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  1. BlazBlue Central Fiction Closed Location Test announced for August 24

    Arc System Works have announced a closed location test for BlazBlue Central Fiction which will take place on the 24th of August between the hours of 12pm and 7pm.

    For this closed location test, which is the first of its kind for the BlazBlue series, invitations are planned to be sent to the top ranking players of the arcade version of BlazBlue Chronophantasma as well as the winning and runner-up teams in the Arc Revo 2015 BlazBlue tournament. ASW are also working with Famitsu to allow 5 players to receive invitations to the closed test.

    Players attending must be at least 18 years of age and registered on the BlazBlue Chronophantasma player's guild.

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  2. Post-EVO Mikado FT7's feat. Tomo, Ain, Karinchu, Yousuke, Roi, and Ogawa

    Jourdal has been steady at work uploading new footage on his YouTube channel over the past weeks. Most notably for Guilty Gear fans are 6 first to 7 showcases all featuring Tomo (Leo) against some of Mikado's finest, including the EVO World Champion himself - Ogawa (Zato).

    Check out the matches and more info after the break.

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  3. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Demo available on August 6 for NA & Europe.

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    The Dragon Ball fighting game developed by Arc System Works for Nintendo 3DS will have a free demo available for download through the Nintendo 3DS eShop on August 6 for NA  (9:00 AM PT) & Europe. The demo will allow players to carry their demo progress to the full game.

    The game will be available in North America October, 20 and in Europe October, 16.

    A trailer from  the Japan Expo can be seen here in case you are not familiar with the game.

    Source: Bandai Namco US

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  4. AFGC Documentary Trailer: Circuit Spark

    The AFGC is a robust and huge community, but rarely one that gets exposure to show the multitude of people involved in anime and airdasher games. One person seeks to change that.

    kozu presents Circuit Spark -  a documentary dedicated to highlighting the AFGC and to giving the world an introduction to what they're about and the numerous games they support. It shows events hosted by the AFGC at EVO like the Anime Suite, interviews numerous players, and even gets comments from Daisuke Ishiwatari himself. Check out the trailer below!

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  5. Summer Jam 9 almost here (Aug 28-30 2015) in Philadelphia PA!

    Summer Jam 9 is back on August 28th - 30th 2015 with another huge gaming lineup from the folks over at Big E Gaming. Head over to the site to get registered, and check out detailed tournament information after the jump.

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  6. Arc Revolution Cup 2015 to be streamed on Nico Nico

    Arc System Works has announced Nico Nico streams for the main and side tournaments at Arc Revo 2015.

    Arc Revo this year features Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend as main tournaments. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Version 2.0 and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] are also featured as side tournaments.

    Main Tournament Stream
    The main stream will run from 10AM to 9:30PM JST.

    Side Tournament Stream
    The side stream will run from 10AM to 5PM JST.

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  7. Arc Revolution Cup 2015 Details

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    With Arc Revolution 2015 right around the corner, Arc System Works has posted the brackets for Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Persona 4 Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold, and Under Night In-Birth Exe Late on their website. The official site is entirely in Japanese, but translations are now also available.

    Check out which teams are competing and be sure to watch them on the official Nico Nico Douga livestream August 15th 10am-9:30pm JST.

    Stream: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arc-revo2015/live/

    Schedule: http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/arc-revo2015/timetable/

    Time Zone Converter: http://www.worldtimebuddy.com

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  8. Nesica x Live Arrives at Round 1 (UPDATED)

    One of the struggles with the AFGC scenes outside of Japan is that due to the focus on arcade releases, other scenes often do not get access to a game until months, if not almost a year after arcade release.

    However, Round 1 Arcade, a large arcade franchise in the United States, has announced that they have Nesica x Live cabinets at their location in Puente Hills, CA.

     

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  9. Revolution 2015 November 6-8

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    NthGen Interactive the group that brought to you Europe's highly successful event Revolution 2015 and Sakura Fight Festa are back again this year with Revolution 2015!

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  10. Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Comes to Arcades August 25, Jam Kuradoberi Confirmed

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    Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-'s arcade version has been confirmed for a release on the 25th of August. This follow-up to Xrd -Sign- brings returning character Johnny and newcomer Jack-O' to the playable roster and adds new system mechanics to the game.

    Jam Kuradoberi has also been confirmed to joining the playable cast in a future update to the game.

     

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  11. Arc Revo Match Videos

    あーくれぼ2015Miss the excitement of Arc Revo? Want to watch Machaboo put the team on his back again? Well @Fahadouken captured the stream feed for all of us to see until Arc puts up official videos.

    BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend Pools: https://youtu.be/SpLKiu7Uflo
    BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend Finals: https://youtu.be/fWUK_hiYXag
    Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Finals: https://youtu.be/jCHiC-NfQb4
    Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Pools: https://youtu.be/TImNYMQJDS4

    Videos embedded after the jump for your convenience!

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  12. CEOtaku Info and Registation

    CEO_Logo_web2.pngThis coming October 17th-18th in Orlando, @CEOJebaily is hosting the first major entirely dedicated to anime and airdasher games. The roster features an impressive 16 total games ranging from Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend, UNIEL, Persona, Skullgirls, Yatagasaru, and even Chaos Code.

    Check out their promotional trailer, website, and get all the information you need including registration information, registration form, hotel information, etc. Please support the event, and we hope to see you there!


     


     

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  13. Heaven or Hell 2015

    HoH_LogoHeaven or Hell, the biggest anime fighting game tournament in Brazil, is running its fifth edition in October. The tournament had its first iteration back in 2007, becoming a yearly event in 2012, when Lord Knight was invited to the tournament. Since then, the scene has been growing steadily in strength and popularity and, this year, Heaven or Hell has invited very special guests attending the tournament: Ruu, the famed Bridget and May player from Japan, and the Melty Blood Transcendental Orchestra finalist, Rakuchan. Rosha and Akkii, strong japanese Melty Blood players have also confirmed presence for the event.
     
    Moreover, strong players from all over South America are coming to compete in Guilty Gear, Blazblue, Melty Blood and 3rd Strike. This is the first time we've ever had such a large-scale anime fighting game tournament in South America, so if you're looking for a stream to watch the weekend before CEOtaku, make sure to tune in and support!

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  14. "Match Up Strategy Development" by Lord Knight

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    Lord Knight posted a Twitlonger outlining a general guide to approaching match up strategies for beginner to intermediate players. It also gives advice on what to do when having difficulties against unfamiliar characters.

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  15. "Training Mode For Beginner and Intermediate Players" by Lord Knight

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    Recent iterations of Arc System Works and other airdasher games have come with robust tutorials on how to play the game, but very few of them approach how to effectively make use of Training Mode.

    Lord Knight posted a general guide for beginner and intermediate players on how to approach Training Mode. It goes over not only using Training Mode to grind out combos, but also using it to improve one's knowledge of match ups and problem-solving difficult to deal with situations.

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  16. SoCal Regionals Oct 9-11 with Pot Bonus from Aksys Games


    Yatagasaru will also be holding side tournaments at both SoCal Regionals and at CEOtakuDetails Here

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  17. Contemporary Battle Planners Explain How to Make Fighting Games: Arc System Works & French-Bread Round Table Discussion

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    Japnese video game news site 4gamer published today and article with a round table discussing fighting games including Mr. Kazuto Sekine aka "Pachi (Blazblue series, Guilty Gear series)," Mr. Ryohei Endo (Guilty Gear 2 Overture, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma), Mysterious Masked Man No.1 (P4U Series), along with Atlas' Masked Man No. 2 (Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold), and soft circle French-Bread's Mr. Kamone Serizawa (Under Night In-Birth, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax).

    The article is provided in English and Japanese, English link below.

    Contemporary Battle Planners Explain How to Make Fighting Games: Arc System Works & French-Bread Round Table Discussion

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  18. ASW Releasing a Handful of Fighting Games on Steam!

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    Arc System Works is releasing Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, and Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code on Steam in the West! This is a big step for ASW, as they have been reluctant to release games on PC in the past.

    First up is Xrd -SIGN-, coming on on December 9 for $30 USD. They're even having a special offer where if you buy the game in the first month, they'll throw in all the DLC (characters, colors, system voices) for free.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/376300

    ASW Announcement: http://arcsystemworksu.com/arc-system-works-releasing-5-titles-on-steam-by-summer-2016/

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  19. BBCF and GGXRD Exhibitions From Japanese Arcades This Weekend!

    Following last week's exhibition matches, Majinobama is helping bring another set of exhibitions this weekend with English commentary.

    First is a FT7 in GGXrd Revelator featuring top Venom player, Satou 310 (@310_progressive) Vs. a mystery competitor. This exhibition will take place on 4/16/2016 at roughly 5:00 PM JST on twitch.tv/joniosan with commentary by Majinobama

    Second is a BBCF FT5 double header! These two matches will pit two elite Kantou region players vs top ranked users of the new characters, Izanami and Nine the Phantom! The first will be Dora (Bang) vs Fumi (Nine), with the second match being Ryo (Litchi) vs Shima (Izanami). These matches will be streamed on Sunday afternoon 4/17/2016 at approx 12:10~ PM JST (USA Sat Night!). Stream will be on twitch.tv/majinobama with commentary by Guymam.

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  20. Top Level Japanese Xrd and BBCF Events this Weekend!: Mikado Open and Bravers Revel

    Mikado is set to have a double elimination tournament for Xrd this Saturday and is scheduled to start around 2:00 PM JST. This event will include many of the top players set to come to Evo2k16.

    You can see the pre-reg list here http://ftg-reversal.net/events/2.

    The stream will be on Jonio's channel twitch.tv/joniosan

    In addition to that, Braver's Revel is this Saturday at around 1:00 PM JST! Braver's Revel is a nationwide 2v2 tournament for BBCF and contains most of the best players across all of Japan.

    Shun over on neogaf wrote up a summary of the players at the event: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1210112

    The stream will be on nico video http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv260337269

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  21. Arc System Works And Its Fighting Game Legacy, It's All About The Cool

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    Forbes has put up a lengthy article/interview with Daisuke Ishiwatari (Guilty Gear creator) and Toshimichi Mori (Blazblue creator) where they cover a wide variety of topics, from their entry point to the video game development industry to their favourite fighting game among other things. You can access the article clicking on the link below.

     

    Arc System Works And Its Fighting Game Legacy, It's All About The Cool

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  22. Seattle's VSAV scene: June 2016

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    Hey Everyone,


    VMPNW is growing! I received a recent inquiry as to who the squad is, their characters of choice and overall details. The overwhelming odds of our roster use mixed social media sites. So I see an opportunity to debrief. Here we gooooo~, in order of appearance:

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  23. Evo Side Events! Toushinasai Qualifier, Side Tournaments for BBCPE, +R, UNIEL, VS and More!

     

    Heading to Evo this year? Aksys is sponsoring 2 players to go to the Toushinasai 2016 in October in Japan. Toushinasai is a spritual successor the SBO arcade tournaments of old and will be run entirely on arcade hardware (sorry pad players). You can find the rules here, but there's two ways to earn a spot:

    1. Be the highest qualifying player in the Evo Main tournament for XRD-R
    2. Win the qualifying tournament Aksys is hosting at Evo. Rules are on Aksys' website here

    http://www.aksysgames.com/2016/06/21/toushinsai-qualifier-at-evo-updates/

    In addition to that, people (including yours truly) will be hosting side tournaments for BB, +R, UNIEL, VS, Melty Blood, DFCI, and more! You can find more information here:

    https://animevo.moe/

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  24. Arcana Heart 3 Kickstarter still going strong!

    chrome_2017-07-17_19-43-37.pngArcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX SIX STARS!!!!! is halfway through its Kickstarter campaign, and thanks to its passionate fans they've already reached their initial goal of $100,000, and will be porting the game to PC via Steam!

    But, like any good Kickstarter, EXAMU has added some exciting stretch goals in hopes of bringing in more funding, and we need your help to reach them!

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  25. Blazblue Player Database

    Similar to the one created by ChosenNinja for Guilty Gear, a Blazblue Player Database is now available to help find players for matchup training.
    If you would like to add your player info, please fill out the form here
    The full list of players can be found here

    Read more below.

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