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

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

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!

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 24

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 present Episode 20 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!

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!

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Heads to North America in February 2018

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

2018 is definitely looking to be an interesting year of the Fighters!! As Pqube has announced that North America and Europe will finally get their hands on the long awaited fighter known as Under Night In Birth Exe: Lat[St] will heading to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in North America on February 9, 2018. These titles are usually only available via import sites like Play-Asia it should prove interesting to see how these titles will be received stateside for the more mainstream audience. Under Night In-Birth Promises to come fully packed of features and modes! Here’s the rundown of what to expect via PQube’s press release of the NA, EU release.

Key Features of Under Night In birth:

  • Thrilling cast of characters – A varied cast of 20 characters, including series newcomers Phonon, Mika, Enkidu and Wagner!
  • 19 glorious stages – Including 4 beautiful new areas, Cafeteria, Children’s Playground, Momiji Alley and the Cathedral of the Far East.
  • Re-balanced gameplay – Old favourites have new abilities and new gameplay elements have been added, including the ‘Veil Off’ system that opens up new combo opportunities.
  • Mission Mode – Learn new skills in a dedicated combo challenge mode and take on some of the hardest challenges in the game.
  • Tutorial Mode – An expansive tutorial mode has been added to the game that teaches all the skills necessary to level up your game.
  • Chronicle Mode – Discover the narrative of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] in a dedicated story mode experience.

The French-Bread-developed fighting game will be playable at PlayStation Experience 2017 in Anaheim, California from December 9 to 10. You can check out the trailer below and find out what to look forward to.

 

(Editors Opinion: I am absolutely happy that this is coming to the states I didn’t get a chance to play this and many other fighters last gen as it was a real pain to get access to titles like these last gen. However it seems that PlayStation is making no excuses and bringing the most anticipated fighters state side this gen. I really find it coincidental that I was actually streaming this game last night as well and was hoping to hear word on a U.S. release. And with today’s news the wait will finally be over as I will double support this game in hopes of receiving other fighters like this stateside one can only hope we’ll get titles suck as melty blood and others on the PS4 before this generation is over. Here is a preview of my stream of this fighter last night! Check it out!)

With that being said and shown, what do you think of this upcoming fighter? Does it interest you. Are you excited for more fighters and what other fighters would you hope to see coming to the PS4 this gen? 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.

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.

Gotenks, Kid Buu, and Adult Gohan Joins Dragon Ball FighterZ Roster

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,Dragon Ball FighterZ ScanIn the latest issue of V-Jump, new Dragon Ball FighterZ information was released. Kid Buu, Gotenks, and Adult Gohan were recently adding to the lustrous roster for the highly anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ. Thanks to ShonenGamez, for the scan with these three newly announced characters.  Details on the Arcade mode were also given. Explaining that players will face against multiple AI opponents, whether you win or lose it will determine the path you’ll take and who will face during your arcade play-through. Dragon Ball FighterZ will have a shop where you’ll be able to buy different color sets for characters and special titles using the in-game money that you earned. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release on January 26th, 2018.

Here is a brief breakdown on Kid Buu, Gotenks, and Adult Gohan:

Kid Buu

  • Power: 4
  • Speed: 4
  • Reach: 3
  • Technique: 4
  • Energy: 4

kid buuKid Buu has tricky attacks that make use of his elastic body. Since he has both power and speed, he can be a troublesome foe. He has unpredictable movements, such as stretching into the shape of a ball. His Meteor special attack is “Planet Burst”—that attack that destroys the earth. The opponent stands no chance once it hits.

Gotenks

  • Power: 3
  • Speed: 4
  • Reach: 1
  • Technique: 3
  • Energy: 4

gotenks SSJ3Unleash special moves with extremely flashy names one after the next! Continuous attacks that put adults to shame, with powerful special moves that don’t fail to live up to their name. Use the “Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack” to summon ghosts that deal damage upon impact. Use the Meteor special attack “Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball” to imprison your opponent within multiple rings in the shape of a ball. From there, one of your team members will jump in and start playing volleyball. Finish it off with a spike! The scenes for some of Gotenks’ special moves will change depending on the combination of team members.

Adult Gohan

  • Power: 3
  • Speed: 4
  • Reach: 3
  • Technique: 4
  • Energy: 2

mystic gohanBorrowing the power of Old Kai, Gohan unlocked his potential. With special attacks, his abilities have significantly improved. Use all of the Ki Gauge to unlock your potential! Depending on the amount of the Ki Gauge consumed, the magnification of Gohan’s abilities increase will change. Gohan’s Meteor special attack is “Ultimate Kamehameha.” Neither its power or number of hits can be compared to the regular Kamehameha.

In my opinion:With the popularity with these three characters the announcement, I feel will further fighting game enthusiast anticipation on getting their hands on Dragon Ball FighterZ. Kid Buu has always been one my favorite character to use in previous Dragon Ball Z fighting games. Before the announcement, he was my most anticipated character for Dragon Ball FighterZ, so you can imagine my excitement when he finally got revealed. Hopefully they will release the trailers soon for each character, so we can get a look of them in motion.Kid buu gotenks adult gohanLet us know your thoughts in the comment section on the three new characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Will you being trying them out? Which characters from Dragon Ball Z would you like to see be announced next?

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Source: ShonenGamez, Gemastu

Yukiko 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 November, well fellow gamers November is here and we’ve got the scoop on this months reveal! As you can see via the image Yukiko is first to be revealed for this month. 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. Gordeau from Under Night In-Birth, Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4 Arena, and Azrael from BlazBlue will be playable in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. So with these 3 being announced that leaves us with a pretty tender roster thus far.  Ragna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Rachel Alucard, Hazama, and Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue; Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, and Chie Satonaka from Persona 4 Arena; Hyde, Linne, and Waldstein from Under Night In-Birth; and Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee from RWBY.

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This month’s reveal so far haven’t announced any particular characters from RWBY so with December 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 15 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 but many 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.

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.