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.
Tokido posted another entry on his blog covering a number of different subjects pertaining to Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition and its current state in Japan. He goes over Japanese arcade hot spots, his thoughts on Yun, Yang, Akuma and Makoto, and how he thinks the tiers are shaping up so far.
Want a little taste of where Dudley got his class from? Well you are in a treat for today. Top players from the UK are in attendance today at the Bushido Impact Tournament. Players such as Alioune, Ryan Hart, Evans, Starnab, Louffy, Andreas, VRyu, Fuma, Yamazaki93, Gagapa, Kilivan and a international player -- Gamerbee
IPDUB's own European correspondent --WorstGiefEver-- will be in attendance. He will be capturing all the great moments off screen and snag a Couple interviews that will be uploaded to his YouTube Channel in the near future.
This is some world class talent that will amaze you for days!
Be sure to Check out Bushido Impact for the live stream!
From what I have gathered GAMERBEE wins! I will try to find the top 8 shortly =P
While in Paris for Bushido Impact International, we went to the local arcade. On the way there we found a row of game shops. In the basement of Maxxi Games on Voltaire Boulevard you can find a treasure trove of old games and consoles. Check out this video in made in there.
I also bought a GBA '109 in 1' cartridge, complete with 'Street Fighter 2010' - look out for exclusive videos later!
I'm in Paris at Bushido Impact for the 'Bushido Impact International' special end-of-year tournament. A live stream of the tournament can be found at bushidoimpact.com. The solo tournament should kick off at 12PM GMT+1 today (Sunday).
Saturday saw the 3v3 tournament, which was won by 'Bonjour Madame', the team of Cuongster (E.Honda), Alioune (Cammy) and Gamerbee (Adon). In the final they defeated Team 'Bushido Impact' - Louffy086 (Rose), Renegad (Boxer) and Evans (Fei Long).
CptMunta just released the season finale of 3 Green Bars, where he takes viewers through the arcades of Tokyo, Japan, and I gotta say it really brought back a lot of memories and makes the wait to return far more grueling. He also has a cool interview with Bull, talking about the long forgotten Capcom Fighting All Stars and some other topics about the Japanese fighting game scene.
Gootecks and Mike Ross are back with another episode of Cross Counter, this time with their Top 5 List of the biggest game changers in 2010 for the fighting game scene. What's awesome is the iPlayWinner x Team Spooky is on this list, but even better than that is Mike Ross's impression of Spooky streaming. Also, Gootecks' impression of comic book nerds around the world playing Marvel vs Capcom 3 for the first time has to be seen as words cannot describe it. Great episode all around, check it out below!