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.
SNK Playmore just released the KOFXIII Technical Reference for the Ikari Team! Also, if you're interested, a move list for the game has surfaced as well. It's all in Japanese but the PDF can be viewed by clicking here.
Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer, Ryota Niitsuma sits down with GameSpot AU and discusses the character selection process and the general direction that the game is developing in. He mentions there will not be over 50 characters in this game, but definitely over 30 -- with 1/3 of the cast never before seen in a Marvel vs Capcom game.
The results are up for the group 1 round robin at the ESWC in Disneyland Paris with Infiltration topping the group and Ryan Hart taking the second qualifying spot. Yamazaki surprised everyone by playing Rose; he was known in vanilla SF4 for his Ryu. Group 2 was scheduled for Thursday afternoon and while the website has not been updated, word coming out of Paris is that Infiltration and Zak are the qualifiers from that group, Infiltration taking top spot winning all his matches 2-0.
Friday morning will see EG.Marn, Luffy, Chunkis, FOX and Geom PKK in action. Marn vs Luffy will be especially interesting because the tournament has a character lock, so there will be no American-style counter picking taking place.
Friday afternoon will see blackieEX, Chasin, LordDVD and EG.Justin Wong take to the stage. There is no live internet stream, however you can keep an eye on developments here.
A handful of new Technical Reference videos surfaced recently for King of Fighters XIII, this time showcasing Team Fatal Fury and the Psycho Soldiers team! More videos after the break, check 'em out!
Both VersusCity and SDTEKKEN are reporting that the Super Battle Opera will be held at the Tokyo Game Show this year. As many of you know, the Tokyo Game Show is a major gaming event not just for Japan, but also worldwide, with many AAA games being announced at the show from Japanese developers year after year.
According to Oichi at VersusCity, the event is open to the public from so if you purchase a ticket to Tokyo Game Show, you will also be able to check out SBO and vice versa. The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Center with SBO going on from September 18th to the 19th.
So, with one of the largest fighting game tournaments being held at one of the largest game conventions, who knows what to expect? Maybe some major announcements that are fighting game related?
Street Fighter 4 / Super Street Fighter 4 Official Complete Works "Highly Likely" To Be Published in US
The Street Fighter 4 / Super Street Fighter 4 Official Complete Works artbook was released in Japan last week. It is 176 pages and features all of the official artwork created for the Street Fighter 4 series of games. It includes character and design sketches, interviews, and promotional materials.
It is available now through PlayAsia here.
However, if you want an english-language copy, you might be in luck. Capcom's Seth Killian, on the Capcom Unity boards, has said that there is a good chance this book will hit the US. Here's what he said when asked if the artbook would be published in the US:
Seth Killian: Our licensing group reports they are also interested, so it looks highly likely that you will see a US release
We will keep you posted if it becomes official.
If you haven't heard yet, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift will allow you to change the game's announcer through downloadable content. Several alternate announcers will be available for download soon after the game's release. Go here for details on the DLC.
A video has surfaced which has one of the alternate announcers. Alternate announcer Tetsuya Kakihara (who also voices Jin and Hakumen in the game) was available for download on the game's July 1st release date in Japan. Here is the video with the alternate announcer followed by a video with the game's default announcer for reference.
Alternate Voice Announcer Tetsuya Kakihara: Video
Default Voice Announcer: Video
Slasher sent me this video which breaks down Devastation and the emergence of fighting games as a legitimate competitive e-sport. DJWheat and Slasher also interview Justin Wong and Marn on their thoughts of Devastation, Marn's victory over Alex Valle, and moving to the Golden State. Also included in the video is the official statements from Marn and Justin on leaving Empire. SSF4 talk begins roughly at 25:00, and the interviews begin at the 37:00 mark.
Mike Ross and Gootecks, both highly respected players in multiple games, have teamed up for a new show called Cross Counter. The show's concept is a really cool one, in my opinion. They take a match submitted by a viewer and analyze it. It is also nice that they are doing this for regular players, not pro players. So this series may be useful to beginner to intermediate level players. Well done, in my opinion.
Hit gootecks.com/crosscounter for more info or to submit your own video.
Also, see the Youtube page for this video for a full breakdown of the analysis right in the description, which is also very useful (they took notes for you!).
Blazblue: Continuum Shift DLC (downloadable content) details and dates have been released today. These dates are for Japan, and nothing is known yet of the release schedule for other markets. However, the prices should be the same so you can get an idea of how much things will cost when these come to your market.
The new characters will be integrated into the game as follows. BTW, an Aksys Games representative is pretty adamant that the DLC characters are NOT on the disk.:
There will be an automatic patch when the DLC launches which will allow you to play against her (editor note: Makoto is talked about here, but applies to all DLC characters), but not as her.
Below in the release schedule it lists a 1.01 patch for the Xbox 360 version specifically (same day as Makoto DLC release). This indicates that things will work just like the Tournament Mode DLC for Super Street Fighter 4. The game automatically updates itself for the Playstation 3 version while you have to download the patch via Marketplace on Xbox 360.
Also, in Player Match you can apparently select which version of the game to play as, essentially choosing to lock out DLC characters from the room. Here's the official word:
...if set the "System Version" for that room to 1.00, that will lock out any DLC characters. This can only be done in Players matches however--Ranked Mode will always use the most recent system version, which will include the most recent DLC.
Read on for the DLC release schedule and pricing for Japan
This is the official trailer for the King of Chinatown which is a documentary on Justin Wong. The movie will be shown at the Anthology Film Archives in New York on August 3rd. You can find more information on the movie by checking out their site here.