Mortal Kombat X: Jason Lives!

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fantasy, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

Ch-ch-ch…hahahah…

Today, May 5, sees the classic horror icon Jason Voorhees unleashed in Mortal Kombat X. Netherrealms released the trailer above some hours ago, and it is spot-on perfect for this psychotic slasher. The new Kombatant has been featured by NR themselves in the latest Kombat Kast, revealing his three variations- Slasher, Relentless and Unstoppable.


Jason’s gameplay revealed!

Even more so than Freddy Kreuger was done in MK9, I think Netherrealm pretty much nailed Jason for the game, down to his walk, his attacks and even the occasional horror music highlights during some of his moves/attacks. If you ‘love’ this maniacal madman, you’ll adore using him to gut into the competition in MKX.
Jason will be available today for owners of the Kombat Pack, but he will be made available as standalone DLC on May 12. Happy Hacking!

Big Tekken 7 Announcements in July!

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fantasy, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

What news? What Announcement!?? AARRGGHHH!!!

I always tell myself, my love for Tekken has somewhat waned as of late. I am not really thinking about Tekken 7, that unreachable game that is probably years away from my hands. I am into other stuff these days. THEN this stuff comes along, and I am all excited again. DAMMIT.

Apparently, according to Twitter (care of tireless Tekken Tweeter Wonkey and the Tekken Project), there will be a couple of dates to look forward to regarding Tekken 7. Wonkey tweeted over the weekend that there will be a big announcement for the game this coming July 1. THEN, just today, the Tekken Project has posted that a Big, Serious announcement regarding Tekken 7 will be revealed this coming July 7 (7-7, get it?).

Now, Wonkey has updated that the upcoming July 7 event might be unrelated to the July 1 news, but he is not certain. I’m thinking they’re two different things. But what could they be?

Character Reveal? Maybe this could be something done on July 1. Not as ‘Big’ as what’s coming on the 7th, conceivably, but something very exciting for many Tekken fans who just aren’t excited with the current roster.

Console Announcement? THIS is what I am hoping for, but not yet perhaps- it’s almost certain that T7 is coming to PS4 and XB1 anyways, so we’re already ready whatever.

New Version. Just as Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion became the definitive T6, and would eventually become the console game, maybe we’ll see a Tekken 7 BR on the 7th. It’s been tested and tweaked in terms of gameplay, and hopefully will see a TON of new content- all the stuff so far missing on the Vanilla Tekken 7- new character intros and win animations, tons more customizations and costumes, modes of play, etc- basically ALL the stuff promised by Harada that we have yet to see.

Or… something about Tekken X Streetfighter?

Aside from the things mentioned above, I can’t think of anything else that can be announced that is big. Anything involving tourneys or live events is worthless in any case. But we’ll see. Darn, it’s still over a week till the 7th, but we’ve got this coming Wednesday, if our friend Wonkey got his news right. Till then, stay tuned…

Tekken 7 at SDCC… WTF? THAT’S IT?

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

The Tekken 7 ‘Full’ Teaser Trailer. Yawn.

Really. What a disappointment.

No gameplay. No solid info aside from ‘Lars is in the game’.

Nothing save the cinematic bore-fest above.

Sadly, I am beginning to think that Harada and team have forgotten how to do their own game anymore. It’s been so long since the last good Tekken, or the last Soul Calibur. All they’ve been doing since are rehashes and F2P nonsense. They need to get their heads on straight.

This, honestly, is crap. This is the crappiest showing of Tekken I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe how worthless this SDCC showing has been. They should have just NOT announced the game until they could have showed something. Like the first Tekken 6 trailer. THAT had stuff. That had content.

This… This crap… a fan could do better. I am totally serious. Really, Namco, Harada, Tekken Team- please re-watch all the trailers and spots you did in the past and realize how SHITTY your stuff is now. My GOD this is horrible.

I won’t talk or speculate about Tekken on this blog again until they show something worth being excited about.

That is all.

My gosh, this was such a fail.

Tekken Tag 2: Jaycee Unmasked!

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fantasy, fighting games, gaming on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters


Jun’s boss stage is one odd stage to fight in.

Here are a couple of vids showing Tekken Tag Tournament 2‘s Character Customization, particularly for the tag-fighter’s resident luchador babe, Jaycee. Of course, we all know it’s really American Eco Fighter Julia Chang under that flashy costume, and these vids once again confirm that. With alternate head items equipped, the luchador mask comes off revealing the comely face beneath.

So far Customization in Tekken Tag 2 has been quite different from the previous Tekken 6 and Bloodline Rebellion, but I think this will be for the better. I’ll examine the new system in another post- for now, watch the match vids above straight from Japanese arcades- wish we could be there!

SSFIV AE: Evil Ryu/Oni Endings, Evil Ryu’s Chest Wound Explained

Posted in anime, arcade, fan-service on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

UPDATE: A copyright claim by Capcom just took out the Youtube videos of Evil Ryu and Oni’s endings. I guess if you missed ‘em, just wait for someone else to upload them or just wait a bit till the video embargo on them is lifted and they become available online again.

Meanwhile, the reason for Evil Ryu’s hole-in-the-chest is explained. The design is in reference to the manga Ryu Final (considered by many as the true telling of the story of SFIII), wherein he gets himself punched right THROUGH by Akuma in their final battle. It’s pretty intense, and if you wanna see the whole thing, get the translated manga by Udon. Every SF fan should have a copy.


Ouch.

Anyways, don’t worry about Ryu- though the manga goes out of its way to make it seem that Ryu went to the ol’ Dojo in the sky, going as far as showing off what appears to be his grave, the ending reveals otherwise.


Hey there, Ryu… RYU?!

It’s at this point where Alex should start running. Come on- the guy survived a freakin’ punch THROUGH the chest. What chance do you have, dude? Heheh…

Anyways, the manga is the work of artist Masahiko Nakahira, from whom the character of Evil Ryu actually first came to light (as well as character Karin Kanzuki, created in the Sakura Ganbaru manga, also made by Nakahira). Credit goes to Hadoken.net for this info.

Tekken Updates: Tekken 3D Prime Edition Webpage Up, TTT2 Boss Reveal Coming?

Posted in 3ds, arcade, fan-service, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

The Tekken gang’s coming to the 3DS, in case you didn’t know.

Tekken Official has just added a new page for the latest upcoming Tekken, Tekken 3D Prime Edition. There’s nothing much there yet save a nifty montage of character art from Tekken 6 and still a big ad for the Tekken Blood Vengeance movie pack-in. Famitsu just posted an article for the game with some character bios for the fighters appearing in their featured screenshots. The thing about Tekken 3D- depending on the individual screen shot, it can either look quite impressive and slick, or very pixelly and iffy. Still, Tekken has always been about beauty in motion, not in stills…

On another topic, there’s a little bit of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 talk on arcade site ariesu, which has this intriguing translated text which seems to refer to TTT2′s end boss.

Famitsu arcade game channel is “Tekken Tag Tournament 2″ is the follow-up. Introducing the boss appearing in single play.
1 boss Mishima parents. Ogre is to appear next. Additionally the emergence of the next semi-Kazama. The aura of mystery and black from the feet of her slump to defeat Kazama …?

UPDATED: Though initially I thought that ’1 boss Mishima parents’ was the Final Boss, this may instead refer to a Mishima Parent-and-Child Tag Team… which may be one of three possibilities- Jinpachi and Heihachi, Heihachi and Kazuya or Kazuya and Jin. Afterwards, Ogre is faced, then Jun Kazama– which is odd to me; will you face them separately, not as a team? Finally, after Jun is defeated, some sort of black mist or energy appears at her feet(?) while she’s sprawled on the ground… perhaps heralding the appearance of the actual Final Boss. I GOT IT! THOSE FREAKIN’ WEIRD SHOES OF HERS ARE THE BOSS…!

From Harada’s Twitter we can confirm that Jun herself is NOT the End Boss (known this for some time actually), and that the boss will ‘look like human’ (Harada’s exact words). No beam attacks though, so it won’t be something like Devil Kaz or Devil Jin. Who or what will it be? As of now, I have no freakin’ idea, but this is really intriguing. It shouldn’t be too long before we find out though, given the impending release of the game in Japanese arcades next month. More as we get it then!

Tekken Tag 2 E3 Interview from LevelUpYourGame

Posted in 3ds, arcade, fan-service, fantasy, fighting games on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters


More hardcore info from the Tekken Team!

Here’s another video interview with Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray from the recently-concluded E3 2011, this time from LevelUpYourGame. At over twenty minutes, it’s one of the longer interview vids you’ll see (only the Capcom-Unity hour-long interview with Ono is longer), taking up everything from Tekken 3DS, Tekken WiiU, Tekken Hybrid/Blood Vengeance and, of course, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. However of course about half of it is Harada-san speaking Japanese which Murray has to translate, which kinda pads out the time. Also, the ambient sounds of the venue make hearing the words quite the challenge. Luckily, LUYG has also posted the full transcript of the interview over here. So either watch or read, it’s your choice. Thanks to LevelUp for this extensive session. With this probably being the last of the E3 material, next up is Comicon in July. More as we get it then!

Tekken Tag 2 Famitsu Scans: Characters and Customizations, Items

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fantasy on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters


King and Anna show their stuff.

Okay, it’s seemingly been ages since the last real Tekken Tag Tournament 2 update- which is not surprising considering the events of the past weekend. Well, since I had an opportunity, I was able to scrounge up scans of the last week’s Famitsu Magazine, particularly of the 2-page spread for the game!
As mentioned earlier, this issue features character art and information on King, Armor King, Nina and Anna. I have to say, the Williams sisters look great in both their portraits and in-game shots… a far cry from Anna’s iffy looks in the AOU trailer.

Also included is a side article on the game’s new Character Customization system. This includes alternate color variations for costumes and the new Items (of which fighters will have about 30 each). On new Item Moves, we’re shown King’s new Heavyweight Belt, which enables a special sequence when he KO’s an opponent with his Sitdown Piledriver. In it, he’ll stay in the pinning position as his partner comes out and does a 3-count Pin on the opponent. Pretty awesome!
Finally, there are several examples of alternate outfits, including a Japanese army outfit for Asuka, authentic-looking Samurai Armor on Jin and what appears to be European Plate Armor on Bob (even in armor he can still move fast? IMPOSSIBLE!).

Nina, Armor King and Customizations!

Anyway, that’s that. Lots of Japanese on the pages, so if anyone can translate, that would be awesome. Click on the thumbnails below for larger size versions of the scans. Hopefully next week we’ll see Japan’s situation improve and perhaps Harada will finally be able to give new updates to his much-anticipated fighting sequel. More as we get it then.

Tekken Tag 2 Customization Bits in Famitsu

Posted in arcade, fan-service, fighting games, gaming on July 22nd, 2019 by Bessie Peters

Versus City just posted a nice little article about the Tekken Tag Tournament 2article in the latest issue of Famitsu Magazine. It’s not much but in this time when TTT2 news is pretty dry, it’s very much appreciated. The update is mainly about a new play mode called Team Trials and Items in Character Customization.

Team Trials are challenges you and your teammate have to complete to earn stuff like Fight Money, special items and other stuff. The mode’s layout is apparently structured like a Bingo card, so you can see what matches you have before you and your current progress before completion.
Items described include something called LED Items, which are assumed to be used to change the background designs/visuals during the Character Intros- Man, these are things I particularly appreciate, no thanks to the freakin’ players of most Location Tests who almost always skip the damn intros and winposes… feh. Then there’s SP Itemswhich allow you to switch your character portrait from the default CG art to artworks done by some famed manga artists/illustrators.
For the whole article plus a nice pic showing off the SP Item illustrations, visit Versus City’s article here.

Tekken 7 New Character Revealed!

Posted in arcade on July 19th, 2019 by Bessie Peters

Are you ready for Chloe?

At today’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Event for the Tekken series, Producer Katsuhiro Harada talked about his upcoming game on NicoVideo and revealed the latest new character for Tekken 7– ‘Lucky’ Chloe appears to be a young girl with a bit of a Cat fetish and some fighting style that somewhat resembles breakdancing or capoeira.


A Kawaii Challenger appears!

Aside from the Chloe intro, a new trailer showing off the existing characters in action was also debuted. The game is set for a pre-release in February 2015, with a full arcade release (in Japan) in March. So far Harada has revealed that the game will feature time-release characters (which may bring back so-far MIA fighters). Aside from Chloe, there will be more new characters according to Harada.

More on this as we get it.


More Tekken 7 action!