The last batch of alternate costumes are set to go and should be hitting XBL and PSN shortly here. The costumes are for Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen and Fei Long. The costumes run for 320 MS points or about 4 bucks on PSN. The full costume pack that will allow you to download all the alternate outfits all at once hits April 26th for 1,440 Microsoft points, or $18.00. Check out the image gallery below for pics of all the costumes.
USD over at NeoGAF did a bang up job translating the latest SSF4: AE dev blog which details some of the changes for a good chunk of the cast. Some of this stuff you might already know, but again it gives us a closer look at some of the subtle and not so subtle changes for each character.
A couple of weeks ago, Mike "I Believe" Ross came down to Houston to play some Arcade Edition at Planet Zero Arcade, I was able to get an impromptu interview with him. These questions were asked my myself and other PZ players such as Kensou, Four Wude, Kid Viper and Planet Zero owner John.
I was also able to get interviews with Kevin aka Kensou, one of the top C.Viper players out there and Adeel aka Four Wude, Texas's top Akuma player and top three in the nation in my book
Jim sent over a video that is pretty bizarre, even by our standards. Pulled from some old VHS tapes, this is a British gaming TV show that assembled some of the top Tekken players from around the world at the time, tossed them on a tropical island, and had them fight it out in an international Tekken 3 tournament. You'll see old footage of top players such as Ryan Hart in this one, and no, he wasn't the "Prodigal Son" back then, he was "The Terminator".
Many of you probably have seen the infamous photo of JS Master and BLG Filipino Champ, but now CrossCounterTV is giving everyone an up close an personal look at their "special moment." I was actually sitting on the other side of the stage during all this and, needless to say, laughed my ass off during the entire thing. Check out the full video after the break.
Desk is back with another combo video that will most likely blow your mind. As most of you probably know by now, Akuma's S. RH loop was mostly removed from SSF4 but Desk found some tricky ways to get around it. Check out the video below and be sure to check out the video description if you're wondering how he put all of this together.
If you live in Europe and love you some Arcana Heart, I have good news for you: UK-based publisher Zen United has confirmed that Arcana Heart 3 is headed to Europe on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The news comes from Neo Empire's interview with Zen United Marketing Manager Geraint Evans, where he talks his love for BlazBlue and, of course, about bringing Arcana Heart 3 to Europe.
We were able to confirm the news with Zen United but were told there's currently no ETA on just when it's expected to ship. For more info on the announcement, head on over to Neo Empire's interview.
Eurogamer posted an interview with Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma earlier this morning. In it, Niitsuma talks up the game's netcode, going as far to say that it runs at "the speed of light". Most of the interview is just another case of a developer talking up their own game, but he does have a couple of interesting, if not comforting things to say about the netcode such as this bit:
Dogface sat down with Neo and talked to him about a number of different topics surrounding what is most likely the most hype money match of our time: Clockw0rk vs Neo in Marvel vs Capcom 2. Hey, you can even see me in the background! Hah! Anyway, good stuff in here by Dogface so be sure to sit down and check it out when you have 20 or so minutes to spare.
Norcal Install 4 uploads are now over! For any Bay Area players who are planning to try out non-mainstream fighting games (Melty Blood, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue), we are having a new game in the rotation next month, Arcana Heart 3! Its an intense fast paced fighter not for the faint of heart! Stay tuned for more gameplay!
UPDATE: In light of some recent developments across the internet, mostly related to particular YouTube channels, we've decided to remove the screenshots and media of both Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu. We were under the impression that this was an intentional, timed release on Capcom's part but it seems that is not the case. For the past year or so we've had a strong stance to not post any intentional leaks due to situations like this.
That being said, considering this article has been linked to from many major websites and much of the information has already made it's way across the net, we will leave the impressions of the two characters below.
Hey guys, wanted to give you a quick heads up that I put together a massive preview for Marvel vs Capcom 3 for 1UP.com. More than that, we got some great gameplay footage to go along with it, with 10 or so matches that I hope you'll really enjoy. I embedded the best of the best of the matches below, and you can find the others on 1UP.com.
Oh yeah, don't forget to fullscreen these badboys! Check it out.
Warner Bros. just revealed the official box art and release date for Mortal Kombat 9 and it looks like we only have to wait a few more months to get our hands on the game. The official world wide launch date is set for April 19th, 2011.
So are you guys looking forward to this one or will you be too busy playing MvC3 to care? Hit us up in the comments and let us know!
Thanks to TRMK for the heads up!
News hit the web a couple of days ago that SNK Playmore's Masaaki Kuniko had left the company, and with the news came a report by Dream Cancel that the new president intended to shut down the video game division to focus on porting older titles. This obviously painted a grim picture for the prospect of King of Fighters XIII seeing a console release, but it looks like there might not be reason to worry.
Arturo posted up a video on facebook showing the new setup for SSF4: AE cabs at Chinatown Fair. If you haven't been there in a while due to the wait, you might want to check it out now that they have a few more in operation. Now if we can just get a few more here in NorCal! Thanks to 0JaeTheOne0 for the video.
Turbo T. Double, who most of you probably know from his Dead Cyclone aka I really Hate Zangief track and others, just released another dope SF centric track called Psycho Brigade. You're dealing with the Psycho Brigade, mess with the team, get your life took away. Check out the full video below, and find more videos from T. Double on ScrambleTV.
Hey guys, just wanted to pop in and give you a quick update on a few of the changes here at iPlayWinner.com. We're reorganizing a few things to hopefully help you find more of the content you're looking for.
First off, we added a Team Sp00ky banner at the top so you can quickly access all the great TS content that hits the internet week by week. By clicking "Updates" the front page will be filtered so you only view Team Sp00ky posts and updates. Next to that, you can access their YouTube, Twitter and Gamescast page.
You'll also noticed we added a Gamescast link along the top navigation, along with the iPlayWinner Twitter, Facebook and YouTube Links. By clicking either Gamescast link for either IPW or TS, it will take you to our current schedule for streamed events so check it out if you want to see whats going on.
NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive released a new Mortal Kombat gameplay trailer today featuring Mileena. She's got an absolutely nasty combo about half-way through the video, so it's definitely worth checking out even if you don't particularly care for Mortal Kombat. Find it after the break.