Iron Tager,V-13 and More Join the Fight in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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If you’ve been following our Online Arcade articles here at What’s Up PlayStation. It should be no secret we’re looking forward to this Blazblue Cross Tag Battle. In our previous trailer reveal it was announced that no further reveals would take place until December, and well fellow gamers December is here and we’ve got the scoop on this months reveal! As you can see via the image Tager is finally set to be revealed for this months announcements. I’m sure Arc System Works will reveal more info as the month closes. But for now you can see the trailer below and let us know what you think.

So as you can see via the above trailer. Iron Tager, V-13, and Makoto from BlazBlue and Es from Xblaze/Blazeblue will be playable in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. So with these 4 behemoths being announced that leaves us with a pretty meaty roster so far. AzraelRagna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Rachel Alucard, Hazama, and Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue; Yukiko Amagi, Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, and Chie Satonaka from Persona 4 Arena; Gordeau, Hyde, Linne, and Waldstein from Under Night In-Birth; and Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee from RWBY. That’s about 20 characters so far with the inclusion of those mentioned from the above trailer.

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Once again however, this month’s reveal so far haven’t announced any particular characters from RWBY so with January and a possible release fast approaching here’s hoping that we can hear more about some pivotal RWBY characters as well more from Under Night In Birth. But for now we can assume a pretty robust roster as this weeks reveals brings us up to 20 Playable Characters for the up coming fighter! So far it seems there’s someone for everyone. Arc System Works however has yet to give us a release window however we here at WUPS still believe and assume so far that we can expect this to release after Dragon Ball FighterZ as it would give both titles a bit of time to flourish and breath I assume.

(Editors Opinion: I can now breath a sigh of relief as now it stands that 3 of my favorite Blazblue characters have entered the fold as it stands I know have Iron Tager, Noel Vermillion and V-13 all that would make this circle complete honestly at this point would be the inclusion of Hakumen, Arakune From Blazblue, Yang from RWBY and Akatsuki from UNIEL [Under Night In Birth for those who don’t recognized the acronym.] And although I love many of Arc System Work’s Fighters I’ve yet to play Persona 4: Arena so that complete roster is foreign to me. But I look forward to playing this final product when it releases!)

But what do you think of this months trailer? Are you excited for these characters? Who would you like to see, How many characters do you hope to see on the final Roster? Comment below let us know. Make to sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Goku Black, Hit, And Beerus Joins Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

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In the latest issue of V-Jump, Goku Black(Zamasu), Hit, and the god of destruction Beerus was reveal as the most recent additions to Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. All three characters are extremely popular for the Dragon Ball Super series, so its no surprise they made it into Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. With the addition of these three characters, I’m sure the excitement for this game will be exponentially greater. It’s great to see such a diverse bunch of characters being added in Dragon Ball FighterZ so far. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26th, 2018.

Here is a brief breakdown of these characters:

Goku Black(Zamasu)

goku black(Zamasu)Goku Black’s Meteor special attack is “Work of the Gods,” in which he attacks with his hand transformed into a blade and follows with a cloning attack. Zamasu (Goku Black’s true form) also appears and can bind the opponent.

Beerus and Hit:

beerus HitBeerus’ Meteor special attack is “God of Destruction’s Judgment,” which seems to go from a throwing technique to a Headshot rush attack. He can also use “Sphere of Destruction,” which creates a sphere that explodes when it touches the enemy.

Hit’s Meteor special attack is “I Continue to Grow,” which stops time and unleashes multiple attacks one after the other. He uses instantaneous attacks and movement, as well as strike techniques.

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Source: Gematsu

Street Fighter V- Sakura Introduction Trailer

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Kicking off Season 3, Sakura is the first of the six new characters for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition fighters on January 16th, 2018. A lot has changed since we last seen Ryu’s number one fan, as Sakura now works part-time at an arcade. Season 3Sakura Fireball

Sakura brings a new special move to SFV, the Tengyo Hadoken. Where she can now send a fireball diagonally into the air that can act as an anti-air. Sakura fans don’t worry, she still remains the same to her pass iterations, with her Hadoken, Shouoken, and Shunpukyaku.Sakura V-Trigger Activation

Sakura’s Breakdown:

V-Skill: Haru KazeSakura V-skillSakura leaps into the air towards the opponent, which can then be followed up by three different options. Hitting punch will result in one of her signature moves, Sakura Otoshi, which can be pressed up to three times to continue the combo. Following up with a kick will trigger Oukakyaku, a forward flip that can act as a divekick. Finally, pressing throw (LP+LK) after Haru Kaze will result in Kashinfu, a command grab that that sees Sakura using her opponent as a spring board to jump back.

V-Trigger I: Haru ArashiSakura V-Trigger 1Upon activation, Sakura’s fists are enveloped by blue energy that powers up Hadoken and Tengyo Hadoken, giving them both an additional hit. Landing a hit will also cause your opponent to be put into a juggle state giving you an opportunity to land additional attacks. She can also press HP+HK again to use Hogasho, a powerful palm thrust.

V-Trigger II: Sakura SenpuSakura V-Trigger 2This time, Sakura’s fists and feet become enveloped by blue energy that powers up Shouoken and Shunpukyaku. Landing a hit will send your opponent flying into the air where you can cancel into V-Skill to follow up with either Sakura Otoshi or Oukakyaku. Both moves are improvements to their EX version and can be performed up to four times before Sakura Senpu ends.

Critical Art: Sakura RainSakura CASakura’s Critical Art draws inspiration from her past Super Combos. If used away from the opponent, it will only be a high-damaging Hadoken. However, if Sakura can land this Critical Art right next to the opponent, it’ll go into a special animation that deals significantly more damage.

Sakura Costumes

Story Costume:Story

Battle Costume:battle

Nostalgia Costume:Nostalgia

Alongside with Sakura a new but familiar stage will also make an appearance on January 16th, Kasugano Residence. The Kasugano Residence has been around as long as Sakura first appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha 2.Kasugano Residence

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Experience PlayStation App Now Available to Download for PS fans & PSX 2017 Attendees

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If you’re new to the PlayStation ecosystem then this is the article you want to see especially if this if your first year in attendance of PSX. If you’re seasoned this is should serve as an alert! As reported via the PS Blog those who will attend PSX this weekend in Anaheim, CA will get a chance to make the most out of their PSX weekend with the Experience PlayStation app that is available for download now. The app will available for Android and iOS devices which you can download here:  As always the Experience app will serve as your ticket to getting the most out of PlayStation Experience 2017. It’ll be a sidekick who gives you tips and tricks so you can unlock rewards like themes, avatars, collectible cards and even reserve spots for autographs and demos.

GETTING STARTED

After you download the app and login with your PSN ID – immediately scan the QR Code on the front of your badge. This unique code proves that you’re a PSX 2017 attendee and it must be scanned to access RSVPS, rewards, and the digital card collection. Replacement codes are not available.

RSVP

Each day the Program section of the app gives you access to RSVP for select demos. Make sure to check the app to see when the next reservation window opens, as they fill up quickly. When it’s time for your appointment, take your trusty sidekick out of your pocket, show the staff your itinerary, and step right up to enjoy your demo.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

If you’re excited about autographs keep your finger on the trigger when RSVPs open up. Space is very limited and the app is the only way to get to get in! Our very first autograph session of the weekend will open for RSVPs on Friday, December 8th at 6:00pm – the rest of them will open up on Saturday, December 9th at 1:00pm.

Saturday, December 9

Time RSVPs Open Teams
12:30 pm Friday 12/8, 6pm TBA (We can’t announce this one quite yet…)
3:00pm Saturday 12/9, 1pm Uncharted 10 Year Anniversary
4:30pm God of War
5:30pm Ghost of Tsushima
8:00pm The Last of Us Part II

Sunday, December 10

Time RSVPs Open Teams
12:00pm Saturday 12/9, 1pm Monster Hunter: World
1:30pm Greg Miller
3:00pm Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris

PLAYSTATION COLLECTIBLE CARDS

If you’re going to be hunting down PlayStation Collectible Cards, good news! You can use the app to scan cards into your digital collection, easily browse through your deck, and even show them off without the fear of bent corners (or drool).

REWARDS

Everyone loves free stuff, right? This app will makes it easy to find and complete quests on the show floor – which will unlock rewards. Just enter the Quest menu and visit the Rewards section to start your journey. The app will guide you to visit certain booths, play demos, or complete other tasks that grant you access to particular Reward QR Codes. Why should you care about these codes? When scanned they’ll unlock goodies like themes, DLC, and even a full game or two. Make sure to check quest details to find out how to earn Silver, Gold and Platinum Collectible Cards – this is the only way to get these physical trophy cards and supplies are limited!

So as stated previously is it absolutely a must to make sure to download the app before the show begins – you’ll want to make sure you get the most out the most anticipated PlayStation-Centric event for PlayStation Fans! As always make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here What’s Up PlayStation!

Devil May Cry HD Collection announced for PS4 in 2018

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If you’ve been needing a Dante the demon hunter fix whelp us here at What’s Up PlayStation have some good news to report as Capcom announced some good news. Capcom is bringing Devil May Cry HD Collection to PlayStation 4 and other consoles both physically and digitally on March 13, 2018 for $29.99.

The Devil May Cry HD collection, which first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in April 2012, will include various editions of the particular Released of the Game here’s what you can expect detailed below:

Devil May Cry (2001)

This is the one that started it all, starring a mature and subdued Dante, which matched the mood and tempo of the game’s sense of isolation during the exploration sequences and tough-as-nails boss battles. It’s also the game that inspired my favorite TV game ad of all time:

Devil May Cry 2 (2003)

Taking place after the events of the first Devil May Cry, this sequel strives for a more cinematic look and feel to combat, changing things up in how the camera behaves, but also taking extreme care to make the animations more natural and fluid. Plus, you can unlock and play as Trish, featuring her own unique weapons and move set.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (2006)

Focusing on the origins of our favorite demon hunter, this prequel features a much younger and more rambunctious Dante who cares very little about how much damage he’s doing to even his own shop as long as he can chew his pizza and kick some butt. And he runs out of pizza.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition quickly took the spotlight as a fan favorite with the addition of combat Styles that significantly change the way you slay demons. These Styles can be selected and upgraded between each mission. This game also put a spotlight on Dante’s relationship with his twin brother Vergil, who is an unlockable character with his own move set and gameplay.

 

(Editor’s Opinion: I love the Devil May Cry series and it’s sad to say that up to this day I’ve yet to finish Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. However since hearing the news of this re-release for Current-Gen consoles. I look forward to playing these. Me personally I love the 2nd Devil May Cry the most. So I definitely look forward to earning the platinum’s on these HD editions of the games. This is a must have title if it were up to me for Hack and Slash Action lovers. Devil May Cry is one of my most favorite series stemming from the PS2 generation. I can’t wait to get my hands on these titles.)

What do you think of this news?Are you interested in the Devil May Cry HD collection for the PS4, Will you pick this up in March 2018? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more, Keep us bookmarked and make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Source: Capcom Unity

The Online Arcade 2018 Tournament Schedule

2018 plans on being a huge year for The Online Arcade. With our dedicated Twitch and YouTube channel’s, we want to deliver a vast amount of online tournaments in 2018. Here are some of the premier/Lite scheduled tournaments that are available for sign up today! With all our tournaments the dates and times could be subjected to change. Please read the description for any of the tournaments you are interested in signing up for, because there are important information pertaining to each tournament. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Scheduled Tournaments:

injusticInjustice 2: Dark Knights II (Premier) 2/10/2018- Sign up here

GGxRev2Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2: SLASH 2 (Lite) 2/25/2018- Sign up here

DBFZDragon Ball FighterZ- Dragon World Tour (Premier) 3/3/18- Sign up here

SFV AEStreet Fighter V- World Warriors III (Premier) 3/24/18- Sign up here

MVCIMarvel Vs Capcom Infinite- Clash of the Stones (Premier) 4/21/18- Sign up here

Tekken 7Tekken 7- Raging Fist II (Premier) 5/19/18- Sign up here

Lite tournament will have no giveaways during the live stream and limited prize for winners. Premier tournaments will have a larger prize pot(payable through PayPal) for the top three participates. Similar to what you have seen in the prior online tournaments.

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Deals: Check out the PS4 and PSVR limited time December offer

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Tis the season for giving and today via the PS Blog PlayStation has announced that it will be holding a special deal for those who are looking to enter the PlayStation family this holiday with some hard to avoid deals. Check out the run down of deals available Starting Sunday December 10th until December 24th, 2017 here are the details below:

PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle

$199.99 (MSRP) // Regular price: $299.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, a copy of GT Sport, and the new PS VR demo disc. The world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up now heightens the experience further by transporting gamers straight into the driver’s seat in virtual reality. Experience thrilling one-on-one racing with select cars in the dedicated VR Drive mode in Arcade Mode.

PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle

$299.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, a copy of Doom VFR and the new PS VR demo disc. DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced gameplay fans of the series love to VR. Lay waste to an army of demons as you explore and interact with new areas of the UAC facility on Mars, and Hell itself, from an entirely new perspective.

PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, a copy of Skyrim VR and the new PS VR demo disc. Skyrim VR is perfect for longtime fans of the game who want to check out Skyrim’s epic world in virtual reality, or for the curious gamer looking to virtually dip their toes in Tamriel for the very first time.


From Sunday, December 10, through Saturday, December 16, the MSRP of PlayStation 4 Pro systems, including bundles, will be $50 off the regular suggested retail price.


PS4 Pro 1TB Jet Black Console

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

The super-charged PS4 Pro system, with a DualShock 4 controller, is available for a limited time at an even greater value.

Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront ll PS4 Pro Bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro system, matching DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.

Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Pro bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes the Glacier White PS4 Pro with a 1TB HDD, matching DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny 2 and a digital content voucher that includes the game’s Expansion Pass.

It’s never been a better time to jump in on PS4 Pro and the heightened gaming experiences the console delivers. Check out our PS4 Pro Enhanced Games and Video Guide to see what our PlayStation.Blog team picked as some of their favorite content for PS4 Pro.

(Editors Opinion: These are some great deals and bundles I’ve particularly got my eye on the PSVR GT Bundle that’s a steal for $199.99 even though I’m not a huge GT Sport fan personally by any stretch who can beat so such a great give away. At any rate these deals are sure to maintain some dominance during the holidays. My only gripe is that I would’ve like to have seen a permanent price drop for the PSVR and the PS4 Pro Collectively. However there still may be time as we enter 2018. However as of now as far as we know these are the best deals around for entering the PlayStation family.)

What do you think of these deals? Are you interested? What are you looking to pick up this holiday a shiny new PS4 Bundle or a PSVR Bundle. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below let us know. For News like this and more, Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Black Clover: Project Knights Heading to PS4

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As announced from Bandai Namco via the Black Clover website it has been revealed that the game based on the manga and anime, Black Clover: Project Knights will be heading to PS4 only in Japan and presumably PS4 and PC in the future in the west. As of now there’s not much info to go off on at this time other than there is word of more information being released on December 18th. As of now there’s not much to go out outside of this very, very small announcement trailer.

(Editor’s Opinion: I haven’t seen much of this anime or read the manga outside of viewing a few Gifs images of this series. However I am intrigued and I am hoping that it provides something fresh and new. I love games like J Stars and so forth but I want a bit of a deeper experience with these newer anime / manga to console iterations. Here’s hoping that we’ll see something new and fresh alongside more than just a name. Here’s to more great games and hopefully more innovation in the console anime/manga space.)

What do you think? Are you a fan of the series? Do you think this will be what you hoped for? Comment below let us know. And news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Online Arcade General Rules and Updates

Words can’t express enough how grateful The Online Arcade is for all the support we’ve received in 2017. As promised we plan to deliver as much content as possible in the upcoming year. We want to be as open as possible when it comes to sharing out our announcements or updates to everyone that participates within these tournaments.

One thing we would like to do is lessen the wait time for a lot of these upcoming tournaments. In order to do that, we created a general rules guide for all current and new participants for The Online Arcade.

The Online Arcade General Rules:

  1. Check ins are mandatory for participation in every TOA tournament. No Check in means no participation! (If you have issues checking in, lets us know!!!)
  2. Depending on the tournament all participants (new or old) must write their PSN ID, CFN ID, or Gamertag in the Discussion Tab.
  3. Read the description for each tournament before signing up/checking in.
  4. Key Factors are crucial for every tournament. If broken by a player, the penalty will be a game lost within a match towards that player.
  5. All participants must be ready for their matches when called upon(Invites). There will only be a 5 minute grace period. If the player is not there in the respected time, that is considered a loss.
  6. It is a requirement to have a active E-mail address, so you can get the proper notifications from the Challonge website.
  7. No Wi-Fi!! Must have a stable wired connection. (These are online tournaments)
  8. All TOA tournaments will be Double Elimination.

We created multiple social media pages to make things as easy as possible for all our participants and viewers. Being transparent as possible with our community is a goal we plan on executing here at The Online Arcade. These pages are solely dedicated to updating you on tournaments, news, and any questions you may have for us.

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One of our biggest moves is the transition over to Twitch. The channel is still a working progress but we plan on staying committed by having all of The Online Arcade tournaments will be streamed on twitch in 2018. Our goal is to achieve 75 to 100 followers by the end of the year, so we can try and claim a Twitch partnership. As the Twitch channel grows, we can provide more tournaments within the year and also have more giveaways for our supporters.

Here is a brief video on our progress:

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