Introducing Raiden, and Black Lightning

WB Games and NetherRealms have released a new trailer, introducing the move-set and Ultimate for Raiden, the second new character in the Character Pack 2 DLC for Injustice 2. Alongside the introduction of Raiden is a Premium Skin for the character that transforms him into the DC Comics hero, Black Lightning.

Their moves are about what you’d expect, but the Ultimate is where the magic happens, with this being one of the coolest in the game to this point. Raiden and Black Lightning will join the Injustice 2 roster next month.

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New BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Details

Arc System Works hosted a livestream this morning, detailing their new upcoming BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle title, featuring characters from BlazBlue, RWBY, and the Persona series.

The livestream announced that Persona 4’s Yosuke Hanamura, BlazBlue’s Jin Kisaragi, and Under Night In-Birth’s Linne will all be joining the game’s roster. You can also hit the jump to check out full character stats for much of the already announced roster.

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King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 7 Now Online

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Our continued coverage of SNK’s The King of Fighters: Destiny hits today, as episode 7 of the CG anime series is now online. The new episode sees Terry Bogart trailing Angelina to gather information about Geese Howard.

Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and a list of previous episodes to catch up, if you’re  a bit behind on this surprisingly great anime.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Livestream This Friday

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Arc System Works is hosting a live stream on September 15th, where they’ll be sharing the latest on BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, including revealing a new playable character from the Persona series. We know that Persona 4 protagonist, Yu Narukami, is in the game, so maybe we’ll be getting the protagonist of Persona 5 or even Persona 3?

The live stream will be available for viewing at NicoNico Live and Twitch on September 15th at 8:00pm JST. Atlus shared that we’ll be seeing a new playable Persona character during the live stream, but currently no other hints as to who the character could be have been revealed.

Dragonball Fighter Z Character Trailers

Bandai Namco has released a couple of new character trailers for Dragon Ball Fighter Z, that spotlight Trunks and Piccolo in the highly anticipated fighting game. The beta for the title is expected to have more information, soon, so keep an eye out here for your chance to get in.

You can hit the jump to check out trailers for Piccolo, Goku, and Vegeta, and watch Trunks above.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Pre-Order Costumes Revealed

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Capcom has unveiled the first batch of DLC costumes, available to players who pre-ordered the game. Those costumes are Warrior Thor, Evil Ryu, Gladiator Hulk, and Command Mission X. The game’s release is imminent this month, so if you’re hoping to get your hands on these babies, you might want to get on it.

However, which costumes you get depends on which version of the game you pre-order. The $59.99 standard edition only gets you Evil Ryu, and Warrior Thor. If you want all four? You’ll need to pre-order the $89.99 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Deluxe Edition that includes the game and 2017 Character Pass or $199.99 Collector’s Edition that includes four statues, six LED Infinity Stones, and the Deluxe Edition of the game. Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the costumes.

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King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 6 Introduces Mai

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SNK has released the fifth episode of The King of Fighters: Destiny, and it finally steps out the Bogart family, with the introduction of fan-favorite ninja, Mai. The sixth episode, titled “Queens Team” features Mai Shiranui, King, and Yuri Sakazaki.

Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and catch up on the rest of the series.

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Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters Announced

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Bandai Namco Entertainment has revealed an all-new Kamen Rider game titled Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters that will pit Rider against Rider in an epic action-fighting title. The game is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and is releasing in Japan on December 7th. A livestream of the game on September 9th is set to reveal more information.

In the meantime, hit the jump to check out the reveal trailer, giving us our first quick look at the gorgeous new title.

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Capcom Unveils Limited Edition Street Fighter II Cartridge

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Capcom has announced a partnership with iam8bit, in which they’ll be releasing a special limited edition cartridge re-print of Street Fighter II in honor of the series’ 30th Anniversary. The cartridge will be available in two colors: Opaque Ryu Red, and Translucent Glow-in-the-Dark Blanka Green. The collectible is limited to 5,500 pieces, with 1,000 randomly selected orders being the Blanka Green color variation.

The cartridge will carry the original game code, making it a full re-release of the original game, and is completely playable on NTSC Super Nintendo consoles.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 5 Now Online

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SNK has released the fifth episode of King of Fighters: Destiny, and this time the focus is on series-antagonist, Geese Howard. I’m determined to cover this entire series at this point, because it’s pretty great and I recommend it to fans of the game series.

Hit the jump to watch the fifth episode, and catch up with the rest of the series.

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Introducing Black Manta

Black Manta is the first character to be joining the roster of Injustice 2 from the second fighter pack, and he looks like he’s going to be a great addition. Black Manta is the arch-nemesis of Aquaman, a hero who has been severely lacking the presence of any villains from his own gallery of rogues.

His moveset looks fast and fluid, with his ability to fly and launch projectiles looking especially useful for players. Also, his exit is most certainly the best in the game up to this point.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 4 Now Online

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Our continuing coverage of the pretty great King of Fighters: Destiny F1 animated series continues, as SNK has released the 4th episode of the series, titled “Brother.” The episode sees protagonist, Terry Bogard, reunite with his brother, Andy Bogard.

Hit the jump to watch the new episode, or head here, and here, to check out the previous episodes, with the remainder of the 24-episode season hitting throughout the summer.

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Injustice Fighter Pack 2 Reveals Hellboy

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NetherRealms Studios posted a teaser trailer for Fighter Pack 2 for Injustice 2, now that the first has finally finished rolling out, and it’s quite a surprise. The addition of Black Manta has been known for quite some time, and Raiden is a fun addition, but it’s the inclusion of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy that’s the big surprise here.

Currently, we have no clues as to their movesets, but this is such an incredible surprise that I can’t help but immediately be excited. I guess it’s time to fire Injustice 2 back up. The first new character from Fighter Pack 2 will be available on September 12th.

Dragon Ball FighterZ CollectorZ Edition Unveiled

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Bandai Namco has unveiled the absolutely epic CollectorZ Edition for their highly anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ. The limited edition includes the game, CollectorZ Box, 3 Art Boards, with the first featuring Androids 17 and 18, and the remaining two a mystery. As well as an 18cm Super Saiyan Goku statue, and exclusive Steelbook packaging.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018, with a Closed Beta rumored to begin next month. Hit the jump to check out the official GamesCom trailer for the title.

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Dissidia NT Collector’s Edition and Release Date Revealed

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Square Enix has announced a massive Collector’s Edition, and several Deluxe Editions for the upcoming Team Ninja-developed Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia NT: Final Fantasy. Releasing January 11 in Japan, and January 30 in North America, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will run you $189.99 USD, exclusively from the Square Enix store, and includes the following:

  • 8.25″ tall Warrior of Light bust
  • Official soundtrack with 15 tracks selected from the Dissidia series as well as new music
  • 80-page hardcover artbook
  • Season Pass that gives access to six new playable characters and post-launch DLC
  • SteelBook case unique to the Ultimate Edition
  • Collector’s Box featuring legendary Final Fantasy characters

Pre-ordering the standard version at $59.99 will still get you the “Steelbook Brawler Edition,” which offers one of three randomly selected steelbook cases featuring various characters from the game. There’s also a digital version that comes with a five song soundtrack and Warrior of Light skin, or a deluxe digital version ($84.99) which comes with those two things and the season pass. Hit the jump to get a full look at the cover art, and all the versions of the game.

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