Red Bull Conquest 2018 is a esports event sponsor by a company wit the same name. The event is a three-day event with three fighting gamesGuilty Gear Xrd, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V Arcade Edition. Red Bull is a energy drink filled with Vitamin B, extra sugar and Taurine. If you want more info on Red Bull energy drink visit the website. In Conquest 2018, players can register to complete or spectate in the crowd. If you want to compete, players must enter a pool to be in the top 8. Spectators can watch and check out booths on the floor. This is the first time I been into a real esports event in Washington DC. The venue was at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.
It’s been a honor to go and check it out for myself. Red Bull Conquest has been growing strong in USA. They’ve been in major cities New York. LA, Boston, Seattle and many more. Tickets was very cheap and crowd size was small. I will get to improvement towards the end. Red Bull Conquest 2018 is partnered with Hori, 7-Eleven, Honda and SteelSeries. You can get some Red Bull Conquest gear on the website. There is some notable player such as The Cool Kid, Mr. K, Malinpie, Punk and Tokido. Every player give it their all and matches was fast. Day 1 and 2 was about top 8 with three games. Final day is the Capcom Pro Tour with Street Fighter V.
Mega Man Fully Charged is the latest Mega Man animated series adaptation based on Capcom video game. The show is a re-imagine of the source material with modern CGI. The main plot of Mega Man Fully Charged is a boy named Aki Light (not Rock). He is a human/robot hybrid that protects Silicon City from rogue robots. Although the show retain some elements from the game like Robot Masters and familiar characters. There is some new characters alluding from the original game. Dr. Light is still making robots to bring peace to the world. Aki has a human sister named Suna (reminds me of roll). Rush is still Aki robot companion dog with new upgrade in mid series. Aki friend from school Bert Wily is allude to Dr. Wily.
Old robot masters from past Mega Man games appeared in this series. Fire Man, Ice Man, Wood Man and Cut Man. Each Robot Master have a motive for going rogue. There are new Robot Masters like Hypo Woman, Blasto Woman and Chemistry Man. These Robot Masters doesn’t act alone but a new villain named Sgt Breaker Night. Sgt Breaker Night hates robots and human relationship and wanted to destroy them. Breaker persuades people that robot are evil but have the similar Dr. Wily. Here is the show’s biggest problem it’s Mega Man transformation and a Jimmy Cricket like mini. What I mean is Mega Mini, he is a tiny robot in Aki’s head.
What is Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection?
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a compilation of games from the hit arcade series. Capcom gives us a nostalgia bomb of Street Fighter. Street Fighter has been around for 30 years and still growing until this day. Developed by Digital Eclipse known for SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary and Arcade’s Greatest Hits. Street Fighter is the most popular fighting games of all time. There is a lot of pop culture reference of Street Fighter. The fandom and many fighting games try to replicate and inspiration. 30th Anniversary have a total of 12 games. The game doesn’t include Street Fighter V and VI video games. Although if you pre-order Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, player will get a digital copy of Ultra Street Fighter IV.
In 30th Anniversary Collection, there are four modes in startup menu. Online, Offline, Options and Museum to choose from. Offline is playing arcade mode locally with a friend or solo. During in-game you can view moveset of the characters. Change filters and borders for an arcade -ish look. Battle a friend with versus mode and set handicap to your liking. Online mode is competing with players around the world. Players can host lobbies, set latency input and set four Street fighter games. Option is setting your controls and etc. Museum is a history of Street Fighter and development. Player could listen to different soundtracks of 12 Street Fighter games. There is a lot of artwork and designs of Street Fighter to check out.
Night Warriors Darkstalkers’ Revenge OVA is based on Capcom’s Darkstalker series video game. The game is Killer Instinct like fighting game. There is not super moves but EX attacks. It features movie monsters and story is based on Vampire Hunter Darkstalkers Revenge game. Demtiri Maxinoff was exile from the demon world and brought back to the real world. He wants to take over the Makai world. The human hates Darkstalkers and want to exterminate them. Darkstalkers (dark ones) feast on human souls but maybe that’s how to they survive. Morrigan and Demtiri both wants to go to the Makai world. There are other characters from Night Warriors game like Felicia and Lord Rapter. Phobos appeared to work for Pyron to rule humanity. In the OVA, Donovan is a wandering monk to find a answers. He service as the main protagonist.
Donovan goes to a village and finds Anita. Anita turns out to be a mute. After Donovan cuts Anita doll head and finally spoke. She uses magic and a group of kids find out Anita is a dark one. Althoughout the series, Donovan narrates and his motives is unknown. He is willing to get rid of the dark ones. Anita travels with Donvan in finding a way to defeat the dark ones. During their journey, they meet Hisen-KO and her sister. They hunt dark ones and finding information. Hisen-Ko is a chinese jiangshi and fights with her sister. Bishamon is a samurai that wear a curse armor. Hannya is a evil armor and whoever wears it turns stronger. Donovan breaks the spirit of the cursed armor.
Akria Co Ltd is a video game company that was created in 1995. It consist of former Capcom employees founded by Akria Nishitani. Akira is a game director and character designer for Street Fighter and Final Fight. There is little to know about them other than creating Fighting Layer and Street Fighter EX. Akria first games was Street Fighter Ex series which involves Capcom properties. Nishitani was involve in making Street Fighter II and Capcom’s first polygonal fighting game. Akria doesn’t want an all Street Fighter character game. Instead, incorporated their own characters such Allen Snider and Blair Dame. Both Allen and Blair appearance as playable characters in Fighting Layer. There are other Akira contenders Hokuto, Skullomania, Kairi and Doctrine Dark. These characters intended to work well with Street Fighter cast.
Street Fighter EX is a 3D fighting game and Capcom wanted to transition from 2D. All your Street Fighter fan favorites return Ryu, Ken, Chun-li and many more. The gameplay is very different than its 2D counterpart. Each character could execute their special and super moves in-game. Does feel grounded went not playing in a 2D plane. 2.5D will work, but in my opinion 3D is only for button mashing. Street Fighter EX still plays like its predecessors. The game spawn sequels and Akria created their own fighting game. Fighting Layer is solely Arika characters no longer Street Fighter. The game is similar to street Fighter EX. There is no console release but arcade only for Fighting Layer. There is wondrous characters with unique abilities.