Tekken 7FR @ EVO2016: Two New Characters Revealed!

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Tekken, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution on July 18th, 2016 by thelonegamer


The playable roster to Tekken 7 Fated Retribution just grew by two.

Earlier today during EVO 2016, Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada alomg with Tekken Team Member Michael Murray revealed two new characters added to the Tekken 7FR roster. First up was the super-heavyweight Bob, looking pretty much like he did in previous games, albeit with some new duds and some fancier moves, including a pretty rad-looking dive bomb, probably for his Rage Art. Right after Bob’s spot debuted the trailer for a newcomer named Master Raven- who is literally a female version of Tekken’s original black ninja. Harada immediately let out however that this isn’t Raven after a sex-change; she’s Raven’s boss, who certainly looks kick-ass enough to be the superior to our favorite Wesley Snipes’ lookalike.

Immediate reactions to the trailers was kinda mixed, even in the audience. Noticeably it wasn’t entirely all cheers of delight. There were some (perhaps) playful boos and some bits of confusion. I have to admit, I’m not that excited with either character- I was never into Bob OR Raven, but hey- they look pretty slick. We’ll probably learn more about them or perhaps get even more character reveals next week at Comicon, where Tekken 7 will again make an appearance. More on this as we get it!

Tekken 7 Fated Retribution: Nina Williams Reveal Trailer!

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution on January 27th, 2016 by thelonegamer


The first LADY of Tekken returns.

Just shown off today at EVO2016 was the reveal trailer for Nina Williams in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution. The original blonde bombshell of Tekken returns wearing a tattered wedding dress, which offers obvious references to Kill Bill or perhaps even Parasite Eve: 3rd Birthday. Who knows? WHO CARES? She’s HAWT! Heheh. Anyways, Nina still has a lot of her old moves and grapples, plus her Rage Art has her doing a quite sexy finisher on the opponent which will surely have guys, um, feeling a bit… tight.

Nina is probably just the first of many additional fighters that will hopefully be debuted surely and steadily to the Tekken 7FR roster as we slowly inch to the February arcade location test dates, release and hoping against hope- a console release date? Stay tuned… more as we get it.

Tekken 7 Fated Retribution Arcade Upgrade Revealed!

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS4, Tekken, Tekken 7, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution, Xbox One on December 12th, 2015 by thelonegamer


A certain Master of the Dark Hadou finds himself in Tekken.

At the end of the King of Iron Fist Tournament Finals in Japan came a trailer for Tekken 7 Fated Retribution- What is this? It’s an upgrade to the original Arcade Tekken 7… just like Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection was for Tekken 5 and Bloodline Rebellion for Tekken 6. What will it bring? Fated Retribution will add new characters, new outfits and graphical upgrades as well as… AKUMA. Yep, that’s the big secret- the Master of Dark Hadou from Streetfighter’s absence in SFV is revealed (I guess)… he’s off in Tekken Land. With that in mind, what happens in terms of Tekken X Streetfighter? Hmmm…

Anyways, it’s almost certain that T7FR will be the version coming to consoles. The trailer above is specified as the ‘Arcade Version’, so expect the console game to have even more content- I am hoping at the very least they improve the customization and add much-missed faces to the roster (Nina, PLEASE?). But I think it’s safe to say the fighting game world is stunned right now… I can’t wait. 2016 will be an awesome year for fighters.

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator Arcade Intro, Jam Revealed!

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign on August 17th, 2015 by thelonegamer


More Guilty Gear Xrd means there is still good in this world.

Just over the weekend, we got a new video for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, the as-of-yet Arcade-Only Upgrade to Guilty Gear Xrd Sign. It’s actually the arcade version’s Intro or Opening Cinematic, which includes a cutscene between ‘That Man’ and another character (Raven?), then a cool Intro featuring all of the returning cast, the new characters Johnny and Jack-O, and ONE other.

Just revealed right at the end of the video is another addition to the roster- fighting waitress Jam Kuradoberi (yes, she is named Cranberry Jam). Jam will be added into the game sometime after the arcade version’s August 25 release in Japan.

This is pretty much a no-brainer for release on console- though I am wondering if they’ll give it as an actual disc release or an upgrade (perhaps both). I do hope they add more characters for the home editions- three new fighters is nice but could be better.

I can’t wait in particular to see what happens in the next chapter of the Story Mode- it’s pretty cool to see Sol, Sin and Ramlethal all together- no doubt on their way to try and rescue Elphelt (who’s sporting a new look). Here’s to the hope that this awesome brawler arrives on our PS4s and XBox Ones sooner rather than later.

Tekken 7 Namco-Bandai Panel @ Evo 2015

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on July 18th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Harada and Murray give over the facts at Evo.

Avoiding the Puddle has just posted a video of the recent Namco-Bandai Tekken 7 panel over at the ongoing EVO 2015 FGC Tournamnet. At more than an hour, this video is probably the most info we’ve gotten so far from the horses’ mouths, as far as Tekken 7 is concerned. I’m glad that finally there’s hint of the game’s console release, and that there will be more content for the home versions (which I feel was never in any doubt). Also, the character news was also quite interesting. Still, I guess it’s far too early to get too excited for this- but it’s good to hear these new bits of info for this anticipated fighter.

And the Big Tekken Announcement is…

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on July 7th, 2015 by thelonegamer


MEH.

… a tournament. No console reveal, no new characters, no nothing. Just a live event for some hardcore Tekken players and that’s it. A big SCREW YOU to everyone else who can’t go there, can’t compete and for the most part, don’t give a DAMN about these things.

Really, if this was all there is, they should have just said so. There’s really NO REASON to get people’s hopes up just for THIS kind of thing. They specifically posted on social media that this would be a Major thing for Tekken fans to get excited for. That was it. Vague as hell, and they let it stew for a week. All this just for a Tournament with an $80,000 pot. WOW.

The thing is, this is a niche event that only a small fraction of gamers appreciate. If it was aimed towards this percentage of people, then people like me could have been spared getting our hopes up, being held in suspense for the better part of a week, all for pretty much nothing. But instead, the announcement of something BIG was vague, left everything for speculation, and in the end, was anti-climactic and disappointing. Hopefully the Tekken Project learns from this with respects to announcements in the future. Fans are always waiting, patiently. Don’t keep them hanging for nothing, man.

ANYWAY… I have had to remind myself that indeed, it was a bit of a wait before Tekken 6 came home to consoles- but then, I had the arcade version in my parts to occupy my time. With Tekken 7… it’s nowhere around, and won’t be anytime soon from the looks of it. The console version will come, but perhaps not for at least a year or so. Which may be good, considering how incomplete and lacking in content the current version is (so few customizations, intros, outros, characters, etc). We may have to wait for a ‘Bloodline Rebellion’ update before we even think that a console version is on the horizon. I guess for now- back to Tekken 6…

Oh, and to those who wanna just say with all this griping, ‘Why do you post about Tekken anyway?’ or that kind of silliness- If it isn’t obvious, it’s because I love Tekken, that’s why.
It’s not the game’s fault that the marketing staff is being very… odd. And that’s all I am saying about that.

Big Tekken 7 Announcements in July!

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on June 29th, 2015 by thelonegamer


What news? What Announcement!?? AARRGGHHH!!!

I always tell myself, my love for Tekken has somewhat waned as of late. I am not really thinking about Tekken 7, that unreachable game that is probably years away from my hands. I am into other stuff these days. THEN this stuff comes along, and I am all excited again. DAMMIT.

Apparently, according to Twitter (care of tireless Tekken Tweeter Wonkey and the Tekken Project), there will be a couple of dates to look forward to regarding Tekken 7. Wonkey tweeted over the weekend that there will be a big announcement for the game this coming July 1. THEN, just today, the Tekken Project has posted that a Big, Serious announcement regarding Tekken 7 will be revealed this coming July 7 (7-7, get it?).

Now, Wonkey has updated that the upcoming July 7 event might be unrelated to the July 1 news, but he is not certain. I’m thinking they’re two different things. But what could they be?

Character Reveal? Maybe this could be something done on July 1. Not as ‘Big’ as what’s coming on the 7th, conceivably, but something very exciting for many Tekken fans who just aren’t excited with the current roster.

Console Announcement? THIS is what I am hoping for, but not yet perhaps- it’s almost certain that T7 is coming to PS4 and XB1 anyways, so we’re already ready whatever.

New Version. Just as Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion became the definitive T6, and would eventually become the console game, maybe we’ll see a Tekken 7 BR on the 7th. It’s been tested and tweaked in terms of gameplay, and hopefully will see a TON of new content- all the stuff so far missing on the Vanilla Tekken 7- new character intros and win animations, tons more customizations and costumes, modes of play, etc- basically ALL the stuff promised by Harada that we have yet to see.

Or… something about Tekken X Streetfighter?

Aside from the things mentioned above, I can’t think of anything else that can be announced that is big. Anything involving tourneys or live events is worthless in any case. But we’ll see. Darn, it’s still over a week till the 7th, but we’ve got this coming Wednesday, if our friend Wonkey got his news right. Till then, stay tuned…

UPDATED! Jack-O: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator’s New Character!

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign on June 4th, 2015 by thelonegamer


A Halloween-themed New Challenger?

The all-new character to be added to the upcoming Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator has been revealed. Jack-O, a mysterious female fighter sporting a sleek outfit accentuated by an apparently sentient ball-and-chain as well as a mask, joins the oddball cast of Xrd with the arcade upgrade. She is apparently another associate or ally of ‘That Man’, in the same vein as I-No and Raven.


Jack-O Location Test Footage.

From what I can tell, Jack-O may be short for ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ given the look of her mask and the ball-and-chain attached to her ankle (which may or may not be a familiar, like Ramlethal’s Lucifero). Her attacks are described as ‘comical’, and she looks quite interesting.


Jack-O’s Intro: Cute and creepy?

There has been speculation that there may be room for one more character to be added on the Character Select screen- in Xrd’s case, the more the merrier! I am really hoping this to make the jump to consoles eventually, but for now I’ll settle for checking out vids once the Location Tests start shortly.


Jack-O’s Win Animation. Dat ass.

Judging from the vids so far seen online, Jack-O appears to be mute, or a woman of few words. She does like lollipops, does she? And the camera seems to love her (rather fetching) derriere… Need to see more of this lady, definitely!

Tekken 7: Kazumi Mishima Trailer!

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on May 29th, 2015 by thelonegamer


TIGER UPPERCUT!!!

Okay, it’s something that’s probably been expected but now it’s confirmed- Kazumi Mishima, Tekken 7‘s Final Boss, will become a playable character in arcades starting June 2. Well, at least the ‘normal’ version of Kazumi will- not sure yet if her ‘Transformed’ or Devil Kazumi form will be playable. In any case, she still comes with her Tiger companion/attacks, with a literal Tiger Uppercut (too bad KI’s Orchid got the ‘Uppercat’ first, heheh).

This is, of course, all for the arcade version. I am still expecting more characters to be revealed before the inevitable console version is announced. But hey, Kazumi looks cool (although I really hope she has nice alternate outfits…).

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator?! Johnny Returns!

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign on May 27th, 2015 by thelonegamer


The Leader of the Jellyfish Pirates returns in playable form.

Just in today- Arc System Works announced an arcade upgrade to their popular anime-esque fighter, Guilty Gear Xrd Signs. Entitled Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, this maybe-sequel will add various things, including balance changes, a new ‘Stylish Mode’ of easy gameplay and, best of all, New Characters!

The first new character is Johnny, the popular captain of the Jellyfish Pirates of whom May is a part of. He did figure quite prominently in the Story Mode, so his absence was kinda odd in the first place. Anyways, I’m sure his fans will be celebrating.

But even more intriguing is a totally new(?) challenger who has so far only been shown via a silhouette of her artwork below. And yes, I assume this new fighter is female, or a very radical redesign of Bridget.


Who is THIS?!

Looking at the profile, she has coiffed hair pretty much like Lili Rochefort’s, but her overall image seems to bring to mind Kula Diamond. Not sure what’s up with her hand- are those straps? Is she wearing a kind of straitjacket? What is that thing floating over her head, some sort of halo?

She lacks the rabbit-ears that would mark her as a Valentine; if she isn’t a redesigned returnee, perhaps she is the revealed behind-the-scenes manipulator in Story Mode…?

Anyways, Revelator will see arcade test runs in Japan this early June. I am hoping for more characters to be added, and a console upgrade release eventually. I love Xrd, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.