To answer the question on many people’s mind, yes, we are currently closed, and have been since March 2017 after the conclusion of the Killer Instinct World Cup 2017. That is so that we can open a new, bigger and better location in 2018. We have no further information to announce at this moment, but when the time is right,… Read more →
Hey fans, we’ve grown and changed a lot in the two+ years since Ultra Arcade opened its doors. As gaming changes, so do we. With it, here’s a breakdown of the most important changes to the arcade: Prices are the same, but we now have new perks for Twitch subscribers. Go to twitch.tv/ultraarcade to subscribe. Killer Instinct… Read more →
2. UA|MyGod (Sabrewulf)
3. UL|Rebelo (TJ Combo, Shadow Jago)
4. F3|Sleep (Kan-Ra, Aria, Glacius)
5. UA|Bass (Spinal, Cinder)
5. BH|Grief (Sadira, Orchid)
7. cR|CupCake (Sabrewulf, Maya)
7. Waterhorses (Glacius)9. YOMI|JagoBlake (Jago)
9. NS|Nicky Vengenz (Fulgore)
9. PAG|PinkDiamond (Maya)
9. AKG|ShinPaulo (Thunder)
13. LCD (Orchid, Maya)
13. PaulB (Sabrewulf, Hisako, Riptor)
13. Thompxson (Jago)
13. UL|ZergKiller (Aganos, Spinal)17. Fiyah Liger (Riptor)
17. UA|Daymein (Sadira)
17. UA|Sickle (Glacius)
17. ThrashHeavy (TJ Combo)
17. UL|Flash (Sabrewulf)
17. BH|Swordsman09 (Cinder)
17. GutterMagic (Thunder)
17. Crotus33 (Cinder)25. RM|ShinTristan (Thunder)
25. UA|TSwagg (Sadira)
25. RM|GnarlyFeats (Orchid)
25. UA|CharlieBoy (Orchid)
25. NS|TexAce (Glacius)
25. BastFree (Orchid)
25. TSC|CD Jr. (Maya)
25. CMC888|KI4Life (Orchid, Hisako)
The Killer Instinct World Cup is around the corner! If you want to take a shot at the last chance qualifiers, you can now purchase a badge online and sign up!
The KI World Cup Store is open as well! Check out the official merchandise here!
The Killer Instinct World Cup has grown!
Previously, the KI World Cup was set to be a showdown between 16 qualifiers for $10,000, contributed by Ultra Arcade. Today, we are pleased to announce that the Shadow Jago Community Fund is drastically expanding the KI World Cup! The tournament will now feature 32 powerful Killer Instinct players, all fighting for their share of $30,000!
On top of that, qualifying for the finals bracket this January guarantees a payout, as the $30,000 prize pool is split all the way down the 32 participants! However, not all 32 players will come from KI World Cup points qualifiers.
The top 24 KI World Cup points earners will solidify their spot in the finals bracket.
4 additional spots are being held for international qualifiers! The first of which is Kombo Klash Japan!
The final 4 spots are reserved for last chance qualifiers on site at the KI World Cup itself! Thats right, even if players don’t have enough points to qualify, they can still show up, compete in a last chance qualifier, and make their way into the final bracket and the money! These last chance qualifiers will come in the form of four brutal single elimination brackets. Players are free to compete in all four of them to try to earn their spots in the finals!
Top 32 Pay out:
Evo 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, has come and gone, and Ultra Arcade had a great showing. Team UA was able to take medals in Killer Instinct, and had players advanced to the top 32 of Mortal Kombat.
Congrats to UA | Bass and UA | My God for reaching the top 8 of Killer Instinct!
Ultra Arcade will be have a booth at Classic Game Fest this weekend (7/25-7/26) in Austin Texas! Come say hello!
The following weekend (7/31-8/2) Ultra Arcade will be hanging out in the San Japan Game Room! Come enjoy awesome video games courtesy of Ultra Arcade!
And don’t worry, the arcade will still be open normal hours during these weekends.
Ultra Arcade Monthly’s are back and now with more Hype!
Now, everyone will be battling for ranking points for their respected game and cash!! As this is the day we start our UA Ranked Leagues!
That’s right! Every tournament we host after May 30th will have points up for grabs!
This will show everyone who is the best of the best and who is coming out! I mean what good is someone who doesn’t show up?
This is another way for us to pick our SPONSORED PLAYERS!! We want to reward players for their support and hard work! So now is your chance to be a part of Team UA!
So Get Hype & Fight On!
Full Details and Rules can be read HERE.
New Pricing Information/Ultra Memberships
Since it’s one of the most common questions we get, we’ve asked the Lin Kuei Grandmaster Sub Zero to help explain it for all our fans. Ultra Memberships are here, and you get quite the value! If you’re in the arcade often and love entering our events frequently, it’s a super awesome value!
This information and more will be located under the new tab Pricing Information.
Inspired by the Capcom Pro Tour, Ultra Arcade co-owner and Kombo Klash organizer Brandon Alexander has announced a Killer Instinct World Cup competitive circuit for 2016 — with a cool $10,000 prize pot for the grand finals.
To enter the Killer Instinct World Cup finals, however, players will have to first earn a qualifying spot. Winning at any of four Kombo Klash tournaments (which includes Kombo Klash Japan) or at EVO for Killer Instinct automatically qualifies a player into the KI World Cup. Outside of those five guaranteed spots, the remaining spots will be awarded to the top 11 players with the most number of ranking points throughout the circuit.
More details can be found here.
Our very own Brandon Alexander and the one, the only Michael “IFC Yipes” Mendoza talk about the importance of arcades and the fighting game community. The video was filmed and edited by the Lone Star Gamer. Be sure to subscribe to his channel for more awesome videos showcasing Texas and the FGC!
Pre-Order the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack and get early access to TJ Combo!! Coming September 23rd
Here at Ultra Arcade, it’s no secret we’re big fans of Killer Instinct, and we are fully committed to supporting the game and expanding its scene. So if you haven’t already downloaded Killer Instinct to your Xbox One (and why not? It’s the best new fighting game of 2013), you’re in luck. For the first time ever, Killer Instinct is coming in disc form September 23rd, 2014, just in time for Season 2.
Every copy of the KI: Combo Breaker Pack gives early access to TJ Combo, the first new fighter in Season 2. Season 2’s official start date is October 15th. That’s right: You can get over 3 weeks of a head start on Season 2! If you’ve already got Killer Instinct though, don’t stress, there’s still an option for you. Players who pick up the Ultra Edition between Sept. 23 and Oct. 14 get immediate access to TJ Combo and Killer Instinct 2 Classic, a port of the sequel to the original arcade game.
Pre-Order the Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack from these fine retailers:
Shoutouts to Iron Galaxy for bringing us Season 2 of Killer Instinct!