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2 New characters, Beta and release window for Akira’s Mystery fighting title

During EVO 2017 Akira announced a beta release, a release window, and two new characters joining the “Mysterious Fighting Game.” Along with announcing that the PlayStation 4 version and will launch in North America, 2018.

A playable beta is set to release at the end of 2017.

You can read the details and check out the trailer below.

■ What is Gougi?

In the past, Garuda (a being made up of the lingering grudges of powerul warriors who fell in battle) was sealed by the Hayate clan.
Although Garuda was resurrected once, thanks to the self-sacrifice of a Hayate descendant, he was sealed once again. However, feeding on the energy released during Kairi and Hokuto’s battles, Garuda was resurrected once more and became a demon that seeks out powerful souls in order to devour them. Gougi is the very embodiment of a fallen warrior’s spirit. It contains Energy, Power, Skill, and Secret Techniques.

Powerful souls can join together with Gougi to draw out new powers, but those with weak souls are unable to resist the Gougi and end up being corrupted.

■ Who is Shirase?

The true identity of “Hokuto,” once the bloodline seal placed on her was released. The illegitimate child of the Mizugami Family; to hide her real identity she took the name of Hokuto and jointed the main family. She was brainwashed at infancy and given the mission to kill Kairi, but once the spell wore off, “Hokuto” became no more.

With her final will, she sealed her younger sister Nanase’s memory, so that she could live a life as a normal girl.

■ Characters


Backstory: Having lost his memory, he is now locked in an endless battle with other powerful warriors. Garuda has been following Kairi around the globe, feeding on the powerful spirits Kairi releases in battle. He is Nanase’s brother, and Shirase’s half-brother.


Backstory: The true identity of the assassin Hokuto, after being freed from the sealed placed on her. With her final will, she erased Nanases’ memories in order for her to live a normal life. Having lost the ability her feel emotion, her only mission now is to kill Kairi.


Backstory: A living corpse acting as the vessel for a countless number of powerful souls; he is made up of lingering grudes and resentment. Originally existing only to fight, in the flames of battle his sense of self became twisted and he turned into a monster that seeks to devour all other powerful souls.

Once, a great warrior sacrificed his life to seal Garuda away, but after resonating with the powerful “dark energy,” he was reborn. A descendant of the Hayate clan once sealed Garuda in his own body, but was eventually taken over and became the new vessel. With the energy released during Kairi and Shirase’s battle, Garuda was able to resurrect himself once more by feeding on the spirits of powerful warriors.


Backstory: After finding reemployment in a very good position, he is living a productive life as a salaryman. However, he is troubled by the fact that he has no recollection over the recent Skullomania appearances. That doubt has given birth to new powers. He has a pet dog named Pochiro.

Darun Mister

Backstory: The undefeated champion of Indora Pro Wrestling. After the God of Indora spoke to him in a dream, Darun resigned from his role as Purun’s bodyguard and made his way to Japan. He was utterly defeated by Garuda and left on the verge of death, but he was protected and saved by Gougi. He is now a man completely determined to face Garuda once again and defeat him. He is incredibly hot-blooded.

SNK to display “Classic NEOGEO Project” at EVO 2017

SNK has announced that they will exhibit a “Classic NEOGEO Project” at the Atlus / Sega / SNK booth during Evolution 2017.

“A new Classic NEOGEO project will be exhibited at the ATLUS/SEGA – SNK booth during EVO!” SNK said on Twitter. “What could it be?”

The Japanese tweet makes it clear that the title will be playable.

EVO 2017 runs from Tomorrow July 14 till July 16.

Horror-inspired fighting game will be playable at EVO 2017

Developer AOne Games has announced that they will showcase Omen of Sorrow, an upcoming fighting game inspired by classic horror at EVO 2017 this weekend.

Omen of Sorrow will have a playable demo at booth #110, and will have attendees able to try out the games mechanics and test out the latest combat engine.

Here is a quick overview.

Omen of Sorrow is a classic 2D, four-button fighting game, with Unreal Engine 4 powered graphics, a cast of 12 characters inspired by classical horror, fantasy and mythology, and a battle system designed from the ground up to leverage player skill, rather than stats or random chance, featuring deep combat mechanics that favor movement and spacing over tight execution to provide an engaging experience for pros and newcomers alike!

Using a netcode technique called rollback (GGPO), we’ll provide you with a near-lagless online experience. You’ll also be able to fight your friends in Local Multiplayer; having someone in the same physical space when playing a game is a very different experience than playing with them over the internet, you know that, and so do we.


  • ☠ Master its hardcore combat mechanics
  • Compete Online
  • ☠ Fight your friends in Local Multiplayer.
  • ☠ Choose among 12 iconic characters from myth and legend.


You can check out the latest gameplay trailer and breakdown below.

Omen of Sorrow will release on Playstation 4.

Arika’s “April Fools Day” Mystery game will be playable at EVO 2017

During April Fools day, Arika showed off a new fighting game, which was thought to be a joke. Arikla announced that the Mystery title will be playable at this years EVO 2017, in Last Vegas from July 14 until the 16.

The company will hold a free-play event at its booth (#111) on July 14 and 15. The event will be used to test a new system in the game called “Gougi.” The game will only be playable in VS Mode, with two players playing per turn, using playable characters Hokuto, Kairi, and Garuda. An online form will be set up to collect feedback.

You can check out the April Fools Announcement below, in case you missed the original trailer.

UMVC3 takes the Final Spot, and will be played on Playstation 4 at EVO 2017

Yesterday, February 8th Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar (EVO’s Coordinator) has announced that Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 won the Players Choice vote,  $71,690 for Make-a-Wish International.  Just incase you don’t know, the Players Choice game that has earned the most money for Make-a Wish International, was entitling  to be in the opening slot at Mandalay Bay’s arena finals on Sunday–as well as a $10,000 pot bonus.


Pokkén Tournament was close to winning and followed right behind UMVC3 with a total of $66,906, and other titles such as Killer Instinct ($6116), Windjammers ($4000), Nidhogg ($158), raised a good amount of donations from many players. This just showed how dedicated the Fighting Game Community are to their titles.


Well with that said, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar has announced Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom will be played on Playstation 4 this year. This is not a big surprise, since the PS4 port has been well received and confirmed to be used for major tournaments to come.