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Capcom's Captivate 2010 Kicks Off in Hawaii

Capcom's private event Captivate 2010 has begun in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The photo to the left, courtesy of Capcom Unity, shows Keiji Inafune getting things started.

With Ryoto Niitsuma's Tatsunoko vs Capcom already complete and on store shelves and with Yoshinori Ono winding down development of Super Street Fighter 4, it seems like a great time for Capcom to potentially make a new fighting game announcement.

We will keep you posted if anything gets announced. Fingers crossed.

Source: Capcom Unity


Epic Random-Ness Incoming: Street Fighter Brain Meltdown

OK, this has to be one of the craziest videos I've seen in a while.  The YouTube discription says its based on a movie called "Future Cops", but this video compilation of scenes is just packed full of all kinds of awesome (and funny) Street Fighter and Mah-vel references.  It's random and full of sight gags. Epic random-ness incoming. You have been warned. 


Amazon Offering Release Date Delivery for Super Street Fighter 4 with Pre-Order


There was one thing that was personally giving me pause about buying Super Street Fighter 4 from Amazon.  After all, if you pre-order the game with them, you get $10 off a future game purchase from them PLUS the Super Classic Costume Pack (alternate costumes for Fei Long, Blanka, Guile, Dhalsim, and Gen) for free!  However, I didn't want to have to wait for it to be delivered while everybody else was living the hype on launch day.  Well, I got word that this is no longer the case!

Amazon has now given Release-Date Delivery to the game.  If you pre-order Super Street Fighter 4 from Amazon, it will be delivered to your house on the day that the game officially releases. 

You can get it here for $39.99 for the Xbox 360 or here for the Playstation 3 version for $36.99.

Thanks to @SpeedBrkr via Twitter for the tip!


RawGamePlay Interviews Capcom's Seth Killian at Pax East about Super Street Fighter 4

RawGamePlay had an interview with Capcom's Seth Killian at Pax East about Super Street Fighter 4.  If you've been keeping up with the game over the last few months, there's no real new information but it's fun watching Seth give the rundown on the game's different features and responding to questions about character changes. He responds directly about Akuma's standing roundhouse loop.

Thanks to Valkyrie for the tip on this video.

Source: RawGamePlay YouTube Channel


Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori at Fanime

The man himself, Daisuke Ishiwatari, is a guest of honor at Fanime 2010! Oh, and some Mori guy too.

If you wanna get him to sign your HRAP, your supa kawaii Bridget costume or even if you're just big enough of a dick to ask the man for a money match, you shouldn't miss out on this!

Small excerpt from

FanimeCon, Aksys Games, and Arc System Works are proud to announce video game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori as Guests of Honor at FanimeCon 2010.

Daisuke Ishiwatari is famous for creating the Guilty Gear video game series. While he denies having created the game single-handedly, his extensive work on the series includes an eclectic assortment of talents.

Toshimichi Mori also has many talents. He not only directed and produced the BlazBlue video game series but also designed the characters and wrote the scenarios.

More info on Daisuke at Wikipedia.

Source: DustLoop



Another Super Street Fighter 4 Development Blog was posted today and this time it details character changes on C. Viper, Rufus, El Fuerte, Abel, Seth, Akuma and Gouken.

UPDATE: Here is the full translation of the blog post thanks to Azrael from SRK.


Hello everyone! This is Tsukamoto.

We'd like to keep things rolling from last week in talking about the character adjustments. This week, together with the battle planners we'll be covering the SFIV newcomers C.Viper, Rufus, El Fuerte, Abel, Seth, and also Akuma and Gouken as well.

-- Let's get right into it - please tell us about the adjustments for C.Viper.


C.Viper is a character that has been heavily influenced by player feedback, so we wanted to adjust her while keeping her image from the last game as intact as possible.

We've made some adjustments to the moves that she could just spam. For example, her Burning Kick, where even if the opponent blocks Viper is at an advantage. While there are no changes if the move hits or misses, on block we've added a few extra frames of recovery.

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Please help out Chris Hu and his family. 

New York Street Fighter player/commentator Chris Hu and his family lost his home in a fire today, you can see him be interviewed in the video above around the two minute mark. Our hearts go out go out to him and his family. has set up a paypal fund where you can donate.

Chris is a great guy, I did an interview with him a few months ago and he was just a joy to talk to. Chris is really a guy who can keep you smiling. 

Even a few dollars can really make a difference in a situation like this. Heres hoping Chris and his family can bounce back from this tragic event. 


SBO 2010 NA 3s Quals / Return of WC of 3s

From the team that put together Sunroute Cup (with MOV) comes a double feature 3s weekend!!

First, the sought after North American 3s qualifier spot for Super Battle Opera 2010! This year the SBO bracket will only have 16 teams, making this years qualifier spot more important than ever.

Then, a throwback tournament to the most intense days of 3s, the Return of World Championships of 3s! For those who are not familiar...

The original World Championships of 3rd Strike happened at Family Fun Arcade in 2004, the weekend before EVO2K4. With EVO shifting from arcade 3rd Strike to Super Guns and Console, 3rd Strike players at FFA wanted to remain true to the game and run a tournament that was made for 3rd Strike Players. World Championships of 3rd Strike hosted players from Japan like Umehara, KO, Kokujin, Sugiyama, KSK, Chikyuu Sodom, RF, some of the best from Canada like C-Royd, and of course America's best past and present such as Pyrolee, Justin Wong, Vic Vance, Frankie3s, 5 Star, Paulee, Mike Watson, KoFiend as well as the beginning of the careers of many famous players today like Gootecks (this was his first tournament!).

As EVO2K10 no longer runs 3rd Strike, the group of players that brought Sunroute Cup has decided to bring back World Championships of 3rd Strike as the 3rd Strike tournament of the year for 3rd Strike players. World Championships of 3rd Strike aims to keep the competitive spirit of 3rd Strike alive and we would like to see as many dedicated 3rd Strike players attend as possible. Along with SBO Quals, I think this will be a great weekend for 3rd Strike players.


Source : SRK forums



Capcom-Unity member KAiWAi put together some Super Street Fighter 4 art featuring some remixed versions of the Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costumes. You can view all the art pieces in our Super Street Fighter 4 Gallery. 


Here is an excerpt from KAiWAi on the Capcom-Unity Forums:

I come here to share some of my creations with you. These are alternate costumes suggestions that I created by myself. Graphically, all those illustrations are not made from scratch. You can directly see that I always use existing Street fighter IV artworks from Capcom and strongly rework them. The first reason is that I’m a lazy boy, haha… but it’s mostly to keep the ink style of SF4 and SSF4 to introduce my ideas.

For each alternate costume, I display 4 colors and also some explanations regarding the origin and arguments of the idea. Some costumes are obvious, some are average but, I guess, some are good ideas!? I’m really looking for your feedback on some of them.

I first made this work for fun, but now that I have more than 20 illustrations, it’s time to share them with the community (and why not with Capcom if I’m very lucky). Hope you will enjoy them, I will often update this thread because I still have some ideas to finish. You can share your top 5 on it and also your own possible suggestions.

Source: Capcom-Unity



No one believed me when I  said Ken got just a little better this time around, but Maximilian, top SoCal Ken player, put together a new video showcasing a handful of new tricks Ken picked up in Super Street Fighter 4. Check it out.

YouTube Description:

Can now combo sweep off standing far jab.

And can combo Ultra 2 off standing far jab.

Source: NeoGAF


Super Street Fighter 4 "Tournament Mode" DLC to have tournament Brackets, says Capcom's Seth Killian. More info coming soon.

Seth Killian has made a post on the Capcom Unity forums stating that Super Street Fighter 4's "Tournament Mode" DLC will have actual tournament brackets. 

This is a step up from Street Fighter 4's "Championship Mode" where you advance like you would in a single elimination tournament, but you do not get to see the bracket you are advancing through (and thus the other potential opponents you may face), losing some of the tournament feel.

Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix has a tournament mode with actual brackets, which was a great part of that game.

It would be great if you could invite friends to a player-match online tourney or to just play with a bunch of random players.  It would also be great if they could allow you to jump into another match to spectate while you are waiting for yours to begin.

Seth also mentioned that more information on the "Tournament Mode" DLC will be coming very soon, in about two weeks.  Here's what he posted on Capcom Unity:

"Brackets [will] be a part of the Tournament Mode DLC that's coming to SSFIV after launch (it's free!). We should have a flood of new info about the Tournament Mode coming in ~2 weeks, so rather than tease with some vagueness, I'll just say "stay tuned" and give you the full story then. " -Seth Killian ... 

Source: Shoryuken


Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costume Screens

Some pics of many of the new Super Street Fighter 4 alternate costumes have surfaced.  Some of these are wild. I'm pretty sure opinions will be all over the place with these things, but they are alternates. 




Source: NeoGaf



Everyone knew this would happen sooner or later -- a couple remixes of the Super Street Fighter 4 TV spot track by Just Blaze. Red Rapper of Level-Up Series put together his own rendition with the lyrics solely focused on Street Fighter, and there is another remix by Ariez Onasis where you'll hear it's more of a free style rap with hints of Street Fighter scattered through out the track.  Both are really good so be sure to listen to each one.

RED RAPPER - Download Full track at Soundclick

ARIEZ ONASIS - Download full track at Usershare 



WorstGiefEver uploaded a ton of new Super Street Fighter 4 videos from London. Here are a handful of them, you can check out his YouTube Channel for all the rest.

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Northern California's premier fighting game tournament returns early this year on Memorial Day weekend! SUPER NCR will be the first major Super Street Fighter 4 tournament in NorCal, and one of the last major tournaments before EVO. Registration is now live, so go ahead and get signed up.

Last year iPlayWinner set the bar for streaming live fighting game tournaments and we will be back in action this year, bringing a high quality stream like you've never seen before. We have more equipment and a larger team, but we also have a lot of stuff planned for those of you attending the event live, so do whatever it takes to get here!

Here are some details on Super NCR, and you can check out the full thread on SRK for more info.

Who's ready to run this back?... You ready to run this back!?... Because WE'RE READY TO RUN THIS BACK!!

With SUPER SFIV's release & EVO 2K10 on the horizon this will be one west coast major you will NOT want to miss! Top 2 placers for our SSFIV, T6, SSF2T:HDR & MVC2 singles tournaments will receive seeds in the EVO 2K10 pools! 

Join us once again at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale California for another massive NorCal fighting game event this May! -CPS IV  




In an interview with Yoshinori Ono conducted by OXM UK, the game's producer is asked if CAPCOM will continue to produce more updates within the Street Fighter 4 series.  He mentions Super Street Fighter 4 is the last in the series, and if there should be any updates, it will be via DLC. He feels any fully packaged retail updates beyond the current game will only cater to the hardcore audience. Oh yeah, he also takes a shot at Daigo too -- this guy!

One of the top players, Daigo, has gone on record saying that the game is defensive because backdash is too strong and that Street Fighter IV needs guardbreak. What are your thoughts on that?

So I understand Daigo has a strategy of where he fires hadouken and attacks as soon as the opponent reacts to it. But obviously, we're not all Daigo and we can't all play like him. He's a particularly offensive player and active player but what I wanted to convey is Street Fighter IV is not just an instinctive game. It's also an intelligent game, where you have to really think what the opponent might do based on your reactions. So when you don't know what to do, just step back and think for a bit. Plan out your strategy and then make a move.

Source: OXM UK


Super Street Fighter 4 Rings In the Return of EGM

EGM and Street Fighter have had a great relationship over the years, until it all ended with the magazine's cancellation.  In fact, the very last issue of EGM, which never reached newsstands, had Street Fighter 4 on its cover.

As you probably know, EGM is returning to mailboxes and newsstands very soon in a monthly magazine form and online in a weekly interactive publication dubbed EGM[i].

Today, they unveiled the two collectible Ken and Ryu print covers for the comeback issue. It features a Street Fighter franchise retrospective with comments from influential people throughout the industry, as well as a look at Super Street Fighter IV. 

Also, if you want to check out the "lost" issue of EGM featuring Street Fighter IV, head over to this link and subscribe.

Source: Capcom Unity


King of Fighters XIII Intro Trailer

An intro trailer for the King of Fighters XIII has surfaced. It's pretty short, but this game certainly is looking good.


Shacknews Previews Super Street Fighter 4's Online Features

Shacknews put up a nice rundown of Super Street Fighter 4's online features.  If you have not been keeping up with the game until now or want a refresher, it fits that role.  However, you won't find much of anything you haven't seen before if you have been keeping up with the game.  Here's a sample of the preview.  In my opinion, it's one of the most interesting parts as they say that the netcode itself has not changed from Street Fighter 4. If you feel like discussing if that's good or bad, comment away!

Though the netcode hasn't changed, you should find more low-latency games as the matchmaking and custom game browser should better prioritize location for game selection. As such, you should see more "five green bars" games online in Super Street Fighter IV.

Source: Shacknews


King of Fighters Portable '94 - '98: Chapter of Orochi for PSP Media Extravaganza

King of Fighters fans have even more to be happy about.  The King of Fighters Portable '94 - '98: Chapter of Orochi (whew) is coming to the Sony PSP!  As the game's title suggests, it contains King of Fighters 94, 95, 96, 97, and 98.  It also features a gallery mode and multiplayer. Release date is June 24 in Japan.  We'll bring you more details as we get them.  Below is a trailer for the game as well as some screenshots!