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For Honor’s first new hero this year is a Samurai who fights with a Shikomizue

By Sherif Saed 16 July 2021 13:21 GMT For Honor is getting a new hero in Season 2.The next update in For Honor will introduce a new hero to the game, as promised. On Thursday, Ubisoft revealed their identity for the first time, and sharing more details about them.Watch on YouTubeThe Kyoshin arrive in For Honor on July 22 with title update 2.0, which is essentially a mid-season update for Year 5 Season 2. The Kyoshin – joining the Samurai faction – are mystical warriors who fight with a concealed Shikomizue blade and its scabbard. There’s a bit of supernatural…

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VG247’s Definitely Not a Podcast Video Chat #2 – Cloud gaming, game movies, Kojima’s Xbox game, and more

By Tom Orry 2 July 2021 20:20 GMT As per last week, we are back once again to have a little chat about the week that was in video games. We still don’t have this setup as a “proper” podcast, but a podcast is what this essentially is. Look out for a full podcast launch in the near future, where hopefully the show will have an actual name, plus musical jingles and things to make you think we’re a professional outlet and not a bunch of people in casual clothes broadcasting out of bedrooms.Watch on YouTubeBut, this is not that…

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The King of Fighters 15’s latest trailer shows off Vanessa

By Dom Peppiatt 24 June 2021 11:00 GMT After a short hiatus, there’s another character reveal for The King of Fighters 15 this week, and this time we see the glorious return of Vanessa.The game’s 23rd fighter – the latest reveal in a long line of characters drip-fed to an audience on tenterhooks – Vanessa makes her return to the ring after being a DLC character in King of Fighters 14.The reveal of the character also showed off Team Secret Agent; a new team that also contains Luong. She joins the likes of Chris, Mai, King, Yashiro Nanakase, Yuri Sakazaki, Kyo, Shun’ei, Chizuru Kagura, Iori Yagami, Benimaru, Joe, and Meitenkun in the roster.She…

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Tekken X Street Fighter was ‘30% complete’ before development was halted

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 19:16 GMT According to Tekken boss, Katsuhiro Harada, the long-awaited crossover game Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely dead and was about 30% done before development was halted.The game, the planned follow-up to niche fighting title Street Fighter x Tekken, was announced 11 years ago and was initially supposed to launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but all chat about the game vanished soon after it was announced and Tekken fans have been curious about the title ever since.But thanks to some new comments Harada made on his YouTube series Harada’s Bar, the famously feisty developer…

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Guilty Gear Strive has the most in depth tutorial of any fighting game

By Dorrani Williams 8 June 2021 14:15 GMT There has never been a better time to learn fighting games.I remember playing fighting games with my friends and family when I was younger, and when I say playing I mean spamming buttons as Eddie Gordo in Tekken and praying to God I’d win.I did win a few games back then but 90% of the time I was just a walking punching bag and the same still applies to this day. I suck! But I have a feeling that will all change with Guilty Gear Strive.In the video below I speak about…

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Fighting Game Glossary is an elegant guide to fighting game terminology

There’s now a way for everyone outside the FGC to understand just what the hell fighting game players are talking about.Fighting game players have, over decades, came up with and maintained a growing set of terms that evolved into its own lingo. Overtime, they became just one part of why those games can seem impenetrable to casual players.Watch on YouTubeThis terminology is no different from what you might hear watching any modern sport, but because of fighting games’ status as a relatively niche genre, most people likely don’t use, or understand those terms, even when playing fighting games themselves. It…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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The King of Fighters 15 shows off Chris in latest trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 1 May 2021 20:26 GMT Chris has been announced as the latest character to join The King of Fighters roster.The King of Fighters 15’s roster has expanded with Chris who is part of team Orochi Team.Watch on YouTubeIn charge of vocals for the band CYS, he and his bandmates Shermie and Yashiro is also a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi.Although he has no experience in martial arts, he overwhelms his opponent with attacks that take advantage of his lightness and speed. At first glance, he is a polite and humble boy, but he also…

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Guilty Gear Strive’s next beta coming to PS5 and PS4 in May

We’re getting one more Guilty Gear Strive beta before release.Just a few days after February’s Guilty Gear Strive beta, developer Arc System Works pushed back the game’s release all the way to June. The move was sudden, particularly as the February beta was supposed to be the last chance to play the game ahead of launch.Watch on YouTubeTo compensate for the delay, Arc System Works said it will try to make another beta available ahead of launch. Well, the studio has now confirmed that it’s actually happening.The next Guilty Gear Strive open beta, live May 13-16, will be available on…

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Take a look at Rose in Street Fighter 5 ahead of her launch tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt 18 April 2021 18:42 GMT Capcom has shared a video showing off Rose, Street Fighter’s glamorous and elegant fighter, ahead of her arrival in Street Fighter 5 tomorrow.A video shared by the Japanese developer earlier today shows us a little bit more about how Rose has been tweaked and reworked to fit into the world of Street Fighter 5.If you’re familiar with the Rose from previous games, there may need some re-learning necessary in your future. She can use her tarot abilities and soul power to control her enemies at range, and she can call upon the power…

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The King of Fighters 15 adds Mai Shiranui to the roster with a new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 8 April 2021 10:28 GMT SNK has confirmed another new character for The King of Fighters 15, and this time it’s Mai Shiranui from both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series.Also known as ‘The Alluring Ninja Girl’ (see if you can figure out why), Mai Shiranui is a veteran of SNK’s various fighting titles and has long been something of an idol for certain ‘enthusiastic’ parts of the fanbase.She’s such a popular fighter, in fact, she’s even made her way over to the Dead or Alive series as a DLC character a few times….

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Here’s your first look at Oro and Rival Schools’ Akira in Street Fighter 5

We may not be getting a new rival schools game any time soon, but at least Akira Kazama is making her debut in Street Fighter 5 soon.If you’re a fan of punk-styled, apologetic biker fighters, then you’re in luck; Rival Schools’ Akira has finally been shown off in Capcom’s premier fighting game.We’ve known that Akira is coming to the game for a little while now, but the latest Capcom livestream showed off some gameplay for the character – and she looks great. Check out her first gameplay trailer below.Long-time fans of the series may note that she is rocking a…

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The King of Fighters 15’s latest trailer shows off King

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 17:26 GMT Another character reveal for The King of Fighters 15 has occurred and it’s one of the series’ fan-favorites, King.The latest trailer for The King of Fighters 15 shows off King kicking the heck out of her opponents. You also get to see the carnival stage in the trailer (thanks, Gematsu).King debuted in the original Art of Fighting as the only playable female character before becoming part of The King of Fighters franchise.The character is just the latest to join the line-up. As recently as last week, Yashiro Nanakase was confirmed to be part…

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Capcom will have more Street Fighter 5 news in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 20:44 GMT On the back of the newly launched Season 5, Capcom is getting ready to announce more Street Fighter 5 news in a dedicated show in April.Earlier today, the Japanese publisher and developer announced the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream, which will debut on April 6 at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST.As per the announcement, this livestream will feature updates on the recently-rolled out Season V, and will provide updates on what we can expect from incoming downloadable content characters Rose and Oro, as well as…