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Review: KILL la KILL -IF

I’ve been a hardcore fan of anime-based video games since my earliest years of gaming. I still remember playing Dragon Ball Z: The Legend and how awesome it was reliving the entirety of Dragon Ball Z, starting from Raditz, all the way...

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Impressions: Alt Lab's Smash Stick: Analog Arcade Stick

For as long as I’m been invested in traditional fighting games, Fight Sticks or Arcade Sticks, whichever name you prefer, have been my controller of choice, at least for PlayStation systems. However, for the more casual fighting games...

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Review: The King of Fighters XIV

Since I’ve been writing for Japanator for almost a year now, some of you may already know I’m a big King of Fighters fan and it’s one of the first series I ever played as a child. Even since then I haven’t missed a s...

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Karin makes her triumphant return in Street Fighter V

Capcom have a thing for blondes don't they? Charlie Nash, Cammy, Rainbow Mika, and now Karin Kanzuki. Even the big British brawler Birdie is sporting the golden locks of a Blonde. The Ken to Sakura's Ryu is back from her last outing i...

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Meet Shaheen, Tekken's first Saudi character

Bandai Namco are revving up the hype machine for Tekken 7, and with their latest character reveal, we finally get our first glimpse at what came of that call for feedback Chief Developer Katsuhiro Harada made in August. Back then he an...

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Let's Rock! Guilty Gear Xrd Sign coming in December

Are you ready to rock?! Guilty Gear Xrd Sign is shaping up to be one of the best-looking fighting games in recent memory, thanks to its amazing anime-style graphics rendering tech. I honestly can't say much about the fighting system i...

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Tekken 7 announced with teaser trailer

During this year's EVO fighting tournament, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed that the latest installment in the Tekken series is in development at Bandai Namco.  The teaser trailer doesn't show any gameplay and doesn't have a...

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Street Fighter 4 glitch leads to 276-hit combo

I love me a good combo video. There's nothing like seeing a guy rock a game system hard and eek out strings of nasty hits. This vid from Youtube user biffotasty uses a very particular glitch to be able to go beyond the normal hit-counter a...

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Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! coming to PS3/Vita this Fall

Aksys Games announced that moé fighting game Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will be hitting the Playstation 3 and Vita Fall 2014. This version of the series is a revision based off the original Arcana Heart 3, originally released in J...

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Brand new Persona 4 Ultima clips you can dance to

Coming off the announcement of Rise Kujikawa as a playable character in the fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Atlus updated their Youtube channel with another wave of videos highlighting the new arrivals. The main event, of course, is...

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Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

There were rumors scuttling around for a while about Persona 4's Rise Kujikawa being a playable character in the upcoming fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and they proved to be true with the recent issue of Famitsu and Dengeki PlaySta...

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Character updates for Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed

As we got closer to the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've finally got a good idea of what changes will be going on with the returning characters. In a recent post Shoryuken, a comprehensive breakdown of the changes from Super Street ...

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Final Ultra Street Fighter 4 character revealed

After months of anticipation, Capcom revealed the fifth and final character in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4. Her name is Decapre and she's one of M. Bison's Dolls. For those not familiar with Street Fighter lore, M. Bison's organiza...

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Have some Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for your face

Thanks to the folks over at Famitsu, we've got two new videos of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Coming from the All-Japan Strongest Tag Championship, the videos showcase bouts between Chie/Akihiko and Mitsuru/Teddie. Hit the jump to see Akihiko/...

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A Time To Stand: JoJo All-Star Battle gets release date

Looks like April is going to be a real banger for fans of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Not only is the next season of the JoJo anime adaptation premiering, but now Bandai Namco have announced that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle,...

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New DOA 5 Ultimate character coming to consoles

As the final rounds of the national Dead or Alive 5 tournament were just about to start; Team Ninja developer Yosuke Hayashi had a couple of new announcement he wanted to share with the crowd. The first think that he wanted ...

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Review: Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match assembles a colorful cast of characters from anime series you may not have watched into a game you probably wouldn’t even look at it because of the name. But wait! Don’t go just yet! I’ve go...

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AquaPazza full trailer brings the Aquaplus action

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't accidentally misread AquaPazza as AquaPizza. I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with me. With the release of Atlus published fighter AquaPazza right on the horizon, we have what is likely to...

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Dead or Alive heads to arcades after 13 year absence

Thirteen years! I may not be that knowledgeable of the fighting game scene, but that seems insane! But hey, it's apparently true, though Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Arcade is due to break the series' absence from arcades.  To help entic...

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King of Fighters '97 now available on iOS, Android

As if to remind us that they're still kicking, SNK Playmore have decided to port yet another classic title to iOS and Android devices. This time it's King of Fighters '97, the third and final entry of the Orochi saga. It wasn't exactly...

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J-Stars Victory VS gets more characters and release date

As a fan of Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, any news about the upcoming J-Stars Victory VS makes me salivate. Well, I better get a napkin, because we've got some new info. According to Gematsu, the latest issue of Jump reveals tha...

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Degenki Bunko Fighting Climax gameplay footage

At last week's Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced that they would be teaming with ASCII media works to bring us a new 2D fighter. Titled Degenki Bunko Fighting Climax, the game will feature various characters from ASCII's publishing imprint D...

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AquaPazza hits the PS3 in NA this November

I'm genuinely surprised that AquaPazza is getting a NA release. You'll be able to find the PS3 game on store shelves on November 19 for the low price of $29.99 A joint collaboration between Leaf and its parent company Aquaplus, AquaPazza is...


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