BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is coming to the Sony PSP this Spring! It will be officially titled "BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II", which was the name given to the updated arcade version. As you might expect, the PSP version has the same core features as the arcade version, including balance changes to the original characters as well as the new characters which are being added to the console version via downloadable content. New modes will also be added just for the PSP version. Here's a rundown of some of the title's modes and features! These come courtesy of Andriasang, via Dengeki.
The following games are included in the game . . .
THE KING OF FIGHTERS’94
FATAL FURY: THE KING OF FIGHTERS
ART OF FIGHTING
ALPHA MISSION II
BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL
More Information After the Break!
Tao4tw from Dustloop has written a amazing article about setting up successful tournaments and communities. He touches on a couple big subjects like-- playing online, Basic Tournament Lingo and how tournaments are a huge part of the community
From Super Turbo to Streets of Rage; from Darkstalkers to Blazblue; from King of Fighters to Naruto; from Guilty Gear to Street Fighter; every gamer needs to answer this question, ‘Why do I like the games I play and what should I do to make the best of it?’ If you can respond to this question, then you are ready to begin your journey; let’s build some FG hype!
Be sure to read the rest of the article HERE!
With the success on EVO Online with the XBOX 360, EVO Championship series is extending a invite for all the PS3 users.
The qualifiers to make top 16 will take place on January 22, 2010 at 12pm PST (Assuming they will be doing the same time zone as the EVO Online on the XBOX 360). Once the Top 16 is decided, all qualifiers will go at it on January 30th, 2010.
Also just like the XBOX 360 tournament the winner will receive a special in game title that only the winner of the PS3 EVO Online winner will have.
If you missed the last EVO Online or Had some bad luck, make sure you make this one count.
Sign up today at Galaxy4Gamers for the EVO Online PS3 Tournament!
Good Luck to all of you!
If you've had your fill of Yun videos, I don't blame you. While I've enjoyed seeing the progress of players using him, Yang has been living in the shadow of his brother for the past few days. Most Yang videos I've come across have been fairly lackluster to say the least, but a few solid ones surfaced on Yaukong's YouTube Channel.
After watching these videos, I think Yang has a lot of untapped potential. His Standing Jab seems to give him ridiculous advantage on hit or block, not to mention a few other tricks up his sleeve such as Roll Kick (forget the proper name, sorry) FADC into Roll Kick. Anyway, I embedded a few of the videos below, so check 'em out when you get a chance.
Another 26 minute video was posted today of more Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition action, straight from Japan. You can check out the video on the original site by clicking here, but considering it can take up to two hours to load the entire video, we went ahead and posted it to our YouTube Channel, or you can simply check it out after the break.
With Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition released world wide, we've already seen many changes and adjustments to the cast, not to mention the addition of Yun and Yang. These additions of course change the dynamics of the match-ups -- even more than we currently realize -- resulting in almost an entirely new game on a competitive level.
That said, it's a pretty safe bet that SSF4: AE will hit consoles down the line considering the popularity of the game, but in what form, no one knows. Even more balance tweaks, nerfs and buffs? Perhaps a handful of new playable characters? It's anyone's guess really.
Assuming the game will see a release on consoles, would you rather it stay the same as the arcade version or would you want to see more changes and additions make it into the update?
Tokido updated his blog once again, this time detailing the match up between Akuma and Sagat. He mentions his time playing versus Bonchan, who seems to believe Sagat in SSF4: AE is still top tier -- then again, this is Bonchan we're talking about, possibly the best Sagat in the world.
He also responds to the comments in his blog, first and foremost apologizing for calling Makoto a "he" in his last blog update, mentioning that he rarely uses "she or her" in English when talking about fighting games because "there are few girl in fighting game scene." ChocoBlanka on notice?
There is a few other goodies in the blog, as he says Makoto could very well be top tier in SSF4: AE, and that Cammy is still good despite the Cannon Strike nerf. He also thinks the balance in SSF4: AE is better than both SSF4 and Vanilla SF4.
I highlighted some of these key quotes below, but be sure to read the entire entry by clicking here.
VersusCity posted another update to the SSF4: AE Power Players list, with Kindevu taking the top spot, knocking Daigo off his throne. Guess who Kinedvu is using? Yup, you guessed it: Yun! Looks like Daigo and Tokdio arent the only players who find Yun to be a strong character.
Kindevu currently has 28K BP with an 85% win rate, while Daigo is right behind him with 27K BP and an 86% win rate. Check out the full listings by clicking here.
New Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costume Pack for Zangief, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel and El Fuerte Hit XBL & PSN Tomorrow
New promotional images surfaced on Capcom's Official Super Street Fighter 4 website, reminding us that the new costume pack for Zangief, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel and El Fuerte lands tomorrow on both XBL and PSN! The costumes will run you about 4 bones on PSN or 320 MS Points on XBL.
You can check out images of all the new costumes and previous released alternates in the image gallery below.
Full release schedule of remaining costumes:
EXC over at Shadowloo.com put together an amazing write up about Shadowloo Showdown, detailing the tournament itself and shenanigans that took place outside of the event. There are a ton of great photos of Mago, Tokido and Gamerbee, not to mention plenty others to give you a good idea of the scale of the tournament too. Check out the full article here.
A couple new challenges were issues this week. The Oicho Challenge and a spin on the One Button Challenge.
Also I have included a real life troll tournament match between AndyOCR and Mike Ross!
UltraDavid uploaded a cool video from Super Arcade, featuring Warahk and KillerKai testing out a few things with both Gule and Ryu. First off, if you haven't seen Ryu's new Air Hurricane Kick, definitely have a look at this video to see how much less he travels in the air now. A little later in the video you can see Ryu's new cancelable Standing Medium Punch comboing into a Hurricane Kick as well.
There has been a lot of mystery and confusion surrounding the changes to Rose's Ultra 2, Soul Satellite, considering the SSF4: AE Blog was pretty vague at best when detailing the adjustments. Though now that there are a lot of videos of SSF4: AE out there, players are getting a better idea about the new properties of this Ultra, and there is a lot of good discussion about it on the SRK Forums (Click here to view the thread).
In the video below you'll see two instances to get a better idea about how the Ultra works now.
CPS2 just uploaded an amazing combo video put together for the Sydney Summer Slam tournament that took place this weekend. The theme is combos from characters in SSF4 in games that they appeared in the past. Some of the stuff in this video is really wild -- a must see for sure!
A Couple notes of different skins you will be able to get is Cammy as Psylocke, Zangief as the Hulk, Seth as Venom, Ken as a joker and Blanka as Pikachu.
View the Video After the Break!
I've been scouring the web for solid Genei Jin combos, and though I haven't watched every last video out there, I did run across this video just now showcasing a near 50% Genei Jin corner combo with Yun. There have been numerous reports of similar combos, but this is the first one I've seen in the wild, and makes me wonder what the max damage customs will look like down the road.
There is one other SSF4:AE video on AtomixXAvi's channel as well. Thanks to QBoRo on IRC for the heads up.
@SF4Vidfeed on Twitter posted up a few links (Part 1 | Part 2) recently to a set of direct feed matches for Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, captured from what I assume to be a Japanese arcade. Judging from the text on the page, this was a 2v2 tournament. Either way, in total it's about 40 minutes worth of gameplay, with some pretty decent footage of Yun to boot.
If you're having problems loading the videos on the original page, you can check out the YouTube versions below.