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Tekken takes a World Tour, Online

Traveling to compete in the Capcom Cup or Evo might not work out for some with work, travel fees, etc.  But Bandai Namco is helping Tekken players out by hosting a World Wide online Tekken tour!  Players can now compete in tournaments from their own couch opening up Tekken to more players.

The Tekken World Tour starts August 13th.

Here are the nitty gritty details:

2017 TEKKEN World Tour Online Tournaments Schedule

Australia:

Bracket play: Sunday, August 13

Finals: Wednesday, August 16

North America West:

Bracket play: Sunday, August 20

Finals: Tuesday, August 22

South East Asia:

Bracket play: Sunday, August 20

Finals: Wednesday, August 23

Europe West:

Bracket play: Sunday, August 27

Finals: Tuesday, August 29

North America East:

Bracket play: Sunday, September 10

Finals: Tuesday, September 12

Europe East:

Bracket play: Sunday, September 10

Finals: Tuesday, September 12

East Asia:

Bracket play: Sunday, September 10

Finals: Wednesday, September 13

Eligibility:

  • Players may only compete in a region they reside in. See eligibility areas below.

  • Players must have a minimum of 3mbps upload speed.

  • Players must have a valid smash.gg account.

  • Players must have access to online services PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Steam.

  • Players must have a valid and active PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Steam account.

  • Only one (1) PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Steam account can be used per player to compete.

  • Wireless connections are prohibited.

Tournament Overview:

Registration:

Players can register for TEKKEN World Tour Online Tournaments at smash.gg/TBA.

Structure:

Each TEKKEN World Tour region will have multiple tournaments to cover the entire region over the course of the series. Dates and times for each sub-region listed are listed in the schedule. Players can compete in tournaments on all platforms within their region.

Format:

All tournaments will be double elimination. All matches will be Best-of-Three, except for Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals which are Best-of-Five.

Tournament Timing:

Each tournament will begin on a Sunday for bracket play. Bracket play is scheduled to begin at 4 PM region-local time.

Top 4 Finals from each tournament will be contested on the following Tuesday or Wednesday night, respectively, depending on region.

Schedule for Top 4 Finals per platform will be;

NA (Pacific Daylight Time) / EU (British Summer Time)

7PM-8PM: Xbox One

8PM-9PM: PlayStation 4

9PM-10PM: Steam

SE Asia (Singapore Standard Time) / E Asia (Japan Standard Time) / Australia (Atlantic Standard Time):

7PM-8PM: Xbox One

8PM-9PM: Steam

9PM-10PM: PlayStation 4

Finals will be broadcasted on Twitch.tv/TEKKEN.

Please follow @levelupseries on Twitter for updates.

Points awarded:

All TEKKEN World Tour Online Tournaments will award points to players placing in the Top 8 of the bracket. Online points are awarded as follows:

  • 1st place: 70 points

  • 2nd place: 45 points

  • 3rd place: 25 points

  • 4th place: 10 points

  • 5th place tie: 5 points (each)

  • 7th place tie: 1 points (each)

Match rules

Online tournaments follow the same match rules as TEKKEN World Tour offline tournaments.

  • Rounds: First-to-Three

  • Timer: 60 seconds

  • Stage Select: Random

For complete rules please see the Rules on tekkenworldtour.com

Additional Rules

Connectivity Issues:

If players cannot connect to each other, the player with the least amount of games lost moves forward moves forward in the Winners bracket. In case of a tie both 1 player is advanced to the Loser’s bracket while the other player advances and then forfeits the next match in the Winner’s bracket, resulting in both players being sent to the Loser’s bracket.

In the event of connectivity issues either player should reach out to the Tournament Administrators, Level Up LLC, to review the situation.

Disputes:

If there is a dispute arising during the Online Event, Players must submit a screenshot or share video footage to Level Up LLC, the administrator of the Online tournament, for review. Disputes will be resolved on a case by case basis by Level Up LLC administrators.

Disqualification:

No-shows and/or late arrivals will be given a loss if they do not report to their match within 10 minutes of being scheduled. If a player no-shows or is a late arrival to their loser’s bracket match, they will be disqualified.

Any player not adhering to the TEKKEN World Tour rules during the course of of the tournament is subject to disqualification at the discretion of Level Up LLC.

Online Tournament Process Guide:

Level | Up’s process guide for TEKKEN World Tour Online tournaments is available at bit.ly/tekken2017

 

Eligibility Areas

Europe East – Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia (except individuals located in Crimea), Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine (except individuals located in Crimea)

Europe West – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France (not including its overseas collectivities or regions), Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands (not including its municipalities or the other constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom of Great Britain (not including its overseas territories) and Northern Ireland

North America East – Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

North America West – Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Yukon.

Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

East Asia – China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Australia – Continent

 

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Ni No Kuni: Revenant Kingdom Special Editions and Season Pass announced

Bandai Namco has announced Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Special Editions and Season Pass details.

Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM will receive the following physical editions for the PlayStation 4 system across North America at participating retailers when the game is released on January 19, 2018


Day One Edition – $59.99

  • Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM game software

  • Special Sword Set DLC

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Premium Edition – $79.99

  • Day One Edition content

  • Exclusive SteelBook Case

  • 3D Papercraft Kit

  • Dragon’s Tooth exclusive DLC sword

  • Music Collection CD

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Collector’s Edition – $199.99

  • Premium Edition content

  • Ni no Kuni II Visual Arts Book

  • Chibi Mechanical Rotating Diorama

  • Lofty plush

  • The Making of Ni no Kuni II Blu-Ray

  • 3D Papercraft Display Case

  • Season Pass

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A season pass for Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is also available for purchase digitally on the PlayStation 4 system and STEAM for $19.99. The season pass content includes the following:

  • Two large DLC releases – Enjoy additional Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM gameplay content fit for a king! The contents of these DLCs are under protection of the king’s royal guard for now, but stay tuned for more information. 

  • Supply Kit – A healthy heaping of items hand-picked for the discerning adventurer.

Gundam Versus Open Beta Coming in September

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Bandai Namco has announced that Gundam Versus will have an open beta from 12am PDT Saturday, September 2nd through 12amPDT Monday, September 4th.  The open beta will be on the Playstation 4 and will include:

  • 94 Mobile Suits
  • all Striker units
  • online and offline modes

By the way, you do not have to a PlayStation Plus member to participate! But, PS Plus is, of course, required to play online when the game releases September 29th.

Details

World famous giant robot series and notorious head to head arcade smash hit, GUNDAM VERSUS, is coming to Americas for the first time, this time built from the ground up exclusively for PlayStation 4! Featuring Mobile Suits from all across the series history and brand new features exclusive to the home console release, fans finally have a chance to take 2 vs 2 combat to the next level!

Features

FAST PACED 2VS2 ACTION-FIGHTING

  • Coordinate and lay waste to your rivals in fierce 2 vs 2 fighting combat iconic to the GUNDAM VERSUS series. Go all out with guns blazing and lightning fast melee in a robust selection of Offline and Online game modes, unique to the home console version. With new moves Boost Dash, Boost Step and Boost Dive, players can master more technical combat strategies that help you avoid attacks or cancel actions to surprise your opponent. Call upon Striker support characters to assist you in the heat of battle.

CHALLENGE THE BEST

  • GUNDAM VERSUS boasts more than 90 units coming from 17 different works of the Gundam Anime, each with different abilities ready to suit your play style. Featuring Online Matchmaking using a Worldwide server, get ready to fight against the best players on the planet.

LARGER THAN LIFE POWER

  • Leveraging the power of the PlayStation 4, GUNDAM VERSUS features all new environmental destruction, landscape deformation and dynamic lighting effects.

GEARING UP FOR VICTORY

  • Choose between two different Burst Systems, Blaze Gear and Lightning Gear, each with their own characteristics that enhance melee combat, augment lock-on range and more!

 

You’re in for Punishment! Eliza joins the Tekken 7 roster

Another character joins the Tekken 7 rosters.  Meet Eliza, who brings her fangs and fighting skill to battle!  She’s certain to give you a “Vampiric fighting experience”.

In addition to this sexy new character, Taiko No Tatsujin themed items from outfits to health gauge skins are now available.

Have you had a chance to play Tekken 7? If so, who is your favorite character to play? Will you be picking up Eliza? Let us know in the comments!

 

Piccolo, Krillin, and online battle details for Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Bandia Namco has released new information and screenshots of Dragon Ball Fighter Z’s new characters and online battle system.

You can check out the screenshots and details below.


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Piccolo

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 a range. For an effective strike, players will can even connect it with a combo move!

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Krilin doesn’t have that much reach and power but easily compensate with several different techniques such as the Kamehameha to fight a long-range game. He also has tricky skill to confuse the opponent by leaving an image of himself before turning into an attack. Furthermore, players will gain extra by using the famous Senzu Bean. Fans will be delighted to know that his signature and unblokable attack is also included in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Online Battles

In the Online Battles of Dragon Ball FighterZ, players can fight and interact with other users in the FighterZ lobby. That’s the perfect place to rise up to the arena stage and get matched with other users who are willing to battle! Players can also communicate with Z-Stamp, use facial expressions from Dragon Ball characters and watch their match with the replay mode!