Current lord of Albion Citadel, Vira was raised in the fortress city alongside Katalina, who she considers to be her sister. She’s a little obsessed with her, actually, claiming that her razor-sharp decision-making skills and swordsmanship are all ultimately to be used on Katalina’s behalf. She emerged victorious against Katalina in a duel for the lord’s throne 6 years ago, and has been Albion’s Lord Commander ever since.
Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, the upcoming 2D fighting game from developer RareBreed Makes Games is Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.
Blazing Strike features a four-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard and parry. A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state. This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and VS Mode, with training, sparring, and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.
On PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch.
Jiren (Full Power) will join Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as a downloadable content character via the “Legendary Pack 2” due out this fall, the latest issue of Weekly Jump reveal.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC via Steam, and Stadia.
Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Dimps have released the debut trailer for newly announced Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 downloadable content character Jiren (Full Power), who will join the game via the “Legendary Pack 2” due out this fall.
The end of the trailer also teases the next downloadable content character to be announced.
Jiren (ジレン Jiren), also known as Jiren The Gray (灰色のジレン Haiiro no Jiren), is the most powerful member of the Pride Troopers. He served as the main fighting antagonist in the Universe Survival Saga and as a major contestant in the Tournament of Power. An extraordinary powerful being, Jiren is considered to be one of the strongest mortals in all of the multiverse, outclassing even the Gods of Destruction. He is a quiet and honorable fighter, who believes in strength and justice. He previously did not trust anyone and never considered teamwork at all during battle, opting to fight enemies alone, and single-handedly almost always winning.
“Jiren is a man who is completely devoted to justice. He never acts on any of his own desires or interests. And no matter how evil a villain he’s up against, his absurd conviction is such that he won’t ever kill them. But there is one thing… He has a wish that he’d even be willing to set aside his convictions to have come true.“
— Belmod to Khai in “The Man Named Jiren“
Hisui and Kohaku are maids of the Tohno Mansion. Kohaku is able to pose as Hisui during Tsukihime through the use of colored contacts and by drugging her with sleeping pills to keep her out of sight. Kohaku also gives clues as to the difference between them through her speech, as Hisui will always say elder sister, while Kohaku always says sister.
If you like the idea of using “2 characters at once”, F-maids it is.
Hisui (voiced by Kana Ichinose)
A maid for the Tohno family, responsible for household chores (except cooking) and taking care of Shiki.She is Kohaku’s younger twin.Unlike her sister, she is known for wearing more modern, non-traditional clothing.
Her quiet nature makes her true feelings difficult to read,and her formal way of speaking has led Shiki to see her as being rather mechanical.Her fighting skills are not quite on the same level as her sister, but she holds her own well enough.
Kohaku (voiced by Yuuki Kuwahara)
She and her twin sister Hisui have worked for the Tohno family since they were young.Her trademark outfit is an apron over a classic kimono.Apart from assisting Akiha, she does household chores and tends the garden.Her pharmaceutical knowledge means she is also responsible for Shiki when he falls ill.She is endlessly cheerful, always willing to help, and wears a constant smile.
In battle, Kohaku can be seen wielding the sword she keeps hidden in her broom,calling on strange plants, and even dropping fire bombs from above as if by magic.How she is capable of such things is still a mystery to those around her.
“Street Fighter 5 has been developed to pay homage to the past, but Luke will give us a glimpse into the future,” said Nakayama when prepping to reveal the trailer.
“We feel strongly that Luke will be a great addition to the game, and that he has a bright future in the world of Street Fighter,” said Street Fighter 5 Producer, Shuhei Matsumoto.
Nothing added yet, no story, nothing, kind of prologue for Street Fighter 6 I guess.
In addition to Luke, the old roadmap also offered hints about what to expect alongside him in Street Fighter V. Like Oro, he will have three costumes. His release also falls in line with the expected roadmap. When Capcom shared it, they said the final character would appear in Fall 2021. He will join other characters in this pass like Akira, Dan, Eleven, Rose, and Oro. As a reminder, Eleven is a Premium Pass bonus only for people who opt for that DLC option.
In addition there are updates for Oro with a gameplay video:
V-Skill 1 – Onibi
Oro’s first V-skill is pretty much his Yagyodama Super Art from Street Fighter 3 that summons a slow projectile that bounces across the stage for extra coverage and setups.
Onibi, his V-Skill 1, has a slow start up, so it’s best to activate on knockdown for mixup or pressure potential though it’s also shown to be useful when an opponent is tossing out projectiles of their own.
Pressing different directions with the activation allows for three alternate trajectories for further mixups and setup potential. There’s one that bounces low to the ground, one at standard height and the last bounces above the opponent to catch jumps or to be used as juggle combo extensions.
The gameplay reveals that Onibi can absorb at least two projectiles before disappearing, so it should be able to eat through many EX fireballs in the game currently.
V-Skill 2 – Minomushi
Oro’s second V-Skill was previously shown in the Spring Update and allows the hermit to perform a small forward jump that he can perform multiple follow ups from.
Pressing a punch button after Minomushi makes Oro perform an overhead chop named Kaki Otoshi that can lead to a combo on hit, but may be fairly unsafe or negative on block.
The kick version of the follow-up is called Eda Uchi, which hits two times, has extended range and is more safe on block compared to Kaki Otoshi.
Minomushi can be activated out of normals that are special cancellable, so it can be used to open up crouching enemies with the overhead.
The demonstration also explains that you don’t need to press a button after V-Skill, which gives throw mixup potential at the right range.
V-Trigger 1 – Manrikitan
Oro’s first V-Trigger unlocks his ability to use two different hit grabs between the grounded Kishinriki and airborne Kishin Kuchu Jigoku Guruma, which also served as Super Arts in his previous appearances.
These special throws work when used raw or when cancelled into from both normals and specials to give them a ton of utility whether he’s trying to open up the opponent or get extra damage on combos.
Manrikitan is shown in the gameplay footage to be a two-bar V-Trigger, so it’s meant to be a readily available offensive tool for Oro.
V-Skill 1 – Kiko Rensei
Akira’s V-Skill 1 powers up her Kiko Kai special move. Using Kiko Kai after this power up sees the attack hit more times than it normally does, and it also opens up more combo options afterwards.
V-Skill 2 – Tsutenda
This V-Skill launches the opponent high up into the air. Holding up after landing Tsutenda will see Akira jump high into the air to follow the opponent and begin an air combo.
One of the biggest draws of playing Akira is her air juggles. Staying true to her original Rival Schools series, these “Air Burst” combos allow the fighter to send her opponent high up into the air and land a barrage of hits before spiking them back down.
While these air combos are unique to Akira in Street Fighter 5 and could appear to be a bit too strong, Capcom has implemented a limitation to the air juggles. If you hit the opponent too many times while they’re airborne during Air Burst, they will transition into a tailspin state and it will not be possible to land any more juggles during the combo.
V-Trigger 1 – Otoko No Senaka
Outside of her awesome air juggles, the stream also showed us Akira’s V-Triggers. Her V-Trigger 1 sees her call in her brother Daigo to help her fight.
Akira is capable of moving right away after summoning Daigo, which lets her set up some tricky situations. Daigo attacks twice and functions very similarly to R. Mika’s Nadeshiko V-Trigger, and Daigo will still fire off his second attack even if Akira is hit.
V-Trigger 2 – Haten No Kamae
Akira’s V-Trigger 2 puts her into a special stance when activated. From here she has three different follow up maneuvers.
Each of these follow up attacks has its own unique uses ranging from more combo damage to an attack that allows her to continue pressure even if the opponent has blocked the attack. Haten No Kamae looks a lot like Yun’s Genei Jin super, though instead of having shadowy clones repeat any attack, it only applies to the three specific follow up moves.
Once this V-Trigger is activated, the gauge becomes a timer in which Akira can perform any of the follow ups twice before running out. Akira can also use V-Trigger 2 and cancel out before any of the attacks come out, allowing for an added layer of mix up potential and pressure.
And the alternates skins here:
The season 5 passes, the sales and the free trial to finish:
Each skin will include two styles, a back bling, and an emote. Guile sports his trademark fatigues in his default skin, but he also features the Glistening Guile Variant along with a K.O. back bling. Cammy’s extra style is the Tactical Cammy Variant, while her back bling is Borealis Backer. An extra gear bundle, the Cammy and Guile Gear Bundle, will include Guile’s Knuckle Buster Pickaxe, Cammy’’s Delta Red Bowie Blade Pickaxe, and the V-Trigger Vector Glider.
Guile and Cammy are not the first Street Fighter characters to join Epic’s battle royale. Ryu and Chun-Li were added to the game in February 2021 as part of Chapter 2 Season 5.
After the death of her father, she inherits the role of leader of the Tohno family, a distinguished house in Souya.
One year younger than her brother Shiki, she arranged for his return from the Arima family.
Her flawless etiquette and bearing perfectly epitomize the daughter of a noble house.
She is strict even on herself, rejecting such things as modern-day amusements and frivolity.
Because of her prideful and strong-willed nature, many find her difficult to approach.
Sensing a mysterious presence in her town, and determined to uphold the Tohno family name, she sets off into the night to investigate…
Melty Blood: Type Lumina will release worldwide on September 30, 2021, for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
Akiha Tohno is the younger sister of Shiki and the head of the prestigious Tohno family and a student of the elite Asagami Private Girls Academy.
Akiha has long black hair (that turns red in her Crimson Red Vermillion form) decorated with a white hairband. During school, she wears the standard Asagami uniform, even when she later transfers to Shiki’s school. Her casual clothes consist of a white shirt with a red ribbon on the necktie and a long red skirt.
Akiha is very protective of her brother. She is always intent on knowing what he does with his day, and is extremely suspicious of what he does at night. She gets incredibly jealous when he is around other girls. The constant supervision by his little sister sometimes bears hard on Shiki, but she only watches over him because she worries so much about him. Despite her general peevishness, she really is a sweet girl at heart. She plays the violin in her spare time.
After the incident, her true brother SHIKI was locked away so that he could never again hurt someone and Akiha severed all ties with him and has since said that Shiki, her adopted brother, is the only person she will ever call her brother. Due to this accident, she needs twice the amount of heat of an average person because she is supporting both her own life and Shiki’s. To make up for her increased demand, she must absorb heat from others. She can take this heat in through various means, even by simply absorbing their body heat through contact, but the most efficient method is by drinking fresh blood (as seen when she sucks Kohaku‘s blood in a scene from the game). Because of the strain on her body, this causes, she often experiences attacks of intense pain that can last from a few minutes to several hours. But Akiha bears them bravely, knowing that it is all for the sake of her beloved brother.
Born into the prestigious Tohno family, Akiha lived a sheltered childhood under the strict supervision of her father Makihisa Tohno and was seldom allowed to go outside the mansion to play. She was also subconsciously afraid of her brother SHIKI, because of his strange and different behaviour. When Shiki Nanaya was adopted into the family, she initially disliked him because he had the same name as her brother. One day while she quietly waited for her tutor to arrive, Shiki took her hand, inviting her to play with him and SHIKI and Hisui, the other children at the mansion. Thanks to Shiki she was able to experience at least some semblance of the joys of childhood. Unfortunately, not soon afterward Shiki was near fatally wounded in an accident and was sent by Makihisa to live with the Arimas, relatives from another branch of the family. Akiha tried to visit Shiki at the Arima house several times early on, but pressure from her father and other relatives, in addition to Shiki’s constant visits to the hospital, prevented their meeting. Contact was made all but impossible when Akiha was placed in a boarding school and she was forced to live on the campus. Akiha also states that she sent Shiki many letters, but because he was ordered by Makihisa to never speak to Akiha again, he never replied.
Athena Asamiya is a character originally from Psycho Soldier and a distant relative and modern-day counterpart of Princess Athena from Athena. She later appears as a regular fighter in The King of Fighters series; she is perhaps best known for changing her outfit and hair style for virtually every main installment. She stars in her own ADV game Athena: Awakening from the Ordinary Life that was only released in Japan for the Sony PlayStation in 1999. Her official nickname is The Psychic Powered Idol.
Athena is very outgoing, polite, and friendly. A happy girl with righteous virtues and well-meaning morals, she treasures her fans and those who are helpless and strives to do her best to fight for them, though she can be a bit of a crybaby at times.
Athena often chides Kensou for slacking off in his training. She either is well aware of his crush on her, but usually chooses to ignore his romantic advances since he seems to embarrass her, or she is oblivious about his romantic interest in her.
Athena was taught Kung Fu by Chin Gentsai, probably the style of Wing Chun. Her stance was loosely based on Liuhebafa. While Athena is a capable hand-to-hand fighter, she mostly relies on her psychic powers to fight. Athena is not feared for her martial arts training, but she is respected and can somewhat hold her own against some fighters. Athena’s fighting style revolves mostly around simple yet effective strikes, and around speed and acrobatics, rather than strength. She uses her psychic powers to full effectiveness when in combat, improving her martial capabilities, controlling the battlefield and catching the enemy off guard with several surprise tactics.
He’s the 25th DLC.. probably with this skin, to be confirmed. I was right.
The Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation is a technique where, using a living person as a vessel, a deceased person’s soul can be called back to the world of the living and bound to it. The vessel will then take on the form that person had in life, thereby reincarnating them to do their summoner’s bidding.
Nagato was a shinobi of Amegakure and descendant of the Uzumaki clan. Forming Akatsuki alongside his friends (and fellow war orphans) Yahiko and Konan, Nagato dreamed of bringing peace to the violent shinobi world. However, following Yahiko’s death, Nagato adopted the alias of Pain and, along with Konan, began leading a new Akatsuki — one that would force the world into peace using any means necessary.
The character will arrive in the game “soon,” and will be the second character in the game’s fourth season pass. The season pass will have a total of five new characters and will focus on the theme of “regeneration.” The first new character in the fourth season pass is Sakura Haruno from the Great Ninja War.
The game’s third season pass includes: Kakashi Hatake (with both eyes Sharingan), Neji Hyūga, Shisui Uchiha, Naruto Uzumaki (Last Battle), and Boruto Uzumaki (Karma Form).
The game’s second season pass includes: Zabuza Momochi, Haku, Ohnoki, Killer Bee, Sasuke Uchiha (from Boruto), Ino Yamanaka, Might Guy, Mei Terumi, and Naruto Uzumaki (as the Seventh Hokage in the Boruto anime and manga).
The game’s first season pass includes nine DLC packs and the “Great Sages of the Mount Myouboku” accessory. Playble DLC characters include Jiraiya, Sarutobi, Orochimaru, the fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze, the second Hokage Tobirama Senju, the first Hokage Hashirama Senju, Tsunade, Obito Uchiha, and Madara Uchiha.
The King of Fighters All Star is a free to play, mobile beat’em up RPG game released for iOS and Android, developed by a South Korean gaming company Netmarble authorized by SNK. The game brings together all the characters of the KOF series up to The King of Fighters XIV.
While including KOF series fighters, the game also includes limited crossover events with other franchises and companies. Most notable crossovers have been Gintama (2018, 2020), Samurai Shodown (2019), Tekken (2019), WWE (2020), Seven Knights (2020), The Seven Deadly Sins (2021), and Dead or Alive (2021). Netmarble stated that more crossovers are in discussions. In addition to crossovers, the game also holds special events that introduces fighters with holiday themes and genderbent characters.
- Gintama – First updated in October 12th, 2018 only for Japanese servers. On July 23rd, 2020 a 2nd event was released, this time being released in all versions. 1st event Added Gintoki Sakata, Shinsuke Takasugi, Sougo Okita and Toushirou Hijikata with Kagura and Isao Kondou being free and unlockable, respectively. 2nd Event added White Yaksha Gintoki Sakata, Kamui, Kotarou Katsura, & Elizabeth, with Elizabeth being given for free while Kagura and Isao Kondou are unlockables.
- Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge – First updated in May 20th, 2019 for Japanese and Korean servers. Added Haohmaru, Genjuro Kibagami, Charlotte Christine de Colde and Rimururu with Ukyo Tachibana and Shiro Tokisada Amakusa being free and unlockable, respectively.
- Tekken 7 – First updated in November 20th, 2019. Added Jin Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, Ling Xiaoyu (two variants) and Paul Phoenix with “Traditional” Jin Kazama and Armor King II being free and unlockable, respectively.
- WWE – First updated in May 13th, 2020. Added The Rock, John Cena, The Undertaker, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch with Kofi Kingston, “The People’s Champion” variant of The Rock and the “Doctor of Thuganomics” variant of John Cena being free and unlockable, respectively.
- Seven Knights (2020) – First updated in November 26, 2020. Volume 1 adds Rudy, Shane and Rachel Agni, with Rachel being given for free. “Dellons” Snolled Black Scythe and Eileene Heron are included at Volume 2 around early December 2020.
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon’s Judgement – First updated in March 30th, 2021. Volume 1 adds Meliodas, Ban, Merlin, and Elizabeth Liones, with Elizabeth and the “Tavern Master” variant of Meliodas being given for free. King Harlequin, Diane, and the “Dancer” variant of Elizabeth Liones are included at Volume 2 around at early April 2021.
- Dead or Alive 6 – First updated in July 29th, 2021, which adds Kasumi, Marie Rose, Nyotengu, and Honoka, along with the “Angel of Paradise” variant of themselves.
The player wakes up in the world of The King of Fighters without any memory to remember. With the help of an energetic girl named Noah, the player must participate in the tournaments from The King of Fighters ’94 (and onward), and wins the tournaments in order to regain their memory. Starting from the very beginning (KOF ’94), the player must go through each chapters (categorized in specific years) for each saga with NESTS saga being the most recent update.
While including all fighters from the main KOF series, the game implements a gacha system where certain characters are only available for a limted time. These “festa” characters are only obtainable through summons and not by regular unlocking.
Another feature is the battle card system, where certain special moves are unlocked by equipping a matching battle card suited for the specific fighter. Depending on the card, it unlocks super skills that may cost from three bars to five bars of power with having weaker stats for lesser costs. Most cards need to be pulled or manually selected (with the use of tickets), but some are unlockable through Epic Quests (usually costs three bars).
The game also features multiple remixes of BGM’s from previous installments depending on the character or his/her team. In addition to soundtracks, the game also includes many stages reminiscent of previous SNK series and respective franchises (for crossovers i.e. Tekken).
Not a fighting game but the collab needs to be told.