Fighting gamers of yesterday have been introduced to the culture and community of fighting gamers through legendary pioneering games like Mortal Kombat (series) and Street Fighter (series). The reign of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat still holds dominance over the fighting game community and culture as it did a decade ago. However since then its dominance has been tested many times and each time its power has slightly diminished. Many fighting gamer legends have been born from the era of Street Fighter such as David Shirlin, Eddie Lee, Jason Cole, Alex Valle, John Choi and even the Empire Arcadia's Arturo Sanchez long before he became a member of Empire Arcadia. Since that time many of the new fighting games have emerged from the industry and while most of them have not been well accepted by the fighting game community; some of them have proved their mantel of power and stood a firm ground against the fighting game community's preference for Street Figther.
Such games have been lead by icon characters that dominate both inside and outside of the Greater Gamer Community and Culture. Dragon Ball Z's (Goku) and Super Smash Brother's (Mario) have been two of the few that have been able to create their own community of fighting gamers that look to compete against other gamers. They are not alone as games like Tekken, Dead or Alive, King of Fighters, Naruto and more have been able to do the same on levels both higher and lower than Dragon Ball Z and Super Smash Brothers. However the very same can not be said for games that have failed to establish a community much like Street Fighter such as Breaker Revenge, Samurai Showdown, Bloody Roar and more. Although these games have had their own unique feel and is deserving of a community to back it, the lack of gamers coming out to back the games will always be the reason why fighting games such as the ones mentioned can not rise above the underground.
Empire Arcadia wishes to change that or at the very least give some of these new fighting games a better chance to establish a community and draw new and younger fighters to preserve the future of the Fighting Game Community. During the first two weeks of May Empire Arcadia will host two of the new school fighting game tournaments at Net Play Café (Outpost 3).
The first tournament scheduled on May 6th 2006 will be Dragon Ball Z - Tenkaichi. There are a lot of gamers that have been playing the Dragon Ball Z series from the Super Famicon straight through to the PlayStation 2. There have not been many tournaments that show the numbers of the Dragon Ball Z community. Empire Arcadia looks to change that.
For tournament information please visit our -Community forum- or view virtual promotion.
The following week on May 13th 2006; Deadly Alliance will be hosting a home coming party for DA's performance at Major League Gaming New York. During that party, Mew2King's defense will be put to the test as the whole Empire State for Smash Brothers will be there to try and take the crown from him. There will be crew matches, an individual casual tournament for gamers who are new at the game, free food to celebrate the championship win for the Empire State and finally the singles and team standard tournament.
For tournament information please visit the -Smash Brothers Community forum- or view virtual promotion.
Through this effort Empire looks to open the gates of the Legion of Gamers that have yet to show themselves to the public. From this many new champions shall arise and many more amazing feats to experience. We hope to see you all at the events.