Terminator T-800 and Joker announced as DLC characters for Mortal Kombat 11 in full Kombat Pack reveal trailer

Release dates have also been konfirmed!

Though we already knew that Sindel and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn would be joining the already-released Shang Tsung and Nightwolf as DLC characters in Mortal Kombat 11‘s Kombat Pack, Netherrealm Studios has finally revealed who the two remaining guest characters will be.

We also get release dates (likely for Early Access) of the remaining quartet of Kombatants. The Terminator T-800 will be invading Eartherealm on behalf of SkyNet, while DC Comic’s The Joker will try once again to put a smile on the face of the MK warriors for the first time since 2008’s ill-fated Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe crossover title, as he brings things full-circle following the guest appearances of Scorpion in 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us and Sub-Zero and Raiden in 2017’s Injustice 2.

After the six fighters enter a dark room in a similar vein to Injustice 2‘s Fighter Pack reveals, we are informed that  the Terminator T-800 will look to terminate the competition in just seven week’s time on October 8th, while Sindel, in her revenant form, will be whipping her hair back and forth on November 26th. The Joker laughs us into 2020 on January 28th, while Spawn closes things out on March 17th.

During each of their entrances, we can see that Spawn will be sporting his iconic cape and chains combo, potentially signaling that he’ll have quite the reach advantage in neutral, Joker, unlike his Injustice incarnations, will be bringing his cane into battle, hopefully giving him increased range in the vein of Skarlet or Jade. Finally, the Terminator, who appears to be based on the Arnold Schwarzenegger incarnation from the earlier films, who will also be in the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate on November 1st. (Hopefully he’s providing the voice for the character as well!)

You can see the full trailer below, as well as the trailer for Nightwolf, who is officially out of Early Access and available to purchase for all players at $5.99, along with a Klassic Arcade Skin Pack, decking out Kano, Jax, and Kung Lao in their Mortal Kombat 3 duds, which can also be purchased individually for $5.99. The Sonya Blade War Games MK3 Skin, much like the Shang Tsung Movie Skin, will remain an exclusive for Kombat Pack owners.

It was also announced that the game will also be coming to the new Google Stadia in November, with Executive Producer Erin Piepergerdes providing insight into why NRS feels the game is a perfect fit for this new platform.

Which characters are you most excited to see join the fight in the Kombat Pack? Tell us who you’ll be playing and which set of three Skins you hope they’ll be bringing with them down in the Comments!

Source: Mortal Kombat (YouTube); Stadia (YouTube)

Don’t miss your chance to face Shadow Lady in the Extra Battle challenge in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Are you willing to “Pursue the Mysterious Mech” for a new in-game Title?

With another weekend now upon us, a new series of Extra Battles are available to tackle in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Ibuki’s Akane Yagyu Onimusha Crossover Costume is now in its third week, (along with the returning Air Man Rashid and Guts Man Balrog), as well as the weekly battle for Fortune Tickets against M. Bison, clad in his new Psycho Miasma costume that sees him return to the height of his power from the Street Fighter Alpha days.

There is a special challenge, “Pursue the Mysterious Mech,” which allows players to face off with an alternate version of Chun-Li, based off of her appearance as Shadow Lady in 1998’s Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. Though this is no mere costume change for the strongest woman in the world, as she has new attacks that are based on that alternate incarnation, including her air dash, Rainbow Missiles, Plasma Barrier, Miracle Drill, a triple jump, Infinity Leg, and her Final Mission Hyper Combo as a second Critical Art.

Boasting a staggering 1350 vitality and 2000 Stun, higher values than any of the playable cast members, she will certainly be a unique and challenging foe to defeat, unless you go in with the proper strategy beforehand. Those who are able to conquer this “Very Hard” battle, which costs the usual 1,000 Fight Money per each attempt, will receive the special Title, “Product of Shadaloo” to flaunt in online matches.

You can see a preview of the character in action below, courtesy of X-Kira, as well as some successful attempts at defeating her using Ryu and the newly-released E. Honda, by Redwolfx and Dra, below. This Extra Battle will only be available throughout the weekend, expiring Sunday night at 8:00 P.M. PT (10:00 P.M. CST, 11:00 P.M. ET). We’ve also included some MVC gameplay of her, so you can how her new version stacks up to the original.

Will you be risking some Fight Money to pursue the mysterious mech and her Title this weekend? Let us know in the Comments!

Source: X-Kira Datamining (YouTube); Redwolfxx (YouTube); almakashi (Twitter); Si The Gamer (YouTube); StreetFighter (Twitter)

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] announced at Evo 2019, launching early 2020

The definitive definitive definitive edition is on its way next year!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is the next iteration of the cult hit that’s found its way to tournaments everwhere! Aksys Games and Arc System Works announced the new game after the grand finals at Evo 2019, alongside developer French-Bread.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] will add one new fighter to the roster on top of “nearly a thousand balance changes and new moves.” Londrekia is a Void Hunter and a high-ranking member wof Ritter Schild who’s icy attacks are only matched by his cold demeanor. According to Aksys Games founder and CEO Akibo Shieh, players should consider this updated version to be “carefully rebalanced and perfected for the greatest possible anime fighting experience to date.”

While there haven’t been any confirmed consoles for the title, it was previously rated for Taiwan and Australia back in  May and June respectively for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, so its pretty safe to say UNICLR will probably be heading there at least.

If you weren’t able to make it to Evo, you weren’t watching the stream, or you just want to watch the trailer again, check it out below, courtesy of Gematsu!

Source: Gematsu

Indie arena fighter, Mighty Fight Federation announced, playable at Evo 2019 in Media Indie Exchange

A quirky arena fighter that’s full of creativity and spunk

Looks like Black Salt Coreuption isn’t alone on its journey to rewrite expectations for arena fighters! Mighty Fight Federation was announced this weekend and debuted at the Media Indie Showcase at Evo 2019. This four-player battler “focuses on fundamentals and expansive character abilities.”

Mighty Fight features what the developers call, “Hype mechanics”. These can be used to zone, evade, counter, and play mind games with your opponent. The game will include a story mode, arcade mode, and character specific tutorials for all 11 zany characters.

The roster plans to offer a ton of variety, especially for an arena fighter. “Place traps, throw explosive projectiles and charge in with rush-down combos.” There’s someone here for everyone!

Those who love to listen to gaming music on the regular, like myself, will be glad to hear that Mighty Fight will be home to some incredible sounding tunes. Music by Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania), James Landino (RWBY, No Straight Roads), Vince DiCola (Rocky IV, Transformers) and Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Shovel Knight) will all be found in the game. If that’s not an all-star composer lineup, I don’t know what is!

The game is being developed by Komi Games, a Toronto based studio, and they’ve got a Discord set up for prospective players to keep up with MFF’s updates! The game is projected to hit early access in Q4 of 2019 and on all platforms in 2020.

Julian Spillane, the founder of Komi Games, wants those that think arena fighters are only made for casual play to give the genre another chance.

“We think arena fighters have the potential to be as deep and competitive as their 2D counterparts, so with Mighty Fight we set out to make something that would evoke the classic games of the early 2000s but with an added sense of depth and complexity,” says Spillane.

“As die-hard fighting fans ourselves, we’re building the game that we want to play and we can’t wait to see how the community responds!”

Don’t forget to check out Mighty Fight Federation while you’re at Evo!

Source: Komi Games

Black Salt Coreuption shows off its progress as part of The Media Indie Exchange at Evo 2019

An arena fighter with the goal of bringing competitive eyes to the genre

Black Salt Coreuption, an upcoming arena fighter that hopes to break the conventions of the genre, is showing off its latest version at Evo 2019 as a part of The Media Indie Exchange (MIX)!

Most 3D titles like Tekken, SoulCalibur, Dead or Alive, and Virtua Fighter, actually take place on a shifting 2D plane and battles aren’t truly on a three-dimensional space. Black Salt Coreuptiuon wants players to be free to move wherever they desire on the battlefield without giving up the depth in its gameplay.

I played Black Salt Coreuption at DreamHack Dallas earlier in the summer and it was a blast to play. There is definitely a lot more going on in this game than most arena fighters. Every character feels unique and offers something interesting to the roster in terms of both design and gameplay. Personally, a lot of arena fighters tend to feel kind of the same, with every character being a slightly modified version of each other. Luckily, this is not the case for Black Salt Coreuption!

The game is still in early access, so there a few things that need to be worked out, but the dev team is hard at work polishing the game before its projected winter 2019 release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Its currently running at a new price of $9.99 so it’s practically a steal if you haven’t gotten it yet on Steam!

For an in-depth look at the title, check out Perfect Legend‘s stream of the game where he discusses the title’s mechanics and shares his feelings about how Black Salt Coreuption is Devil May Cry meets Tekken! Perfect Legend has been a bit of an advocate for the title and has been helping promote it through his social media channels.

The mechanics are laid out…ahem-perfectly, by Perfect Legend on his YouTube description!

“Each character has launching normal performed by: Holding guard and pressing towards your opponent + that light attack button.

To perform your special attack press away from your opponent and the Heavy Attack.

To Dash, you press 4/Circle/B (1234 notation, PS, Xbox)

You can perform normals in the air so when you launch you can jump to follow up your combo.

Opponents can breaker out of combos in mid-air, on the ground as well as breaker grabs.

To perform a grab you press RT/R2 to perform.

Grabs can be teched or breakered.

Breaker requires 2 bars of meter currently and you build meter by landing attacks.

Attacks can be guarded and you can be grabbed in the middle of your attack on block so you must cancel out of it into a jump or dash to not get punished.”

Those who enjoy the game can take the battle to the next level in an upcoming tournament in association with PVP Zone in Las Vegas. Details can be viewed in the tweet below as told by none other than Austin St. John, the original Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger who actually voices one of the characters in the game and also spends his time on social media promoting the title.

Last but not least, here’s a synopsis from the developer!

GAME INTRO

Responding to a distress call from an unknown source, Gatling and his team get sucked into a dimensional portal where they find themselves stranded in a mysterious forest in a different world. While exploring the forest, they run into another hero, Black Salt, who has also been separated from his world. They decide to team up to find a way home.

Black Salt Coreuption is a 3D arena fighting game series that combines two action properties. (Black Salt Vs COREUPT) COREUPT at its CORE is a pulse pounding action brawler! Follow Gatling as he fights alongside new allies to discover the CORE of the worlds COREUPTION!

Black Salt is a feature film franchise based on the critically acclaimed comic book series. The Black Salt Minifeature won the Cinemax/HBO Action Short Film Competition and received a licensing deal with HBO. To date, HBO confirmed that the Black Salt Minifeature has accumulated well-over 8 million views across all Max platforms. The Black Salt Minifeature and comic book series is a prequel to the 3D arena fighting game.

If you’re at Evo, don’t forget to give your support to the great indie games shown at The Media Indie Showcase! Who knows, you might just find your next favorite game!

Source: Black Salt Coreuption

Here’s the ultimate viewer’s guide to Evo 2019!

The world’s largest fighting game tournament is once again upon us, as thousands of players and fans are converging upon Las Vegas, Nevada once again for Evo 2019!

With nine official titles hosting a combined total of 9,266 World Warriors from across the globe, as well as a jam-packed 31-title AnimEVO lineup of side tournaments, a pair of Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid tournaments that will lead to a BarFights Exhibition match, and so much more, there’s a ton to take in.

There will also be major implications for a variety of competitive circuits, as this is the first-ever Super Premier event for the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition,  the first-ever Master+ event for the 2019 Tekken World Tour, the first Saga event for the 2019/2020 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, a Premier event for the 2019 MK Pro Kompetition, and will serve as the final ARCREVO World Tour Qualifier for BlazBlue: Cross Tag BattleGuilty Gear XRD REV2, and BlazBlue: CentralFiction.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here at Shoryuken, so you won’t have to miss a moment of the exceedingly-hype action.

You can find the official stream schedule for all three days below, as well as an AnimEVO stream schedule, courtesy of AceKingOffsuit.

Find your game and the corresponding stream below!

Watch live video from evo on www.twitch.tv(The Jump Off, Main Game Top 8s)

Watch live video from CapcomFighters on www.twitch.tv(Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition)

Watch live video from evo1 on www.twitch.tv(Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Watch live video from evo2 on www.twitch.tv(BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Mortal Kombat 11)

Watch live video from evo3 on www.twitch.tv(Tekken 7)

Watch live video from evo4 on www.twitch.tv(Samurai Shodown, Super Street Fighter II Turbo Top 4, Guilty Gear XRD REV2 Top 4)

Watch live video from evo5 on www.twitch.tv(Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Windjammers Top 4)

Watch live video from evo6 on www.twitch.tv(Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sailor Moon S Top 4, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Top 4)

Watch live video from evo7 on www.twitch.tv(SoulCalibur VI, Kill la Kill the Game: IF Top 4, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers 3 Top 4, Garou: Mark of the Wolves Top 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee Top 4, Million Arthur: Arcana Blood Top 4, BlazBlue: CentralFiction Top 4)

Watch live video from evojumpoff on www.twitch.tv(The Jump Off)

Watch live video from CrossCounterTV on www.twitch.tv(Panels, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid)

Watch live video from ArcSystemWorksU on www.twitch.tv(Kill la Kill the Game: IF, BlazBlue: CentralFiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R Top 4)

Watch live video from darkanddark on www.twitch.tv(Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax IGNITION, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core+R)

Watch live video from GameGoons on www.twitch.tv(Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Fighter’s History Dynamite/Karnov’s Revenge, King of Fighters XIV)

Watch live video from MissingPersonSRK on www.twitch.tv(Sailor Moon S, Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star, Rival Schools: Project Justice)

Watch live video from numakie on www.twitch.tv(Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!!!, Aquapazza, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers 3, UNIST Exhibitions, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code Top 4)

Watch live video from PXMacaiaH on www.twitch.tv(Puyo Puyo Champions, Catherine, Puyo Puyo Tetris Swap)

Watch live video from Jyosua on www.twitch.tv(Persona 4 Arena Ultimax)

Watch live video from XSEED_Games on www.twitch.tv(Granblue Fantasy Versus Cygames Beast Exhibition)

Watch live video from waruinekodake on www.twitch.tv(Koihime Enbu: RyoRaiRai)

Watch live video from NearFutureIndustries on www.twitch.tv(Windjammers)

Watch live video from TheBrett on www.twitch.tv(Gundam Versus 2V2)

The commentary lineup is also extremely stacked and varied, with a staggering 60 total announcers providing their various unique insights across all nine of the titles in the official lineup. You can see the full list below.

You can follow along with the brackets live as they happen at smash.gg (Evo), (AnimEVO) Let us know who you’re rooting for this weekend in the comments!  Keep it locked right here for all the latest news and reveals coming out of the event!

Source: EVO (Twitter); AceKingOffsuit (Twitter)

Play Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid to compete in an exhibition match during Bar Fights at Evo 2019

Turn on the power, Power Rangers! Evo Twenty Niiiineteen

Those attending Evo 2019 will have a shot at competing at the illustrious Bar Fights in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid after qualifying through tournaments held at the Cross Counter booth today and tomorrow.

Details for the tournament can be viewed below!

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is an awesome gem of a game that’s really turned itself into something great through major updates and additional characters. I had my reservations at first, and I’m a huge Power Rangers fan, but the updates have really shaped it up into something special. (I will definitely write an editorial once time permits because it’s so awesome.)

Hopefully, the exposure brings more players to the title so it can get the support it needs to continue to grow. Fingers crossed for the White Dino Ranger, any Psycho Ranger, and Trakeena in a future season pass cause they’d be great.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

E. Honda, Poison and newcomer Lucia join Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on August 4

Three new fighters arrive at once, but will there be more to come?

Its been over half a year since the announcement of Kage, the first character in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition‘s Season 4 of content and players are finally getting more fighters for the roster!

Last night, after an unfortunate leak, Capcom officially announced that E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison will be entering the ring this weekend after the Evo 2019 finals! According to Michael Martin, the Director at Capcom Esports, the staff at Capcom “worked hard last minute to put out all the trailers for E. Honda, Lucia, and Poison.”

Capcom did their best to pivot the unfortunate incident and bring the focus to player excitement, officially releasing the leaked trailer and three unique trailers for each individual fighter. You can check out the trailers below!

E. Honda

Lucia

Poison

E. Honda is one of the oldest members of the cast, hailing back to the days of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Poison is originally from Final Fight but was visible with Hugo in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, and became a playable character in Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultra Street Fighter IV. Lucia originated from Final Fight 3 as one of the four playable characters!

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There is a lot to take in with the recent announcement, especially considering the state of SFV: AE, and the distribution of the fighters. Each character can be purchased separately on August 4th, or all together in a Summer 2019 Character Bundle on August 5th. (It is definitely odd the pack is being sold after the characters themselves, but I digress.) There will also be a new stage based on the E. Honda’s classic stage, but this will not be included in the bundle.

Street Fighter Series executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, has stated that he will not be attending the final event at Evo 2019 this year. Whether or not this means there won’t be any additional announcements after the event has yet to be disclosed.

Source: Street Fighter

Check out the CEOtaku 2019 registration leaderboard after its first week; Early Bird Registration ends today at 11:59 P.M. EST

Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Under Night, and Samurai Shodown lead the pack early!

Registration opened for CEOtaku 2019 about two weeks back, the fifth installment of Alex Jebailey’s anime “spin-off” event to Community Effort Orlando. Aimed at giving games of the air dasher variety their time in the sun as main titles, the event’s early registration leaderboard seems to indicate a strong showing by some of the event’s core attractions.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 is leading the pack, showing that there is still a strong following for the Team Red game, despite it not making the Evo main lineup this year. Following closely behind is Under Night In-Brith EXE: Late[st], which will be coming off a strong 1,156-player Evo debut. SNK’s hot newly-released Samurai Shodown comes in at third, with BlazBlue: CentralFiction and Cross Tag Battle rounding out the Top 5.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Million Arthur: Arcana Blood, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax IGNITION round out the Top 10 of the 16 main games, with the last two tied for 9th.

Jebailey also gives Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 an Honorable Mention for not currently being in the last place. Other main titles include Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, SoulCalibur VI, Sailor Moon S, Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai, and Kill la Kill the Game: IF.

For more details and to register yourself, head on over to smash.gg, before Early Bird Registration ends on July 31st at 11:59 P.M. EST, where prices will go up from $50 to $60.

CEOtaku 2019 takes place September 27th-29th at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Source: CEOJebailey (Twitter)

Indie fighter Schwarzerblitz holds “last minute” costume contest giving players a shot at having their designs in the game

Become a part of Schwarzerblitz history through your creativity!

SRK covered the retro 90s’ inspired 3D fighter Schwarzerblitz a while back, and in prepping for its launch, artists are getting one more chance to have their original costume designs placed in the game! The original deadline for the contest was August 1st, but it was extended until August 7th to give artists more time to submit their entries.

All the previous posters will get an extra entry as well, so those who already took part can test their creativity even more! According to the developer, this will need all those interested to take part!

The rules can be found below!

For reference, all currently developed skins can be viewed in the following document that can be found here!

Its been a long road for Schwarzerblitz, and it’s great to see it near its complete state. You can really tell that a lot of love went into creating the title and hopefully it finds success and a devoted fanbase.

Those that are interested in taking a crack at Schwarzerblitz can do so at the following link!

Source: Andrea Demetrio