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Amy is coming to Soul Calibur 6 as DLC on March 26

Soul Calibur 6's next DLC fighter is joining the battle very soon. Amy, the adoptive daughter of Raphael, is scheduled for release on March 26.

Also coming next week is another update, this time the ver. 1.30 patch. According to the official Soul Calibur 6 Twitter account, the update will be implemented on Monday, March 25.

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Bandai Namco addresses 50 common Soul Calibur 6 fan questions including problematic custom characters in ranked, providing in-game frame data and more

From the initial reveal right up until release date, the hype and excitement for Soul Calibur 6 started high and only increased, but after launch (as is prone to happen in a game's earliest days) a couple flubs drew attention away from victories and toward few unsightly failures.

The worst of these had to be SC6's online experiences, which were plagued by custom character creations that involved lewdness by way of massive and exposed genitalia, and frustration by way of ridiculous visuals that did not accurately represent character hurt and hit boxes. Bandai Namco has posted 50 of the most commonly asked fan questions/issues regarding SC6, and has included answers to all of them.

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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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From M. Bison to Geese Howard, who are the 10 most intimidating and best villains in fighting game history?

Fighting game final bosses are among the most iconic and memorable among all genres of video games because they represent — especially in the arcade era — the highest mountain you had to climb over to reach the top against computer players that would do everything in their power, including breaking the game, to destroy you and force you to spend another quarter.

Many of them have a number of design choices in common. They have the color red worked into their primary or secondary color schemes, they want to control / destroy the world, or they may simply want to acquire the best of every fighting style via assimilation. There are a number of them that have stood the test of time amongst their peers, however — we don't exactly hear too many people clamoring about Azazel from Tekken 6 or Ultron Sigma.

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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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Winter Brawl 3D Edition results

This weekend saw a Big E event taking place in Philadelphia, with the latest edition of Winter Brawl.

Unfortunately, this tournament managed to fly under our radar which is why there was no initial stream post.

Thankfully, the results are easily accesible in today's age of online brackets and streaming, so even if you missed it, you can catch up with what happened.

This was an event featuring mainly Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

There was also a pre-release tournament for Dead or Alive 6 at the event, in anticipation of that title's near release.

Streaming was done at Bifuteki and Funky P, so you can find the archives there. Event results will follow below.

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Soul Calibur 6's DLC Pack 3 is now available bringing 67 new costume pieces and 28 musical tracks; Update Version 1.20 now live

Amy is coming to Soul Calibur 6 sometime in the near future as DLC, but fans can now get their hands on new content for the game starting today though it is more on the cosmetics side.

Soul Calibur 6's DLC Pack 3 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam as the first character creation-themed set of the game's Season Pass priced at $5.99 USD by itself.

The focus of this pack is based around new clothing and accessories for the fighting game's Create a Soul mode and character customization with 67 new items being added that are from Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, completely new to the series or come from other games.

This new DLC is touted as a celebration for the 20th anniversary of Soul Calibur with 28 musical tracks being added to the game from the first Soul Calibur plus the fighter that started it all, Soul Blade.

Update Version 1.20 is also live for Soul Calibur 6 which brings with it some free new creation parts including school uniforms along with a number of adjustments to the game overall — like Libra of Soul having better currency exchange rates.

You can check out the full patch notes on Bandai Namco's official website. We also have a gallery full of the new costumes that can be found in the DLC below plus the pack's full description after the jump.

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Here's a recap of everything that was announced over the EVO Japan 2019 weekend

EVO Japan 2019 ended up making this a particularly busy weekend. The tournament has been wrapped up and champions for each game played at the event have been decided.

Of course, there were also a number of announcements that may catch the interest of fighting game enthusiasts. It appears that developers are using this as an opportunity to build up hype about specific events for their games.

Although Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was one of the main tournaments with over 1,000 entrants, the competition was actually not part of the Capcom Pro Tour. As a result, Capcom had no announcements to reveal over the weekend.

Likewise, Nintendo also had no presence at EVO Japan this year. Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were not played. Still, it is worth noting that a 3.0 update for Spring 2019 was announced a few days prior for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Not surprisingly, there were no signs of NetherRealm Studios titles either as Mortal Kombat and Injustice don't tend to be very popular in Japan. Jade's announcement should tide us over in the meantime.

Let's take a moment to recap everything that was announced at EVO Japan 2019 for those that may have missed them.

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EVO Japan 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second installment ever of one of the biggest tournament expansions we've seen is here this weekend, namely the expansion of the EVO brand to Japan, with EVO Japan 2019.

This year, it's taking place in Fukuoka rather than Tokyo, and although entrants aren't as high as they were in last year's monumental premier year, the entrants certainly aren't anything to scoff at.

Over 1000 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 500 in Tekken 7, and roughly between 200-300 each for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6 and King of Fighters 14, respectively.

While these 6 games are the main titles at the event, there'll be an absolutely insane amount of side tournaments as well, so make sure you keep in tune with all of the action.

Players participating are a bit too plentiful to list, but just count on the vast majority of Asian top players — and many other top players from other regions of the world — being present and competing.

Streaming is being done at EVO, EVO 2, EVO 3 and EVO 4.

Side events are set to be streamed at KVO Japan 01, KVO Japan 02, KVO Japan 03 and KVO Japan 04.

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Amy revealed for Soul Calibur 6

With EVO Japan 2019 in full flare, we were just about to enjoy the top 8 finals for Soul Calibur 6, when the game's producer Motohiro Okubo stepped up on stage.

After detailing some of the season pass which we were already privvy to, he also mentioned that the next character customization pack will be released next week, on February 19th.

However, Okubo correctly predicted that the crowd might not be entirely sated, and had something else prepared to show.

Amy, the adoptive daughter of Raphael, is set to join the fight, and she looks better than ever.

Although no release date was confirmed, Okubo promised that she will be out in the game as soon as possible.

We're still waiting to find out who the fourth character of the season pass is, though with Amy's reveal it seems quite likely that a leak from the end of last year will end up true.

You can find a bunch of images here, and the official Japanese trailer further down.

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What possible fighting game announcements might we expect for EVO Japan 2019?

EVO Japan 2019 is a major event that will occur over this weekend. Since this tournament is relatively new, it won't be quite as big as the yearly EVO.

This year's lineup includes Tekken 7, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6, King of Fighters 14, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

As far as potential announcements are concerned, this means we might get news from Capcom, Bandai Namco, SNK, or Arc System Works.

Note that Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will all be absent. In other words, it's extremely unlikely that we'll get any sort of announcement from NetherRealm Studios or Nintendo.

Of course, there's no guarantee that there will be any announcements at all. It certainly isn't an impossibility though.

Keep in mind that not a lot was announced for last year's EVO Japan weekend. With that said, let's consider what content might be announced at EVO Japan 2019.

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Bandai Namco previews the new DLC Pack 3 costumes and armor coming to Soul Calibur 6

Soul Calibur 6's Season Pass has the main appeal of containing four additional characters with Tira and 2B having already been released, but it also includes access to dozens upon dozens of new customization options for the fighting game.

Bandai Namco Taiwan recently shared preview images of what they call DLC Pack 3 for Soul Calibur 6 on Instagram — potentially early or by mistake— that looks to include at least 10 new armor sets plus additional accessories for the default cast or created characters to wear.

Included with the pack appears to be new themed armor sets like ninja garb, denim vests and pants, feather-covered tops and skirts, traditional samurai plating, royal attire and decorative knight armor.

Additional accessories like new masks, hairstyles, beanies / hats, animal ears, crowns, scarves, and necklaces / chokers can also be seen in the images though some of the DLC may look familiar to fans of previous entries in the series.

We still have two unannounced characters left to be released for SC6's Season Pass, who are heavily rumored to be Amy and Cassandra, plus another DLC armor set — and perhaps even more content after that if recent data-minings are to be believed.

No release date or individual pricing has been announced, but Soul Calibur 6's Season Pass is currently available for $29.99. Bandai Namco also recently revealed that launch sales for SC6 were solid worldwide as their fighting games continue to apparently push results.

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Soul Calibur 6's launch sales were solid according to Bandai Namco; profits rose over 30 percent in latest financial report

Companies are now in the process of releasing their latest financial reports for the period running from October – December 2018 for investors and the public, and Bandai Namco's numbers during that time are looking strong.

The developer behind three of the fighting game community's biggest currently supported titles posted significant growth for the third quarter of the 2019 fiscal year thanks to increased sales in their gaming, toys and entertainment businesses.

Soul Calibur 6 was the first new game to release in the series since 2014's Lost Swords free-to-play title, and it appears to have been a success in financial terms in the eyes of Bandai Namco.

The Japanese quarterly report states that "for home console games, Soul Calibur 6 saw a steady / favorable launch in global sales while previously released games also performed well."

No specific sales figures for SC6 have been revealed, however, and while Dragon Ball properties are mentioned multiple times during the postings for their continued success, neither FighterZ nor Tekken 7 were referenced directly.

Dragon Ball FighterZ became the fastest selling Dragon Ball game ever when it released in January of 2018 having shipped out over 2 million copies in its first week and has sold over 3.5 million as of October of last year. Tekken 7 was announced to have had passed over 3.6 million copies sold at the Tekken World Tour Finals in December 2018.

Soul Calibur 6's apparent success should come as little surprise considering code for potential new DLC characters was recently added to the title in one of its most recent updates beyond the already announced Season Pass.

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Soul Calibur 6's newest update appears to have added data for up to 6 new code named DLC characters

Soul Calibur 6 is currently slated to receive four characters as DLC in their season pass with Tira and 2B already available to players, but a recent find in the game's files suggest that even more may be on the way.

Following the Version 1.11 patch going live for the title, Soul Calibur 6 reportedly had data added to the game's files on PC for slots of up to 10 DLC characters — nine numbered plus Tira — including the season pass and all new fighters.

As reported by UYU|Koneji and 8WayRun user Autumn, the six new potential characters all have code names as a way to potentially hide their identities though some of them seem fairly simple to solve for anyone who has played the series before.

Those alleged code names are Stone, Yell, Star, Snow, Reptile and Yellow.

If the developers at Bandai Namco are being literal with these names, Stone likely refers to the character Rock who first appeared in the original Soul Edge and Soul Calibur titles while Reptile's obvious choice would be Aeon / Lizardman.

The other names on the list require some diving into translations, etymology and character traits to attempt cracking the code, however.

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Frosty Faustings XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XI is taking place this weekend — or to be more specific, this Friday and Saturday — in Illinois.

This is a pretty huge event with more than 1200 entrants total, so the competition is going to be off the charts for several of the games present.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both have over 200 entrants, while BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the event's Mystery Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Besides these titles, you can also expect tournament play to be streamed for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Windjammers, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Super Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Players set to attend include NuckleDu, REC|Punk, NRG|HookGangGod, LostSoul, UYU|Cloud805, EG|NYChrisG, BC|LordKnight, 1UP|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BjornSonOfBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Jona, FOX|Dekillsage, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mr. K, Hotashi, NRG|Supernoon, Brian_F, Disrupt|Joonya20z, BxA|Blaze, ITS|ShinBlade, ITS|Mak, UYU|BeautifulDude, Foo, JodyThaGreat and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Low Kick Tournaments, Team Spooky, Will English IV, rs Blackrose and Unrivaled Tournaments.

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PC mods can improve upon Soul Calibur 6's already impressive character creator by pitting Batman vs. Wonder Woman and Dante vs. Vergil

We've already seen how awesome of a tool Soul Calibur 6's custom creator can be through people's creations. What if I said there was a way to go one step beyond?

While custom character creators are not available for games like Street Fighter 5, it's possible to mod the appearances of fighters since the game can be played on the PC. Soul Calibur 6 is apparently not immune to this.

RajmanGaming HD has uploaded a few videos that showcase what's been done already. We get to see these characters fight it out.

First, we see Dante and Vergil from the Devil May Cry series attempting to solve their sibling rivalry. They really hash out their issues with one another using their swords.

Next, we see a very heavily armored Batman going up against Wonder Woman from the D.C. Universe. While Batman is using nun-chucks, Wonder Woman utilizes a sword and shield.

Hit the jump to check out the videos.

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In case you forgot, Click Burgundy's fighting game art is still absolutely top tier

It's always a good day when you realize you haven't perused Click Burgundy's art page in a while and get to see all the new pieces he's done as of late.

Today we see more than a few new fighting game illustrations featuring characters like Baiken, Menat, Ibuki, Sodom, Mai, Kage and plenty others.

The characters showcased hail from all parts of the fighting game realm as Marvel vs. Capcom, Street Fighter, BlazBlue and even Super Smash Bros. are represented amongst others.

I'm especially intrigued to see how people respond to Alpha Ken, who is well made but does seem a little bit odd for reasons I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps I can no longer see Ken Masters without the scarring stare of Street Fighter 5 Ken piercing through?

In any case, please give the gallery below a look through and let us know which of these beautiful works are your favorites and why.

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