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Thursday
Nov052009

Super Street Fighter 4 Network Mode Screenshots

The Famitsu blog has revealed 3 screenshots of some of the network features to be included in Super Street Fighter 4. Click thumbnails below for larger version of images.

This screenshot is from the new replay mode. From the screenshot you can see that you now have far more options than what was available in the original. You can now select channels to filter replay types.

This is a screenshot of a new lobby type for the replay mode.  In Super Street Fighter 4, you and your friends can now jump into a lobby in the replay mode to watch replays together. Voice chat is enabled so that you can talk amongst yourselves as you watch your selected replays or argue over what replay to watch next. It appears that up to 8 players can join this type of lobby.

Here's a screenshot of the new Team Battle mode lobby.  In Super Street Fighter 4, you can now have 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3, or 4 vs 4 Team Battles.

Here's a translation of the left-side Japanese menu options. Thank you to Takari in the SRK forums for this translation:

READY
Comment Options
Team Options
Display Player Information
Game Card (!)
Invite Player
Kick Player
Mute Options

Host: CAPCOM1

(And right top corner, TEAM BATTLE / Lobby)

Source: Famitsu and SRK

Wednesday
Nov042009

Tekken 6 Online Patch in the Works

Namco Bandai is developing a patch for the newly released Tekken 6.  The purpose of the patch is to improve the performance of online matches.  According to a company statement, the patch will be available as soon as it has "passed rigorous testing procedures".  More details on the contents of the patch are expected shortly. Note that this patch is separate from the online co-op Scenario Campaign mode update which is scheduled to hit this winter.  So, if you are one of those guys who is not having the best connections with Tekken 6, this is good news.  

Source: Giant Bomb

Wednesday
Nov042009

Hot New Juri Art by Udon Artist

Deviant Art has posted an absolutely incredible piece of art by ~arnistotle.  It is Juri from Super Street Fighter 4.  The artist has integrated some of the line-hatching art style used by Capcom's own artists. The use of color really makes it stand out. Hit the source link for Deviant Art below to check out the pic in all of its high-resolution glory.

Source: Deviant Art

Tuesday
Nov032009

BlazBlue Coming to PSP in 2010 According to Famitsu

The latest edition of Famitsu has more in store for fighting game fans than just information on Super Street Fighter 4, it seems.  The magazine has also revealed that BlazBlue is coming to the Sony PSP early next year.  The only known information is the release date, which is 25 February, 2010 for the Japanese release, and that it will be called BlazBlue Portable.  There is little doubt the title will look gorgeous on Sony's hand-held. The game's control scheme seems well suited to the PSP as well. With the recent Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, the upcoming Tekken 6 and now BlazBlue, the PSP has been seeing some fighting game loving recently.

Source: Examiner

Tuesday
Nov032009

Famitsu Confirms Return of Bonus Stages to Super Street Fighter 4, Shows Online Components

The latest issue of Famitsu, a prominent Japanese gaming magazine, has tons of new information on Super Street Fighter 4.  While the scans are not very high quality, it is easy to see screenshots of what are obviously Super Street Fighter 4 Bonus Stages. Also shown are screenshots of online elements. Once we get the Japanese translated, we will update this post with any new information. We get to kick the crap out of a car again!! Good times!

 

 

 (Click Thumbnails Above for Full Sized Image)

Source: SRK Forums courtesy of Aditya

Tuesday
Nov032009

GREAT MOMENTS IN FIGHTING GAME HISTORY #2

This week on "Great Moments In Fighting Game History", I bring you some rather "classic" entries. Last week we dove into something new (Justin playing Fei Long), this week we have a bit of everything. Enjoy!

 

Iyo vs RF in the Street Fighter 4 National Tournament

Who ever thought that a Dhalsim would win the first Japanese SF4 national tourney? I certainly didn't. In this video you see some amazing Dhalsim play along with some seriously clutch moments from Iyo. Why did he have to retire? :(

J double perfects Kokujin 

J lays some of that Makoto magic on Kokujin and ends up double perfecting him. Completely hilarious how Kokujin gets up after the second perfect. Too sweet for words.

Ricky and Emphy style on each other at Keystone 2

Two of Americas best "Third Strike" players duel it out in this intense series of fights. Watch Emphy pull a "Daigo" and perform a stylish comeback! Simply legendary stuff!

Mike Z dominates Heartnana at EVO2009

Heartnana might have swept EVO2K9 with his Japanese-trained Noel, but never underestimate "BIG SOVIET DAMAGE!" Mike Z. As we can see here, Mike Z gets inside Heartnanas head and completely dominates him.

LET'S GO JUSTIN!!!!!

The Japanese will never let this go. Let's go Justin!

Dark Prince Vs. Clockw0rk Money Match

Didn't your mama say "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all"? Unfortunately, Dark Prince never took this to heart and trashed talked the whole east coast accumlating in a money match between Clockw0rk and Dark Prince himself. Clockw0rk won and we haven't heard much from Dark Prince since. I wonder where he went? 

 

Thanks for reading! If you have any moments you would like to share you can send them straight to my email. See you guys later!

Tuesday
Nov032009

New Super Street Fighter 4 Footage from France

It appears that France is the center of all-things Super Street Fighter 4, for this week or so anyway.  Thanks to Capcom's presense at the recent Micromania Game Show in France, lots of new information and footage of the game in action is coming along. Recently, French gaming website JeuxActu has put up a preview of Super Street Fighter 4.  If you speak french or wish to use Google translator, you can view it here.  The video presented here is new footage from JeuxActu's YouTube channel featuring Dee Jay and Juri.

Source: JeuxActu

Tuesday
Nov032009

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix's Unused Remixed Introduction Sequence

Udon Entertainment, the company who parnered with Capcom to do the artwork for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, has released a video of the unused introduction sequence.  This sequence, for whatever reason, did not make it into the final game. It's too bad, because it really looks fantastic!

Source: YouTube via Hadoken.net

Monday
Nov022009

Seth Killian on re-releasing Capcom vs Snk 2 and other classics on Xbox Live and Playstation Network

Capcom's Seth Killian made a very interesting post on the Capcom Unity boards today about the considerations that need to be made as to whether or not to re-release a classic Capcom title, such as Capcom vs SNK 2 being the subject in this post, on Xbox Live and Playstation Network.

Seth Killian:

"I too would love to turn on my consoles and have my choice to play any of my past favorites, but a few things to keep in mind for CVS2, or really any Capcom fighter not currently available on next-gen systems:

"Just release it on PSN (or XBL, etc.)" is much harder than it sounds.  As you can see from MVC2 and SF HD Remix, we aim high in terms of overall standards even for digital-only releases, and getting online right, much less the port itself, can be a very painstaking process.  Having been a part of both of these from the inside, the amount of work that goes into the games, even when they are just ports+online (like MVC2) would likely shock you.   It takes a lot of time and effort, all of which costs money.

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Monday
Nov022009

Tekken 6 Ships 2.5 Million Worldwide

Tekken 6 seems to be on the road to being a big success for Namco Bandai.  According to Gamez, the game has currently shipped 2.5 million copies to retailers worldwide.  Now, it is important to note that this is not how many copies were actually sold, just the amount of copies shipped.  However, such a large number being in retailers' hands is usually good for a game's prospects for success, and 2.5 million is a lot of copies.

Source: Kotaku

Monday
Nov022009

King of Fighters XII Finally Gets Patched for Xbox 360

This update is for those who are still waiting anxiously for a King of Fighters II patch for Xbox 360.  Good news! It's finally here! This patch comes months after the game's release and weeks after the same patch was made available for the Playstation 3 version.  Microsoft certification is cited as the cause for the delay.

The patch does the following, according to a press release issued by the game's publisher, Ignition Entertainment:

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Sunday
Nov012009

Ono Interviewed at Micromania Game Show about Arcade Release for Super Street Fighter 4

Capcom was present at the recent Micromania Game Show in France to demo Super Street Fighter 4.  The producer for the game, Yoshinori Ono, was also there.  This video shows an interview of Ono by French media. 

Some of it is hard to make out due to the thick accents, but they spend most of this video talking about an arcade release for Super Street Fighter 4.  Of all the interviews I've seen, this is the most pressure I've seen any media-type put on Ono for an arcade release. 

At first Ono does some English but most of the rest of the interview goes through a translator, so it's much easier to follow after the beginning.  Good work on making the case for an arcade version, French media!

Sunday
Nov012009

Rumor: Super Street Fighter 4 Coming to Arcades Before Console Release?

Arcade Infinity, an arcade located in Southern California with a storied Street Fighter legacy, has used its Twitter account to do what Twitter accounts do best: release a short snippet of information that gets people talking. Hours ago, they posted a pretty definitive statement that Super Street Fighter 4 is not only coming to arcades, it's going to come before the retail release.

Twitter from Arcade Infinity's Twitter account: "Super Street Fighter 4 upgrade coming to arcades, at least before the console release."

Obviously this is a big fat rumor. However, Capcom seems to be taking a lot of heat lately from fans and media about an arcade version and Capcom's own language in interviews has shifted from denial all the way to quite possible in a short period of time. This rumor is coming from a highly respected arcade which has supported the arcade version of Street Fighter 4 heavily, so it is likely to cause a bigger stir than most Tweets.

Source: Shoryuken (SRK) forums

Saturday
Oct312009

MICROMANIA GAME SHOW - NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 FOOTAGE 

This new footage from Micromania Game Show in France was sent in by one of our readers, "Dragon316". Check it out!

Saturday
Oct312009

Capcom Committed to DLC and Digital Distribution as Part of Ongoing Strategy

Capcom's strategy for downloadable content (DLC) may have gotten mixed reception by fans but the company is committed to a plan using digital distribution of titles and DLC to maximize market opportunities. 

Capcom offered the following as one of its strategies for the second half of its fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2010.

 

Use digital distribution to maximize opportunities to sell software

  • Sell game software by using network downloads in order to give users more options.
  • "Marvel vs. Capcom 2", "Fate / unlimited codes" (overseas), and others
  • Constantly offer upgrades and earn profits by using PSN and XLA [sic] to distribute additional content.
  • Constantly sell "Resident Evil 5", "Street Fighter IV" and other additional content

Click to read more ...

Friday
Oct302009

IPW CONTEST - WIN A COPY OF TEKKEN 6!

 

Yo! Whats up iPW fans? We're gearing up our first ever contest where you can win a copy of Tekken 6! The contest is called the "NEW CHALLENGER CONTEST" and it involves designing your own original fighting game character! We are accepting all types of entries, from text, video, art and even cosplay! Just be creative!

To enter the contest, head over to our new forums and post up in the thread! Good luck!

Friday
Oct302009

Gamervision Seth Killian Interview about Super Street Fighter 4

Gamervision recently posted an interview with Capcom's Seth Killian about Super Street Fighter 4. He talks changes, improvements, new characters, the price point, and more.  There's nothing here for those who check on a daily basis for news on Super Street Fighter 4, but for those who want to catch up on all the major stuff announced about the game at this point in one swoop should check this out.

Friday
Oct302009

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower Now Available for Download on PSN

Capcom has announced that they are making Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for PSP available for download on the Playstation Network. If you are a person like myself who is too lazy to be doing all kinds of UMD swappin' or if you are a Richie Rich and own a PSP Go, you can now get your Dalkstalkers action directly on your system.

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower Features:

  • Experience wireless LAN game play to fight head-to-head with friends anytime, anywhere!
  • Five challenging modes of play: Arcade, Tower, Chronicle, Network and Training.
  • Full roster of Darkstalkers characters - Reunite with all 18 infamous characters includingCustomize commands to beat the strongest of opponents.
  • Two selectable screen settings - Change the size ratio of the screen at anytime by choosing either normal or wide resolutions.
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     Felicia says grab this thing!

    Friday
    Oct302009

    Great deals for PC version of Street Fighter 4!

    If you've been holding off on buying the PC version of Street Fighter 4 waiting for a better deal, your wait may finally be over.  Here are the deals:

    From Capcom's Website:

    Download Street Fighter IV For The PC for 50% Off

    This week's Deal Of The Week is our best one yet. For the next week, Friday October 30th through Thursday November 5th, download Street Fighter IV for the PC for $19.99. This is a great opportunity to pick up this top-selling game for half off the regular price.

    Check out the manual to see if your PC meets the minimum system requirements. That way you'll know before you buy. I just hate getting something home - all excited to play it, listen to it, try it out - only to find it doesn't work, it's the wrong size . . . you get what I mean.

    Oh, and by the way, you can use your Xbox 360 controller with your PC. Just make sure you have the driver for the controller. If you don't you can download it on the Microsoft web site.

    Friday
    Oct302009

    Tekken 6 Behind the Game Featurette

    GameTrailers has posted a behind the game featurette for Tekken 6.  It is an official Namco-Bandai vid which gives a quick look into the game's design.  Since it's official, it is obviously doubling as a commercial for the game as well, but it is still interesting to hear Katsuhiro Harada, long-time Tekken product director, share his thoughts on the game's design.

    Source: GameTrailers