have the ability to meter burn it for two additional swings at the end. I imagine this will dish out a large amount of chip damage if tacked on at the end of a blockstring. Leonardo will also be left at -5 on block, so he'll remain relatively safe as a result.

Those that might remember Aquaman's pre-patched trident rush knows how strong of an option this is at the end of the round. Unavoidable chip damage from moves like this can win tournaments.

ALG Dragon‏ has demonstrated just how much chip damage this can inflict. So far it can drain as much as 8% if you block all the swings after a typical blockstring.

Don't lie... you know you miss seeing Mr. Aquaman in the audience reenacting Aquaman's Trident Rush. Maybe he'll perform a few imitations of Leo's Shredded specials at tournaments going forward...


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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now available in Injustice 2

Injustice 2's newest DLC character is now available. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enter the fold, and they fight as a team.

Today, players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #3 gain access to the TMNT. They will become available for standalone purchase on February 20th for $9.99.

In Injustice 2, there's a turtle for everyone. With the ability to choose which of the brothers you want to control in battle, you'll find heavy rushdown, footsie-based, mix up-heavy, and other playstyle traits to master here.

You can check out the TMNT breakdown recap from the most recent Watchtower stream for more info on how they play.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles round out Fighter Pack #3 and Injustice 2's planned DLC.

For a quick glimpse at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, check out the screenshots below. You will also find their official trailer after the jump.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles origin story paid homage to that of Marvel's Daredevil

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are being released as DLC fighters for Injustice 2 today (if you own Fighter's Pack #3 or the Ultimate Edition). Their announcement caused quite a surprise for fans.

This series is one that has a lot of fans behind it. Everyone tends to have a particular turtle that they find themselves relatable to. For me personally, I'm a big fan of Leonardo's disciplined nature.

So how did Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird come up with this concept? It actually started off as a joke. Eastman just randomly decided to draw up a picture of masked, nunchuck-wielding ninja turtle.

Upon showing it to Laird, they both had a laugh at the concept. Laird then supposedly drew an even cooler version, which then prompted Eastman to try and top his sketch.

This concept was never intended to be more than a joke. Eastman even noted that they thought of the whole thing as the "dumbest thing ever."

Eventually though, this would end up becoming their next comic book project after the completion of their first Fugitoid story. Here's some of the originally sketches that came about:

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Poll results: Which Ninja Turtle are you most excited to play in Injustice 2?

Update: The results are in! Hit the jump below to see which Ninja Turtle our readers are most excited to play -- whether it be based on play style or personality!

Earlier: Injustice 2 is bringing a very interesting combatant into its roster on February 13, 2018. Or rather, we'll be getting four separate fighters -- the Ninja Turtles!

As revealed during the Watchtower stream, all four turtles play differently. While the four have access to assist-like attacks from the other turtles, there is actually no way to switch your point character once you've chosen who you are playing as at the character select screen.

So this begs the question: which turtle are we all most interested in playing? Feel free to review the breakdown that we did that highlights the differences between these brothers.

It was specifically mentioned by Tyler Lansdown, Derek Kirtzic, and Steven Brownback that Leonardo and Donatello are very footsie oriented. Meanwhile Raphael and Michelangelo are all about getting in on their opponents.

Of course, personality quirks might be another reason why we choose to play one fighter over another. Leo tends to be the most disciplined, Donny is the most tech-savvy, Mikey is the most athletic, while Ralph tends to fight with the most strength and emotion.

After the jump, you'll find a poll that will let you vote on which turtle you are most excited to play in Injustice 2. You can vote up to two times.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman have some epic intro dialogue in Injustice 2

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are officially joining the Injustice 2 battle tomorrow. We've seen quite a bit of the game's next DLC character (they all count as one) over the past week or so, and one thing's for sure: these turtles are filled to the brim with personality.

A video from YouTube user MaximumGuarded collects and showcases the various intro interactions between the TMNT and Batman. These characters have had run-ins in the past, with crossovers taking place in the comic books, and with all of them having ninja training there are some great lines spoken here.

These intros treat us to epic dialogue such as the exchange featured in this story's banner. There are also several references to Master Splinter, and the best out of the bunch might actually be Donatello's.

The NetherRealm Studios crew held a live stream last week that provided a breakdown of how the turtles function in Injustice 2. During the broadcast, we learned a number of interesting things, including the fact that Mikey can actually eat pizza in matches using a special gear move.

There is an obvious attention to detail in Injustice 2, with a plethora of Easter eggs and references crafted specifically for hardcore fans of comic books and the characters in general. We've already seen signs of a similar motif with the Ninja Turtles, as Mikey's skateboard features a reference to a classic TMNT video game.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set for release tomorrow for Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 owners. They will become available for standalone purchase beginning February 20th on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam, and Microsoft Store for $9.99.

While you wait, be sure to check out our character breakdown recap from the Watchtower stream to see what the turtles are all about in Injustice 2.

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In Injustice 2, Michelangelo's skateboard references back to Turtles in Time

In the gameplay reveal trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2, a small Easter egg can be seen on the bottom of Michelangelo's skateboard that references a classic track from the early 90's TMNT: Turtles in Time game.

Mikey's skateboard features four decals on the bottom including a slice of pizza and a manhole cover with the text "NYC" for the brothers' native city. The reference comes from the other two decals with one being a red apple with the text "BIG" inside and below that is a slightly pixelated 3AM.

Both of the left-side stickers are a reference to the track Big Apple 3 A.M. which you can take a listen to down below and possibly have a flashback to Pogs or your old CRT.

At around the 24 second mark of the trailer, which you can also see below, Michelangelo tosses his skateboard aside and tells his opponent they are going to rage quit at which point you can briefly see the decals although you may need to pause to make them out clearly.

The trailer proceeds to show Mikey beating on Black Manta with said skateboard, now featuring rockets, along with an assist from his brother, Raphael.

Skateboards and nunchaku are not all that the orange-masked turtle brother has up his sleeve. In his character breakdown, he is also shown to be able to eat pizza in matches and perform "pizza cancels."

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Injustice 2 February update patch notes

Injustice 2's February update is now live.

The 1.16 update adds general gameplay fixes, stage adjustments, and tons of character balance alterations / bug fixes. On top of this, we also get added functionality for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Though they won't be available until February 13th, the latest patch has made preparations for their arrival.

There's a lot to get to here, so hit the jump for the full set of patch notes.

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Michelangelo can actually eat pizza during a match in Injustice 2, and it's easily my new favorite gear move

NetherRealm Studios gave the world an in-depth look at Injustice 2's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles yesterday during their Watchtower live stream. The character breakdown walked viewers through the boys' normals, special moves, super, and what makes each one unique from the other.

Towards the end of the broadcast, a handful of unique gear loadouts was showcased. Each one altered the character's looks (naturally), but also added one to two special gear moves for each of the turtles.

During Michelangelo's segment, viewers witnessed what is easily my new favorite gear move in Injustice 2. The party dude has the ability to pull out a full-sized pizza, in battle, and has three different options once it's in play.

The first follow up allows him to simply drop the pizza and dash forward, giving him "pizza cancels," as it was described on the stream. He can also throw the pizza at opponents, box and all, acting as a decent projectile.

Of course, the best thing to do with the pizza is eat it. By meter burning the move, Michelangelo will actually remove a slice of pizza from the box, gobble it up, and this will regenerate a stock of life.

What makes this gear move even more awesome is the fact that the slices of pizza are actually removed from the box when Mikey eats one, leaving behind a greasy mark on the cardboard.


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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles each have their own specials and play styles in Injustice 2, here's what each of the four can do

We were privy to yet another top notch NetherRealm Studios stream today as the boys from NRS showed off probably the most anticipated DLC for Injustice 2 thus far: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

To say these fighters are unique is an understatement, as they really play unlike any other characters in the game in that they are technically all individuals.

Though the four turtles share some normals, they are widely different characters. Leonardo is more footsies based, while Donatello focuses more on high/low mix ups.

Michelangelo is more of a risk taking mix up fighter, and then Raphael augments rushdown play with a parry to offset his opposition.

We grabbed clips that show off each turtle's specials and character traits, as well as the special moves they all share.

We'll kick things off with the TMNT Super, which all four turtles are able to do:

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 character breakdown live stream

Updated 1:05 p.m. PDT, Wed February 7, 2018: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew returns with another Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream. Today, we'll be seeing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in action.

As always with these broadcasts, we can expect to see a full rundown of what the heroes in half-shells can do in-game. If past experience is any indication, we'll be treated to a breakdown of the TMNT's special moves, trait, super, gear loadouts, and more.

The live stream is set to kick off at 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT. Expect an update to this story once the stream is live.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the final character (they all count as one) to be released from Fighter Pack 3. They join Atom and Enchantress to round out this wave of DLC.

Atom and Enchantress are available for purchase now, and the Turtles will join the battle on February 13th for those who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3.

You can check out their official gameplay trailer by clicking the link.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 gameplay trailer released

NetherRealm Studios has officially released the gameplay trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2.

In it, we see a showcase of each of the four warriors: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael. The turtles will each play as their own distinct characters, complete with unique move sets, character powers and special moves.

The press release finally answers the big question: How will we switch between each turtle in battle? The turtle you play as will be selected via customizing your gear.

If you select a loadout in which you equipped swords, you'll control Leonardo in battle. One with a staff will be Donatello, and so on.

For online and tournament modes, where gear loadouts are unavailable, players will be able to choose which turtle they wish to use at the character select screen.

That doesn't mean there won't be multiple turtles in battle, though. As we see in the trailer, it appears that they have special moves that summon each other, and their super entails a large team attack consisting of all four.

The turtles will get an official release on February 13th for Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 owners. They will become available for standalone purchase beginning February 20th on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam, and Microsoft Store for $9.99

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Someone found audio files for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2, and the dialogue is amazing

Fans are actively awaiting the unveiling of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's Injustice 2 gameplay trailer.

We'll be seeing the Watchtower stream -- which is set to provide a breakdown of what the turtles can do in-game -- tomorrow at 3 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. PST. Considering the timing, the community is expecting the trailer to go live today, and at the latest tomorrow morning.

We won't have to wait that long for a glimpse at the TMNT, however. Someone reportedly discovered audio files for the turtles within the PC version of Injustice 2.

YouTube user 1442Guimian put together a video that runs through all lines of intro dialogue between the Ninja Turtles and presumably each of the characters on the roster.

We hear great lines like, "Turtle Power is the new Kryptonite!" and "New York pizza beats Gotham pizza!" There are even lines when the turtles faces each other.

A ton of references to Mortal Kombat and the TMNT comic books can be found here as well. This should hold us over until the gameplay trailer is released.

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Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 Watchtower stream on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. CST

Injustice 2 has one more character coming to Injustice 2 via Fighter Pack #3. Well... technically its four fighters in one. After a long wait, it looks as though the Ninja Turtles will be joining the game's roster rather soon.

Netherrealm Studios has announced that there will be a watchtower stream. As is tradition with NRS, they always host a stream to showcase a DLC fighter's movelist before they are released.

It's finally time to see what the Ninja Turtles are capable of. This demonstration stream will take place on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. CST.

For those of us living on the East coast, that will be at 4:00 P.M. As for the West coast, it will be watchable at 1:00 P.M.

This will take place on NRS's Twitch channel. You can also expect that we'll be collecting information during the stream to do a breakdown to see how these characters incorporate teamwork into their fighting style.

After the jump, you can find the trailer that first announced their inclusion into the game. Be sure to let us know how excited you are in the comments section.


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