TRMK.org has come up with some gameplay video for Mortal Kombat! The videos were taken at the Gamestop Manager's Conference 2010. There are two videos. The first one is a one on one match while the second showcases the game's tag team element. Do not expect any high level play here, but it is nice seeing more of the game in action.
A bunch of new Arcana Heart 3 screenshots have been released today. If you are one of those people who is always being smart in forums about games having too many male characters, this game has enough to satisfy.
NetherRealm creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon was interviewed by IGN. The interview hits pretty much the same topics that have been covered before. It talks about the Mortal Kombat legacy, finding a balance which will please both casual and hardcore fans, and so forth. The game will be playable to the public for the first time at PAX so hopefully a lot of new info and impressions come out of that event. Here's an interesting bit though:
IGN: No, no. I don't want to hear the announced [characters]. I want to hear the one's you're revealing right here.
Ed Boon: Well, I wish I had the OK to give you that information. I can tell you this though, and I've said this a number of times, this is in some ways a retelling of the Mortal Kombat I-II-III storyline. I think for the most part, if you have a favorite character from Mortal Kombat I, II and III, there's a very good chance that they're going to be in the game.
I think that the new Mortal Kombat being a retelling of the story of not just one but all three of the first games is quite interesting. The part about which characters to expect in the game is equally exciting for Mortal Kombat fans. Hit the link above or the source link for the full interview.
Azrael over at SRK posted up a few photos of the new Arcadia Magazine which includes some of the first hints of the additional characters coming to the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4. This isn't the first time this image has surfaced, but it was originally assumed to be fake -- these photos seem to prove otherwise. You can clearly see a skateboard and a pair or rollerblades, which are staples accessories for both Yun & Yang.
The official Capcom blog mentioned that they would release hints on the upcoming characters this week. We'll have to wait and see if the Saikyo Blog will offer more details or simply the same silhouettes contained in Arcadia Magazine. Stay tuned!
With so much hype lately around the new Mortal Kombat going back to it's roots, lets not forget the series numerous stumbles along the way. With so many ridiculous -- and sometimes straight up lazy -- Fatatlities, Babalities, Animalities it's a tall order to list just the Top 10 but ScrewAttack did a really good job here. My favorite? Number 8!
Thanks to IMNEXTONLINE for the heads up on this one.
IGN uploaded a new cinematic trailer for Mortal Kombat entitled "Shadows". Again, this is a cinematic trailer so don't expect any new gameplay footage but hopefully we'll see some more in-game action in the near future.
I swear Ryota Niitsuma is interviewed more than any other video game producer out there, and this particular interview doesn't stray too far from previous ones. Not too much new info here but if you're a little behind on MVC3 news it's worth checking out.
Most of you probably saw the alleged C. Viper silhouette from a few days ago, and it looks like we have another clue as to who is up net for the Marvel vs Capcom 3 roster -- Frank West. This image is taken from the official Marvel vs Capcom 3 website, and each outline is now labeled to give everyone a better idea what we're looking at here. To the right it appears to be a man holding a camera, and taking the TVC roster and the addition of Viewitful Joe into consideration, Frank West making an appearance is a fairly safe bet. That said, we wont know for sure until Capcom makes an official announcement so stay tuned!
SDTekken has scored an interview with FightingGM, one of the best Tekken 6 players in the country. In this interview he answers questions submitted by the community! Here's a sample and hit the link above or the source link for the rest:
What’s is ur main reason using lee as ur main? can you elaborate on explaining on some of the good move he has, despite the online lag do you play online? If so how much
I use lee cause i love his style and his elegance and smoothness. I like them pretty boy smooth characters that are quick and stylish and have some class. At the time in 5.0 he was considered very weak and a underused character and i watched a cool combo video from a long island player called sayde which got me really interested in using lee. I basically wanted to make a character who wasn;t known and considered trash known and respected. Also i do not play online at all. Im on wireless network so it be impossible for me to play online.
Gametrailers interviewed NetherRealm's creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon about Mortal Kombat.Ed talks about taking the series back to its roots for this latest entry.
More interestingly is that he admits that this Mortal Kombat will be the first one to consciously cater to the hardcore tournament player. If it works out, it is certainly welcome to those who want more than to just trade uppercuts and would like to see the game stay on tournament scenes around the country longer than previous efforts.
FLAREgamer has a rather interesting interview with Josh Ansah, the creator of the Street Fighter: Legacy short film. If you haven't seen this short film yet, the video is embedded if you click through to the rest of the article. It is far and away a better reflection on the series than modern big box office Street Fighter moves have been. Here's a sample from the interview:
It's easy to imagine an ideal live action adaptation of a game, but it's nearly impossible to make it actually happen. What made you take up the challenge?
Joey: Well, I think out of frustration of all the very disappointing game movies coming out, I felt justice had to be done. Films like 300, Watchmen, and Christopher Nolan's Batman films really show that you can bring loved comic characters to life in live action and make it work. Zack Snyder, in particular, with 300 created a surreal looking live action world in which the larger than life comic characters would work and be believable.
I love martial arts and have dedicated my life to it, thus I have big plans for showcasing my vision and abilities in cinema. My work in the Bourne Ultimatum was a small showcase. I wanted my next martial arts related project to be something I loved, controlled and had a vision for. I love and know the SF universe inside and out. I know SF can be done right in live action and has the potential to be the most epic martial arts movie/series project ever done. If people could see the vision in my head for what I have provisionally planned they'd be hysterical. My job is to continue to bring those visions out of my head and into tangible reality. A great team of talented individuals formed to help support and execute my vision for the promo, and many of them would carry forward to any future Legacy projects.
SNK Playmore has announced that KOF Sky Stage will be making its way to North America on Xbox Live.
KOF Sky Stage is a vertical scrolling shooter that features characters from the King of Fighters series. Playable characters include Kyo, Iori, Terry, Athena, Mai, and Kula. Each of these characters has their own techniques and capabilities. The game also features both cooperative and competitive online play.
There isn't a hard release date on this. Like the forthcoming King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, it is given a general Fall release timeframe.
We're going hard this week with two solid streams lined up -- Starbase Arcade and the return of KEYSTONE II! Both events should be pretty wild, with Combofiend confirmed to attend the KEYSTONE II event on Sunday! Check out all the details below.
As always, you can check out our broadcasts via our USTREAM Channel or just load up the front page and check out the embed to the left to see if we are live!
LIVE FROM STARBASE ARCADE - SSF4 2v2 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
We'll be streaming a Super Street Fighter 4 from 9PM PST till about 2AM PST from Starbase Arcade in San Rafael, California. We'll give you guys some casual fights early on then fire up a tournament a little later in the night! Haunts & MAGUS1234 will be on the mic to provide commentary for the top NorCal players who are always in attendance. Be sure to tune in for all the action and drama.
Entry: $5 Venue Fee
Start Time: 9PM PST
Event Details: SRK Thread
KEYSTONE II - SSF4/T6/CVS2 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
Are you ready for some X-Rated fighting game action? KEYSTONE II returns this Sunday at San Jose Bar & Grill and is open to the general public this time! If you live in NorCal and don't make it to this you're a buster!
This event will feature a random 2v2 Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament, a Round Robin "Gods of CVS2" Tournament featuring Eric Lee, Ricky Ortiz, Buktooth, Combofiend and John Choi! The Tekken 6 squad will also be in attendance with something special planed as well so be sure to tune in!
Start Time: 2PM PST
Event Details: SRK Thread
LAST WEEK ON IPW TV...
Miss out on last weeks streams? Here are a few highlights from the ON NOTICE tournament and NorCal Install.
Why are you playing Super in bed Kayo-Police? Why is this show taking place in bed? Why does her shirt read "In&Out"? All questions you'll ask while watching this video.
Kayo-Police, the Japanese Viper plays a few games on Nico-Live, a show hosted by the website "Nico Nico Douga".
Enjoy! Or feel really uncomfortable.
(she's pretty good.)
James "WorstGiefEVER" Bardolf sat down with Super vs Battle champion Luffy and talks to him about his win at the event, why he plays Rose and even his take on RoseBall! Stay tuned as we will have more interviews with top players in the very near future! Thanks to the Rose community on SRK for submitting some of the questions. SVB Photos by WorstGiefEVER.
My nickname comes from the manga ‘One Piece’, I have had this nickname since I was 13 years old. 086 is simply my birth year.
When did you start playing fighting games?
I started started playing fighting games seriously with SFIV; before that, I was only playing RPGs.
You use a PS2 pad even though you play on XBOX. Why do you use the PS2 pad? Ever tried stick?
It’s a PSX pad! Not a PS2! I use PSX pad accidentally, I began SFIV on PS3 where I used Dual Shock 3. The offlines competitions being mainly made on Xbox 360, I needed to play with playstation pad, however, PS3 / Xbox adapter cost 100€, which is rather expensive, while PSX / PS2 / Xbox adapter is 30€. Since I don’t have a PS2 Pad, and only a PSX pad was available, I used this one!
Nope, never tried stick, I can do everything I want to with my character already, I wont bother learning to play on stick. If one day, I have to play with a character that requires a difficult execution, I would make the switch.
Gamespot: Capcom Likely to Show Arcade Version at Next Week's AMOU Show; Hints for New Characters Expected Soon
Gamespot has reported that Capcom could possibly have the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 on display at the AMOU (Amusement Machine Operator's Union) show next week.
This show takes place from September 9th through 11th in Japan and is an event for arcade operators and dealers. Capcom has not officially announced the game for the show, but it seems very likely considering that the arcade version is set for release later this year.
The site also passed on information that IPW posted last week, that assistant producer for arcade SSF4 Tamoaki Ayano is expected to provide more hints about the game's new characters by the end of this week according to the game's official blog.
What is new is that Gamespot states that Japanese weekly gaming magazine Famitsu is also expected to publish a semi-reveal in next week's issue.
So, between expected blog hints from Tamoaki Ayano, a possible article reveal in Famitsu, and Capcom making a likely appearance at the AMOU show next week, it's likely we'll be hearing more information about the new characters very soon.
Did you watch NorCal Install? Did you miss the hype matches? Don't worry! TheBBVlog has got you covered! Norcal Install is the biggest tournament in Norcal for BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and Melty Blood, and you can't miss out on it! The best of the best in California have gathered here to battle to the top! Make sure to check it out if you missed the hype stream from iPlayWinner!
"Think of it like Sagat versus Zangief... in vanilla."
We'll be streaming from Shadowbrooke in Concord, CA all day today -- Super Street Fighter 4 Singles Tournament! You can check out all the action on our USTREAM Channel or simply hit play on the player on the left! Tournament starts at 3PM PST.
Game Informer's website has a pretty big interview with series co-creator Ed Boon (creative director of NetherRealm) about Mortal Kombat. It has a lot of interesting questions, but it is broken up into like 6 small pages. Anyway, hit the link above or in the source for the full interview and here's a sample:
GI: How do you make everybody happy? You’ve got the instant-gratification people who want to print out the FAQ and do a fatality, and then you have the serious fighting-game players, too.
Boon: I think you need to make the average player able to do something cool and big on the screen. To throw a spear, it’s tap, tap, button. Ninety percent of the world can do that. Then a smaller percentage can do the quarter-circle fireball thing. And then a smaller percentage can interrupt the fireball and break out of it and do this. And then a smaller percentage can interrupt this, interrupt that. I think if you offer that for all of those levels, so this guy’s having fun because he’s throwing iceballs, and this guy’s having fun because he’s interrupting this move and cutting into this move and showing off in front of people, that’s where you get the big numbers in the millions of players.