Tag Archives: Fighting games

E3 2017: ARMS’ new character and spectator mode revealed

In the last moments of the Nintendo Treehouse, ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki came on to announce new DLCs coming to the game soon. First, he gave us a look at Max Brass, the first DLC character. Max Brass is the greatest fighter ever on the ARMS Grand Prix, so much so that his arms are made out of championship belts. He sports a Trojan helmet and a huge upper body. Continue reading E3 2017: ARMS’ new character and spectator mode revealed

E3 2017: Sony shows off Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Capcom has had it really rough lately. Their games are under performing, and their partnership with Sony has allegedly soured due to the poor Japanese sales of the PS4 and general sales of Street Fighter V. Then, rumors that the roster of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was heavily compromised by Marvel’s petty spat with Fox over characters’ movie rights have proven to be true. Continue reading E3 2017: Sony shows off Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball Fighter Z in 2018

Arc System Works is best known for Guilty Gear and their new game engine that brings anime style to life in 3D, in a way that puts traditional cel shaded games to shame. At times it’s really hard to believe their characters are actually 3D models, and not 2D animations. Now, Arc System Works is working on the IP that has needed this stylistic touch for over three decades: Dragon Ball Z. Continue reading Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball Fighter Z in 2018

Dissidia is returning, and this time, it’s on PS4

In the wake of the new and previously unannounced Dissidia Final Fantasy game being listed on Amazon this morning, Square Enix has announced the third installment of the Dissidia Final Fantasy spin-off series, entitled Dissidia NT. Continue reading Dissidia is returning, and this time, it’s on PS4

Pokken Tournament DX deserved a better reveal

In the Pokemon Direct yesterday, Nintendo revealed a great game, Pokken Tournament DX, in the worst possible way. It wasn’t quite as bad as when Square Enix trolled all who attended the PlayStation Experience in 2014 with a PS4 port of FFVII, but I’d argue that it was worse than the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze fiasco: Donkey Kong was a far more popular game than Metroid (the game fans were hoping Retro was working on), but Pokken Tournament DX is a new spin-off that has nothing on the mainline Pokemon games. It certainly didn’t help that the Direct opened by amplifying fan expectations, saying they would announce the first Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch. Continue reading Pokken Tournament DX deserved a better reveal

ARMS Global Testpunch returns, now with Twintelle

Today the ARMS Global Testpunch makes its triumphant return. Last week saw the game receive tons of praise from those that got their hands on it, myself included. After the first Testpunch, ARMS shot to the top of the Amazon video game software sales charts, and it should do even better after this round: Twintelle has been added to the roster due to fan demand. Continue reading ARMS Global Testpunch returns, now with Twintelle

Why the characters of Nintendo’s ARMS are designed to last

Mario, Pac-Man, Link, Megaman, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Ryu are all iconic characters. Not Ubisoft iconic, but designs that have actually withstood the test of time, and still remain in the gaming public’s collective consciousness all these years later. A large part of why these characters have become such familiar faces is their visual simplicity and brilliant use of color, which makes it easy to conjure up accurate mental images of them. For that reason, among others, you can go ahead and add the cast of Nintendo’s ARMS to that list. Continue reading Why the characters of Nintendo’s ARMS are designed to last