Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Introduces Black Widow, Venom and Winter Soldier to the battle

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Happy holidays as we begin this week with some interesting news as released today via Capcom and the PS Blog here’s what they’ve laid out about the characters so far and you can check out the trailer with details below:

Young soldier Bucky Barnes fought alongside his best friend Captain America during World War II. Presumed dead after a dangerous mission ended in tragedy, he was captured by enemy forces and secretly brainwashed into becoming a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Bucky, now free from his captors, is once again ready to fight for the good of humanity.

Winter Soldier excels at ground combat using special moves that send the opponent flying across the screen and projectiles that bounce off the walls and floor. Bucky can activate metal shield, which utilizes his cybernetic arm to turn him into an anchor, allowing him to ignore attacks without taking any damage!

Trained extensively in the art of combat and espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, Natasha Romanova is the super spy known as Black Widow. Dutiful and fearless, she is a master assassin who found her true calling as an Avenger. She now fights to protect the world from Ultron Sigma’s influence.

As a deadly spy, Black Widow has tools for every situation. Her unique acrobatic jump can be performed in mid-air and followed up with one of her many tricky projectiles with the press of a button. Natasha also showcases her skills in hand-to-hand combat with her trusty electric batons.

Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!

Prepare for the unexpected with Venom’s shapeshifting abilities. As a frightening force on the battlefield, Venom can launch himself across all angles of the screen and has no issue manipulating the opponent’s options to favor his own.

Everyone who has the 2017 Character Pass will unlock access to Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom on December 5 — along with the previously released Black Panther, Sigma, and Monster Hunter. Each character is also available for purchase individually.

Free Demo Weekend: 11/24 to 11/27

Capcom will have a free demo available this weekend from November 24 at 8:00 AM Pacific to November 27 at 8:00 AM Pacific, exclusively on PS4! The Demo will include All 30 launch characters so make sure to check it out this upcoming weekend and see if marvel is right for you!

(Editors Opinion: honestly Venom looks better than expected. It really seems as if the DLC characters have had more effort into their fighting style and art design more so than the default rosters of characters in this edition of MVCI. However minus the not so appealing looks this game is tons of fun. I do really appreciate the work put into the Winter Soldier, Venom and Black Widow for this DLC and I hope they are fun and accessible as they currently look to be. Only time will tell once we get our hands on it. The next TOA tournament should be pretty interesting with the inclusion of these fighters!)

With that being said What do you think of the new trio of  characters heading to MVCI soon. What other characters would you like to see for the next set of characters 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.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 19

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Here at What’s Up PlayStation we want to bring you the perspective of not only the PlayStation Gamer but the perspective of gamers alike all over. With that being said. We wanted to present gamers with a bit of something different. We have a lot of things we’re working on to create the best experience of the gamers perspective from a grassroots community level coming in the future. So today we present you all with a bit of something different. Fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) Podcast which goes by the name of the Plus On Block Podcast: Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Thoughts on the Time Stone
  • Dre thoughts on UpChuckGaming’s recent video
  • Are combos too much of a focus in fighting games?
  • Zeku impressions
  • Bad practices by Capcom?

 

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Arc System Works Reveal 3 more Characters for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle!

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Well fellow gamers here we have a rare case of lightning striking twice in one week! We’ve started the week off with a solid BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle reveal and now we end the work week with yet another BBCTB reveal. Talk about luck well at any rate. Today we’ve got something for everyone As this time they’ve evened out the reveal a bit but left a bit of a void of absence with no RWBY character reveal (here’s hoping to seeing the RWBY Bae Yang appear in the future) But with that being said all is not loss as this reveal possibly has something for everyone. Today we’re introduced into the likes of characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4: Arena, and Under Night In-Birth.  Check out the trailer below for a full preview:

As you can see it’s a pretty well mixed bag as it has been revealed that Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue), Chie Satonaka(Persona 4: Arena), And Waldstein(Under Night In-Birth), are this week reveals and should provide a variety that many fans of this upcoming fighter are looking forward to.

Editors Opinion: This is one of my personal favorite reveals thus far. When this game was first announced I was mostly hoping for Noel, Tager and Nu-11(V-13 at best) So far my wish is 1/3rd’s complete lol. I personally find Noel to be a fun character and very agile as well as possessing a wide arsenal of attacks. And Waldstein seems like a character more so to grapple style of character. I still hope that Tager is revealed as far Blazblue character implementation is concerned.

What do you think of this week’s reveal, as hinted at the end of the video. There will be another character reveal next month which we can’t wait to see who’s going to be involved. If you’re in the FGC actively there are currently rumblings that Blake from the RWBY series is the one of the next character reveals but it can only be taken as rumor at this point. But what do you think of this reveal of the roster so far. Are you excited for this title and what characters do you hope to see from either of the franchises? Will you be picking it up? As the months pass we will do a run down of all the characters included among the 4 series. But with being said comment below let us know do you think. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced to release January 16th

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In one of the worse kept secrets among the FGC Sony has finally revealed that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be releasing January 16th 2018. As reported via the PlayStation blog and official Capcom site. It has been revealed that the much anticipated and requested feature Arcade mode will finally be included for all users of Street Fighter V. Included with this news is that all characters will be available for free once Street Fighter: AE is released. Capcom has stated “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come with all 28 characters, which includes those from Season 1 and Season 2”  and they still have one more character that they will be announcing very soon.

  • All characters will receive a second V-Trigger you can choose prior to matches starting

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  • All Season 1 and 2 Characters will be released for free for all SFV users.

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  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will sport a newly revamped UI for a fresh new Look and feel.

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  • All New Modes will be included as well such as Arcade ModeBonus Stages Galleries and Extra Battle Mode.

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More news will be released in the near future (PSX/Capcom Cup Finals, or PGW) here’s what capcom had to say in closing per the PS Blog.

As we promised in the past, the initial purchase of Street Fighter V is still the only one that you’ll need as the new gameplay-related content in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be part of a free in-game update for current players once it releases! That means if you currently play Street Fighter V, you won’t need to purchase anything else to get Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, etc. – you’ll just need to download the update! For those who don’t currently have Street Fighter V, you’ll be able to purchase Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $39.99, which will include everything we’ve mentioned above. We wanted to make sure there’s something to celebrate for both current and new players alike.

Editors Opinion: As a fan and lover of the Street Fighter Series this is good news and I hope that it can refresh and ignite a general interest in fans of the series and the FGC community. As many competitive Fighters are on the Rise (Dragon Ball Fighterz, Blazeblue Tag Battle etc.) Capcom has to remind the world the reason why street fighter has lasted for so many years (30 to be exact) and rekindle that competitive edge. Let’s see if this gives them that edge they so desperately need.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think of this news. Does this interest you to make time and the effort of purchasing the long respected fighter again or for the first time this gen? As you know with this news you can expect “The Online Arcade to have many more Tournament with this great news. With that being said comment below and let us know your thoughts. For more news make sure to keep it locked here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Closed Beta Delayed Until September

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Bandai Namco announced that the closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ has been delayed officially beginning September 16th-18th. The closed beta sign-up date has also been moved, with the new date to August 22nd, instead of the original July 26th date. Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to released on the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in early 2018.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. would like to thank all its fans for their tremendous support for DRAGON BALL FighterZ. We recently announced at EVO 2017 that the closed beta sign-ups for DRAGON BALL FighterZ would begin on July 26, 2017; due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, we have decided to expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program. 

We are also working to bolster our background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. 

However, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay for the closed beta sign-up date, which will move to August 22, 2017 with the official start of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta officially commencing from September 16 -18. We would like to thank all of our fans for their patience and understanding; we look forward to sharing more news about the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta program soon. Thank you.

The close beta will have nine playable characters, with newly introduced Piccolo, and Krillin joining Goku, Vegeta, Teen Gohan, Majin Buu, Freeza, Cell, and Trunks.

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Piccolo’s character explanation: Piccolo is considered to be one of the most technical characters with his expandable arm to grab his opponents. He has various ways to break the opponent’s guard and he can also fire fast and powerful beams. Players can charge up for a stronger attack by long-pressing the button. To create a huge blow, Piccolo can use his ability to release Ki blast from afar or for an effective strike, players can even connect it with a combo move!

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Krillin character explanation: Krillin doesn’t have that much reach and power but easily compensates with several different techniques such as the Kamehameha to fight a long-range game. He can also skillfully confuse his opponents by leaving an image of himself before turning into an attack. Furthermore, players have the choice to use the famous Senzu Bean. Fans will also be delighted to know that his signature and blockable attack is also included in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Check Out The New Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Trailer

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As the trend continues for 2016 this fall season of gaming seems to be filled to the brim with great games to fulfill our gaming appetite. 3rd party publisher Bandai Namco is on it’s way and gearing up this holiday season to give you a healthy serving of gaming goodness. What gaming goodness is that, you may ask? Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2! Here’s a trailer of new story elements, gameplay and more below:

There seems to be a new range of customization features for fighters via this new installment. What do you think of the trailer and what new features would you like to see in this offering. Comment below and let us know. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be launching on October 25th in the Americas on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on October 28th on PC/Steam!

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