OzHadou Nationals 14 results ft. Daigo, GamerBee, HumanBomb, Itabashi Zangief

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Asia/Oceania's Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, OzHadou Nationals 14, is taking place this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

While the main focus is on Street Fighter 5, the tournament will also feature high-level play for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat XL, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match and King of Fighters 98.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, BurnoutFighter, Somniac, DS|Falco and many more.

Streaming is being handled by OzHadou, Sydney Smash, Sydney Smash 2, Yiggs AU, Gilbagz, MegaDarve and Gamrah.

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Sega renews Virtua Fighter trademark, could a new game be on the horizon?

It's been a while since Virtua Fighter fans have had even the prospect of any new content, (Virtua Fighter 5 came out just over 10 years ago) but there's a possibility the VF drought may soon be coming to an end.

On August 4th, Sega renewed their trademark on the series, possibly implying that they're planning to continue the series in some way.

This could mean a Virtua Fighter 6, or perhaps a remastering of a previous title. In any case, we'll be keeping our eyes open and an ear to the ground for any developments.

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Someone used a 3D printer to make a fully animatronic Akira robot and it's the coolest thing ever

Okay sticklers, it's not the coolest thing ever, but it's definitely up there.

Virtua Fighter (1993) is widely accepted as the world's first 3D fighter, and so it's only appropriate that the game's poster boy be made into the first (to our knowledge) fighting game robot via 3D printer.

Twenty three years ago, gamers were blown away when they saw Akira and the rest of the Virtua Fighter 1 cast in arcades. We really hadn't seen anything like this before, as these fighters fought in three dimensional planes featuring graphics that were pretty amazing for the time.

Just a few weeks ago, YouTuber and scientist automoemo produced a fully animatronic Akira that poses and walks through the real world with the clunkiness of the original virtual version. Needless to say, it inspires the exact same feeling of awe we recall from 23 years ago.

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Skullgirls is a broken game... literally! Kansas City session goes awry when PlayStation 4 port exhibits Inception-like glitching

Some of the Kansas City FGC convened at their regular meet up spot to play some Skullgirls on PlayStation 4, but quickly after getting started they noticed the backgrounds of stages warping with Inception like qualities.

(Inception is a movie about dreams wherein entire cities bend and warp. Go watch it. It's good.)

Melongod, the member of the KC community who submitted this to us, described the sudden glitches:

"Skullgirls completely imploded on the PS4. The screens were going nuts, stages weren't rendering, characters hitboxes were all over the place, it was just a crazy mess. We recorded an HD video of it luckily," he explained.

Here's a quick snippet of the character select screen, and then a bit of gameplay. If you're at all familiar with Skullgirls, you'll notice the sky isn't quite what it's supposed to be:

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4 and PS Vita

The team at SNK brought out a surprise during their panel at EVO 2016 that's sure to get long time fans of the franchise very excited.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves has been one of the most requested SNK titles from the fanbase. Today, SNK announced that the game set to be re-released on both PS4 and Vita, complete with online play and trophy functionality.

An early version of the port is currently avilable to play for EVO attendees.

It's Smash Bros. meets Street Fighter meets... Looney-Toons? Brawlout is a new competitive platform fighter, and it will make its debut at EVO

Angry Mob Games is putting together a new competitive platform fighter that takes heavy inspiration from the Super Smash Bros. series. Entitled "Brawlout," this new fighting title pits up to eight players against each other in a variety of different game modes.

Brawlout's core mechanics function much like Smash Bros. -- players do battle upon a platform, deal damage in the form of increasing percentage, and must knock each other out of the boundaries of the arena for the KO. The game will feature characters with unique playstyles, and according to the press release from Angry Mob takes inspiration in the violence department from Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and even Looney-Toons.

For anyone looking to check out the game, it will be making its public debut at EVO 2016 at The Mix: EVO Indie Showcase. Brawlout is set for release in Q1 of 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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You can find the Brawlout press release and trailer after the jump.

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Check out gameplay of Under Night In-Birth's newest character: Mika

We've got for you today some action from Under Night In-Birth's newest character. Mika R. (not to be confused with Street Fighter's R. Mika) is a gauntlet-sporting little girl who packs a wallop.

It appears as though she has some great horizontal and vertical mobility, as she can rocket across the stage at a moment's notice. Her rapid fire punches look incredibly fun to deal out, and her special move spin attack seems deadly.

Check out the combo below, which shows off multiple facets of her arsenal, and then then hit the jump to see the full video.

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CEO 2016 results ft. Infiltration, ZeRo, Momochi, Tokido, SonicFox

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend might only have one major event going on, but it's a big one. A very, very big one. CEO 2016 is taking place, as always, in sunny Orlando, Florida, and there's a huge amount of players set to attend.

Games featured at this event will be Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Killer Instinct and Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as exhibitions in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include RZR|Infiltration, TSM|ZeRo, EG|Momochi, Tokido, cR|SonicFox, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Mew2King, Mr. R, BST|Daigo, CBZ|Nuki, Qanba|Xiao Hai, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Plup, Tempo|Westballz, dT|DaBuz, cR|HoneyBee, Tempo|Axe, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, KaneBlueRiver, PG|MarlinPie, Chris Tatarian, cR|Dragon, Ally, Selfless|Lucky, CLG|SFAT, Liquid|NuckleDu, RSZ|Abadango, Marn, PG|RayRay, HM|Dogura, F3|Sleep, SPY|MacD, EG|PR Balrog, HM|Eita, Secret|Poongko, RN|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Melty|Will2Pac, Brenttiscool, cR|WoundCowboy, COG|Wizzrobe, IFC Yipes, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RB|Snake Eyez, NVT|Flash Metroid, UA|Jan, PIE|Smug, MTL|Hayatei, PAG|PinkDiamond, pH|Nando Tovar, Circa|LPN, Hsien Chang, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YP|FilipinoMan, UA|Bass, Flux, Wolfkrone, WFX|801 Strider, F3|Alucard, GS|Gllty, LI Joe, Perilous|Packz, BJ Unchained, NOS|Tampa Bison, GnarlyFeats, TS|NerdJosh, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, CEO Gaming, VGBootCamp, MVG League, Pokkén Tournament, FunkyP, Villain904, Polarity GG and Tekken.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Sprites for the long since cancelled Garou Mark of the Wolves 2 revealed by SNK, take a look at the game that never came to fruition

In a recent 4Gamer interview with the King of Fighters 14 development team, something very interesting was shared with readers. Sprites for the long since cancelled SNK fighter Garou Mark of the Wolves 2 were finally revealed.

A sequel to the beloved Fatal Fury title was first mentioned back in 2005, and over the years there have been rumblings about its development. Unfortunately, the game never quite came to fruition.

Today, however, we get to see what some of the characters were going to look like if the game had saw an actual release. The image below shows mainstay characters like Rock, Terry, and Tizoc, as well as some of the newer fighters who were set to join the battle.

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Harada - If Tekken 7 does extremely well...maybe there is a time later on to revisit Tekken X Street Fighter

Tekken x Street Fighter has pretty much been in limbo since it was announced back in 2010. Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada has been around to reassure us that the game has been in development since.

When he was asked about it on the E3 show floor this year, he spoke a bit more on why we've still yet to see a release.

Game Spot eventually asks Harada if he plans to revisit the idea of TxSF, to which he responds, "That's actually a very good question, because TxSF is not cancelled, it's kind of put on hold."

"Reasons are...right now SF5 just launched, Capcom is putting a tremendous effort into making that successful. On our side we released Tekken 7 in the arcade. It was even more popular than we imagined, and so we each have these two main franchises that we are trying to promote, and to have the players enjoy the moment."

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Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 results ft. Xian, Problem X, Cuongster, Will2Pac

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're having some top fighting game action from a place we haven't seen much of as far as sponsored events go, namely Moscow, Russia.

This tournament is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also feature tournaments for Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Aquapazza, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late.

Players expected to attend include RZR|Xian, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, BX3|Veggey, UM|RMZ and many more.

Streaming is being done on Fighting RU, Fighting RU 1 and Fighting RU 2.

Check out the full action after the jump.

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Ed Boon teases community with new cryptic image on Twitter

NetherRealm Studio's Creative Director is back with another troll-riffic tease of what we presume to be some upcoming fighting game character's foot.

Boon posted the image below on his Twitter along with the caption "Oh Geez.....not the boots again! :("

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Nothing all that spectacular in and of itself, but Boon is notorious for dropping hints at new content in the manner of cryptic images and word plays.

With E3 just around the corner, the two biggest leads we have in mind are Injustice 2 or content for a third Mortal Kombat XL Kombat Pack. We'd like to hear what you think this could be, and if you do have a guess, please explain your theory behind it.

Brand new character joining Under Night In-Birth; Meet Mika, the giant gauntlet-toting cutie

A recent post on Famitsu revealed to us that a brand new character is coming to Under Night In-Birth, and her name is Mika.

Mika is a childhood friend of Orie, and sports two massive gauntlets on her fists. Not only are these incredibly powerful punching machines, but they appear to also produce some kind of energy for special attacks.

Here are a few images of Mika:

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Thank you to MajinTenshinhan for translations. Sent in by SUPERHUNTA.

Lost limbs disable buttons, fart flamethrower finishers, and more ridiculousness - Hardcore Gaming's Mortal Kombat klones list will have you in tears

Way back in 1992, whether we were ready for it or not, Mortal Kombat broke into the scene as an alternative to Street Fighter 2. Adding a bit of blood sport into a fresh way for gamers to compete with one another led to a spark of popularity so strong that it birthed ESRB ratings.

Much like the way Mortal Kombat was born as a bit of a spin on Street Fighter 2's popularity, many developers tried their hand at adding a bit of "edge" to their fighting games. The goofiness that ensued through the years is nothing short of, well... klassic.

Hardcore Gaming 101 has compiled a list of these "kombat klones," some of which you can check after the jump.

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'We really, really didn't want the game to fail, so we asked for Sakura to be in the game' - Hideaki Itsuno details Rival Schools development

More intriguing words from Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno have surfaced on MMCafe today, this time focusing on his work on Rival Schools.

Itsuno took to work on the Rival Schools project after the development of Star Gladiatior. Since Star Gladiator was locked at 30fps, the team was striving to hit the 60fps benchmark this time around.

Originally, the idea behind Rival Schools was going to be another collection of martial artists gathering to compete in a world-class tournament. When elder employees expressed that they felt the idea was boring, Itsuno had to come up with something else to get players interested in the game.

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