Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Coming To the PS3 on July 24th!

by Dipstick

 

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In the latest issue of Famitsu, the PS3 release of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (UNIEL) was officially announced and detailed. A joint effort by French Bread and Arc System Works, the PS3 release of UNIEL will feature two additional characters: Nanase and one other unannounced character. The game is scheduled to come out on July 24th (on both Blu-ray and on PSN) and the port is currently about 70% complete. (Famitsu story originally discovered by Gematsu).

When in doubt, add more schoolgirls with giant swords. Nanase
Voice: Iizuka Mayu

Height: 159 cm
Weight: 44 kg (Bust:75/Waist:54/Hip:80)
Birthday: February 15th
Bloodtype: O

Ability: EXS of Spinning Tangles “Windmill” (旋纏のEXS ウインドミル)

Weapon: Zephyr (ゼファー)

Mysterious pretty girl who persistently targets Hyde. She keeps telling “If you’re a man, then take responsibility”, but the circumstances and details are not known. After hearing rumors about Hyde, she dashes towards the Abyss of the “Hollow Night” without knowing of its dangers or the way back.

(Character bio oiginally translated by Sourenga from Dustloop)

 

M.B.S.E Updates – Amber (F-Nero), Takashi (C-Wara), and Waka (CF-Hisui) Qualify

by Pete

Melty Blood South East

Hello! Sorry I’ve been a little busy with other things so I’ve missed posting about MBSE.

Anyways since the last post about Hirohiro qualifiying, there have been 3 more qualifiers. Here are the results:

  • Oct. 19th at GAME Fuji Ichikawa – 1st Amber (F-Nero)  / 2nd lou (H-Aoko) — VOD
  • Oct. 20th at Yokohama Freedom – 1st Takashi (C-Warachia) / 2nd Surume (F-Nanaya) — VOD Part One Part Two
  • Oct. 26th at Big One 2nd – 1st Waka (CF-Hisui) / 2nd Kame (C-Mech) — VOD (only semis and final)

We are seeing some real diversification among the people that are qualifying, it should make for an interesting tournament, here’s how we are standing now:

  • Hare (C-Satsuki)
  • Toriniku (C-Riesbyfe)
  • Garu (H-Kohaku)
  • Akaren (F-VAkiha)
  • Utamaru (CH-Ciel)
  • MaSa (C-Warc)
  • Kouki (C-Arc)
  • Hirohiro (F-Aoko)
  • Amber (F-Nero)
  • Takashi (C-Wara)
  • Waka (CF-Hisui)

The next qualifier will be on November 2nd at Hachioji UFO.

For more information about MBSE see their official site or this google document.

 

Mizuki Presents Melty Breadcast Episode 17 – History of the Community and Personal Experiences

by Pete

lenbreadcastOn October 13th at 4PM PST (7PM EST), long time community member Mizuki will be hosting another edition of Breadcast. This episode is set to focus on his personal experiences with the game and community with some focus on what the community has done right and wrong in the past. Mizuki will also be taking call ins after the main section of the show.

There is some warning about lack of fluff and “sugar coating” but I am sure it is not something to fear.

Make sure to join in the show! Call in if you’ve got a question you want answered. It’s a good time to catch one of these live since Breadcast is pretty rare nowadays.

I’m going to try my best to call in as well, I encourage you to tune in!

Mimige? aka Hirohiro (F-Aoko) Qualifies for M.B.S.E!

by Pete

Melty Blood South East

Confused? I was when I found out that the top player on the win ratings on MeltyDB was actually 3 different players:

  • The Mimige? F-Aoko in Mikado is Hirohiro
  • The Mimige? H-Kohamech in Mikado and/or Tsudanuma is Eu
  • The Mimige? F-Aoko in Tsudanuma is the real Mimige

All-in-all Hirohiro has managed to qualify himself for Melty Blood South East. In second came Amber, the consistent F-Nero player that always manages to make it into the top8/top4 of qualifiers but never qualifies. I hope he makes it in because everyone knows it’s not a real tournament without at least one Nero.

Here’s the current roster for M.B.S.E (8/16):

  • Hare (C-Satsuki)
  • Toriniku (C-Riesbyfe)
  • Garu (H-Kohaku)
  • Akaren (F-VAkiha)
  • Utamaru (CH-Ciel)
  • MaSa (C-Warc)
  • Kouki (C-Arc)
  • Hirohiro as Mimige? (F-Aoko)

The next qualifier will be on October 11th at GAME Fuji Ichikawa. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one of the two other Mimiges qualify?

For more information about MBSE see their official site or this google document.

Kouki (C-Arcueid) Qualifies for M.B.S.E!

by Pete
Melty Blood South East

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Today, Kouki qualified at the Hachioji UFO qualifier over Uru (CHF-Nanaya) for Melty Blood South East. This qualification strikes as a momentous occassion for all of the C-Arcueid players out there (all 1-3 of you), and reminds us that no matter how bleak things seem for your character, there is sometimes a way.

I’m writing nonsense, here’s the currently roster for M.B.S.E (7/16):

  • Hare (C-Satsuki)
  • Toriniku (C-Riesbyfe)
  • Garu (H-Kohaku)
  • Akaren (F-VAkiha)
  • Utamaru (CH-Ciel)
  • MaSa (C-Warc)
  • Kouki (C-Arc)

The next qualifier will be on October 11th at Takadanobaba Mikado, given the way things are going maybe we’ll even see a H-Mech qualifying?

For more information about MBSE see their official site or this google document.

a-cho MBAACC Tournaments On Indefinite Hiatus

by Pete
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RIP

August 29th marked the last known a-cho tournament as 33 participants gathered to battle one last time. It was a fierce fight that involved both a-cho and ATHENA Niponbashi regulars. In the end Kou (C-Seifuku) would prove to be  a worth opponent to luckystar (CF-Nero) but not strong enough to dethrone the a-cho champion. The CF-Nero player has won an astounding 30 of the MB a-cho tournaments, going back to late 2008.

Speculation among the Japanese community states that the reason a-cho MB tournaments have ended is due to the lack of play seen at the arcade outside of the tournament. Machines would sit idle for most of the days between the tournament, meaning that approximately once every two weeks they were being used. It is quite a shame.

It is unknown whether a-cho regulars will seek a new place to gather or if they will simply stop playing. Personally, a-cho tournaments have shown some of the most crisp and polished play in the MBAACC scene. Biweekly, I would wait for the new videos to see what kind of shenanigans that “shield fiend” luckystar would show, or whether the strong but unstable Mudaniku would finally find a way to break his 2nd/3rd place curse, or if Beta would finally kick his slump and show the world how scary his C-Kohaku can be. We can only hope that the folks at a-cho find some way to keep the games coming. If they can’t, then all we can say is it has been a great run and thank you for the good times.

a-cho Site | 122nd MB a-cho tournament results | VOD of the 122nd MB a-cho tournament

Team St1ckbug Reads Threads On Today!

by Pete

I’m a little late with this information and for that I apologize. NYCfurby is running the stream for the tournament today. It’s anime day over on the stream so check it out.

Stream:http://www.twitch.tv/nycfurby
Information: https://twitter.com/nycfurby

MaSa (C-Warc) Qualifies for M.B.S.E at Mikado!

by Pete
Melty Blood South East

Not the actual logo

Everyone’s favorite Crescent Red Arcueid player has qualified for Melty Blood South East! In second place came the Half Moon Akiha Vermillion player Tsubasa (翼). MaSa had previously come in second at the  Tsudanuma qualifier, losing to Utamaru (CH-Ciel).

The current qualifiers for MBSE (6/16):

  • Hare (C-Satsuki)
  • Toriniku (C-Riesbyfe)
  • Garu (H-Kohaku)
  • Akaren (F-VAkiha)
  • Utamaru (CH-Ciel)
  • MaSa (C-Warc)

The next qualifier will be on October 5th at Hachioji UFO, we look forward to seeing who qualifies next!

For more information about MBSE see their official site or this google document.

MeltyDB – Now with Live Statistics

by Pete

MeltyDB Logo

I’ve always felt sort of mixed speaking about the stuff I work on, especially on a site I don’t own. Then again, maybe it’s not so bad because the project is actually Melty Blood related. Maybe I take myself too seriously.

Yesterday I added live statistics to the site. The statistics are completely automated and update with every new added match. This is exciting for me because in the past any statistics I have done were done manually and took ages. So have a look at those if you’d like but please don’t draw any real conclusions from it all. This information is supposed to be more of a “oh neat” and less of a “well this is now fact” sort of ordeal. Still, I can’t stop you.

With this post, I’d also like to take a second to also talk about MeltyDB.

MeltyDB is a basic match video searching site for MBAACC 1.07 that enables you to find match videos for specific characters, players, and combinations of the two. The site was envisioned back in November of last year when I thought playing F-Kohaku was exciting and new and decided I wanted to find some higher level footage of her. I was so lost in it all, I had no idea where to look or search for such a thing. Videos weren’t tagged with character moon combinations outside of MeltyBread.

Thus, grungrah and I set out on a long journey that involved hundreds of hours of video watching and transcribing but the end result was great. Upon releasing it to the public, we were both surprised so many people liked it and found it to be of use. It felt really great to give something to a community and learn that they like it, and I continue to be surprised by how many people reach out to me and tell me they like the site and use it.

So, thank you Melty Blood community.

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(I don’t play F-Kohaku anymore, it was a dark time, don’t judge me)

Team St1ckbug Reads Threads – September 28th 2013

by Pete

Hey, you there. Team St1ckbug is putting on a tournament at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. If you’re able to make it for September 28th, then go! They’ve got Persona 4 Arena, King of Fighter 13, Blazblue CS Extend, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Vampire Savior, Divekick, and MELTY BLOOD.  There’s no excuse for not going if you’re in the area, because it’s sure to be fun as hell.

Arturo Sanchez of Team Spooky will be streaming the event on the day of. His stream can be found at http://www.twitch.tv/nycfurby.

For more information, check out the thread on the MeltyBread forums.

 

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