'I believe we, too, can possibly make it [to eSports]' - Dissidia Final Fantasy director aiming for a competitive scene with upcoming console release

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is a 3-on-3 arcade game where beloved Final Fantasy characters duke it out, and is a larger-scale followup to the popular PSP games under the same title from 2008 and 2011, respectively.

While the current Dissidia has only been playable in arcades so far, the game's developer Team Ninja has, in conjunction with series owners Square-Enix, continuously added new characters and stages to the game.

Even with its constant content flow and popularity in arcades, there hasn't yet been any proper word on a console release for the title. The game's producer Ichiro Hazama commented on what's going on with the console version and why we haven't gotten a proper look at it yet.

Ichiro Hazama: If there was a recent opportunity to make the announcement, I thought the occasion was at the "Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony." However, it didn't make its appearance. Long story short, we've yet to prepare something with enough value to meet your expectations.

I believe many are expecting a story mode for the home console version, and we’re definitely preparing that; however, our focus on the main game is still about battles and that won't change. While continuing work on a proper competitive fighting tool and to improve on other elements, we'll need a little more time.

Continue below to hear what the game's director Takeo Kujiraoka had to say about the its potential competitive aspect.

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Cody's brother and Dan's (non-canon?) sister detailed in CFN profiles - Get to know Kyle and Yuriko, family members of some classic Street Fighters

We've got some brand new family member action this time around, with the main protagonist of the not-so-spectacular Final Fight: Streetwise as well as Dan's walking SNK reference of a sister, Yuriko.

You can check out Kyle right here.

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Continue below for Kyle's full profile, as well as Yuriko's image and full profile.

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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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Unsafe specials, decent (but not broken) damage and plenty of technical mix ups; here's what we learned from Kolin's WSO showcase

We got to see another Kolin highlight today on the WSO live stream, and we think we've got a pretty good initial impression of the newest Street Fighter character.

Considering we haven't played her at all yet, and have only seen footage from two showcases, please preface any and all upcoming impressions with the phrase, "From what we've seen thus far, it appears as though..." as I'd rather not write it fifty times.

From our takeaways today, Kolin is mobile, reset heavy, not a zoner and very technical. She has a few techniques like her command dash and double jump that have various options housed within them. For example, she can access certain target combos only from her command dash:


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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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Nadesh-who? Super Silver online Akuma pulls off one of the most jaw-dropping parries we've ever seen

We've seen some pretty amazing parries by the likes of FOX|Tokido and HORI|Sako, but you don't have to be a Japanese fighting game god to look godlike with Akuma.

AKG_lockdown is a Super Silver ranked player in Street Fighter 5, but recently pulled off one of the most legitimate Akuma parries we've seen.

Keeping in mind this move has three frames of start up, and results in Akuma taking counter-hit damage if timed incorrectly. Sprinkle in the online lag factor and it makes this sequence all the more impressive.

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Injustice 2's online beta has ended

Updated: The Injustice 2 online beta period has come to an end. The full game will be released on May 16th.

Earlier: If you were lucky enough to be sent a code for the Injustice 2 online beta, you might want to get in as many games as you can. According to a NRS representative over on WB Games, the beta test is closing on Tuesday.

NRS-Lanny notes in the statement that the testing period has provided the company with a lot of useful data that will help shape the game's online modes.

You can check out the message below.

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Source: WB Games.

Collect 6,600 FM with this week's missions - here's how to complete "Safety Measures" and other missions

Another Friday, another batch of missions to complete for some easy fight money. This week, 6,600 fight money can be yours with a session of matches.

Below are this week's missions.

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Like the previous weeks, three out of the four challenges are self explanatory and straight forward, while there is a 5,000 FM challenge that is a bit more cryptic. This cryptic mission is called "Safety Measures."

Let's cover how it's done.

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Would a Mortal Kombat-Street Fighter crossover be a match made in heaven, or fall on its face? Yahoo eSports weighs the good, bad and potentially ugly

We've had numerous different fighting game universes meld together over the years, but two of the most recognizable titans of the industry, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, have yet to team up.

In a recent talk with IGN, MK creator Ed Boon was asked how he'd respond if Capcom approached him for such a venture. Boon initially replied with, "I'd have to entertain it... I'd have to..." which makes sense considering such a crossover could be the biggest in fighting game history.

While it's not necessarily all that likely at this point in time, especially with both Capcom and NetherRealm Studios working hard on other projects at the moment, both franchises have shown they're able to bring complimentary strengths to the table.

Yahoo eSports' Michael Martin explores the potential good and bad of such an idea in the latest "I Got Next" video. Give it a watch and let us know if it sways you in one direction or the other.

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52-hit Kazuya/Heihachi restand combo, Lars and Raven get the perfect, and more: Here are five of the dirtiest Street Fighter X Tekken team beat-downs

Hate it or love it, Street Fighter X Tekken was a game that received a devoted competitive scene after all was said and done. While a lot of players were moving on to bigger and better things, the die-hard combatants were putting in work and pulling off some amazing things.

Today, we take a look back at five of the dirtiest team beat-downs, courtesy of YogaFlame24.

Featured on this list are players such as Tx BrayneStorm, PxG|Ice, RnK|Lucius, RnK|Ichigo, and more. From the 52-hit restand combo from Kazuya and Heihachi to a devastating Cross Assault barrage from the RnK clan, there's some juicy SFxT goodness to behold here.

For a quick clip, click the GIF below. To view the full highlight reel, be sure to hit that jump.


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One of Street Fighter's best players is getting married - Congratulations, Infiltration!

One of the greatest Street Fighter players to ever compete, who happens to be the EVO 2016 champion, is getting married.

Seon-woo Lee, better known as RZR|Infiltration is tying the knot soon. Making the announcement on his personal stream earlier today, his big day is June 3rd, 2017.

"I met her last year at a Korean video game convention," Infiltration said about his bride-to-be.

Marriage isn't going to stop the champ from returning to the EVO stage to defend his title, however. After his wedding, Infiltration plans to head to Las Vegas, with his wife, to attend the event.


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Congratulations, Infiltration! We here at EventHubs wish you the best.

Source: Infiltration on Twitch.

An astounding read leads to a truly incredible SPD comeback, Itazan defeats Tokido for a spot in the 6th Topanga League finals

Day 8 of the 6th Topanga League wrapped up early this morning, and with some of Japan's best players having competed, it's no surprise the action heated up as much as it did.

Out of the four sets that took place today, the match up between DNG|Itabashi Zangief and FOX|Tokido was host to a particularly astonishing sequence. If you're a fan of fighting game comebacks, this is the clip for you.

On the verge of taking the second game of the set, Tokido's Akuma put up a sturdy wall against the Zangief player seemingly stopping him at every pass. After a forward throw in the corner and an instant overhead attempt to close it out, Itazan did the unexpected.

Blocking the overhead, Zangief met Akuma in the air and pulled him out of the sky with an EX SPD. It was SPD city from there... (thanks to HiFight for capturing this clip).


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Scarecrow, Cyborg, and Green Lantern headed to Injustice 2? First footage of the mobile game features all three alongside current console characters

The first footage that we've seen of Injustice 2's mobile game surfaced today, and the nearly 13 minute clip gives us a legitimate glimpse at what to expect from the app.

What's interesting, though, is the inclusion of a handful of characters that have not yet been revealed for the console version -- Scarecrow, Cyborg, and Green Lantern, specifically. We did see the confirmation of Green Lantern as playable last month, however, as one of the premier alternate skins is specifically designed for him.

The gallery below contains screenshots of these three characters, showing them in-game and on what appears to be the character select screen.

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Though the first Injustice mobile game had characters exclusive to the app, all three fighters can be seen on the console version's potential leak list, which has been correct with each reveal so far.

At this time, we can't say that Scarecrow and Cyborg will be playable on consoles, but it does seem like there's a good chance.

You can check out the Injustice 2 mobile gameplay footage below.

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King of Fighters 14 World Championship 2017 results ft. Xiao Hai, MadKOF, Dakou, ET

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the main event as far as King of Fighters 14 goes - the World Championship, featuring 15 players battling it out for the full glory of being the game's 2017 champion, at least until EVO rolls around.

Although it was supposed to have 16 players present, AS|Reynald unfortunately could not make it due to flight issues, but the people attending are DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, MadKOF, PandaTV|Dakou, DBJ|ET, Frionel, Sanwa|M', Alioune, KTB|Ball HK, Cypher, PandaTV|Lancer, GXBridget, PandaTV|Naiwang, Picnic, Toshi and KaneBlueRiver.

Streaming is being done in a variety of different languages, all of which you can find in our schedule image from AceKingOffSuit, though we will be featuring the English-language stream, Team Spooky.

Check out the full action below.

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Full Capcom Pro Tour 2017 details set to drop on Monday

The time is almost here.

Those anxiously awaiting the full details on this year's Capcom Pro Tour won't have to wait much longer. According to a tweet over on the official Capcom Fighters Twitter account, information about the 2017 tournament season is set to go live on Monday, February 27th on the Capcom Pro Tour website.

Check out the tweet below.


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