Month: February 2023

Jin Kazama: TEKKEN 8!

Jin Kazama unleashes the devil in latest Tekken 8 trailer

See Jin Kazama in His New Tekken 8 Trailer – Siliconera

New Tekken 8 Gameplay Video Featuring Jin Kazama – Hardcore Gamer

Crunchyroll – Tekken 8 Fights for Fate in Jin Kazama Trailer

Tekken 8 – Jin Kazama gameplay trailer – Gematsu

Tekken 8 Jin Kazama Gameplay Trailer – GameSpot

You can’t choose your family. But you can fight for your fate.
Jin Kazama is back in #TEKKEN8! pic.twitter.com/HON4Cpmjjs

— TEKKEN (@TEKKEN) February 28, 2023

Jin Kazama is one of the main characters of the Tekken series. He is featured on the cover art for the console version of almost every sequel following his introduction in Tekken 3. He has been the main protagonist for the majority of the following entries ever since his debut in Tekken 3, and his main motivation has been trying to end the Mishima Bloodline to save the world from their evil.

The exception to this was when he took on a role as the main antagonist in Tekken 6 (with Lars Alexandersson taking his role as the protagonist), and also when he took on the role of supporting character in Tekken 7 (where Heihachi Mishima and Kazuya Mishima became the main characters of the game). He will return as the main protagonist in Tekken 8. Jin is the son of Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama, the grandson of Heihachi Mishima and Kazumi Mishima, the nephew of Lee Chaolan, the half-nephew of Lars Alexandersson, a relative of Asuka Kazama, and the great-grandson of Jinpachi Mishima.

So it’s out, Street Fighter: Duel.

Street Fighter: Duel Mobile RPG Game – Crunchyroll Games

it’s nothing special though

Enter the world of Street Fighter like never before with the first mobile RPG game of the franchise – Street Fighter: Duel! Street Fighter: Duel is the official Street Fighter RPG mobile game for the casual Street Fighter fan, where you can collect and upgrade a team of recognizable fighters and battle your way through an original story or against friends and powerful opponents around the world. OFFICIAL STREET FIGHTER MOBILE GAME Street Fighter: Duel features all the iconic characters you know and love with stunning graphics and smooth gameplay that stays true to the classic Street Fighter experience.

COLLECT NEW AND ICONIC STREET FIGHTER CHARACTERS! Choose from a growing roster of over 40 iconic characters, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Guile, and more. Each character comes with their own unique fighting styles and special moves. Unlock character skins exclusive to Street Fighter: Duel, putting a fresh spin on beloved Street Fighter characters with new skins dropping all the time. BUILD AND UPGRADE your own team! Collect and upgrade tons of unique accessories, armor, and special moves. Each character also has their own unique combo chains, allowing you to tailor your fighters to fit your play style. ORIGINAL STORY! Be prepared to travel the globe recruiting friends to take down Shadaloo’s army of mech clones in an extensive story mode. CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE! Strategize with real-time RPG combat or turn on auto-battle to lightning kick your way through fights. PLAY WITH FRIENDS!

Challenge friends and other players from around the world in real-time battles and climb the ranks. JOIN A GUILD! Join a guild and play with friends, or make new ones in the game community. Guilds offer unique benefits for members, a private chat server, and more! New Challenges, Events, Missions, and Rewards EVERY DAY! In addition to the thrilling PVP and PVE gameplay, the game also offers daily and weekly events, where players can compete for exclusive rewards and climb leaderboards. Log in every day for rewards and exclusive characters and skins, such as Chun-Li Vigilante. Street Fighter: Duel is the ultimate mobile fighting RPG experience for fans of the series and newcomers alike. PRE-REGISTER NOW! For more information: http://www.streetfighterduelgame.com

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS announced.

「NARUTO X BORUTO ナルティメットストーム コネクションズ」が2023年内に発売。シリーズ4部作を再構築して収録,新たなキャラも登場

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC – Gematsu

Bandai Namco Announces Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Game – News – Anime News Network

Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections launches 2023 on PS4 and PS5 – PlayStation.Blog

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Announced – Siliconera

Legendary ninjas reunite!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto‘s anime debut with Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS, the next entry in the blockbuster Ultimate Ninja Storm series!

Key Features

  • The Story of Naruto and Sasuke’s Rivalry Combined into One – For the first time in one game, relive selected scenes from Naruto’s childhood until his final battle with Sasuke through anime scenes and in-game battles. Players of past Ultimate Ninja Storm games can see it all with updated graphics. Plus, experience a new story exclusive to the game.
  • The Largest Roster of Playable Characters Ever – This game has the largest roster of beloved characters to play than any Ultimate Ninja Storm game in the past. New additions include the brothers who started legendary ninja clans, Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki. Stay tuned for more playable characters!
  • Crisp Graphics – The game, building on the success of the franchise, will feature crisp graphics in the vein of the anime along with dynamic battles with support for up to 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The second half of the trailer features battle scenes of the playable characters in the game, including Naruto, the ninjas of Hidden Leaf Village, the members of the Akatsuki, and the legendary Hokage. Did you find your favorite ninjas in this trailer?

A giant collage of iconic scenes from Naruto and Boruto

The largest roster out of all the series

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Naruto’s anime debut and have fans who supported the series enjoy playing as their favorite ninjas, the game will contain additional new characters on top of 124 playable ninjas appeared in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto. That will make this the largest roster out of all the series! Today, we’re happy to reveal the first additional ninjas that will part of that roster: Ashura Otsuki and Indra Otsuki! Please stay tuned for more playable characters to be revealed in the near future. In addition, while the game is based on the battle system of the previous series, the PlayStation 5 version supports 60 FPS for the first time, making the ninja battle action smoother than ever.

Asura Ōtsutsuki charges a giant attack as he prepares to attack his brother
Sasuke Uchiha reveals his sharingan with a menacing glare

The history of Naruto and Sasuke’s rivalry combined into one

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series illustrates Naruto’s story with anime shots and game battles that you can relive. This game combines and re-edits the selected scenes from the four Ultimate Ninja STORM games, brushing up graphics as much as possible, making it a must for players who have already experienced the series in the post.   Furthermore, a new original game story will also be available in the game. Please stay tuned for more information on that and other reveals ahead of launch!

Naruto is falling from the sky as Shukaku (the One-Tail beast) swings his massive claw at him
Naruto in sage mode is in a standoff with the Six Paths of Pain
Sasuke's chidori clashes with Naruto's rasengan with destructive force
Naruto confronts the chained-up Nine-Tail Fox

Cammy is INCREDIBLE in this new Street Fighter 6 trailer. I mean she’s HOT.

Zangief, Lily, and Cammy trailers revealed for Street Fighter 6

Zangief, Lily, And Cammy Revealed For Street Fighter 6 – GameSpot

Street Fighter 6 adds Zangief, Lily, and Cammy – Gematsu

Sony State of Play February 2023: Everything Announced – IGN

Zangief, Lily and Cammy gameplay revealed for Street Fighter 6 launch roster | TheSixthAxis

Street Fighter 6 rounds out its launch roster with Cammy, Lily and Zangief  – PlayStation.Blog

The legendary grappler

One of the original World Warriors from Street Fighter II, Zangief is a colossal wrestler dedicated to physical improvement and instructing his students. Find Zangief flexing the beauty of his muscles in front of a raging crowd in Barmaley Steelworks, a steel mill known for its blast furnace. Yes, he wants you to look at his body.

As the first grappler in the Street Fighter series, Zangief still has his trademark throws like Screw Piledriver and Siberian Express – all of which have been in previous entries in some way or form. During his time teaching, Zangief has picked up a new move called the Tundra Storm, which can be used to counter an opponent’s grounded kick resulting in a damaging throw.

Zangief’s V-Trigger I Cyclone Lariat from Street Fighter V returns as his Level 2 Super Art where he rotates at high speeds while pulling in his opponent. As a consummate showman, Zangief turns on the pro wrestling flair in his Level 

3 Super Art Bolshoi Storm Buster, where he lifts his opponent into the air and smashes them down head first.

One with the wind

Soaring in as a new character to Street Fighter 6, Lily is a descendant of the Thunderfoot tribe, the same tribe T. Hawk hails from. She speaks with the spirits of nature, trusting in their guidance as she travels the globe. Don’t judge a book by its cover—her small stature conceals truly gigantic power. Her home in the Thunderfoot Settlement is flush with vibrant colors and her people going about their daily lives. They revere Singing Wolf, the tribe’s eldest member.

Lily wields two war clubs in battle to harness nature and to pack a heavier punch. Being from the same tribe as T. Hawk, she flies towards enemies with Condor Dive, Condor Spire, and Tomahawk Buster. She can use her unique move Condor Wind to grant one Windclad stock, which powers up the aforementioned special moves. 

Lily spins around enemies, barraging them with her war clubs in her Level 1 Super Art Breezing Hawk. Be wary of the full force of the Thunderfoot tribe in Lily’s Level 3 Super Art Raging Typhoon, a spinning throw where she slams her opponent into the ground twice in the same manner as T. Hawk.

Her mission continues

The cat-loving Killer Bee is back! Cammy first appeared in Super Street Fighter II and is a member of British special forces unit Delta Red where she currently works at HQ. She distinguished herself in the operation against Shadaloo, with which she shares a fated connection. Hyper-competent but somewhat moody, Cammy kind of hates everything – except cats – and is no stranger to a fight on the streets. Keen-eyed sleuths can spot her in King Street, a foggy corner dotted with vestiges of the Industrial Age.

Cammy fans will feel comfortable with her move set in Street Fighter 6, which improves on her legendary deadly moves. The Heavy version of Spiral Arrow, Cannon Spike, and Hooligan Combination can now be held down to delay the move while also changing its properties or damage. Cammy’s training back at HQ has also opened up more opportunities when using Hooligan Combination, but she wants that to remain confidential for now.

Known for her bone-crunching throws, Cammy’s Level 2 Super Art Killer Bee Spin will make you wince again as she performs a chokehold on the opponent. Cammy’s Level 3 Super Art Delta Red Assault showcases her skills as a member of the special forces as she sends opponents to their knees before a series of purr-fect high-speed attacks.

The roster is complete!

Zangief, Lily and Cammy join Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Guile, Kimberly, Juri, Ken, Blanka, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP in the launch roster. Play each of these characters in Fighting Ground where you can partake in Versus Battles, Extreme Battles, Training, and more. You’ll also meet each of these Masters in the single-player immersive World Tour where you can mix and match their learned Special Moves from and call them to assist you in a fight. Finally, take your experience to the Battle Hub, your home for online matches and hanging out with the community.

EVO2023 lineup.

Evo 2023 lineup

Evo 2023 | Details

About Evo


The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. For 21 years, Evo has brought together the best of the best in an electric exhibition of skill and fun. During Evo’s flagship event each year, players and fans gather to compete in open format tournaments that crowns World Champions.

At Evo, you can expect established champions to face off against unknown players. To see rivals who have only fought online meeting up and becoming friends. You’ll find curious attendees new to fighting games discovering a culture that turns them into life-long fans. Everything that makes fighting games special is at the heart of Evo, and it is all in one place for you to experience, in Las Vegas at Evo 2023!

For those that can’t make it:
Evo 2023’s competitions will be streamed live on our Twitch and YouTube channels! More information on evo.gg.

EVO 2023 CONVENTION EXPERIENCE

Convention Stage by Robert Paul

Convention Stage by Robert Paul

The first two days of Evo 2023 we will take place in the Bayside Exhibit Halls at Mandalay Bay! Our 2-Day convention experience will include tournaments, panels, publisher and developer booths, industry vendors, community artists, an expanded arcade, and more!

Competitors and weekend attendees can register for Evo 2023 HERE! If you only want to attend a single day of the convention, Day Passes are available via AXS.com for Friday HERE! and Saturday HERE!

EVO 2023 ARENA FINALS

Evo Arena by Stephanie Lindgren

Evo Arena by Stephanie Lindgren

On Day 3, the Evo 2023 ARENA FINALS take place in The Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay! Our Arena Finals are a special presentation of the finalists in the four largest tournament games featured at Evo 2023! Get your tickets to the show via AXS.com HERE!

Arena tickets can be bundled with Convention passes via AXS.com. Please note that no passes available via AXS.com enter you into a tournament. All competitors must register on start.gg HERE!

Kazuya Mishma revealed for Tekken 8.

Kazuya Mishima gameplay revealed in latest Tekken 8 trailer

Kazuya Mishima is one of the main characters in the Tekken series. He appears in all Tekken games except Tekken 3, in which he only made two cameo appearances. Although he is seen as the main protagonist and hero of the first Tekken game, Kazuya became one of the major antagonists of the series ever since Tekken 2. Kazuya is the son of Heihachi Mishima and Kazumi Mishima, the possible love interest of Jun Kazama and the father of Jin Kazama. He’s also the adoptive brother of Lee Chaolan, the half-brother of Lars Alexandersson, and the grandson of Jinpachi Mishima.

Street Fighter VR?!

Footage of a new Street Fighter virtual reality game has surfaced

STREET FIGHTER VR – シャドルー強化計画:株式会社カプコン

Macabre Monster sur Twitter : “This is wild Steet Fighter VR was announced today?! Developed by Grounding Inc (Yukio Futatsugi’s Studio) #streetfightervr https://t.co/ozmtH5niaC” / Twitter

Street Fighter VR Announced with Location Test at Plaza Capcom Hiroshima store : Games

VR空間で身体を動かして波動拳を放てる! 「ストリートファイターVR シャドルー強化計画」をロケテストに先がけて体験してきた

Today (February 17, 2023), Capcom announced the "Street Fighter VR Shadaloo Enhancement Plan" and started a location test at the Plaza Capcom Hiroshima store. This work is a new VR attraction where you can enjoy the fighting battle of the "Street Fighter" series in a VR space. This time, I had the opportunity to play this work before the operation, so I will introduce the overview with impressions.
The player will be a low-ranking soldier of Shadaloo, an evil secret society familiar from the "Street Fighter" series. Players who are trained in combat using a simulator will fight Ryu, Zangief, and Vega one after another in virtual space.

In the tutorial immediately after the start of play, players will practice what actions they can take. In this work, if you pull your fist slightly and then thrust it out, you'll say "punch", if you pull your fist a lot and then throw a punch, you'll say "strong punch", and if you hold both fists in front of your face, you'll say "guard". In addition, the actual movement of the player himself is reflected in the game.
While guarding, it is possible to block attacks other than the opponent's throwing techniques. In addition, there is no distinction between standing guard and crouching guard in this work.
In addition, players can unleash the special moves "Hadoken" and "Shoryuken" that are synonymous with Street Fighter. The Hadoken is a technique that consumes the skill gauge that accumulates when you attack the opponent or successfully guard, and is activated by pulling both fists back and then thrusting forward. Also, when the skill gauge is at MAX, pull both fists back and store them a little, then push forward to become a "vacuum wave fist".
Shoryuken is activated by pulling the fist down a little and then pushing it up. It is also possible to hit the opponent with a Shoryuken, blow it backwards in the sky, bounce against the wall, and hit the opponent who has returned.
The main part of the game has a stage system, and you fight three people in the order of Ryu, Zangief, and Vega. The rules are the same as the "Street Fighter" series, if you attack and reduce the opponent's life to zero within the time limit, you win. Conversely, if your life becomes zero, you lose.
While playing, of course, the opponent will also use techniques. For example, Ryu shoots Hadouken and Shoryuken just like the player, and Zangief uses screw pile drivers and double lariat. When the fist mark is displayed against such an opponent, you can throw a strong punch, or when the opponent jumps, aim for Shoryuken as you progress through the game.
When you actually play it, this work is an action game that is more intuitive than you can imagine. If you think "because the fist mark came out ..." "because the opponent jumped ...", etc., it is not uncommon for the attack to fail due to a delay of one tempo.

Also, strong punches and Shoryuken won't work well unless you move your body with a lot of feeling. It also increases the immersive feeling, so I would like to recommend moving with a sense of overaction.
At first, he was unable to attack well due to his small movements, so I asked the staff to show me a model, but he guarded against the opponent's attacks without difficulty, and on the contrary, he easily landed strong punches and Hadouken. I didn't do any particularly difficult actions, so the difficulty is high, and I don't think I'll choose who to play.
What's interesting is that in the well-known "Street Fighter" series, you see the fighting characters from the side, but in this work you face them head-on. The Hadoken that Ryu shoots also flies from the front, so it's fresh in a way that Ryu can't be seen behind the Hadoken.

Another point is that Vega's dialogue during the game changes according to the play situation. The lines are newly recorded by voice actor Norio Wakamoto, so be sure to check them out.
In addition, depending on the play situation, the result of each stage will be ranked in 9 stages, and the Shinku Hadouken will level up. It has been subjected. If you are interested, be sure to visit the store where this work is installed.
■ Stores with "Street Fighter VR Shadaloo Enhancement Plan"

-Plaza Capcom Hiroshima store (developed at the "VR-X" corner in the store)
"VR-X" business hours: 11:00-22:00 (last reception 21:30)

Store official website:
https://www.capcom.co.jp/amusement/game/shop/hiroshima/index.php

Number of players: 1
Duration: about 25 minutes
Play fee: 1200 yen
Others: Operates as a location test from February 17, 2023 at Plaza Capcom Hiroshima store

●MIRAINO AEON MALL Toyokawa store (developed at the "VR-X" corner in the store)
"VR-X" business hours: 10:00-21:00 (last reception 20:30)
Number of players: 1
Duration: about 25 minutes
Play fee: 1200 yen
Others: MIRAINO Aeon Mall Toyokawa store is scheduled to open on April 4, 2023

Street Fighter X TMNT as a new miniseries of comic book.

Street Fighter’s Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Ken are teaming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in new comic book miniseries

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs Street Fighter brings two icons of nostalgia together this May | GamesRadar+

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Street Fighter Crossing Over in New Comic Book Series

The story will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Jennika from IDW’s main TMNT comic book series as they head to a martial arts tournament in Atlantic City. Upon arriving at the competition, the turtles will come face-to-face with some of the iconic world warriors, with Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Ken being shown so far.

Arriving in Atlantic City to compete in a prestigious fighting tournament, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles quickly run afoul of the world-famous Street Fighter™ crew…and their legendary Psycho Powered fighting forms! Both eager to show off their moves and prove their mettle in combat, the two teams instantly clash, sparking a crackling rivalry that can only be resolved with fists and steel (and maybe a Hurricane Kick or two). With tensions already maxed, the pressure mounts even further as both teams find themselves embroiled in a wave of mysterious disappearances plaguing the city. Could the tournament’s mysterious benefactor be to blame?

the five-issue miniseries will launch in May 2023.

Verdict Guilty – 유죄 평결 for Switch via Nintendo eShop on February 16 for $8.99, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon.

Verdict Guilty – 유죄 평결 sur Steam

90s style arcade fighting game Verdict Guilty coming to Switch on February 16, PS4 and Xbox One soon – Gematsu

About

Neo Seoul has been hit with a wave of terrorist and crime attacks, only a few good officers remain willing to battle this new evil. Discover the dark secrets of Neo Seoul as you fight your way to uncover the truth. Choose your side cop or criminal, as you battle your way to unmask the evil syndicate crimelord himself.

Key Features

  • Easy to pick-up and play, designed for both non-fighting fans and beginners.
  • Eight unique fighters to choose from.
  • Choose to fight on the police side or as a criminal.
  • Story mode, unique for each character.
  • Easy to perform special moves.
  • 60 frames per second lightning fast gameplay.
  • Unique gun combat, employ machineguns, pistols, and grenades.
  • Fully animated and detailed backgrounds.
  • Awesome music by Bossfight and Truong-Son Nguyen.
  • 16:10 and 16:9 widescreen support.
  • Dual controller support.
  • Steam leaderboards, trading cards and achievements.
  • Small download, works on both netbooks and old PCs.
  • Original soundtrack included.

Nina Williams revealed for Tekken 8 and new gamelay mechanics introduction.

Tekken 8 Official Nina Reveal and Gameplay Trailer – GameSpot

Nina Williams revealed for Tekken 8

Here’s a breakdown of Tekken 8’s new Heat System and other new mechanics

See Nina Williams in Tekken 8 – Siliconera

Target located.

Nina Williams is back in business for #TEKKEN8! pic.twitter.com/4P0jzP5sOF

— TEKKEN (@TEKKEN) February 5, 202

Nina is cold and indifferent, and ruthlessly efficient in her work. She has been the subject of numerous experiments, first when she was young, second when she failed to assassinate Kazuya Mishima and was forced to undergo cryosleep, and third when she awoke and was temporarily controlled by Ogre. All of these experiments affected her mind and caused emotions to be repressed, or memories and agency to be lost. This could indicate that Nina’s distant personality is partially artificial in nature. Regardless, Nina exhibits little care for or trust in others. The exception to this is her father, Richard Williams, whom she seems to have respected and from whom she learned the assassin’s trade. She was also genuinely devoted in her role as a bodyguard to Jin Kazama in Tekken 6, seeming to respect him and his choices despite their war-mongering nature. This may however be reflective of Nina’s single-minded dedication to her work, as she was also dedicated to Heihachi Mishima after he bested her and took over as Mishima Zaibatsu CEO in Tekken 7.

Nina has little qualms about morality and has predominantly worked all her life as an assassin-for-hire. On losing her memories, she made a living working for approximately six years for the notorious criminal network known only as The Syndicate. Despite being the aggressors in a devastating global war, she also continued to also work for the Mishima Zaibatsu throughout Tekken 6 and Tekken 7, before taking up freelance assassination work once more after Heihachi’s death.

Nina has a malicious side to her and seems to enjoy humiliating her younger sister Anna, with whom she has a long-term rivalry. Despite Anna sometimes extending an olive branch, Nina has shown no interest in setting aside their differences, preferring to beat, humiliate, or simply ignore Anna. The most noticeable caveat to this general attitude concerns Steve Fox, the child who was created for the Mishima Zaibatsu Supersoldier Program from Nina’s eggs whilst she was in cryosleep. Steve became one of Nina’s targets whilst she was working for The Syndicate, and, on finding out he was her son, she hesitated to shoot him. She has subsequently told Steve that she does not care for him, though her actions seem to betray a reluctance to harm him.

In her intros and endings, Nina appears to be cool and aloof. She is sometimes sadistic, and other times more flirtatious, usually displaying a more domineering personality, for example by placing a foot on top of her defeated opponent.

that’S a lot.