Capcom and Japanese toy maker Takara-Tomy recently revealed a cool SF crossover that brings Ryu and Ken into the world of Buttobuster with their own custom remote-controlled mech suits to do battle on a new stage.
While the name may sound pretty funny in English, Buttobuster appears to be a neat modern take on the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots that I definitely would have asked my parents for growing up.
Two players hold a controller in each hand similarly to the Wii’s Wiimote + Nunchuck setup to punch and move the mechs until one pilot is ejected and sent flying out the top — in this case Ryu and Ken.
The robot designs are based on the iconic Shotos’ gi color schemes with Ryu’s robo-fists stamped with his signature martial arts gloves while both of their arms feature the Street Fighter 5 logo.
Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima release date will be June 29, 2021.
His new stage is the Mishima Dojo (which belongs to Heihachi), which has closed ceilings and walls that can be broken with strong attacks. Once everything is broken, it’s less safe, Sakurai says. The walls will rebuild themselves over time though, and Heihachi is present in the background and will react to KOs (similar to the King of Fighters arena). Oh, and there’s an Easter egg on the ground! Hilariously, Sakurai demonstrated Kazuya in a gauntlet featuring all of the fighters the character threw off the ledge in the cinematic intro.
On June 29, the vengeful Kazuya Mishima from the Tekken fighting game series joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system as part of the “Challenger Pack 10” downloadable content, which also includes a new stage and a selection of music tracks from the decades-spanning Tekken franchise. In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. series director provided a deep dive into the new fighter’s move set, as well as a detailed look at the new Mishima Dojo stage.
Challenger Pack 10 is part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate “Fighters Pass Vol. 2,” which can be purchased for $29.99 and also includes Min Min from the ARMS game, Steve & Alex from Minecraft, Sephiroth from the Finl Fantasy series, Pyra / Mythra from the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 game, and one yet-to-be-announced fighter that will release later this year. “Challenger Pack 10” can also be purchased separately for $5.99.
Debuting more than 25 years ago in the original Tekken game, Kazuya Mishima is one of the most recognizable faces in the storied fighting game series. Kazuya moves from the arenas of Tekken, where players must understand the space between characters and focus on where to hit their opponents in a 3D plane, to the battlefields of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where players must attack their foes through 2D heights and distances. Because of this change in gameplay dimensions, Kazuya shows off a special skill set in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when compared to his Tekken roots.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kazuya’s main attacks are similar to his fighting moves in Tekken, but to give him the midair jumps, smash attacks and special moves that the Super Smash Bros. series is known for, his Devil’s Power is put to use. In later games in the Tekken series, Kazuya can transform into a powerful winged demon. Players will notice Kazuya activating this Devil’s Power for various jumps, smash attacks and special moves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
The new stage that players will receive in “Challenger Pack 10,” “Mishima Dojo,” is the dojo of the Mishima family—specifically Kazuya’s father Heihachi. The dojo is closed off in all directions, but its walls and ceiling can be broken with strong attacks, turning the stage into dangerous terrain. With no floating platforms, the Mishima Dojo stage is more grounded than many other stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, requiring new strategies when battling on it.
After downloading “Challenger Pack 10,” players will also receive 39 music tracks from the Tekken series, containing a mix of songs from earlier and more recent games in the franchise.
New Mii Fighter Costumes
Additionally, launching alongside Kazuya Mishima are new paid Mii Fighter costumes, including Shantae (Shantae), Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia), Dante (Devil May Cry), and Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim).
In respective order, the costumes will represent Lloyd (swordfighter), the Dragonborn (swordfighter), Dante (swordfighter), and Shantae (brawler). Sakurai says they named the character Dragonborn “because it’s the English translation of Dovahkiin, which is “dragon child” in the dragon language of the original game.” As for Shantae, she’ll come with one song in the “other” section of the soundtrack: Burning Town, from Half-Genie Hero (the first stage).
Min Min amiibo For those looking to arm themselves with even more Super Smash Bros. fun, a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo is on its way! Min Min, the fighting noodle girl from ARMS, will be available for purchase at select retailers in 2022.
While the June 28, 2021 Super Smash Bros Ultimate presentation offered details about Kazuya, it also hinted at the future. Namely, it offered a few details about the last SSBU DLC character. Challenger Pack 11 will be announced in 2021 and it will mark the end. Director Masahiro Sakurai also commented on the longevity of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS leading into SSBU.
As for the characters themselves, several are members of the Hashira, the highest group in the Demon Slayer Corporation. Each Hashira practices a different Breathing Style, which help them during combat situations. Three of the playable Hashira in Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles will be Giyu Tomioka, Shinobu Kocho, and Kyojuro Rengoku. These characters make use of the Water, Insect, and Flame Breathing techniques, although there are many more Breathing Techniques in the Demon Slayer series.
Tanjiro will also utilize his Breathing Technique skills in the game, which may be the inspiration for unique character moves. Although other Demon Slayers draw Breathing Techniques from certain elements, Tanjiro’s is simply called “Hinokami Kagura.” Those familiar with the manga/anime will know that this is an incredibly powerful technique, although it will probably be balanced with others in The Hinokami Chronicles for the sake of gameplay.
This is now the second official trailer from Sega looking at the Demon Slayer fighting game. Earlier in June 2021, the company shared a story trailer when it revealed the English release date.
One of the Eternals—they who stand astride the skies and across the path of any would-be calamity. Seox’s power is unrivaled, for he bears the mark of destiny. His emotional instability is just part of his mask—his love is hidden deeper. He seeks to reach beyond the sky, where the one he holds dear travels.
As shown in the trailer, Seox is a very speedy character who uses his overwhelming agility to overpower his foes. As a member of the Eternals, much like Anre, he is seen as the absolute champion of his particular weapon, being a melee fighter with claws attached to his hands.
She is a normal housewife who discreetly serves as a mercenary agent. Working under the orders of commander Ling, Vanessa and fellow agent Seth are commissioned with the job of joining the King of Fighters tournament, held by Ling himself. They are to follow the footsteps of the NESTS cartel, which Ling and his agency persecuted. The two agents part from one another with Vanessa recruiting prime suspects, K’ and Maxima, as her teammates. She also scouts the talents of Mexican wrestler Ramon to complete their team. Her objective from then on is to observe the activities of the NESTS defectors based on Ling’s orders.
She becomes a free agent after Ling’s defeat — who was impersonated by Zero — often teaming up with Ramon and Seth. In The King of Fighters XI, she reveals herself to be an old acquaintance of Blue Mary‘s past lover, Butch. Together with her and Ramon, Vanessa enters the tournament under orders to receive information concerning the broken Orochi seal and the mysterious members of Those from the Past.
Vanessa is a woman who enjoys the flavor of life and good jaunts to the bar for a drink. It’s not known how she is able to keep her job a secret from family but she still seems to treasure them.
Although often teasing in return, she will sometimes discourage Ramon’s flirtations as she is married.
She’s part of Team Secret Agent with Blue Mary and Luong
Here are the others fighters from The King of Fighters XV so far:
Melty Blood: Type Lumina will retail digitally at $50 for the standard edition. A $70 Deluxe Edition will include a digital guidebook to the series, along with a music player loaded with tracks selected from the entire Melty Blood franchise. Melty Blood: Type Lumina, will leap back into the ring as soon as September 30, arriving on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and has also been newly confirmed for PC (via Steam).
At five years of age, Kazuya finds out his mother died at the hands of his father and attempts to get revenge against him. However, Kazuya is defeated almost immediately and gets thrown off a cliff by his father, who claims that his son is weak and would have to survive and climb back up if he was to be his true son as well as his successor. Kazuya barely survives the fall, but is able to climb back up the cliff due to his Devil Gene activating and causing his devil powers to awaken. In the non-canon Tekken: The Motion Picture, this was explained as Kazuya, on the brink of death, making a deal with with the Devil in order to survive to solely murder his father. In the NTSC-U/C (North American) manual of Tekken 2, it was also said that “there is a rumor that Kazuya has made a deal with the Devil,” but in canon sources this has never been directly said to have happened. It seems that as the series has progressed, the canon explanation for his devil powers has instead become that his near-death experience simply caused his latent powers granted to him by the Devil Gene to activate. It is revealed that Kazuya was born with devil’s power through his mother.
After climbing back up the cliff, Kazuya was raised by Heihachi. This is evidenced by Kazuya’s profile in the first Tekken, which states that, since his father is a rich businessman, he doesn’t need to worry about money, which seems to suggest that Kazuya remained a part of Heihachi’s household. It is also stated that Kazuya and his adoptive brother Lee Chaolan were raised from childhood as rivals, and that Heihachi adopted Lee because he was a skilled scrapper living on his own in the street, meaning Lee would have to be older than 4 years old when he was adopted. This means Kazuya was raised by Heihachi even after he was thrown off the cliff, since he and Lee were raised together. Before the events of the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, Kazuya participated in martial arts tournaments or unofficial fights around the world. In one of these fights Paul Phoenix fought him to a draw. When the first King of Iron Fist Tournament was announced, the 26 year old Kazuya took the opportunity to get back at his father, setting the stage for the first game.
For centuries, human technology and culture ruled the surface, yet the deeper secrets of the Earth lay hidden from our eyes. Until one day, the discovery of a new form of energy called forth the ancient terrors unknown to mankind. Thus began the rise of monsters around the world. Their battle against us and their own kind, raged throughout the world, leaving only destruction in their wake.
Unleash Chaos and go on a rampage with up to 4 players, against friends or family, but only ONE can be KING. Play as giant monsters or heroes, and discover the secrets of their origin. Featuring familiar cities and exotic landscapes around the world, no place is safe from the coming havoc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment released the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia in August 2018. The game launched in Japan for PlayStation 4 in August 2018.
Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game:
is a high-speed four vs. four multiplayer title that encourages cooperative play through the use of character-specific roles. Characters are split up into four roles: Attack, Ranged, Defense, and Heal. Teams that utilize these four types of characters will be formidable opponents on the battlefield.
Leonardo, nicknamed Leo, is a fictional superhero and one of the four main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and related media.
He is often depicted wearing a blue bandanna. His signature weapons are two Ninjatos, commonly confused as Katanas. Leonardo is the eldest brother and the leader of the group. He is the most skilled, the most serious, the most spiritual, the most disciplined and the most in-line with Splinter’s teachings and thoughts. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Italian Renaissance artist, in this case Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci is widely considered the most diversely skilled individual of the Renaissance period, and as such Leonardo is also considered the most diversely skilled ninja turtle. In the Miragecomics, all the turtles wore red masks, but for the creators to tell them apart, he was written and redrawn to have an ocean-blue mask.
Raphael, nicknamed Raph, is a fictional superhero and one of the four main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media; generally depicted as the second oldest/mid-middle-child of the turtle brothers, but has once been portrayed as the eldest.
He is usually depicted wearing a red eye mask; in this regard he is the only turtle to retain the color in all media, whereas the others each received a different color. Raphael wields twin sai, the points of which are usually sharpened, as his primary weapon. Raphael is most famous for his temperamental personality, being short-tempered, aggressive, sullen, maddened, and rebellious. He is portrayed in most interaction as speaking with a Brooklyn accent. It may be a coincidence, but the fact that he has a bad and fiery attitude and temper and the fact that his mask is still red may be linked, since the color red is typically associated with anger.
The origin of Raphael’s anger is not always fully explored, but in some incarnations appears to stem partly from the realization that they are the only creatures of their kind and ultimately alone. He also has a somewhat rival relationship with his only older brother Leonardo because he is seen as the group’s leader. Raphael also gives his younger and youngest brother Michelangelo a hard time because of Michelangelo’s fiery optimism. He is the second eldest of the turtles, and second-in-command. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Renaissance artist; in this case, he is named after the 16th-century Italian painter Raphael. In 2011, Raphael placed 23rd on IGN‘s Top 100 Comic Book Heroes, a list that did not feature any of his brothers. He is the only Teenage Turtle brother whose name does not end in the letter “O”.
Donatello, nicknamed Don or Donnie, is a fictional superhero and one of the four main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. He is co-creator Peter Laird‘s favorite Turtle. In the Mirage comics, all four of the Turtles wear red masks. In the animated cartoons, he dons a purple mask. The creators gave all four turtles different mask colors, in order to tell them apart.
He is usually depicted wearing a purple eye mask. His primary signature weapon are his 2 effective bō staffs. In all media, he is the smartest of the four turtles. He is listed as 4 feet (1.2 m) in height on the original action figure release. Donnie often speaks in technobabble with a natural aptitude for science and technology. His ninja skills are the lowest of the four turtles; as he relies on gadgets over combat skills. He is the middle of the turtles, and third-in-command. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Renaissance artist; in this case, he is named after Italian sculptor Donatello.
Michaelangelo is the most naturally skilled of the four brothers, but prefers to have a good time rather than train. The youngest of the group, he is shown to be rather immature; he is known for his wise-cracks, love of skateboarding, witty optimism, and, like his brothers, love of pizza.
Michelangelo was given a much bigger role in the 1987 cartoon series, directed at a younger audience, than in the more serious Miragegi comic books which were aimed at an older audience. He often coins most of their catchphrases, such as “Cowabunga!”. Like all of the brothers, he is named after an Italian Renaissance artist; in this case, he is named after Michelangelo Buonarroti. His name was originally spelled Michaelangelo by the original creators, possibly misspelling his name sake‘s name wrong due to the name “Michael” and how the name “Michael” is spelled. In the Mirage comics, all The Turtles wear red masks, but to tell them apart, he was given an orange mask instead.