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Project X Zone 2 headed west this fall

A rumor had been flying around for the past few days that Project X Zone 2 was in development. Not only is this rumor true, but PXZ2 will be hitting the U.S this fall, same timeframe as the Japanese release. Like its predecessor, PXZ2 will be a crossover between Sega, Capcom, and Namco which will be hitting the Nintendo 3DS. The developers must have read my mind, because Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Manjima from Sega’s Yakuza series will be among the new characters in this entry. Tekken villain Kazuya Mishima and Devil May Cry’s Vergil look like they’re also going to be joining the fun. Leon Kennedy, Strider, and so many others will be a part of this game as well. Resident Evil’s Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, Tales of Vesperia’s Yuri and Flynn, and Mega Man X and Zero will be among the returning characters. What other franchises will have characters joining the fray? Streets of Rage? Final Fight? Tales of Xilla? Rolling Thunder? Remember Me? Dragon’s Dogma? Dark Souls? Aww, I’m getting too ahead of myself, I need to calm down. Just check out the trailer above and let us know who you would like to see.

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$20 Game of the Week: Project X Zone (Nintendo 3DS)

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This spiritual successor to the Japan only Namco X Capcom brings together characters from 3 different companies to do battle in Strategy Rpg Greatness. An ancient treasure has been stolen, causing rifts between worlds, bringing together characters from several different franchises. However, the storyline is all just an excuse to bring over characters from various Sega, Namco, and Capcom franchises. It’s not just popular franchises like Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Tekken either (although those are included) but there are characters from God Eater, Sega’s Shining Force, Sakura Wars, and even Dynamite Cop to name a few. Since you’ll probably be unfamiliar with most of the characters you’ll encounter, the in-game Crosspedia tells you everything you need to know about whoever shows up. Characters are grouped together in teams of two, with some teams containing an optional support character. When you engage an enemy in battle, it’s a side scrolling fighting game style battle sequence when you try to do as much damage to the enemy as possible before using up all your moves. You can even call in a nearby team and support character for assistance. The game is incredibly casual, as a character’s turn doesn’t end until you end their turn manually or they engage an enemy. You can move freely within your characters allowed move area, and use items as many times as you want. If a character is knocked out, reviving them is as simple as going next to them and saving them. During the game, you’ll hear tunes from each of the games represented, and you’ll travel to somewhat familiar locations. While the storyline doesn’t make any sense at times, you’ll have to much fun with the characters to care. Fans of strategy RPG games will want to pick this game up, and if you’re familiar with any of the characters represented, you’ll enjoy the game even more.

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5 New Characters Coming to Super Street Fighter IV in 2014

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Yesterday at the Evolution Fighting Game Championship, Capcom revealed that 5 new characters were coming to Street Fighter IV. Early next year, Super Street Fighter IV players will be able to play as Rolento, Hugo, Poison, Elena, and a new mystery character never before seen in the series. Rolento, Hugo, and Poison are all Final Fight Alumni. Rolento was featured as a boss in the original Final Fight and made his Street Fighter debut in Street Fighter Alpha 2. The Professional Wrestler Hugo first appeared as a Street Fighter in Street Fighter III: Second Impact. Poison appeared in Street FIghter X Tekken, making her the only character in the game (beside the guest characters) that wasn’t in another Street Fighter title. She’s also significant for being one of gaming’s first transgender characters. Depending on which side of the Pacific you live on, she’s either a post-op (U.S) or she simply ‘tucks away her business’ (Japan) Elena was one of the ‘New Generation’ characters that appeared in Street Fighter III. She’ll be joining her fellow SFIII alumni Makoto, Ibuki, Dudley, Yun, and Yang who have already appeared in SF IV. The package will also include re-balancing for the core cast along with 6 new stages. The DLC will cost $15 for those who already have SSFIV. If you STILL haven’t bought it yet, or you’ve sold your copy, Capcom will release an updated disc with all the content and DLC costumes for $39.99. In related news, Capcom vs SNK 2 will hit the Playstation Network this Tuesday.

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$20 Game of the Week/Maximum Letdown Special: A Midsummer’s Beatdown

As I type this, it’s a few days removed from America’s birthday. Which means leftover fireworks, leftover hot dogs, and public pools. More importantly, it’s the middle of summer. Which means the temperature is getting higher, and with those temperatures, tensions are getting higher. Eventually, with those high tensions, this will happen:

But why get into a real life brawl and risk ending up on worldstarhiphop.com when you can engage in some digital fisticuffs instead? This special edition of $20GOTW/Maximum Letdown takes a look at some of the best and worst fighting games of the recent and distant past, so click below and check it out.
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Powet Top 5: Top 5 Bastard Stepchildren of Famous Gaming Franchises (And why they weren’t all that bad)

Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond.

Resident Evil 6 was panned by critics and fans alike.  But was it really that bad?

Resident Evil 6 was panned by critics and fans alike. But was it really that bad?

Everyone has that one member of the family they’d rather not talk about. You know the type, they just can’t seem to get their shit together. If they’re not at home all day watching Real Housewives/SportsCenter/Jerry Springer, then they’re out partying and getting inebriated. They’ve been in and out of jail like it’s got a revolving door, they couldn’t hold down a job if they had a 2-ton paper weight, and they’re having more babies than they really can afford.

Then there is that other type of family member that isn’t mentioned, but perhaps mom and dad are being a bit too hard on them. You know the type. They’ve made one bad mistake and are trying their hardest to turn their life around, but the older heads in the clan aren’t making it easy for them. Or maybe it’s the girl in your all white/Asian family that married a black man. Or maybe it’s the gay/lesbian/atheist/Muslim in your Evangelical Christian household. Or they’re a fan of Lebron James and the Miami Heat…..and your family lives in Cleveland.

Well, with video games, it’s kinda like that too. Every great franchise has at least one title that is horrible. Zelda: Wand of Gamelon. Mario is Missing. Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game. Mortal Kombat Advance. Every great franchise also has at least one game that’s not terrible, but for some reason it’s looked down upon compared to others in its franchise. You know, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Final Fantasy XIII. Silent Hill: The Room. Maybe they had some gameplay issues that bought it down. Or maybe we grown to expect too much of our favorite franchises. Or maybe jaded fanboys were all too happy to pick apart its flaws. Either way, this week’s top 5 celebrates those games that get a little more hate than they should.
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Powetcast 147: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

We’re long overdue, but that is what you get with a holiday break. This episode was recorded a few weeks ago but I assure you the title and image header would’ve made no more or less sense then.
We’ll talk Safety Not Guaranteed, Mega Man X Street Fighter, Spider-Man 700 and more. Its a surprisingly fun show to listen to. Panel is Captain Genius, Adam, Will and myself. Of course we laugh a lot.

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$20 er…….Free Game of the Week: Street Fighter X Mega Man (PC)

25 years ago, Mega Man made his debut on the NES. Over the years he became one of gaming’s most iconic characters, and the games he starred in have became synonymous with classic platforming action. This year is the blue bomber’s 25th anniversary. although Capcom has been a bit lax with the series as of late. Thankfully a fan created this title merging Mega Man with another iconic Capcom franchise: Street Fighter. Instead of giving it the cease and desist treatment, Capcom swooped the game up and decided to release it free on the http://capcom-unity.com website. SfXMM is a classic Mega Man style title, but instead of WIly’s 8 robot masters, you fighter 8 Street Fighters. The game is typical Mega Man: you’ll select what order by which to complete the stages, make your way through various hazards, and fight the level’s boss at the end. The music is composed of Street Fighter anthems, remixed 8-bit style. While the stages are a bit shorter than other Mega Man games, and there is no save feature, this is an excellent fan-project and a great celebration of two of Capcom’s biggest franchises. Plus, we’re getting it for free, so I’ll withhold any complaints.

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New Street Fighter X Mega Man game coming Dec. 17th

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A new free game will be released by Capcom next Monday which will combine their two greatest franchises. Street Fighter X Mega Man uses Mega Man style game play and graphics but pits him against the World Warriors from the Street Fighter franchise! A trailer, included later in this post, as well as this blog post with details teases us with quite a bit of information.

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It would appear this game was largely developed by a fan Seow Zong Hui with the music done by A_Rival. While the blog post and video mention it will be available on PC on December 17th it’s not clear if this is in reference simply to “Personal computer”, what PC really means, or the layman’s term used to mean “Not a Mac” or more accurately (as if layman’s terms are accurate) “Windows”.

Keep reading for the trailer and more screenshots.

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