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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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Team Versus Mode revealed for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

A new mode for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has been unveiled. Team Versus Mode will allow you to join forces with friends and duke it out against others.

This game mode will pit teams of up to five players against each other in a heated battle for victory. You can find Team Versus by going from the main menu to Versus, then selecting the option there.

The Team Versus menu allows players to set up the stipulations of the team battle before it begins. This screen shows various options, including the ability to switch the order of a team, vitality regain, retaining V-Gauge, and more.

Capcom Unity has released an official blog with the details, and you can find the full list of options after the jump.

UpUpDownDown put together a video that makes the exclusive announcement and shows off the new mode.

Before each battle begins, there is an intro screen that shows the contenders and information about each character is displayed -- such as which V-Trigger they selected, their team, etc..

Even though characters on each team are selected beforehand, players will be able to choose their V-Triggers at the start of each match, allowing them to switch up their strategy depending on the opponent.

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Iron Tager, Makoto, ν-No.13, and Es join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle adds four new combatants to its playable roster today. Iron Tager, Makoto, v-No.13, and Es all join the fight.

Arc System Works has released introduction trailer #5, which shows all four fighters in action.

The Red Demon, Iron Tager, returns to the fight. BlazBlue's large grappler character is back with his magnetic powers intact, utilizing the powerful slams he is known for.

Makoto Nanaya, the squirrel-type demi-human, also enters the ring. Making her playable debut in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, she joins Cross Tag Battle with her powerful tonfas strikes at the ready.

The Sword of Hades, v-No.13 is a fighter that was among the playable cast of the first BlazBlue title released. Her multi-hitting attacks and ability to summon swords in order to keep the opponent away still look to be key components of her gameplay.

Es hails from XBlaze – Code: Embryo, but joined BlazBlue: Central Fiction as a DLC character. She battles with her giant sword, the Crystalline Sealed Blade: Murakumo -- one of the legendary Legacy Weapons.

Each trailer so far has revealed one fighter from the different series found in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle: BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night In-Birth (no other characters from RWBY have been shown). This time, we get four characters all from BlazBlue.

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Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, X-Men and Fantastic Four characters get better chances of joining Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Disney announced this morning that they will be purchasing 21st Century Fox. After several weeks of reports claiming that the two companies were in talks, the deal has been officially confirmed.

21st Century Fox will be acquired for $52.4 billion, and the transaction includes its film and television studios. In their official statement, Disney makes specific mention of popular entertainment properties such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, among others.

Acquiring FOX enhances Disney's ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options.

Fox's remaining assets include Fox News and Sports. 21st Century Fox will form a new company with these assets that will be spun off to its shareholders.

“The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Disney.

"We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings."

This deal ends over 50 years of media expansion by Fox owner Rupert Murdoch.

So, what does this mean for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite?

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Goku Black, Beerus, and Hit join Dragon Ball FighterZ

The latest V-Jump magazine scans have hit the internet. Goku Black, Beerus, and Hit have been announced as playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Each of these fighters hails from the Dragon Ball Super series. Beerus, the God of Destruction, is known as the second strongest warrior in Universe 7.

An assassin from Universe 6, Hit is a powerful being that is over 1,000-years-old. His Time Skip ability allows him to freeze time for one second (later increasing the amount of time by fighting Goku), which is how he is able to defeat opponents stronger than him.

Goku Black has the ability to reach Super Saiyan Rosé -- which explains the color of his hair. According to him, this form can only be achieved by Saiyans with "proper god status."

Zamasu (Goku Black's support character in Dragon Ball FighterZ) is an immortal being thanks to a wish granted to him. Goku Black and Zamasu are connected by having similar goals in the series.

Each of the V-Jump scans features several screenshots of the three new fighters in action. Also provided are details about how these characters fight, as well as their in-game stats.

To read full English translations of these scans, courtesy of our very own MajinTenshinhan, be sure to hit the jump.

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All Street Fighter 5 Season 3 characters revealed - Sakura, Blanka, Cody, G, Sagat, and Falke

During the Arcade Edition trailer, we saw the reveal of all the Season 3 characters. Sakura was revealed first in her own trailer.

Running alongside her was Blanka. Clearly this is one of Ono's favorite characters. Blanka looks to be relatively the same, though with a little extra hair.

In the case of Cody, he didn't appear in a prison outfit. In fact, he looked as though he's been elected the mayor -- which means he is no longer wearing his handcuffs (he is clearly shown to shed them away).

Sagat is wearing a new pair of pants. We clearly see him performing his classic Tiger Uppercut while fighting against Ryu.

We also saw that there will be a couple of newcomers this season as well. We've been hearing rumors about a president-like fighter. This might be "G" who certainly looks to fit the part. His pose is very similar to the that of Uncle Sam's

The final character that was revealed was someone we've seen before in Ed's story. That shadoloo doll looking girl... Apparently, her name is Falke.

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Sakura revealed for Street Fighter 5 as the first Season 3 character

At Capcom Cup 2017, something awesome was revealed after top 8 had concluded. Yoshinori Ono himself appeared on stage before the announcement was made. The hype levels were building up...

There were hints pointing towards this, and at long last, Sakura was revealed as Street Fighter 5's first Season 3 character.

First appearing in Street Fighter Alpha 2, Ryu’s number one fan returns to the series with a new outlook on life.

Capcom notes that the exuberant youth is done with school, and now jumps into Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition on January 16. In the official canon Sakura worked part-time at an arcade, but wonders what decisions she needs to make in order to be satisfied with her future.

Her stage for Street Fighter Alpha 2 — Kasugano Residence — is also featured, along with a remix of her classic theme song. She showcased multiple moves in the trailer, like her Dragon Punch, Sakura Otoshi and Arcing Hurricane Kick moves. Her V-Trigger II, Sakura Senpu, appears to buff her special moves.

Since leaving school, Sakura is wearing a headset microphone, which is likely tied to her new job. Arcade workers in Japan need to communicate with each other, in case something needs checking up on. Also, her uniform looks like that of a standard arcade worker as well.

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Capcom Cup 2017 results ft. Punk, Tokido, Yukadon, Haitani, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The whole year has been leading up to this, and the event is finally upon us.

Capcom Cup 2017 is taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California, and it's stacked through the roof with all kinds of hype. The winner of Street Fighter 5 gets over $120,000 in prize money, so everyone is hungering for a taste of that action.

The event will kick off with the Last Chance Qualifier to grab the final Capcom Cup qualification spot, and we'll also be seeing the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Battle for the Stones finals at this event.

The players partaking in Capcom Cup will be PG|Punk, FOX|Tokido, YouDeal|Yukadon, GRPT|Haitani, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Dogura, GRPT|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, RZR|Xian, RB|Bonchan, GFuel|Verloren, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Justin Wong, ZW|OilKing, Gachikun, CYG|Daigo, F3|Brolynho, CO|Go1, CYG|Snake Eyez, Ponos|Moke, BX3|Phenom, Mago, Rise|Smug, Rise|MenaRD, NASR|Big Bird, FOX|Momochi, RB|Luffy, Allegiance|801 Strider, Scarz|Sako, AAG|DidimoKOF, EG|Ricki Ortiz and the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.

As for Battle for the Stones, your player roster consists of EG|NYChrisG, FOX|Justin Wong, SPY|Filipino Champ, KaneBlueRiver, SPY|RyanLV, Flocker, Viscant, FORT|Cloud805, Rise|Richard Nguyen, GGP|Kazunoko, Alioune, Sacktap, Teemo, Brian Kasugano, F2G|Moise and Stealth.

Streaming for the event will be done at Capcom Fighters, Capcom Fighters 2 and Battle for the Stones.

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New Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition footage from Capcom Cup 2017

Updated 1:24 p.m. PDT, Fri December 8, 2017: More new V-Trigger and move videos for Abigail, R. Mika, M. Bison, Alex, Necalli, and Zangief added.

Earlier: Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is bringing with it a slew of new techniques. Each character is getting a second V-Trigger, while some characters are also getting new special moves.

The update is currently playable at Capcom Cup 2017, and our man on the scene John "Velociraptor" Guerrero is gathering footage for us to share.

To start the weekend out, we have footage of Necalli's new "Clouded Mirror" attack. This move can be used while V-Trigger 1 is active.

When hitting HP + HK during V-Trigger, Necalli will perform a jumping ground pound. The range can be changed by holding a direction, and the move does not hit overhead.

We also have our first look at Juri's V-Trigger 2. After hitting the opponent with her Trigger attack, Juri drains their meter -- as long as she is grounded.

Cammy's V-Trigger 2 gives her access to a flip kick attack that travels up-forward. It hits as an overhead.

FANG's V-Trigger 2 sees him roll up his sleeves and powers up his poison attacks. In the video, we see his poison shots get larger and hit two times each.

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Soul Calibur 6 announced

Big news this evening as Bandai Namco announced Soul Calibur 6 during the 2017 Video Game Awards.

This is our very first glimpse at the new addition to the franchise that started back in 1998, and will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC some time in 2018.

Soul Calibur 5 dropped back in 2012, making it five years since the last franchise installment.

Thus far we only get to see two combatants (Mitsurugi and Sophitia) duke it out, but the game's graphics and visuals are already taking us right to the edges of our seats.

Both characters look like their young selves, and this is definitely reflected in Mitsurugi's official artwork, which you can find below. By first appearances, this seems like a step back in the series' timeline, as Mitsurugi was older in Soul Calibur 5.

The official description from Bandai Namco notes that competitors can "get ready for the triumphant return of 3D weapons-based fighting." Here are a few stills to get you started.

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Brand new second V-Trigger images revealed for all Street Fighter 5 characters

New images and descriptions of the all new second V-Triggers for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition have been released by Capcom.

We'll be seeing these V-Triggers in full effect come tomorrow at the first leg of Capcom Cup 2017, but we're getting a special sneak peak right now.

Some of these seem to play to characters' strengths, while others may build toward making up for specific weaknesses or holes in gameplay.

Though we haven't seen these new moves in action yet, nor have we seen the other gameplay changes that will come with Arcade Edition, it's already more than apparent that Street Fighter 5 will be changing in major ways come 2018.

Here's a gallery showing images of all 28 current characters in SF5, and you'll find descriptions/names for each new Trigger after the jump below.

After you look through these, let us know what you think of the new ideas. Are the incredibly strong V-Triggers (like Balrog's or Necalli's) at risk of being replaced, at least in certain match ups?

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Adult Gohan gets official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer

Bandai Namco continues to roll out gameplay trailers for their most recently revealed Dragon Ball FighterZ characters. Today, we get a look at Gohan (Adult) in action.

We see several of Gohan's special and super moves in the trailer, including a rapid kick attack and his Kamehameha.

Gohan (Adult) is the second version of Gohan to enter Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character. With the initial announcement of the game, we saw Teen Gohan (from the Cell Saga) revealed, and the two are expected to occupy two different character slots.

Last time, we saw a gameplay trailer for Kid Buu. The small combatant packs a punch in Dragon Ball FighterZ, with abilities that include raining energy blasts down from the sky and turning his opponents into candy.

In case you missed it, we also have Gotenks' official gameplay trailer. With the release of Gohan's video this morning, all three of the most recently revealed fighters have been properly showcased.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will become available on January 26th, 2018. We'll be seeing it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Super Smash Bros. 4's greatest champion might be the most dominant overall fighting game player in the world

The very first Super Smash Bros. 4 tournament took place on June 10, 2014, during E3 at the NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles, California. This somewhat wacky event was hosted by Nintendo themselves, and invited 16 of the franchise's best players to compete before the game had even released.

Though the tournament didn't necessarily follow the format that most Smash players are used to, it may have been the most important competition in the history of Super Smash Bros. 4. The event's winner, Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios, has stated before that had he not won that day, he would have quit Smash as a whole.

ZeRo is not single-handedly responsible for the evolution of Smash 4's competitive scene, however, the magnitude of his impact is undeniable. We certainly would not have seen anyone replicate the run that he has been able to create over the last few years.

As of right now, Barrios is the only player that has earned over $100,000 by playing Super Smash Bros. 4 -- which is nearly double that of the second highest earning player. This in a scene that does not have a "pro tour" directly supported by the creator company, like other fighting game scenes.

His 56-tournament win streak for the game is a feat that has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, and he has won nearly every tournament, major or otherwise, in the years of 2014 and 2015.

ZeRo's story is quite a fascinating one. Like many others, it has humble beginnings.

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Kid Buu official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer

Bandai Namco has released their latest Dragon Ball FighterZ character trailer. Today, we get to see Kid Buu in action.

The footage shows several of his attacks, including what appears to be a level 3 super. We see him transform his opponent into candy and eat them, rain energy blasts down from the sky, attack with stretchy limbs, and more.

Kid Buu is the second version of Majin Buu to enter Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character. With the initial announcement of the game, we saw fat Buu revealed, and the two are expected to occupy two different character slots.

Gohan will follow suit, with his teen version and adult version on the roster. Adult Gohan was announced alongside Kid Buu, but we have yet to see an official trailer for him.

Previously, Bandai Namco released the gameplay trailer for Gotenks. The powerful fighter starts off with the classic Fusion dance, and has trademark special moves such as his Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set for release on January 26th, 2018. We'll be seeing it on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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NuckleDu confirmed not to attend Capcom Cup 2017, Ricki Ortiz to take his place

We heard yesterday that the defending Capcom Cup champion likely would not be participating in this year's event, and that has been solidified by Capcom today.

Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang has dropped out of the tournament just under two weeks before it's to take place for reasons unknown at this point in time.

Under the "Rules of Succession" portion of the Pro Tour rules page, we find the following: "In the event the defending Grand Champion declines his automatic qualification, the automatic qualification shall be passed to the runner-up of the prior year’s Capcom Cup."

That means that last year's runner up, EG|Ricki Ortiz, will be filling in for Du in Anaheim this December 8-10.

Ortiz was not qualified for the final 32-player bracket this year, as she did not see the same success rate that she did back in 2016. She is currently ranked 84th on the global Pro Tour leaderboards, and has participated in nine events this year.

Capcom Fighters confirmed all of this via Twitter today, and you can see the full tweet by clicking the thumbnail here:

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Venom, Black Widow, and Winter Solider join Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on December 5th

Capcom has released the latest trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Venom, Black Widow, and Winter Solider -- the remaining three DLC characters for this year -- are shown in action for the first time.

In Marvel Infinite, Winter Soldier excels at ground combat. He has access to a Metallic Shield move that allows him to ignore hits, uses tricky bombs, and various guns to take on opponents.

Black Widow’s gauntlets can fire off different projectiles that range from a sticky bomb to one that emits a nerve gas, which crumples the opponent. With the unique ability to perform evasive maneuvers, catching Black Widow will not be easy.

Last seen in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Venom returns with an aggressive playstyle that is further amplified in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. He retains several of his moves from his previous iteration, and has a new movement option in Venom Glide -- a web zip of sorts, which can be aimed in six different directions, enabling him to keep the pressure going in his favor.

All three characters will see an official release on December 5th.

The 2017 character pass contains all six of the game's DLC characters, including Venom, Winter Solider, and Black Widow. This pass will run you $29.99, or you can purchase each character individually for $7.99.

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Gotenks official Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay trailer released

Bandai Namco has released their latest Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer. This time, we get to see recently revealed character Gotenks in action.

The trailer starts out by showing Goten and Trunks performing their classic Fusion dance. We see three quick shots after that show regular Gotenks, Super Saiyan 1, and Super Saiyan 3 -- which is the form the character stays at when played.

There are numerous attacks showcased here, including Gotenks' signature Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack. He expels numerous ghosts that seem to track the opponent and explode on impact.

We also see his Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball attack, which appears to be a cinematic level 3 super. Gotenks captures the opponent in cosmic halos, traps them in a cocoon, and bounces them around the stage like a volleyball.

When Gotenks was initially revealed, we also saw Adult Gohan and Kid Buu. We have yet to see trailers for the other two fighters.

Dragpn Ball FighterZ is set for release on January 26th, 2018.

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