PowerUp! Celebrates Worldwide Character Reveal Day!

Happy Worldwide Character Reveal Day everybody!

What? You’ve never heard of Worldwide Character Reveal Day? Well we haven’t either but judging by recent events it appears that it’s a day and nobody told us.

Sure we could be making this day up completely, but with all the recent announcements  we suggest just going with the flow and enjoying all these character announcements. It’s a hell of a toboggan ride.

Injustice 2

 Doctor Fate

After many leaks and hints, NetherRealm Studios finally announced its newest character to join the Injustice 2 roster; the magical golden helmet-head Doctor Fate.

Appearance

As expected for most of the Injustice 2 roster, Doctor Fate is seen rocking a little more armor than his classic DC design. With armor plating accompanying his iconic golden helmet he’s looking a little more heavy duty. Thanks to Injustice 2’s new gear system we can look forward to even more variations on Doctor Fate’s classic look.

Gameplay Speculation

While specific details are yet to be revealed, the gameplay trailer shows Doctor Fate being able to use standard projectiles as well as trap projectiles that stay in place for a limited period of time. Magic will play a big part of the Doctor’s move set, with his custom trait showing him glow red and buff his magical abilities in some way.

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While we have seen a lot of DC characters return to the Injustice 2 line-up, we have been keenly keeping an eye on news for what new characters will be joining the fray. Doctor Fate is a welcome addition to the roster.

Release date

Being a launch character in Injustice 2, Doctor Fate fans can expect to strap on the tights and golden helmet May 17, 2017*.

Overwatch

Orisa

After much teasing (but not too much thankfully) Blizzard announced the newest Overwatch hero, the robotic centaur tank, Orisa.

Appearance

If you like big robotic behemoths with a heart of gold —  everybody who has seen the Iron Giant — then you’ll love Orisa. She’s big, has six limbs, horns, and is all about defending the weak. We love it and we love her.

Gameplay Details

Orisa is a tank with a healthy mix of offensive, defensive and support abilities. She can deal out rapid damage and fortify herself against status effects. Orisa can also lay down shields for her teammates, group enemies together with mini grav-bombs and use her ult to buff nearby allies’ damage output.

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Personal Opinion

She looks great, she looks like she’ll play great and her alternate skins will have people chasing those loot chests for sure. Bravo Blizzard, you’ve hit a winner again.

Release date?

While Orisa has not yet been given a public release date, you can play as the robo-centaur right now on the Overwatch PTR.

Killer Instinct

Shin-Hisako

The Killer Instinct Twitter account has been teasing some details lately involving a ghostly sword. Finally the guessing game ended with a tease of the latest remix character Shin-Hisako.

Being announced as a remix character of vengeful ghost girl Hisako, Shin-Hisako can be see wearing samurai armor and has traded in her naginata for a two-handed katana.

Gameplay Speculation

While details are light, KI Designer Adam “Keits” Heart noted that this remixed Hisako will have a “more straightforward” play style than the original Hisako. What that means is we’ll have to wait to find out.

Personal opinion

While only being shown a tease, the glimpse we have shows Hisako rocking samurai armor and a sharp new haircut, which we are digging. As if Hisako wasn’t angry enough, now she has armor and a giant sword, great work Iron Galaxy.

Release date

Shin-Hisako will be joining the Killer Instinct roster sometime this month, so KI fans won’t have long to wait to see this new Hisako rise from her grave.

Tekken 7

Eddy Gordo

Out of the blue, Bandai Namco has come out kicking with the announcement of capoeira master Eddy Gordo returning to Tekken 7 Fated Retribution.

Appearance

Eddy is back and this time he is out to impress. Bringing out a leopard print shirt and golden chains, this man is ready to kick it out on the town tonight. Welcome back Eddy, looking very schmick there.

Gameplay Speculation

Tekken fans who loved or hated Eddy’s playstyle will easily recognise that the Brazilian has all his kicks back. There are also a few new moves and the addition of Rage Drives and Rage Arts, opponents of Eddy will have to start guessing all over again.

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Personal Opinion

Before Eddy’s announcement, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution was looking to be the first Tekken game since Tekken 2 to not have a capoeira fighter in its roster. Thankfully, Bandai namco has brought balance to the Tekken Force and kick button mashers will be all the more happy for it.

Release date?

Tekken fans better wear some nice shoes in June because Eddy will be kicking it with Tekken 7 Fated Retribution on June 2, 2017.


So they’re all the characters that have been announced or revealed recently, if a character from a game franchise was revealed recently that we somehow missed please let us know on our Facebook page or hit us up on Twitter.

We hope you have been spending this momentous Worldwide Character Reveal Day in style, revealing your hidden characters to the world!

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James Camilleri
I am a videogame guy. I've been playing games all my life and am an avid fan of games new and old. I'm also a fighting game enthusiast and an arcade tragic.

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