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The King Of Fighters XIV Welcomes Team Fatal Fury

A new trailer for The King of Fighters XIV from SNK Playmore highlights Team Fatal Fury, including Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, and Joe Higashi. These three characters originated in 1991 in the first of the Fatal Fury series by SNK, and their first appearance in The King of Fighters series started with the original, The King of Fighters ‘94.

The previous team trailers include Team Japan and Team Yagami.

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The King of Fighters XIV will be the first of the series to include 3D graphics, but expect the classic 3 vs. 3 battle system to stay true to its roots. In December 2015 it was announced that The King of Fighters XIV would be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4, and its North American release date is set for August 23. 

You can also pre-order The King of Fighters XIV premium edition pack, which includes a Kyo Kusanagi decorated steelbook, a 144-page art book including original character and stage drawings from throughout the series, and a 3-disc soundtrack all contained within a character covered collector’s box.  

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Acer And Starbreeze Team Up To Develop And Manufacture StarVR Headset

Acer is partnering with Starbreeze, the game studio behind The Darkness, to help bring their virtual reality headset StarVR to life, which was announced last year at E3.

Acer, one of the world's largest computer manufacturers, will aid Starbreeze in its design, manufacturing, and marketing for the StarVR.

“Acer is thrilled to join forces with Starbreeze in bringing the StarVR head-mounted display to the market,” said Jason Chen, Acer Corporate President and CEO. “We are devoting R&D resources across multiple aspects of the VR ecosystem for a coherent and high-quality experience, while just last month Acer announced powerful desktops and notebooks fully-ready for StarVR. Starbreeze and Acer share the same goal of delivering best-in-class VR applications, and we look forward to unlocking new VR possibilities together with this partnership.”

StarVR is a 210 degree, high resolution VR headset that was initially born from the InfinitEye project. We had the chance to try the headset out at E3 2015, where it was coupled with a demo based on The Walking Dead. Since then, Starbreeze unveiled plans for a virtual reality arcade space in Los Angeles called StarCade and premiered a cinematic VR experience during the first week of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Both Acer and Starbreeze plan to gear the device towards more location-based and enterprise-focused markets, which likely means StarVR won't be competing as much against consumer-based VR experiences such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. 

 

Our Take
Considering how large a company Acer is, it's bound to help this VR headset gain a bit more leverage in the marketplace. During last year's E3, our editor Mike Futter had a chance to try the StarVR headset himself. While he enjoyed his experience for the most part, he noted issues from pixelation to a bulky design that felt heavy to wear. If StarVR hopes to be successful, problems like these will first have to be ironed out.  

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McFarlane Toys Announces Madden Ultimate Team Action Figure Line

EA Sports is teaming up with the leading toy company on the market to make Madden Ultimate Team collectibles.

Today the companies announced the partnership, which also help build your Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 17. Each figure comes with a code for an exclusive MUT pack containing 10 items – six players and four specialty items. The press release mentions these packs bring the "opportunity to unlock exclusive NFL stars."

The first series of players includes Patriots QB Tom Brady, Panthers QB and reigning MVP Cam Newton, Rams RB Todd Gurley (pictured above), Giants WR (and last year's Madden cover athlete) Odell Beckham Jr, Raiders WR Amari Cooper, Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, and Madden NFL 17 cover star Rob Gronkowski. The Brady collectible will be sold exclusively at Target, and his favorite target Gronk is a GameStop exclusive.

The action figures cost $ 24.99 each and are slated to launch this August. 

 

Our Take
I guess McFarlane Toys isn't enamored with defensive players, because this is one offense-friendly lineup.  

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Team Of Animator Reworks Super Smash Bros. Melee’s Opening Animation

Last year, a team of animators divvied up the opening sequence from the Pokémon cartoon with slightly disturbing results. The Reanimation Station is back at it, but this time they've turned their attention to Super Smash Bros. Melee's opener.

Take a look at the clip to see what more than two dozen animators came up with. Some stuck close to the source material, while others took…liberties. Regardless, it's a fun video tribute to a great game.

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If it's been a while since you've seen the Super Smash Bros. Melee opener, watch the original below to refresh your memory.

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Dark Horse And Wargaming Team Up For World Of Tanks Comic

Dark Horse Comics and Wargaming team up to bring a new comic series to life based on the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks. It will be available this fall.

World of Tanks: Roll Out! is set during WWII, particularly focusing on tank battles that occurred in summer 1944 between British and German armored units. The comic will be written by Garth Ennies (War Stories, The Punisher) and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, War Stories Vol. 2) will work on the illustrations, except for the covers, which will be done by Isaac Hannaford, a concept artist for games such as Halo: Reach.

You can preview the cover and one of the comic's pages down below. The series will include five issues, which will release monthly.

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Bucky Squares Off Against Iron Man And His Team In Civil War Movie Clip

In what appears to be a clip from early in Captain America: Civil War, we get a look at Iron Man and some of his team. Bucky Barnes (also known as The Winter Soldier) is at the heart of the conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark, and this might be where it begins.

The clip below is an expanded look at a scene we’ve seen in a number of trailers. Tony Stark is in street clothes, but turns his watch into a repulsor gauntlet. 

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Also featured (and laying in wait) are Black Widow and Sharon Carter (also known as Agent 13, and Agent Peggy Carter’s niece). We also get a look at T’Challa, the Black Panther, out of uniform. Based on something Black Widow says, it seems Bucky isn't in control of his faculties, suggesting this is earlier in the film.

Captain America: Civil War will be out on May 6, 2016. 

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The Dark Souls-Like Nioh From Team Ninja Is Getting A Demo This Month And A Release This Year

The game loosely based on an unfinished Akira Kurosawa script that was announced ten years ago is finally nearing release.

The game is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and today Sony announced an alpha demo for the game will be available from April 26 to May 5. The blog post also promises the game will be out this year, though exactly when is unclear. Additionally, players who complete the alpha demo will be able to grab the The Mark of the Conqueror DLC which apparently entitles you to some special DLC in the full game.

If you're unfamiliar, Nioh was announced 10 years ago at E3, but has more or less disappeared in the following years. It is developed by Team Ninja, who known best for the Ninja Gaiden games. As you can see in the new trailer below, the game seems at least somewhat inspired by From Software's Souls games, but with a feudal Japan and Samurai setting. The trailer even features the phrase, "Ready to die?" in big bold letters.

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For more on Nioh, head here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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