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)

EVE: Echoes – Mobile MMO – Gameplay Trailer

EVE: Echoes is a new iOS/Android version of New Eden from EVE Online. Set in an alternate video of New Eden, EVE: Echoes allows players to experience the full authentic experience of EVE Online, but on their mobile device.

Coming to iOS/Android in 2019.

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

Area now available as part of Fighting EX Layer’s Version 1.3.0 update

The Genius Inventor finally enters the fray!

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the ARIKA-developed Fighting EX Layer, but the title’s Version 1.3.0 update was released for Playstation 4 and Steam PC, notably adding Street Fighter EX veteran Area to the playable rosterafter she was initally teased with the announcemnt of Sharon and SNK’s Terry Bogard last year at Evo 2018.Unfortunaly, she will not have any Expert Challenges.

In addition to the new fighter, this patch also adds an Online Spectator Mode, allowing players to observe matches they aren’t actively particpating in within Lobbies, as well as some general improvements to the online experience.

The team also fixed a bug where Sharon’s Half Moon attack did not trigger the Critical Gougi, as well as making some minor balance adjustments to Shriase, Sanane, and Hokuto, by standardizing the input of their Ryuusui special move, while also increasing its startup.

The developer is unsure of whether or not they will be adding Area to the game’s Arcade version at this time. You can see the full patch notes, as well as some over three hours of developer gameplay with Area, below:

Ver 1.3.0 Changes

Character Changes

Additional Characters
-> Area
*Area does not have any Expert Mode challenges.

Improvements to Netplay Matches
-> The Netplay has been improved, along with additions and adjustments to the UI.

New Online Mode added for Testing.
-> A mode that allows you to spectate matches (Spectator Mode) has been added
*For PS4 and Steam versions only.

Spectator Mode (In Testing)
This mode allows a Player to create a Lobby and spectate the matches of other Players who join.

*Game Balancing
The input for Shirase, Sanane, and Hokuto’s special move 「Ryuusui」has been standardized, and the startup has increased.

*Bug Fixes and Balancing
Fixed an issue with Sharon where using Half Moon does not trigger the Critical Gougi.

Catch ARIKA’s videos detialing Area and the 1.3.0 update below!

With the last advertised character now being officially released, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for FEXL. Will Area be the last piece of major DLC released for the game, or will ARIKA continue to support the title?

Perhaps we’ll get an answer this August at Evo 2019? What else would you like to see added to Fighting EX Layer in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Source: ARIKA (Facebook) (YouTube)

Starbase – Rental Lots Feature Video

The latest Starbase video to explore some of the game’s features is out, this time about “rental lots”. Rental lots are Starbase’s player housing, a player’s starbase to call home. The video lays out the details on how a player can achieve ownership of a starbase and what types of features can be added to it such as a landing platform, storage and “business” space, and much more.

GreedFall – Release Date Announcement

If you’ve been looking for what could potentially be the next great RPG, look no further than Greedfall. Focus Home Interactive has sent out a brand new trailer to announce the release date for Greedfall. Look for it on September 10th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Funcom Showcases 12 Minutes of Moons of Madness Gameplay

Moons of Madness is Funcom’s upcoming horror game and the team is ready to show off what players will experience as they face terror in space. The new video features over ten minutes of gameplay footage featuring Shane Newehart, the title’s protagonist. Moons of Madness has ties to Secret World thanks to the Orochi group that built the secret research facility where Newehart is stationed.

The Jimquisition Examines ‘the Addictive Cost of Predatory Monetization’

Jim Sterling has published a new video regarding what he believes is “the addictive cost of predatory video game monetization”. In the half-hour long documentary, Sterling speaks about the impact of microtransactions and loot boxes and the effect they have on players. He looks “at the human cost of predatory monetization” and even speaks with a mobile studio CEO “whose tactics for hunting ‘whales’ sound scarily like instructions for selling drugs”.

Starbase – Gunfights & Weapons Feature Video

The latest Starbase video is out and about, this time featuring both weapons and gunfights. Viewers will be treated to a visual of how combat will look, at least in this early stage, when the voxel-vertex-based space-themed MMO is released.