Month: March 2021

King’s next in The King of Fighters XV #kof15 #kofXV #snk

Like all of the Art of Fighting characters to appear in King of Fighters, King’s history is largely unchanged, but continues in an alternate continuity (Art of Fighting appears to take place in 1978-1979).

During the series, King acts as the consistent member of the reoccurring Womens’ Team. She also opens up her own bar in England (and later South Town), the “Illusion”, and hires two waitresses named Sally and Elizabeth to assist her. She generally acquiesces to her teammates’ whims as she wants to participate to make Jan proud. She agrees to join the Art of Fighting team in The King of Fighters 2000 when Yuri begs her to be her replacement. When Robert doubts her credibility, King is able to prove her worth in an extensive kicking contest. The series also emphasized her possible infatuation with Ryo, which is heavily hinted at in 2000 and The King of Fighters XI. Although she suggested other candidates for her position, King enters the KOF XIII tournament since she doesn’t want to lose to the other teams.

Personality

King is a kind, trustworthy, and violent woman. She is unquestionably loyal to her friends, but relentlessly unforgiving towards her enemies. Although King is very passionate, she rarely shows a sensitive side to her friends (and when she does, things just seem to go wrong). She often dresses in masculine and androgynous clothing, mainly a purple tuxedo. Over time, she has also shown a feminine dress sense more and more often. For her KOF XIII team story, she expresses a desire to a wear a dress for her teams’ victory party. She has a great affinity for fine wine. She also tends to obsess over money so she can pay Jean’s medical bills. King seems to be quite attracted to Ryo Sakazaki (they even have special starting poses to imply this).

King acts quite masculine, and shows a feminine side as well every now and then.

King | SNK Wiki | Fandom

The King of Fighters XV – Gematsu

King announced for King of Fighters 15 in newest gameplay trailer

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash announced for #nintendoswitch #arika

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash is available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan. It is a free download, with add-ons priced at 2,800円. It will appear in North America and Europe on April 15, 2021 and be free with a $24.99 add-on.

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash is a separate title from Fighting EX Layer. Gougis and dashes have been replaced by new systems such as EX-Dash, EX-Arrow, and EX-Illusion; some characters have been adjusted; and some moves have been revised.

The free base download includes Arcade Mode and local offline multiplayer with four characters. By purchasing the 2,800 yen “Full Pack,” you will gain access to Training Mode, online ranked and casual matches, and an additional 14 characters for a total of 18 playable characters (plus all color options). A future update will add an online spectate mode.

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash is an ambitious title that reconsiders the theories and values of fighting games. This is a separate title in the Fighting EX Layer series not bound by traditional skills and systems.

What is the fate of the fighters inhibited by new power? The game features an EX System with accelerated new values.

The second chapter of Fighting EX Layer begins!

Let the battle begin!

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash announced for April release in free and paid versions with hits to the graphics to get it running on Nintendo Switch

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash now available in Japan, due out in April in the west – Gematsu

Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Will Appear Outside Japan in April

All early access content for #guiltygearstrive and the Ultimate Edition

Don’t forget the Ultimate Edition with:

Ultimate Edition

Release date: June 8, 2021
Ultimate Edition will be THE version for diehard Guilty Gear fans and will feature the following;

・Guilty Gear™ -Strive- (GGST) Main Game
GGST Season Pass 1
・GGST Digital Soundtrack and Artworks
・GGST Ultimate Edition Special Colors that adds 5 colors for each character
・GGST Special Colors for Sol and Ky (Early Purchase Bonus)

2D fighting game Melty Blood Type Lumina for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch .. #meltyblood with a teaser trailer now.

BananaShiki, local Utage kinnie sur Twitter : “Melty Blood Type Lumina https://t.co/9Vu4osGeAE” / Twitter

Melty Blood Type Lumina announced for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch – Gematsu

COMING SOON this link is the website COMING SOON

Nothing special said about the game yet, four fighters will be available:

  • Shiki Tohno
  • Arcueid Brunestud
  • Akiha Tohno
  • Ciel

Yashiro Nanakase for #kof15 #kofXV revealed

Story

Orochi Saga

The true origins of the Orochi fighter known as Yashiro are shrouded in mystery. At one point, he formed a music band with Chris and Shermie called “CYS” (based on the first letter of the name of each member), with him playing the guitar. They were preparing to perform when the club they were scheduled at canceled them in favor of a jazz band featuring Iori Yagami. Upset at their loss and angered by “the man with red hair”, Yashiro and his band steal the invitations from the American Sports Team (Heavy D!, Lucky Glauber, and Brian Battler) and enter the KOF ’97 tournament in order to get their revenge against Iori.

During the tournament’s duration, the Orochi blood within Yashiro awakens as he and his friends remember their duties as three of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi and work to resurrect their lord by gathering the fighters’ own energy. Near the end of the tournament, both Yashiro and Shermie commit suicide in order to transfer their remaining energy into Chris and because of this, Orochi is able to return to the world while using Chris’ body as the host, but Orochi itself is re-sealed again by the Three Sacred Treasures: Kyo, Iori, and Chizuru.

XIV Arc

Verse‘s defeat at the end of The King of Fighters XIV had released numerous souls and has caused many who have perished throughout the series to be brought back to life. Yashiro is apparently one of them who has been revived, along with his comrades Shermie and Chris. This further evident in Shermie’s ending in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, then eventually his proper return the fifteenth KOF tournament

Personality

While living his normal life, Yashiro has a very ‘cool’ personality. Even so, he shows a part of his Heavenly King persona while composing his songs, which often has themes like death and blood.

Due to being upstaged in one of their gigs during the events of The King of Fighters ’97 by Iori, he has developed a deep hatred and grudge over him. This, on top of the fact that Iori’s a natural enemy of his, which he either does not know nor care about.

Powers

  • Super Speed – He can deliver punches at high speed.

Fighting Style

Yashiro’s fighting style is focused on offensive power. He is an all around fighter that balances out his great striking power with amazing speed and swift technique. His punches are extremely powerful and straight-forward, contrasting with his acrobatic kicks that sometimes resemble Capoeira.

New #Tekken7 fighter appears (launch trailer / pictures / infos)

Tekken 7 DLC character Lidia Sobieska launches March 23 – Gematsu

Tekken 7’s Polish prime minister, Lidia Sobieska, kicks ass in her new trailer

Lidia Sobieska’s Tekken 7 gameplay revealed in latest trailer

Tekken 7 Season 4 downloadable content character Lidia Sobieska, the previously teased new character from Poland, will launch on March 23 alongside the “Island Paradise” stage, Bandai Namco announced.

It appears that Lidia Sobieska’s default appearance has her appearing dressed in casual fighting attire. Despite being seen wearing business clothes in the sneak peek, Lidia doesn’t normally fight like this.

A scar can be seen on Lidia’s left eye. It’s unknown how she got this scar, but it potentially has something to do with Mishima Zaibatsu as members of the Mishima family are shown to be prominent opponents in her trailer.

The Island Paradise stage will also be releasing on March 23, 2021. We can get a quick look at this stage during the reveal trailer.

The Season 4 Pass can be acquired for $14.99. Players will gain access to Kunmitisu and Lidia as playable characters, as well as the Vermillion Gates and Island Paradise stages.

Sony has acquired the Evolution Championship Series

Sony buys Evo fighting games tournament, schedules Evo Online 2021 – Polygon

Evo was just picked up by Sony Interactive Entertainment and RTS

PlayStation Buys Evo Fighting Game Championship Series, Announces 2021 Event Dates, Nintendo Comments – IGN

SIE Blog – English – The latest in news and updates from Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series

Sony’s statement said the Cannons will “ensure that Evo remains a one-of-a-kind, grassroots competitive platform for fighting game players and fans around the globe.” None of the parties to the deal revealed the cost of the acquisition, and Sony and Endeavor are likewise silent on their stakes and ownership split in the RTS venture.

Evo Online will take place Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 13-15 as an open format tournament, offering free entry to players in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The tournament lineup features Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear Strive, which launches in June.

“We want to reaffirm that harassment or abuse of any kind has no place within Evo or any of our future events, and we’re taking every precaution to make sure members of our community will always be treated with the respect, dignity, and decency you deserve,” reads the letter.

Also very important to note. @EVO is still open to all platforms. The teams at PlayStation and RTS are enabling us to continue working with our community to support fighting games. https://t.co/NKMQUSvkfj— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) March 18, 2021

24 years later, under a tree, was waiting Samurai Shodown 64 as a prototype cart for the Hyper Neo Geo 64

Interesting story.

The Hyper Neo Geo 64 is an arcade system created by SNK, and released in September 1997, as the successor of the Neo Geo MVS, within the Neo Geo family.

It is the first and only SNK hardware set capable of rendering in 3D, and was meant to replace SNK’s older MVS system on the market. Company executives planned for the project to bring SNK into the new era of 3D gaming that had arisen during the mid-1990s, and had planned for a corresponding home system to replace the aging and expensive AES home console.

Although details regarding the planned home system are sparse, it is believed that like the AES console, much of the hardware from the Neo Geo 64 arcade platform would also have been present in the home system, meaning gameplay would be identical or nearly identical whether a given game was played at home or in the arcade. It is unknown what media the home system would have used.

However it never managed to match the huge success of the MVS, and reached its end of life in 1999. Only seven games were produced for the arcade variation of the system, none of which proved particularly popular, and the project was discontinued. The proposed home system never got beyond initial planning stages and only one of the arcade games, Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition, has been ported to home systems.

Samurai Shodown 64, known as Samurai Spirits (SAMURAI SPIRITS ~侍魂~, Samurai Supirittsu) in Japan, is a 3Dfighting game produced by SNK for its Hyper Neo-Geo 64 system. It was SNK’s first 3D fighting game. After having released four Samurai Shodown games on the Neo-Geo, SNK announced that they would be producing a new arcade hardware platform, this one 64-bit and with extensive 3D capabilities. Although it was never ported to home consoles, it was followed by a second 3D installment titled Samurai Shodown 64: Warriors Rage. 64: Warriors Rage was not released outside of Japan.

Team Fatal Fury is now complete with Terry Bogard trailer #KOF15 #KOFXV

Terry Bogard announced for The King of Fighters 15 as the final member of Team Fatal Fury

Terry Bogard | SNK Wiki | Fandom

The King of Fighters series reuses the Fatal Fury storyline wherein he receives an invitation to enter a new team fighting tournament called The King of Fighters ’94. Since then, Terry has been in many installments as team captain of Team Fatal Fury. Though the team’s roster has changed through the years, Terry, as well as his fellow fighter from Fatal Fury series, Kim Kaphwan has always been present, whereas both Terry and Kim only team-up during KOF XI. He also has a rivalry with Ryo which is mostly exclusive to this series. His reasons for joining each tournament in the early entries tends to center on Terry’s concerns with Geese’s possible involvement. His possible death was played on during The King of Fighters ’99 where he stayed behind in the collapsing NESTS’s base. He didn’t contact with any of his friends or loved ones until a year later. In his time of absence, Terry tracked down NESTS’s men who were targeting Mary. He decides to help her out in her job by teaming up with her in the 2000 and 2001 tournaments. He organizes his teams with various members in the following years, being the one to ask Tizoc in 2003 and Duck King into the team for KOF XI. To catch up and to reunite the legendary trio of Southtown, he joins up with his brother and Joe once more in KOF XIII. Before their meeting, he had to endure a long journey back to the city and fell asleep at the station. He calls up Mary to give him a ride to Paopao Cafe, and he cheerfully arrives over 30 minutes late. His tardiness and usual attitude for any tournament upsets Joe, who knows that he and Andy have their own responsibilities besides the tournament. Although Terry doesn’t understand why his friend is upset, he has a sparring match with him in Paopao Cafe. Knowing that his fan, Alice, and Geese will be participating the new tournament, Terry joins to oversee her progress along with taking his usual vigilance regarding Geese.

Personality

Terry Bogard is an incredibly charismatic, cheerful and friendly man with everyone around him. He bears no ill will towards anyone other than the truly malicious and outright irredeemable, including foes the likes of Geese Howard, the killer of his adoptive father, and the psychopathic Ryuji Yamazaki.

His relationship with Andy is that of respect, recognizing his younger brother as his fiercest rival despite Terry himself being the better fighter of the two. He feels a sense of kinship with Blue Mary for her loss, and the two developed a long time relationship. He treats Rock as his son as he teasingly calls him “Rookie”, but allows him to choose his own path in life. Terry is also well-informed of what goes on in the streets.