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Today's Nintendo Direct presentation postponed due to major earthquake in Japan

Today's Nintendo Direct has been postponed. The company took to social media and their official website this morning to let fans know of the delay.

Nintendo has stated that the broadcast has been postponed due to the major earthquake that took place in Hokkaido, Japan early this morning.

"Due to the powerful earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan, we have decided to delay this week’s planned Nintendo Direct," Nintendo wrote. "We will provide a new time and date in the near future. Thank you for your understanding."

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido Thursday that led to multiple deaths and left more than 150 people injured, CNN reports. The earthquake caused landslides that "buried a large number of homes at the foot of a ridge."

According to Hokkaido Electric Power Company, power in nearly 3 million homes has been lost. The earthquake follows closely after Typhoon Jebi, which caused massive destruction earlier this week and is said to be the most powerful storm Japan has seen in 25 years.

Once Nintendo provides more information on the new time and date for the Nintendo Direct, we will have the latest updates here on EventHubs.

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New Tekken 7 Season 2 trailer showing off Lei Wulong and Anna Williams's costumes in action, new features, and more released

A new trailer for Tekken 7 Season 2 has been released. A variety of upcoming features are shown off during the trailer.

Fans of Lei Wulong and Anna Williams are in for quite a treat as we get a better look at their gameplay. Not only this, but this is the first time we get to see them in action with their new costumes.

Features of Season 2 are also demonstrated. The patch notes were released yesterday. It might be good to study up on the changes that your favorite characters will be undergoing before launch.

In addition to all of this, there are some UI changes to the main menus, character select screens, stage select screens, and more. A combo assist feature across all game modes and a revamped rank system are among the features that will be added to the update.

At the very end of the trailer, we are shown that there will be four additional fighters released in Season 2 after Lei Wulong and Anna Williams. The final combatant for the season will be Negan from the Walking Dead series.

The Season 2 pass is being priced at $25.99. Alternatively, individual characters can be purchased for $4.99 each. Lei Wulong and Anna Williams are being released tomorrow alongside the big patch.

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Tekken 7 Season 2 patch notes released

Update: This story has been updated with the full patch notes for Tekken 7 Season 2 for all characters.

Tekken 7 is seeing a large update later this week that is set to add two new DLC characters. Lei Wulong and Anna will be returning to the fight on Thursday, September 6th.

In addition to these two legacy fighters, Bandai Namco's latest entry in the Tekken franchise will be seeing a large wave of balance changes. These changes reportedly contain "mostly buffs," and the patch notes are expected to come in at about 1,600 lines.

Among these changes are numerous character alterations. Also, we'll be seeing new wall bounce properties added to some moves that give characters more combo opportunities and utility.

Bandai Namco has released the official Tekken 7 Season 2 patch notes today.

We are currently adding the patch notes to our story here on EventHubs. Refresh the page periodically for updates.

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Azwel revealed for Soul Calibur 6

Azwel, Leader of Humanity, has been revealed as a character in Soul Calibur 6. You might remember a wizard looking guy in one of the previous trailers — this is Azwel.

Despite having the title of "Leader of Humanity," he really appears to like the idea of sacrificing humans and seeing others on the brink of death. If the maniacal laugh isn't a good giveaway, Azwel appears to be very unstable when it comes to his sanity.

Azwel's weapon of choice is called the Palindrome. This allows him to manifest magical red and blue weapons out of thin air.

As a result of this, Azwel's range and reach can be very deceptive. While he appears to be unarmed — aside from glowing magical energies located on both of his hands — his ability to create these weapons appears to be pretty versatile.

In one of his attacks, he summons a number of weapons to strike at the same time while a shield is manifested in front of him. His fighting style is noted as being the "practical application of martial philosophy and theory."

Towards the end of the trailer, Azwel's appearance greatly changes. There is an implication that Azwel may also serve as the game's final boss.

Soul Calibur 6 will be available on October 19, 2018.

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Soul Calibur 6 'Libra of Soul' story trailer shows mysterious new boss character, story mode layout and your own customized character joining the tale

We got more than just Tira announced for the game this morning.

With GamesCom 2018 taking place in Cologne, Germany this week, Bandai Namco have decided to share even more about the upcoming Soul Calibur 6.

Their new "Libra of Soul" trailer focuses on the story of the game, showing a story menu reminiscent of Soul Calibur 3's Chronicles of the Sword mode, where your own customized character takes part in the story.

There are some brief showings of the character customization mode in this trailer, which looks much deeper than ever before, allowing the player to pick amongst various monstruous races besides human as well, including your own lizardmen, orcish looking creatures and more.

The trailer also focuses on a mysterious character which seems to serve as the boss of the upcoming game's story mode, doing battle with brand new character Grøh and the user-created avatar.

You can find some images of the trailer below. Soul Calibur 6 is set to be released on October 19th, 2018.

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Tira announced for Soul Calibur 6 as a DLC character

A trailer greeted us this morning which showed Tira joining Soul Calibur 6.

As is customary for the character, she has a brand new design, though it's pretty similar to what she usually looks like.

No details were shared in the video as to whether she'd be a day one addition or later on, but she is billed as a DLC character in the video.

Although the game's story focuses mainly on the early Soul games, Soul Edge and Soul Calibur and some of Soul Calibur 2, the addition of Zasalamel from Soul Calibur 3 a few months ago made Tira seem like a very likely pick as well, given her popularity.

You can see some pictures from the trailer below.

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Soul Calibur 6 is set for release on October 19th of this year.

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King K. Rool, Simon Belmont, Richter, Chrom, and Dark Samus announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focused Direct, Simon Belmont was revealed to be a playable fighter. "Simon Belmont lashes out." At the very end, King. K Rool was also announced!

It appears that Masahiro Sakurai made a direct hint towards the character over his Twitter a few days ago. "My eyes might be a little red, but it's just from being tired," said Sakurai.

This was probably in direct reference to the Castlevania theme "Bloody Tears."

Richter Belmont was also announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — an Echo Fighter. Their main method of attacking is via their whips.

They also have access to a cross boomerang, an axe throw, holy water, and an uppercut. Their range with their whips are greatly emphasized.

Echo Fighters Chrom and Dark Samus were also announced. It was revealed that owners will have the option to display Echo Fighters as their own character slots or to occupy the same spot as the original.

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G and Sagat revealed for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition — both out tomorrow

This evening at EVO 2018, Capcom revealed G and Sagat for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. The other surprise in store was that both fighters would be out tomorrow — August 6, 2018.

G is the fifth DLC character for Street Fighter 5 season 3. Earlier at the tournament, we found evidence of the character's backstory which the community was able to put together, from pieces of a word puzzle, which was some sort of proclamation from G.

Sagat is the Muay Thai master, and struts into fight with a very large tiger by his side, referencing the word he shouts when he throws a fireball.

Both fighter's moves sets are heavily showcased in the new trailers, going over both of their V-Triggers. G has a theme song that tells a bit about the character too.

G is officially labeled as a "man of mystery," who draws upon energy from the earth to strengthen his powers. He wants to unite the people as one. Capcom also hired an actor to read a speech on stage before his official reveal.

Sagat, the Solitary King, retains a similar move set to his previous appearances, including his tiger shot, tiger uppercut and tiger knee. His iconic Thailand stage is also showcased. He's the 6th DLC character for Season 3.

G and Sagat join Sakura, Blanka, Falke, Cody. They're available for $5.99 USD each, or 100,000 Fight Money. You can find images and their trailers below.

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Cooler revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Base Goku and Base Vegeta coming August 8th

At EVO 2018, Bandai Namco announced Cooler for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Also, Base Goku and Base Vegeta were given a August 8, 2018 release date, which is this Wednesday. In the new trailer that was released this evening, you can see both characters fighting, along with replicating some iconic scenes from the animated series.

These fighters will join the other Season 1 DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ, which include Bardock, Broly, Fused Zamasu and Vegito.

Cooler is the older brother of Frieza, a fact he references in the latest trailer. You also get to see him showcase many of his attacks from the franchise.

Known for being an intellectual, Cooler is less impulsive than his brother, and not as likely to underestimate his opponents. Regardless, he's a ruthless killer, and someone you wouldn't want to turn your back on.

There is a sibling rivalry between Cooler and Frieza, and he even stated that he intended to kill his brother at one point, to Goku. Check out some screen shots and the video clip below.

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Negan from The Walking Dead, Anna Williams and Lei Wulong revealed for Tekken 7 Season 2 DLC

Following the conclusion of Tekken 7's EVO top 8 finals, Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray came onto the stage to announce a new season of content will be making its way to Tekken 7 including six new characters — three of which were revealed tonight.

Anna Williams was the first to be announced and comes touting a black dress covered in feathers to perhaps show up her sister, Nina's white wedding dress default costume in the game.

Lei Wulong, another highly requested returning Tekken character, was announced following Anna. Tekken 7 sporting a bit of a different costume this time around with his old laid-back attitude and humor.

As a surprise to end the new set of trailer and announcements, Bandai Namco revealed that they will be crossing over with the hit graphic novel / TV series The Walking Dead where everyone's favorite villain, Negan, will be joining the cast of Tekken 7 for Season 2's DLC as a guest character.

"We have a new update coming to Tekken 7. A few balance changes, as well as some new mechanics that you saw in the trailer," said Bandai Namco's Michael Murray.

Harada and Murray also announced that the Tekken franchise as a whole has now sold 45 million copies with Tekken 7's current sales, and this year's EVO 2018 tournament was 20 percent larger than any other Tekken EVO tournament. Check out the official images below and the full, surprising trailer after the jump.

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Seong Mi-Na and Astaroth announced for Soul Calibur 6

With the final day of EVO 2018 upon us, we are guaranteed a day of hype top 8s and matches though announcements are already coming out strong... even for games that aren't on the Sunday mainstage.

Before the start of Tekken 7 top 8 at EVO 2018, Soul Calibur producer Motohiro Okubo came out on the main stage to announce two new characters for Soul Calibur 6, Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na.

First shown was Astaroth, who still has his hulking size and stature along with his signature ax and shown wearing what looks to be a newly designed set of armor.

Seong Mi-Na was the second trailer shown for Soul Calibur 6 at EVO 2018 showing off what the naginata wielder can do in the newest title.

Okubo also stated that more information about Soul Calibur 6 will be revealed later this week and said that Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada will be on stage later likely meaning we will have some more Tekken news after top 8.

You can check out both characters' trailers after the jump.

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New characters announced for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle at EVO 2018

During EVO 2018, nine new characters were announced for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle after the grand finals ended. They are:

• Nine, Izayoi, Mai will be joining from BlazBlue.
• Yuzuriha, Mika, Merkava from Under Night In-Birth.
• Akihiko, Mitsuru, Labrys from Persona.

These characters will all be released August 6, 2018, tomorrow.

Also, there was a 5th color on the logo in the trailer, which potentially hints at a fifth franchise is joining the crossover. The new color is pink, joining the blue, purple, red and yellow squares.

These characters are said to be playable at the Bar Fights event, which runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. PDT.

You can find a gallery of the nine new characters below, along with their announcement trailer.

Each of the new fighters are showcased for a few seconds of action, and then you get to see their official artwork cut into the video.

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'Fatal Cutie' Terry Bogard joins SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

NIS America and SNK have made the final launch roster character reveal for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy this morning. Terry Bogard joins the battle, and as we anticipated, Terry is now female.

Terry wears a similar outfit to what we're used to seeing the male counterpart don, however the shirt and jeans are much shorter — she's actually got jean shorts on, it seems. Instead of the trademark hat saying "Fatal Fury" on it, it now says "Fatal Cutie."

This version of Terry appears to have many of the moves long-time fans are familiar with. Of course, there are some new tools at her disposal as well.

The reveal trailer doesn't really explain why or how Terry is now female. A mysterious quote in the showcase reads "this is a pocket dimension of my own making," which is likely a cryptic hint at the story mode and probably how this was made possible.

Along with some of the moves Terry has in SNK Heroines, the trailer shows some of her alternate outfits which include a cheerleader uniform and what appears to be some kind of steampunk-style getup. This game features many customization options, though, so you'll be able to add your own flare to Terry when the game drops.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy is due out on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 7th, 2018.

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Street Fighter 5 G character reveal inbound — Capcom just changed their profile picture on social media

Here we go, ladies and gentlemen! Capcom has just updated their profile picture on their official Street Fighter social media channels.

While that might not seem like a big deal to those not in the know, FGC regulars know that when we see an updated Street Fighter 5 image on Twitter and Facebook it means that the next DLC character reveal is near by.

Next up on the Street Fighter 5 Season 3 line up is the mysterious newcomer, G. Little is known about the bearded world warrior, but based on his appearance we believe he has some sort of connection to the color gold.

G has scattered gold markings on his arms and face, which some reports say that these markings are in the shape of the seven continents. Capcom's updated profile picture features an image of the world with the continents in gold and a gold background, meaning G's reveal is very likely what's being hinted at here.

The expectation is that the G reveal trailer will air during EVO 2018 this weekend. In the past, we've seen a trailer during the Street Fighter 5 top 8, so all eyes are currently aimed there.

With the previous two Street Fighter 5 DLC characters, Falke and Cody, the Street Fighter Twitter account put out small clues and bits of information about each character leading up to their big reveal. Chances are we'll be seeing something similar for G during the next few days, and hopefully this means we'll finally learn more about the character.

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Full EVO 2018 game schedule, streaming guide and commentator line-up announced

We're on the cusp of the biggest fighting game event of the year finally kicking off with EVO 2018, and now we have a better idea of what to expect for the games and activities happening this weekend and when to expect them.

The big event's organizers recently revealed the brackets for the various tournaments taking place starting this Friday, and now they've released the full schedule and line-up of games and talent so you know just how early you can arrive and prepare for the massive weekend.

Doors will open on Thursday, August 2nd at 12:00 p.m. PDT for those who want to make sure they can pick up their badges early before things get too crazy on Friday where the doors will open starting at 6:30 a.m. — though the main event won't start until 8:00 a.m. pools.

We previously knew the order of the Sunday finals games, but now we know what time to tune in to see the best players in the world duke it out in their respective titles with Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 kicking things off at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition closing out EVO 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The final schedule also details when we should expect the Saturday finals games to begin with three of the eight mainstage titles having their final showdown a day before the rest starting with Injustice 2 at 12:00 p.m. and ending with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at 8:00 p.m.

As for talent manning the commentator stations this weekend, the final schedule shows almost 60 of the FGC's best stepping up to the plate including Tasty Steve, James Chen, Seth Killian, Markman and IFC|Yipes among many others. You can take a look at the full mainstage schedule for playing and streaming in the gallery below plus the full commentator line-up, and be sure to check out the venue schedule after the jump.

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Voldo revealed for Soul Calibur 6

Updated 11:05 a.m. PDT, Fri. July 20, 2018: The official Voldo trailer has been added to this story.

Earlier: Another character joins the Soul Calibur 6 roster. Voldo makes a return in the latest installment of Bandai Namco's 3D, weapons-based fighting game.

A reveal trailer for Voldo has surfaced online, and in it we get to see several of the character's tools in battle.

Voldo returns to form here with his strange, self-taught fighting style. He harnesses his dual Jamadhar Katars, which are called Manas & Ayus.

This character has appeared in every main Soul Calibur title that has ever been released, making his debut back in Soul Edge.

Voldo appears to have several of his trademark attacks make a comeback in Soul Calibur 6, including the odd Exorcist-like crawl along the floor. We're also show new tools, such as his cinematic super.

Soul Calibur 6 is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 19th, 2018.

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Over 2,500 entrants in DBFZ, six games at over 1,000 and a single player making the difference between Smash games - EVO 2018 entrant numbers revealed

After many months of rankings and speculation, we can finally get our hands on the official entrant numbers for EVO 2018.

There are some big shifts going on here, with Dragon Ball FighterZ nabbing the #1 spot over the main Street Fighter game, thereby bumping it down from the top for the first time since the release of Street Fighter 4.

Another interesting tidbit is that besides the growing Tekken 7, the games are all down in entrants compared to last year, and while this may initially sound like bad news, the super strong showings from new titles Dragon Ball FighterZ and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle solidify this as a bigger tournament overall than last year's EVO, despite having one title less than it, though numbers are still down overall compared to the gargantuan event that was EVO 2016.

Of course, you're not here to hear me ramble about statistics, you're here to see the actual numbers! Don't worry, we've got them for you - check out Mr Wizard's tweet detailing all of the numbers below.

Continue below for a comparison table with previous EVO years to put the numbers in better context.

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