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Kickstarter goal reached for latest Arcana Heart 3 PC port, proposed schedule aims for late 2017 release

Update: The Kickstarter for Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS !!!!!! has reached its initial goal of $100,000 with another 23 days left to spare. As of the updating of this article, the funding sits at $116,316.

The Kickstarter appears to acknowledge three stretch goals, including the notion of a new character, but hasn't given concrete details on monetary goals yet. The proposed schedule sees a release in late 2017, with new content dropping in Autumn of 2018.

Earlier: Originally a title exclusive to Japanese arcades, the Arcana Heart series was met with such critical acclaim that it was ported to a variety of consoles and spawned a number of sequels.

This two dimensional fighting game is now on its third numbered iteration, Arcana Heart 3, and is now on its third version of this current iteration in Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS !!!!!!.

Six Stars actually released in 2014, but currently does not have a port for Steam, the platform that would make the game accessible to PC users.

Should the development team reach its $100,000 goal by August 2nd, that will change. A Kickstarter has begun, and already fans of the series have pledged over $30,000.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] coming to the western audience late 2017 for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita

It has been announced by Aksys Games at the Anime Expo that Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] will be coming to the west in late 2017. An exact date was not given.

The game will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PlayStation Vita. It will feature cross-play, but only between the PS3 and the PS4.

New features and changes include a new tutorial mode, a new mission mode, character balancing, and two new characters. The new roster additions are Enkidu and Wagner.

This will bring the total number of characters to 20.

Source: Nichegamer.

Sent in by: Chuck_Remixed and ALMG7.

Arika's latest fighting game, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Dragon Ball FighterZ will be playable at EVO, Vesper talks new game news

We'd probably make it out to EVO 2017 just to get our hands on any one of these highly anticipated upcoming fighters, but attendees of this year's Vegas major will have early access to no less than three unreleased titles.

We already suspected Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to make its way to the big dance this year, but who knows what surprises Capcom may have in store for the build they bring to EVO.

Perhaps we'll be seeing a new character, or a new Infinity Stone or two?

We also learned just yesterday that Dragon Ball FighterZ will also be playable, and will feature a seventh character in Future Trunks. There will also be a tournament 128-man tournament for DBF.

Finally, the mysterious new fighting game from Arika will be playable as well. Arika is the development company responsible for Street Fighter EX, and so fans have their fingers crossed that they'll see some of their favorite characters (Skullomania) from that series.

Vesper details and further discusses all of these announcements in his latest video, which you can check out after the jump.

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Arika, developer of Street Fighter EX series, to showcase new playable title at EVO 2017

Mr. Wizard promised some big EVO news today, and has announced that development company Arika will be revealing a new game at this year's big dance.

Arika is a company headed by Akira Nishitani, co creator of Street Fighter 2, and is responsible for the Street Fighter EX games.

In very late March we got a glimpse of what we thought was a cruel April Fool's joke titled "Fighting EX Layer."

As it turned out, Arika was showing off an early build of a potential game, hoping to inspire the funding they needed. We have a very strong hunch we'll be seeing something along these lines come EVO.

The Evolution tournament organizer did not specify that this would be a fighting game in his announcement, but seeing as this will be at the world's largest fighting game tournament, and looking at which company is developing it, we'd be surprised to find it be any other genre.

You can check out the footage of Fighting EX Layer after the jump. Here is Wizard's tweet:

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New fighter, 'Blade Strangers,' to feature characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, and Umihara Kawase

A new fighter, Blade Strangers, has been announced. The company working on this game is known as Studio Saizensen, and published by Nicalis.

This is technically a crossover fighting game thanks to its addition characters that come from Cave Story (Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya, Nicalis), Code of Princess (Studio Saizensen), and Umihara Kawase (Studio Saizensen).

It looks like there will be about 10 playable characters, if the select screen is anything to go by. The confirmed characters so far are Solange, Kawase, Curly, Master T, and Ali.

While the gameplay is befitting of more traditional fighters, the inputs are said to be simple like the Smash Bros. series. This means that the game will be easily accessible to newcomers.

The game is expected to release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam in Q4 of this year. In Japan, the game will be released in the arcades as well.

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Final Fantasy 3v3 fighting game coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018, here's the trailer for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix is in partnership with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo Games to bring the world Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, a three on three fighting game.

Dissidia is not at all a traditional fighter, as it features an over the shoulder, 3D format with flight capabilities.

Players will choose three characters and/or summons from a roster out of the Final Fantasy universe, and then launch right into an all out slug fest complete with FF's trademark blend of magic and physical combat.

The game is set to drop in 2018, but we're expecting more info and showcases at E3 next week.

Here are a few screen shots, and you'll see the full trailer after the jump below.

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Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Them's Fightin' Herds is fully funded, release date still pending

Update: The June 17th release date has been disconfirmed by the game's developers.

What if adorable barnyard animals beat each other to within an inch of their lives in a fighting game? Oh, were you thinking the same thing? Well then we're happy (albeit with a bit of a raised eyebrow) to inform you that Them's Fightin' Herds is about to be a reality for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Backed by 10,516 people on IndieGoGo, Them's Fightin' Herds has raised $586,346 of its $436,000 goal.

Given the punned title (and I guess the fact that cows and deer are doing juggle combos on each other) one may feel some hesitation to take the game seriously. As light hearted as it comes across, Mane6's upcoming fighter actually looks incredibly fun:

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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CEO Dreamland results feat. Zero, Hungrybox, SFAT, Mew2King, Mr. R

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results from CEO Dreamland.

The first CEO Dreamland is happening this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and should be an absolute treat for Smash fans around the globe.

Notable players in attendance include TSM|Zero, Liquid|Hungrybox, RNG|Dabuz, P1|Tweek, FOX|Mew2King, DruggedFox, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|SFAT, Tempo|Axe, RNG|Swedish Delight, NRG|Nairo, Elevate|Mr. R, Captain Zack, IMT|ANTi, Duck, CLG|PewPewU, PG|Plup, SS|Colbol, Self|HugS, Circa|6WX, PG|ESAM, CLG|NAKAT, Samsora, MSF|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Wizzrobe, SPY|Nintendude, Slox, CLG|VoiD, PG|MVD, RVL|Mr. E, PG|Rich Brown, MVG|Salem, JJRockets, Fable|8BitMan, MVG|Scatt, 20GX|Gahtzu, TGL|Blea Gelo, ALG|None and SPY|MacD, among others.

You can find the schedule and live stream below.

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Hyper Dragon Ball Z updated with brand new 'Champ's Build' which includes new characters, balance changes and more

The trailer for the latest update to the fan made Hyper Dragon Ball Z 2D fighter is now out. We're very excited to share with you the all new "Champ's Build" which contains updates and re-balances to all the existing characters and adds new characters as well as a couple of new stages and a more polished screenpack.

This game is made by Team Z2, an independent group that's devoted to making a "Capcom quality DBZ game." From what we've seen thus far, HDBZ looks like an absolutely fantastic experience for fighting game and Dragon Ball Z fans alike.

Here are a few screen shots from the trailer:

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Check out the full new trailer below.

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North West Majors 9 live streams and schedule

Northwest Majors 9 is taking place this weekend in Kent, Washington.

There were be several streams available, along with a lot of tournaments games being played.

You can find those streams below, along with a schedule.

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Here's two minutes of test gameplay footage of Fighting EX Layer featuring Garuda and Kairi

Remember that April Fool's joke from Arika that ended up being a real thing? We have a few minutes of test gameplay footage.

Arika's latest endeavor, currently known as Fighting EX Layer, doesn't quite have the green light yet, but has fighting game fans' interests piqued to see where things will go. Burnout Fighter has posted some gameplay featuring Garuda and Kairi brawling it out.

Here's a beefy 47-hitter from Garuda to whet your palette:

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'Fighting EX Layer' images and corner gameplay shown by Kazunoko

Recently, we found out that the "Fighting EX Layer" game that Arika showed off was sort of an April Fools' joke, and sort of not. Apparently the joke was showing the game without announcing it ahead of time rather than the concept itself.

Kazunoko was spotted playing the game in one of the videos. Since then, Kazunoko has showed off additional images and a video that showcases some corner combo.

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Hit the jump to check out the video.

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Arika's footage featuring Street Fighter EX's characters was kind of an April Fools' joke and kind of not, title reportedly a proof of concept

Updated: Arika's April Fools' joke was kind of real and kind of not.

Yesterday, the company revealed what many initially took for an April Fools' joke, but the joke was apparently the timing of when the game was unveiled by hiding its release from the public, not the fact that it exists.

We're using the term 'exists' loosely here though, as a playable version of the title has been showcased, running on the Unreal Engine, word on the street is that this is more of a proof of concept than any kind of game primed for release.

Apparently, Arika is putting this out there in hopes of getting picked up by a publisher, or to set the stage for crowdfunding, but the details aren't clear at this time.

The working title of the game is Fighting EX Layer.

Footage of the playable build of the game was streamed on YouTube last night, on Arika's official YouTube channel, but has been made private. Here's a short clip Furious captured from the stream.

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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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