01st Aug2012

Hori Officially Reveals Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Stick

by Rip

Over at their Facebook page Hori has revealed images of their Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stick. Images of this stick first showed up at Amazon for Hori Japan, but in the past it was not uncommon for Hori Japan to have different stick art / branding. It looks like the art is now confirmed and that the body will be that of the Soul Calibur 5 stick. Check out the screens below.

26th Apr2012

MYK Needs Your Help – Donation Drive

by Rip

Every now and then there are members in the Fighting Game Community that go through tough times. Either it be from a disaster, or someone just in some dire need of help/support. Today we have one of Level Up Your Game’s very own, Michael “MYK” Kwon, calling out for the support of the community. MYK has been diagnosed with a dangerous skin disease that required him to be transported to the ER. With himself and his family going through many financial difficulties in the past few years they are stuck with an enourmous medical bill that he will not be able to pay off alone.

With the many years of hard work and dedication he has shown to the community we are starting this donation drive to help him in this difficult time with the goal of raising $3100.

MYK has also offered up his Hori Soul Calibur V stick, still new in the box, to be raffled off in this donation drive. The more you donate, the more chances you will get to win. Every $5 will get you 1 entry, with every $20 getting you a bonus entry. Every donation of $100 or more will also receive a free Level Up Your Game t-shirt.

UPDATE: The one and only MarkMan of MadCatzInc has just added 4 sticks with worldwide shipping to the raffle!
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If you don’t know who MYK is, maybe you’ll remember him from our Street Fighter x Tekken episodes of Level Up Your Game

12th Nov2011

Hori – NEW Soul Calibur 5 Stick and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue Stick!

by Rip

Wow, did not expect to see this coming. When MadCatz announced their Soul Calibur 5 stick I assumed it was an exclusive license, however Hori has pulled out a Soul Calibur 5 stick of their own. Not only that, but its based on a completely new design! I’m VERY interested in seeing what Hori decided to do with this new design. Separately, with Hori recently announcing the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 fight stick based off their V3SA design I thought that surely they would stick with that design going forward. But surprise, surprise, they pull out a stick for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue based on the old Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 design!