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Happy 25th anniversary, Art of Fighting 3!

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Torentsu Wrote:Continuing with my goal of telling the stories of development from gaming's more obscure titles , I was able to get up with Alex Easley who most notably provided the narration for Arika's 1998 cult fighter Fighting Layer. 

I hopped on Skype to catch up with Alex and see how it was he ended up in Japan doing voice work for video games in the 90s and also what he's doing these days. As always the game work is only the beginning and the interesting part of the story is how they got there.

Alex's career spans everything from Broadway style musicals to ring side fight announcing.
SNK posted a new Samurai Shodown video demostrating the new Guard Crush mechanic.

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SNK Wrote:With the Ver.2.10 update on March 16th comes the brand-new Guard Crush mechanic! Get ready for even crazier gameplay that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
A Marvel vs Capcom 2 combo video.

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Desk Wrote:This is my attempt at creating a DBFZ style clash video in MvC2.
Everything in this video was done in real time using 2 controllers.
(02-21-2021, 11:13 AM)ZpaceJ0ck0 Wrote: [ -> ]The female Prime Minister of Poland (in the Tekken universe) has been teased as a playable character for Tekken 7 Season 4.

Tekken 7’s New DLC Character Is Lidia Sobieska

Like two or so of these comparisons are a bit of a stretch but overall seems accurate.
Capcom has officially announced a Street Fighter 5 Pro Tour for 2021.
A trailer showcasing Terry Bogard's gameplay in The King of Fighters XV has dropped.
A prototype of SNK's 3D fighter Samurai Shodown 64 has been discovered underneath a collapsed tree in California. Here's the full story.
Bandai Namco dropped the gameplay reveal character for upcoming TEKKEN 7 Season 4 newcomer and Polish Karate expert, Lidia Sobieska.

"Polish Karate? WTF is that?" - That's the name of her fighting style according to Namco. Anyway, it seems to be based off Shotokan Karate.

"Doesn't Poland have their own martial arts or..?" - There are two that I know of. One is Koluchstyl and the other is Palcaty. Palcaty is a baton/stick fighting style, based on Saber techniques. From what I could find Koluchstyl is mostly based on grappling techniques.

Yashiro Nanakase has been revealed for The King of Fighters XV! This marks his return to the series after 19 years of absence (since 2002).

"Wait, wasn't Yashiro death?" - After the defeat of Verse in KOF XIV, a lot of dead characters came back to life. Also, the game SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy was confirmed to be canon by Yasuyuki Oda, and in that game we see the New Faces Team alive and well.

Yes, Yasuyuki Oda actually said that SNK Heroines is canon to KOF lore and the direct sequel to KOF XIV in terms of storyline:

"Wait, does that mean that Terry was actually turned to a girl?!" - SNK Heroines takes place inside a dream world (not to be confused with the term "dream match"), a pocket dimension created by Kukri. So the answer is yeah, kinda.

Some reactions towards Yashiro include:

"Yashiro looks like Akihiko from Persona 3" - Yashiro came first.

"Yashiro looks like a mix of Dante and Nero from Dev-" - Yashiro came first.

In other words, people are saying "Woah, Yashiro looks a lot like *insert character who made his debut AFTER Yashiro*"

"Yashiro looks like Urien from Street Fighter" - Urien actually came first here, I'll give you that one. With that being said, Yashiro and Urien look nothing alike. Their playstyles and personalities are also different from eachother. The only similarity is the hair color. This comparison doesn't make much sense if any.


"Wait, if Yashiro died in 1997 then why did he appear in 2002?" - KOF 98 and KOF 2002 are dream matches. In other words, those games aren't canon.

And no, characters in KOF do not age. They haven't aged since KOF 95. For example, Kula Diamond was 14 back when she debuted in KOF 2000 and she's still 14. If she aged normally she would be 34/35 by now.