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Dragon Ball FighterZ version 1.15 patch notes translated

Bandai Namco has released the Dragon Ball FighterZ version 1.15 patch notes. Included are numerous changes, with alterations made to every character on the roster.

The patch notes were released over on the official Japanese Dragon Ball FighterZ website and are entirely in Japanese. Thankfully, we have the full English translation here courtesy of our very own Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor.

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New Mortal Kombat 11 story trailer reveals Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao as playable characters

Earlier today during Sony's State of Play program, a new trailer was shown for Mortal Kombat 11. Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao were revealed as playable characters.

Notably, we also see Kitana in the trailer. Interestingly enough, the State of Play narrator only confirmed that Jax, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao were newly revealed fighters for Mortal Kombat 11.

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Samurai Shodown comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, Nintendo Switch and PC releases launching later

SNK has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming 2D fighting title, Samurai Shodown. In the showcase, we're given a fresh look at gameplay featuring several of the game's playable characters.

Additionally, a more narrowed down release window for this game was provided. Samurai Shodown launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, on Nintendo Switch in Q4, and PC at a later date.

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Shang Tsung announced as first Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character

NetherRealm Studios has just revealed Shang Tsung as Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character.

A trailer was shown during the C2E2 panel that reveals The Krypt as a playable game mode. It takes place on Shang Tsung's island, and the returning fighter is the host of it.

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Noob Saibot revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

During NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 11 panel at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, the company revealed Noob Saibot as a playable character.

Showing slides during the Fatality creation process, Noob Saibot's artwork was accidentally shown on stream.

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First screenshots of Kid Goku released for Dragon Ball FighterZ

We previously learned that Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be the third character to release as part of Dragon Ball FighterZ's second season of DLC, and now we can get a closer look at the man turned once again into a boy.

Bandai Namco has released the first official set of screenshots of Kid Goku which you can take a look at after the jump.

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Google announces Stadia video game streaming service

During their Game Developer's Conference Keynote, Google announced their new Stadia video game streaming service which can instantly access games through computers or almost any smart device available.

The massive data and development company is completely side-stepping the standard gaming console space by releasing their own powerful streaming service using their powerful data centers all around the world offering 4k resolution, 60 frames per second and low latency experiences.

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Street Fighter 5 is getting new 'Field of Fate' Street Fighter Alpha 2 remade stage on March 26th

Street Fighter 5 is receiving a new stage later this month. This time, fans will be taken on a nostalgia trip with the "Field of Fate" backdrop.

This stage originates from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, but a lot of players remember it as a playable stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2.

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Seto Kaiba of Yu-Gi-Oh! fame joins Jump Force as DLC in May

Bandai Namco has revealed the identity of Jump Force's first DLC character. Seto Kaiba, Yugi's main rival, will become available for purchase in May.

Along with Kaiba, fans can expect to see two more DLC fighters join the battle in the same month. We have yet to learn who these characters will be.

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Tekken World Tour 2019 will feature over $185,000 in prizes plus new tournament categories that can give locals official status and points

The Tekken World Tour will be returning in 2019 with action set to kick off at The Mix Up in Lyon, France on April 20, and now we know what to expect of the new run as far as prizes and tournaments go — with an apparent interest in making smaller / local events part of the official event.

Tekken 7's new pro circuit will span over 25 events this year including two new tournament categories with Master+ exclusively for EVO 2019 and Dojos alongside the previous Master and Challenger events.

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Cassie Cage kicks Kano's crotch so hard he loses his skeleton in new Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer

During today's Kombat Kast, NetherRealm Studios debuted yet another Mortal Kombat 11 trailer. This showcase focused on Kano and Cassie Cage, differing from the Story Mode trailer we saw this morning.

Cassie Cage saw her official reveal earlier today in the story trailer while Kano was previously revealed, but first officially seen in action today. This new trailer brings us even more gameplay for both characters, including a new Fatality for Cassie.

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New Mortal Kombat 11 story trailer released; Cassie Cage, Erron Black and Jacqui Briggs confirmed as playable characters

Ahead of the Kombat Kast scheduled to take place later today, March 6, NetherRealm Studios has released a new story mode trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 revealing more of the game's narrative elements and a number of playable characters.

The new trailer confirms many previously suspected characters as playable with new gameplay / Fatalities shown for Cassie Cage, Erron Black and Jacqui Briggs cementing them as returning fighters from MKX — though there's also a few currently unknown characters appearing in the cutscenes too.

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Johnny Cage revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

Johnny Cage has been revealed for Mortal Kombat 11 by IGN by way of a screen shot on Twitter and character trailer on YouTube.

The big shot Hollywood star has been around since day one of Kombat history, and it's clear in his latest appearance that the years really have been rolling by.

While he may be a bit more gray, he's certainly still got that charismatically pompous attitude that we've all come to know, love, and perhaps be a bit irked by when we're losing.

Cage returns with his trademark green shadow attacks but also brings out some new tricks as we see him toss his sunglasses, and even summon an older (it looks like the MK2 version maybe?) form of himself to help beat foes to a pulp.

We also get to see Johnny's Fatality, which turns out to be hilariously annoying and tailor-made for the character. NetherRealm Studios continue to knock it out of the park with gruesomely entertaining kill moves.

The crew at NRS has a Kombat Kast slated for later today at 1 p.m. PT where they'll most likely showcase their latest reveal with more detail and nuance. Here are some stills from the trailer, which awaits beyond the jump below. As per the usual with MK11 content, NSFW warning for gore and violence.

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Samurai Shodown announced for EVO 2019, new trailer revealed

We just got word via the EVO 2019 lineup reveal live stream that SNK's Samurai Shodown will be one of the nine main titles at the Las Vegas event in August.

This was easily the most surprising reveal of the bunch, and while we don't know the exact release date for the latest entry in the SamSho series, we do know it'll have to be before EVO's kick off date of August 2nd.

Many old franchise favorites return as fighters like Nakaruru, Haohmaru, Earthquake and others show their power and skill as they slice, dice and slam each other around the screen.

Richly colored visuals paired with clever camerawork and not so subtle spurts of blood make for a wonderful presentation of artistic combat.

Opponents clobber each other with multi-hit sequences, but also power up for absolutely devastating blows that lop off insane chunks of life bars.

This announcement came with an all new trailer for the game, which you can view here. We've added the YouTube embed after the jump.

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Nine titles for EVO 2019 revealed, here's the official lineup

Update: All nine titles for this year's EVO have been revealed and you can see them below.

Earlier: If this is anything like years previous, we'll have EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar presenting this information along with Mark "MarkMan" Julio over the course of an hour or so via live stream. At this point we do not know exactly how many games we'll be seeing, but recent editions of the massive fighting game event have seen eight or nine titles total.

We've rounded up our predictions for this evening, complete with explanations for some of our less certain speculations, and you can additionally see what many of our readers think will happen in the comments of that article.

Beyond game reveals, this stream has seen special content announcements before as well. Eliza was revealed for Tekken 7 during this same stream in 2017, and both Yang Xiao Long and Blake Belladonna were announced as free DLC for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle last year.

Cuellar and Julio articulated a few notes about the event that are worth mentioning here. Attendees will be given free water this year, and prices on bottled water will be lower than previous years. Only four games will be played on Sunday so as to avoid running until midnight or later.

You can sign up for the event after 7:30 p.m. PT over at the registration page. Early bird registration is $50, but will go all the way up to $90 come mid-June.

You'll find an embed for the EVO stream below the jump so you can watch right along with us and see which games will make the big stage this year. Here's a graphic showing the logos for all nine titles included:

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Street Fighter 5 DLC for Capcom Pro Tour 2019 revealed — adds new Kage and Sagat costumes, Ring of Justice stage, and more

Capcom has just revealed new DLC for Street Fighter 5. This time we get a look at the yearly Capcom Pro Tour content that fans can purchase to support the tournament series.

The Capcom Pro Tour 2019 DLC adds new costumes for Kage and Sagat, the yet to be revealed Champion's Choice costume, and Ring of Justice stage. This latest batch of DLC will be released tomorrow, February 26th.

Each year has added its own unique stage in honor of the Capcom Pro Tour: Ring of Destiny in 2016, Ring of Pride in 2017, and Ring of Power in 2018. The Ring of Justice comes with a pretty heavy Metro City theme complete with familiar characters from the Final Fight series in the background.

Kage and Sagat will receive fancy new digs, and the Champion's Choice costume will come from the mind of Capcom Cup 2018 winner, RB|Gachikun. We can expect to see this particular outfit revealed and released at a later time. Gachikun plays Rashid in Street Fighter 5, but at this time we don't know if that's the character he will choose for the Champion's Choice costume.

"Since 2016, a portion of the CPT DLC sales has contributed towards the prize pool for Capcom Cup, the final competition on the Capcom Pro Tour," Capcom's latest blog writes. "For the last two years, fan contributions have made a significant difference in prizing. Proceeds from a portion of the CPT 2019 DLC sales will once again go towards Capcom Cup 2019’s prize pool."

The three Capcom Pro Tour 2019 DLC costumes and the Ring of Justice stage can be purchased separately or in a bundle. If you opt to pick up the Capcom Pro Tour Bundle, you will also receive CPT 2019 titles, player profile cards, new colors for all playable characters in previous and current seasons, and 10,000 in-game Fight Money.

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Reggie Fils-Aime retiring as Nintendo of America's president, Doug Bowser named as replacement

It has been announced that Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and chief operating officer, is retiring. His last day will be April 15, 2019.

For 15 years, Fils-Aime worked for Nintendo. In just two years, he became Nintendo of America's president and COO for the remaining 13 years.

"Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said. "It's a part that is filled with gratitude — for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not 'game over' for me, but instead 'leveling up' to more time with my wife, family and friends."

In his place, Doug Bowser has been named as his replacement. Until April, Doug Bowser is Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Bowser has been working under and mentored by Fils-Aime for four years now. In his statement, he is confident in being able to continue his teacher's work.

"It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America," said Bowser in the press release. "And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come."

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