Tekken 7 hits stores June 2nd, 2017 - new 'Rage and Sorrow' trailer released

Bandai Namco has released their latest trailer for Tekken 7. Entitled "Rage and Sorrow," we are given a closer look at the game's story mode and new gameplay footage.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the console release date, and the wait is over. Tekken 7 will be available for purchase starting June 2nd, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Pre-ordering the game gives players access to Eliza as a bonus DLC fighter. Additionally, we'll be seeing retro Tekken 4 and Tekken 2 costumes for Jin, Xiaoyu, and King.

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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Nine DLC characters headed to Injustice 2 - pricing information confirms Green Lantern playable, shows three alternate costumes and more

Injustice 2 is the talk of the town today as Warner Bros. and NetheRealm Studios have given fans a lot of new information about the game to take in.

On May 16th, players will be able to choose between three different purchase options for Injustice 2: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition. Standard is simply a copy of the game and will run for $59.99 USD, but the other two packages include some pretty excellent extras.

Purchasing the Deluxe Edition gives you access to three DLC fighters as they become available, one premier skin that transforms Supergirl into Powergirl, and one exclusive gear shader pack to alter the look of your roster. This will run you $79.99 USD.

The Ultimate Edition is definitely going to turn some heads, though. This special package costs $99.99 USD and comes with three premier skins -- Powergirl (Supergirl), Reverse Flash (Flash), and John Stewart (Green Lantern) -- two gear shader packs, and access to a whopping nine DLC characters as they are released.

Thanks to the PlayStation Store on PS4 consoles, we've got a nifty info-graphic explaining the purchase options.

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Street Fighter 5 Season 2's DLC characters remain a mystery, and that's not good for the casual audience

Since the early days of Street Fighter Capcom has stated and reinforced their initiative to reach a more universal audience with their latest title, specifically making an effort to reach casual audiences along with diehard competitive players.

An early evidence of this was found in developers' decision to down in-game execution so that greener players could jump in and dole out some satisfying damage without having to first spend hours in the training room.

After an initial launch that lacked much content of interest to the casual player, much of the community felt the balance of SF5 appeal tipped heavily towards the competitive end of the spectrum, and thus far in Season 2 it seems the trend is continuing.

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Infiltration on Season 2: To be honest, I really don't like it - says Street Fighter 5's recent changes feel too drastic

Core-A Gaming recently conducted an interview with one of the greatest Street Fighter players to ever compete -- Seonwoo Lee, also known as RZR|Infiltration. In it, the EVO champ fielded several questions pertaining to Street Fighter 5.

Right off the bat, Infiltration is asked to share how he feels about Season 2. "To be honest, I really don't like it," he starts. "By constantly trying to introduce new players, these new changes... it feels too drastic."

He goes on to talk about his impressions of Akuma so far, the Capcom Pro Tour, and much more. Though a lot of his opinions in this interview are fairly negative, he does provide a statement at the end of the interview ensuring fans that he still believes in Capcom and thinks that they'll respond with something great.

You can check out the interview after the jump.

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Teabagging banned at Killer Instinct World Cup, failing to abide results in ban from all 2017 World Cup events

The Killer Instinct World Cup is taking place on March 10-12 in San Antonio, Texas, and is the culmination of the year-long tournament season that kicked off last April. One of the event's rules has caused a stir in the fighting game community -- teabagging is not allowed.

Players will sometimes repeatedly hit down on the joystick/d-pad as a means of taunting their opponent. The specifics of the rule were reiterated on Twitter by tournament organizer ISM|Rotendo, which led to an uproar on social media.

This form of taunting, which is actually fairly prevalent in Killer Instinct because of the players' ability to move their character between rounds and after KO, will not be allowed at the tournament finals. Anyone who chooses not to abide by this rule will be served with a ban from all World Cup events for the 2017 season.

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Who's your favorite fighting game villain? Cast your votes in our latest poll

After the strong response we got from our favorite protagonist poll and its followup, I thought it would be apt to bring a few villains into the fold for voting.

It was more difficult to narrow down choices here, because while almost every fighting game franchise has one defined protagonist, the villain role tends to shift.

What I've done is try to keep most franchises down to just one villain, but with ones where the main villain isn't as clearly defined, such as BlazBlue and Mortal Kombat, I had to bring up extra choices, while for franchises like Tekken and King of Fighters I shifted the focus to the one who is most iconic to the franchise.

You can vote for up to three villains, so let us know who you chose in the comments below.

Now, hit the jump and cast your votes!

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers shown off for the Nintendo Switch; New characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken playable

There was a quick clip of Street Fighter 2 being shown over Nintendo Switch live stream. This was apparently leaked as "Super Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers" by someone over 4chan, but it is actually called Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

This clip shows that this game is more than just a port of Street Fighter 2. It showed a quick clip of Ryu and Ken fighting together against M. Bison. Characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken have been shown off to be playable in an image.

This brings purpose to the still unconfirmed HORI stick leak we heard about.

This is very interesting considering the last time anything was done with the second iteration of Street Fighter was Street Fighter 2: HD Remix back in November 25, 2008. Supposedly this isn't just a port, but a game with additional content.

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'Load times, menus, replays, online communication... the whole SF5 user experience needs to be reworked' - BornFree's non-gameplay change wish list

From input lag to throw loops, we've heard and seen plenty of change when it comes to Street Fighter 5's core gameplay. It seems developers have opted not to do much in the way of less pressing, but still important, aspects of the overall SF5 experience.

In his recent question and answer session, BornFree offered perspective from a passionate but casual Street Fighter player. His focus shifts towards the player experience outside of actual gameplay as he cites issue with overall user experience.

From the way the menus work to the lack of ease in communication with players one encounters online, Born offers a casual and thoughtful set of views and opinions on how to make SF5 better overall.

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'Please fix the server immediately' - Street Fighter community petitions for Capcom to fix SF5's online play, already have over 1,000 signatures

If you're a regular Street Fighter 5 online player, chances are good you heard an all too familiar "ba-bum" noise in your head when you saw the error message in the banner above.

While SF5's online play has received a handful of positive tweaks and updates since the game's initial release last February, it seems much of the community is still unsatisfied with their network experiences.

Japanese player Agomi79 has vocalized this by starting a petition asking Capcom to make the changes the community desperately wants. You can read his plea below.

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'Laura is busted, they chopped off Nash's legs, F.A.N.G is still not in the game...' ChrisG goes in hard with hilarious rant on SF5's Season 2

We're almost at a loss for words having watched EG|ChrisG's recent rant about Street Fighter 5.

During one of his live streaming sessions the top player took about eight minutes to go in on Street Fighter 5 with a rant for ages. He picks apart each character in just a sentence or two, recapping most of the comments you've probably already seen on social media.

Chris comments on Balrog and Laura's ability to win with a single V-Trigger sequence, Urien's incredible potential via Aegis, F.A.N.G's consistency as part of the bottom of the tier list and plenty more.

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Official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

The official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has been released on YouTube. In the trailer, we get a brief history of the ulture that Street Fighter has brought us over the years, specifically Street Fighter 2.

After the history review, we get to see some actual game-play footage for the game. It briefly shows a few features such as the abiltiy to play with pixel graphics or HD graphics.

At the end, it shows two shadowy silhouettes... who we obviously know to be Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Hit the jump below to check out the trailer.

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Funny joke video showcases how Dragon Punches might be further nerfed in Street Fighter 5 Season 3

So first off, keep in mind this is just intended to be a joke. Whether you're a fan of how Street Fighter 5 is designed or not, just try to have fun with it.

It is pretty well-known that Dragon Punch attacks, while normally pretty risky, were made even riskier in Street Fighter 5 due to the crush counter frames. Then in Season 2, meterless reversals had their initial invincibility frames removed.

Core-A Gaming is claiming to have "leaked" footage of Season 3's Dragon Punch attacks. Obviously the video was either edited or modded to showcase this and, again, is just intended as a joke.

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Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Source: Core-A Gaming Twitter.

'Street Fighter surprises' coming around E3 and possibly San Diego Comic Con, according to Ono

Street Fighter is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Capcom has already started the celebration with the unveiling of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers -- an updated version of Super Street Fighter 2 that adds new combatants Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Speaking with IGN, Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono assured fans that there is still more to come.

"Around E3 timing, maybe even San Diego Comic-Con, we have one or two surprises we hope our fans will look forward to," Ono told IGN.

As we know, Street Fighter 5 is currently in its second season and there is still much we haven't seen revealed just yet. Five DLC characters remain unannounced, and we will very likely see new costumes and/or stages throughout the year.

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The third team member in UMvC3 felt totally superfluous - Combofiend explains why Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite took on the 2v2 format

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the highly anticipated 2017 edition to the competitive fighting game staple Versus series.

Unlike its predecessors, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and 3, Infinite has taken a departure from the three character, assist-heavy approach to try for a fresher 2v2 system accompanied by special power ups in the game's Infinity Stones.

Though no one outside the development team has gotten to play the working title yet, fans of the series have already expressed concern at this decision. Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas held a discussion with Edge Magazine in which he spoke on the choice to depart from the 3v3 format.

"Players had to make roughly six decisions before they could fight. The people were looking for two characters, which corresponded to their preference," explained Rosas to Edge.

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'I complained a lot, but it wasn't doing anything for me...' - NuckleDu shares an inspirational perspective on approaching Street Fighter 5

You don't have to venture far into social media, message boards or forums to find negative opinions about Street Fighter 5. That's its own conversation, and a rabbit hole we needn't go down any further for the purposes of this article.

I bring it up to give proper emphasis to Patrick "DaFeetLee" Lee's recent tweet about common community complaints for SF5's second Season. "People whine about S2 SF5 when S1 SF5 was the same exact game," said Lee on Friday. "All those characters existed in S1, but the difference was the top tiers were different."

This got the attention of Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez, who roped Capcom Cup 2016 champion Liquid|NuckleDu into the conversation. As the current best in the world, much of the community holds Du's opinions in high regard.

The young champ's -he's only 20- brief but powerful comment displayed wisdom beyond his years, and evidently inspired more than a few people as the comment received plenty of attention in the form of hundreds of "favorites" and 95 re-tweets.

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