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Vespa
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(03-31-2017, 06:30 PM)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2x8c-RFGnA

Such a great effort for an April fools...




I've always been a fan of the EX cast, shame there was no Skullomania in this!

Originally Posted by Kumubou

It seems like Mihara from Arika tried to clarify what this is:

(This is a rather loose translation I got from someone else, so there may be something that got missed.)

"1. the exhibition is real
2. the game shown in the video is in fact playable
3. the fact that we hid that this was going to be the game played is the joke

Now we're concerned that no one is going to show up because too many people think this a fake event"

So apparently this is actually something they're working on? Or at least trying to convince someone to have them work on? Who knows.

Last edited by Vespa; 03-31-2017 at 11:14 PM.
Drayco21
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(03-31-2017, 06:32 PM)
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The inevitable and glorious return of Skullomania is no joke!
Fancolors
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(03-31-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Why do Japanese companies April's fool always makes me wish that it was real and not a cruel joke?
NotLiquid
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(03-31-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Real talk why does this look more fun than Street Fighter V
kobu
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(03-31-2017, 06:33 PM)
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sad right now
giancarlo123x
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(03-31-2017, 06:33 PM)
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This is disgusting and cruel. I want it.
kunonabi
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(03-31-2017, 06:34 PM)
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I'd have bought this in heartbeat. I loved ex and it had so many great characters.
Puck Beaverton
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(03-31-2017, 06:34 PM)
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why are Japanese jokes so cruel
FrostuTheNinja
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(03-31-2017, 06:34 PM)
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Remove the SF characters and have it be its own thing.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
The Hermit
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(03-31-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

Real talk why does this look more fun than Street Fighter V

Very true though
vsaintlo
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(03-31-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Skullomania!
TreIII
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(03-31-2017, 06:35 PM)
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It may not be entirely fake, as someone else in the main April Fool's topic posted:

Originally Posted by The Bankslammer

Arika VP Mihara is seemingly clarifying that this is actually playable at an event they're hosting (featuring Kazunoko), and their hiding the fact that it'll be playable is the April Fools Joke?

Doesn't mean it's gonna be made into a full game/released and certainly wouldn't be without precedent.

So, at least there's that.

Originally Posted by FrostuTheNinja

Remove the SF characters and have it be its own thing.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

That's called "Fighting Layer". Don't think it got a console port, though...
Neptonic
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(03-31-2017, 06:36 PM)
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Japanese April Fool's is fucked up
ezekial45
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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This is fucking cruel.
moltonasty
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Oh man. This looks too fun. Mean prank :(
LewieP
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Hahaha it's funny to lie.
Secret Character
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Holy cow, what a tease. This looks incredible and I would buy this. :(
pablito
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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Tactics Alexander and now this

Please fucking stop making April Fools out of stuff I actually want :(
bobbychalkers
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(03-31-2017, 06:37 PM)
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This isn't a joke to me
:(
Pop-O-Matic
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(03-31-2017, 06:38 PM)
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C'mon, Nintendo, I know you can top this. "Announce" Metroid Dread.
FrostuTheNinja
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(03-31-2017, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by TreIII

That's called "Fighting Layer". Don't think it got a console port, though...

I'm there.
Vigilant Gambit
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(03-31-2017, 06:38 PM)
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This isn't the first time Arika has put fighting game footage out.

I think these are projects they wanted to make, but were unable to sell to any publisher.
Namegoes_Here
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(03-31-2017, 06:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Fancolors

Why do Japanese companies April's fool always makes me wish that it was real and not a cruel joke?

Because Japanese companies don't care about fans and want to drive home that fact.
Ragnorok64
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(03-31-2017, 06:38 PM)
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That seems like a significant amount of asset work just for a joke.
CDV13
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(03-31-2017, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by bobbychalkers

This isn't a joke to me
:(

Ahh....Garuda. I miss you so. Still think that one silhouette is him in the SF5 Season 2 but ya know, who knows.
Tain
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(03-31-2017, 06:40 PM)
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frankly, after watching that video, there's no way they don't have SOME fighting game in the works
Timeaisis
(03-31-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

Real talk why does this look more fun than Street Fighter V

Yep.
kirblar
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(03-31-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by CDV13

Ahh....Garuda. I miss you so. Still think that one silhouette is him in the SF5 Season 2 but ya know, who knows.

Pretty much 0% chance it isn't him.
Lulubop
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(03-31-2017, 06:41 PM)
This uh seems pretty real.
GrayFoxPL
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(03-31-2017, 06:41 PM)
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I don't believe for one second that all these assets were made for a joke.

There's gonna be game from this.

NotStreetFighter EX x Fighting Layer
CDV13
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(03-31-2017, 06:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by kirblar

Pretty much 0% chance it isn't him.

Yea, it seems that way.
Guymelef
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(03-31-2017, 06:42 PM)
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Fighting Layer 2 probably in the works.
BadWolf
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(03-31-2017, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

I don't believe for one second that all these assets were made for a joke.

There's gonna be game from this.

I really want to believe this.
Mechanized
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(03-31-2017, 06:43 PM)
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I. Fucking. Hate. April. Fools.

This looks way better than it should. Fucking hell.
TreIII
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(03-31-2017, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vigilant Gambit

This isn't the first time Arika has put fighting game footage out.

I think these are projects they wanted to make, but were unable to sell to any publisher.

I want to imagine (re: HOPE BEYOND HOPE) that getting this far means that they may be getting closer. As someone else pointed out in the main AF topic, ARIKA's channel also posted a combo vid of SFEX+@. And then there's this other event that the president guy talked about on Twitter where this game will be demo'd.

Maybe a slow burn until a full release of "Fighting Layer 2/Rebirth"?

We can only hope. ARIKA deserved much better, and unless Bamco has already hit them up for a Super Dragon Ball sequel, this is the kind of thing they really need to get back out there.
kobu
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(03-31-2017, 06:44 PM)
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yea I don't accept that this is a joke
georgetheplushie
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(03-31-2017, 06:44 PM)
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It wouldn't hurt so much if it didn't actually exist in playable form.
jooey
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(03-31-2017, 06:44 PM)
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This isn't the first time Arika has put fighting game footage out.

I think these are projects they wanted to make, but were unable to sell to any publisher.

Someone please give Arika a job
Nishastra
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(03-31-2017, 06:45 PM)
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I will continue to live my Skullo Dream.
VectorVictor
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(03-31-2017, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by NotLiquid

Real talk why does this look more fun than Street Fighter V

Because it looks fun and doesn't take itself too seriously, unlike SFV?
orioto
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(03-31-2017, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

I don't believe for one second that all these assets were made for a joke.

There's gonna be game from this.

NotStreetFighter EX x Fighting Layer

Yes, or there was something cancelled and they used it for the joke ...
shadow_shogun
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(03-31-2017, 06:46 PM)
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This isn't funny, it's just plain evil.
Lulubop
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(03-31-2017, 06:46 PM)

Originally Posted by VectorVictor

Because it looks fun and doesn't take itself too seriously, unlike SFV?

wat
Ashhong
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(03-31-2017, 06:46 PM)
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That engine looks great. What is it based on? Completely custom?
Opa-Pa
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(03-31-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Japanese companies' April's fools jokes are the worst because 99% of the time they're stuff fans want to happen and never become reality lol.

I'd legit buy SFV again if they added Skullomania as DLC. Hell, I'd just buy an Arika developed SF game too.
2n2
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(03-31-2017, 06:46 PM)
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April Fools is the worst.

This makes me sad SFV chose to go with the whole posterization filter look instead of just clean, crisp models and backgrounds.
Lyte Edge
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(03-31-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

I don't believe for one second that all these assets were made for a joke.

There's gonna be game from this.

NotStreetFighter EX x Fighting Layer

Who knows? They out out test footage of an engine running on the 3DS a few years back (linked earlier in this thread) and nothing ever came of it.
Seijuro
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(03-31-2017, 06:49 PM)
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This looks very good and very real. Would buy day 0. Shame it's April fools though. Kairi, Hokuto & co are never coming back :(
farisr
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(03-31-2017, 06:49 PM)
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Street fighter ex plus alpha is legitimately my favorite street fighter game. This is such a cruel joke.

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