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Jedah revealed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Jedah of Darkstalkers fame was revealed as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite today during an exhibition.

Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas picked Jedah during a match against SPY|Filipino Champ.

It's been a very long time since we last saw Jedah playable in a Capcom fighting game, as it's usually the female Darkstalkers cast members who show up in the MvC titles.

He appears to have similar moves to his Darkstalkers iteration, like his pinwheel attack, and he also fights with a scythe.

Jedah's wings also appear to give him some different movement options, which should be fun to utilize in the game.

Here are a couple of short clips of Jedah in action from the exhibition, where you can see him perform one of his super moves and a bit more.


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Capcom shares image of what is very likely Abigail's stage in Street Fighter 5

The Street Fighter 5 news just keeps coming! Moments ago, Capcom France released an image on Twitter that seems to show a new stage in Street Fighter 5.

This backdrop appears to be Final Fight-themed. Twitter user Pickles put together a quick comparison showing that the stage very likely belongs to Abigail.

As we know, the Final Fight boss character is rumored to be the next Street Fighter 5 Season 2 DLC character. EventHubs user Flowtron -- who has made correct predictions in the past -- claims that Abigail is next in line to join the fight.

Adding to the credibility of this claim, an empty character page recently went live on the official CFN website and had a browser tab that read "ABIGAIL|CHARACTER DATA." Now with this image of a potential Metro City stage in Street Fighter 5, the chances are seeming more likely than ever.

Though Capcom cancelled their EVO 2017 panel -- which was set to take place this morning and had everyone expecting a character reveal -- they assured fans that announcements were still coming this weekend. So far, they have not disappointed, with the Street Fighter 5 Nostalgia costumes and the new CPT content being shown this morning.

The official Street Fighter Twitter account has confirmed that the next character reveal is coming during the EVO 2017 Street Fighter 5 top 8, which begins at 7 p.m. PDT / 10 p.m. EDT on Sunday. In the meantime you can check out the stage and comparison below.

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Ring of Pride Capcom Pro Tour stage and Champion's Choice Guile costume coming to Street Fighter 5 July 25th

Hot off the announcement of the Street Fighter 5 Nostalgic costumes and stage, Capcom has unveiled the final portion of their Capcom Pro Tour DLC for this year.

First up, we have an all-new stage for players to do battle upon. The Capcom Pro Tour 2017 exclusive "Ring of Pride" stage is a large sumo stadium owned by the Kanzuki family.

The Champion's Choice costume, designed by Capcom Cup 2016 winner Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang has also been revealed. This time around, Guile gets a tactical officer-inspired costume.

It will be available on July 25th for PlayStation 4 and Steam, and will run $5.99 / € 5.99 or included in the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass. The Pro Tour stage will release the same day for $9.99 / € 9.99.

Those who wish to pick up all of this year's CPT content can do so buy purchasing the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Premier Pass. For $24.99, players will gain access to special costumes for Ryu and Ken, the Champion's Choice Guile costume, the CPT stage, 1 new color for each character on the roster, monthly in-game targets that reward Fight Money, and more.

You can check out the newly announced costume and stage below. Hit the jump for the CPT content price breakdown.

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Nostalgic costumes and classic Ryu stage heading to Street Fighter 5 July 25th

Capcom has just revealed the latest content coming to Street Fighter 5. The highly anticipated Nostalgic costumes and a new classic stage are on the way.

This content was inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series (which is this year), and is set for release on July 25th. We will see alternate looks for Alex, Ibuki, and Juri.

Both Alex and Ibuki don their classic Street Fighter 3 attire. Alex sees the return of his long hair, while Ibuki wears her trademark ninja getup and cape.

Juri, on the other hand, gets a blast from her Super Street Fighter 4 past.

These nostalgia-inducing costumes will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam for $3.99/ €3.99 starting on July 25th.

The stage is a remastered version of Ryu's Suzaku Castle stage from Street Fighter 2.

You can check them out below.

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Capcom enters into cross-licensing agreement with Bandai Namco to improve online experience for properties such as Street Fighter

Capcom has announced a new partnership with Bandai Namco, but it's not exactly for the reason you might think. According to a press release this morning, the company aims to improve "online matching" in properties such as the Street Fighter.

"The purpose of this agreement is to improve the user experience while accelerating the production of titles and reducing development costs for both parties," the press release states. This cross-licensing agreement will also allow Capcom to bring more exciting content to Street Fighter and future titles.

Capcom will use this partnership as a way to gauge future collaborations. This may lead to even better user experiences and a healthier game industry down the road.

Though the press release doesn't directly state it, this is very likely referencing Street Fighter 5. If that's the case, this is quite interesting for the game's future.

It is no secret that one of Street Fighter 5's largest issues is its online experience. From constant server maintenance to slow matchmaking (which was addressed in the recent update), the game has struggled with connectivity since launch.

With assistance from Bandai Namco, we could potentially see a stronger experience overall. Not only that, but the acceleration of title production may also lead to faster release times for new content and game updates.

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Sub-Zero coming to Injustice 2 in July, here's his official trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have just shown off Sub-Zero's official Injustice 2 trailer.

The Mortal Kombat warrior will become available in July.

Sub-Zero is a lethal cryomancer and leader of the reformed Lin Kuei clan. When Sub-Zero was younger, the Lin Kuei were corrupted and destroyed from within, staining their honor.

As you would expect, Sub-Zero fights using a variety of different ice-based attacks in Injustice 2. From what we see in the trailer, he resembles his Mortal Kombat X counterpart, but with some interesting changes such as ice clones being mapped to his character power.

Check out the trailer below.

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New gameplay footage of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, official artwork, game covers, screens and more

Updated with tons of images and new information: We've added screen shots, character artwork and cover art into this story. We've also added details on the locations which will be available.

Capcom release a metric ton, give or take, of new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite assets this evening. For starters there's a brand new gameplay trailer, showcasing the newly confirmed playable characters.

We also have screen shots of those new fighters and the game's story mode. Also, character artwork for the recently announced fighters and some of the returning characters.

"Each newly added character, including franchise newcomer Gamora, will feature unique abilities and iconic special moves," Capcom wrote about the new title.

MvCI takes place in new but familiar settings, as famous locations from the Marvel and Capcom universes merge together as part of Ultron Sigma's nefarious plot.

Confirmed locations include 'Knowmoon', a combination of the celestial outpost Knowhere from the Marvel Universe and Third Moon from Strider, as well as 'Xgard', a mixture of Thor’s homeland Asgard and Abel City from Mega Man X.

All of the brand new visual assets are presented in glorious high resolution, so you can get an idea of how everything will look come September 19.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite story mode demo out now on PS4 and XB1, trailer shows several new characters

Demo out now: The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite story mode demo is available in most major territories. It's a 5.7 gigabyte download.

At the Sony E3 press conference, a story mode demo for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was revealed to be playable on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Although it was announced that the playable demo was available now, initial reports said it couldn't be found right away, so it should only be a matter of time before it surfaces.

Also, several new cast members were shown in the trailer, like Dante, Arthur, Dr. Strange, Zero, Nova, Black Panther, Gamora, Thanos, and Spencer.

These new fighters were joined by previously confirmed fighters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Chris Redfield, Mega Man X, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Iron Man, and many others.

To help give readers an idea of who's been showcased so far, and who's remaining from the leak list, we've created a breakdown below. Also, Black Panther was revealed as a DLC fighter.

The new story mode trailer was about three minutes long, and gives gamers a much better idea of how the cinematic story mode will work in the upcoming title.

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Dragon Ball Fighters announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC - it's 2.5D and developed by Arc System Works

Bandai Namco has announced a new 2.5D fighting game called Dragon Ball Fighters. Developed by Arc System Works, we'll be seeing this title released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide in early 2018.

A press release for Dragon Ball Fighters was leaked ahead of time, with the date on the document showing June 12th. Gematsu reports that the game will be a 3v3-based fighter that allows players to "determine the compatibility between characters and form a team of fighters."

The game will feature “ultra high speed battles” and “flashy special moves," much like you'd see in the actual cartoon show.

Deviating from the long line of 3D Dragon Ball fighting titles, Dragon Ball Fighters will be 2.5 -- which means battles will be fought on a 2D plane, but with 3D character models.

As of right now, only two images of the game have been shown. In them, we see Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, Freiza, Perfect Cell, and Majin Buu, which tells us that the game will definitely be taking some of its roster from the Dragon Ball Z story arc.

You can check out the images below.

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Pokken Tournament DX coming to Nintendo Switch in September

Pokken Tournament is making its return on September 22nd, only this time it will be on the Nintendo Switch.

Pokken Tournament DX is an updated version of the previous iteration and comes with new characters and modes for fans to enjoy. Players will be able to do battle via the Switch's local ad-hoc multiplayer as well as single-JoyCon control.

Five new pocket monsters are being added to the game: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and Decidueye. The former four all come from the arcade version of the game, however, Decidueye is a newcomer and the first Pokemon from the Sun and Moon series to enter the fray.

Players can also look forward to a new online ranked mode, 3v3 team battles, and friend-only group matches.

If you're hoping to see more of Pokken Tournament DX, you won't have to wait long. Nintendo has added the game to their E3 line-up of tournaments this year, so we'll be seeing four two-player teams duking it out on Wednesday, June 14th.

Below are some screenshots of Pokken Tournament DX to get you started. You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Tekken 7 review

In the modern landscape of fighting games, excessive accessibility is a real concern amongst the competitive scene. Making a title that caters too largely to a casual crowd could lead to overly simplified mechanics, which would result in less depth and interest for hardcore players.

Though the opposite of this phenomenon is seldom seen in this day and age, it certainly exists, and it’s Tekken 7’s biggest flaw. A little over two years after its arcade release in Japan, Bandai Namco’s latest entry in their legendary fighting franchise has come to consoles, and though it’s bigger and badder than ever, it falls short in a handful of important areas.

Despite its age, Tekken 7 still looks great. The 3D fighting series has always provided highly detailed character models and gorgeous backdrops on which to do battle, and this installment keeps the tradition alive and well.

Matches have more of a cinematic feel to them due to the powerful Rage Arts – hard-hitting super moves that players can access when their health is low – and the slowdown that occurs when two attacks are set to land at nearly the same time and decide the match outcome.

These features make bouts even more epic and are a welcome addition to an already enjoyable experience. However, getting to a point where you can comfortably participate in said experience is a challenge.

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New Vega classic stage, balance change updates, return of the Thailand stage, coming to Street Fighter 5 on May 30th

Capcom's large CFN update for Street Fighter 5 is set to go live on May 30th. Along with the initial balance changes, the improvements to the online infrastructure, and the game's 3rd DLC character, Ed, Capcom will be adding some more treats for players.

For starters, another classic Street Fighter 2 stage is entering the mix. Players will be able to pick up Vega's classic Spain stage complete with the cage in the background.

Now called "Flamenco Tavern," players can acquire this stage for $3.99 / ¥400 / €3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money. Vega players will be able to climb the cage, just like in Street Fighter 2.

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Additionally, the classic Thailand stage will become available again with the updated background music for $3.99 / ¥400 / €3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money.

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'I missed all of the recent tournament results, where can I find them? Oh, right there'

If you don't look over EventHubs very often, you might miss some of the excellent features we have on site, like a list of tournament results.

These last two weeks, we've covered 10 major events, but with how the front page works, they're mixed in with all of our other recent stories.

The tournament results page is a dedicated area for these stories — and these stories alone — so if you're looking for the latest breakdowns of how competitions in the FGC have shaken out, they're just a click away.

You can always find a link to this section at the top of our desktop website, and in the navigation on mobile, as it's one of the first links on either page.

If you don't like the news getting mixed in with the tournament results you came to see, this is the perfect one-stop shop for your needs.

Injustice 2 review

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have returned with the second installment in their exhilarating fighting game series that brings DC Comics' strongest heroes and villains together for the ultimate battle. Injustice 2 is here, and it comes jam-packed with all of the eye lasers, batarangs, and Swamp Things you could ever want.

With 29 familiar faces ripped straight from the pages of their comic books, a multitude of modes, and the brand new gear system that allows players to earn and equip items that improve their favorite fighters, there's a quite a lot for fans to dive into right out of the box.

The first thing you'll notice about Injustice 2 is just how amazing it looks. Character models and back drops are highly detailed, and the numerous environmental effects really make the game a treat to watch in action.

Coupled with the powerful sound and musical score, Injustice 2's presentation is something to behold.

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Injustice 2 move listings, tiers, stats, and stamina ratings added to EventHubs

Injustice 2 is officially available for purchase. To help you get a jump start on your trek to becoming a champion, we here at EventHubs have added moves, tiers, stats, and stamina ratings to our Injustice 2 section.

Thanks to the hard work of Justin (AdaptiveTrigger), Jon (Catalyst), and Josh (TheUncharted) everyone can now access all of these features.

If you'd like to begin casting votes for your favorite characters, be sure to check out our Injustice 2 tiers. Let us know which matches you feel they do well in, which they don't, and which are fairly even.

You can also head over to our stats page, which will provide information such as character popularity, how many registered EH users play them, and more.

Lastly, we have our Injustice 2 moves. Be sure to peruse the full list of combo strings, special moves, and more for all 29 of the game's launch characters (Darkseid included).

You can also hit the jump for quick links to each character's move list.

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Ed officially revealed as Street Fighter 5 Season 2's next DLC character, check out his trailer here

Capcom has officially revealed Street Fighter 5 Season 2's third DLC character.

As we expected, Ed is the game's next playable fighter. Players will be able to try him out, for free, during Street Fighter 5's upcoming beta which begins on Thursday, May 11th.

From what we can see, Ed uses a boxing-heavy playstyle mixed with psycho power projectiles. According to Capcom Unity's latest blog, Ed's special move inputs are unique in that they only require multiple or held button presses to perform, no traditional directional inputs. This applies for all of his moves, except Critical Art.

Ed will come along with his Story costume, which gives him the hoodie from SF5's cinematic story mode, and a Battle costume that has influences of M. Bison.

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First images of Ed as a playable character surface for Street Fighter 5

A couple of images of Ed were uploaded to the official StreetFighter.com website recently, showing us what his playable model will look like.

Since this came from the official website, these seem to be legit images, unless Capcom has taken their trolling to the next level.

Take a gander at them for yourself.

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