Call me crazy, but at what point do we begin to rebel against the fighting game genre’s incessant need to achieve perfection? I mean, why else would a developer or publisher insist on releasing four different versions of the same damn game, only with slight tweaks to mechanics, roster and balance. That’s right, Capcom, I’m looking at you… But they are far from the only fighting game publisher predisposed to such shenanigans. Arc System Works has also been known to dip back into their impressive backlog and re-release a game or two. Case in point, last week’s release of 2011 arcade cabinet, Chaos Code. The game saw a re-release on the PS3 in 2013, and is now getting the re-re-release treatment on PS4. Taking the form of Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, this menacingly titled fighter hearkens back to a time when all you needed was a heavy and light punch and kick in order to defeat all-comers. Those were simpler times, indeed. What’s in a Name? So what exactly is this “Chaos Code,” and why does everyone seems so damn insistent on acquiring it? The funny part is that this is never fully explained. Depending upon the person READ…
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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is releasing on May 26 in North America for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Aksys Games announced today. The standalone PS4 version will cost $39.99 USD through retail and digital stores, while the digital upgrade for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator owners on PS4 and PS3 will cost $19.99 USD. Here’s what the Amazon listing says about Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 includes all previously released DLC from Revelator as well as new fighters, modes, moves, story chapters and more! It’s never been a better time to be a 2.5D brawler in the post apocalypse! Hone your skills with an eclectic cast of 25 insane fighters and prove your mettle as the ultimate fighting master Two new characters, Baiken and Answer enter the battle! New stages and moves are just the beginning of new content to explore Expanded story and arcade modes shed new light on your favorite fighters A complete rebalancing of each fighter means that everything old is new again! Explore different fighting techniques with your favorite characters or start fresh with new brawlers Upgrades, Lots of Upgrades Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 will be out in Europe in 2017 for PS4 READ FULL STORY…
Arc System Works announced they will launch the 2d fighter Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastophe on PlayStation 4 and PC-via Steam on March 25. …Read More The post Arc System Works Brings Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastophe West for PS4 and PC Next Week by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
Press release: PQube (London, UK) February 23, 2017 – PQube is excited to announce that we will be releasing GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2, the latest instalment in Arc System Works’ legendary GUILTY GEAR series, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Europe in 2017. The gorgeous and technically sublime GUILTY GEAR series returns with REV 2. Experience the ultimate… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator – is just one of the many fighting games being showcased at this weekend’s Anime Ascension 2017, but damn it’s one of the most intense. Advertisement We’ve all been there. You’re completely controlling a match, out maneuvering your opponent and constantly one-step ahead. Until you’re not. And then, somehow, in the span of only a few seconds the entire veneer of victory is stripped away to reveal heart-breaking defeat. During the first day of the event, that happened to one extremely unfortunate Johnny player. Slayer, the character who reverses the thrashing and destroys his opponent in only a few seconds is, is Guilty Gear’s only vampire. As such he’s able to phase through characters and counter-attack them from behind. With only a sliver of health remaining, the Slayer player above is able to exactly that, initiating a beat down so thorough he’s able to fill his Burst gauge and unleash a special attack. Advertisement It’s tragic to watch, if you’re rooting for Johnny at least. Otherwise it’s a testament to the fast-paced, offense-minded READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Aksys Games announced today that Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is coming to North America in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Since Aksys Games only handles the console versions in North America, details on a European/PC release are TBA. If you don’t own Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 will be available as a standalone physical and digital release on PS4. If you do own Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, there will be a digital upgrade via the PlayStation Store on PS4 and PS3. Prices weren’t given for either, but the digital upgrade will be cheaper than the standalone version. “Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 includes all previously released DLC from Revelator as well as new fighters, moves, story chapters and more!” Aksys Games said. “No differences content-wise for digi upgrade or retail versions. So whether you buy GGR + upgrade or GG REV2 retail, same content,” they added on Twitter. Here’s a look at the upgrades Rev 2 brings: Two new characters, Baiken and Answer enter the battle! New stages, moves and motions are just the beginning of new content to explore! Expanded story and arcade modes shed new light on Jam, Kum, Raven, Dizzy, Answer and Baiken! Complete re-balancing of each fighter READ FULL…
Arc Systerm Works revives the A+ Games developed mech action game Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo and brings it to PS4 and Steam. …Read More The post Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo Brings its Mech Action to PS4 and Steam in HD by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
Arc System Works is collaborating with Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for “collaboration costumes” from BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, and Guilty Gear Xrd Sign. The DLC is slated for a March release in Japan. No word yet about an international release, but perhaps simultaneous. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Double Dragon VI on PC and PlayStation 4 feels ripped out of the NES era in all of the worst ways. With bad AI and clunky level design, you are better off playing the originals. …Read More The post Double Dragon IV Review — Nostalgia Isn’t Everything by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Jake Hunter detective game series. To mark it, Arc System Works just announced a new Jake Hunter for the Nintendo 3DS. No word about a release date. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Arc System Works announced today the acquisition of the Japanese video game developer WorkJam, best known for the Jake Hunter series and the horror adventure game Theresa. …Read More The post Arc System Works Aquires WorkJam IPs Including Jake Hunter And Theresa by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.
In case you missed it or were confused by its appearance in The Week in Games, Double Dragon IV is out for the PlayStation 4 and PC today. Arc System Works grabbed the rights back in 2015, recruited some of series’ original devs and made a new old game. Advertisement Planner Yoshihisa Kishimoto, designer Koji Ogata and composer Kazunaka Yamane from the original arcade release lent their talents to this fourth entry in the classic beat ‘em up series, picking up after the elimination of the Shadow Warriors in Double Dragon II. Featuring looks that line up with the rest of the series, Double Dragon IV adds playable enemy characters, a one-on-one versus mode and a survival-style Tower mode, in which players see how long they can take on floor after floor of evil sprites. It’s designed to look like an old game, and it’s priced like an old game. Double Dragon IV is available today on PlayStation 4 and Steam for $6.99. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
[embedded content] Confused about Double Dragon IV‘s story or how it plays? Look no further. Arc System Works has released the trailer above to introduce the game’s story and give us an idea of what to expect. Alongside the above, the developer updated its website to include the game’s basic controller layout (below). For a full list of actions available and their details, click here. Double Dragon IV releases tomorrow (January 30 in Japan) for the PlayStation 4. It comes with the following features: Find out what happens to the Billy and Jimmy Lee in the next chapter in the Double Dragon saga. Local Co-Op: Go it alone in Story mode or crack some skulls with a friend. Duel Mode: Battle against a friend using the Lee brothers or one of the many unlockable characters. Use a multitude of fighting techniques like the rising knee and tornado kick. Any of our readers picking it up? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Aksys teases the western release of the newest 2d fighter in the Guilty Gear series, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2. …Read More The post Aksys Teases Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 Announcement for the West by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.