Mortal Kombat X Character Reveals!

Posted in Fan Service, Fantasy, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat X, PC Gaming, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox360 on January 30th, 2015 by thelonegamer


‘Snake’ returns to MK.

This week has been pretty exciting for fans of the Mortal Kombat series, with not one but two character revealed via streams and new trailers. The first new fighter is Reptile, MK’s original secret fighter whose latest incarnation has him more lizard-like and beastly than ever before, sporting an even more inhuman look and bony armor. He’s still got his trademark tricks like the acid spit and the force ball, and he’s not afraid to use them.


We are Legion! Ermac is back.

The second character revealed (and just today!) is Ermac. A collection of souls given physical form, this telekinetic ninja was first seen as intriguing new concept art some time ago (which might show up as his alternate looks) but now has been fully shown off. A lot of gamers called it that Ermac would be the second reveal, and they called it right.


Bits of the new narrative may be culled from this video.

Maximillian on Youtube also posted a vid above showing off the new intros and fatalities, the former giving hints on the ongoing story. So far, we know that the new MK is set 20++ years after the end of the last tournament’s story. The new fighter and conqueror, Kotal Khan, has taken Outworld’s throne, upon which he is/was opposed by Mileena (still unrevealed as a playable or not). Several characters who died in the previous game- such as Kung Lao and Kitana- have returned, though it is still unknown how they escaped from being Quan-chi‘s thralls. It’s all very intriguing, which may lead to yet another awesome story mode in the upcoming MKX. Can’t wait! Mortal Kombat X is set for release this coming April.

DOA5 Last Round’s New Fighter Revealed (Updated with Trailers)

Posted in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox360 on January 14th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Introducing… Honoka!

A couple of days before her trailer will reportedly debut, Dead or Alive 5′s latest (and last?) new character has been revealed. Her name is Honoka, a schoolgirl apparently possessing some ‘secret power’. Little is known so far about her since only a rather low-res Famitsu scan and the screenshot above have been found online. So far, all we know is that she has pink hair and apparently has the biggest breast size of all the female fighters(!).
She seems to know or has some relationship with fellow newcomer Marie Rose, since they seem to have a special tag team intro (and they even kind of resemble one another). Her fighting style is named Honoka-Ryu, which probably is self-taught or self-made. So what’s the story with the pirate glove? Is she an actual martial artist or a ‘magical girl’ combatant? IS SHE ACTUALLY LUCKY CHLOE IN DISGUISE???

Well, the trailer for her debut should answer some of these questions, sometime tomorrow (the 15th). We’ll see then.


Honoka’s Reveal Trailer arrives.

Okay, I have to say I am honestly, legitimately disappointed with this newcomer. At least Marie Rose had her own unique moves and fighting style, but Honoka’s moves (judging by the trailer) are a mish-mash of borrowed stuff from various fighters- Hitomi, Jann-Lee, Zack, Helena, Kokoro- even perhaps something from the big man grapplers (and a thin girl doing a crushing bearhug just looks odd). The thing that sets her apart is her apparently ‘magical’ glove, which we will probably find out about as the game arrives. Aside from her rehashed moves though, I am also not liking her token timid and perky, saccharine-cute schoolgirl character. Hell, since I’m not really a boobs guy not even her huge boobs are a big plus for me. Oh well.


The Japanese version of Honoka’s trailer.

Okay, strangely enough, I am not as annoyed as I was with Honoka watching the Japanese trailer. Perhaps it was due tro her english voice that made me dislike her the first time. However, I still don’t relish the idea of another character who copies moves from other fighters. This is in her story, making her kinda like a female, kid version of Raidou- which leads me to suspect perhaps she’s related to him in some way. Anyhoo, that’s that. Next up is the February release of DOA5LR, which I eagerly anticipate.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2

Posted in Action Adventure, Fan Service, Movies on January 13th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Things are heating up for May…

When the first Avengers: Age of Ultron hit some time ago, it just rocked our collective fanboy worlds. It was chilling, eerie and haunting with that unique spin of the Pinnochio song, and the first time we heard James Spader as Ultron was pretty awesome. The second trailer, just debuted, continues to whet our appetites for this surely epic second itineration of Marvel’s premier superhero group film.
I’m curious to see how it reaches that point. I’m not particularly versed well in the Avengers lore, nor am I too familiar with Ultron save that he was created by Tony Stark to help or perhaps even replace the Avengers. I want to see what initiated his creation, in the movie. Everything continues from here- Civil War, the next Marvel films- it all continues from here. Damn, it is the best time to be a comic book fan. Age of Ultron hits this May.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Teaser Vids

Posted in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, DLC, Extra Costumes, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS3, PS4, Xbox One on January 6th, 2015 by thelonegamer

Fight vids like this show off new bits like outfits and hairstyles.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is still headed for a February release on pretty much every platform save portables. Team Ninja has been a bit sparing in their release of video for their upscaled sequel, but thankfully they have said that they will be releasing more video to show off their game. So far we’ve seen short matches which usually show off some new costumes for the characters, and every little bit just makes me want this even more. I dunno- basically it’s the same game as DOA5U, but with two new additions to the roster (Mecha-Raidou and the so-far unrevealed female) and upscaling to 1080p resolution (for PS4 and XB1), but I am kinda getting the feeling that there will be little nice bits and bobs of new things to see.

Anyways, the game will also be available on Steam (already preordered!), so PC players will also be getting DOA awesomeness this Valentine’s month. Whoopie!

Preorder swimsuit DLC and offers are plenty online.

Tekken 7 Arcade to Let Players Fight on Same Side

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on January 6th, 2015 by thelonegamer

On Twitter, Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada has just revealed a bit about his upcoming game that’s incredibly NOT about new chararacters (MY GOD!). Tekken 7 will debut a new camera rendering system that will allow two players to play on the same side. So now both P1 and P2 gamers can play facing the left or the right as they wish.
This feature will obviously be pertinent only for the arcade versions that play on two monitors. It may look kinda weird (and a bit disorienting) for onlookers, I guess.

It’s a little tidbit, but more news and snips about this latest fighting sequel should be coming regularly as the game’s February arcade release in Japan inches closer and closer. In particular I’m hoping to see first footage of the recently-revealed Shaheen in action. We’ll see what comes when it comes.

The New Year Starts with a New Tekken Fighter!

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on January 1st, 2015 by thelonegamer


A New Challenger for the New Year!

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! It’s been a pretty colorful and challenging 2014, and I have to say I am glad that it’s over. 2015 is upon us and this will hopefully bring with it a lot more good things. Like great games to enjoy and keep life worth living! Well, even though its January 1, it seems that Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada isn’t wasting any time getting work done in the new year- he has just revealed the latest Tekken fighter to join the big brawl that’s Tekken 7. Well, actually this character has been seen for the past few months, but this day marks his actual reveal as a member of the new roster. His name is Shaheen, and he’s of course the Arab Fighter who was shown off in some concept art some time ago. His design is mostly the same as before, but a bit fiercer-looking in this portrait art. Obviously Harada and team spent quite a bit of work on fine-tuning the design, and feedback seems to be very positive. I am quite curious to see what his fighting style is. Hopefully a trailer will follow suit in due time.

Tekken 7 is due out for a pre-release in Japanese arcades this coming February.