This is a very interesting video put together by striderzer0 that compares Marvel vs Capcom 3 to other VS games such as Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Tatsunoko vs Capcom. If you're still wondering how the "X-Factor" ability works -- an ability you can activate when you're down to your last surviving character -- check out this video that does a great job of explaining it.
SNK Playmore has set a release date of July 14 for the arcade version of King of Fighters XIII. It has been on location test for recent weeks. the game features new systems like EX Desperation Moves and Hyper Drive Mode. Play modes include a training mode to learn commands and combos and a story mode where you attempt to perform specific actions given to you at the start of a round. A console release has not yet been announced.
The Super Shadaloo Pack, which contains alternate costumes for Vega, Sagat, Balrog, M.Bison, and Seth, 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 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.
Dorkly.com put together a list of what they feel is 12 of the most groundbreaking moments in fighting game history. Of course, opinions will vary on this topic depending on if you're a casual or competitive player, but it's worth checking out for some of the videos alone.
Here is an excerpt on their bit out about Mortal Kombat including a video showing a number of old school fatalities!
7. Mortal Kombat As The First Truly Controversial Game
Considering terrorizing innocent bystanders with stolen vehicles and submachine guns has become somewhat of a norm in today’s videogames, it’s hard to believe anyone ever had a problem with the content of the legendary fighting game, Mortal Kombat. But if it wasn’t for MK, we wouldn’t have games like Grand Theft Auto to live out our criminal aspirations
It's been a while since we've seen much Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike on the front page with all the new games on the horizon, but I couldn't pass up posting this video. This is a compilation of a ton of best bouts from top Japanese players such as RX. More than that, some of the Japanese commentary in the video is hilarious -- don't miss 4:51!
Thanks to Ryukenden for the heads up on this video.
Devastation just wrapped up with a great set of matches for all the games. You can view the VODs at http://www.djWHEAT.blip.tv.
Here are the results for Super Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 6:
SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4
1. Marn (VI/RU/DU)
2. Alex Valle (RY)
3. Juicebox Abel (AB)
1. Nin (Steve)
2. Holeman (DevilJin/Lars)
3. Suiken (Lei)
Keits from Shoryuken.com has been at E3 playing Marvel vs Capcom 3. He was kind enough to make this video walkthrough of the basics. Its a good, concise look at the game. They totally nailed Deadpool in this game for sure.
Gamespot put together a video of Mortal Kombat 9 gameplay with Ed Boon giving commentary on the different attacks and modes. Kung Lao's full Fataility is included at the end -- brutal!
Check out Mai's new NEOMAX Special from King of Fighters XIII -- NEOMAX Specials are more or less level 3 super/ultra attacks. You can check out even more of these on ReXXXsoprano's YouTube Channel.
For the next few weeks one of our main objective for the guide is to focus on each character's normal attacks. In Street Fighter, the normal attacks that a character has are just as important as their Special Moves, Supers and Ultras. Some characters in the game rely heavily on the extreme usefulness of their normal moves, with Special Moves supplementing them. It is integral to getting better as a player that you know what your normal moves do and what situations to best use them in. No other guide out there that we know of for Super Street Fighter 4 gives much attention on these extremely important moves, but the IPW guide will.
Adon: Put gameplay notes as well as damage and stun for all of his normals.
Ken: Put gameplay notes as well as damage and stun for all of his normals. Also added a few more moves to his character summary at top of page, adding some of his other cross-up attacks.
Sagat: Major revision to combo section.
Combo & Strategy Videos: Links added to the main guide to quickly browse numerous combo and strategy videos posted on iPW
Next week expect more text updates and a few surprises!
Destructoid posted up an interview with Ed Boon from E3 where he talks about some of the upcoming features for Mortal Kombat 9. He mentiions they have a lot planned for the DLC side of things, with downloadable Fatalities and new characters.
Some of you may have seen the Juri Combo which was a preview of this video sometime last week -- well, here is the full thing! Put together by BiffOTasty and company, this video features a ton of glitchy looking combos for many of characters.
LeMaximilian got several hours of playtime with Marvel vs Capcom 3 at E3 and he was kind enough to post a few gameplay videos. This game looks utterly amazing in motion, and I personally love the little details that are all over the game. Deadpool is as ridiculous as he was in the comics (looks like a badass but is a total moron in a comedic way). When the elevator reaches the top in the New York stage you can see the Fantastic Four building in the distance. From someone who grew up with Marvel comics, this game is looking like a real treat in many ways. Anyway, on to the footage.
Source: Via NeoGAF
Dude! Check out this video of Keits playing Marvel 3! Excellent!
Thanks to Kapwan for posting this.
ScrewAttack has what everyone has been waiting for -- a montage of Fatalities from the new Mortal Kombat! A must see for sure.
Also, this image surfaced on NeoGAF today showing the demo character select screen. You'll see at the bottom right there is a DLC icon where players can access characters they downloaded. This also means balance changes and updates to the current roster isn't out of the question either.
1UP's Richard Li sits down with Seth Killian at E3 and asks a lot of interesting questions about the game. There is a lot of new footage here that's worth checking out, like Iron Man's Triangle Jump. Seth also mentions that the last surviving character on your team can receive a damage boost once the other two characters are eliminated -- sounds similar to Tekken 6's Rage system.
GAMESPOT put together a solid preview of Mortal Kombat 9, including an interview with Ed Boone. Below are some of the major points of the preview:
- Around 26 total characters planned for the final roster
- Real time damage -- clothes will rip and wounds will open up as the fight progresses.
- Strong focus on "custom combos".
- Characters will have souped up special moves that use meter much like EX moves in Street Fighter.
- Super Bar can be used for "X-Ray" combos where the camera will "zoom in" showing different bones and body parts being destroyed.
- Tag battles are in -- tag in your partner to extend combos like the VS series or Tekken Tag.
- Scheduled for Spring 2011 release.
You can also check out Kotaku's hands-on preview by clicking here.
Truth be told, I never expected to cover much Mortal Kombat news on iPlayWinner but this game is looking very promising so stay tuned for more updates!
I'm not entirely sure where this footage came from -- I don't recall seeing this in the newest trailer -- but it appears to be part of an E3 demo reel. Either way, this is the first look at Mortal Kombat 9 fatalities with Kung Lao splitting Reptile in half. Ouch.
Thanks to "Ryu Hayabusa" for the heads up.
Brentiscool mentions that this is part of the Sony E3 demo reel. It's also worth noting that Mortal Kombat 9 will apparently be playable in THE THIRD DIMENSION using the PS3 3D technology aka goofy glasses. Whoaaa..
Having a blast watching all the Marvel 3 videos but not entirely sure how the game is played? Playtowin put together a nice, short and to the point video giving the run down of the Marvel vs Capcom 3 gameplay system. Though some of this could change, over all I think this gives us a pretty good idea of what we should expect gameplay wise.
If you missed the stream yesterday, check out this Gamespot archive of Seth Killian giving a rundown of the Marvel vs Capcom 3 demo.