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Tuesday
Jun152010

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS

How will the game take advantage of the system's capabilities? 3D implementation in some way? I've just received word over Twitter that there was a mention of Super Street Fighter 4 during the CAPCOM slide for the Nintendo 3DS reveal. Wes Phillips, Capcom PR, also confirmed "Street Fighter" is coming to the DS.  Nintendo's Press Site also lists a Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition (name not final) as a third party title for the system. It's coming folks.

Considering Street Fighter 4 was developed for the iPhone, this isn't a huge shock that CAPCOM is making a 3DS port of the game, but the big question is: how will it control? Will it be a somewhat classic control interface or some interaction with the stylus? Will there be 3D elements in game -- perhaps 3D Ultras -- or just a lo-res version of what is already on 360/PS3?

We'll update this post if any new information pops up in the following days!

 Source: Twitter - @ReaLgoesWronG, @WesPhillips

Tuesday
Jun152010

DEAD OR ALIVE COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS

Looks like more fighting games are in store for the Nintendo 3DS! Dead or Alive 3DS has been announced for the system, check out the screenshots below!

   

  

Monday
Jun142010

GUILE THEME GOES WITH EVERYTHING PART II

This is more of a face palm moment for me than anything else, but nonetheless, entertaining. Kineda actually sent me this link, and for that, I'd like to say that he is by far more lame than Lamerboi. But seriously... Guile Theme goes with everything, and apparently at e3 as well. Someone please confirm that this is actually the song from the game itself. Kineda told me it was, but I frankly don't believe him yet. Enjoy the video!

Monday
Jun142010

Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costume DLC Available Today: Super Brawlers Pack

 

   

The Super Brawlers Pack, which contains alternate costumes for Zangief, E.Honda, Abel, Rufus, and El Fuerte), will be available for download today.  The pack costs $3.99 on Playstation Network and 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. 

The list of remaining upcoming costume packs is as follows:

• June 22: Super Shadaloo Pack (Vega, Sagat, Balrog, M. Bison, Seth)

• June 29: Super Classic Pack (Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, Fei Long)

• July 27: Super Complete Pack (All 35 costumes in one bundle)

If you want to see pics of all 35 alternate costumes so that you know what to expect, we have created a screenshot gallery for you.

CHECK OUT ALL 35 ALTERNATE COSTUMES HERE

Monday
Jun142010

Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament Mode Add-On and Patch Available Today

A pretty fun new Tournament Mode add-on will be available free of charge today allowing up to 8-player online tournaments!The Tournament mode add-on download for Super Street Fighter 4 will be available on Xbox Live and Playstation Network today.  On Xbox Live, the DLC will be available separately on the Marketplace and must be downloaded by the player.  On Playstation Network, both the new mode and the patch will be applied automatically within the game.  The Tournament Mode patch is already available for Playstation 3 and will be available for Xbox 360 sometime today. 

The Tournament Mode allows for single-elimination bracket tournaments online with up to 8 players.  Once the lobby gets the desired number of players and the tournament is launched, the first matchup begins and the other players watch the battle as they wait their turn.  Once the first match is complete, the next two battle while the others watch (those who lose and are eliminated can leave at any time after a loss). Here is a video walk-through of a tourney with the actual matches cut:

I personally played one tournament on Playstation 3 tonight to try it out, and early impressions are that it is a pretty neat add-on for fun.  It is somewhat like the Tournament Mode in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix only you can watch the battles of other players instead of staring at the bracket and watching the lifebars of other players.  The presentation in this new tournament mode is pretty slick as well.

The add-on not only includes the Tournament Mode, it also includes a gameplay patch as well to fix some issues with the game. According to a translation from the Super Street Fighter 4 Official Blog, the fixes in this patch are as follows:

  • Fei Long's infinite combo loop against Juri will be removed.
  • Unblockable Ultras will be fixed. This is where you throw a fireball and the Ultra flash made it so your opponent could not block.
  • Guy will no longer be able to be thrown while he's crouching and in hit stun animation. A bug made it possible to combo throw moves while he was in this state.
  • Ibuki's invincibility window on wake up -- under certain circumstances -- was too long, this will be fixed.
  • The 2nd hit of Ibuki's Spinning Kicks missing Chun-Li will be fixed.
  • Counter hit damage on M. Bison's (Dictator) Ultra 2 was too low.
  • Sagat's Angry Charge was not working properly in some instances (EX-Tiger Uppercut doesn't get damage upgrade in some cases).

Monday
Jun142010

IAMTEKKEN.COM PODCAST: AVOIDING THE PUDDLE 

Aris and MYK put together a new podcast for IAMTEKKEN.COM called Avoiding the Puddle and it is really worth a listen. The new podcast format they have going is great -- talking about fighting games in general then wrapping it up with an interview, this time with Fighting GM. Aris does a great job of keeping the entire show really entertaining -- if you're familiar with his commentary you'll know what to expect.

They're also taking questions and ideas from the community, so if you have an idea for a topic, hit them up at contact@iamtekken.com.

Sunday
Jun132010

BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT MU-12 FIRST GAMEPLAY

Though I'm not sure where this footage originates from, this is the first look at the new character Mu-12 for the console release of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.

Source: NeoGAF

Saturday
Jun122010

Sonic Hurricane: Street Fighter 4 Combo Video for Vega and Sakura

Sonic Hurricane has put together yet another sick tool assisted combo video for Street Fighter 4 featuring Vega and Sakura. Check it out.

Source: Sonic Hurricane

Friday
Jun112010

UPDATE: SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 STRATEGY GUIDE

Each week we will be updating our Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide, and to keep everyone in the loop as to what is new, keep checking the front page on Friday to see what we've changed.

Over the past week or two we've made a lot of updates and corrections to the text for many of the characters. Big thanks to our users and the NeoGAF community for the heads up on many of the corrections. 

So, what can you expect in the following weeks? First off we will be adding practical combo and set-up videos to various character pages so keep an eye out for those. We'll also continue to update character strategies as well -- yes we know, Seth, Dhalsim and Cammy need more attention! Our main focus right now is to make sure all the characters have an equal amount of basic strategy before moving on to the more advanced stuff, but we have a lot of great things planned so stay tuned.

To our readers: what do you want to see on this guide in future updates? Please let us know in the comments any ideas or suggestions so we can continue to make this the number one resource for Super Street Fighter 4 strategy and information. 

Here is this weeks list of updates - 

Character Pages:

  • M.Bison: Added a few combos, added lots of information about his normals.
  • Rose: Reworked the wording for one or two normals to be more precise. Added some links to videos for Ultra 2 uses and setups.
  • Ryu: Added lots of combos with some commentary on ideas about how and when to use the combos in a match.
  • E. Honda: Major revisions to special and normal moves and combos.
  • Chun-Li: Added some combos and updated special move text.
  • Rufus: Notes added to normal moves, updates to special moves and combos.

Other:

  • Unlocks Page: Added more unlock info and added graphics headers.
Friday
Jun112010

E3: NEW MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 TRAILER

A new trailer for Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released today, but it's fully CG with no gameplay so don't get too excited. That said, you'll see Dante and Deadpool going at it along with many of the other previously confirmed characters. 

Thanks to Negro Justice for the tip. 

Friday
Jun112010

IS THIS THE TRUE SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 ARCADE UNIT?

 

According to Andria Sang, the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog was updated with this picture, and mentions that true development has started on the arcade version of the game. They say "Juri and Hakan are moving on a Vewlix cabinet, though the instruction card is from the original game." 

Though I assume this has been the plan all along, this is good news for arcade operators who already bought Street Fighter 4, because this seems to be a pretty strong indicator that the upgrade from the original to Super can be done on all the same hardware.

Source: Andria Sang

Friday
Jun112010

Marvel vs Capcom 2 on sale for 50% off on Xbox Live Next Week

Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be on sale for 50% off next week on Xbox Live.  Starting Monday, June 14, the game will be discounted from 1,200 Microsoft Points to just 560 Microsoft Points.  This sale is for Xbox Live only. Last time Marvel vs Capcom 2 went on sale on Xbox Live it went on sale for Playstation Network at a later date, so perhaps this will be the case here as well.

If you don't already own the game and have reason to want to take the plunge, next week would be a great time to do so! If you are excited about next year's Marvel vs Capcom 3 and haven't played its predecessor, it might be an idea to pick this up and start getting used to the game's systems and playstyle.

Source: Capcom Unity

Friday
Jun112010

NEOGEO BATTLE COLISEUM AVAILABLE NOW ON XBLA

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum -- the 2v2 tag fighting game featuring many SNK characters -- is out now on XBLA for 800 MS points everywhere.

According to reports on Shoryuken.com, the netcode is much better than previous SNK games such as Mark of the Wolves and King of Fighters XII. SNK has had a long history of sub par netcode for their games, so it's good to hear they are finally getting it right, especially with King of Fighters XIII right around the corner. 

It's worth noting that "krazykone123" put together a NGBC thread on SRK with some basic gameplay information and netcode impressions if you're wondering about either.

Source: SRK

 

Thursday
Jun102010

E3: MORTAL KOMBAT 9

Okay, I haven't played Mortal Kombat since MKII but man this trailer for the new game really looks incredible. Not only are they going back to 2D gameplay, it looks like there may be some tag action involved as well! 

With Street Fighter 4 being a massive success, I think it was the right move to return to classic 2D gameplay. Throwing fatalities and recognizable characters into the mix, I can see this game being popular not only on a competitive level but also on the stream as well. If Mortal Kombat 9 has solid gameplay and legit netcode, this could end up being a huge hit.

Here's hoping to more footage next week straight from E3!

Source: SRK

Thursday
Jun102010

SHADOWLOO INTERVIEWS DAIGO

Shadowloo put together an interview with Daigo, asking him a number of different questions not only about the competitive scene but Street Fighter 4 in general. Here is a quick summary -- Daigo says:

 

  • America and Australia on the same level in Super Street Fighter 4 with the exception of Justin Wong.
  • Has received other sponsorship offers outside of MadCatz but nothing as big as what they offered.
  • He says with many Japanese players coming to EVO there is a high probably Japan will win, though he says Justin has a good chance for America.
  • Wants to see either Yun or Urien from 3s as DLC characters in Super SF4
  • Would rather see CvS3 rather than MvC3 

 

Source: Shadowloo

Wednesday
Jun092010

SUPER NCR - ANDYOCR VS JUSTIN WONG - WINNERS FINALS

Here it is! The match everyone has been talking about, the Winners Finals match between AndyOCR and Justin Wong at Super NCR! 

Wednesday
Jun092010

ZANGIEF NEXT FOR STREET FIGHTER 4 FOR iPHONE ROSTER

Somewhere in this world there is a scene for competitive iPhone Street Fighter. There is a place where top players battle it out for hours on end to see who is the supreme SF4 iPhone champion. This place is... not Northern California -- but we do play it from time to time and are happy to hear Zangief is next up on the roster for the portable fighting game.

No date is set for when 'Gief will be available for download but, like Cammy, this addition to the roster will come at no extra cost. 

 

Source: IGN, Andria Sang

Tuesday
Jun082010

MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIE TRAILER

Alright guys, believe me when I say that I usually dislike/hate movies based off video games. And I'm talking about Mortal Kombat on a site that primarily talks about Street fighter?! However, this was a pleasant surprise for me and I'm pretty excited to see if this is for real or not. The trailer is pretty violent, so watch at your own discretion. 

Tuesday
Jun082010

IPW COMMENT MONSTER WINNER

 

 

Hey, guess what? It's June 8th and that means we've got a new winner for our comment contest! Our latest contest was called the COMMENT MONSTER CONTEST and the staff has been looking over who has contributed the most to the site via comment. So give it up for the one, the only...

NAGGLEPUSS!

Congrats! You just won a $50 gift card to either Amazon.com or Gamestop.com! We'll get in touch with you via email shortly!

Will we have another comment contest? Hmmm..maybe.. Will we have another contest? Definitely, so stay tuned!

 

Tuesday
Jun082010

Super Challengers Pack 2 With Alternate Costumes for Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon, and T.Hawk Available Today

 

   

The Super Challengers Pack 2, which contains alternate costumes for Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon, and T.Hawk, will be available for download today.  The pack costs $3.99 on Playstation Network and 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.  The pack is already available on Xbox Live and should hit PSN soon.

The list of remaining upcoming costume packs is as follows:

• June 15: Super Brawlers Pack (Zangief, E. Honda, Abel, Rufus, El Fuerte)

• June 22: Super Shadaloo Pack (Vega, Sagat, Balrog, M. Bison, Seth)

• June 29: Super Classic Pack (Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, Fei Long)

• July 27: Super Complete Pack (All 35 costumes in one bundle)

If you want to see pics of all 35 alternate costumes so that you know what to expect, we have created a screenshot gallery for you.

CHECK OUT ALL 35 ALTERNATE COSTUMES HERE