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Akuma Comes to Tekken 7!

While we’re still waiting on news for Namco’s long awated Tekken X Street Fighter, Japanese arcade gamers will get a taste of it early next year as Street Fighter’s Akuma will be part of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, an expansion/update for the arcade version of Tekken 7. Unlike most guest-style characters, Akuma will actually have a place in teh game’s storyline. Although this is Japan-only, there is no doubt that it will be released in the U.S in some form. Currently, the vanilla version of Tekken 7 is slated to be released on Xbox One and PS4 early next year.

Nintendo Direct News Lineup

This past Thursday, Nintendo held it’s first Nintendo direct since the passing of former president Satoru Iwata. Though his absence was felt, there are a lot of new and exciting developments that came from the big N. If you don’t wanna watch teh full video, you can check out some of the high points after the jump.

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You Got Your Fallout 4 in my Forza!


I gotta admit, Forza is the last place I’d expect to see a Fallout 4 tie in, but here it is. The recently released Forza 6 is getting a Fallout themed racing pack featuring two cars inspired by the upcoming sequel. The first is a rusty 1956 Ford F100 with a Vault-tech inspired paint-job while a second vehicle, a Chryslus Rocket 69 coupe, will be available soon for only a limited time. I can’t imagine putting your beat up Ford F100 up against the game’s multi-million dollar sports cars, but hey, whatever makes you happy. This isn’t the only Fallout 4 promotion either. Bethesda has partnered with Jones Soda Co (the maker of all those bottled hipster sodas with pictures on them) and Target to produce Nuka-Cola Quantum, a brand of cola inspired by the game’s radioactive beverage which has it’s caps used as currency. Fortunately, unlike its digital counterpart, there will be no trace of radioactivity. As you know, Fallout 4 hits next Tuesday for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Hopefully this should tide you over until then.

Marvel Puzzle Quest Coming to Consoles, Sans F2P


Marvel Puzzle Quest is a popular free-to-play adaptation of D3 Go’s Puzzle Quest franchise. Based loosely on 2009’s Dark Reign storyline, players collected heroes and utilized them in a match-3 game in order to bring down several of Marvel’s top villains, unlocking and leveling up their heroes as the game progressed. Thanks to Wayforward (Contra 4, Shantae, Mighty Switch Force Go), the game will be hitting Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4 later this year as a fully paid title. The game itself will be $14.99 when it releases, and players won’t have to buy bundles of coins or ISO-8. As the game won’t feature all of the heroes from the mobile game at launch (as of now the mobile versions of the game feature over 80 unlockable heroes including Lady Thor), the game will have downloadable content releases. The game will feature local and online multiplayer, which isn’t in the mobile game. No word on the exact release date, but it will be on display at this week’s New York Comic Con along with a version of Puzzle Quest based on Adventure Time. While I would like to see versions of the game for PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, this will still be a perfect deal for fans who are intrigued by the game but were put off by the f2p features from the mobile game.

$20 Game of the Week: Karate Master 2: Knock Down Blow (PC)


Karate Champ is a different kind of fighting game. A spiritual successor of sorts to old school karate games like Karate Champ, Battle K-Road, and Best of the Best Championship Karate, Karate Master 2: Knockdown Blow puts emphasis on realism rather than fantasy bullshit like fireballs, high jumps, and spinning kicks. Unlike those old school games, this game actually looks and plays well. The game’s graphics area throw back to SNES and Neo-Geo fighters, and the controls are responsive. You are in control of a young martial artist who has a dream of opening his own dojo. You have to master several different styles of combat, increase your fame by competing in tournaments, and earn money by working the forklift. The game tends to get repetitive, but you’ll get into grinding, training, and enhancing your skills. There are several training exercises to unlock, one of them even involves a bull for those of you who played Karate Champ back in the days. The matches themselves utilize real life karate rulesets, and they get brutal. You and your opponents can suffer torn muscles, concussions, broken bones, and other gruesome injuries. While the game could benefit from some customization options, a multiplayer mode, and a bit more variety, the game is still fun, and if you are a martial arts aficionado, you’ll be into its realism. Oh, and it’s on sale for $5.99 on Steam until next Monday.

Classic PC Games Receive Updates – Over a Decade Later

This past April, Running with Scissors released the Paradise Lost expansion for Postal 2 - 12 years after the game's original release.

This past April, Running with Scissors released the Paradise Lost expansion for Postal 2 – 12 years after the game’s original release.

It’s a great time to be a fan of old school games, even if the game is only a decade or two old. Every other week seems like there’s an HD remake, dlc expansion, spiritual successor, compilation, or plain old re-release of a classic game on the horizon. Take Postal 2 for instance. This past year, developer Running With Scissors released Paradise Lost, an expansion for Postal 2 which sees the Postal Dude returning to his hometown, which has been reduced to a radioactive wasteland. Along with Postal, four other games from the late 90s and early 2000s are receiving new content this year. Read on to see what’s new with your favorite modern day classics.
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TGS: Fire Emblem and Xenoblade Characters join Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World, the mega crossover featuring characters from Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega was featured this past week at the Tokyo Game Show, and several new characters were revealed. Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening join the cast, which now means that we could be seeing characters who aren’t originally from a Capcom, Sega, or Namco game. Also, Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles joins Kos-Mos to form a team. These 4 characters will join characters such as Pheonix Wright, Leon Kennedy, and Jill Valentine as just a few of the many playable characters in Project X Zone 2. There’s another new character coming to Project X Zone 2 as well. Find out who it is after the jump.

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Tokyo Game Show 2015: King of Fighters Teaser

SNK/Playmore showed off a teaser for the upcoming KOF XIV at this past week’s TGS. Little is known about the game save for the fact it will be adapting a 2.5D presentation a’la Street Fighter 4. Although SNK’s previous efforts in 3D haven’t exactly been anything to write home about, hopefully they’ll get it right for KOF XIV. It’s heading to PS4 sometime in 2016, although it’s unsure as to whether it’s exclusive. KOF XII and XIII have both gone multiplatform with the latter receiving a PC port, so I’d be surprised if this was a console exclusive. We’ll have more TGS news throughout the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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