Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta 2 coming this week!

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Due to the difficulties during the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, Bandai Namco has revealed the dates for the 2nd Open beta to make up for the time lost from the multiple hours of maintenance during the recent open beta times. Listed below are the times for the upcoming beta:

Bandai Namco will host another round of the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta from January 17 at 9:00 p.m. PT / January 18 at 12:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. UK / 14:00 JST to January 18 at 9:00 p.m. PT / January 19 at 12:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. UK / 14:00 JST, the company announced.

The previous open beta ran from January 14th to 16th.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch for PlayStation 4, January 26th in the Americas and Europe, and February 1st in Japan.

What do you think about the 2nd open beta news? Are you looking forward to it? Did you get a chance to check out Dragon Ball FighterZ during the last beta? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Here’s how you can get your hands on the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

This is going to be a busy holiday weekend! Bandai Namco finally has the Dragon Balls FighterZ open beta available for download in the PS Store! Here’s how you can get the beta.

  1. Go to the PS Store
  2. Select Games.
  3. Select Pre Orders search to the right and you will see Dragon Ball Fighters.
  4. Once you have the game selected. On the far right you will see add-ons. Then once selected, under the add-on options you will see the open beta download.

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However if you have pre-ordered digitally you will see the option to download the early access beta pass which allows those who pre-ordered the game early to play the beta a day early.

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After you’ve found the open beta download and enjoy the spoils. The open beta availability exact times for the beta are:

  • Pre-orders: Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET
  • All: Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. ET
  • Beta ends: Jan. 16 at 2:59 a.m. ET

(Editors Opinion: I’m soooo excited for this title to drop. However after this beta will it will leave me once again with a sense of loss but only for a week thankfully. But for now when this beta drops, this weekend will be nothing but Dragon Ball FighterZ streamed on many of our twitch channels and The Online Arcade respective twitch channels.)

With that being said are you downloading the open beta this weekend. Who are you eager to play as? Are you happy with the open beta roster? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

New Dragon Ball FighterZ mechanic revealed

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

As you know we are following every move and note of  the upcoming fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ. Well today via Twitter Bandai Namco has revealed more details in regard to the anticipated fighter. A new fighting system introduced as the “Shenron system”

This feature will allow players who string a specific number of combos during battle to collect Dragon Balls on-screen. Once all the Dragon Balls have been collected, Shenron will appear and grant the player one of four wishes:

  1. Restore my health: Restore your current character’s to its full health
  2. Bring back my ally: Revive your lost ally to 50% health
  3. Give me the ultimate power: Boost your Ki gauge to MAX 
  4. Make me immortal: Health will be 50% restored, and auto-restoration for energy gauge.

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As of now there is no word on if this will be vary in options and we don’t have any confirmation on if this feature is able to be turned on and off. However many fans assume that it will be an option as Bandai Namco has stated that they want this fighter to be a contender for event’s like Evo and CEO etc. But as it currently stands there is no definite confirmation.

Also in conjunction with this news there was a special live stream of the upcoming fighter with the likes of Maximillian, Perfect Legend and Rhymestyle as they revealed a lumpsome of information in regard to Dragon Ball FighterZ it’s worth a look as the roster of fighters has bulked up a great deal. You can view that below as well.

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With that being said what do you think of this news does this dampen or heighten your interest in the up and coming fighter? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

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

Whats Up PlayStation Nation,

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.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 27

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as we present 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!

  • Capcom Cup Recap
  • SF Anniversary
  • SFV Season 3
  • My experience with SFV AE
  • Jealousy in the FGC

Also make sure to follow our Partners at the The Online Arcade. These pages are solely dedicated to updating you on tournaments, grudge matches, news, and any other questions you may have for us.

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What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube 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 & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Street Fighter V- Sakura Introduction Trailer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

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

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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

For more on PlayStation gaming news 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.

If you like what we do and feel like supporting The Online Arcade head over to our Patreon or PayPal, where your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Capcom reveals Capcom Cup details for PlayStation Experience 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today via the PS Blog and Capcom Unity details have been revealed for PSX and Capcom Cup Attendee’s. First and foremost it should be mentioned that the this year’s capcom cup awards the winners have  over $370,000 to look forward to in this years Capcom Cup prize pool. And this will be the first time in years that the Capcom Cup will span over 3 days. Friday through Sunday. The first two days of the event take place at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel which is right next door to PlayStation Experience which is at the Anaheim Convention Center. As reported via the PS Blog:

Day one features the first ever Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier, where one player will qualify for the final spot in Capcom Cup. The 32 players will then compete on day two to make the Top 8.
The eight finalists will compete in the Capcom Cup Finals on day three at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Capcom Cup 2017

Thanks to the fans’ support of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC initiative, the contribution to Capcom Cup’s prize pool exceeded over $120,000. With a base prize pool of $250,000, the total prize pool for Capcom Cup 2017 is over $370,000.

Not only will the players be competing for the massive cash prize, the winner will get their name engraved on the base of the Capcom Cup trophy, which is on display at Capcom USA HQ and only brought out each year for Capcom Cup.

You’ll also want to make sure to tune in as we will have some special announcements during Capcom Cup Finals!

Capcom Cup 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Capcom Cup 2017

When

  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where

  • Friday and Saturday are at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel (open to everyone)
  • Sunday Finals are at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center (PSX badge required)

Prices

  • Friday and Saturday spectator admission is free.
  • Last Chance Qualifier online entry is $20 through December 6.
  • On-site registration is available on December 7 for $40.00.
  • Visit the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier Smash.gg page for more information.

How to watch

Catch all the action live all three days at twitch.tv/capcomfighters.

What do you think of this year’s Capcom scheduling and presentation? Will you be attending the event? Are you attending the entire 3 days of the event. Comment below and 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 25

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as we present 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!

  • Red Bull Battleground Review
  • Dragon vs Sonic. Who’s the real champ?
  • Does EVO even matter with games having their own championship series.
  • The struggle of playing multiple games
  • Your saltiest moment
  • The Online Arcade plug

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube 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 & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!