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DreamHack Atlanta 2018 results

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DreamHack Atlanta 2018 is happening this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

While Dragon Ball FighterZ unfortunately had to be cancelled at the event, there are still many more games being played at it.

It's a three-day event, so there's going to be plenty of action to tune in to, so make sure you don't miss any of it.

Games being played include Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Soul Calibur 6, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Brawlhalla and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Some of the notable players partaking are FOX|SonicFox, Dragon, Tweek, PG|SKD, GRV|Dabuz, CLG|VoiD, Liquid|ChuDat, PG|Speedkicks, Linkorz, Tempo|S2J, PG|Esam, SS|Colbol, ESE|Fatality, Samsora, and of course many more besides them.

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

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First images of Piccolo, Perfect Cell, Kenshin and Shishio revealed along with avatar creation details for Jump Force

Jump Force was one of the more interesting announcements to come out of Microsoft's Xbox E3 press conference earlier this year for combining the most popular Shonen Jump characters ever and the real world which has some fans very excited while others scratch their heads.

Dragon Ball's Piccolo and Perfect Cell along with Ruroni Kenshin's Himura Kenshin and Shishio Makoto were previously announced as playable fighters in Jump Force, but now we finally have our first chance to see what they'll look like in the arena fighter.

Multiple scans from this week's V-Jump magazine in Japan are now online thanks to YonkouProductions which shows off high detail images of the Ruroni Kenshin fighters plus Death Note's Light Yagami and Ryuk along with a Paris, France-themed stage.

Jump Force's custom character / avatar creation tools are also shown off here detailing that players will be able to make their own custom avatar using original pieces and costume sets from the Shonen Jump warriors along with choosing their fighting style, gender, voice and more.

Piccolo and Perfect Cell were shown off a bit less ceremoniously, as they were included in a look at the game's current playable roster aside from the Kenshin characters with fighters from Dragon Ball, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One Piece, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fist of the North Star, Yu-Gi-Oh, Saint Saiya and City Hunter present.

Jump Force is set to release on February 15, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can take a look at the new character screens in the gallery below.

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First gameplay for Nonon Jakuzure and Houka Inumuta in Kill la Kill the Game: IF revealed alongside additional details

Kill la Kill first began airing as an anime in 2013 where it quickly gained popularity due to its wild action, over-the-top cast of characters and animation style from Studio Trigger which has carried on all the way to 2018 where it finally has an arena fighting game in development.

Nonon Jakuzure and Houka Inumuta were previously announced as playable characters for Kill la Kill the Game: IF, and now we have our first opportunity to see them in action since their gameplay was shown off during a recent live stream by Arc System Works that was archived by Gematsu.

This new 21 minutes of footage shows gameplay for all six characters currently announced for the fighter including the aforementioned new additions plus main characters Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin along with the other two members of the Elite Four, Uzu Sanageyama and Ira Gamagoori.

Nonon appears to be a purely zoning-based fighter in the game with the ability to use almost every type of projectile imaginable including straight-shooting orbs, tracking projectiles, traps, bombs and giant laser cannons all based around musical notes.

Inumuta's gameplay style appears to be based around keeping his opponents outside of their comfort zone with his high mobility, optical camoflauge, ability to feint attacks and use of clones to battle from afar. His projectile fills up his unique Analyze Gauge which can boost his other attacks, and Inumuta can be seen constantly striking different poses while typing on his built-in body keyboards.

Kill la Kill the Game: IF is set to release worldwide in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and PC. You can take a look at a clip of Nonon's gameplay below along with screenshots plus the full 21 minutes of gameplay after the jump.


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Cell, Piccolo, Himura Kenshin and Shishio Makoto are joining Jump Force as playable characters

According to the weekly edition of Japanese magazine V-Jump, Dragon Ball Z's Cell and Piccolo as well as Rurouni Kenshin's Himura Kenshin And Shishio Makoto are en route to the upcoming Jump Force's playable roster.

We don't have any images of either of the new fighters in game quite yet, but this does bring the total number of Dragon Ball characters to five as the green combatants join Goku, Frieza and Vegeta.

The only other IP that boasts five Jump Force entrants at this time is One Piece, and these four new additions bring the roster total up to 28.

With as beautiful a game Jump Force has proven to be in the glimpses we've seen thus far, we're more than excited to see what Bandai Namco does with the design for the two iconic Dragon Ball characters.

For now we'll have to settle with the recently released images of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta along with Golden Frieza, which we've included below.

Jump Force will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 14, 2019 in Japan, and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15, 2019 in the Americas and Europe. This information was shared by Ryokutya2089.

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Miss X now available in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Miss X is now available as a DLC fighter for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy on the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4. Notably, this character was the host of Queen of Fighters tournament in SNK Gals' Fighters.

"She" is essentially Iori in a sailor's outfit and ninja mask. Funnily enough, Iori's disguise fails to fool anyone.

In SNK Heronies Tag Team Frenzy, she gets a cross dressing and gender bender version. This is somewhat similar to Terry Bogard's gender bender version also present in the game.

Her fighting style should come across as familiar to Iori fans.

In any event, Miss X seems unhappy with her current predicament. This is similar to basically every other character in the game due to Kukri's involvement.

Miss X joins Square Enix's Thief Arthur and Arika's Skullomania as the next DLC fighter. Who will be the next character?

Hit the jump to check out her release trailer.

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This is one of the best time-out victories ever in fighting games for literally running out the clock

Under Night In-Birth is a series best known for its fast-paced combat, deep fighting mechanics with varied systems, great sprite work and tight controls which has made it one of the go-to favorites for anime fighting game fans in recent years.

What it's typically not known for, however, is literally running out the clock to lock in victories by time-out as your opponent chases you around the screen, but here we are.

Initial J recently shared a clip of one of their matches in Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] where they were able to dash with Seth from one side of the large stage to another as time was winding down twice, and their opponent could not catch up to them at all.

Seth is one of the fastest characters in UNIEL, but it's hard to imagine that many players would think to use that speed to essentially play tag within a 2D fighting game.

This doesn't appear to be a foolproof strategy though since it seems like Initial J's opponent could have stuffed their running attempts with some better placed ground attacks. That wouldn't be very fun or exciting though.

You can check out the hypest eight seconds of running that fighting games has to offer in the full UNIEL clip below.


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Fighting EX Layer launches November 29 on PC; PlayStation 4 version to receive update

Fighting EX Layer's PC version was first announced in September with a vague release window of 2018–2019, but we now know when Arika's latest fighting game will be moving to a brand new platform.

On Arika's Facebook page, the developer announced that the Steam version of Fighting EX Layer will be releasing on November 30th at 10:00 a.m. JST, which is 5:00 p.m. PDT on November 29th.

The original PlayStation 4 version of FEXL will receive an update later that day in Japan around 5:00 p.m. JST to match it to the PC release of version 1.1.1, which will be around midnight PDT on November 30th.

A special discount promotion will be ongoing for the first week after Fighting EX Layer's release on Steam seeing a 25 percent drop for most countries making it $29.99 USD instead of $39.99. Only the standard version will be available on Steam while the light version will remain only on PS4.

Terry Bogard, Area and Sharon had previously been announced as DLC characters for Fighting EX Layer at EVO 2018, but their continued existence and development may be reliant on how well the PC, PS4 and future arcade versions perform according to Arika. The developer does currently have an event listed for December on their page for "Fighting EX Layer's 2019 schedule," however.

You can check out the full Steam details below plus the version 1.1.1 description for Fighting EX Layer along with a new video of Versus Mode running on the PC build after the jump.

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Bandai Namco releases new screenshots for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta plus Golden Frieza in Jump Force

Bandai Namco had previously teased that Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku would be playable in the upcoming Jump Force arena fighter, and we finally got to see him in action alongside SSGSS Vegeta and Frieza in his golden form at Microsoft's X018 event.

Now, the publisher has released some high resolution screenshots to accompany their previous gameplay trailer showing off their earth-shattering power and visual flare.

These Super Saiyan Blue variants and new-and-improved Frieza will be "Ultimate Transformations" for the characters meaning they will not take up an extra spot on the roster as some of them do in other games like Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The new Jump Force screens give us a more detailed look at the Dragon Ball fighters' powered up Super moves with Goku's signature Kamehameha, Vegeta's Galick Gun and Frieza's planet destroying Death Ball.

While many of the characters in Jump Force begin the fight in their base forms, it appears as though most of them can power up to later transformations and more as was previously shown with fighters like Gon from Hunter x Hunter.

Jump Force is a 3D arena fighter featuring some of Shonen Jump's most iconic franchises from the past and present including Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh, One Piece, Bleach, Fist of the North Star, Yu Yu Hakusho and more. It is currently set to launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 15th, 2019.

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Official Jump Force trailer featuring Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, and Golden Frieza released

Bandai Namco has released the official gameplay trailer for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, and Golden Frieza in Jump Force.

Today's reel is the same we saw this past weekend at Microsoft's X018 event, however this time we get a much clearer look at the action.

According to Bandai Namco, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and Golden Frieza are "Ultimate Transformations," which means it is very likely that they are not occupying their own character slot on the roster. In the trailer, we see each of these fighters launch into their super-powered states.

Each character comes equipped with powerful signature attacks, including the Super Kamehameha for Goku, Vegeta's Galick Gun, and Frieza's Death Saucers.

Jump Force is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15th, 2019.

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Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta and Golden Frieza are playable in Jump Force

Jump Force saw another reveal today as Bandai Namco unveiled the latest for the crossover fighting title at Microsoft's X018 event. We now know that Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta and Golden Frieza will be playable in Jump Force.

The new footage shows Vegeta and Frieza both transform into their most powerful forms, both of which originated from the Dragon Ball Super series. Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta has access too his Galick Gun, while Golden Frieza can throw out his Death Saucers.

In addition to these two characters, Bandai Namco also provided the first look at Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku in action. As you might expect, Super Saiyan Blue Goku can decimate opponents with his Super Kamehameha.

Based on what we've seen here, it appears as though the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan and Golden forms are transformations for Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza, respectively. It does not look as though they are separate characters, like we see in fellow Bandai Namco fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Jump Force brings many of the most widely recognized characters from anime and manga together in the ultimate 3D fighting clash. You'll find Seiya and Shiryu from Saint Seiya, One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy and Blackbeard, Naruto's Sasuke Uchiha and Naruto Uzumaki, and even Yugi Moto of Yu-Gi-Oh! fame in Jump Force — among many others.

Those looking to get their hands on Jump Force can do so on February 15th, 2019. The game is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Yuna revealed for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Yuna has been revealed as the fifth character that will be available as part of the DLC Season Pass. She comes after Vayne, Locke, Rinoa, and Kam'lanaut.

This summoner is a returning fighter from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. Her first appearance was in Final Fantasy X as the main female protagonist.

Based on the trailer that was revealed, Yuna is likely classified as a Marksman or Specialist based on her emphasis to ranged combat. Rather than fighting as a gunner from X-2, she is a powerful summoner.

According to her description, she can call Valefor to aid her in combat. When summoned, Valefor will either attack or defend based on Yuna's status.

One of her alternate costumes will have her don her wedding outfit. Fans of the Final Fantasy series will recognize this as the dress she wore to the Seymour Guado wedding event.

The price of the pass is $29.99. With Yuna's reveal, there is only one fighter remaining that has yet to be shown.

Also, the Final Battlefield stage was shown off.

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Thalessa's finishing move is easily the best one in Omen of Sorrow, and you can check out the grisly enders for the entire cast right here

Omen of Sorrow is now in the hands of the public and we've got footage of how each and every one of the game's monstrous fighters' finishing moves (except Erzsebet, who does not have one yet).

This all comes courtesy of The Hidden Object Guru, who has compiled all of Omen's characters' finishers in alphabetical order from Adam to Zafkiel.

The game's graphics are an obvious level or two below state of the art, AAA titles, but certainly get the job done and don't distract from the overall good looking game.

The lack of blood or gore is an interesting choice for a fighting game with a roster made up of monsters, serial killers and mad scientists, but these are still cool enough in execution to be entertaining.

I have to say I feel Thalessa's finisher is by far and away the best in the game while poster boy Gabriel's is the most bland and probably the worst.

You can view Thalessa's first by checking it out right here, and you'll see everyone's strongest attack in the full video showcase after the jump.


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Kill la Kill the Game: IF adds Nonon Jakuzure and Hoka Inumuta as playable characters

Kill la Kill has such a colorful and diverse cast of characters which made it a perfect candidate to receive a video game tie-in... even if it did come more than five years after the show originally began airing with the announcement earlier in 2018 that Arc System Works and A Plus Games are collaborating on Kill la Kill the Game: IF.

Two new fighters were recently announced via this week's Famitsu magazine in Japan to be coming to the arena brawler / fighting game rounding out the rest of Satsuki's Elite Four with Nonon Jakuzure and Hoka Inumuta joining the roster.

Nonon is the only female member of the Elite Four, she and oversees a number of the school's clubs though her Goku Uniform transformation very clearly is tied to the marching band.

Sound is Nonon's weapon which is represented in the game as a variety of different long range projectiles to keep enemies away or trap them in spaces, as she can shoot a giant laser, send out flying orbs, set bombs around the arena and more. This points to her being the title's first real zoning fighter.

Inumuta's Probe Regalia Goku Uniform isn't exactly known for overpowering opponents through pure strength, and it instead analyzes other uniforms and fighters to find their weaknesses. In the game, he reportedly has a unique "Analyze Gauge" which fills by hitting opponents with ranged attacks. Using up the meter allows Inumuta perform stronger follow up hits and gives him access to new moves.

Kill la Kill the Game: IF is set to come to PlayStation 4 and PC for a worldwide release in 2019. You can take a look at Nonon and Inumuta's new image scans in the gallery below plus gameplay the previous pair of Gamagori and Sanageyama here.

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How fun is Omen of Sorrow? Justin Wong offers his initial thoughts after playing this brand new horror themed fighter

The all new Omen of Sorrow title has been garnering fighting gamers' interests with its movie monster characters and intriguing story lines, and FOX|Justin Wong has a few introductory thoughts on it after playing for a short while.

The horror-themed fighter was released just yesterday, November 7th, by Aone Games, a young development company based in Santiago, Chile.

As a professional fighting game player Justin takes a specific look at Omen's mechanics. He seems to find them a bit rough around the edges, but then he still ultimately gives an endorsement, deeming the game worthy of examination.

He has high praises for the game's training mode, calling it "amazingly fun" though doesn't go into the specifics as to why it's so effective.

Justin does share the following combo with the character he's been using, the werewolf named Caleb, and we have to say it does look a tad lengthy. Perhaps this is a fairly special circumstance, but if combos are this long and this repetitive as a general rule, Omen may be a bit taxing to play.

We couldn't even fit the entire thing into a single GIF, if that's any indicator...


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Two new characters revealed in Omen of Sorrow release trailer; check out headless horseman Arctorious and invisible queen Thalessa

Fans of horror and fighting games (why isn't DreamKing doing this article?) will be thrilled to know that AOne Games' all new Omen of Sorrow launches tommorw (Nov. 6th) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The two dimensional fighter features no less than 12 characters on its base roster, including the likes of the monster hunting human named Gabriel, the Dr. Jekyll-less Dr. Hyde, the Frankenstein-like Adam, the vampiric Vladislav III and others.

Omen grants each of its characters unique attributes to keep things interesting as Caleb, the title's werewolf, can move while crouched and thus avoid projectiles fairly easily. Radegonda the Gargoyle has a fly mechanic that allows her to battle from midair.

You can read more about the game's mechanics, characters, story, online features and more over at AOne Games' website, and be sure to check out the introduction by Technical Director Sebastian Gana on the PlayStation Blog.

We're getting our first sightings of the headless horseman Arctorious and the invisible queen Thalessa in today's all new release trailer that leads us to believe Omen of Sorrow will be jam packed with spooky action, enticing characters and beautiful visuals.

Here are a few screen shots from Omen for you to check out, and you'll find PlayStation's launch trailer after the jump.

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Sega: Sadly there isn't anything in the pipeline at present for a new Virtua Fighter

While some fans were excited to hear that Sega had recently renewed their Virtua Fighter trademark, others remained cautious about getting their hopes up. The renewal of a trademark doesn't necessarily mean that something is in development.

Sega Europe was recently hyping up the presence of Akira in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy. One fan took this as an opportunity to express the desire to see the next entry in the Virtua Fighter series.

Unfortunately, Sega's response seems to indicate that nothing is actually in development. "Sadly there isn't anything in the pipeline at present I'm afraid," said Sega over Twitter.

While it's possible the individual that wrote this comment is being intentionally misleading or is uninformed, this comes across as unlikely. Evidently, we may have to wait a while longer before the next Virtua Fighter title is released.

Virtua Fighter 5 came to the consoles in 2007. The game's final update, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, in 2012. Notably, the update exceeded sales target in just the first week of its release.

If a new Virtua Fighter game is not in development, then what could that trademark for "Battle Genesis" be about?

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GameTyrant Expo 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the GameTyrant Expo 2018 is taking place.

It's happening in Salt Lake City, Utah and will be host to tournaments in several games.

At the event, you can expect to see tournament play for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. 4, Rivals of Aether, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 64 and Tekken 7.

Players attending include Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, ExG|Wizzrobe, PG|Zain, Tempo|Axe, CLG|SFAT, UYU|Cloud805, Liquid|Salem, CaptainZack, G2|Westballz, Reynald, TNC|ARMY, Elegant, W2W|Mr. E, Captain L and many more.

There's a whopping $7500 pot in both of the main Smash games, so there's some good money to be made for skilled players.

Streaming is being done at GameTyrant and SSB 64.

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