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Awesome Guilty Gear Strive mod transforms Jack-O into Persona 5's Haru but it's also kinda bittersweet

Arc System Works puts so much effort into the visual design of their fighting games that PC modders must also put in the extra work if they want anyone to use their creations over the originals.

One such modder Monkeygigabuster recently released their newest fan costume for Guilty Gear Strive which transforms DLC character Jack-O into Persona 5's Haru Okumura, and it's pretty darn cool.

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So what are the chances 1 of Persona's 7 anniversary announcements is Persona 5: Arena?

Earlier this summer, Atlus revealed they have something special in store for Persona fans with seven announcements on the way for the series' 25th anniversary, but no one knows what any of them are yet.

Now that we're in September, the month where the first showcase will be made, let's take a closer look at the chances of Persona 5: Arena finally being announced โ€” or any fighting game tied to the RPG franchise for that matter.

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The dream of Persona 5 Arena still appears to be alive, at least for Atlus

Persona 4 Arena kinda came out of nowhere almost a decade ago and helped put Arc System Works back on the map for licensed fighting games, but fans have been waiting for a handful of years to see if Persona 5 would be receiving the same treatment.

While things have been quiet on the front of official talk for quite some time now, it appears that Atlus is leaving the door open for a potential Persona 5 Arena judging by their recently reported moves.

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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay โ€” even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

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Arc System Works exploring options to add rollback netcode in previous fighting games after positive feedback for Guilty Gear Strive and Accent Core

After years of requests from fans around the world, Arc System Works finally began to use rollback netcode in their fighting games with Guilty Gear Strive and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R though it sounds as though they are not stopping there.

During the New Game+ Expo event this week, Strive Director Akira Katano revealed that ArcSys is currently in the process of looking at their back catalog of fighting games to see if they can update them with rollback as well.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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Update: What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll below to see which games our readers believe to be the best / most impactful games of the 2010's.

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful โ€” from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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Badass, powerful and certainly cheesy - Click Burgundy's art is the perfect showcase of the best aspects in fighting games

Fighting games are a mixture of hype, feeling powerful and a healthy amount of cheesy goodness, so artwork capturing those specific elements makes them extra special at reminding us why we love the genre.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on the site before, and their work certainly fits the mold of absolutely getting that fighting game charm right on the money.

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The Persona gang returns: Here's the character introduction trailers for Elizabeth and Adachi in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's big Version 2.0 / Special Edition update is now just a few short weeks away from dropping, and we've still got some characters we need to see in action.

Arc System Works has now released two more character introduction trailers for a couple of the remaining cast members from Persona 4 Arena in the Velvet Room attendant Elizabeth and disgraced detective Tohru Adachi.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition trailer shows off new gameplay footage and information on what to expect for the big Version 2.0 update

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has a brand new and pretty beefy expansion coming in just a few months featuring new characters and features, and now we can get a better look at what all will be included come November.

Arc System Works released a new overview trailer for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 / Special Edition showing off all nine of the new fighters plus the modes and new mechanics currently being worked on.

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Celica A Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo revealed for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Celica A Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo have all been revealed to be new upcoming characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Tohru Adachi and Elizabeth hail from Persona 4 Arena, Celica A Mercury and Susanoo come from BlazBlue Centralfiction, and Hilda is from Under Night In-Birth.

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AnimEVO 2019 final game list and numbers revealed, Windjammers just behind Guilty Gear Xrd for most popular title

AnimEVO is back for another year of action running alongside EVO 2019 as the unofficial home for a ton of the big side tournaments happening at Mandalay Bay that aren't part of the nine mainstage titles.

Registration has closed for AnimEVO 2019 where 927 attendees have signed up in total which equals over 10 percent of those 9,100 there for the main event including the likes of Hellpockets, AN|Kizzie Kay, CO|Fenrich, Lythero, PG|MarlinPie and brkrdave among many others for 31 different titles.

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Update: Which of the 75 data-mined potential BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle DLC characters would you be most hyped about joining the roster?

Update: You can check out the results of our most recent poll about which potential characters you'd most like to see in Cross Tag Battle after the jump. A lot of people want to see more RWBY fighters it seems.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle received probably its biggest update yet earlier this week that brought four new fighters to the roster while also rebalancing the existing characters pretty drastically in some cases, but that's apparently not all that was added to patch Version 1.5.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's new update reportedly added 75 new announcer lines for characters including 2 series not currently in the game

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle finally received its big Version 1.5 update yesterday, May 21, that saw four new characters join the roster plus reworked balance, but apparently that's not all that was added in the title's patch.

Data-miners have reportedly uncovered audio files of the game's announcer calling out 75 characters who currently aren't on the roster from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, RWBY and Arcana Heart plus two series that currently aren't even in Cross Tag Battle. There may be potential spoilers for future DLC below.

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Naoto Kurogane, Teddie, Seth and Heart Aino are now available in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle with update Version 1.5

After long months of waiting, the time has finally come for BlazBlue and fighting game fans to their hands on four new characters and a new update in Arc System Works' crossover title.

The Cross Tag Character Pack 7 is now available to download for users on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle which comes with Naoto Kurogane, Teddie from Persona 4 Arena, Seth from Under Night In-Birth and Heart Aino from Arcana Heart 3 as playable fighters.

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Update: PlayStation and Steams' Golden Week Sales brings big discounts to games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, UNIST and their DLC

Update: Steam is running their own Golden Week Sale for PC players alongside Sony including a number of big fighting game titles which you can check out for both platforms after the jump.

Golden Week celebrations are getting set to kick off around Japan as per tradition, but people in the United States can also take advantage of the holidays by way of video game sales.

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Rumor: Persona 5 Arena currently in development under small team at ArcSys, will reportedly run on Dragon Ball FighterZ's engine

April is going to be a big month for Persona fans with multiple announcements / releases coming in the next few weeks where we're going to soon be learning more about Persona 5: The Royal, Joker's release in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and whatever P5S turns out to be.

What has remained absent from the public view, however, has been the potential for an Arc System Works-developed fighting game sequel of Persona 5 Arena which the website Gearnuke claims to have acquired information about the unannounced title and the other two in-development P5 games.

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