Showing posts from December, 2017

'Fighting EX Layer' Beta Now In Session!

If you've been following the hype about the in-development Arika game Fighting EX Layer, now's the time to test the water! For the next two weeks, a demo version of the game is free to play for all holders of a Playstation Plus account; just download the game (it's less than a gigabyte, so not too much fuss!) to your PlayStation 4, and get online for some fisticuffs! There are six characters to sample in the demo; Kairi, Garuda, Allen, Darun, Skullomania, and new character Shirase. We at BattleBlog have been playing the beta, and we can assure you that it's an immensely fun experience, even at this early stage of development; if the full game is more of what's already there, it will definitely be a game to look out for. If we all get behind Arika and support the game, Fighting EX Layer might even make it to Evolution; it would be fabulous to see the game being played to it's full potential!

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BattleBlog's Top 5 Frosty Fighters!

Hello, and welcome to BattleBlog! This time around, we're discussing BattleBlog's top five super-cool fighting games characters; five warriors, each of whom are known for their literally ice-cold demeanour. There's a plow-load of frigid fighters out there, but these five fighters are BB's frosty favourites - get ready for some chilly contenders!

In at five, it's Rouge, from the 1998 Sunsoft fighting game, Astra Superstars. This plucky ten-year old is the game's mascot, but also appears as one of the roster of characters; why is she dressed like Father Christmas, you ask? Because she IS Father Christmas, obviously! Rouge may not have the large belly and frosty white beard, but according to her fighter statistics, her job is being Santa Claus; however, she doesn't need the reindeer, because like all the other Astra Superstars characters, she can fly! With no sleigh to weigh her down, Rouge is particularly nimble - even though she's carrying a h…

A New Tale Of Souls And Swords!

Duelists everywhere, steel thy blade and prepare yourself for the next battle; Soul Calibur VI is real, and it's coming to PlayStation 4, X-Box One, and Steam in 2018! There was a trailer for the game at this year's Game Awards, featuring two legends of the series squaring off; all those of you who were outraged (and rightly so!) at Sophitia Alexandra being killed off in the last game can rest easy, because she's BACK! Seen alongside franchise stalwart Heishiro Mitsurugi, the two battle in what seems to be an ancient Grecian building, surrounded by tall pillars, and elaborately carved statues. We at BattleBlog are guessing that this is Sophitia's stage, and that the building is a Mount Olympus temple; which begs the question, is Sophitia actually alive? Going by Mitsurugi's youthful appearance, it may well be that this Soul Calibur is set before previous titles in the series' history, or possibly a re-imagining (like Mortal Kombat X).

As far as gameplay is conc…