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Posted March 3, 2017

Kolin officially released for Street Fighter V

Street Fighter 5's latest update is now officially live. The February update brings us the new character, Kolin, as the second Season 2 character of Street Fighter 5. She can be purchased for 100,000 Fight Money or for $5.99 USD / €5.99 / £4.99 real currency, and at no extra charge to anyone who purchased the season pass. Her costumes are also purchaseable for 40,000 Fight Money or for $3.99 USD / €3.99 / £3.29 real currency.

Check out all of Kolin's combos in the video below.

Posted March 3, 2017

Marvel player checks phone while being comboed

The combos in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 can be so long that a player who got hit by one at the Undefeated of the Southwest tournament this past weekend did some multi-tasking and took out his phone. It happened in a match between Louis “Readman” Millan and Abraham “Neo” Sotelo. Ahead by a score of 2-1, Readman caught Neo at the beginning of their fourth game, transitioning from an opening Magneto salvo to a lengthy Dante infinite combo. Neo got bored and picked up his smart phone to see if he had any unread messages.

He lost a character but won the game. Unfortunately, he then lost the set. His shot at redemption came later in the pool after Readman was sent to the losers bracket by eventual Undefeated champion Ryan “RyanLV” Romero, but again Neo fell short, ending his weekend tied for 17th. Readman made the finals bracket but bowed out early at 13th place. Capcom’s high-flying Vs. series has been known for time-consuming combos since its inception with X-Men vs. Street Fighter in 1996. The free-form battle systems incorporated by these games often allow for a good deal of self-expression and experimentation, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s indefinite attack strings are simply the latest in a long line of such tactics.

Posted March 2, 2017

Skullgirls physical release delayed

Skullgirls was set to get a physical release in January 2017, but the month has come and gone, and no physical release is out. The reasons for this were clarified on the game's official website, where they cited numerous reasons for why this delay has occured, and while there's no new release estimate as of right now, the team are still hard at work, so fans need not despair. Continue below for some clarification of reasons for the game's delay.

It was noted in the post that the main reasons for the delay were due to an unexpected level of work being needed to get online lobbies to run smoothly, as well as a few bureaucratic snags. Lab-Zero also mentioned that they've had trouble finalizing the contracts for the game's Japanese voice-over licensing, due to the paperwork moving slower than expected. For full details on what's going on with the physical release and why it's being delayed, check out our source.

Posted March 2, 2017

More PS4 Exclusive Perks Coming to Tekken 7

Tekken 7’s long awaited release is just shy of four months away, and now we are getting a better picture of what will be available on launch date. While Microsoft hasn’t announced any big news on its Xbox One release yet, Sony has taken the initiative to show why they think the Playstation 4 release will be the definitive version of this title.

Firstly, the Playstation 4 Collector’s Edition of the title will come with a 12″ x 18″ figure of Heihachi and Kazuya engaged in battle, as well as a Steelbook and the Tekken 7 soundtrack. But wait! There’s more! Exclusive to the Playstation 4 version of the game will be a Jukebox mode, which will allow you to play songs from all versions of the game series in a mix while you play the game. The game will also feature exclusive costumes–for certain characters–from Tekken 4 and Tekken 2.

Posted March 1, 2017

HORI Announces Tekken 7 Real Arcade Pro Sticks

Great news for Tekken fans, as HORI have announced that the Tekken 7-branded Real Arcade Pro will be coming to the West. Previously announced for only the PlayStation 4 in Japan, each console gets its own unique artwork, with the black PS4 edition showing Kazuya and Heihachi about to fight, while the white Xbox One edition shows off Asuka, Alisa, Lili and Lucky Chloe all ready to battle. Both sticks are also compatible with the PC edition of Tekken 7.

This news is especially good for Xbox One players, who have been long-awaiting a new arcade stick for their platform. HORI also recently announced that the Fighting Commander pad is also coming to the Xbox One as well, complete with an all-white color scheme. As with other RAP models, these Tekken sticks use HORI’s own Hayabusa stick and buttons, so you may have to swap these if you are used to Sanwa Denshi buttons on your current stick. These models will launch alongside Tekken 7 on June 2nd.

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