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Title: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Renzo F on April 01, 2017, 04:40:22 pm
Info right now is rather scarse, everyone  knows this started as an April baka 's joke, but it ended up being a real game, at least from what we've seen on the stream.

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Post by: Niitris on April 01, 2017, 04:50:59 pm
They should add a Street Fighter guest character. :)
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Post by: Trololo on April 01, 2017, 04:53:02 pm
Or should really make SF EX 4. But only one is acceptable too.
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Post by: apathy on April 01, 2017, 04:55:50 pm
I'm liking how it looks. Especially the battle venues, all of the presented stages are looking super duper nice so far .

They should add a Street Fighter guest character. :)

Lol
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Post by: Byakko on April 01, 2017, 05:09:29 pm
Kairi's spinning kick was replaced with a straight Tatsumaki, and his instant fireball went back to a regular projectile too. That's a shame.
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Post by: Renzo F on April 01, 2017, 05:21:36 pm
It's an early build, I know, but the animations look a bit stiff. It's like they created new assets and just copy-pasted the animations they had from the PSX era. Hopefully that changes.
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Post by: Janis Luciani on April 01, 2017, 05:28:39 pm
Seeing these characters back feels like a dream come true, welcome back.

Hope to see what new designs they've cooked up for the other SFEX/Fighting Layer characters.
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Post by: Speedpreacher on April 01, 2017, 05:30:08 pm
They should bring Shark-san back
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Post by: DW on April 01, 2017, 05:36:16 pm
Kairi's spinning kick was replaced with a straight Tatsumaki, and his instant fireball went back to a regular projectile too. That's a shame.

Indeed it is. Especially since it is his "awakened" form when they made him more unique, compared to the other shotos. I'm not sure this is real or not, so I won't get too excited. Even still, it looks really nice. That meter gain tho... I guess it could just be Garuda, since his attacks hit so many times, but damn he was getting 3 bars within a few seconds.
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Post by: Renzo F on April 01, 2017, 05:38:42 pm
I think the demo was tuned up to get that absurd meter gain in order to make the fights more ridiculous
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Post by: Byakko on April 01, 2017, 05:46:49 pm
I'm not sure this is real or not
I mean... They played it live on a stream for an hour an a half or so. It has all the mechanics and physics of a fighting game, with pretty backgrounds and effects. It is something that runs. They're gauging interest to see if they'll finish it and release it, but this is a thing that exists.
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Post by: DW on April 01, 2017, 05:54:00 pm
I think the demo was tuned up to get that absurd meter gain in order to make the fights more ridiculous

Ah ok.

I mean... They played it live on a stream for an hour an a half or so. It has all the mechanics and physics of a fighting game, with pretty backgrounds and effects. It is something that runs. They're gauging interest to see if they'll finish it and release it, but this is a thing that exists.

Can't argue with that. I suppose I should rephrase: This tech demo is real, I won't get too excited that this actually becomes a full fledged game released on consoles and all. Does Arika have anything to do with this? Or is it purely fan made. If the former, I'd actually get excited.
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Post by: Byakko on April 01, 2017, 06:14:09 pm
The video was posted by Arika, Arika's (vice) boss posted the details and answered questions on Twitter, the event was hosted by Arika, the video has Arika's name in its title, what makes you doubt that this has something to do with Arika ? I suppose you missed when it started : http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2340347 and following.
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Post by: Kamekaze on April 01, 2017, 06:23:48 pm
i re-streamed most of the stream so I'll archive what I have so you guys can see that. Warranted its just from the niconico stream
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Post by: DW on April 01, 2017, 07:38:23 pm
A simple "Yes they do" would have sufficed bruh. No, I haven't been following anything. Also I never doubted anything, was just asking as I'm ignorant to any of this. My 1st time ever seeing it. Thanks all the same though.
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Post by: Memes never die/Manby on April 01, 2017, 08:03:04 pm
Regardless Arika should've done this sooner with all their characters from ex.... huoht
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Post by: Jesuszilla on April 01, 2017, 08:39:54 pm
They planned to do it sooner on the 3DS but I guess there wasn't enough interest (and for good reason: 3DS controls).
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Post by: videoman on April 01, 2017, 11:19:35 pm
As for the platform it's a safe bet that it will come to PS4  and or PC.  Nice to see Arika is back after their last fighting game.
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Post by: Flowrellik on April 02, 2017, 12:20:25 am
Good lord. To hell with SFV, Bring me STREET FIGHTER EX4! Look at the gameplay to this...It's god damn amazing!!
Put that for steam port and you got yourself a deal!
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Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on April 02, 2017, 03:29:47 am
So yep, the thing is real already. I'll keep my eyes on this for sure.
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Post by: Retro Respecter on April 02, 2017, 04:53:44 pm
This should prove interesting.
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Post by: PhantomD on April 02, 2017, 05:16:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/MnjbJzU.jpg)
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Post by: Titiln on April 02, 2017, 05:29:11 pm
terrible
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Post by: Renzo F on April 02, 2017, 06:01:21 pm
I don't see how the possibility of this game is a blow for Capcom. A lot of people wanted Arika characters back, and now they have it, but the game won't feature Capcom characters.
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Post by: Zazamyon2 on April 02, 2017, 06:30:33 pm
Dont quote me on this but iirc, Akira Nishitani (nin nin) aka the arika boss, and Akiman aka capcom boss made SF2 Together in  the 90s, then Akira left capcom to make his own company punning his name, alas "Arika" , but between the time of SF EX3 being made and the release of SF4, there was some sort of falling out and there is some bad blood between them or something.

I dunno if true or not but I recall reading on some forum that the reason ex3 was so unfinished was due to Arika staff defecting back to capcom to develop SF4 because they knew capcom were working on it already. There was even supposed to be an EX4 game called "project ex" which you can find beta images art artwork of ken on the interwebs somewhere for.
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Post by: Byakko on April 02, 2017, 06:36:32 pm
I recall reading on some forum that the reason ex3 was so unfinished was due to Arika staff defecting back to capcom to develop SF4 because they knew capcom were working on it already.
EX3 came out in 2000, 4 came out in 2008. Capcom wasn't working on SF4, they'd given up. "Project EX" wasn't an SFEX4, it was Arika's previous (development) version of what we have now, which is a sequel to Fighting Layer. I don't recall it having Ken, Project EX was a tech demo of Hokuto and I think Kairi. Arika put out a tweet but then deleted it where they revealed the name as Fighting EX Layer, but that could just as well be a temporary name.
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Post by: Xhominid on April 02, 2017, 07:55:37 pm
I recall reading on some forum that the reason ex3 was so unfinished was due to Arika staff defecting back to capcom to develop SF4 because they knew capcom were working on it already.
EX3 came out in 2000, 4 came out in 2008. Capcom wasn't working on SF4, they'd given up. "Project EX" wasn't an SFEX4, it was Arika's previous (development) version of what we have now, which is a sequel to Fighting Layer. I don't recall it having Ken, Project EX was a tech demo of Hokuto and I think Kairi. Arika put out a tweet but then deleted it where they revealed the name as Fighting EX Layer, but that could just as well be a temporary name.

This. That rumor is flawed on the basis that Ono outright admitted he pretty much had to beg Capcom constantly just for SF4 to be a thing. Between EX3's release date and SF4's, there's no way that they defected at all at any point due to how extremely long the difference between releases was.
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Post by: videoman on April 02, 2017, 08:15:21 pm
They should add the roster of the original Fighting Layer and EX (without street fighter character​s) . The really need to add that announcer from Fighting Layer as well "Are you right are you ready go!

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Post by: bme on April 02, 2017, 09:08:46 pm
I've only played EX2 out of all the Street Fighter EX games a long time ago but this looks impressive.
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Post by: PhantomD on April 03, 2017, 02:10:41 am
I recall reading on some forum that the reason ex3 was so unfinished was due to Arika staff defecting back to capcom to develop SF4 because they knew capcom were working on it already.
EX3 came out in 2000, 4 came out in 2008. Capcom wasn't working on SF4, they'd given up. "Project EX" wasn't an SFEX4, it was Arika's previous (development) version of what we have now, which is a sequel to Fighting Layer. I don't recall it having Ken, Project EX was a tech demo of Hokuto and I think Kairi. Arika put out a tweet but then deleted it where they revealed the name as Fighting EX Layer, but that could just as well be a temporary name.

Project EX is another game unreleased game from Arika and the video is on yt of it.
The cancelled SF EX4 game with Ken Art is this:

There s more info in the description. Seems this was cancelled due to SF4
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 03, 2017, 02:13:20 am
That's definitely fake.
In fact, the comments point out where those models come from.
The "project EX" I know of is this

Better known as Fighting Sample (actually I'm not sure the "project EX" was a real title). It's basically the demo that came before the one we have now. There were also screenshots - in fact, looking at those shots again (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnva3I_D_j4), Hokuto is wearing the exact same outfit (which isn't exactly the one she had in EX3 so you can see how long they've been working on this), and of course Blair is there, as well as Shadow Geist in an improved costume, cool, I don't remember seeing that one back then.
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Post by: Iced on April 03, 2017, 02:16:48 am
(http://i.imgur.com/MnjbJzU.jpg)

Wow thats cringe worthy.
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Post by: rgveda99 on April 03, 2017, 03:36:35 am
I really hate that sound fx when the characters doing a super. Sounds like a weak vacuum cleaner.
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Post by: Renzo F on April 03, 2017, 05:25:43 am
It's a classic in the EX series.
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Post by: Slivern on April 03, 2017, 09:23:40 am
I really hate that sound fx when the characters doing a super. Sounds like a weak vacuum cleaner.

Like Kung Fu Man's super FX? LOL
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Post by: The Shakunetsu on April 03, 2017, 02:09:28 pm

Project EX is another game unreleased game from Arika and the video is on yt of it.
The cancelled SF EX4 game with Ken Art is this:
[youtube]UAgKfNGGjR0[/youtube]
There s more info in the description. Seems this was cancelled due to SF4

http://news.mmosite.com/content/2007-12-27/20071227021945276,1.shtml

http://www.4gamer.net/games/042/G004242/20071205001/

According to the site it was from Perfect KO!

I remember reading sometime that there was a SF4 rumor development but latter canned. dunno if it was true, then later with Sirlin proposal in 2006... Ono's SF4 project 

Capcom used hyper fighting in Xbox live was used to gauge interest on development fro SF4.

Arika was somewhat involve in Capcom Fighting All-stars.
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Post by: Zazamyon2 on April 03, 2017, 04:33:56 pm
Wow I never knew alot of this stuff. Well yeah that explais everything. I really really hope Bandai Namco get behind the Arika EX title, Harada could work wonders with the series. I could so see a crossover title with ex and tekken characters being a thing. I like it how the Ex chars look more cooler and less fat cartoony like SF4 and 5.
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Post by: Byakko on April 03, 2017, 04:45:39 pm
ex and tekken
Ughh no. I like Tekken but it shouldn't go anywhere close to supernatural stuff like that.
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Post by: PhantomD on April 04, 2017, 07:31:06 am
judging from the demo fight of Kairi and garuda, they have added back and front dashing. Hell, I don't care if this is just street fighter EX2 plus with dashing and 8 way movement.
I'd still buy a ps4 just to play it for that alone
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Post by: ZX2 on April 05, 2017, 11:14:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/MnjbJzU.jpg)

Wow thats cringe worthy.

Oh god this meme hurts as bad as seeing Etika's "Fresh of the Mother *****ing Block" Video from when he was young X(

Also I just recently got interest in the EX series. Saw SF EX3 on the shelf of my local retro retail conveniently before there was a Arika trailer, and next day just grabbed it off the shelf since I had enough in my pocket (Out of curiosity since I knew it was a thing but never EVER played the game before). But still this meme is cringey

I really really hope Bandai Namco get behind the Arika EX title, Harada could work wonders with the series. I could so see a crossover title with ex and tekken characters being a thing. I like it how the Ex chars look more cooler and less fat cartoony like SF4 and 5.
Well they did say they were gonna add two guest dlc characters from other fighting games (Not under Namco's name) or a non-fighting game character. I do see Namco giving Arika a hand with the 3D movement cause at first the combos do connect but it seems like the character is sliding off while being hit by a combo, which need tracking on a successful hit. I likey though
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Post by: GTOAkira on June 30, 2017, 10:49:40 pm
Game will be playable at Evo2017!!!
https://twitter.com/MrWiz/status/880889703255252992
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDmL17hV0AA23q1.jpg)
Sadly only one station...
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Post by: Byakko on June 30, 2017, 10:52:46 pm
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Hokuto, Kairi, and Garuda
Man, they really want to milk these three and not show anyone else. Actually, do they even have any other character or are they just working solely on these until they're completely 100% fully perfect ? Because that would explain why they never did anything until this.
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Post by: Retro Respecter on July 01, 2017, 12:39:45 am
They probably want to make sure that Hokuto, Kairi, and Garuda are complete before working on anyone else. I am positive that Volcano Russo, Cracker Jack, Sharon Dame, Blair Dame, Allen Snider, and many others will make the cut.
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Post by: Revanto on July 01, 2017, 04:21:19 am
I've been dying to see an upgraded version of Vulcano Rosso. The PS1 and PS2 versions of the SF EX games were coded in such a way that none of the models could get ripped (well, not properly, anyway). I tried making my own version by frankesteining some SF4 models together but the inconsistencies in the mapping made things hard to look right. Trying to get his hair looking right was probably the worst thing. I think that Nash's hair from SF5 would have been a close match to V. Rosso's hair.

Long story short, I couldn't get things looking right and got lazy so I dropped the project. If V. Rosso is in the game then I'm sure that someone can rip the models and then use it to make sprites (or just screencap and make sprites from there).

I wish I had half of this guy's skill  https://www.artstation.com/artwork/D31yA

Revanto  ;P

PS: Does anyone else but me think that this emoji is just flat out racist?  >   :chinese:
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Post by: PhantomD on July 16, 2017, 05:36:35 am
I really really hope Bandai Namco get behind the Arika EX title, Harada could work wonders with the series. I could so see a crossover title with ex and tekken characters being a thing. I like it how the Ex chars look more cooler and less fat cartoony like SF4 and 5.


(http://i.imgur.com/Tt4Qulb.jpg)

You were Saying?
Shots fired @capcom lol
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Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 16, 2017, 06:05:21 am
What exactly is the colorful text that begins with "Capcom" saying? Besides, I'd only like the idea of Namco working with Fighting Layer if that doesn't mean ignoring Soul Calibur much more.
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Post by: lui on July 16, 2017, 11:56:23 am
I really really hope Bandai Namco get behind the Arika EX title, Harada could work wonders with the series. I could so see a crossover title with ex and tekken characters being a thing. I like it how the Ex chars look more cooler and less fat cartoony like SF4 and 5.


(http://i.imgur.com/Tt4Qulb.jpg)

You were Saying?
Shots fired @capcom lol

Do you even know wtf it says
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Post by: Byakko on July 16, 2017, 12:45:34 pm
Hey capcom, leave making the ex series to us lolololol
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Post by: LurkerSupreme on July 16, 2017, 02:49:58 pm
Someones been uploading new offscreen footage of the current build with the promise of more to come.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CPSfour/videos


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Post by: Byakko on July 16, 2017, 02:57:09 pm
That stage is really fucking beautiful.
lol infinite meter + projectile super + hold to delay I don't think it's possible to do anything.
The animations look exactly like the original series... it's so weird, they always looked a bit off with the timing and the floaty physics, they never changed that.
The models and some basic animations (stance) feel a lot more Tekken like though.
Garuda's "hair" looks too stiff.
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Post by: LurkerSupreme on July 16, 2017, 03:52:49 pm
It looks like no one posted about the "Gougi" system. It is similar to the SFXT gem system that gives you bonuses on completing meeting certain goals during a match ,but last entirety of the game. The bonuses are even crazier; like infinite super meter, invisible dashes, heavy normals being able to guard crush and super  guard cancels. They all come in decks that can't be customized.

Nerd Josh took screen caps of the available ones: https://twitter.com/NerdJosh/status/885902061715337216

Spoiler: Embedded Images (click to see content)
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Post by: Retro Respecter on July 16, 2017, 03:57:37 pm
I don't know about this one. Street Fighter X Tekken had this system and it almost broke the game.
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Post by: Japanese Jesus on July 16, 2017, 04:32:40 pm
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

Capcucks seething.
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Post by: videoman on July 16, 2017, 07:17:03 pm
I don't know about this one. Street Fighter X Tekken had this system and it almost broke the game.

That because they did it wrong.

They could add a time limit on some enhancements and an option to turn the enhancements off.
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Post by: DW on July 16, 2017, 09:27:42 pm
It looks like no one posted about the "Gougi" system. It is similar to the SFXT gem system that gives you bonuses on completing meeting certain goals during a match ,but last entirety of the game. The bonuses are even crazier; like infinite super meter, invisible dashes, heavy normals being able to guard crush and super  guard cancels. They all come in decks that can't be customized.

Nerd Josh took screen caps of the available ones: https://twitter.com/NerdJosh/status/885902061715337216

Spoiler: Embedded Images (click to see content)

Jesus...

I'm hoping they'll rethink this before actually releasing it. Watching that vid, Hokuto is already God tier cuz of that.
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Post by: Darkflare on July 16, 2017, 09:33:10 pm
It looks like no one posted about the "Gougi" system. It is similar to the SFXT gem system that gives you bonuses on completing meeting certain goals during a match ,but last entirety of the game. The bonuses are even crazier; like infinite super meter, invisible dashes, heavy normals being able to guard crush and super  guard cancels. They all come in decks that can't be customized.

That sounds incredibly stupid and will kill the game on arrival if they keep it.
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Post by: GTOAkira on July 16, 2017, 10:10:35 pm
Darun Mister and Skullomania confirmed in the roster
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE4dhe4UQAAMS52.jpg)
Beta confirmed at the end of the year
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Post by: GTOAkira on July 16, 2017, 10:12:24 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE4dItkUQAAE0y6.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE4dItrVwAQd9nd.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE4dMboUAAAPrOU.jpg)
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Post by: Insigniawarfare on July 16, 2017, 10:30:10 pm
Darun belt sticks to his shoulder like glue .... im not feeling that especially with the position the belt is in but i just have this feeling they made it seem like its a shoulder pad with belt strap connected.
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Post by: Byakko on July 16, 2017, 10:44:08 pm
Lol Arika just posted the trailer they showed

... with the video named "The Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Still Undecided)"
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Post by: Erroratu on July 16, 2017, 10:55:57 pm
So why did Hokuto get renamed to her hyper from EX2+ , Shirase?
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Post by: Byakko on July 16, 2017, 10:59:34 pm
'cause http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2290863
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Post by: videoman on July 17, 2017, 12:07:09 am

It's an instant preorder for me! Do want to see Blair Dame in it!

Character Backstory
Quote
■ 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

Kairi

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.

Shirase

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.

Garuda

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.

Skullomania

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.

Read more at http://gematsu.com/2017/07/arika-mysterious-fighting-game-launches-ps4-2018#EcoIZgk4WWdBUVFw.99
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Post by: Erroratu on July 17, 2017, 12:45:04 am
'cause http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2290863

Thank you for the lore!
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Post by: Macaulyn97 on July 17, 2017, 12:48:00 am
They really need to get better sound effects. Some of them sound weird. Also, I hope to see Blair in this one.
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Post by: Byakko on July 17, 2017, 12:54:00 am
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the God of Indora
... Uh, pretty sure that should be the God Indra.
'cause http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2290863

Thank you for the lore!
Yeah, all of that came from a drama CD released back then, and Capcom was kind enough to remind us of it when they did that character encyclopedia, because probably no one listened to it :P Good thing they did because now that Arika is bringing it all back, it would have felt like a shitty fanfiction they came up with right now out of nowhere. When in reality, it was a shitty fanfiction they came up with all the way back !
(BTW there's one for both versions of Kairi a couple pages after that one)
(oh and Suijin => Mizugami I guess according to Gematsu - but then again they wrote Indora so I don't know)
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Post by: walt on July 18, 2017, 12:43:52 am
Fighting Layer EX ... FLEX?
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Post by: Berry on July 18, 2017, 01:32:04 am
genius
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on July 18, 2017, 04:12:14 am
Some new screenshots in 1080p
http://www.dualshockers.com/ps4-exclusive-street-fighter-ex-screenshots/


Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on July 18, 2017, 04:21:21 am
Yay, for Skullomania! But I don't like how his voice seems younger now. I'm glad they kept his theme/background music, too, (my favourite in the whole EX series) but it doesn't have that same feel as the original version. It doesn't hit the right emotional tone. The original felt truly like it was more from a carnival atmosphere. The new version is just a fancy-shmancy update.

Revanto  ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 18, 2017, 09:54:29 pm
Yay, for Skullomania! But I don't like how his voice seems younger now.

hint at the current skullomania being a new person.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 19, 2017, 03:58:07 am
Can't wait for Pullum Purna (please Arika! :P)

But well, it seems this game will have a story/plot. Quite interesting.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Trololo on July 19, 2017, 09:27:47 am
Well, it's nice to see this project is alive... But f*ck, if it's not SF EX, then at least that's something I can see Capcom's palmprint on.
Just look at Darun. He is like ripped from SFV!
(http://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Arika-19.jpg)
Well, of course he got more detailed skin here, but hell!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on July 19, 2017, 09:39:40 am
Kairi and Shirase look like they come from Tekken. You know what these games have in common ? They're made with Unreal Engine 4. So yeah, it's not surprising they look similar.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on July 19, 2017, 05:12:17 pm
TBH, I don't think there's much fear of a char not making the cut. They pretty much need them all to have a complete game at this point. I guess...I could see like Allen and Area not making it. Though who cares about them.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: PeXXeR on July 19, 2017, 07:50:02 pm
buying this one day one, Darun looks insane.
Edit
Ah fuck, the guy who voices Skullo is so bad, I cant believe it.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: kakkoii superhero on July 21, 2017, 10:53:09 am
nice, but seems like character has no weight, like they are fighting in low gravity or ice smooth surface.
Title: 50 minutes of Arika’s “Mysterious Fighting Game”
Post by: videoman on July 22, 2017, 01:27:06 pm

some new footage in HD.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: kakkoii superhero on July 22, 2017, 03:00:28 pm
hokuto, kairi, and garuda, all have the same physics, same speed, same damage, I hope that is a very early beta, because that fight was boring to watch.

very nice visual, better than sfv even.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: D.R.B on July 22, 2017, 10:30:19 pm
I remember making a thread about a video game idea with only the Ex characters  called it : Street Fighter Original generation

well seems like It's happening after all

wonder who well be the last boss , maybe the guy from fighting layer or hopefully  a new character
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on July 28, 2017, 10:21:45 pm
Hmm Idk if EX looks graphically better then SF5 when it comes down to character models.
For example this is the latest of Hokuto or should I say Shirase.

Night
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

Day
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

Like for some reason EX's character models look like what Capcom was aiming for with SF5.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Nexus Games on July 28, 2017, 11:16:48 pm
she looks like a doll

she looks like a PVC figure
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on July 30, 2017, 03:03:27 am
Now I'm sure calling her a PVC Figure would be a compliment. but I have no knowledge of what PVC stands for. XD
On the rather bright-side (no pun intended) the lightning effects look really on point. At least it's the second thing I've noticed when seeing this close up screenshot (Also the one of Darun Mister).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTOAkira on August 09, 2017, 05:45:12 am
So the dev were on daigo stream https://www.twitch.tv/daigothebeastv
There will be 10 characters at launch and maybe 19 down the road
Beta in december
They have almost no money at all and cant do that much
PS4 only at the moment
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGwfc9JVYAAdxRk.jpg:large)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: PeXXeR on August 09, 2017, 09:43:16 am
with the small roster and whatnot, I feel the game should not be full price, if they price it accordingly im sure it will do well.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on August 09, 2017, 10:14:25 am
So the dev were on Daigo stream https://www.twitch.tv/daigothebeastv
There will be 10 characters at launch and maybe 19 down the road
Beta in December
They have almost no money at all and cant do that much
PS4 only at the moment
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGwfc9JVYAAdxRk.jpg:large)

I'm fine with limited rosters if the characters are good. I guess they are doing the old fashion way to get funds without crowdfunding which sometimes can be hit or miss even if the game is good (if the game sells they may add more than 19). I will try the beta to give my input. Be sure to use this twitter https://twitter.com/miharasan for feedback after you play the beta.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 09, 2017, 07:17:09 pm

Allen's reveal teaser
but more importantly (anything is more important than Allen), he actually ha a new music.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: -Ash- on August 09, 2017, 07:52:26 pm
Still waiting for Blair and D. Dark.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Staubhold on August 09, 2017, 10:09:53 pm
Love the new 80´s, over the top, "America: Fuck Yeah!" outfit for Allen. Looks funny.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Yamori X on August 09, 2017, 10:43:06 pm
he actually ha a new music.
Thats actually just Garuda's theme from the original game's arranged album. So far, I think all of the footage and trailers have had older music. Sound seems to be their least priority at the moment.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Erroratu on August 09, 2017, 11:09:11 pm
They did say they're trying to contact the original people that worked on the OST to make new music for this game tho so hype for new music
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Seadragon77 on August 09, 2017, 11:16:17 pm
Allen was the former American karate champ in the old timeline, so having him with an all American costume makes total sense.

I'm disappointed that it's just a tease, because I want to see if his old moves are back.

Additionally, if what Akira is saying is true and they have 10 fighters at launch, I have a good idea that the 10 are going to be the original ten fighters Arika made for the EX series. So far, we have six fighters in now that Allen is in. Who's left? Well, from the original 10 fighters, you have Blair, Cracker Jack, Doctrine Dark and Pullum.

As for the other 9? Everyone else in the EX roster they made!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 10, 2017, 12:14:09 am
I'm disappointed that it's just a tease, because I want to see if his old moves are back.
Judging from what we've seen so far, there's zero reason to think his moveset will be any different.
I have a good idea that the 10 are going to be the original ten fighters Arika made for the EX series. So far, we have six fighters in now that Allen is in. Who's left? Well, from the original 10 fighters, you have Blair, Cracker Jack, Doctrine Dark and Pullum.
Yeah, that's a match... That's disappointing, they're just going to copy-paste everything they did with a straight port, only with a new coat of paint. If that's what they're planning, that's just not how you get new customers, and it's not like the base pool of people who played the EX series and want to play more is that crowded.
Although for the next 9, there's Area, Nanase, Rosso, Sharon, Shadow Geist, Hayate, maybe Ace, and I think that's actually all ? So maybe 2 extra characters (3 if Ace doesn't make it)... Probably from Fighting Layer. (please just don't give use the two fucking Cycloids)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Macaulyn97 on August 10, 2017, 12:15:37 am
Maybe someone from the base roster will be a new character.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Roman55 on August 10, 2017, 12:49:04 am
Yeah, that's a match... That's disappointing, they're just going to copy-paste everything they did with a straight port, only with a new coat of paint. If that's what they're planning, that's just not how you get new customers, and it's not like the base pool of people who played the EX series and want to play more is that crowded.
That could just be something they're forced to do given how low budgeted this game apparently is.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 10, 2017, 01:48:17 am
Yeah, as they said on the stream they don't have money and do whatever they can, but I'm just saying, it's not going to work. The best they can hope for is that people don't know it and think it's a new game that looks like Tekken and SF5, which is kind of ironic since they also have to rely on interest from nostalgia at the same time to be recognized, but nostalgia won't give them nearly enough money. They have to play on one aspect while hoping for the opposite aspect.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on August 10, 2017, 01:50:04 am
We might be forgetting that Arika has way more characters outside of the original characters from the EX series. Fighting Layer (Published by Namco)
(http://orig00.deviantart.net/343e/f/2013/332/0/4/arika_fighting_all_stars_roster_by_frostmkfan-d6vxpbb.png)
Edit:And the 4 Kings of Arika! XD
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 10, 2017, 01:53:02 am
Probably from Fighting Layer.
(almost most of them are fucking terrible)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on August 10, 2017, 03:15:30 am
I just hope they add the best character from fighitng layer

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on August 10, 2017, 03:17:52 am
For more info on Fighting Layer here's Hardcore Gaming 101!

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fgtlayer/fgtlayer.htm
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on August 10, 2017, 07:08:40 am
THE FOUR KINGS OF ARIKA SHALL RETURN AND TRIUMPH IN EVERY LASTING GLORY ONCE AGAIN!
(http://www.noe-v.com/images/articles/fighting_layer_blog/boss_fights01.jpg)
Muwahahahahaaaa! :eaugh: :doom:
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Macaulyn97 on August 10, 2017, 08:57:23 am
For more info on Fighting Layer here's Hardcore Gaming 101!

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fgtlayer/fgtlayer.htm
My goodness, almost all characters look stupid or terrible. There are some that could be saved, but most should just remain forgotten.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Japanese Jesus on August 10, 2017, 10:35:27 pm
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fgtlayer/fl-ch.JPG)

MATT TAVEN?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: WizzyWhipitWonderful on August 11, 2017, 02:15:23 pm
(http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/fgtlayer/fl-ch.JPG)

MATT TAVEN?

His facial expression still says "Ryu" to me.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Predictabo on August 11, 2017, 03:28:20 pm
It just has better graphics than EX3 or something. Like a remaster lol
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Mgbenz on August 11, 2017, 06:23:13 pm
There are two FL characters I want to see the most.

First is Clemence who is one of the better wrestling characters in fighting games. He actually does wrestling maneuvers other than grapples.

The other one is the final boss Void who's one of the craziest final bosses I've ever seen in fighting games.



He's a vampire who runs around and jumps on walls like a spider and can literally switch places with your character as a counter attack.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Seadragon77 on August 12, 2017, 03:49:28 am
After trying out Fighting Layer for the first time ever on MAME, I kind of agree with you on Vold. Dude is a literal nut case... the guy can grab you and drag you around by his mouth like a wild dingo.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on August 13, 2017, 05:19:51 am
Vold seems kinds too weird for me. I mean, I like weird but if it doesn't mesh somehow then forget it.

If they do keep the knight, eagle, shark and tiger bonus stages (optional in the settings for main arcade mode or as a separate mode) I don't think it would be too bad. They could probably update the challenges and moves a bit, though.

Rev. ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 13, 2017, 03:22:18 pm
Watching the stream on Daigo's twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/165533121) that showcased Skullo and Darun
lol @ Skullo's "Skullomania is very stronger" win pose (27:58)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Infinite kyo on August 22, 2017, 04:59:14 pm
they put out some pretty great character art (couldn't find Darun tho)
Kairi
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Skullomania
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Garuda
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Hokuto/Shirasei
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
just in case anyone wanted them
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on August 24, 2017, 08:58:24 pm
These look amazing... Now if we can get some top quality CGI 3D rendered Tekken 7 like portraits (maybe on artstation or something).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Insigniawarfare on September 19, 2017, 02:20:18 pm
TGS Trailer which shows two combo clips of Allen Snider gameplay near the end.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on September 22, 2017, 01:12:02 pm

Doctrine Dark
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: FeLo_Llop on September 22, 2017, 01:41:22 pm
Cyber D.Dark?


Awful.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: -Ash- on September 22, 2017, 03:31:21 pm
Really?! I thought its pretty good, but i hope they keep his theme.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: PhantomD on September 24, 2017, 06:20:31 am
Tokyo Game Show fire matches!

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on November 15, 2017, 03:36:01 pm
Finally Arika has thought of the title of their new Fighting game as "Fighting EX Layer" as the name suggest it is the sequel to 1998's Fighting layer. The Beta will start December 11.

https://gematsu.com/2017/11/arika-mysterious-fighting-game-titled-fighting-layer-ex-beta-begins-december-11

I hope this means the characters from Fighting Layer will appear.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Hephaistos31 on November 15, 2017, 04:17:45 pm
Give me the portraits!
Infinite kyo, thank you! :)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on November 15, 2017, 05:00:34 pm


New Trailer
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Renzo F on November 15, 2017, 10:34:40 pm
I hope this means the characters from Fighting Layer will appear.

We need the shark

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Retro Respecter on November 16, 2017, 02:25:57 am
Is that Shirase's new look?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Magma MK-II on November 16, 2017, 04:51:55 pm
So now Shirase will be a separate character from Hokuto.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Trololo on November 16, 2017, 04:54:26 pm
I dunno, man. I personally think it won't be a totally separate character. I think it's probably gonna be something like an analog of Bloody Hokuto (My first thought I had in the head before I saw the name, BTW... Shirase really looks like another Evil mode for Hokuto.).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on November 16, 2017, 05:35:29 pm
There's most likely still both regular Shirase and evil Shirase as two different characters, just like when it was Hokuto and evil Hokuto. But as usual, evil Shirase seems to have the same moves as regular Shirase plus a couple additions. Even the same lame supers are still there, the double uppercut and the fans rush. Terrible.

The design is nice though. Edgy as fuck, but nice.

edit -
oh yeah, she says "I'll be the one to stop you" (as in, "you're not stopping me, I'm stopping you")
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ShinZankuro on November 16, 2017, 07:25:05 pm
I like how Shirase looks like a half-kairi instead of wearing just black clothes.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GalFord on November 16, 2017, 07:35:09 pm
Why do I look at Shirase and keep thinking "Tecmo's Deception"?  Still, nice design.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Red Comet Tyson on November 18, 2017, 02:52:04 am
There's most likely still both regular Shirase and evil Shirase as two different characters, just like when it was Hokuto and evil Hokuto. But as usual, evil Shirase seems to have the same moves as regular Shirase plus a couple additions. Even the same lame supers are still there, the double uppercut and the fans rush. Terrible.

The design is nice though. Edgy as fuck, but nice.

edit -
oh yeah, she says "I'll be the one to stop you" (as in, "you're not stopping me, I'm stopping you")

wish she had the miko wand thingie from sfex plus alpha
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: 地獄の花 on November 19, 2017, 03:04:56 am
am i the only one who doesn't like the hit sounds? or are they just effects for the trailers?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on December 12, 2017, 03:22:49 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQbizoEUEAAa0xy.jpg)
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

Demo is up and will last until after Christmas. (Must have PS+ to play the demo)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: -Ash- on December 12, 2017, 03:45:03 am
T H I C C

I hope she still fun to play with, as in SFEX series.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Erroratu on December 12, 2017, 12:52:27 pm
Blair fucking lifts
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Seadragon77 on December 12, 2017, 02:34:17 pm
Dat ass....

BTW, I couldn't find the demo anywhere on PS Store. Any help?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on December 12, 2017, 02:38:44 pm
Try looking for it on the website version. That's where I found it.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on December 12, 2017, 03:56:32 pm
also it's only if you have ps plus, apparently.

About Shirase, this is making it look like the new design is completely replacing the old one, it's not an alternate version as a separate char after all... It would explain why the base version had weird unpolished hair, and it would explain why the movelist wasn't changed at all, but that's a bit of a shame.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Roman55 on December 12, 2017, 06:44:48 pm
I was able to find it on my PS app without PS+. The online requires it though.

I hope they include the old Hokuto design in the final version in some form.  Maybe as an alternate character.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on December 12, 2017, 11:19:15 pm
Character unique and special moves and super attacks by YouTube user PS360HD:

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on December 13, 2017, 07:40:10 pm
Go to the PS store and search in the Top Demos section. You'll find it there fyi.



I'm surprised they didn't allow local vs mode.... :-\ Only training and online vs. Game feels nice overall. I played 7 matches, lose 3, but that's because of fucking Allen man... With Skullo and Shirase, I was fine. In training mode, Allen felt nice, then I remembered why he's an inferior shoto clone... He has no viable normal attacks that can be used for anti air, aside from maybe stand HK. Though that's only if p2 is jumping in at you recklessly, and even then, why not just use Rising Dragon in that case? Some guy beat me twice with Shirase and her insane jump MK crossup and priority on it.

Also, the running/sliding normals is bullshit. They really need to get rid of that. Shirase can run and do crouch HK, sliding like 3/4 the length of the stage. It just feels weird to do in general. I like the Gougi system. I mainly use Aggro and Infinity. Though I lost once to a guy with Darun + Juggernaut gougi. That shit is kinda clutch, especially when paired up with a grappler like Darun. Rematched it up and Fire Forced him to death with Allen + Infinity lol. Miracle is kinda interesting, though I'm not feeling Shinobi at all. Maybe it's better paired with certain chars, like D.Dark or something.

I feel like they should add more uniqueness to the chars. Like giving them all different walking back animations. It's still like the old EX games where they all have the same walk back animation. They should also give some variations in the standing normals. Doing a lunging kick at close range is awkward and also detrimental with negative frames. Negative edge is here, but it feel a bit too strict, as opposed to their older games. It is just a beta though, so I don't fault them too much. For what's here, it feels nice, and is headed in the right direction. I'm not too fond of Garuda's new voice, and he's missing the shoulder spikes anti air move he had. Maybe they just haven't implemented it yet.

Progressive(aka Easy) mode is trash. I picked it by accident twice, before I knew what it meant. Cost me fights... Skullo's new stance is funny. Allen's voice is nice, but what the hell does he say for his back throw? He's like: "Strike the body! Now I gotta keep it in water!" Nigga what lol? All in all it feels good though, looking forward to release, I'm picking it up definitely.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on December 13, 2017, 08:32:06 pm
Funny you say that cause allen is considered best in the game currently. As an allen main I can tell you why, his normals not being anti airs arent an issue when his srk does a better job or the fact he can blow up bad jump ins with a whole command grab lol. The normals he does have are very effective pokes s.mk especially. His damage is explosive and hes a better shoto than kairi. I'm currently sitting at 117-21. Warranted I've been using him since ex 1 so everything felt extremely familiar from the jump. The only real gripe I have with him is justice fist has an even slower recovery than before and with quick rise you always have to super cancel it but even that is a small con compared to the big damage it has. Playing him like a shotoclone is actually the worst way to use him tbh.

The running system was put in recently and it shows how little testing it probably had. It's pretty much how all infinites are possible currently but the goal of this beta was to test their netcode. I have no idea whats going on with allens voice either rofl
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on December 13, 2017, 08:59:48 pm
I can barely get loaded into matches, or I would have played more. Not nearly as many as you have, but a lot more. Despite how I feel about him, I do agree that he is one of the upper tier chars, if not the best. DPs are nice, but with input lag and all the varying issues with online play, I find a crouching/standing fierce to be a lot more reliable. His command throw lacks priority and range imo. Darun has the range and priority you would expect from a command grapple, but I've been poked out of Allen's throw before, and I've poked others out of it as well. Also yeah, Justice Fist is god awful unsafe. Though it was always one of his cooler ability to me. I've only been able to play online with Shirase, Skullo, and Allen. Want to play with Garuda and Kairi as well.

What Gougi are you using with Allen? I've mostly used Infinity with him and Shirase. I swap between Aggro and Infinity with Skullo, but mostly use Aggro with him.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on December 13, 2017, 10:37:44 pm
i only use aggro. and as far as his cmd grab goes I usually run up and do it if I conditioned them to expect pokes constantly. or I set it up on their wake up if they think I'm going to do something like an overhead so they sit still blocking. everynow and then I throw in a dp to catch them trying to jump out. It's pretty silly. Also I was wrong I'm actually at 107-18 now that I got home to see it. Most of my matches came from replaying people who wanted to. i have my settings on 3 bar with no check on region and I have rarely gotten anyone who wasnt from usa.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on December 14, 2017, 05:14:25 pm
You should try out Infinity with him. It's pretty nice and very good for him against Juggernaut/Miracle gougi.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on December 15, 2017, 01:19:22 am
i may lol. I'm usually too focused on p2 to even notice what my gougi is doing half the time.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on January 02, 2018, 01:10:17 am
This took me a bit to get this crop out into a transparent render, but here it is the transparent render for Shirase's portrait (Wish I could've trimmed it up a little more).
(https://i.imgur.com/RFFYyqZ.png)
This one has the glow effect they use in the menu
(https://i.imgur.com/eJ8RWRv.png)
Edit: did a bit more as to give her a torso. It's really difficult to find an almost full render of her portrait, without having the spelling shirase on her torso in her reveal trailer.  :sweatdrop:
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on January 04, 2018, 02:52:25 pm
Okay so I wanted to make this a collage cross over with both the characters from Street Fighter & Fighting EX Layer, but since there aren't enough confirmed characters with their fully rendered portraits (for FEXL) that idea has been postphoned for now.

Instead I ended up putting together a collage for the characters that are in fighting EX layer and this is what it turned out to be (had to add in D.Dark as well after I caught wind of a leaked image on Arika's facebook page showing his portrait art
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
). (https://i.imgur.com/3Xx56Rph.jpg)
Also here's one with a put together title (made two variations). Btw which do you guys like? Fighting EX Layer
(https://i.imgur.com/86PseDfh.jpg) or Fighting EX Layer Plus EX Layer lol :yaoming: (for Nostalgia of the EX Series)(https://i.imgur.com/x9ULQGVh.jpg)
Yes I will editing it more overtime especially when more stuff like characters (with full rendered portraits) are out.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on January 04, 2018, 02:58:40 pm
Isn't there a graphic arts section where people can display the stuff they make and ask for feedback ?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on January 13, 2018, 08:24:25 pm
Here's another update this time I made the modern Fighting Layer Logo look somewhat similar to the old EX.
(https://i.imgur.com/d66ULQv.png)
Hopefully when Blair Dame's portrait gets revealed or leaked I'll try to fit her into this mashup.  :mhappy:
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Post by: AlexSin on January 14, 2018, 03:46:55 am
Hello? Didn't you read what Byakko said? Post that stuff in Graphics!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on January 14, 2018, 05:45:01 am
Oh right. Well I'll stop posting this stuff here sorry
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Niitris on January 23, 2018, 03:06:03 pm
New Stage, playable Doctrine Dark at Evo Japan.
https://twitter.com/arika_co_jp/status/954618491495067649
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Post by: Byakko on January 23, 2018, 03:32:59 pm
"Oh, there she is again.
*She won't be unveiled until February or later"
Lol cocktease.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on January 23, 2018, 04:42:16 pm


C. Jack teased
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: lui on January 23, 2018, 10:26:10 pm
He's just called Jack now. According to Arika on FB, this is due to copyright issues (lol)
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Post by: Seadragon77 on January 24, 2018, 12:40:17 am
I didn't think the guys who make Cracker Jack snacks would be that protective of the name.

Anyhow... Seems like Jack is embracing his cowboy heritage isn't he?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on January 24, 2018, 02:23:03 am
Technically, they could have still called him 'C.Jack' but changed the 'Cracker' to something else.

I remember a long time ago there was a guy in a comic book called 'Bedrock'. Apparently, the creators of the Flintstones didn't like this so the creator changed the character's name to 'Badrock'. This is how stupid the legal system is sometimes because 'Bedrock' is a common word and not a unique name even though it was used as a name in both circumstances. Imagine how stupid it would be if Apple did the same thing. So, everyone who sold the fruit would have to call it 'Red or Green Tree Fruit' instead...

I blame lawyers.

Revanto  ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on January 24, 2018, 06:10:14 am
So I guess the C is gonna stand for Cowboy Jack? Not sure bout the feeling of that :\
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on January 25, 2018, 03:13:09 am
Based on C.Jack's original look, I always thought he was involved with the mafiosa. Even the stage music gave that vibe. Then again I never did read any bios on him and find out his back story so I may have missed something. Not digging the cowboy theme, though.

Rev.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: lui on January 25, 2018, 03:46:30 am
there's no c at all in his name. it's just jack, arika stated that's what they want the players to call him now
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Foobs on January 25, 2018, 04:20:16 am
Should've changed his name to Caucasian Jack.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on February 26, 2018, 07:14:08 am


Live at Twitch few hours ago. Close to the end of the Live...
(https://gematsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Fighting-Ex-Layer-Shadowgeist-Init_02-25-18.jpg)

SHADOW FREAKING GEIST!! :D :D
And at the minute 53:50, GAMEPLAY TRAILER OF BLAIR AND JACK!! :D :D :D
Seems that Arika still working on Blair's V/A. Jack looks dope!

Also some more notes about the game from the Livestream.
Quote
"Fighting Layer EX will launch digitally for PlayStation 4 worldwide before the end of June.

The standard edition of Fighting Layer EX will cost $59.99, and include 15 Gougi decks and 12 characters. A “Light” version including five Gougi decks and 10 characters will also be available for $39.99. Downloadable content will include “Type-A” and “Type-Gold” character color variations. Arika said that if the game does well, it could also receive a physical release, as well as a PC version via Steam.

Also announced during the stream, Shadowgeist (pictured) will be a playable character.

Other details shared on the stream include that the game will not have a Story Mode (but there is a single-player mode that has yet to be announced), not support legacy controllers upon release, and only feature Japanese voice-overs."
https://gematsu.com/2018/02/fighting-ex-layer-adds-shadowgeist-launch-digitally-end-june
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: StevenB on February 26, 2018, 09:51:00 am
Interesting to offer a smaller version of the game at launch. I can see that being used to tie people over who may be interested in the game but don't want to commit to a full 60 dollar pricetag.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on February 26, 2018, 10:23:06 am
Since we know the 10 characters in the "Light" version, now I wonder who the last two will be. Fighting Layer characters, new ones, returning ones ? Throwaway ones like Area or super special favorites / guests like Gouki or Kazuya ? It feels a bit weird. It could have been a "light" version by default and the other two could have been DLC for the same result, but this way of putting it is unusual (20 bucks for 2 chars and 10 gougi decks could have made people upset but I think the fanbase would have let it pass).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on February 26, 2018, 07:27:08 pm
can't watch the video (work), but have they fixed blair's horribly grating voice ?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on February 26, 2018, 08:23:28 pm
lol Nishitani
Okay, we have 10 characters
(Nishi) 10 characters for $60 is a bit light, can we add 2 more for the full version ?
Okay, we'll try to have 12 characters for the standard version
(Nishi) ...... can we make it 12 for the light version too ?
Then what more does the standard version have ??
(Nishi) .... How about Hokuto being a separate character for the standard version ?

later on, character reveal : (Nishi) oh wow, it was Blair ??! what a surprise !

Indirect mention of Gouki (his fight with Kairi broke the seal on Garuda), confirmation that Hayate sealed Garuda inside him but was eventually consumed and became part of Garuda, namedrop of V. Rosso (as a former mafia mate of Jack). The namedrop kinda sounds like Rosso will be one of the next 2 characters, but Darun's namedrop of Pullum rather sounds the opposite way - that she was just dropped and abandoned and won't show up.
Blair's model looks amazing, but her animations (attacks) are still straight from the SFEX series, and they were always bad. Jack's and Geist's moves are more natural (they're pretty good in fact) so I'm assuming / hoping they're still working on everyone's animations and the SFEX stuff is just placeholder. Shadow Geist's design is crazy awesome.
Nishitani says in the Q&A that they want to bring back the EX characters before creating new ones, so I guess the shadow on the right in Geist's picture is V Rosso with an even more flamboyant costume, but I don't get who's the girl on the left side of the picture. It doesn't look anything like Area, Pullum, or Sharon. That just leaves Nanase with a ninja scarf ?
Lastly, no story mode (for now). Not too surprising.
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Post by: GTOAkira on February 26, 2018, 09:06:30 pm
Love the 2 news stages and Shadow looks pretty sick. I do hope they change the hit sound it lacks impact for me.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on February 27, 2018, 12:47:35 am
can't watch the video (work), but have they fixed blair's horribly grating voice ?

Nope, they still working on Blair V/A.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Seadragon77 on February 27, 2018, 01:03:07 am
Man, Shadow Geist has been hitting the gym in the lull, hasn't he?

I like the idea of having a "regular" version of the game and a "light" version of it. Someone can buy the "light" version and try it out. If they like it, then they can add on any DLC that would make the "light" version into the "regular" version.

As for the characters: Vulcano Rosso is a shoo-in for me. That kind of name drop in Jack's bio makes it easy to see it coming. Since they're looking at EX characters to begin with, that leaves three characters left for one slot: Pullum, Area, and Sharon. "Where is Nanase and Hayate and Ace" you may ask. Well... Nanase had her mind wiped by Shirase (AKA Legitimate   Hokuto) so, I assume that she longer has a role in the story (but would be a nice DLC character down the road). Hayate is probably dead when he sealed Garuda (again, probably a nice DLC character down the road) and Ace... seriously, fuck Ace. That character stunk.

So, it's down to those three. The nice thing is that the two who don't make it would probably become the first batch of DLC fighters for the game should it do well enough to pull it off.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on February 27, 2018, 01:21:15 am
The Nanase memory wipe happened before EX2, right ? It was before the first time Hokuto went blood seal and tried to kill Kairi. IINM, in EX2, Nanase already believes that Kairi is gone and still thinks of Hokuto as her sister, without knowing that Kairi and Hokuto tried to kill each other, right ? She already had the memory wipe, but she was out there fighting anyway. Her story could easily be to both recover her memory and fix her family.
The two shadows next to Shadow Geist in that picture are more likely to be Rosso and Nanase, I just don't see anyone else fitting a haircut + costume like those two shadows.
Garuda's story makes it sound like Hayate was from the Sengoku period just like Garuda. I don't remember if he had any story in EX2/3 but I think he was already supposed to be basically nothing more than a memory, and with his moveset, it seemed pretty obvious that he was either the original version of Garuda or directly related to the time when Garuda first became a demon. I didn't pay any attention to it back then though so I'm not sure what they actually said.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Flowrellik on February 27, 2018, 01:34:44 am
well seems like almost every single ex char is involved in this(not on capcom side), so it should be interesting. So far Sharon's not there and the rest of the Original Fighting layer as well.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTOAkira on February 27, 2018, 07:26:36 am
Trailer were posted on twitter


Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on February 27, 2018, 03:30:39 pm
The character on the left seems to be holding what looks to be a rifle of some kind, maybe a sniper rifle? :rifle: Prehaps it could be Janike (or janis) from Fighting Layer because although I might not know very much about every character, she is a character I've seen use weapons even in combo videos. If I'm right then not only will she be the first character from Fighting Layer, but also confirms that there will be more coming into FEXL (still wish it was Fighting Layer EX so the acronym would be called FLEX  :mlol:)
(https://www.fightersgeneration.com/nx4/game/fightinglayer-janis.jpg)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on February 27, 2018, 03:58:44 pm
I see a staff next to Geist's hand, and the bulk next to his shoulder is some kind of armored forearm. Staff and forearm guard = Nanase.
If it's a sniper rifle (which I don't think it is), that would make her Sharon, she uses one in her super (a very lame super too).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on February 27, 2018, 07:32:38 pm
I'm beginning to wonder if Pullum Purna will appear in Fighting EX Layer, I thought she belonged to Arika. Now I'm really confused.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: -Ash- on February 27, 2018, 08:21:32 pm
Pullum and Area are the ones I'm waiting for right now.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on February 27, 2018, 11:09:47 pm
I'm beginning to wonder if Pullum Purna will appear in Fighting EX Layer, I thought she belonged to Arika. Now I'm really confused.
Of course she belongs to Arika. But there are more characters than open spots, they're not doing everyone.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on February 28, 2018, 11:37:58 am
I'm really glad that this game is coming out this year. Too bad not all the chars are in, but they might still be in for a DLC in the future if the game sells well. While MVCI didn't sell well, at least we get three last DLC chars before the game died itself.

I see a staff next to Geist's hand, and the bulk next to his shoulder is some kind of armored forearm. Staff and forearm guard = Nanase.
If it's a sniper rifle (which I don't think it is), that would make her Sharon, she uses one in her super (a very lame super too).

The left side looks indeed as Nanase. Even though her memories were erased by Shirase. But that doesn't mean she can still fight to look for her older brother and getting her memories back. (Not unlike Chizuru in the KOF series when her power was stolen by Ash Crimson and she couldn't fight for a time being)

As for the right side, i think it's Hayate with a sword. Since he appear only in SFEX2 as a secret character and is the key of the story along side Shirase and Garuda.

As for the characters: Vulcano Rosso is a shoo-in for me. That kind of name drop in Jack's bio makes it easy to see it coming. Since they're looking at EX characters to begin with, that leaves three characters left for one slot: Pullum, Area, and Sharon. "Where is Nanase and Hayate and Ace" you may ask. Well... Nanase had her mind wiped by Shirase (AKA Legitimate   Hokuto) so, I assume that she longer has a role in the story (but would be a nice DLC character down the road). Hayate is probably dead when he sealed Garuda (again, probably a nice DLC character down the road) and Ace... seriously, fuck Ace. That character stunk.

I sure don't mind for Volcano Rosso since he's mentioned in Jack's story. But if that's the case, then it's either Hayate or Rosso to be confirmed. Also for Ace... I think this character should have a second chance for a better story, personality and his own freaking moves. Hwa Jai from Fatal Fury didn't came back until 20 years later that KOF XIII was released and that surly was a good come back. If it worked this, i'm sure it will work on this too. Just a bit of a updated costume and a cool personality and we all okay.

Pullum and Area are the ones I'm waiting for right now.

I know what you mean. But by the looks of it, it looks like if Nanase and Hayate might be come first. Who knows? If it 100% confirming, then these chicks might be a DLC plan for future. Same thing with KOF XIV, a start roster. But later a DLC chars plans. That's what i think.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on March 02, 2018, 09:23:13 pm
I see a staff next to Geist's hand, and the bulk next to his shoulder is some kind of armored forearm. Staff and forearm guard = Nanase.
If it's a sniper rifle (which I don't think it is), that would make her Sharon, she uses one in her super (a very lame super too).

Well I say Janis/Janike cause of the fire arms she possesses, that and they should really show us that there are gonna be some characters from Fighting Layer coming into this game.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: TrinitroRoy on March 03, 2018, 03:37:34 pm
No.
They shouldn't do jackshit.
You only WANT them to do what you want. They don't have to do what you want.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: [Judas] on March 03, 2018, 04:50:28 pm
these latest trailers make it look like they've abandoned the usual full 3D arena approach in lieu of a modern capcom/snk 2.5d feel. no knocking opponents into the foreground/background and slightly rotating the stage blah blah blah. is it just the trailers lacking such attacks or have we gone full sf4/5 2.5d?
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Post by: D. HoChoy on March 11, 2018, 05:22:41 pm
Cool!

The graphics aren't the best but the gameplay  and story albeit generic sure looks fun
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on March 12, 2018, 03:29:02 am
I notice that they seem to be focusing on the SFEX characters first (even though there were some chars which crossed over to Fighting Layer for a cameo). I'm really curious to see how they handle the Fighting Layer chars.

Still anxiously awaiting to see what V. Rosso is going to look like in this game. I want his 3d model in the future.

Revanto  ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTOAkira on March 31, 2018, 07:23:14 pm
https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2018/mar/31/hayate-and-sanane-revealed-fighting-ex-layer/
Hayate and Sanane revealed

Also depending on how the game sells there might be dlc (Pullum-Sharon-Area-Rosso)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on March 31, 2018, 07:46:01 pm
Lol "Sanane" and apparently some sort of fake memories ? So Nanase got a full memory wipe then.
Love the redesigns for Rosso and Pullum, Sanane is a bit generic (especially in the middle of everyone else) and Hayate is a bit weird. Sharon is... what.
The music while Nishitani is speaking is Pullum's theme, right ? It sounds close to it.
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Post by: Xhominid on April 01, 2018, 01:46:46 am
https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2018/mar/31/hayate-and-sanane-revealed-fighting-ex-layer/
Hayate and Sanane revealed
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VNCopxCe0[/youtube]
Also depending on how the game sells there might be dlc (Pullum-Sharon-Area-Rosso)
Well then, I guess I'll have to buy it day 1 then...if I know when it's released lol.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 01, 2018, 02:47:24 am
The video back in February with the last bunch of reveals said late June worldwide, digital release. Well, "before the end of June", but that's probably gonna be on the 29th or 30th.
https://gematsu.com/2018/02/fighting-ex-layer-adds-shadowgeist-launch-digitally-end-june
Digital release won't really be easy to keep track of when the time comes, if they're looking for good sales on month 1 then I really hope they make some more noise about it, because if it's just gonna be random forums like here and news sites posting a "reminder : this comes out today" and nothing more, it won't get very far. I'm 99% positive I'll forget about it, personally.
OTOH worldwide digital is prolly their only chance to reach at once the entirety of the "vocal fanbase" that got this game going in the first place.
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Post by: PhantomD on April 01, 2018, 02:49:23 am
Oh yesss sharon was my shit back in the day at the arcade. Dat sniper rifle lvl3
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: hulkhogan on April 01, 2018, 03:42:21 am
Glad to see Hayate back in action  :8): he is gonna be my first character to play as if I get my hands on this game  :8): I was expecting Nanase, but Sanane, a full memory wipe of Nanase? :S The last part of the trailer is  :mlol: maybe a guest character from SNK universe  :P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: lui on April 01, 2018, 07:44:59 am
the redesigns look nice.

i'll only buy the game and support if the gameplay isn't as terrible as it was in the beta
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: crimson_snow on April 01, 2018, 01:35:44 pm
Glad to see Hayate back in action  :8): he is gonna be my first character to play as if I get my hands on this game  :8): I was expecting Nanase, but Sanane, a full memory wipe of Nanase? :S The last part of the trailer is  :mlol: maybe a guest character from SNK universe  :P

Curiously enough, Mozart's "Dies Irae" get's played in the remaining characters trailer.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on April 02, 2018, 04:04:59 am
WTF did they do to V.rosso's design?! Why did they have to expose his abs like some sort of effeminate anime trope?

He now joins the ranks of Benimaru and Polnareff in the 'Bare Abs Squad'.

Not happy...

Rev.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Flowrellik on April 02, 2018, 04:24:09 am
Glad to see Hayate back in action  :8): he is gonna be my first character to play as if I get my hands on this game  :8): I was expecting Nanase, but Sanane, a full memory wipe of Nanase? :S The last part of the trailer is  :mlol: maybe a guest character from SNK universe  :P

Curiously enough, Mozart's "Dies Irae" get's played in the remaining characters trailer.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
oh shit Krauser confirmed XD
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: hulkhogan on April 02, 2018, 05:23:41 am
This was posted in Arika official facebook page:
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29597820_405402323256658_3706897524792173849_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=86dadc50e5c190170cb2a743e2921475&oe=5B668A98)
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29684197_405402299923327_5368051306368746239_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9b0a64e39dddd729cd852ef2cf8cfacf&oe=5B6AF4AF)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 02, 2018, 01:04:50 pm
Full names are Kamite Hayate and Suzuki Sanane.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: lui on April 02, 2018, 01:06:06 pm
ah so they are indeed new characters i suppose
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 02, 2018, 01:55:03 pm
Well it's a new version of the same Hayate, and Nanase with no memory and a new backstory.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on April 02, 2018, 04:07:01 pm
yup, it's kancolle the influence I feel in the redesigns, I only noticed until I watched sanane's design.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: crimson_snow on April 02, 2018, 06:57:49 pm
Glad to see Hayate back in action  :8): he is gonna be my first character to play as if I get my hands on this game  :8): I was expecting Nanase, but Sanane, a full memory wipe of Nanase? :S The last part of the trailer is  :mlol: maybe a guest character from SNK universe  :P

Curiously enough, Mozart's "Dies Irae" get's played in the remaining characters trailer.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
oh shit Krauser confirmed XD

Will only happen (including V. Rosso, Pllum, Area and Sharon) if this does well. Start supporting it soon if we want to...
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on April 04, 2018, 09:49:15 am
Welp.... Looks like I'll be putting together a new FEXL all characters thing again!  :mlol: Oi this will be fun.  :computer:
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on April 04, 2018, 11:38:05 am
It's great to see these chars back in action. But there's one thing I want to know. If this game sells well, does that effect the reception and copies of the game? MVCI received average score, but they did released some DLC chars and DLC costume. After that, the game sold poorly and got stopped after that.

I'm still hoping for the other 4 chars to be released.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 04, 2018, 12:18:04 pm
What ?
Capcom makes long term plans and plans/makes the DLC before the game is out. Then they release it whether the game does well or not.
Nishi is saying that IF the game does well fast THEN they'll be able to work on the DLC, a month after the release.
What's that about reception and copies ? This will be digital, not physical.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on April 04, 2018, 05:15:19 pm
What ?
Capcom makes long term plans and plans/makes the DLC before the game is out. Then they release it whether the game does well or not.
Nishi is saying that IF the game does well fast THEN they'll be able to work on the DLC, a month after the release.
What's that about reception and copies ? This will be digital, not physical.

Still, I was wondering how many if the game (digital) gets purchased by every PSN account? I'm in. Everyone else here?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Just No Point on April 04, 2018, 05:50:36 pm
In the demo the game was horrible. I'm not in unless I know it's VASTLY improved from the demo.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on April 04, 2018, 08:24:43 pm
What's wrong with it? I thought it was alright, still need to get used to it of the gameplay. It's different than the three other EX games and FL from the arcade.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Just No Point on April 04, 2018, 08:26:48 pm
It has the same input issues that MUGEN has. Everything is based on facing instead of absolute right and left. That's my biggest issue with it. Kept screwing my rotations up when I jumped over and the chars turned. Not to mention the weird vels everything has.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on April 04, 2018, 09:12:05 pm
going by the videos, the impacts, etc.. feel like a doujin game, mugen was a good example since some doujins games (like blazblue, omk,etc...) are well above the standar.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ZX2 on April 05, 2018, 02:51:20 pm
Bruh..... Hehehe Dood! Why the heck does Shirase in this start screen look like a Tekken mobile character portrait?! XD (https://pbs.twimg.com/ext_tw_video_thumb/981542326848839680/pu/img/leNeWmM_JJ_7OiZO.jpg) (https://orig00.deviantart.net/cca7/f/2017/242/e/d/kazuya_mishima_tekken_mobile_render_by_1999emily-dblt3ml.png)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on April 05, 2018, 03:03:52 pm
Probably because the Tekken team gave Arika some help and they're using the same engine.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: The Street Fighter on April 25, 2018, 05:28:45 pm
Under a Q & A on Facebook it was confirmed that it would not be an Arcade Mode... Like... what the hell? That's dissapointing...

https://www.facebook.com/ARIKAOfficial/ (https://www.facebook.com/ARIKAOfficial/)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Retro Respecter on May 03, 2018, 10:16:59 am
http://iplaywinner.com/news/2018/5/2/new-trailers-offer-updated-look-at-fighting-ex-layer-hokuto.html

They're already showing their DLC.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Insigniawarfare on May 03, 2018, 05:19:30 pm
$20 extra dollars just for Hokuto and 10 more decks -_-
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: R565 on May 05, 2018, 03:32:10 am
Jeez....Arika....
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kirishima on May 05, 2018, 06:27:38 am
Honestly if a character is locked via bundle, I expect them to be S-tier at best.  But that's just me.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Flowrellik on May 05, 2018, 07:41:45 am
sounds like Arika's getting desperate for support.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on May 05, 2018, 01:54:18 pm
Did you guys all miss it when they described all that over a month ago or
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: ShiroTori on May 06, 2018, 04:33:22 am
I haven't been following this too closely, but have they stated what these decks do?
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on May 16, 2018, 12:18:15 am


New trailer
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Retro Respecter on May 16, 2018, 03:12:00 am
This is not a trailer. This is a gameplay video.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on June 01, 2018, 07:45:46 pm
https://twitter.com/FightingExLayer/status/1002408810189713408
June 28.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on June 09, 2018, 04:20:32 pm
https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2018/jun/09/vulcano-rosso-teased-arikas-first-fighting-ex-layer-dlc-character/
https://www.facebook.com/ARIKAOfficial
DLC V.Rosso Weeeeeeeee  :yuno:
(if sales are good, of course)
Also latest full trailer http://www.allgamesdelta.net/2018/06/fighting-ex-layer-latest-trailer.html
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on June 22, 2018, 07:27:31 pm
Teaser.

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

"OH YEAH!" - Luigi
(Haven't done these in YEARS!)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: AlexSin on June 23, 2018, 08:54:35 pm
"OH YEAH!" - Luigi
(Haven't done these in YEARS!)
You probably shouldn't. :P


But thanks for the news.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on July 07, 2018, 12:44:37 am
With the deafening silence of all the gaming news sites when June 28 rolled around, I almost forgot FLEX FEXL was released worldwide. I mean, seriously guys, do your job instead of just passing around press releases and Twitter memes ? I knew this would get shit publicity...
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on July 07, 2018, 05:50:15 am


Fighting EX Layer (FEXL) Launch Tournament
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Odb718 on July 07, 2018, 12:10:54 pm
With the deafening silence of all the gaming news sites when June 28 rolled around, I almost forgot FLEX FEXL was released worldwide.
I did. I didn't buy it until 4 days ago. I've only been able to play 2 or 3h so far.
Anyone else get it? I like it

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Niitris on July 07, 2018, 02:45:45 pm
The game is cool, I'm still getting the hang of it though. I like it more than most fighters I've played over the last few years.

It feels kinda jank in places but that's to be expected, and the game is still fun despite that.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: daveloks on July 10, 2018, 08:59:10 am
Does anyone know where I can find png renders for all the characters of Fighting EX Layer? Thanks.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on July 11, 2018, 03:34:10 am
Does anyone know where I can find png renders for all the characters of Fighting EX Layer? Thanks.

You could try the wiki ( http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Street_Fighter_EX ) or just google images in general.

Revanto ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Retro Respecter on July 11, 2018, 03:57:43 pm
Out of the mouth of the creators of FEXL, Vulcano Russo and Pullum Purna are out as free DLC. Also, there is an arcade mode. If you don't believe, go to https://twitter.com/FightingExLayer/status/1016981930758160384?s=19 and http://shoryuken.com/2018/07/11/vulcano-rosso-pullum-purna-and-arcade-mode-are-coming-to-fighting-ex-layer-for-free/
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on July 13, 2018, 05:05:59 am
The game is cool, I'm still getting the hang of it though. I like it more than most fighters I've played over the last few years.

It feels kinda jank in places but that's to be expected, and the game is still fun despite that.

This pretty much sums up how I feel about it. I still don't like the sliding normals from running. It's just so awkward to me, because I've never played a game that allowed this. Also, fucking Hades man... It feels so inconsistent. I just got it btw. Blair is turning out to be my fave char. Skullo feels...not as good. His j.HK doesn't cross up like in previous games, and man oh man is he EXTREMELY unsafe on any whiffed/blocked special.

I haven't tried everyone out just yet. Got the $60 version cuz I'm a fanboy and want to support them. I was playing a match earlier against a Darun who had the "Juggernaut" Gouki... So, Lightning Knee would knock him out of it... But cr.MK into Shoot Kick won't? Even with a jump in, like j.MK > cr.LK >cr.MK > Shoot Kick? Nope! Still grab me through all that. Though a basic trip can? It's so weird and can really hurt you in situations. I even did cr.MK > MCK and he STILL was able to grab me through a fucking super and 3-4 hits! It's kinda ridiculous. They should have made it like how it was for Juggernaut in the Marvel VS games. Where he got only two hits worth of armor. There are ways of dealing with it, I know, but it feels like too good of a skill imo.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Odb718 on July 13, 2018, 12:18:18 pm
Hades vs Hades matches can get a little crazy. BUT! Once you recognize the person has Hades as a perk dont trip. It took me a few matches to realize this and it's HUGE.
I play with Skullo mainly. So adapting from trip kicks to other specials/basics was a little easier. It has a pretty strong impact on the Jug "deck". idk what we're calling all this stuff.
Hades is pretty consistent. It's just how it works is odd. If P2 has it on and does a move that's, lets say, 39 frames. You can attack him all 39 frames and they're stuck doing it. They're completely open and as long as it's a normal reaction they wont have one. I've been able to attack 2x before a successful block, and attack 2x before they recovered. All SLP attacks. No trips, no throws, no launchers and you can attack and attack. But like I mentioned. Once I realized how super strong it was, I focused on not tripping to set it off. I just switch from ending with CFK to SFP.

I think I like shinobi the best so far. The game seems to focus on the run-in pokes. So going ghost is important. (I could be wrong on what shinobi includes but I like the one with ghost and 30 blocks to set off guard cancels into specials)
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on July 13, 2018, 04:35:33 pm
I know you want to knock them down as little as possible when they have Hades, but that's not really the issue. I don't go into the match tripping them every chance I get. Though, I will super cancel and anti-air/throw any chance I get. That all contributes toward Hades and with 3 rounds, they're bound to get it. Unless you just constantly poke them or purposely not finish combos/not throw them. Which in turn, Hades is still effecting your playstyle, w/o even being active! You'll opt out of the most damaging things, because you don't want to put them into a hard knockdown. Effectively dragging the match out and giving your opponent more opportunity to beat you.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 13, 2018, 04:44:34 pm
This pretty much sums up how I feel about it. I still don't like the sliding normals from running. It's just so awkward to me, because I've never played a game that allowed this.

That is very doujin game-ish; I remember doing that a lot in the rumble fish, and omk, omk even allows youto slide when neutral jumping which gives you an extra tool.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on July 13, 2018, 05:18:57 pm
Yeah, that's (one of) the reason sfex felt weird back then, floaty physics. I was a bit disappointed when the gameplay trailers came out that they still copy-pasted that. Oh well, it didn't stop me from loving the character's, back then and now (I'm super pumped about Rossi and Pullum, my two favs).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 13, 2018, 05:47:45 pm
IIRC it was the first game that had "special to super" cancels, it felt pretty lsoe compared to what was out at the time , since "doujin games" or rather, lwo budget games, felt stiff instead.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: The Street Fighter on July 15, 2018, 08:03:45 am
Pullum Purna looks like a Barbie.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Revanto on July 16, 2018, 04:02:18 am
Pullum Purna looks like a Barbie.

Yeah, they actually both look like dolls.

Hopefully, they look better when they are in action.

Looking forward to seeing Area in the digital flesh as well.

Rev. ;P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on July 19, 2018, 07:15:53 pm
We seem to be kind of had, I can't be sure.

Supposedly, the Arika team were going to demo the free DLC characters Pullum Purna and Vulcano Rosso with Street Fighter creator Akira Nishitani in a special edition of their stream on Twitch scheduled for July 19 (that's today). I scanned through the video (http://www.twitch.tv/videos/286542698), and I couldn't find any traces of the new characters.

However, they did release this one day before the stream:


Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on July 19, 2018, 08:52:44 pm
Yeah, 10 minutes in, they say "are they gonna show Volcano and Pullum ? I don't think we have any big reveal lined up. They just put up the new video, we're just playing on the regular PS4 version."
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on July 24, 2018, 07:25:24 pm
Mystery solved: http://shoryuken.com/2018/07/24/arika-demonstrates-fighting-ex-layers-upcoming-1-0-7-arcade-mode-patch/

Volcano and Pullum will be demoed at EVO (August 3-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada).
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTOAkira on August 05, 2018, 05:48:34 am
Terry Bogard confirmed!!!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Erroratu on August 05, 2018, 05:52:27 am
Arika vs SNK when holy shit
I hate the fact that I don't have a playstation 3 or 4 now
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: R565 on August 05, 2018, 05:56:01 am
Holy Shito! That's super big news!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTOAkira on August 05, 2018, 05:58:58 am
https://twitter.com/HiFightTH/status/1025952365357162497
Also showing gameplay for Pullum and Rosso. With Terry there also a small tease of Sharon and Area
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: R565 on August 05, 2018, 06:10:07 am
Seriously, this came out of left field!
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kirishima on August 05, 2018, 06:13:19 am
I lost track at how many series are now part of the Fatal Fury verse.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Trololo on August 05, 2018, 06:24:52 am
I dunno. But we already have connected Street Fighter, Tekken, Fatal Fury/KoF and now FLEX. Dang, dat's somethin' crazy.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on August 05, 2018, 09:47:37 am
WTF? Terry in FEXL?! That's unexpected. However, this is not the first time that Terry has been crossover in a fighting game. Anyone remembers Xuan Dou Zhi Wang (King of Combat)? A Chinese fighting game with KOF wannabes fighters, then there's Terry Bogard along with Benimaru.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: hulkhogan on August 05, 2018, 11:15:14 am
Terry Bogard? wow, last year was Geese Howard announced in Tekken 7 and this year is Terry Bogard :mlol: I was expecting Gouki though since Gouki dislike Shadowgeist and there might be a rivalry between them
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Post by: D.R.B on August 05, 2018, 03:19:14 pm
WAIT WHAT?

so Terry in Xuan Dou Zhi Wang , in KOF, in an all-female cast game, and now here? are we gana see that meme with Buzz and Woody where Buzz is saying : Terry, Terry Everywhere
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Trololo on August 05, 2018, 03:30:26 pm
Nah, I'll think Terry will grow into meme himself if he'll go on like that.
Something close to "Featuring Dante from Devil May Cry series", to be precise.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on August 05, 2018, 03:57:41 pm
Aye! That's what's up. It is unexpected, but a welcome surprise. Looking forward to when this all comes together. I like Sharon's new design. I like how Arika is going the extra mile to show their appreciation for the fans support. It's been a long time coming, but I'm really happy to see the Arika fighters make a comeback. The EX series was one of my faves.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: dampir on August 05, 2018, 05:29:15 pm
these people knows how to rise hype....
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: maroto on August 05, 2018, 06:18:50 pm
(If only there was a single Fighting Layer character... :msad:)

(https://i.imgur.com/zb4svjT.png)



I dunno. But we already have connected Street Fighter, Tekken, Fatal Fury/KoF and now FLEX. Dang, dat's somethin' crazy.

And there's DoA, which also leads to Virtua Fighter. :ninja:
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on August 05, 2018, 08:13:10 pm
Why is terry a guy ?  :???:
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: WizzyWhipitWonderful on August 06, 2018, 12:37:14 am
Still hoping for Tetsuo;

No Ryu, so please give me Tetsuo.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: videoman on August 06, 2018, 03:17:30 pm
Two new gameplay videos

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on August 07, 2018, 05:46:57 am
(If only there was a single Fighting Layer character... :msad:)

Honestly, I've only played the actual FL game like, 3 times. I'm sure that if all goes well, they'll drop a few of them in there, but... The EX chars are the more recognizable/beloved chars. It makes sense for them to put the priority on those chars, along with the guest appearance with Terry for some added hype. Though Hayate isn't a FL char...? I don't remember him in any of the EX games.

I know his supers in FEXL are basically Garuda's LV3 broken up into 3 separate supers. Though I really don't remember him from any EX game.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Project.13 on August 07, 2018, 06:07:12 am
Hayate was in the home port of Street Fighter EX2.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 07, 2018, 11:12:20 am
The Hayate in fexl is the modern day descendant of the Hayate in ex2. Ex2 Hayate was an old school samurai in a kimono with straight long hair and a bandana.
He was in ex2, but not in arcade ex2+, but then back in console ex2+alpha.
http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/Hayate
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on August 07, 2018, 07:19:36 pm
Oh yeah lol. Thanks for the reminder. I remember him now, though barely ever used him. EX2+a was the one with the most chars right? With Cycloid a/b and all that crazy stuff. I'm pretty sure that is my 2nd fave one. It had Evil Ryu and Akuma too...? I like EX3 the best though and played that one the most. I guess it's due to his radical redesign that I didn't remember him. Though it's not actually him, though rather a descendant as you say.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 07, 2018, 08:06:56 pm
I got mixed up, +a was just for the first EX game. There was an EX2+ on arcade and also EX2+ on console but the console version had Hayate. Evil Ryu and Gouki were in EX+a, but in EX2, Gouki was dead. EX3 cleared away a few things.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: maroto on August 07, 2018, 10:08:59 pm
(If only there was a single Fighting Layer character... :msad:)

Honestly, I've only played the actual FL game like, 3 times. I'm sure that if all goes well, they'll drop a few of them in there, but... The EX chars are the more recognizable/beloved chars. It makes sense for them to put the priority on those chars, along with the guest appearance with Terry for some added hype.


Yeah, I know the reason behind this decision of ARIKA, but... man, how I wish this peculiar game got some recognition for once...

I mean, they could've developed at least one single character that represents the other game this title originates from.

It's like if Capcom someday would say "Hey, let's raise our 3D TAG Fighting fanbase by building up a brand new IP called Rival EX Schools. But our starting roster needs to be focused only on 'previous Street Fighter characters whose backstories are related to a school', because they're characters people will feel attracted easier! :)"


I'm pretty much just nitpicking in this post, I know. But seriously, it just feels weird the way it is now.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on August 07, 2018, 10:32:41 pm
???

Your post comes off a bit confusing, historically spekaing sfex was not an arika game, but a capcom game; arika got padi by capcom to make a 3d sf game; it had an interesting contract by which they were able to keep the characters they designed for it.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: R565 on August 07, 2018, 11:06:56 pm
???

Your post comes off a bit confusing, historically spekaing sfex was not an arika game, but a capcom game; arika got padi by capcom to make a 3d sf game; it had an interesting contract by which they were able to keep the characters they designed for it.

This, along with the main idea that if this does well, you might get to see the arcade fighters show up eventually. This may very well be their "final fantasy" so to speak, scraping up their own money just to get the things to release this game. The pouring of support shows that people still do like the EX series style of fighting and the fans still pumping life into the game. How they manage to get Terry in the game I have no idea....
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: maroto on August 07, 2018, 11:23:16 pm
???

Your post comes off a bit confusing, historically spekaing sfex was not an arika game, but a capcom game; arika got padi by capcom to make a 3d sf game; it had an interesting contract by which they were able to keep the characters they designed for it.

Thing is, later on ARIKA developed a arcade game that was published by Namco. In this game called "Fighting Layer", the characters had nothing related to the SF franchise - just like ARIKA's current game, "Fighting EX Layer".

In a game in which it's title is technically a upgrade of a past title from a game developed by the same guys, it is weird seeing their decision to initially neglect every stuff from the previous game.

Unless...
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Byakko on August 08, 2018, 12:17:35 am
the characters had nothing related to the SF franchise
They did include some of their SFEX characters in it. fighting Layer is basically the fighting game that has their characters, and this FEXL game is exactly that.
Unless... Namco in fact got all the rights when publishing the original Fighting Layer, and today ARIKA don't use stuff from this game because they just can't.
That's extremely unlikely, and in fact, Namco even helped them out when Arika made FEXL. They gave them advice and possibly direct help (and maybe even money), probably on Unreal Engine 4, because at first the FEXL renders looked a lot like Tekken characters.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Odb718 on August 08, 2018, 12:14:19 pm
I was under the impression that the Tekken team handed them the engine to use and they only created the characters. They made a PoC and people jumped on it. They probably did some minor engine tweaking to get the dash in's going and all that.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: maroto on August 08, 2018, 03:23:34 pm
the characters had nothing related to the SF franchise
They did include some of their SFEX characters in it. fighting Layer is basically the fighting game that has their characters, and this FEXL game is exactly that.
Yup, my previous post was trying to reiterate that. FL was a ARIKA game that featured only their original chars, and so is FEXL.

That fact alone is why it feels weird (to me anyway) to wait this long to make a single reference to the original Fighting Layer, in a game called Fighting EX Layer!



That's it, I hopefully won't come up with more confusing complaints about this game.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: DW on September 05, 2018, 04:13:22 pm
They released Pullum and Rosso today. I hit the lab with them both for like an half hour. Feels pretty good. I was never much of a Pullum player though. While Rosso, I just used for fun from time to time. Pullum has different walk back/fwd animations. I didn't actually look in Rosso's case, but I'll assume he does as well. This is kinda a big deal, cause it gives them more individual personality. As opposed to everyone having the same anims. I thought Terry would be there too... But no. I guess he may come later this month(hopefully)?

I don't have the time during the week, but on the weekend, I plan to practice with them more. Along with getting in some online matches with them.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Kamekaze on September 05, 2018, 04:59:25 pm
Terry wont be there for a while. Like don't even worry about him for a few months lol
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GalFord on September 29, 2018, 10:58:14 am
New announcement...?



Wasn't quite expecting that...
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on December 14, 2018, 12:41:25 pm
Sorry about bumping this thread, but Arika released a schedule for FEXL for 2019 up until May.



In summary, as for when the remaining characters are going to come out (Sharon Area and Terry), they plan to release 2 characters for free and the other as paid DLC. Also some footage of Sharon being shown in the video.

Edit: Forgot to mention that the first free character will be planned to be released in late March.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: -Ash- on December 14, 2018, 12:53:25 pm
With Blair looking more modest in this game, I thought they would do the same with Sharon, glad they didn't tho, she looks amazing.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Insigniawarfare on December 14, 2018, 01:31:50 pm
Expected that Terry will be paid content.
Sharon do look neat tho.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Retro Respecter on December 14, 2018, 03:52:34 pm
Looks like the game is getting exciting again.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Odb718 on December 17, 2018, 10:06:54 am
I just got smash, but I still throw on fexl when the ps4 title updates. I like it but the people I play with prefer SFV for some crazy reason.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on February 19, 2019, 11:04:43 pm
Another necrobump, but this time it's for something different rather than details about new characters:

(http://www.arika.co.jp/product/fexl_hp/eng/news_eng/img_eng20190218.jpg)
Related Links:

The PS4 version of Fighting EX Layer has received a price reduction as shown above (for all regions). Additionally, the Light Version of the game on PS4 will also no longer be sold. The game is now sold as the Standard Version with all Characters and all Gougi Decks.

For those who have bought the Light Version, The DLC for that version (Hokuto and Additional Gougi Decks) have now been made significantly cheaper for people to catch up to the Standard Version of the Game.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Umezono on February 20, 2019, 01:49:21 am
I've been playing D. Dark and Sanane and I love them. I have also been learning Shadowgeist but I cant hit his command grab consistently.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on February 22, 2019, 03:13:21 am
As for myself, I've been having fun with Garuda's new buff to one of his special moves in the latest update that was released several days ago this week. I am also taking my time getting used to the changes made to jumping attacks and cross-ups.
Overall, I am looking forward to see what other changes and adjustments Arika will make for future updates.

I am also loving the new music tracks they have added to the game in this update as well. They give the stages that they are associated with a more distinct feeling compared to before.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on March 23, 2019, 01:35:09 pm
New update coming out on 26 March (JST)/25 March (PST):



Both Sharon and Terry will be released on this update, with the latter being a paid DLC character ($4.99).



Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on April 01, 2019, 05:51:18 am
Sorry about the triple post. Arika posted a video today about a delay in their character release schedule.
(It is April Fool's day, but the delay in their schedule is not an April Fool's joke.)



Area has been revealed, but due to the delay that was announced, they are planning for a June/July release but do not have a definitive date at the moment.
https://twitter.com/FightingExLayer/status/1112544089679945730

Also an iOS and Android version of the game titled "Fighting EX Layer -α" was released today for free. (Yes this is real.)
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1454483160
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.arika.cps025
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on April 01, 2019, 07:24:47 am
That IOS looks so good and good thing my girl gets in after all.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Odb718 on April 02, 2019, 08:35:23 pm
Soooooo... @N.:  Bluestacks and CheatEngine are calling my name. You up to help me with some stuff if I need it????
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: k6666orochi on June 03, 2019, 05:22:55 pm
Area cpu test
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: no1wammy on June 03, 2019, 07:50:08 pm
A second video came with it (via Event Hubs: https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2019/jun/03/arika-debuts-footage-fighting-ex-layers-next-character-area/):

Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Gogngos on July 17, 2019, 03:20:08 pm
Area has been released along with a new update (1.3.0)
https://twitter.com/FightingExLayer/status/1151388706084757505

https://twitter.com/FightingExLayer/status/1151342574759579650

Update Version 1.3.0 Patch Notes
https://www.facebook.com/ARIKAOfficial/posts/678148845982003

There wasn't a trailer I could find accompanying with Area's release, so here's three and a half hours of footage Arika uploaded yesterday.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 17, 2019, 04:07:29 pm
Damn, Area looks dope and OP just like she was in EX2. :P
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: GTA on July 26, 2019, 08:35:21 am
So, the last DLC char has been released. Wonder if ever get the others from the original Fighting Layer game, if the game sells enough along the add-on.
Title: Re: EX / Fighting Layer: New Arika fighting game
Post by: Bastard Mami on July 26, 2019, 05:29:43 pm
Yeah, i want shark-kun.

no shark no buy.

dododo