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Samurai Shodown review: Neutral focused fighting game that's basic yet brimming with depth

Provided with an early review copy, I had the opportunity to check out Samurai Shodown. In a short span of time, I became very impressed with its methodical gameplay style.

There's plenty of room for "big brain plays" in this game. Overall, there are certainly a number of elements about Samurai Shodown I can appreciate despite having never touched an earlier title.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

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Street Fighter 5 adding new Cyberbots and Onimusha crossover costumes plus Dhalsim's classic look and swimsuit for Laura beginning June 25

We previously knew that Street Fighter 5 would be receiving new content next week with the Suzaku Castle at Night stage incoming, but apparently there's even more content dropping the same day that might perk up some ears.

Capcom announced today that four new costumes will be making their way to SF5 via the store, Extra Battle mode and Fighting chance including a new swimsuit for Laura followed later by crossover attire from Cyberbots and Onimusha plus Dhalsim's classic look from Street Fighter 2.

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Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We already had one new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement earlier this morning for The Hero from the Dragon Quest series, but that's not all that Nintendo had up their sleeves for big reveals.

To close out their E3 Direct stream, Nintendo revealed that the long awaited Banjo and Kazooie would also be making their way to Smash Ultimate as DLC.

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Dragon Quest's Hero revealed as the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's been almost two months already since we received Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but now we finally know who will be joining him as the second character in the game's Fighter Pass.

Nintendo revealed today during their E3 Direct stream that The Hero from Dragon Quest 11 will be joining Smash Ultimate as the next DLC fighter on the roster via a brand new trailer.

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Rimururu announced as Samurai Shodown's first DLC character

We knew SNK had something in store for Samurai Shodown at E3 2019, and we now know that it was a new character coming to the Season Pass.

Rimururu was unveiled as the first DLC character coming to Samurai Shodown after launch during the YouTube Live E3 show accompanied with a brand new trailer for the fighter.

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Kula Diamond and Mai Shiranui trailer for Dead or Alive 6 — characters set to be released on June 18th

This weekend, we saw a riveting top 8 in Dead or Alive 6 at Taipai Major, which was part of the Dead or Alive World Championship tour.

After the finals concluded, we were treated to something extra in the form of a new trailer, featuring two guest characters from SNK's King of Fighters series.

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Shang Tsung Mortal Kombat 11 trailer released, Nightwolf, Sindel, Spawn, and two more guest characters confirmed

The trailer for Shang Tsung, Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character has been released. He'll be available for early access on June 18th.

The original Mortal Kombat boss is back and looks to be everything we wanted and more. Shang transforms into a younger version of himself to duke it out, but that's nowhere near where the transformations stop.

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Janemba is Dragon Ball FighterZ's next DLC character

Dragon Ball FighterZ just saw the release of its latest DLC character yesterday. Kid Goku from the Dragon Ball GT series is now available for purchase, and in an interesting turn of events was released alone despite every DLC character before him being launched in pairs.

Fans have been wondering who that fourth and only unannounced DLC fighter of Season 2 is, but it looks like we now know the answer to that question — it's Janemba.

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Mortal Kombat 11 review: Fighting games' goriest franchise continues to excel at what it's good at and makes progress where it traditionally hasn't

NetherRealm Studios have gotten big scale Mortal Kombat development down to a science, consistently upping antes, tightening loose ends, and moving in a somewhat predictable (a good thing) fashion. Mortal Kombat 11 kontinues this trend by building on the strengths of its widely successful predecessor while showing clear acknowledgement of previous shortcomings.

While not a perfect game, the latest MK installment absolutely delivers on expectations while taking appropriate risks. It achieves the fundamental goal of moving the MK train along nicely, but certainly adds a few new bells and whistles in the process.

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Test your might: Here's Mortal Kombat 11's launch story trailer featuring the classic theme

Although we just got to see Shao Kahn and the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 11 in action for the first time yesterday, we have another new trailer for the upcoming game on our hands.

NetherRealm Studios has released the official launch trailer featuring more of the game's story mode set to the tune of the classic Mortal Kombat theme associated with the film along with looks at some potentially new and returning characters who currently aren't on the playable roster.

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Shao Kahn gameplay trailer released for Mortal Kombat 11

Shao Kahn is one of the most iconic villains in fighting game history after first popping up in Mortal Kombat 2 as the ruler of Outworld, and despite his death and absence in MKX, the tyrant has returned once again.

We're less than a week away from Mortal Kombat 11's official launch, and NetherRealm Studios has decided to gift us with a brand new trailer for Shao Kahn, who serves as the pre-order bonus DLC character this time around.

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Here's when you'll be able to play Joker and update Version 3.0.0 in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo dropped quite the surprise on everyone last night by revealing Joker's gameplay and the contents of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Spring update with absolutely zero warning, and we won't need to wait too much longer to try it out for ourselves.

The exact maintenance period for the Version 3.0.0 patch for Smash Ultimate has been confirmed, and players in North America will likely have time to eat dinner and settle in for the night before everything becomes available.

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PlayStation 5 aims to drastically reduce load times and will be backwards compatible with PS4; first details about Sony's next-gen console emerge

Though the Xbox 360 may have been king of the fighting games during the last console generation for Capcom titles at least, Sony's PlayStation 4 took over that mantle in more recent years after obtaining a number of stand out exclusives like Street Fighter 5 and Guilty Gear Xrd.

The PS4 itself will be turning six years old in 2019, and while rumors about the next generation of games have been swirling, it appears we now have our first peek into what will be the upcoming PlayStation 5 — or whatever Sony decides to call its next console.

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Kitana joins the Mortal Kombat 11 roster

Another returning character joins Mortal Kombat 11's playable roster. Fan-wielding princess, Kitana, has been officially revealed.

The announcement comes by way of a new commercial that features a cinematic battle between Scorpion and the newly announced Kitana.

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Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama revealed for Samurai Shodown; release date set for June 27th, 2019

Two new characters as well as a release date have been revealed for SNK's upcoming Samurai Showdown. Both Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama were shown for the first time during today's live stream presentation.

The trailer (included below) showed off all of the game's current fighters as each struck a pose before the two newcomers followed in suit. After said trailer aired, we got a release date of June 27th, 2019.

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Cetrion the Elder God announced as new fighter for Mortal Kombat 11

Game Informer revealed that they have a month of exclusive features coming in April for Mortal Kombat 11, and they're kicking things off in a big way with a character reveal for a newcomer to the series.

Cetrion, one of the Elder Gods, has been revealed for MK11 with a new trailer showing off her earthly, largely plant-based powers in action.

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