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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Dec, 2017 At 07:04 AM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WB Games sent out the following

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced a Free Trial for NetherRealm Studios’ critically-acclaimed and top-selling fighting game, Injustice 2. Beginning Dec. 14 and running through Dec. 18, 2017, players will be able to download the Injustice 2 Free Trial on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, giving them a chance to experience every facet of the game including Chapters 1 through 3 of the game’s immersive Story Mode, all multiplayer and online modes, and the full roster of the game’s base characters with the exception of Brainiac. In addition, players will have the opportunity to try select DLC characters in the single player Multiverse mode. And, just in time for the holidays, Injustice 2 will also be discounted during the Free Trial period at participating retailers.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam or the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy and The Atom available now on consoles. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook (https://go.wbgames.com/Facebook), Twitter (https://go.wbgames.com/Twitter), and official forums (https://go.wbgames.com/Forums).

Injustice 2 is a truly amazing fighting game, that is well deserving of your attention. We praised the game in our review, and the game has only gotten better since then.

 

Will you check this out?

 

source: WB PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Dec, 2017 At 02:54 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Party Platform Fighter, Brawlout, has announced its release date on Nintendo Switch™ for December 19th of this year. Brawlout will allow Nintendo Switch owners to challenge both friends and rivals on the go in fast-paced, smooth combat that makes full use of all the console’s play modes and portability.

 

To celebrate the upcoming release on Nintendo Switch, check out the brand-new trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WoYXMvCOhA

 

To accompany the release date announcement, the developers at Angry Mob Games have unveiled the next special guest that will be joining Brawlout’s imaginative roster of fighters.

 

Introducing Juan, from the popular action-platformer Guacamelee! by Drinkbox Studios. The legendary luchador, Juan Aguacate joins the Brawl complete with his moveset from Guacamelee! Rooster Uppercut your foes into the air, bring them back down to earth with his Frog Slam and crack some heads with his multi-functional Grapple. He can even turn into a chicken and send his enemies soaring!

 

ABOUT BRAWLOUT

 

Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for. With wavedashing, a free-form combat system, and the Rage Meter at the player’s disposal, each battle should be a combo-bonanza!

 

There are currently six original characters and two popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles. From grappling to long range weapon options, there is a character for all fighting game aficionados. As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has up to three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. With these Variants, Brawlout’s cast numbers 18 individual fighters. Find the fighter and Variant that’s right for you and tear it up on the battlefield.

 

Whether players are looking for a casual couch experience with friends, or to challenge pros in worldwide online tournaments, Brawlout caters to anyone looking to create a little chaos.

 

FEATURES

 

  • Choose from six original characters, each with their own fighting style — and their Variants to make a grand total of 16 original fighters

  • Try your hand at the new additions of Juan from Guacamelee! and the Hyper Light Drifter from the indie hit of the same name, bringing the total cast to 18 fighters with more incoming

  • Host up to 4 players in online and local battles. Choose from a number of battle modes including timed, stock or team matches

  • AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all.

  • Train with Advanced Tutorials or go in for yourself in challenging Arcade Towers.

  • Fuel your Rage Meter to power up for hard-hitting special attacks, and tap into Rage Mode to swing the match in your favor

  • No blocking required – Action is kept fast and fluid with wavedashing, teching, air dodging and other advanced maneuvers

  • + new features being added all the time!

Brawlout is a truly epic party fighting game. It was a success on steam, and now Nintendo fans can enjoy it as well.

Source: PR Email

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Nov, 2017 At 10:04 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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When it comes to Smash Bros and Nintendo Switch, it is a matter of when it happens, not if it happens.  However it appears, where it is an enhanced port Smash Wii U/3DS or a brand new game, there will be new characters. But with a new port comes more characters, and I began thinking of who are some characters who would be perfect for Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch. I thought of both new and old characters who would fit in the game, as well as what third party characters deserve a shot. I also decided to take a look at what characters should return from previous installments, who were missing in the previous game. With all that being said and out of the way, here are my thoughts seven characters I feel should be in the next Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch.

 

 

7) Tethu/Tethi

 

Let’s start with a new but slightly more obscure character. Tethu/Tethi is the protagonist of Ever Oasis for the 3DS and while the character may seem like an odd choice, the fact is Ever Oasis was an amazing game that deserves more attention, and Tethu/Tethi would also have a very creative moveset. In addition to melee attacks with a variety of weapons, they could use various forms of magic and even summon the water spirit Esna for assistance in attacks and defense and perhaps a final Smash. Tethu/Tethi would also bring some diversity to the roster which can only be a good thing for gamers as a whole.

6) Twintelle

ARMS will almost certainly be getting a representative in the next Super Smash Bros. game, the only question is which character. Most may say Spring Man or Ribbon Girl, but I feel Twintelle is a much better choice. She has a much better persona and character than the others and her unique abilities from ARMS would work well, such as slowing down her enemies. Plus of all the ARMS characters she is one of the most well known, and Spring Man and Ribbon Girl are rather generic That said, they could serve as Alts for he, like the koopalings with Bowser jr.. Plus like Tethu/Tethi above, Twintelle would bring some much needed diversity to Smash!

 

 

5) Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is one of the best known indie games out there, and has a special connection with Nintendo. Its first console launch along the PC, was on Nintendo Systems. It received an amiibo, the first indie to do so and will soon receive 3 more, which is unheard of for 3rd party games. Having Shovel Knight in the game would be excellent, he would have a fun move-set, that could incorporate all the relics he gains over the course of the game, and he could have  Black Knight and female Shovel Knight, Plauge Knight so on could serve as alt costumes. Plus the music the game has is amazing and would be a great addition for Smash, especially when remixed and arranged by more composers.

4) Ice Climbers

This one is a given as the Ice Climbers were left out of Smash Wii U and 3DS due to the 3DS having issues with the characters. The Switch will not have the problems that held the 3DS back, and since there is no need for 2 versions that require parotys, the Ice Climbers could see their return to the smashing on the Switch. They could play just like they did in past versions, or perhaps some slight modifications, the point is, that there is nothing holding them back from being in this.

3) Inklings

This is another case of characters that make so much sense. Splatoon has been a major hit for Nintendo, and the sequel Splatoon 2 will soon surpass the success of the first game. Given how big the Splatoon IP has become in such a short time for Nintendo, it just makes sense that Nintendo will want to bring the inklings, their new big stars, into Smash. This will be both a sign of how far they rose in a short time, and a sign of Nintendo’s commitment to their new IPs.S. Plus the Inklings have already made their way into Mario Kart, which is a testament to their huge popularity, Smash is the nest big step for them.

2) Isaac

Isaac was my most wanted character for Smash Bros Wii U/3DS. Despite being a swordsman, and we all know Smash already has several of those, Isaac has something to set himself apart. His psyenergy attacks would help make him one of the most innovative fighters in the game, You could use his various elemental attacks, as well as the abilities used in Golden Sun to interact with the environment like “Catch” and so on. As well, he could have his own stance system similar to Shulk or a system where he builds up his power, either by holding back or being strategic in order to use his most powerful attacks. There is so much variety that can be done with this character that I am shocked he wasn’t in Smash yet.

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1) Bomberman

Bomberman has had a long history with Nintendo and is a beloved gaming icon. Super Bomberman R was a successful  launch title for the Switch, which Konami has been supporting well. This also got me thinking about the series history with Nintendo . He would fit excellently alongside Mega Man and Sonic and Pac Man as a 3rd party character who is an icon of gaming. His moveset would be amazing since he could use his various attacks from the games, including different types of bombs, power-ups and traps.  In fact, Bomberman would have quite the varied move-set and play in many different ways.  As well, if we bring alt costumes into this, he could have the Bomberman Rangers from Super Bomberman R as well as Max. He could also pay tribute to all of Hudson Soft’s games similar to how Pac-Man does for classic Namco Games.

 

Well, there are my seven picks. Let me know what you all think, and who you want to see in Super Smash Bros for Switch!

 

 

Disclaimer: The above was the opinion solely of the author and does not necessarily represent that of Real Otaku gamer or its staff.

 

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There have been so many great fighting game series over the years, but many have fallen off the radar. One such game was the series known ass Bloody Roar.

Bloody Roar was a unique seriese that involved transforming your character into an anthropomorphic animal form. This could include a werewolf or elephant or more. Some of these forms were tied to references like Alice, who became a rabbit, which was a neat reference. In addition, the game used comic book style storytelling to advance its plot and show its action, which was unique at the time. While other games have experimented with it, none have managed to match what Bloody Roar did. In many ways, the series took inspiration from comics like the X-Men and made an original comic book fighting game, without a license to base it on.

Bloody Roar is similar to Killer Instinct, with fast paced, action cool characters, flashy moves and good use of combos, albeit in 3D instead of 2D. This series has so much potential and sadly has never been used to the full extent of what can be done with it. With the right backing, this could be revived and be a major series on the eSports tournament scene. The action was intense and yet the moves did take skill. This was not a button masher but a game that was easy to learn but difficult to master. The closest equivalent I can think of, is Sega’s Fighting Vipers series ( another series that should be revived).

I realize that Bloody Roar may be a bit obscure to many reading this, but you need to check out the series. It was just amazing and the GameCube entry was simply the best in the series. If you love amazing fighting games then you will understand why this needs to come back. There really was nothing else like it, and there really is not anything like it now. This series was a good one and deserves a second chance.

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 09:52 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The King of Fighters XIV is not done yet.

SNK’s newest fighting game masterpiece will be bringing in a new DLC character and stage.  The character will be a Saudi Arabia-themed fighter and the stage will be a Masmak fort stage.

This DLC is the result of a contest held by the company Manga Productions in the Middle East to design a character and stage to appear in a fighting game. Over 300 entries were received from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and so on.

This new DLC will be coming soon but no date was given. It is great to see the world of fighting games getting even more international.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Neo Geo fighting game classic World Heroes is coming to the Switch very soon. The game is coming on November 30th.

This is regarded as one of the best on the Neo Geo and an all time favourite of many.

You can see a trailer below

 

 

Will you be getting this?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 03:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Neo Geo gem King of Fighters ’96 will be making its debut on the Nintendo Switch at the end of the year. it is scheduled to arrive on December 28th.

This was considered one of the best in the series, and was the point where the games really got going.

Will you be checking this out?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Nov, 2017 At 02:57 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Another fighting game may be coming to Nintendo Switch.

The developers of Omen of Sorrow were asked on twitter about the possibility of a Switch release for the upcoming fighting game and responded by saying they are indeed looking into obtaining dev kits.

 

Omen of Sorrow is a 2.5D fighting game in the style of Mortal Kombat, using 4 button inputs for moves. You can see a video below.

 

 

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Last week, I wrote an editorial about 7 NES games that should get online play on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo Switch’s online service. However,  in the last few days, I began thinking more about what Super NES games would benefit from getting online play as well. Because the SNES had so many great co-op games, I had to think carefully about which games deserve it the most, and once again I left out licensed games, and/or games that Nintendo will not be able to get the rights to. With that said, let’s begin.

 

 

Number 7

Contra III The Alien Wars

 

The Contra ( or Probotector if you live in Europe) series is a truly amazing run n gun series from Konami, and the third entry is arguably the best. In addition to better visuals, the action is more intense, the weapons are better and everything just has a bigger feel. The game was an excellent co-op experience on the SNES, and with online play it would be a major standout, and enable a new generation to enjoy it with the same wonder gamers did on the SNES. Both the frustration from difficulty and having 2 players and the euphoria of beating the game would be experienced very differently online and that alone makes it worthwhile.

Number 6

Super Bomberman II

I wasn’t sure which to put on this list. Super Bomberman or its immediate sequel. I ultimately picked the sequel after re-watching a video from TopHatGamingMan, in which he talked about the game. and I ended up agreeing with him. Super Bomberman II is an excellent game both in terms of single player and multiplayer, and this is where the series began to take the form we know and love today. Far superior to the original Bomberman games, Super Bomberman II’s multiplayer would truly benefit from online play similar to the later sequel Super Bomberman R. In fact, Konami could actually use this to further promote Super Bomberman R, by showing the roots of the series, since despite being a much earlier game, Super Bomberman II is an absolutely awesome game.

Number 5

Sunset Riders

Sunset Riders is a beloved arcade classic run n gun game that received an excellent port to the Super NES, with all the characters intact. The game had amazing visuals and fun gameplay that was unlike any other before or since. A Wild West shoot em up that incorporated the best of the arcade era, combined with small amounts of platforming and a lot of awesome music, Sunset Riders was in a league of its own. Giving the game online play via Switch can actually be done in two ways. It could allow two player co-op or could go for full 4 player co-op since all for characters were available on the SNES version. Regardless, this one deserves a new audience.

Number 4.

Mortal Kombat II

Surprise! I didn’t pick the obvious choice of Street Fighter II for this list. While Street Fighter is a great series, I feel it would be almost a cliché to pick. Mortal Kombat doesn’t really get acknowledged for its history with Nintendo except for the disastrous port of the first game. However, inlike the SNES port of the original game, which was a disaster, Mortal Kombat II on SNES was almost arcade perfect. Not only that, the fighting itself was far improved over the original Mortal Kombat, as something many forget about the original game was that the fighting was actually pretty bad aside from the fatalities. Mortal Kombat II though, improved on every last detail and was where the series truly got good. The fact that the SNES version was amazing would allow for some great online fights as well.

Number 3

Saturday Night Slam Masters

I did not leave Capcom off the list though. Saturday Night Slammasters was one of their most underrated titles, but a truly excellent fighting game. This was Capcom merging their fighting games like Street Fighter, with the wrestling world and it came out beautifully. This was also Mike Haggar’s debut in a fighting game long before the Marvel Vs Capcom series, as well as being home to several other colourful characters. This was so different from Capcom’s usual fare and deserves more spotlight. Giving this online play on the Switch would show just how amazing the game was, as well as make Capcom realize they have some great fighting games they haven’t used in years. Plus it had art from Tetsuo Hara, co-creator of Fist of the North Star, so it has that going for it also.

Number 2

Secret of Mana

An RPG with multiplayer was almost unheard of for the SNES but Secret of Mana showed it could be done. This game has had its praises sung already, so I will just mention that enabling online play for it on the Switch would allow a feature that was missing from later ports to finally be used again. Who wouldn’t want to play this gem with their friends? And to do so online would be an excellent addition!

Number 1

Super Mario Kart

It was always going to be  Super Mario Kart at Number 1. This was the game that kicked off the Mario Kart series, as well as kart racer games in general. Fans have made mods that enable online play in emulated versions, but an official Nintendo release that adds online to the original game would be nothing short of incredible. Add in support for 8 player online racing and this will become one of the most popular games Nintendo can bring to their service.

 

 

 

 

This is just a small list of what could be done. Let me know what you think of this list though and what suggestions you have.

 

Thanks again to TopHatGamingMan, check him out on twitter here

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The above was the opinion solely of the author and does not necessarily reflect that of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Nov, 2017 At 07:09 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo has detailed the new 4.0 update for ARMS, and has revealed a brand new character. Misango is the newest fighter in the Arms League and has a truly unique look and atmosphere to him. Take a look at this new trailer!