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Capcom Pro Tour 2018 details and schedule

Capcom has unveiled the plans for their 2018 Pro Tour this morning.

Over on the official Pro Tour website, the company has shared all of the details on this year's tournament circuit, as well as the schedule of events.

Firstly, the CPT will once again feature Street Fighter 5 as its only game. This time, players will be competing in Arcade Edition / Season 3.

There will be a prize pool worth over $600,000 this year, so you won't want to miss out on the action.

Capcom notes that some changes have been made to the Capcom Cup qualification process that aim to streamline things a bit "while maintaining the prestige of winning Premier Events."

As always, the Capcom Cup will feature 32 of the world's best Street Fighter 5 players. Competitors will be able to earn their spot on the bracket by participating in CPT events throughout the year.

The first spot goes to last year's champion, RISE|MenaRD. Though he is guaranteed a place on the line up, Mena will have to compete in events for seeding and to win cash prizing from Premier and Regional Finals.

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Broly and Bardock first two DLC characters coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ

We've caught first wind of DLC content for Dragon Ball FighterZ thanks to Siliconera, as two names that have been tossed around quite a lot in recent weeks, Broly and Bardock, have been revealed.

This comes as news from Japanese site Ryokutya2089, though further information including pricing and time of release for the two Saiyans are still up in the air.

In the Dragon Ball series, Broly stands a head above most as a nine foot tall Legendary Saiyan. His personality tends to shift between docile and rage-filled at the drop of a hat.

A fan favorite powerhouse villain, Broly is extremely powerful and hates Goku because of protagonists incessant crying when the two of them were infants. Despite having a stature similar to fighting game characters like Zangief, Broly will be a "traditional powerhouse character with a large body and long reach," as opposed to a grappler.

Bardock is a lower ranking Saiyan and the father of Goku. His physical appearance is virtually identical to his son's, save for his usual Saiyan armor outfit.

Broly's level three Super is titled "Gigantic Meteor" while Bardock's, titled "Revenger Assault," sees him go Super Saiyan for a flurry of attacks on foes. Here's the V-Jump magazine scan from Shonengames confirming the two new fighters:

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Blanka comes to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition February 20th

Capcom has just released the official trailer for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character. This time, we see Blanka in action.

The classic World Warrior will become available on February 20th.

Blanka made his debut back in Street Fighter 2. Also known as Jimmy (his real name), the electric fighter survived a plane crash over the Amazon and learned to fend for himself by battling wild animals and developing survival skills.

After finding his way to civilization, he met Sakura and Dan and developed deep friendships with them over time. Blanka’s mother, Samantha, saw him on TV and tearfully reunited with him to bring him home.

In Arcade Edition, Blanka is living peacefully with his mother, and has adapted well to being introduced back into society. One day, a suspicious salesman approaches him and offers a way to make Blanka famous by mass producing a plush Blanka doll.

As far as gameplay goes, Blanka remains mostly the same in Street Fighter 5. Retaining his savage, animalistic playstyle, Blanka still utilizes his Electric Thunder attack, which he can continuously perform by repeatedly pressing his punch buttons.

Also returning are his multiple rolling attacks, which can be used to approach opponents from different angles or used as a combo ender.

He also has a new command throw at his disposal. Called "Wild Hunt," Blanka leaps forward and slashes the opponent, proceeding to throw them a set distance away from him. This new move gives him even more opportunity to play aggressively.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Injustice 2 gameplay trailer released

NetherRealm Studios has officially released the gameplay trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2.

In it, we see a showcase of each of the four warriors: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael. The turtles will each play as their own distinct characters, complete with unique move sets, character powers and special moves.

The press release finally answers the big question: How will we switch between each turtle in battle? The turtle you play as will be selected via customizing your gear.

If you select a loadout in which you equipped swords, you'll control Leonardo in battle. One with a staff will be Donatello, and so on.

For online and tournament modes, where gear loadouts are unavailable, players will be able to choose which turtle they wish to use at the character select screen.

That doesn't mean there won't be multiple turtles in battle, though. As we see in the trailer, it appears that they have special moves that summon each other, and their super entails a large team attack consisting of all four.

The turtles will get an official release on February 13th for Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 owners. They will become available for standalone purchase beginning February 20th on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam, and Microsoft Store for $9.99

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Abigail's V-Trigger 2 nerfed via bug fix, Urien's V-Trigger 2 hurtbox issue corrected - Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition to receive small patch

With Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Ver. 03.002 update, a handful of unintentional bugs were introduced. These will be addressed in the next patch, according to Capcom.

Over on the Shadaloo CRI, a blog post detailing what changes we can expect to see was posted. The patch notes provided show that some of the larger issues plaguing players right now are getting corrected.

The biggest changes here are to Abigail's V-Trigger 2. During his fully charged Metro Crash attack, Abigail had a seemingly infinite amount of armor on the charge up and the tackle itself.

Once the next patch drops, the hits of armor will be reduced down to only two when he is actually moving forward. This should make the move easier to stop.

Additionally, Abigail will no longer be able to cancel into V-Trigger 2 from the first hit of Abigail punch, which should reduce the combo-ability for V-Trigger 2 just a bit.

Another large issue being addressed here is Urien's V-Trigger 2. A bug was making it so that Urien's hurtbox would disappear during the tackle, if he had V-Skill active and absorbed an oncoming hit during the move's animation.

This will be rectified in the upcoming update.

At this time, Capcom has not revealed when the patch will go live.

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Nakoruru revealed in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

A new character joins the SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy. Nakoruru is the newest contender to enter the battle.

SNK has released a new trailer that gives us a glimpse at new gameplay and makes the reveal.

Originating from the Samurai Shodown series, Nakoruru is a fast fighter who has been known to fight with the aid of a hawk or a wolf over the years. Her most recent appearance came about in King of Fighters 14, where she indeed battled alongside her hawk Mamahaha.

What we see in today's trailer is a solo Nakoruru who appears to fight using an emblem of some sort and her cape.

In addition to this announcement, we learn more about the plot of this fighting title. Following a tournament, the competitors were knocked unconscious as a result of someone's sinister plan.

The SNK heroines will engage in a large battle in a "mystery mansion."

Tag Team Frenzy is a 2v2 fighter that features the ability to switch between characters mid-match, will utilize items in combat, and has a character customization mode. The trailer shows a bevy of different items that you can equip on your heroines, as well as what could be a photo mode where you can take snapshots of your favorite loadouts.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy is due out on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this Summer.

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Oswald is King of Fighters 14's newest DLC character

Today seems to be a big day for fighting game reveals.

Just this morning, we saw four new characters join Soul Calibur 6. Now, a new DLC character has been revealed for King of Fighters 14.

SNK introduces Oswald, the game's newest DLC fighter.

Oswald is an older gentleman who fights using playing cards. He has large slash attacks that utilize cards, and can create a ring of them around him while attacking.

He made his first appearance in King of Fighters 11 as an original character for the installment. Oswald was a part of the year's Hero Team, joined by Ash Crimson and Shen Woo.

Back in December, SNK released a tweet saying that a new King of Fighters 14 character would be playable at EVO Japan -- which is taking place this weekend. The only hint we got at who the new character might be was an image of a Joker playing card that came along with the tweet.

At this time, it does not appear that a release date for Oswald has been divulged. We might be seeing that announcement during the event this weekend.

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Nightmare, Kilik, Xianghua, and Groh join Soul Calibur 6

Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer for Soul Calibur 6 this morning. In it, we see four characters revealed as playable.

Series legacy fighters Nightmare, Kilik, and Xianghua all join the battle. In addition to this, the game's first newcomer, Groh, makes a debut.

The trailer gives us a look at what these fighters can do in battle. Starting with Nightmare, the large, armored combatant still fights with his giant sword in hand.

Utilizing heavy slashes to trample foes, Nightmare also comes equipped with a super move that sees him riding a ghostly horse and charging at the opponent.

A much lighter and more mobile character than Nightmare, Xianghua uses graceful sword strikes and kicks to secure victory.

Her weapon of choice is the Jian, a Chinese sword, and her super sends the opponent up into the air, slashes them several times, and finishes with a cinematic slice that pauses for a second before the opponent feels the effect of it.

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Jack joins Fighting EX Layer

A new challenger enters the Fighting EX Layer ring. This time, Jack (Cracker Jack) joins the fight.

Arika released a short teaser today that shows a still of the new character facing off against Blair Dame. We also see what appears to be a new desert stage in this screenshot.

Over on their official Facebook page, Arika notes that Cracker Jack's official name in this game is simply "Jack." Apparently, this is due to copyright issues.

Jack made his fighting debut in Street Fighter EX. Formerly a bouncer, Jack is the top member of a bodyguard group, and is actually employed by Blair Dame's family.

Gameplay-wise, he fights similarly to Balrog, though he does have the ability to throw kicks. He also uses a baseball bat that allows him to deflect projectiles, and utilizes it at close range to put the hurt on opponents.

Fighting EX Layer is due out on PlayStation 4 sometime this year.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition review

It has been about seven months since Street Fighter 5's last set of balance changes. Though this week brought an all new batch of tweaks that aim to buff and nerf the roster, character changes aren't the only thing players can look forward to.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition -- the new update to Capcom's mainstay fighting title -- has been officially released. Whether you plan on enjoying the newest content by way of the free update (for those who already own Street Fighter 5) or intend to purchase AE as a standalone game, there is a lot that comes along with the latest version.

From the long-awaited Arcade Mode to a revamped user interface, Arcade Edition looks to slap a new golden coat of paint on a title that has been making gradual improvements over the past two years.

Unlike the periodic updates throughout each season, Arcade Edition brings a lot of content for newcomers and veterans alike all in one sitting.

Is Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition the breath of fresh air we've been hoping for? Does it address the issues that fans have been vocal about with Season 2 and the game overall?

We here at EventHubs would be remiss if we didn't take the opportunity to dive deep into the new installment in the Street Fighter 5 series. I will be getting to all of the above and more in this review.

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Android 21 joins Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character

Another character enters the Dragon Ball FighterZ fight. Android 21 has been confirmed as a playable character.

Ever since she was first shown to be a part of the game's story mode, fans anxiously awaited her reveal as part of the actual roster. In the latest issue of V-Jump, that reveal has finally come.

ShonenGames, who we have to thank for sharing the scan, reports that Android 21 is the final character on the game's launch roster.

As we can see from the images, she looks a bit different than we're used to. It appears that she has taken on a Majin form, wearing similar clothing to Majin Buu.

One screenshot on the scan shows Android 21 speaking with Buu in what looks to be a story mode cut scene, so perhaps we will find out why she has taken on this form.

According to the scan, which has been translated by our very own MajinTenshinhan, Android 21 has the ability to absorb energy from her opponents. Her special move, Tasting Cut, sees her grab the opponent and steal their energy from them.

Once she does so, she can utilize her foe's moves. The scan makes mention of her firing a Kamehameha, and notes that if she absorbs Krillin's energy, she gains access to Solar Flare.

The more she learns about her opponent, the more she gets to use. She can also turn her opponents into sweets, as we see in one screenshot, and her Meteor Super Attack is very similar to Majin Buu's.

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After the jump you'll find some more translated information about Android 21 directly from the scan, including her stats.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition now available

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is officially here. The large update to Capcom's mainstay fighting title brings new modes, V-Trigger 2s for everyone on the roster, a fresh UI, and more.

For those who already own a copy of Street Fighter 5, the Arcade Edition update is free and can be downloaded now. This will implement the character balance changes, and will grant you access to everything mentioned in this story (outside of DLC characters).

If you're picking up Arcade Edition as a standalone title, you can do so for $39.99 USD. The game comes in both physical and digital versions, and you'll get the full Street Fighter 5 game, the AE update, and a DLC code for all of Season 1 and Season 2's DLC fighters.

Not only is today the launch of Arcade Edition, but we're also seeing the official start of Street Fighter 5 Season 3. This year, Sakura, Blanka, Falke, Cody, G, and Sagat enter the fray as DLC.

To kick off the season, Sakura is the first to join the battle. She is also available for purchase starting today.

There is a lot to dig into with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so for everything you need to know about the update, be sure to hit the jump.

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SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy announced for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, 2v2 fighter featuring fan-favorite females

During this morning's Nintendo Direct Mini, a new fighting game for the Switch was unveiled. SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy allows players to select fan-favorite female fighters from the company's IPs and engage in 2v2 battles.

The gameplay and graphics style are reminiscent of SNK's most recent fighting title, King of Fighters 14. The trailer makes note that players can activate moves in battle using "just one button."

Unlike the latest installment in the KOF series, SNK Heroines gives competitors the ability to switch between characters mid-round. We see a combo that begins with Kula, activates a switch, and ends with Athena.

So far, five characters have been revealed. Kula and Athena, as previously mentioned, as well as Yuri, Leona, and Mai will all be playable.

Another feature that makes this game different than KOF14 is its implementation of items. Players can utilize a huge variety of items in battle to gain the upper-hand.

According to the trailer, simply bring down your opponent's health won't win you the match. When their health is low, you'll have to land the "ultra special move" called Dream Finish to score the KO.

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Aegislash and Blastoise coming to Pokkén Tournament DX as DLC

As the internet sat in anticipation of official word on the first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year, the company pulled a fast one on everyone (literally) and broadcast a "Nintendo Direct Mini" earlier this morning.

The nearly 15 minute showcase featured announcements of things to come, as one might expect from such a stream, and though there were no Smash Bros.-related reveals, we did get some interesting stuff.

Pokkén Tournament DX on the Nintendo Switch is getting two new DLC characters. Aegislash and Blastoise are both entering the ring, as well as new support Pokemon.

These DLC fighters are a part of the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack and will be released in two waves. Wave 1 includes Aegislash and support Pokemon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu.

Wave 2 features Blastoise and supports Mew and Celebi. The Battle Pack is available for purchase now, and will also include avatar items, which you will gain access to upon buying.

Wave 1 is set for release on January 31st, and Wave 2 will follow on March 23rd.

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Season 3 balance changes for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

The time has come, folks. Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's final patch notes have been released.

A list of the changes we can expect to see at launch have been shared over on Capcom Unity.

As expected, the patch notes run through the individual character changes, as well as general changes.

Previously, a set of patch notes was released on the Japanese CFN page. Capcom noted that the list was incomplete, but we translated everything and you can check them out here (for comparison's sake).

We are currently adding the full notes to this story, so check back periodically for more characters. Once we're all done, this story will be updated to inform you as such.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is set for release on January 16th.

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Viewtiful Joe is the first Extra Battle costume you can earn in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Capcom releases new information on major game modes

Just moments ago, Capcom released a new blog over on Capcom Unity that delves deeper into the major game modes we can expect in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. We're given a recap of Arcade and Team Battle mode, as well as new details regarding Extra Battle, Gallery, and more.

Extra Battle Mode gives players the opportunity to earn special costumes and titles by completing specific challenges each month. Today's blog reveals that the first special outfit you can win is a Viewtiful Joe costume for Rashid.

Capcom has released Extra Battle Mode schedules for the first month of Arcade Edition.

Each challenge must be completed in the date range according to the tables below. For the costume challenges, you will earn a special icon for finishing each, and collecting all four icons will grant you the outfit.

If you complete the challenges again afterwards, you will receive a Bonus Reward. This will be listed when the Extra Battle Challenges start on January 16th.

Special Challenges are scattered throughout the year and grant players access to special titles. The first is for a title called "Dark Revenger."

These challenges are not to be confused with the weekly missions, which will still be a part of Street Fighter 5 when AE drops and will still reward Fight Money.

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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition patch notes released, reportedly not final

NOTE: After many painstaking hours, all of the characters' notes have been translated and are present in this story.

In a surprise move this morning, the patch notes for Street Fighter 5 came out, though they were subsequently deleted from the Japanese CFN page.

While this presumably means that Capcom weren't meaning to release them quite yet, they're already out there, so it's our job to bring that information to all of our readers.

These patch notes are in Japanese, so I'll be spending the next few hours translating them and posting them for you, so stay tuned until the changes for all characters have been added to the story.

It should be noted that one of the Capcom Street Fighter Twitter accounts sent out a message that these changes weren't entirely final, and that the proper balance change list would be uploaded within the next few days, though it's likely that much of what is listed here will still be relevant, although probably more detailed than in its current form.

While this is pure speculation on my part, it seems probable that the final changes will be more detailed - many moves simply say "changed" here, but not entirely in what way, and that's likely to be clarified in the final changes. Either way, while this is a list from Capcom, they've explicitly stated it's not quite final, so take what you see here with a grain of salt.

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