“Monster Hunter” movie crossover coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25
Yuri Araujo

The “Monster Hunter” movie is fast approaching its theatrical release around the globe, so to celebrate the occasion, we’re inviting star Milla Jovovich as Artemis for a special crossover in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!

Starting December 3rd at 4:00pm PST / December 4th at 00:00 GMT, two new limited time Event Quests will be available in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, as a two-part single player side story where you’ll play as Artemis. To really immerse you in the movie atmosphere, Artemis will be voiced by Milla Jovovich herself, and will be speaking in English while NPCs will speak in Monster Hunter Language. You’ll understand once you jump in the quests. 😉

And of course, clearing both quests will also get some nifty rewards from the “Monster Hunter”movie!

“The New World”

The first Event Quest on the menu is called “The New World” pits Artemis against a fierce Black Diablos in the Wildspire Waste. Once you clear this one, you’ll get materials to craft the Artemis α+ armor set, from the “Monster Hunter” movie.

As proof your victory over Black Diablos, the armor set features handy skills to help in future Diablos hunts, such as Earplugs, Health Boost, Stun Resistance and the set bonus skills Hasten Recovery (usually found on the Nergigante armor) and Great Luck.

“To Our World”

The second Event Quest, “To Our World” will show up after you clear “The New World” and will provide a much bigger challenge… a Rathalos!

I won’t spoil what makes this quest special, but as a reward, you’ll get to craft the Artemis Layered Armor, from the “Monster Hunter” movie.

Special Item Pack

We’re also prepping a special item pack to celebrate the crossover, including a great chance to get an Earplug Jewel+. Log in starting Nov. 26th at 4:00pm PST / Nov. 27th at 00:00 GMT to claim the following items:

  • Ancient Potion x30
  • Dust of Life x30
  • Golden Egg x10
  • True Armor Sphere x3
  • Earplug Jewel+ x1

NOTE: “Monster Hunter” movie Event Quests and the Item Pack will be available until December 2nd, 2021 at 3:59pm PST / 23:59 GMT. Item Pack can only be redeemed once per character.

“Monster Hunter” movie releases into the wild starting this December! For more information, click here.

Happy Hunting!

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition patch info: High Framerate Mode and more

Nov 20, 2020
Nov 20
Yuri Araujo

A patch went live for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S (coming soon for Xbox Series X|S) adjusting the behavior of “High Framerate Mode” and addressing the following bugs:

High Framerate Mode

  • When “High Framerate Mode” is set to “OFF”, the game now limits framerate to 60fps.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the game freezes when fighting mirage Goliath during 3 player matching.
  • Fixed a bug where the player can get stuck when defeating Gilgamesh with a gas cylinder explosion using Vergil.
  • Fixed a bug where Nightmare will appear white when reflected in glass while disappearing, using Vergil and performing World of V.
  • Fixed a bug where the game would play the wrong sound effect when hitting a certain boss.
  • Fixed a bug where the Game Analysis Team’s jobs displayed as “Brazil Community Manager” in the credits of Vergil mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the game would display at 2K, 120Hz on certain monitors even when the system settings are set to output at 4K.
  • Fixed a bug where an application error would display during Urizen’s tentacle attack in Vergil mode.

UPDATE (Nov. 24): the patch is now live on Xbox Series X|S as well.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition kicks off the Next-Gen launch party in SSStyle!

Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13
Yuri Araujo

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is finally here, just in time to showcase the true power of Next-Gen gaming! Whether you’re a SSSeasoned DMC player or jumping into it for the first time with DMC5SE, here’s a handy SPOILER-FREE recap guide of everything you get to play right from the start:

Playable Vergil

If you’ve been following our news and updates since the Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition announcement, you should know Vergil is a pretty big deal for this version of the game. You’ll be able to start playing as him right away!

SIDE NOTE: a quick word of warning to newcomers. If you’re looking to experience the full story of DMC5SE, I recommend starting with the Nero / V / Dante campaign. The Vergil campaign assumes you have already played the original story, and offers fewer story moments. And if you want to get a refresher on the story of previous games, look for the brief overview “History of DMC” on the main menu.

Vergil comes fully equipped with his signature weapons and various forms of power. Of course, you’ll be able to power-up those weapons and abilities even more with Red Orbs, but here’s a quick breakdown of his demonic arsenal:

  • Yamato – his classic katana-style sword, given to him by his father, Sparda. Its attacks are swift and capable of slicing demons with deadly precision.
  • Beowulf – a set of gauntlets and boots with immense destructive power. Take the time to charge its attacks and watch demons break apart.
  • Mirage Edge – a conjured sword resembling the Force Edge, capable of devastating combos and crowd control.
  • Mirage Blades – summoned swords that Vergil uses as long-range projectiles. These can also be summoned in various formations at the cost of Devil Trigger gauge.
  • Doppelganger – Vergil’s Devil Trigger manifested in a ghostly twin that shadows his moves. You can even tinker with some of Doppelganger’s behaviors by issuing commands with the d-pad (default controls).
  • Sin Devil Trigger – Vergil’s true power is unleashed, opening paths to brutal combos and obliterating damage potential.
  • World of V – this powerful new technique cleaves out Vergil’s human form, V, and his Familiars to shred and vaporize as many demons as possible.

Nero / V / Dante

Moving on from Vergil for now… DMC5SE also includes the entire contents of the 2019 release Devil May Cry 5. That means Nero, V and Dante are fully playable in their own Missions, the Void and Bloody Palace (after clearing the story once)!

WARNING: before braving Legendary Dark Knight mode (info below), I definitely recommend playing through the main Nero / V / Dante story once to unlock all their story-related abilities. There’s some serious character growth tied to gameplay that you won’t want to miss!


Anyways, let’s take a hot second to recap their playstyles and places in the story:

  • Nero kicks off the story of DMC5 by losing his Devil Bringer demon arm, but thanks to the mechanical genius of his friend Nico, he quickly acquires new replacements known as Devil Breakers. These powerful (but fragile) new arms join his trusty turbo-charged sword Red Queen and Blue Rose hand cannon, and open his playstyle up to even more SSStylish combos than ever.
  • V made his debut as the mysterious third protagonist in DMC5, bringing with him a completely new playstyle unlike anything else in the Devil May Cry series. Instead of fighting demons head on, V commands three Familiars: Griffon, Shadow and Nightmare. But that doesn’t mean V is always safe! His primary Familiars (Griffon and Shadow) have their own health gauges and can temporarily fall in battle. And one more thing: V has to be the one to land the finishing blow on his targets. Definitely a unique way to stylishly slay demons!
  • Dante returns with plenty of new tricks! Aside from his four signature styles (Trickster, Gunslinger, Swordmaster and Royal Guard) and his reliable Rebellion sword and Ebony & Ivory pistols, he gets access to a wild arsenal of weapons. Highlights include the Faust Hat (yes, a hat as a weapon) and the Caveliere motorcycle (yes, a motorcycle as a weapon). I’m not joking.

Special Edition Content

As part of the Special Edition package, you’ll be getting a handful of other nifty features and content. I’ve already got two lists in this blog, so why stop now?

  • Turbo Mode – dial up the speed of gameplay by 20%! And we mean all gameplay: running speed, enemy movement, enemy attacks, jumps, jump cancels, Judgement Cut windows, Red Queen Exceed, Max Act windows, everything! Don’t worry though… the awesome music plays at regular speed.
  • Legendary Dark Knight Mode – this one is categorized as a difficulty option (similar to Human, Devil Hunter, etc.) but it’s a little more than that. Did I say “a little?” I meant “A LOT.” As in… the game will throw A LOT more enemies at you at once! It actually feels like a completely different way to play DMC5SE. Friendly reminder to power-up in the standard story mode before trying this out… unless you’re really up for the challenge.
  • Deluxe Edition SSStuff – along with the original DMC5 release in 2019, we launched a Deluxe Edition featuring an assortment of cool items. Highlights include four unique Devil Breakers for Nero, the variant “Cavaliere R” weapon for Dante, battle music tracks from previous games and one of the best features in gaming history: pre-viz live action cutscenes!

Next-Gen Features

Ready for one more list? Of course you are. Next-Gen features; let’s go:

  • Reduced Load Times – things load so fast we had to add an optional feature that asks you to confirm mission start, so you’re not caught off guard. Also, so you can read the loading screen tips 🙂
  • Increased Frame Rates – up to 120fps, baby!
  • Ray Tracing – SSShiny new tech that allows us to trace rays of light and track as they bounce off surfaces, generating shadows and reflections in real time! NOTE: this feature is not available for DMC5SE on Xbox Series S.
  • 3D Audio – this one is a bit subtler, but if you have headphones on, you can actually pinpoint demons’ positions as they approach you based on audio cues alone!

Alright… I think that’s a pretty thorough roundup of all the key info on Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition; I just left some info out here and there to preserve any potential spoilers.

Before I go… here’s another list! You thought I was done? Foolishness!

  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Digital) – Available NOW on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Physical) – Coming December 1st to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • Vergil DLC for Devil May Cry 5 – Coming December 15th to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Now I’m done with lists.

Keep it SSStylish!

Important dates and info revealed for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition

Oct 27, 2020
Oct 27
Yuri Araujo

Attention devil hunters, today we just launched digital pre-orders for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, so we also wanted to share some key dates and important info ahead of launch, including the release date for Vergil DLC for Devil May Cry 5 (Dec. 15th, 2020) and an update on ray tracing for Xbox Series S.

DMC5SE Pre-Order Bonus

Starting right now, you can pre-order Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S digital stores. Anyone who purchases the game by November 18th, 2020 will get a free pack of 100,000 Red Orbs. These are immensely useful early on in the game as they’ll help unlock moves, buy Devil Breakers, buy other Orbs and even bring you back from defeat in a pinch. Or… you can be a total badass and just hold onto them, saving up for some of those pricey Taunts. Up to you.

DMC5 Vergil DLC Release Date

We mentioned this early on alongside our game announcement, but never gave you a firm date or price. Well, it’s time to change that.

Our dev team has been hard at work in getting DMC5SE ready to launch the same day as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, so Vergil will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC just a few weeks after that, on December 15th, 2020 and will cost just US$4.99 / €4.99 / £3.99.

To keep you motivated, we’ll leave you with a quick reminder that Vergil will be fully playable on Story Missions, The Void, and Bloody Palace.

An Update on Ray tracing for Xbox Series X|S

We’re excited to bring Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition to Xbox Series X|S with high frame rates up to 120 fps, enhanced 3D audio, reduced loading times, the Legendary Dark Knight difficulty, Turbo Mode and playable Vergil on both consoles.

Fans playing Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition on Xbox Series X will also experience the game in 4k resolution and with Direct X Ray Tracing. Both consoles deliver amazing next generation speed and performance, and while we are just now scratching the surface of what they can do our teams are eager to continue exploring the full capabilities of Xbox Series X|S in the future.

While ray tracing will be available as a downloadable title update on Xbox Series X, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will not support ray tracing on Xbox Series S.

Resident Evil Resistance adds a new update to the horde of content available now

Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01
Kellen Haney

An additional title update for Resident Evil Resistance is available now, bringing new updates to the asymmetrical co-op survival horror game set in the Resident Evil universe! Since the game launched earlier this year, there’s been lots of free content added. You can now play as Jill Valentine, take direct control of the relentless pursuer Nemesis, explore multiple additional maps, and further customize both the Survivors as well as the Masterminds’ zombies and other creatures with costumes and gestures. Catch up on all the available content plus details on the latest update below!

Additional Friends and Foes
Jill Valentine was able to escape the remains of Raccoon City, but can she escape a series of twisted experiments? Jill joined the ranks of the Survivors shortly after the game launched earlier this year, bringing her training and skills as part of Raccoon City’s Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) with her. With access to an arsenal of powerful weapons and the ability to quickly dodge enemy attacks, Jill joins the ranks of the Survivors as they attempt to escape sadistic experiments run by the Masterminds.

The selection of Masterminds expanded as well, adding a familiar face to the roster: Resident Evil 3’s own Nicholai. A master of weaponry in his own right, Nicholai brings powerful firearms to bear against the Survivors, matched only by his ability to take control of the ultimate bioweapon: Nemesis. Marking the first time Nemesis has been playable in a Resident Evil game, you’ll be able to crush the Survivors with powerful blows and unleash a rocket launcher to ensure they stay down for the count.

City Tour
Take a tour of the many different maps that are available! The Downtown, Abandoned Park, Casino, and Research Facility maps that were all available at launch still offer plenty of tricks, traps, and surprises in the hands of the right Mastermind, while three other maps have been added since to keep the Survivors on their toes.

The Prison map drops Survivors into the creepy corridors of an old penitentiary, providing a mix of cramped corridors and open prison cells. It’s perfect for a clever Mastermind to drop a few zombies in behind bars or around corners to keep the Survivors’ heart rates up… and their chances of survival down.

Meanwhile, two maps received remixed versions, keeping some familiar sights while changing the layout to raise the stakes for both Survivors and Masterminds alike. Re-visit the streets and buildings of Raccoon City with the Uptown map, and enjoy a spook-tacular time at the Bemusement Park. No ticket required, but you may have a hard time getting out once you’ve arrived at this perilous park.

Master of Customizing
Variety is the spice of life, as they say, and Survivors have quite an array of skills to choose from alongside customization options that allow them to personalize their abilities even further, with even more options added via updates since the game’s launch. Plus, additional gear has been added, giving the Survivors extra perks to help them overcome each nightmarish trial. Not to be outdone, Masterminds have also received new cards to play, allowing them to place their own modified traps and creatures to thwart the Survivors’ escape attempts.

That’s not counting all the other ways you can mix things up as you play, with a multitude of bonus costumes, weapon skins, environmental sprays, and even gestures for Survivors and Masterminds alike. Survivors can get physical with luchador costumes or take a walk on the wild side with animal costumes, while Masterminds can add a little flair to their shambling army with unique zombie skins. There are few things scarier than an undead clown leaping out from the shadows.

The Last Escape, For Now
With today’s update being the last planned update for Resident Evil Resistance for now, there’s lots of additional items to look forward to this time around.

Today’s update includes two weapon types for Survivors and new skill cards, as well as a new creature you may recognize from Resident Evil 3, the NE-α. It also includes specific cards based on Mastermind personality types that can only be used in certain areas. Also included are 35 Survivor skin color variations, 10 creature variations, and much more. Each character’s rank has also been upped from 20 to 25, and the Mastermind’s rank cap has been adjusted to unlock all skill cards at 20. Please check the official website for details.

That wraps up content updates for Resident Evil Resistance for now, but the development team will continue to keep an eye out for any issues. A balance update is also in the works, to be released in the next few days. We hope you continue to play and enjoy duking it out as both Survivors and Masterminds! Resident Evil Resistance is included with Resident Evil 3, available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC! For all the latest Resident Evil news, be sure to follow Resident Evil on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Fatalis, the Legendary Black Dragon, storms into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne!

Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01
Yuri Araujo

Hunters of the Fifth Fleet, it’s time to pay a visit to a historical site, and confront a living legend…

Fatalis, the Legendary Black Dragon

Passed down from generation to generation as just a legend, Fatalis is said to have wiped out an entire kingdom overnight. Such power and potential makes for very scary stories, but little evidence was ever made available. However, the Guild has now confirmed the return of this mythical Elder Dragon; it’s heading straight to Castle Schrade to finish what it had started.

Hunters, make sure you bring out your best gear and keep your wits about you venturing into this quest. Weapons from the castle’s last stand are still available—hopefully functional—and you’ll need all the help you can get to fend off the Legendary Black Dragon… and survive to tell the tales.

Version 15.01 Patch Notes

NOTE: Before you can take on the Special Assignment to hunt Fatalis, you must be MR 24 or higher, have completed at least the Safi’jiiva Recon Assignment, and have encountered Alatreon in its Special Assignment at least once.

Fatalis

Fall Seasonal Event – Fun Fright Fest

Our next seasonal event in Iceborne will be all about monsters. No, not the ones you hunt in Quests; we’re talking creatures of darkness… demons, succubi, and ghosts!

But don’t worry! These aren’t real. At least not in Astera or Seliana anyway. So we’re decking out the Seliana Gathering Hub with sinister new décor and tuning the music selection to “spooky.” We invite you to partake in the activities and, if you’re brave enough, try out our new seasonal food platter. Its nutritional value is a mystery worth the dare.

And as per tradition, we’ll feature a plethora of items to craft and collect: Armor Sets, Layered Armor, Weapon Pendants, Palico Gear, a Poogie Outfit and more!

Fun Fright Fest will run from October 16 until November 5 UTC.

Fun Fright Fest

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Another Arch-Tempered Elder Dragon was just spotted on the horizon. This time, it’s none other than the flagship monster of Iceborne, Velkhana! Get ready to brave the harsh conditions of the Hoarfrost Reach once more and face off against the extremely powerful Arch-Tempered Velkhana.

Those who manage to vanquish this ruthless Elder Dragon will be awarded a special Weapon Pendant and materials to craft the versatile Velkhana γ (gamma) armor set.

Arch-Tempered Velkhana Event Quest will be live from October 16 UTC until November 5 UTC.

Arch-Tempered Velkhana

Clutch Claw Boost

With the arrival of new threats, Hunters must ready themselves as best as they can to stand a chance. And to help nudge the odds in your favor, we’re adding a new armor skill, called Clutch Claw Boost.

This handy new skill will allow heavy weapons (Great Sword, Hammer, Hunting Horn, Lance, Switch Axe, Charge Blade, Heavy Bowgun) to also draw slinger ammo from monsters—similar to what light weapons are capable of doing—while tenderizing a monster’s hide with their Clutch Claw weapon attack.

Conversely, light weapons (Long Sword, Sword & Shield, Dual Blades, Gunlance, Insect Glaive, Light Bowgun, Bow) will also benefit from this skill by tenderizing monsters’ hides with a single Clutch Claw weapon attack, while also drawing slinger ammo.


Master Rank Layered Armor

Calling all Fashion Hunters! The feature you’ve been waiting for is finally here. As of this latest update, Master Rank armor sets will now be available to craft as Layered Armor! Some sets will be tied to upcoming Event Quest rewards, but most sets are now available for crafting, mixing and matching. Now’s your time to shine: go, and become the Master Fashion Hunters!


Elder Melder Decorations

Good news for Hunters looking for some rare Decorations: the Elder Melder will now be able to craft some especially elusive jewels:

  • Elementless Jewel 2
  • Shield Jewel 2
  • Sharp Jewel 2
  • Dragonseal Jewel 3
  • Mighty Bow Jewel 2
  • Mind’s Eye Jewel 2

PC / Steam – Street Fighter V Collaboration Quests

Here come new challengers! Ryu and Sakura make their way into the Steam version of Monster Hunter: World as Full Armor Sets and Layered Armor, part of special limited time Challenge Quests (special quests that take place in the Arena and offer you preset equipment choices). Fight hard and come out victorious in these quests to craft these fierce Full Armor Sets:

  • “Down the Dark, Muddy Path”
  • “Empress in Full Bloom” (I, II, III)
  • “The Awakened Satsui No Hado” (I, II, III)

And if you’re looking for Layered version of these outfits, you’ll want to complete these two Event Quests as well:

  • “When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust”
  • “The Heralds of Destruction Cry”

Street Fighter V Collaboration Challenge Quests will be available from October 1 UTC until November 5 UTC.

Challenge Quest – Empress in Full Bloom
Challenge Quest – The Awakened Satsui no Hado

Good luck, and may the Sapphire Star light your way!

Devil May Cry 5 “Bury the Light” Lyrics

Sep 29, 2020
Sep 29
Yuri Araujo

You asked for them, so here they are: the lyrics to Vergil’s theme “Bury the Light” in Devil May Cry 5 by Casey Edwards and Victor Borba!


Immortal temptation
Takes over my mind
Condemned
Falling weak on my knees
Summon the strength
Of Mayhem

I am the storm that is approaching
Provoking
Black clouds in isolation
I am reclaimer of my name
Born in flames
I have been blessed
My family crest is a demon of death

Forsakened I am awakened
A phoenix’s ash in dark divine
Descending misery
Destiny chasing time

Inherit the nightmare
Surrounded by fate
Can’t run away
Keep walking the line
Between the light
Led astray

Through vacant halls I won’t surrender
The truth revealed in eyes of ember
We fight through fire and ice forever
Two souls once lost and now they remember

I am the storm that is approaching
Provoking
Black clouds in isolation
I am reclaimer of my name
Born in flames
I have been blessed
My family crest is a demon of death

Forsakened I am awakened
A phoenix’s ash in dark divine
Descending misery
Destiny chasing time
Disappear into the night
Lost shadows left behind
Obsession’s pulling me
Fading I’ve come to take what’s mine

Lurking in the shadows under veil of night
Constellations of blood pirouette
Dancing through the graves of those who stand at my feet
Dreams of the black throne I keep on repeat
A derelict of dark summoned from the ashes
The puppet master congregates all the masses
Pulling strings twisting minds as blades hit
You want this power then come try and take it

Beyond the tree
Fire burns
Secret love
Bloodline yearns
Dark minds embrace
Crimson Joy
Does your dim heart
Heal or Destroy?

Bury the light deep within
Cast aside there’s no coming home
We’re burning chaos in the wind
Drifting in the ocean all alone


By the way, “Bury the Light” is now streaming online on:

Street Fighter V Beginner’s Guide: The Road from Rookie to Master!

Sep 25, 2020
Sep 25
Dan

Welcome new challengers! Have you heard? Street Fighter V is one of the FREE PlayStation Plus games for the month of September! If you haven’t done so yet, download the game now and add it to your library! For those of you who are new to SFV, I’m here to provide some helpful tips and resources to getting started and into fighting shape.

Getting Started in Street Fighter V

In the Street Fighter V base game, you’ll start with 16 unique characters at the start. After the intro tutorial, it’s time to find one (or more!) that fits your style. Let’s start by picking anyone that looks to fit your playstyle preferences; check out their attribute stats for a quick summary.

Each character comes with two V-Skills and two V-Triggers to choose from. V-Skills act as a unique ability that only that character can utilize. Using these V-Skills can help build your V-Gauge, which will allow characters to unleash their V-Triggers. Each V-Trigger acts like a comeback mechanic that gives power boosts, mobility, or special attacks that can be used as long as there is meter left.

Once you’ve chosen your fighter, hit the training room to learn the ins and outs of your character. I recommend checking out the Command List in training mode and seeing the variety of moves available.


Struggling to find a character that works for you? Check out our Character Guides and Character Introduction series as well as the V-Trigger II showcase for a deeper look into all the characters in SFV.

* Note: Some combos or move properties in Character Guides and Introduction Series may be different from the latest balance update version of the game.

Don’t be afraid to revisit your choice later on, or come back to learn a new character. After you’ve chosen a character and gotten some playing time with them, you can also try out the Combo Trials to learn some practical combos for your character!


Once you have a character you like, try out the variety of single player modes available:

  • Arcade Mode: Experience Street Fighter’s arcade origins with 1-on-1 battles vs. CPU- controlled characters, themed after previous games in the series.
  • Story: Face off against CPU controlled characters, while learning the backstory of the cast of SFV.
  • Survival: Survive against a gauntlet of CPU opponents that increase in difficulty with each match.
  • Combo Trials: Learn beginner to advanced combos for your character of choice!  *Note: Some combos or move properties in Trials and Demonstrations may be different from the latest balance update version of the game.

If you feel you’re ready for some live competition, check out the local Versus mode or the various online modes like Casual and Ranked matches:

  • Versus: Player vs. Player offline couch competition!
  • Casual Matches: Player vs. Player online matches, with no stakes. Rule the ring and have fun!
  • The Battle Lounge: Create or join lobbies for up to 8 players at a time.
  • Ranked Matches: Get ready for some serious competition and face off against opponents for League Points. The more points you gain, the higher your rank increases!

We also have other resources for you, if you’re just starting in SFV.

Beginner’s Guide

For a brief rundown of SFV’s features and how to jump right in, check out the Beginner’s Guide.


“Word on the Street” Tutorial Series

For a more in-depth guide, check out our tutorial series called “Word on the Street.” This 5-episode video series will provide you with tips and tricks to learning more strategies with Street Fighter V. You’ll start with the basics of Normal Attacks, Blocking, and Special Moves. As you start becoming more experienced, you’ll surely be craving more intricate gameplay strategies. Dive deeper into this series and learn the fighting game lingo and terminology, as well as major mechanics such as the V-System, Crush Counters, and Recoveries.


Weekly Season Character Unlocks

With so many new World Warriors joining Street Fighter V, we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to try out the rest of the cast! For a limited time, every week we’ll unlock different “Seasons” of six characters for you to try out… for FREE! We started with unlocking Season 1’s characters. As of this blog’s posting, you can try out all of the Season 2 characters, including Akuma, Kolin, Ed, Zeku, Abigail, and Menat! Stay tuned for more new character unlocks rotating every week until November 10, 2020.

Here is the current schedule:

  • Sep 23 – Sep 29: Season 2
  • Sep 30 – Oct 6: Season 3
  • Oct 7 – Oct 13: Season 4
  • Oct 14 – Nov 10: TBD

I hope these tips and tricks help give you a better idea of how to play Street Fighter V. At the end of the day though, have fun and play the game your way!

Once again, there’s no better time to join Street Fighter V as it’s available for FREE right now, as part of PlayStation Plus for the month of September! And if you like what you play, pick up the Championship Edition Upgrade Kit to gain access to all 40 characters, over 200 costumes, 34 stages, and more!

SFV on PS Plus

Championship Edition Upgrade Kit

Capcom TGS Live 2020 Schedule and Info

Sep 21, 2020
Sep 21
Kellen Haney

Tokyo Game Show (TGS), the premiere video game trade show of Japan, begins on September 23rd, and Capcom will be there with info and updates on our upcoming games. Read on for where to watch live streams, and what to keep an eye out for at TGS. UPDATE: TGS 2020 Online has ended, but hit the jump for new information on Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Monster Hunter Rise, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, Resident Evil Village, and RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness!

Live Stream Schedule

Watch all the latest action and announcements from Capcom at Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online live with a special English-language stream on the CapcomUSA Twitch channel!

UPDATE: Archives of the English-language streams are available at the CapcomUSA Twitch channel if you weren’t able to watch them live. We’ve also updated this article with additional information revealed at the show.

Date Time Content
Saturday, September 26th 5:00 AM Pacific Opening
Saturday, September 26th 5:10 AM Pacific Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Presentation
Saturday, September 26th 5:50 AM Pacific Monster Hunter Rise & Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Presentation
Sunday,
September 27th
5:00 AM Pacific Opening
Sunday,
September 27th
5:05 AM Pacific Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition Presentation
Sunday,
September 27th
5:40 AM Pacific Resident Evil Village Presentation

More info from the show:

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
YAHOO! Get ready for SFV at TGS with more details on the content coming with Season V! Want more info on Season V of SFV? Check out the SFV Summer Update including info on returning characters Dan, Rose, Oro, and newcomer from the Rival Schools games, Akira!

POST-TGS UPDATE:

During TGS, more info on Dan Hibiki was revealed by the SFV Development team! They discussed Dan and how he’s changed since his last appearance in SFIV and showed off some of his moves including his Gadoken fireball that can now be charged up, his new multi-punching move called “Danretsuken,” as well as one of his V-Skills which allows him to cancel his moves into a patented taunt! Speaking of taunts, they also showed off several of Dan’s new taunts, including his “Legendary Taunt.” Check out the video above to see some of Dan’s new moves in action!

Monster Hunter Rise
An all-new entry in the Monster Hunter action RPG series is headed to Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021. Monster Hunter Rise will put you in the shoes of a resident of the colorful Kamura Village, a serene hub that attracts visitors with its unique culture and technology, and will task you with preparing your defenses to take on an impending cataclysmic event known as the “Rampage.” But don’t worry; you’ll have handy new gameplay tricks to help with this assignment: the Wirebug and a rideable Canyne companion, Palamute! More info on those here.

POST-TGS UPDATE:
The very first uncut gameplay footage of Monster Hunter Rise is finally up! Watch our producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and director Yasunori Ichinose go over a full quest in the new Shrine Ruins. Of course, we got to show some awesome Wirebug moves and adorable Palamute animations. Check out the full gameplay here.

And, before you go, check out the TGS 2020 remix of our announcement trailer above!

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
Monster Hunter Stories and RPG fans, rejoice! This is the sequel you’ve been waiting for, coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021. Once more, you’ll be able to play as a Rider, with the ability to form special bonds with monsters, raising and training them to battle alongside you. Wings of Ruin will take you on an unforgettable adventure centered around a mysterious phenomenon causing Rathalos to migrate unexpectedly. Watch the game’s first trailer in our announcement blog post.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Feel the POWER of Next-Gen! The ultimate version of 2019’s Action Game of the Year, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is coming at you fast and with plenty of style! Everyone’s favorite power-hungry Son of Sparda, Vergil, will be playable and various new features will be included that are only possible thanks to the power of Next-Gen consoles: Turbo Mode, Legendary Dark Knight Mode and Ray Tracing. Aaaaand… it’s launching digitally day 1 with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / Series S!

If this got you motivated, check out more info and details on Vergil DLC for current Devil May Cry 5 players in our announcement blog post.

POST-TGS UPDATE:
Did you catch our Special Edition TGS 2020 showcase? Producer Matt Walker got together with legendary director Hideaki Itsuno and game designer Junya Kumabe to show off some of the exciting bits from DMC5SE, including a side-by-side speed comparison of Turbo Mode and 10 full seconds of Vergil gameplay footage. Yeah… we know you want to see more… but that’ll have to wait just a bit longer. In the meantime, check out the archive here, and please feel free to dissect those 10 precious seconds. 😉

Resident Evil Village
A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, and the eighth mainline entry in the Resident Evil series. Step into the frosty shoes of protagonist Ethan Winters as he explores a snow-covered village. Set after the events of RE7 and his terrifying encounters with the Baker family, Ethan’s quiet life with his wife Mia is shattered, leaving him in search of answers amid snow-covered peaks. You can read more about what to expect in Resident Evil Village with our announce blog, and catch up on the story so far with the 2nd trailer.

POST-TGS UPDATE:

Putting the development of Resident Evil Village into focus, Director Morimasa Sato and Producer Peter Fabiano talked at length about the themes and intent behind the upcoming survival horror game. It’s definitely worth watching for Resident Evil and survival horror fans alike, as well as those of you who want to know more about the decisions the team made when approaching the game’s visuals and themes.

That wasn’t all, though – in a surprise announcement from TGS 2020, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, a new CGI animated series coming to Netflix, was announced! Check out the teaser trailer above for more info on the upcoming horror-action series, as well as a closer look at the two protagonists of the show who need no introduction: Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy.

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Two brand new Monster Hunter games coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021

Sep 17, 2020
Sep 17
Yuri Araujo

Today, at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase September 2020, we had the honor of partnering up with Nintendo to announce two brand new Monster Hunter games coming to Nintendo Switch: Monster Hunter Rise coming March 26, 2021 and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin coming Summer 2021. Both of these games take place within the world of Monster Hunter and set out to offer you fresh gameplay and story experiences. Keep on reading to learn more.

Before we dive a bit deeper into what makes these games special, have you watched their trailers yet? You should; they’re pretty awesome!

Alright, now let’s talk Monster Hunter Rise.

Story and Setting

Monster Hunter Rise will put you in the shoes of a resident of the colorful Kamura Village, a serene hub that attracts visitors with its unique culture and technology. The surrounding areas (which, by the way, will be open maps without loading screens between zones) are home to a variety of exceptional monsters too. Naturally, these creatures match the themes of their habitats and will present new challenges to all hunters. Today, we revealed a few denizens of the Shrine Ruins: the menacing flagship monster Magnamalo, the graceful Aknosom, the heavy hitter Tetranadon and the Izuchi pack leader Great Izuchi. But rest assured, Monster Hunter Rise will feature a plethora of new and returning monsters. Your quest in Monster Hunter Rise starts with the discovery of evidence pointing to the impending return of a cataclysmic event known as the “Rampage.” Sharpen your hunting skills and upgrade your weapons to take this threat head on and save Kamura Village!

Dynamic Gameplay

With every Monster Hunter game, our team sets out to improve the gameplay systems and offer fresh takes on the hunting experience. This time, the focus is on dialing up the pacing of the hunt with more options for mobility.

  • Wirebug – this new addition to your hunting toolkit is a trusty form of Endemic Life that inhabits the areas neighboring Kamura Village. At virtually any moment, you can send your Wirebug a short distance away from you and zip straight to it or swing from it to quickly dash around, become airborne, wall-run up cliffs or to get out of harm’s way. And in some cases, you can even weave it into some weapon attacks!
  • Palamute – we’re all wagging our tails in excitement to welcome a brand new companion to the world of Monster Hunter… the Canyne Palamute! This trusty new pal will be joining the current hunting party formation (Hunter & Palico), bringing its own set of combat abilities and rounding out the team with an extra boost to mobility. Yep, you can ride your Palamute into battle, traversing the open areas faster than ever before!

The Monster Hunter Rise release date has been set for March 26, 2021, but you can already secure your copy starting today. Head over to the official website to find out more, including details on our pre-order bonuses, in addition Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition. We can’t wait to share more info on this game, so stay tuned!

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

Monster Hunter Stories fans, rejoice! This is the sequel you’ve been waiting for. Once more, you’ll be able to play as a Rider, with the ability to form special bonds with monsters, raising and training them to battle alongside you. Wings of Ruin will take you on an unforgettable adventure centered around a mysterious phenomenon causing Rathalos to migrate unexpectedly… and that’s all we can say for now.

We’re still a bit far from release, so if you haven’t played the first game, now is a great chance to pick up Monster Hunter Stories (available on Nintendo 3DS, Android and iOS), and catch up on its charming world and story.

That’s about all the news we have for today. If you’re itching to see more Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, check out Monster Hunter Direct – 9.17.2020 for some additional insight on these games from Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and Monster Hunter Rise director Yasunori Ichinose:

Monster Hunter Rise launches on Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021 and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for Nintendo Switch is set for a Summer 2021 release window. Remember to follow the Monster Hunter channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the Capcom Discord Server to stay up to date on the latest news.