A new The King of Fighters manga is coming to Japan in January

While SNK has done a great job putting out a number of supplemental media — such as comics and animation — for The King of Fighters franchise, most of these have come from and are focused towards the Chinese market. That’s about to change however, as a new The King of Fighters manga is set to debut early next year in Japan.

The new manga, called The King of Fighters ~ A New Beginning is set to make its debut in the January 1 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine. No details on what the plot of the manga will be about, however the released art seems to indicate that it somehow ties into or is based on the events of The King of Fighters XIV.

Check out the announcement from Monthly Shonen Sirius below:

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Source: Natalie

Check out the planned brackets for Capcom Cup 2017

Here are the preliminary brackets for December’s big Street Fighter V showdown.

As first revealed yesterday on Capcom Fighters’ Wake Up Wednesdays YouTube show, here are the planned brackets for Capcom Cup 2017. These brackets reflect the withdrawal of 2016’s Champion Liquid|NuckleDu, with his auto-qualification spot transferred to and accepted by last year’s runner-up EG|Ricki Ortiz. The only remaining open spot is reserved for the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.

Capcom Cup 2017 bracket 1 (upper half)

Capcom Cup 2017 bracket 1 (bottom half)

Naturally, any other last-minute withdrawals (or travel visa issues) could result in these brackets being adjusted again, so stay tuned; but unforeseen changes aside, this is how the battles in Anaheim will begin on December 9th!

Learn more about the competitors in our ongoing Capcom Cup 2017 Player Analysis series!

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League of Legends – Varus: As We Fall Music Video Adds Dimension & Story

League of Legends’ Varus is the star of the newest music video that shines a light on how he came to be through the sacrifice of Valmar & Kai. The music video offers an explanation of how their souls were forged with Varus’s to become what he is today. In addition, Riot has a released a comic called “Heartlight” and a “behind-the-scenes” dev interview to provide insight into the story.

7th TOPANGA Charity Cup results

This past weekend, the 7th TOPANGA Charity Cup took place in Tokyo, Japan. A Street Fighter V 5V5 Team event, this unique battleground saw over 750 of the game’s strongest warriors wage war in order to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society. Participants included the likes of Evo Champion Echo Fox|Tokido and teammate Momochi, Team GRPT’s Haitani, Fuudo, MOV, and Infiltration, YouDeal|Yukadon, GodsGardenPro’s Kazunoko, Cyclops Osaka’s Dogura and GO1, Gamework’s Eita, Hx.Twitch.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara, Mago, Poongko, PONOS|Moke, RB|Bonchan, AW|Nemo, Kuroda, DNG|Itabashi Zangief and Tachikawa, Ryuusei, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Scarz|Sako, Kindevu, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Nuki and countless others — which promised an unforgettable evening of competition.

Results

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1. TOPANGA – Mago (Karin), DBKoopa (Ken), Scarz|Sako (Akuma), Gachikun (Rashid), YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim)
2. Kindevu Gurentai – Andou (Urien), Mizuha (Chun-Li), DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Zangief), DouyuTV|Xiao Hai (Cammy), Kindevu (Akuma)
3. BeasTV – Hx.Twitch.CYG BST|Daigo Umehara (Guile), Orikasa (Akuma), Machaboo (Necalli), PONOS|Moke (Rashid), AW|Nemo (Urien)
3. Hail Mary y.k.a. GOD – YBK|Daikokugo (Birdie), GW|Eita (Ken), YouDeal|Yukadon (Ibuki), CO|Dogura (Urien), CO|GO1 (Menat)
5. Osayu~ JAPAN – Acqua (Ibuki), Reiketsu (Menat), GAMEtoHITO (Dhalsim), Inoue (Urien), Ryuusei (Urien)
5. LP 30,000 Powers – Anman (Urien), Nazo no Chankoya (R. Mika), Trashbox (Birdie), Raburenji (Rashid), Dasuku (F.A.N.G)
5. Hikari no Senshi – Kichipa-mu (Zangief), StormKubo (Abigail), Crusher (Birdie), Initial Kyouso (Laura), Inuchiyo (M. Bison)
5. Kachitagari – RB|Bonchan (Karin), GRPT|Fuudo (R. Mika), GRPT|Haitani (Necalli), Nyanshi (Necalli), Jyobin (Necalli)

Source: TOPANGA TV

Day one Tekken 7 Geese Howard roundup: Frame data, Kousuke’s Geese, Howard Estate combos, and more!

Tekken 7‘s DLC2 — SNK’s iconic Southtown Boss, Geese Howard — has been out for approximately five seconds. Despite that, the footage that’s already been released for Mr. Howard shows a consistent high-damage output, and strong toolset. Let’s take a look at some of the very early tech that’s been found for our favorite Goose:

Although, before we begin, I will throw a bone to anyone unable to access Geese for the moment, but wants to see his movelist. BLUELINKBR has you covered:

KURO KURO has got the goods on Geese’s on-block frame data. It’s a real mixed bag, but there’s still some surprisingly safe stuff, like F+1+2.

Geese’s wall damage is a really beautiful thing in this game. This will be a theme we return to often in this post, starting with the counter-hit low combo from RoboDuck.

It’s going to be really important to know what your wall splat options are with Geese, and Rikk has that information nice and compartmentalized for you:

You don’t necessarily have to be at the wall to start your big damage combos: as long as you can get there by the end and you have meter, you are a Reppuken away from laying on the hurt.

Neltharak Idrissil has put together a great starter combo guide for the new Geese apprentice.

Something that wasn’t quite apparent during Geese’s initial trailer was the fact that there’s several wall breaks on Geese’s stage. This, combined with Geese’s natural wall-destructive ability, makes it easy to see from 101shiki OBGM‘s video that Geese is going to enjoy having home field advantage.

Japanese player Kousuke has some early matches vs. Shudy‘s Heihachi that are absolutely worth checking out, just to see how the two Japanese players adapt to the new character.

LiangHuBBB has some early wall-carry ideas that show considerable promise.

But most importantly, famed Tekken combo video maker STL1119 seems to have already taken a shine to the SNK boss. Here’s his early exploration of Geese combos:

Sources: BLUELINKBRKURO KURORoboDuckThorasskickerNeltharak Idrissil101shiki OBGMSHUDY_JINLEELiangHuBBBRikkSTL1119