SNK Playmore keeps the King of Fighters XIII footage coming with the game set to release in arcades in under two weeks now! Today we've got another Technical Reference video featuring the Art of Fighting Team which consists of Ryo, Robert and Takuma.
The UK Grime scene is quite interesting. They seem to love Street fighter! Check out this dirty track by D Double E suitably named "Street Fighter". Check out the interview in the middle where he explains playing Street Fighter with Dizzee Rascal!
This isn't the first time stuff like this has shown up! Grime and Street Fighter go hand in hand!
According to a tweet from Wes Phillips, Capcom PR extraordinaire, Level 3 Hyper Moves will be making their debut at EVO. It is unknown if more aspects of the game will be revealed as well, although it is certainly possible. Here's the tweet:
Level 3's will make their debut at EVO. If you don't know what I mean, carry on. If you do ... HYPE!
IPW will be at EVO and will keep you updated. BTW, if you see Haunts there feel free to say wuzzup.
EVO is North America's largest fighting game tournament. This year it is being held at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas this weekend July 9-11.
King of Fighters XIII Technical Reference Chapter 8 surfaced today, this time showcasing Yagami Team which consists of Iori, Vice and Mature. Iori has always been a fan favorite, but as most of you know SNK changed up his style a bit in King of Fighters XII -- this video will show you what's new in KOFXIII.
Also, according to Cyberfanatix, the 25 minute clip we posted a day or so ago is actually called "Aim for Tougeki" and a new episode was uploaded today. The premise of the show is one of the voice actors for the game, Mitsuhiro Ichiki (Ash Crimson), trains with Japanese KOF players to help up his game. This episode is Ichiki (Terry, Ryo, Kyo) vs. M’ (Clark, Kensou, Raiden).
IGN put together a short parody video of Street Fighter II. I wonder if Justin and Daigo feel the same as Ken in this video?
Things that weren't kept fighting game fan friendly:
- Ken called Ryu "Guy in white gi who does every same move as I do". Ken and Ryu are best friends, he would definitely know who is he fighting against!
- When Scorpion says "I'm in Hell, you sent me to Hell" he's referring to Netherrealm, his "home". Why is he bitching about it?
Azrael over at SRK translated the recent issue of Arcadia Magazine which includes a tier list for Super Street Fighter 4 complied by both Mago and Nemo. The interview contains a lot of interesting thoughts on the cast from both players and is definitely worth the read.
On that note, iPlayWinner will release our July tier list in the following days so stay tuned to see how our list compares with theirs.
Thanks to KillaSasa on NeoGAF for finding this.
Full translation from Azrael:
The recent Arcadia had a tier listing plus interview with Mago and Nemo. They compiled two lists - a "Global" list based on info they've compiled from talking to players, on messageboards, etc. And an Arcadia list that they themselves put together.
A: Guile, Abel, Chun, Bison, E.Honda, Balrog, Rose, Blanka
B: Ryu, Sim, Vega, Ken, Rufus, C.Viper, Akuma, Fei, Cammy, Gouken, ELF, Cody, Sagat, Ibuki, Zangief, Seth, Guy, Adon
C: Sakura, Dudley, Juri, Dee Jay, Hakan, Makoto, Dan, T.Hawk, Gen
A: Balrog, E.Honda, Guile, Fei Long, Cammy, Rufus
B: Abel, Bison, Blanka, Chun, Viper, Ryu, Dhalsim, Akuma, Sagat, Rose, Ibuki, Gief, ELF, Vega, Gouken, Ken, Seth
C: Adon, Dee Jay, Juri, Dudley, Cody
D: Gen, Sakura, Guy, Dan, T.Hawk, Hakan, Makoto
Quick summary of the Mago/Nemo interview -
Mago proposes Balrog, Honda, Cammy, Fei Long, and Guile as top-tier. Especially Balrog. Nemo more or less agrees. Balrog didn't particularly change much, but since Sagat/Akuma dropped life became easier for him. Guile is top, but still has some hard fights such as Fuerte and Rose.
Mago doesn't feel that Ken/Vega are that strong. Ken still has problems with Blanka, Bison, and Sim. Vega still has problems with he gets rushed down.
Nemo says that Chun is solid, but still has problems with Viper and Akuma. He also feels that Rose will drop a bit - good footsies, but runs into problems when rushed down.
Yoshinori Ono just posted this picture on this Twitter, which is of course Chun-Li getting ready to rip out an Ultra 2. He also posted a small note:
All right , here we go, everybody ! Chun-Li's Ultra Combo was moving on Arcade board. Just give us a little more time!
The tweet is actually cut off, but I assume he meant "give us a little more time." Either way, sounds like the arcade version of Super Street fighter 4 is right around the corner!
Lang over at ROUND1.SG sent me a heads up on a major event they are throwing in Singapore which is going to be an excellent alternative for international players who can't make it to EVO which is the same weekend. Both Momochi and ChocoBlanka will be in the house with a ton of special events.
MarkMan provided a link to the full cover of Indestructible. Download the full track here.
Check out the awesome trailer above and hit up ROUND1.SG for more info on the event. Here is a small excerpt from their announcement:
From 9 -11th July 2010, Singapore Expo will play host to arguably one of the most highly anticipated events in the local fighting game calendar – Battle Medley Singapore 2010, at TGX. Organized and presented by Round1.sg, Singapore’s premier fighting game community and proudly supported by Rapture Gaming, Battle Medley Singapore 2010 will see fighting game enthusiasts from all walks of life coming together to participate in a host of exhilarating activities, experiencing the vigor, energy, camaraderie and passion of the Community in the process.
With the introduction of Melty Blood into the Evo roster, communities all around America have a chance to step into the light of mainstream fighting games. Often considered a niche game with Western audiences, Melty Blood now stands at a crossroad: will it finally gain its recognition after Evolution 2010 or will it fall into obscurity beneath the shadows of other popular games?
To answer this question and give some insight into the community, I was invited to a Melty Blood session by Norcal’s best player, Yat. Considered the “Robot” by his colleagues, Yat is Norcal’s strongest representative for Evolution 2010. Below are some question asked during the interview:
Question 1: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with the Melty Blood community?
Yat: I first started playing Melty blood three years ago at the advent of the PC release, Melty Blood Act Cadenza. I randomly showed up to SJSU and met a lot of the people in the Melty scene. I’m actually not that active on Meltybread (an online community of Melty Blood players).
Question 2: Can you tell us which character(s) you use and why?
Yat: I use everyone because… I get bored too easily with characters. That’s literally the reason.
*However, Yat admits that Tohno Shiki is probably his strongest character.
Nagoya Street Battle 15 went down yesterday with 46 teams battling it out in Super Street Fighter 4. There were a lot of heavy hitters in the house, including a seriously stacked team of Daigo, Mago and Tokido, though the final results may surprise you. If you happened the miss the steam -- I know for some reason certain people couldn't view the steam -- you can check out the recording above, though it cuts off before the final matches. NSB also recorded the pool play which you can find on their USTREAM page.
Eventhubs has a detailed battle log with results you can check out here.
This first round of the GodsGarden Online tournament has concluded with Uryo (C. Viper) vs Makoto (Vega/Claw) and Team Sp00ky uploaded the matches with English commentary from Chris Hu and Sabin.
Videos are finally coming through thanks to the French guys at Hit Combo. This is the group match between Justin and Zak; a very close match that could have gone either way as you will see.
Evil Geniuses sweep Super Street Fighter IV at ESWC with a one-two finish; Justin Wong takes first place and $8,000; Marn nets $4,000 for second. France's Luffy third for $2,000.
Justin Wong def. Marn 3-1
Justin Wong def. Luffy 3-1
Marn def. Infiltration 3-1
Luffy def. Infiltration 3-1
The organisation of the tournament has left much to be desired; the first round of the tournament was character locked depsite this not being mentioned in the rules, then the second round onwards was not character locked. The tournament only has 17 players, yet it has taken three days to complete with players having an average of three matches a day.
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, the producer behind Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4, made an interesting Tweet today. Here's what he had to say:
Super SF4 on sale!! SuperSF4 is nothing compared to what's coming!!
He's been talking about wanting to make a new game in the Darkstalkers series for over a year now. Personally, a new Darkstalkers would be a dream come true. Between the graphics engine used in Super Street Fighter 4 and the new one being utilized in Marvel vs Capcom 3, you know it will look gorgeous.
He is scheduled to be at EVO next week in Las Vegas (July 9-11). Perhaps he will give more information then, but given that Marvel vs Capcom 3 is also there, we'll see if Capcom wants to take any spotlight off that game just yet.
Here's a rundown of what we've added to the guide over the course of this week. The theme for this week is iPW Community Updates! We have received a ton of great feedback and tips from you guys and now we've added virtually all of that information into the guides. If we happened to miss one of your posts or comments, please let us know so we can add the information to the guide.
Over the next week we will add the rest of the known information on unlocking the other icons and titles in the game based on information submitted by readers in previous update posts. We also have combo videos coming very soon, so stay tuned for those!
As always if you have any other comments or suggestions, let us know.
Check out the new character updates below!
As many of you have heard by now, Level|Up will be providing the live stream for EVO2K10 but today, SRK announced that G4TV will also be part of this production as well. The entire event will be broadcast on G4TV.com via Stickam and there will also be a special segment on "X-Play" -- yes, G4's TV gaming show -- detailing EVO2K10 and the history of the tournament series. This episode will air on July, 20th at 6:30pm.
Wes Phillips, Capcom PR, also mentioned on his twitter that select EVO matches will be viewable on TV via In-Demand. For more information on this collaboration, check out the full press release on SRK.
Marn tops group 3 at ESWC winning all his matches, only dropping games against Luffy and GeoM PKK with 2-1 victories. Luffy takes the second qualifying spot losing to Marn 2-1, but winning all his other matches 2-0. GeoM PKK, FOX and Chunkis are left to rue what could have been.
Justin Wong takes group 4 with LordDVD coming in second. Every match in the group was 2-0, with Justin winning all of his matches. LordDVD won his two remaining matches.