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So this game's getting a consumer release at last. Who's looking to play it?
Pre-orders available at Play-asia and Amiami. Will also have a digital release on day 1 of launch for about 5400 yen.

What the poop is this? It has a dumb name.
It's French Bread (the makers of Melty Blood's) most recent game, as well as their first original IP.

What does it play like?
Like Melty Blood and KOF had a baby then gave everyone Chang's normals.
Features like Melty Blood
 - Button layout! (Light, Medium, Heavy, Utility Button [ABCD])
 - Magic series and backwards chains! Ended a string with a sweep? Cancel that into a whiffed stand jab to make it safe!
 - Airdashes! They don't cost meter anymore!
 - The look of the meter gauge! Light special, Heavy special, EX special (100 meter), Super Supers (200 meter)!
 - Unobtrusive stages! (no more burning forest with a giant cat in the background and awful music)
 - Heat activations as a universal reversal!
 - No techrolls!

Features like KOF
 - Everyone can run! (except for Akatsuki)
 - Hops!
 - Airdashing works a lot like hyper hops as there's no double jump! (except for Akatsuki)
 - Good hop normals! Nasty pressure!
 - No techrolls!
 - Strong ground focus despite the fast movement!
 - Weird janky moves that are much better than you'd ever think they should be! (e.g. Merkava has EX hands as a reversal move that's only like -1 or 2 on block)

Features like MARVEL
 - Pushblock! It gives meter.
 - Weird meter management mindgames!
 - ENORMOUS hitboxes bring fighting games into the world of Widescreen monitors!
 - X-factor cancels with even bigger hitstop! Note: they do not give X-factor. They do give some meter though!
 - Airteching! (but after you airtech you fall to the ground and can't be hit, like a KOF or modern SF reset)
 - CAMEO CHARACTERS! Want to dust off your Sion and talk about the good ol' days of Melty Blood? You can! Want to play as the parry-toting shoto from Jewpuncher? You can!

Isn't this game a broken infinite-fest with 40 second combos off of throws that only do like 10%?
Not anymore! The first release of the game was pretty hilariously busted (main character could basically do a double HD combo, someone could timer scam off of throws, dumb stuff like that), but with version 2.0 (subtitled EXE-LATE because this game has good writing) they fixed pretty much everything wrong with the game. Damage is fairly normalised (about 30% off optimal combos, a bit more with lots of meter + GRD and a good counterhit) and the gaps between tiers (excluding Chaos and Akatsuki who just plain suck) are pretty small.

Arc System Works are publishing the console port, so it'll probably be fairly competently constructed, though delay-based.

Eww, anime.
They devs said they were going more for a "poorly written edgy light novel for 14 year olds" vibe, actually.

Skullgirls: PC. PS3 version was the only sensible option for 1.0, incidentally.
Darkstalkers Resurrection: As far as I can recall both consoles work fine. Hunter and Saviour are both excellent games, but Saviour's the more often played game these days. Make sure it's set to Turbo 3 and Auto mode is disabled.
For ASW games, nobody cares. Most players have PS3s (and that's what BBCP is on) so just use that to reduce the chances of people not having a working stick.
Melly Blood: MBAACC is PC-only.
AH3: Can't recall any differences. Nobody knows when Love Max!!!!! is going to get a home release. Same deal with ASW though, players are more likely to have PS3 equipment than 360.

The neutral game and the throw game have been pretty much the same since CS1. Just be aware that everyone's combo theory has changed (oftentimes drastically) over each revision.

I am! PSN on the left of this post.

They made the game legit by putting in KOF97 combos. With double the damage.

The game looks legit good nowadays. It's just impossible to get into the beta.

Tournament Announcements / Re: Shadowloo Showdown 2013 - Final Call!
« on: October 02, 2013, 07:11:50 PM »
Just as a final check, will there be a BYOC area this year? Don't want to lug stuff interstate if I don't need to.

Hans 'Pichy' Stockmann. Add me, bitch about rural internet and then use the friends activation to get some Jewpuncher/IaMP/Melty/KOF98 going.

Other Fighting Games - General Discussion / Re: Guilty Gear Xrd
« on: September 10, 2013, 06:39:32 AM »
IIRC Sony confirmed that the PS4 is region free at E3, if nothing else.

Tournament Announcements / Re: [SA] Southern Cross Championship 2013
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:13:31 AM »
Get hype for ft50 DBZ Hyper Dimension money match exhibitions.


Oh wait, wrong game. Guess we could say that

Spoiler for Hidden:
KOF is here again.

The PC Beta's currently the testing ground for gameplay tweaks and fixing bugs before release. Everything'll be on the same page once Squigly's released for the consoles, as the patch to put her in will have the final gameplay tweaks.

Run Oswald as Leader for the best music.

You want to dig up anything involving keninblack.

Other Fighting Games - General Discussion / Re: Guilty Gear Xrd
« on: May 22, 2013, 09:36:59 AM »
The return of punishing Sol's whiffs with an instant kill.

Other Fighting Games - General Discussion / Re: Guilty Gear Xrd
« on: May 21, 2013, 10:06:28 AM »
R.I.P. Tournament-legal Justice. October 2012-2013.

Time to go back to my woefully bad Eddie.

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