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Thursday
Jan072010

NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 VIDEOS: CODY, RYU, KEN & ADON ULTRAS!

HeartOfBattle uploaded a new Super Street Fighter 4 video showcasing Ryu's Metsu Shoryuken Ultra which we saw yesterday, but also a brand new Ultra from Cody! Cody's new Ultra looks BRUTAL!

Thanks to one of our readers Gholizadeh for pointing out a new trailer featuring Adon and Ken showing off their new Ultras!

Thursday
Jan072010

Dogface Show Justin Wong Episode 4

In this episode they talk about Justin Wong's rivals, why Kuroda woudn't shake his hand after beating Justin in Japan, and more!

Source: The Dogface Show

Thursday
Jan072010

More Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costume Info from Famitsu

Oichi from Versus City has a copy of the new Famitsu, the one that was scanned a few days ago which broke the news about alternate costumes and confirmation of multiple ultras per character.

Oichi has put together some more info he has found in the article about alternate costumes for other characters. No pics are available , but here's the description he provided:

  • El Fuerte's new alt is a festive latin costume, similar to this: http://www.lizgallego.com/Aztec_group.JPG
  • Fei Long's new alt is the BLACK MASK aka Bruce Lee's character. Except this one is sleeveless.
  • Ken's new alt is a cowboy costume
  • Honda's new alt looks like a traditional Japanese thief like this: http://east.sakura.ne.jp/aniba/image/dorobo.gif
  • Cody has the white wifebeater and jeans
  • Dhalsim has traditional indian garb with a turban
  • Rose has a very stylish dress with a long slit up it!

Thanks for the info, Oichi!

Thursday
Jan072010

BlazBlue Festa Next Month in Japan

Japanese game site Ariesu recently posted a pic of a New Years Greeting Card from Arc System Works, which details on the back the second Bluefesta, happening on Feb. 20th at Shinagawa Stellar Ball in Tokyo, Japan.

According to Oichi at Versus City, this event is basically a convention for BlazBlue and Arc System Works fans.  Fans can buy merchandise, listen to developer roundtable chats, play the latest Arc Sys games, and so forth.

While we will not be in attendence, hopefully some new information from Arc System Works will come to light. It's been a while now since we've heard anything about their plans, especially for home releases for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, which recently hit arcades.

Source: Versus City

Wednesday
Jan062010

Preview of Capcom CES Booth, Mini-TE Swag, Teaser for New Mad Catz Super Street Fighter 4 TE Stick?

CES begins later today, and we're hoping that a lot of good fighting game news, opinions, and impressions come out of it.  Last night Capcom began the festivities via Twitter by posting some pics.  One is of some of the Super Street Fighter 4 setups at their booth.

The next pic is what looks to be a teaser look at what is surely the new Mad Catz Super Street Fighter 4 TE Stick.  The stations shown in the above picture obviously have these sticks. Here's the teaser, showing just a corner of the stick.  As you can see, the casing is a little different from the previous TEs, so we shall see what other differences are in store, if any.

Finally, Capcom's Twitter had pics of what looks to be some swag to give away.  They are pretty awesome keychains of a Mad Catz TE stick!  Not only that, but it has a hide-away hex key tool so that you can mod your stick wherever you go! 

 

Source: Capcom Twitter

Wednesday
Jan062010

NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 TRAILER: ALTERNATE COSTUMES & NEW ULTRAS

Gametrailers posted a brand new trailer for Super Street Fighter 4, showcasing alternate costumes and new Ultras for many of the characters!

My take? Some alternates look great (Balrog), others... not so much! I will say that pretty much all of the Ultras look amazing though! What do our readers think? Anyone feeling MECHA ZANGIEF!? 

Wednesday
Jan062010

IPW Forum Hot Topic: What Do You Think of the New Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costumes?

 

So now we've seen a trailer with many of the alternate costumes to be included in Super Street Fighter 4. What do you think of them?

Sound off in our IPW Forum Hot Topic here.

Later in the week I'll post some of the replies. Let your opinion be known!

Wednesday
Jan062010

Angry Videogame Nerd: Street Fighter 2010 (for NES)

This one is really funny to me because I actually owned it as a kid, and I bought it because it said Street Fighter on it. No joke!  This episode also gets into a bit of history, showing you some of the other Street Fighters you may want to forget again after watching it! :)

Tuesday
Jan052010

(Now complete) Translation of Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Entry: The Stages

Updated on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:03AM by Registered CommenterFuriousRGD

Azrael from SRK once again took the time to do some translating work on the latest Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog post. Unfortunately he didn't have time to translate it all. It's about half done, but either someone else will translate the rest or he will finish translating it later, so we will add the rest of the translation as soon as we get it. Thanks again to Azrael for the hard work!

BLOG ENTRY:

Happy New Year! This is Tsukamoto.
We're also gonna give it our all this year, so I hope you all stick with us.

As its a new year, I'm going to eat some mochi and tackle this new year with a lot of energy! First off this year, I'd like to talk about the stages with the design director Mr. Kamei, as well as the stage lead planner Kawasaki. We'll talk about the design of the environments as well as how the stages were decided on, and various other things.

-- First, tell us how the stages were decided for SFIV.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jan052010

FAMITSU SCAN REVEALS NEW COSTUMES AND ULTRAS FOR SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4

The newest scans from Famitsu have surfaced, and although no new characters are visible, you can get a closer look at some alternate costumes and new ultras for the characters!

Most visible is Cammy's new Ultra and C. Vipers - with C. Viper it's hard to tell exactly what is going on but it appears to be some sort of grab. You can also see it appears Ryu's Metsu Hadouklen is looking a little more beefy as well. I assume all the characters original Ultras will get a visual update, but it's hard to say for sure.

Oh, and of course, looks like Ryu finally gets his SHIN METSU-SHORYUKEN back! YES!

I'll update this post once we get a full translation of these pages!


Thanks to Tresjin on SRK for the cleaned up image!

 

    

Tuesday
Jan052010

NEW TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM CHARACTER REVEALED!

Seth Killian stopped by Gamespot to demo Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars and introduces a new character along the way! The new character is on the Tatsunoko side and it's Yatterman No. 2! I'll be quite honest that I don't know much about Tatsunoko characters, but Seth mentions it none other than Yatterman No .1's crime fighting partner.

They also bring Justin Wong into the mix here, showing off some more high level combos from the new character as well. The clip starts around 9 minutes in.

 

Tuesday
Jan052010

Bizarre Fighting Game Finds #3 


 

This week (or month? Has it been a month? Really?) on "Bizarre Fighting Game Finds", we touch into the bizarre community aspects of fighting games along with the usual stuff that that makes you scratch your head. You can always email me your bizarre moments and I MIGHT think about posting them. :) 

 

Why are you sleeping on a table, Daigo?

Taken during EVO2K3 at Cal Poly, a few players notice Daigo sleeping on a table. Is Daigo hungover? Did he not sleep well the night before? Are you sad Daigo? Why a table? Some things we will never know. 

 

Korean Tekken players don't care about 2010

Taken during NYE of 2009, players at the "Green Arcade" don't exactly care too much about 2010. You can watch the clock turn and not much else because it really doesn't seem like anyone gives a damn about the new years. They get real serious about Tekken over in Korea!

 

Why are you hanging out with children, King?

  

Taken from King's ending movie in Tekken 2, it seems like the masked grappler has brought presents for all of the neighborhood children. I don't know about you, but if I was a parent I wouldn't let my children near this guy. Also, whats with copy and pasted real life children? Kinda strange to watch. 

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jan052010

Famitsu Video of Frank's New Stage in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Here's a video showing off one of the new stages in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.  It is the Willamette Mall from Dead Rising, which is Frank's stage of course! It looks pretty nice and it transitions between night and day as the match continues.

Source: Famitsu

Tuesday
Jan052010

Capcom's Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Community Event Stream Archive

Here's the archive of Capcom's Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Community Event which took place at their San Mateo HQ.  Justin Wong was also in attendance to play some games.  If you're wondering what went down or want to see more of this awesome game in action, hit these archives.

Source: Capcom UStream

Tuesday
Jan052010

Pre-Order Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars at Amazon and get $10 off Another Game

Here's a great deal for you! If you pre-order Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars at Amazon, you will also get $10 another game!

  Also, the list price of the game on Amazon is $46.99, which is a few dollars cheaper than retail. Sure that doesn't include shipping, but if you're patient like me you can just use Super Saver Shipping, which costs nothing. It just takes a few days to get here.

Hit this link for Amazon's listing for the game!

Source: Capcom Unity

Tuesday
Jan052010

RPS Fighter 4 GET HYPE, BABY!

So we all know Ricky Ortiz bodies fools in anything Street Fighter up in Northern California.  After NCR2009 he clearly showed he was the most dominating player in California winning CvS2, 3s, and SF4.  But did you know he scrapes fools in Rock, Paper, Scissors??

Obviously Ricky's mind games and setups go beyond just fighting games - they have every day applications as well. Lets think about it this way - Super Street Fighter IV will be nothing but one big RPS Fight.  Every time Dictator throws out scissors Cody is just gunna throw out rock.  However, if we really theorize the fight I believe Dictator still wins the matchup on paper.  

 Please check out RPSFighter's channel for more RPS matches with SF4 celebrities such as Filipino Champ, Keno, Gootecks, and Daigo!

 

Monday
Jan042010

DJ-B13 NEW COMBO VIDEO TRAILER

DJ-B13 is at it again with an upcoming combo video featuring various characters from Street Fighter 4! The full release is slated for January 22nd so keep an eye out for it.

Source: UC1 via NeoGAF

Monday
Jan042010

CVG Previews Super Street Fighter 4: Juri too powerful, game feature complete, Confirmation of Selectable Ultras? More!

Too Powerful?

CVG posted a very interesting preview of Super Street Fighter 4. 

The article says the game is "feature complete", which means all of the game's features are in the game, leaving tweaking of characters and making changes to improve performance of various game aspects.

They also go on to state the final few hidden characters, Dudley, Makoto, Ibuki, and Arabic grappler Hakan (which to our current knowledge is only speculation and based on that rumor list that hit a while ago), are "are waiting to be played in the rating-ready build".  It's worded as though they know they will be in there, they just are not yet.

Also, they talk about selectable Ultras, which we here at IPW provided pretty solid evidence of the game having months ago (see below for our pics).

CVG: "Look to the Ultra meter and you'll see a 'I' or a 'II' - each representing a different Ultra. Like SFIII you'll pick between two combos before you enter the fight - Guile's Flash Explosion or Sonic Hurricane, for instance - and enter the fight with different tactics based around your choice."

They also state that Juri in her current form is overpowered and that Capcom knows it, and will be toning her down as part of the game's tweaking process. 

It was a far more interesting read than I thought would come from CVG.  The wording, as though they know what will be in the final game, is interesting. What do you think? Check it out and if you have an opinion, shout out in the comments.

Source: CVG

For those who don't remember, where are the two pics we put together showing the two different Ultra meters, one with Roman numeral I and the other with II, indicating selectable Ultras. One pic was a screenshot and the other is a screencapture of Juri in one of Capcom's preview videos. As you can see, Juri has 2 different Ultra meters. Click thumbs below for larger pic.

 

Monday
Jan042010

Jav1ts and other's TOP SECRET BALROG TRICKS 

Jav1ts and other contributors over at Shoryuken have put together an extremely impressive set of detailed tips for playing Balrog in Street Fighter 4.  The video above is meant to be a visual aid to the detailed explanations of the various tips, which are found in the Shoryuken thread here.  If you are a Rog player, it is definately worth your time to check this out.  Great job putting this together!

Source: Thanks to ShowTime for sending us the tip on this!

Monday
Jan042010

Happy 10th Anniversary, SRK!

Happy 10th Anniversary to Shoryuken (SRK).  That site has done so much for the fighting game community that it truly cannot be measured.  Here's looking forward to the next 10 years!

To commemorate the big event SRK went through a make-over.  I truly like that they have taken steps to address one of SRK's biggest problems this year: ridiculing a new guy who joined after Street Fighter 4.  I truly never thought that I'd see people calling someone an "09er" as a put-down because of their join date.

They've addressed all of that and have even added a new forum just for new people. There new players can ask any question no matter how basic.  They've also taken off the join dates so people can't tell how long someone has been a member and make fun of them just because they are new.  Great work, SRK!

Head to this thread if you want to read more about Shoryuken's past and plans. It's good stuff.