Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two New Game Play Videos for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD

Jotaro vs. Dio

Polnareff vs. Iced

Street Fighter x Tekken Vita Gamescom Trailers

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Dante, Ratchet & Clank, Sackboy, and Spike

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to Feature Collaboration Costumes

Namco Bandai is pulling out all the stops for the new costumes in TTT2. They also released some concept are of a few others that they're working on.

More concept art can be seen over at Blue Gartr.

Persona 4: Arena 30th Challenge Demo DLC

This weeks P4A DLC is a demonstration mode of the 30th challenge for all characters. Although it is a free download, these same demos can be unlocked through game play.

Revelations 2012 (August 17-19)

  • Over $50,000 in guaranteed cash pots
  • One of the lowest registration fees ever ($25)
  • Beautiful 43,000+ Sq. Ft Santa Monica L3 Location

More information can be found at Tournament Legacy and the event will be streamed on Ustream.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be in Arcades by December

Famitsu posted an article stating that Arc intends to have BB:CP in arcades by Q4 2012 (October, November, December). There will be an early public testing chance at the Tokyo Game Show and an yet unannounced test at a arcade somewhere in Japan.

Producer Toshimichi Mori mentioned that CP is a direct sequel to Continuum Shift Extend and he recommends that players should replay the story mode to keep things fresh. He also said that in CP instead of having a story for each individual that instead there will be three main stories which will tie into one "true ending." Players will be able to switch characters as they advance the storyline. Mori mentioned that the tutorial mode will be returning, with more voices this time, and an mode based off of Abyss from Extend.

Monday, August 13, 2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Delayed to November

Superbot posted on the PS Blog that the PSASBR released date has been pushed back to November 20th. The reason being that they want to deliver a fun, well-balanced, and compelling gameplay experience. Feedback from the current closed beta helped to make this decision.

Dead or Alive 5 Story Page Updated

The official Dead or Alive 5 story page has been updated with a synopsis and a chart displaying character relationships.

The new synopsis;

" Two years after the destruction of the TriTower, headquarters and symbol of DOATEC…

Helena Douglas has begun the task of rebuilding DOATEC, this time with the aim of using its technology for peaceful ends. She has ordered the dissolution of the Biotechnology Division, the indefinite suspension of the Military Division’s Projects Alpha, Epsilon and Omega, and the expulsion of all members of the Donovan faction from DOATEC’s offices around the world.

Now in the same position once held by her father, DOATEC founder Fame Douglas, Helena has announced that she intends to hold the fifth Dead or Alive tournament, to show the world the principles and philosophies upholding the new DOATEC."

And the relationship chart;

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Sly Cooper & Fat Princess

Sly Cooper

"Sly Cooper is a somewhat different type of character. He can turn invisible, but he loses the ability to block or roll."

Fat Princess

"Fat Princess is a character that’s heavy on combos and uses specials that require no skill."

Two New Videos for Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Cinematic Trailer

Lesson 2: Intermediate Techniques

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Coming to Arcades in September

On September 20th, Arc System Works will be bring Guilty Gear back to arcades. The game will be using RingEdge 2 hardware and will support Sega's All.Net P-RAS Multi passes. PSN & XBLA ports are also on the way, but no release date has been set, yet.

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Catwoman Gameplay

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: The Basics

Lesson 1: The Basics

Namco Bandai in association with Level Up Your Game are releasing a series of tutorials that will lead up to the release of the game.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Sweet Tooth Explained

Today's PSASB feature from Superbot is a look at Sweet Tooth and his play style.

"His attacks hit hard and tend to send the opponent flying, but his play-style doesn’t involve a large amount of combos. Instead, he uses hit-and-run tactics."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Now Available for Wii

The 6th Fatal Fury is now available on the Wii Virtual Console for 900 Wii Points or $9. No new features were added, so it remains simply a port.

Persona 4: Arena is Playable With Only Two Buttons

DJ Cream built a two-button stick for P4A. One button is for "A mash" and the other is for "Dragon Punch." Everyone thought this was a joke, but now there is video that proves it works.

Xbox 360 Patch Now Available for Persona 4: Arena

If you own P4A for the Xbox 360, a patch was released this morning that worked out the net code kinks that plagued the Japanese & NA release copies. Get on that!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Super Street Fighter IV: PC Patch 1.07 Approved

Capcom has announced that the PC patch that was supposed to go live a few weeks ago has finally gotten approval and will be available next week. 1.07 will fix a number of bugs including;

  • In the Car Crusher stage, a bug that made it impossible to advance has been fixed.
  • Against specific characters, a bug that caused Juri to pass through her opponents when they were hit at point blank range with close standing medium punch has been fixed.
  • Against specific characters, a bug that caused Dee Jay to pass through his opponents when executing close standing heavy kick super canceled into heavy Sobat Carnival has been fixed.
  • Against Sagat, a bug that caused Cody's EX Bad Stone to miss when Focus Attack Lv. 3 -> Dash -> EX Bad Stone was performed has been fixed.
  • In SSFIV AE, a bug where Dudley's Step Straight caused an opponent's hit animation to not operate as expected has been fixed.

New Screen Caps of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

Arc released screen caps of the three new characters and one for the new version of Noel today.





PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: PaRappa Explained

Today Superbot displayed PaRappa the Rappa on the PSBlog.

"PaRappa is a quick, agile character, so he’s been designed to be accessible, just like Kratos, although he has very limited range."

New Dead or Alive 5 Trailer, Opening Declaration

A new trailer for DoA5 was released today featuring all the characters that will be available in the game.

New JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Details

CyberConnect2 released some new details about the new JoJo's game in the new Famitsu. Here's what they mentioned;

  • The game will have a character count at the level one would expect of a general fighting game
  • There will be a story mode of a different nature than normal
  • There won't be quick time events
  • Some complained that the sound effects in the game's reveal trailer were soft. The final version will have proper sound effects.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

PS3 Version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Confirmed

A post over on Andriasang details that in the next issue of Famitsu, the Playstation 3 version of BlazBlue: CP is confirmed. Neither a release date nor any word of a X-Box 360 version is mentioned.

Andriasang posted a follow-up to their previous post stating that the Famitsu feature was a full preview for the PS3 version and that as of this time, there is no X-Box 360 version, at least in Japan. It looks like Arc is focusing a lot of time to make sure the net code works right out of the box. Currently the home version is 30% done, but no release date has been decided.

4Gamer attended a localization test for the arcade version and shared a image of what the character select screen looks like in it's current state.

Extended coverage of the event can be viewed on their site.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Kratos & Radec Explained

The studio behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, SuperBot Entertainment, has released videos explaining the basics of Kratos and Radec.


"Kratos is described as a short-to-midrange fighter with high combo potential. His Super moves are based around his Blades of Olympus, and SuperBot designed him as a character that would be easy to pick up, due to his popularity."


"One of the first six characters created for the game, Radec is a long-range character who is weak up close. His melee moves are meant more to push the opponent out of melee range."

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be available on Playstation 3 and the Vita on October 23rd.

Dimps to Revive The Rumble Fish Series

Siliconera has reported that Dimps, the developer for Street Fighter IV, has obtained the rights to The Rumble Fish series which they developed for Sammy Studios years ago. Their first order of business is to bring The Rumble Fish 2 back to arcades with new features including NESiCAxLive support, re-balancing, and a new double impact cancel system.

New Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Added

There are 40 new gems available, 20 for each side, and a new color palette pack. The gems for Street Fighter include a mix of anti-Pandora and vitality recoveries. While the Tekken gems help characters to Harmonize their skills. The gem packs, 10 per pack, go for $0.99 each or you can download a trial pack for free. The new color palette, the 6th of the series, adds 4 new colors for character customization and is available for free.

Persona 4: Arena Day 1 DLC Includes Color Swaps, Glasses, & Menu Navigation Voices

P4: Arena's day 1 DLC includes a whole slew of new color palettes, glasses accessories, and menu navigation voice unlocks. The color palettes and glasses can be bought in blocks (3-4 characters per block) for $1.99 or $5.99 for the set. It's also noted that any glasses purchased will match up with the new color palettes if they are also purchased. The menu navigation voice unlocks, these can also be unlocked through game play, are only for six characters at this time, Teddie, Yosuke, Mitsuru, Aigis, Fuuka, & Nanako and they go for $2.99 each. For pictures of the new color palettes, visit Blue Gartr.

MVC3 Producer, Ryota Niitsuma, Working on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD

The producer and director of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Ryota Niitsuma, revealed yesterday via twitter that he is producing the HD version of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The updated JoJo's will feature online play with eight player lobbies and a matching system with skill points that are similar to Super Street Fighter IV. The matching system will let you choose opponents based on factors like location, skill and connection speed. Also, you can earn battle points for characters and player points for individual player strengths which will contribute to leaderboard position. The multiplayer lobby system will also be included where eight players can play at a time and the winners will be able to stay within the lobby, while the losers will be placed into spectator mode. Users will also be able save fight replays and share them with other players.

The game will be released on the Playstation 3 on August 21st and the X-Box 360 on August 22nd for $19.99.

The King of Fighters XIII Now Available on PSN & XBLA

The King of Fighters XIII is now available for purchase on PSN & XBLA for $29.99. The Playstation 3 version clocks in at 2.2GB, while the X-Box 360 version is 2.8GB.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sleeping Dogs Short Film

Square Enix and Machinima have teamed up to make a short film based off of the new Sleeping Dogs video game. The director, Clinton Jones, was allowed to play the game at SE's offices and then was given creative freedom to do the film as he pleased.

New PS3 Collections Coming Soon

Three new Playstation 3 collections have been revealed by Sony. God of War, Infamous, and Ratchet & Clank will be the first of many to be released in the coming future. The GoW collection includes I through III on the disc while Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta will be download vouchers. All 5 games will be remastered in HD format, include exclusive DLC, one month of Playstation Plus all for the total cost of $40.

The Infamous collection will include 1 & 2 along with Festival of Blood and all of the DLC previously released. The price point for the Infamous collection will be $29.99.

The details for the R&C collection, which were released in early July, are that Ratchet & Clank, Going Commando, & Up Your Arsenal along with early access to the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time demo. The games will be remastered in 1080p HD, 720p for 3D, and restored online game play for Up Your Arsenal. The collection will cost $29.99.

All three collections will be released on August 28th.

60 Min Extra Gameplay on the PS3 Version of Assassin's Creed III

The newly revealed cover of the Playstation 3 version of Assassin's Creed III shows that this version includes an extra 60 minutes of game play that will not be in the X-Box 360 version. It's expected, though, that 360 users will eventually gain access to this extra game play through a future DLC package.

(Rumor) Prince of Persia to get a Reboot, Again

A leaked screenshot of what could be another reboot of Prince of Persia was posted on the Ubisoft forums. The reason it's being rumored as a reboot is because the file name is "POP_ZERO_2," which the former art director on the second reboot, Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, used as the code name for the game. Ubisoft has yet to comment on the matter.

Dead or Alive 5 Collector's Edition Swimsuits Revealed

Tecmo Koei has revealed what the swimsuit costumes will look like for the Collector's Edition of Dead or Alive 5. DoA5 will be released in North America on September 25th and in Europe on September 28th.

Skullgirls Patch Delayed

Skullgirls co-creator Mike Z posted on Shoryuken yesterday that the patch has been delayed because of financial reasons that are beyond his control. He released no other information on the subject. To see what the much anticipated patch will include, visit Blue Gartr & Shoryuken.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Announced

This past weekend, Arc System Works announced a new BlazBlue game is in the works. The game is a sequel to Continuum Shift instead of just another variant. A number of changes have been introduced including an Overdrive system which sounds similar to the X-Factor from Marvel Vs Capcom 3, character's stances have been completely re-drawn, Gold Bursts have been removed in favor of Overdrives, but Green Bursts remain, & a Crush Trigger has been added to break an opponent's guard stance. Along with these new changes, three new characters have been introduced. They are Amane, Bullet and Azrael.

BlazBlue: CP will be released this winter in Japanese arcades with a console release coming some time in 2013. Information on move sets and other tweaks can be found at Dustloop & Shoryuken.

Persona 4: Arena: The Tutorials

Atlus, with the help of the Cross Counter crew, is making sure that North American FG players will be ready for their new game when it releases on August 7th by releasing a series of tutorials that goes over the fundamentals of the game play.

Lesson 1: Movement & Normals

Lesson 2: Persona Usage & Burst

Lesson 3: Auto-Combo System

There is bound to be more tutorials released as time goes on so players can be at the top of their game when they take on their friends or the randoms online.