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Sharon's release date for Fighting EX Layer to be revealed on March 23rd

Sharon, Area, and SNK's Terry Bogard are characters that are coming to Fighting EX Layer as post launch content. Supposedly, two out of three of these fighters will be free. More than likely, it'll be Terry Bogard that comes with a price tag.

The first of these characters are set to be released in March of 2019 — this month. Based on comments from Arika, it looks like Sharon will be released relatively soon.

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Update: Behold the terror of Obelisk the Tormentor in these new screenshots for Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Seto Kaiba in Jump Force

Update: Bandai Namco has released a new set of images of Seto Kaiba in Jump Force via their Facebook page which you can find after the jump including better looks at Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the Duel Disk and what appears to be the Crush Card Virus.

Jump Force DLC characters will begin rolling out in May, and we just recently learned which fighter will be among the first batch to come — that also lends more credibility to some reported data-mined leaks about the rest of the post-launch selection.

Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters fame was the first to be revealed earlier in the week, and now Bandai Namco has released the first set of screenshots for the rival of the spiky-haired King of Games featuring two of his signature monsters by his side.

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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Power Rangers Battle for the Grid second Morph Madness features gameplay breakdown and matches for Kat Manx and Mastodon Sentry plus Megazord Ultras

Update:The video archive of the second Morph Madness stream is now on YouTube which we've included after the jump. Clockw0rk and Shady K are back once again to show off more gameplay and mechanics for Kat Manx and the Mastodon Sentry plus the game's Megazord Ultras.

Earlier, the full launch roster for Power Rangers Battle for the Grid was revealed. Remember that the game will be released sometime in Spring for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for $19.99.

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Seto Kaiba of Yu-Gi-Oh! fame joins Jump Force as DLC in May

Bandai Namco has revealed the identity of Jump Force's first DLC character. Seto Kaiba, Yugi's main rival, will become available for purchase in May.

Along with Kaiba, fans can expect to see two more DLC fighters join the battle in the same month. We have yet to learn who these characters will be.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition now available for PlayStation 4 and PC

The latest entry in the spin-off Dissidia Final Fantasy franchise finally made its way to consoles last year, and now even more players will have the chance to try out the collaboration arena fighter at the low price of free.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition is now available to download on PlayStation 4 as well as PC via Steam for the first time with paid content bundles also purchasable in their respective digital storefronts.

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Power Rangers Battle for the Grid full launch roster revealed; Goldar, Ranger Slayer, Magna Defender, Zords and more shown off in new gameplay trailer

With the game likely little more than a month away from its official release date, nWay has decided to show off the full roster for their upcoming team-based fighting game including their first non-ranger characters.

Power Rangers Battle for the Grid received another official gameplay trailer that fully revealed the characters of Goldar, Magna Defender, Ranger Slayer, Kat Manx and the Mastodon Sentry to fill out what will be available in the game at launch.

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Three player Final Fight will soon be a reality thanks to this new mod

I was at our still semi-new local Cobra Arcade a week or two ago, and wound up playing Final Fight with my girlfriend. During the stage transition between level one and level two, I turned back to see an empty Simpson's arcade cab with its array of four joysticks and caught myself wondering, "Why is Final Fight only a two player game?"

Equally astounding is the question of why I'd never thought of this before. Perhaps it was because I grew up playing Final Fight not in the arcades, but on the two-pad maximum Super Nintendo?

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Update: Power Rangers Battle for the Grid reveals Goldar, Kat Manx and more new fighters; gameplay mechanics breakdown from Clockw0rk and Justin Wong

Update: We've added the full official Power Rangers stream archive after the jump, so you can easily go back and see the game's mechanics in action plus a new screenshot in the gallery of what appears confirm Magna Defender's inclusion from Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy.

Power Rangers Battle for the Grid is looking to release during the same window as Mortal Kombat 11, and now they seem to be taking another page out of NetherRealm Studios' books by hosting their own developer streams.

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Lowain announced for Granblue Fantasy: Versus as a playable character

Granblue Fantasy: Versus came as a surprise announcement at the end of 2018 as a new collaboration between Arc System Works and Cygames to bring the big RPG series into the realm of fighting games.

Now, the companies have given us our first big reveal since said announcement with the character Lowain joining the fighter's roster along with a few of his buddies to cook up some pain.

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It's time to get Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], which is currently 60% off in the PlayStation Store

Very few had Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (UNIST) as part of their EVO 2019 lineup predictions, but lo and behold French Bread's 2D fighter was indeed one of the nine titles announced.

Less known than fighting game mainstays like Street Fighter 5 or Dragon Ball FighterZ, there are plenty of FGC members that have yet to give UNIST a spin. If you're one of those that's on the fence about trying this game out, now is exactly the right time to do so.

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Ed Boon is asking which game you would hypothetically want to see most: Marvel vs. DC, Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter, or a Horror movie fighter

Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Ed Boon has an interesting poll running on Twitter right now. The question is: which game would you want to see most from NetherRealm Studios?

It needs to be said upfront that this poll is being ran for fun, so don't go telling your friends that a Street Fighter crossover is finally coming.

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Lord Drakkon gameplay trailer revealed for Power Rangers Battle for the Grid

Power Rangers Battle for the Grid will be facing some stiff competition from Mortal Kombat 11 when both titles release next month, but the developers appear to be confident in their budget-friendly fighter.

Lord Drakkon was first shown off in the new game's promotional material after the fighting game was first announced, but now the popular villain has his own trailer dedicated to showing off his flashy gameplay.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on March 12 in the West

The current incarnation of Dissidia Final Fantasy began in Japanese arcades back in 2015 from the developers at Team Ninja, and it finally made its way westward on PlayStation 4 in 2018 though it never really appeared to set the world on fire.

Square Enix announced today that a new Free Edition of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be releasing in western territories on March 12 touting a brand new PC version after it initially came to Japan in November 2018.

For those looking to play without paying, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition will offer players four characters at no charge which will rotate every week. A "variety" of fighters and weapons will also be available for individual purchase for those looking to keep their favorite characters forever.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT added six DLC characters with Final Fantasy 10's Yuna, FF8's Rinoa, FF6's Locke, Vayne from FF12, Kam'lanaut from the MMO FF11 and most recently Snow from the FF13 series of titles. Square revealed that these DLC characters will not be included in the free rotation which will only feature the base game's roster.

Story Mode will not be available in the free version of the game that will focus on offline and online matches though there will be other unspecified changes made between the free and paid releases. Progress will carry over from the free title to the full release, however

A Steam Page is already up for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for the standard, deluxe — which includes the season pass — and free versions though no pricing information has been revealed. You can check out the fairly high PC requirements below and the full description for the new Free Edition plus Snow's trailer after the jump.

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Early EVO 2019 entrant numbers leaderboard released, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently in the lead

The official EVO 2019 line up of main games was unveiled yesterday on a live stream featuring the event's organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, and EVO's Head of Business Development, Mark "MarkMan" Julio. During the broadcast, we learned that nine games would be headlining the largest fighting game tournament of the year and which of them would be securing the coveted Sunday finals spots.

Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will make up EVO Sunday's line up this year, and in an unexpected reveal that surprised fans, we found out that SNK's upcoming Samurai Shodown title will be a part of the event's main games line up as well.

As he often does when we're leading up to EVO time, Mr. Wizard has released an early leaderboard for the number of entrants per game at this year's event. Though specific numbers aren't divulged, we are given a look at a list of the nine titles ordered based on their number of registered players so far.

At the top of the list with the highest entrant numbers is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Due to the massive popularity of the Nintendo Switch title, its placement at this point in time isn't all that surprising.

Other current EVO staples such as Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 also find themselves high up on the leaderboard, however, Dragon Ball FighterZ comes in at a shockingly low eighth place. Unreleased titles Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown have more entrants than Bandai Namco / Arc System Works' 3v3 fighting game right now.

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Scooby-Doo's Shaggy actually found a way to release his potential in Jump Force as a PC mod

The internet meme involving Shaggy from Scooby-Doo and his hidden abilities as one of the strongest beings in the galaxy has finally evolved to the point that he's made it into a fighting game... though it's not exactly official.

PC game modders Beatz and Vaanrose recently released a Jump Force character mod that places Shaggy into the world of Shonen Jump... and it almost looks legitimate.

Shaggy here was not simply recreated in the arena fighter's avatar customization mode, but was actually made from scratch with a new model, voice work and even interface replacements.

The hungry hero takes the place of Dragon Ball's Vegeta on the roster and is wearing the gloves to prove it, so he can do everything the Saiyan prince can do including using Final Flash and become Super Saiyan Blue — which actually transforms Shaggy's hair too.

This meme began to pick up steam around the fighting game and online communities a month ago when fans began to petition to add the Scooby-Doo character to Mortal Kombat 11's roster which NetherRealm Studios unsurprisingly declined after calling it a "dead meme."

This Shaggy mod is now available to download for the PC version of Jump Force for those who wish to try it out. You can check it the natural-born fighter testing out his abilities in the video after the jump.

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Million Arthur Arcana Blood coming to the West this Summer with a new PC version

Million Arthur began as a mobile RPG series in 2012, but in recent years Square Enix has expanded the brand to an anime adaptation and MMO as well as its own fighting game which has been stuck in Japan until now.

Releasing first in arcades in 2017, Million Arthur Arcana Blood later expanded to a PlayStation 4 release last year, and we now know that a PC version of the fighter will be coming to markets outside of Japan in the Summer months of 2019.

Square Enix teased the Steam port and English translation at EVO Japan with a new trailer at the event which appears to feature identical content as the PS4 release from 2018.

Arcana Blood features 13 playable characters with 10 hailing from the Million Arthur franchise alongside SNK's best evil boy, Iori Yagami, plus Riesz from Seiken Densetsu 3 and Lord of Vermillion's Koume Sakiyama.

There are also 31 assist characters to help out in battle by picking up their cards during battle. Most of the assists in Arcana Blood are from the Million Arthur series, but there are some guests like Akira Ono from High Score Girl, a manga / anime about arcade culture, who angrily kicks an arcade cabinet across the screen when summoned.

A Steam page is currently up for the western release of Million Arthur Arcana Blood though its pricing, system requirements and release date are all still unknown. You can check out the new trailer from EVO Japan after the jump plus gameplay of Iori and Riesz in action.

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