Month: June 2021

#Arcade1Up comes around with a #StreetFighterII cabinet with some #darkstalkers games

Street Fighter II “Big Blue”

  • Street Fighter II Champion Edition
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo
  • Darkstalkers
  • Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
  • Darkstalkers 3
  • Saturday Night Slam Masters
  • Knights of the Round
  • Eco Fighters
  • Capcom Sports Club
  • Muscle Bomber Duo

Arcade1up announces new Street Fighter II arcade cabinet “Big Blue”

All three units will feature wi-fi, which was missing from the first TMNT cabinet. Pre-orders for Big Blue and Turtles in Time being on July 1, while the Class of ’81 cabinet will go on pre-order starting in August.

Luong announced for #kof15 #kofXV by #snk

Here are the 21 other characters revealed so far for KOF XV. These are the links to the others.

Previous character trailers introduced Blue Mary, Ralf Jones, Clark Still, Leona Heidern, Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Chris, Shermie, Mai Shiranui, King, Yashiro Nanakase, Terry Bogard, Yuri Sakazaki, Andy Bogard, Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Joe Higashi, Iori Yagami, Benimaru Nikaido, Meitenkun, and Shun’ei.

Luong is a new character introduced in The King of Fighters XIV. Her official nickname is The Enchanting Beauty.

Story

Luong is a “femme fatale” type woman fighter with mysterious motivations. She met Gang-Il during his world tour, and fell in love with him.

Personality

A seductive woman of elegance, Luong likes to “play” with her opponents and feels excited in the heat of battle. Outside of battle, she shows less of her cold side and rather shows affection towards Gang-il and his star student Kim, much to the latter’s dismay given that he’s already married with children.

Powers

  • Stretch Limbs – Luong is able to stretch and snap her legs swiftly and at extreme range like a whip, similar to Duo Lon, Jhun Hoon and Ryuji Yamazaki.

Fighting Style

Luong fights with an as-yet unidentified fighting style, although it is one that greatly emphasizes her kicks, agility, flexibility and acrobatics. Showing shades of Jhun Hoon, she can take a ready stance and be able to throw snapping kicks with extreme range and quickness, much like Ryuji Yamazaki with his arms. She is also shown breaking necks, whether from an accurate kick or as part of a standing headscissors grab.

Luong announced for The King of Fighters 15

The King of Fighters XV Luong trailer, screenshots – Gematsu

Luong Will Bring Her Enchanting Beauty to KOF XV – Siliconera

#FatalFury : Legend of the Hungry Wolf and Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle in 1080, Bluray with cut content, for the first time.

Fatal Fury OVA Blu-ray Release Will Include Cut Content – Siliconera

A trailer for the Fatal Fury OVAs! pic.twitter.com/oDdr63305S

— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) June 8, 2021

Clips from Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf were also shared. One shows the newly translated and subtitled insert song.

And part two of the clip! The song hadn’t been subtitled before this release and the vocal version of the song is only in the OVA! pic.twitter.com/PcHwGsJtce

— ????Discotek Media (@discotekmedia) June 8, 2021

Soundtrack is coming for #virtuafighter5ultimateshodown

「Virtua Fighter esports」のサントラが早くも6月24日発売 – GAME Watch

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Soundtrack Coming This Month

June 24, 2021

The album will contain two CDs. Disc 1 will have 29 tracks from Virtua Fighter 5, including individual BGMs for each of the 20 characters. Disc 2 will take us further into the past. It’ll contain 12 tracks composed by Takayuki Nakamura from the inaugural Virtua Fighter. The retro tracks are also available in Ultimate Showdown through the Legendary Pack DLC.

#ArcSystemWorks will sell art from #ggstrive in Japan

アークシステムワークス、複製画シリーズ「ARC SYSTEM WORKS Art Archives」始動! – GAME Watch

Arc System Works Will Sell Framed Guilty Gear Art in Japan

【直筆サイン入り】ARC SYSTEM WORKS Art Archives | SHIBUY…

The Japanese game publisher will work with Dai Nippon Printing to produce quality prints using the latter’s Primo Art technology. It uses 10-color ink to print digital art with higher color accuracy. Arc System Works will sell these arts at 33,000 yen (~$300).

They will deliver the finished products based on the purchasing order from late August 2021 to September 2021.

Pre-orders of the items are available through the Shibuya Tsutaya Online Shop. However, the Japanese webpage explicitly stated in English that “no overseas shipping is available.”

Launch trailer, opening and roadmap for #guiltygearstrive #ggstrive #arcsystemworks

Guilty Gear: Strive launch trailer, opening movie; post-launch roadmap announced – Gematsu

Launch Trailer

July 2021

  • Additional Character #1 – New playable character.

August 2021

  • Additional Character #2 – New playable character.

After Fall 2021

  • Additional Characters #3, #4, and #5 – New playable characters.
  • Additional Battle Stages – Two new battle stages.
  • Another Story
Opening movie
Early access showcase

Breakers Revenge soon available as a new, old #neogeo game thanks to #PixelHeart

New PixelHeart Limited Edition.
Limited edition: 300 numbered copies + Official PixelHeart game authentication certificate.
The game's box and Japanese jacket are the same size as a classic SNK box. PixelHeart stamped box.

The box is in a rigid blister pack. It contains :
- A booklet in baggy (protective film)
- The game cartridge
- A certificate
(The jacket is stamped on the back, with a special VISCO / PixelHeart stamp)

Boutique – PixelHeart

Limited to 300 copies, JAP or US version

#EVO2021 ONLINE

EVO 2021 ONLINE | Détails

Tournament Rules | Evo 2021 Online

General Rules | Evo 2021 Online

Introducing the Evo Community Series’ PlayStation 4 Tournaments – PlayStation.Blog

The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and hype competition, as players and fans gather to witness the action and crown a champion. Our tournaments are about more than just winning. Evo is open to anyone, offering unique opportunities to meet people from different countries and different walks of life who share the same passion. Established champions face off against unknown newcomers, and new rivals meet up and become old friends.

The tournaments will include Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, and Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (NA, LATAM, and Europe only) and will take place over Friday to Saturday on the weekends of August 6-8th and August 13-15th. We look forward to featuring some of the best FGC talent the world has to offer and hope you’ll join us!

INTRODUCTION

EVO 2021 ONLINE is a series of tournament events. The Tournament Group reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Rules, provided that any changes are effective immediately and will be made available on the Tournament Website, which each Player hereby agrees to periodically visit and check for any changes, updates, or additions to these Rules. These Rules, including any additional terms or conditions incorporated by reference herein, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between the Tournament Group and Player with respect to Player’s participation in the Tournament.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES

Latest Version. The latest version update of the Game will be used for Tournament play, including any new characters and balance updates.

Double Elimination. The Tournament will be played out as a Double Elimination competition. In a “Double Elimination” competition, Players compete in Match Sets and advance starting from the Winner’s side of the Tournament (the “Winner’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Winner’s Bracket, that Player will move to the Loser’s side of the Tournament (the “Loser’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Loser’s Bracket, thus receiving their second loss, that Player is eliminated and will no longer advance in the Tournament.

Match Sets. All “Match Sets” will be Best-of-Three, except for the Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals, and Grand Finals, of which will be Best-of-Five. In a “Best-of-X” the first Player to win the majority of “X” number of Matches is declared the winner of the Match Set, and any Matches that have not been played at that point will not be played. In a Best-of-Three, for example, the first Player to win two (2) Matches will be immediately declared the winner of the Match Set. The winner of a single Match is determined when the Game awards the win to that Player or upon the opponent causing a Match Disruption or other violation of the Rules as determined by the Tournament Group.

Winner Lock Rules. Players must comply with the “Winner Lock Rules” listed for each title in section (n) below

Player Options. Prior to commencement of a Match Set, Players may exercise the following options:

Button Check. Players may request a Button Check where they may use the beginning of the first round of a match to check that buttons on a controller are working and that match connectivity is adequate. After this check, Players must immediately finish the match with one (1) Player holding forward for the remainder of the rounds to quickly return to the lobby and then begin commencement of the official Match Set. If the Tournament Group determines that Players are playing against each other as if it were an official Match during a “Button Check”, that match is subject to be recognized as an official Match instead.

Double K.O. In the event of a tied Match declared by a “Double K.O.” on the Game screen, the Match will not be scored and both Players will replay the tied Match with the same character selections and stage.

Grand Finals. The “Grand Finals” of a Double Elimination competition is a Match Set series comprised of up to two (2) Best-of-Five Match Sets between the final two (2) Players left in the Tournament: the highest advancing Player from the Winner’s Bracket, and the highest advancing Player from the Loser’s Bracket. In the event the Player from the Winner’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, the Grand Finals immediately ends, giving the Player from the Loser’s Bracket their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament. The Player from the Winner’s Bracket is then declared the Grand Champion for the Tournament. In the event the Player from the Loser’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, thereby giving the Player from the Winner’s Bracket their first loss, a second Best-of-Five Match Set will be played (the “Grand Finals Reset”). Players may select new characters and exercise any Player Options for this new Match Set. The Player that wins this final Match Set, thereby giving the other Player their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament, is declared the Grand Champion.

PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments

DatesJuly 8 to Aug. 3
RegionsNorth America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Japan
Prizing$35,000 global prize pool
Featured titlesBlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur VI, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Rules & eligibilityActive PS Plus membership required. Must be 16+ and a member of an eligible country.**** Void where prohibited. See full rules

#SamuraiShodown – Official Shiro Tokisada Amakusa DLC Character Trailer #samsho #snk #embracedeath #samuraispirits

Story

Prior to the events of Samurai Shodown, Amakusa is resurrected by the dark god Ambrosia; he uses the body of Shinzo Hattori (one of Hanzo’s sons). His main plot involves him stealing the Palenke stone, which he intended to use to bring Ambrosia to the mortal world. Haohmaru prevents this from happening by defeating him. In Galford’s ending in the same game, it is shown that Amakusa isn’t truly evil, thanking Galford for freeing him from Ambrosia’s clutches. Upon his resurrection in Samurai Shodown IV, his spirit splits into two halves: one good and one evil. Amakusa seeks to reunite with his more powerful and malevolently evil other half, who was bent on dominating Shimabara and eventually the whole world, but was unsuccessful as his evil counterpart was slain by Kazuki. His continued existence after his evil half is destroyed is mostly because of his host body Shinzo.

During the events in Samurai Shodown II, he saves certain characters from Mizuki’s wrath but because of the demise of his evil half, he isn’t as powerful as he once was and is defeated, leaving only Shinzo’s body for Hanzo to claim.

Personality

He’s a mad and vengeful spirit, resurrected by Ambrosia as a being of destruction to put up a new world order. Once he is relieved of the dark god’s possession, he reverts to his living persona as a kind and merciful soul of righteous constitution. He is a narcissist by nature, which is what originally lured him to Ambrosia’s temptations.

True to the historical Christian Amakusa, he speaks of sin, mercy and salvation, especially in later appearances.