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Smash Bros. has a spirit event for Street Fighter’s 35th anniversary.

Evil Ryu!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tags Street Fighter for Evil Ryu spirit event

In the Street Fighter Alpha games, Evil Ryu is cold and conceited and is obsessed with fighting in order to prove he is the strongest. In Super Street Fighter IV, he is a more demonic and murderous-driven being; while his anger is not mindless, he has purged all traces of his former honorable self and shows sociopathic traits even more so than the likes of M. Bison. He enjoys absolute power, and lacks any sort of empathy or respect, and despises what he perceives as weakness from all of humanity, such as love, family, justice and vengeance. He is also extremely brutal towards other fighters in general, especially to those that oppose him. Interestingly, his prefight and win quotes against Ken indicates that he still retains a minor degree of politeness to his former friend (as opposed to the brutal and vicious statements he makes to everyone else, including Gouken).

Evil Ryu also refers to himself as heartless and nothing more but a demon and will seek out and murder any opponent in a fight, regardless of their age and condition. He displays a very dangerous bloodlust, even borderline sadism and ritualistic belligerence that almost borders on cannibalism, as seen in many of his prefight and win quotes.

The event — which kicks off tomorrow, January 14 — will see the nefarious Evil Ryu appear as part of a time-limited Spirit Battle. Naturally, as one of the greatest and strongest fighters on the planet, Evil Ryu is rocking a four-star “Legendary” status, so Smash Bros. players will have to bring their A-game if they wish to topple the Satsui no Hado-infused master and claim his “spirit” for their collection — a spirit that surpasses even Akuma himself in terms of offensive capability.

Surprise today, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ clash is available on Switch.

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ Clash now available for Switch – Gematsu

SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash drops onto Switch outta nowhere

SNK vs Capcom Card Fighters Clash Switch Version Appears – Siliconera

SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters’ Clash Now Available on Nintendo Switch – Hardcore Gamer

In a fantastic piece of surprise news, SNK has, out of nowhere, shadow dropped a Nintendo Switch port of its Neo Geo Pocket Color trading card game SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters Clash. The colorful collectible game is available to download right now from the eShop, priced at just $7.99.

Here is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:

About

Characters from SNK and Capcom clash in this epic card fighting game!

Introducing! SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ Clash, a white-hot card fighting game for NEOGEO Pocket Color (released in 1999), is coming to Nintendo Switch!

Back then, SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ Clash was sold as two separate games; the SNK Cardfighter’s Version and the Capcom Cardfighter’s Version. But now, both have been combined into one game! There’s nothing stopping you from collecting all the cards!

Key Features

  • SNK icons like Terry, Nakoruru, and Marco clash against Capcom legends Ryu, Chun-Li, and Mega Man in this insane card fighter!
  • There are 300 cards in total, where characters from both SNK and Capcom appear as Character Cards for fighting, and Action Cards for support during battle. Go out there and make the strongest fighting deck in the world!
  • You can trade between both the SNK Cardfighter’s Version and the Capcom Cardfighter’s Version. What’s more, you can even use their individual save data to have them battle each other!

Additional Notes

  • You may switch between the SNK Cardfighter’s Version and Capcom Cardfighter’s Version at any time, but each has their own save data.
  • You may switch between the Japanese and English versions at any time, but each has their own save data.
  • Trading between Japanese and English versions is not possible.
  • The manual included in the game it is from NEOGEO Pocket Color edition. Therefore, some of the controls may vary on Nintendo Switch.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster with their official artworks is weird but cool, you won’t recognize some of them.

Mat 🦆 sur Twitter : “the finished smash ultimate roster but every character uses one of their first official artworks https://t.co/dLQreJJPvH” / Twitter

Sora is finally here!

and with interesting skins:

Sora is a Keyblade wielder from the Destiny Islands where he, along with his childhood friends Riku and Kairi, dreamed of venturing away to find out what lies beyond their home.

Sora is the original persona of his own Heartless and Roxas, the source of Xion‘s memories, and the carrier of Ventus‘s heart.

Sora’s primary partners are Donald and Goofy and have been on a journey to search for King Mickey throughout the franchise of Kingdom Hearts games.

Kazuya gameplay, release date, Mii fighter DLC, for #smashbrosultimate

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.

Kazuya Mishima

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).

During today’s Kazuya Mishima DLC stream for Smash Ultimate, Sakurai had to sneak in DLC outfit confirmation, too. Mii Fighter costumes are back, and will include crossovers with Tales of Symphonia, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Devil May Cry, and Shantae.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Kazuya Release Time | Game Rant

The Kazuya SSBU Release Date is Set for This Week – Siliconera

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya Gameplay Revealed – Game Informer

Last SSBU DLC Will Be Revealed in 2021 – Siliconera

Here’s a recap of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Kazuya DLC stream – Destructoid

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kazuya Release Date and Moveset Revealed

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tekken Kazuya Mishima release date announced – Polygon

The next round of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate costume DLC includes Skyrim, Shantae, and Dante – Destructoid

No more DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after second Fighters Pass, Sakurai confirms • Eurogamer.net

Next SSBU Mii Fighter DLC Update Adds Dante, Lloyd, and Shantae

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character Kazuya Mishima launches June 29 – Gematsu

Here’s a recap of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Kazuya DLC stream – Destructoid

Kazuya from #tekken in #smashbrosultimate

Kazuya Mishima | Tekken Wiki | Fandom

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. Most importantly, 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 half-brother of Lars Alexandersson, the adoptive brother of Lee Chaolan, and the grandson of Jinpachi Mishima.

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.

That’s a lot of collector editions to collect #pixnlove #snk #capcom #switch

Editions Pix’n Love – Pix’n Love Editions, a French site where you can buy in euros (above) those sweets and probably out of stock in 4 seconds, deluxe editions for the Neogeo Pocket Color Selection vol.1, so it will have a vol.2 too, nice!! preorders begin tomorrow morning.

And also those ones ready for spring that you can preorder too:

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

Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 for Switch on March 18th #snk #neogeopocketcolor

  • Big Tournament Golf (New)
  • Dark Arms: Beast Buster (New)
  • Fatal Fury: First Contact
  • King of Fighters R-2
  • The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny
  • Metal Slug: 1st Mission (New)
  • Metal Slug: 2nd Mission (New)
  • Samurai Shodown! 2
  • SNK Gals’ Fighters
  • SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium

Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 for Switch launches March 18, includes 10 titles – Gematsu

The dream collection is finally here! Relive the 10 classic games that defined the Neo Geo Pocket Color!

  • Four stellar games have been added to the six already on sale for a total of 10 amazing classics for you to enjoy!
  • View 3D models of the games and their cartridges. Zoom in and take a look around!
  • Of course, titles compatible with the NEOGEO POCKET can be displayed in monochrome mode!
  • Take on a friend in either Tabletop or Handheld Modes! (Not available for some titles)