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Saturday, Mar 12, 2016

Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans

CapCom Unity has details on Alex, the first new character being added to Street Fighter V, offering images of him in the game, and an outline of all his abilities. This includes details about gameplay changes that will come to the brawler along with the new street fighter, and here is the part of the update covering the patch:
Alex will become available when the update is scheduled to go live later this month. Remember, by playing through all Character Story Mode content, you will earn more than enough Fight Money to buy Alex for free!

The update also comes with a slew of new modes and content, as well as bug fixes that are designed to improve the overall gameplay experience. Check out all the new modes and content below!

  • Challenge Mode
    • Demonstrations: Learn the ins and outs of Street Fighter Vthrough helpful demonstration and tutorial content. Contains content for each of the 16 characters, as well as advice geared towards players of all skill levels:
      • Beginner Tutorials: 12 lessons covering, movement, normal attacks, special attacks, V-System, throws, counter hits, chip/recoverable damage, etc.
      • Intermediate Tutorials: 11 lessons covering projectiles, invincibility frames, armor and armor break, recovery, cross-up attacks, anti-air options, etc.
      • Advanced Tutorials: 4 lessons covering back dashing, frame advantage/disadvantage, combo potential, button priority, etc.
      • Character Tutorials: 16 lessons covering each individual character.
    • Trials: Put your skills to the ultimate test with combo trials for all 16 characters, ranging from basic to pro combos. Completing Trials will also earn you some extra Fight Money.
  • In-Game Shop
    • Fight Money Expenditure: Spend your hard earned Fight Money to purchase extra game content, such as DLC characters and the Story Mode Costumes.
  • Online Rematch Option
    • Salty from a close loss online? Want revenge? Players can now play a 2/3 set in Ranked Match, provided both players accept the rematch.
  • Battle Lounge Improvements
    • Enjoy up to 8 person lobbies, complete with match spectating.

In addition to all of this new content, the following bugs will be fixed in the update:

  • Bug: Sometimes you don’t get EXP from casual matches
  • Bug: On a rare occurrence, if you restart the game after you unlock colors, the colors you unlocked will disappear

There are a few gameplay related bug fixes and balance changes as well:

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Beta; Video

Here's a video from Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, offering an overview of this strategy game featuring fleets of gigantic spaceships, and celebrating the launch of the game's beta for those who preorder (preorders are accepted through this page). It sounds like the beta period will be pretty brief, as the clip includes word that the game will fully launch by the end of this month. Here's more on launch plans and the benefits of preordering:
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, Tindalos Interactive's real-time strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, opens its beta today. All players who preorder the game on Steam or the official store can immediately join this beta, build their first fleets and test their worth as Admiral against other players or the AI!

In addition to the 10% discount offered during the pre-order period, Early Adopters of Battlefleet Gothic Armada will receive one extra faction for free - the Space Marines - and immediate access to the Beta of the game. From today, players can practice building their Imperium and Chaos fleets and get used to the gameplay mechanics in the solo campaign prologue, before testing their skills against the AI or players online in 1v1 skirmishes. The remaining factions (Orks and Eldar), as well as the full solo campaign and other multiplayer modes (like 2vs2) will be made available when the game launches later in March. The Space Marines fleet will be available to play a few weeks after the game launches.
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STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim Next Month

Polygon notes a GameStop listing for a STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim, a downloadable expansion for the Star Wars action game they indicate will be released on April 5th. The listing is for PlayStation 4, and doesn't list details besides a $14.99 price tag. This is part of a season pass, and this represents a slight delay, as the pack was originally announced for release this month. Here's what they said about it at that time: "Fight among the factories of Sullust and battle within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine."

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