Namco Bandai has announced that shortly after the release of Soul Calibur V on the 31st January in North America and the 3rd February in Europe, three premium downloadable content packs will be release in February. Each pack will cost 160 Microsoft Points ($1.99 USD).
Sorry but there will be no Xbox 360 exclusive brawler guest stars coming to Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken because of the "differences in timing" kept them from deciding on who.
This means on the PlayStation platform will be getting exclusive characters, like inFamous' Cole. Producer Yoshinori Ono had high hopes for getting "Master Chief or Marcus Fenix".
THQ has announced that a playable demo for UFC Undisputed 3 is now available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.
Players are able to live out a fantasy UFC matchup between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. This isn't the only conent available, as players will also be able to relive a classic Pride Mode rivalry between renowned UFC fighters and former champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.
A logo to commemorate 25 years of hurled fireballs and singed chest hair in Street Fighter has been unveiled by Capcom, teasing they've got plans for an "international celebration" in 2012.
August 30th is the official birthday for Ryu and his brawling counterparts. Details about how Capcom will be celebrating with fans will be unveiled later in the year. Expect a cake, at least.
A demo for Asura's Wrath, which will be released in six weeks on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, is now available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace, and tomorrow on the PlayStation Network.
The demo allows gamers to play two levels: Episode 5, where players face off against the planet-sized Wyzen, and Episode 11, where they get to clash with the powerful sword-wielding Augus on the surface of the moon.
It's been a while since there's been any notice regarding Klei Entertainment's bloody side-scrolling beat'em up, Shank 2. However, a new gameplay video has been released by the developer, showing off some pretty cel-shaded animation and gameplay.
Some gamers have taken their fanboyism to extremes as Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades revealed to Official Xbox Magazine UK that he and other staff members have received death threats over their reboot of the popular third person beat'em up Devil May Cry, which will be released later this year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Namco Bandai has announced in a press release that Soul Calibur V has officially achieved gold master status, and will be factory pressing discs for release on the 31st January in North America and the 3rd February in Europe. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Two fighters in the upcoming crossover Street Fighter X Tekken
have been leaked by, of all things, a screenshot on the game page of Xbox Live Marketplace. The screenshot
spoils the fact that M. Bison and Ling Xiaoyu will be in the game.
Algol, the final boss in Soul Calibur IV, will be playable character in Soul Calibur V. He will be dubbed "the Hero of Ancient Times," according to a report from Famitsu. The wizened Edge Master will also be a playable character as well.
A new fighter will be available on the 10th January for The King of Fighters XIII. Mr. Karate will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network for 400 Microsoft Points ($4.99 USD).
Tecmo-Koei has announced the North American release date for their bloody third-person actioner Ninja Gaiden 3. Ryu will be hacking off limbs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the 20th March, 2012.
Atlus and SNK Playmore have announced that The King of Fighters XIII demo is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace and will be released on PlayStation Network next week on the 13th December.
The demo features two teams - Team K' (K', Kula, Maxima) and Team Fatal Fury (Terry, Andy, Joe) - and two stages (London, Airship), designed to show off the game's artwork and design. The demo will also offer online play.
It seems Warner Bros. Interactive will continue to milk Ed Boon's gory fighting series Mortal Kombat as much as possible. The British ratings board, the BBFC, has revealed a videogame titled Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, which has a 17th February, 2012 release date.
A huge update is coming to Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, and it's so large that Capcom have put together a teasing trailer and a fancy pants PDF document for our pleasure.
The highlights include every roster fighter getting rebalanced, from a complete reworking to a slight tweak. The 'Version 2012' patch releases December 13th for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Sony, according to rumour, has enlisted the services of US studio SuperBot Entertainment to develop a brawler featuring well known PlayStation platform characters, like Sly Cooper.
SuperBot call themselves "an exclusive developer" for Sony, and are working on a "yet-to-be announced PS3 title". Kratos, Nathan Drake, Fat Princess and more are said to be in the roster.
Sorry Bayonetta fans but she won't be joining the "very beautiful women" of the Soul Calibur series in the next instalment, as the witches' "special magical attacks" are too much right now.
Bayonetta "would fit well" so the future could include her. At least her character designer, Mari Shimazaki, is contributing costumes as a 'guest costume designer' now she's freelancing.
Capcom has revealed that the coin-op arcade classic fighting game, Darkstalkers, will be hitting the North American PlayStation Network on the 29th November, 2011, while the European PSN has yet to be dated.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has twittered that an "unexpected surprise" is due from developer NetherRealm Studios, but it isn't connected to this year's Mortal Kombat.
Answering some barraged questions from fans, Boon also ruled out arcade shooter The Grid. Naturally speculation is real high about an all-new Mortal Kombat instalment.
Capcom has released the full DLC schedule for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Each of the ten costume packs will include four or five outfits. Each DLC pack will cost $3.99 USD or 320 Microsoft Points. The entirety of the DLC can be purchased as a Value Pack for a one time fee of $19.99 USD (1600 Microsoft Points).