A set of casual matches appeared on LordAborigine's YouTube Channel recently featuring none other than top Japanese players Uryo and Mago. Mago is personally one of my main inspirations for playing Sagat, but Uryo's skill with C. Viper is undeniable.
Thanks to Spiderjericho on NeoGAF for pointing these out!
If you're a PS3 owner and still haven't picked up Capcom's re-imaging of the classic Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, then now might be a good time. The game is currently on sale for $7.49 on PSN, a 50% reduction from its usual price.
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When making a new version of a game, developers usually take the opportunity to iron out balance issues they think should be addressed. TvC is no exception, as the game features many changes from the original version, Cross Generation of Heroes.
While they usually like to let players discover the changes on their own, Capcom's Seth Killian convinced TvC director Neo_G to share a long list of changes featured in Ultimate All-Stars.
"Casshan: the charge time for Hard-Lightning Punch is a little longer."
Why is this? It prevents Casshan from doing an unblockable, nearly-inescapable combo after he knocks one character out and another character is coming in. In TvC: CGH, before the new character was on screen, Casshan could call Friender's flame breath to hold them in block-stun while charging up his (unblockable) fierce lightning punch move, and using that to start a combo. That was a little too big a reward for KOing one opponent character, so we've given the incoming opponent an easier chance to escape.
The other changes listed don't come with explanations, because they wanted to make it "an exercise to the readers to figure out *why* some things were changed." To read the entire list, check the article over at Capcom Unity.
Source: Capcom Unity
Capcom Europe's Twitter posted this pic today. It shows the pre-order bonus' for Super Street Fighter 4 in Europe. Also, it shows small but full shots of what the new alternate costumes included look like!
These costumes actually look really good! I main Blanka in SF4, so I think Blanka's looks great, especially knowing Dan's other color schemes.
What do you guys think?
If you don't know already, Youtube has many fan-made trailers for various projects they would love to see actually hit the big screen. This trailer was done in under an hour with a $70 budget. Hit the source link to see more inside information on the trailer by looking at the video info.
It already looks better and more interesting than the big Hollywood movie attempts at Street Fighter in my opinion.
Here's a bit about the trailer in his own words:
The purpose of this teaser was to demonstrate that with a little creativity, a few dollars in your pocket and the right look, anyone can make an accurate Street Fighter film. As we all know how well received the last two films where, I felt it necessary to try and show up my Hollywood counter parts in a way I knew they have yet to try. Source material- paying tribute to it is the most important thing when adapting a comic book, video game or intellectual property that isn't 100% your own. If you fail to keep what made the characters memorable in the first a constant theme throughout your adaptation, you fail period.
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Games business website MCV has posted a preview of Super Street Fighter 4. The preview features input from Capcom's head of UK Marketing, Stuart Turner. The preview itself contains no new information for those who have been following the game until now, but the very end of the article gives a rundown of Capcom's marketing strategy for the UK.
Here it is, quoted from MCV:
- Capcom will be running an extensive UK sampling campaign – with a twist. Rather than showcasing the game at traditional shopping centres, the publisher will be communicating directly with the Street Fighter fanbase to decide where SSFIV will be available.
- A full online campaign will see ads run on wide-reaching sites such as The Sun and FHM, as well as the usual specialist gaming portals.
- A TV campaign will see 30-second spots running around key shows that appeal to the series’ fanbase in the weeks surrounding SSFIV’s release.
- Trailers will also be in cinemas around the country before screenings of the highly anticipated Iron Man 2.
- A full range of POS will be available to retailers from Centresoft. (Editor's Note: POS does not stand for what you wish it stood for (see first comment). It stands for Point of Sale. It refers to things like posters, stand-up displays, and other such materials to draw your attention in stores.)
Versus City has reported that the next issue of Arcadia magazine will have a huge feature on the King of Fighters series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Neo-Geo. In the magazine they also mention King of Fighters 13. They state that the official preview will be on March 25th, at Belle Salle Hall in Akihabara, Japan, starting at 1pm. The game is reported to run on Taito Type X2 arcade hardware.
Depending on where you buy Super Street Fighter 4 from, all you aspiring world warriors will be privy to different pre-order bonuses.
If you pre-order from Amazon (360/PS3) or Best Buy, you'll get the "Super Classic Costume" pack DLC for free. This pack features the new alternate cosumes for Dhalsim, Guile, Blanka, Gen, and Fei Long. Head over to Games Radar for a look at all the alternate costumes in this pack.
If you decide to pre-order from GameStop, you'll get a pack of "Super Thumb Fighters." The packs are randomly distributed, and feature Ryu/Ken, Zangief/El Fuerte, Juri/Chun-Li, and Deejay/Blanka. The boxes also come with instructions on the back to re-enact your favorite Street Fighter fights. How that's supposed to work...I have no idea! But they could certainly make for some interesting thumb wrestling sessions, I suppose.
If you have a SRK account and live outside North America but still want to pre-order the game, then keep an eye on this thread to keep up to speed on all the pre-order deals in your area.
So what pre-order items will you opt for? The free DLC, or the thumb-wear?
Source: Capcom Unity
According to the Capcom Unity Twitter, the DLC costume pack will be a timed exclusive. So unless you pre-order from Amazon or Best Buy, you won't have access to that set of costume packs until the DLC is released through the usual channels.
At this point I would assume that the "this costume pack is free for everyone" deal only applies to Japan and if you live in North America and don't get the DLC through your pre-order, then you will have to wait and pony up some cash to play as Kato Fei Long. However, we'll keep you posted if we hear otherwise from Capcom.
A new Wakeup SRK podcast is available for your listening pleasure at Shoryuken.com. If you are interested in any of the Third Strike characters that are making their way to Super Street Fighter 4 and want to know more about them from the players who play them, Keits has made it happen for you. Here's Keits' podcast description. Hit the source link below to give it a listen.
This week's cup of Wakeup is our first hour special! To celebrate the introduction of Dudley, Ibuki, and Makoto into Super Street Fighter 4, we've invited some of the best players of these characters to come on and talk about them. Joining us on this episode are Arlieth, Humbag, Deviljin, and Eric Kim. Enjoy the special!
Here are some new shots from Ruliweb, a Korean website. There are a few more screens on there that we are not posting here but they are mostly just screens in different languages and other mostly un-interesting stuff.
If you haven't checked out our guide for Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, you should do so. It's got a lot to offer and more is coming.
Actually, the "more is coming" is the reason for this short update. We have not released an update to the guide in the last few weeks due to some unfortunate schedule conflicts. However, the IPW crew wants to assure TvC players out there that more updates are coming down the pipe. We will resume having Friday recaps of what we have added to the guide very soon, hopefully this Friday. We are committed to giving you guys the best TvC guide possible.
If you TvC fans out there have any suggestions for things you'd like to see us add to the guide, you have combos or strategies you'd like to submit, or things you would like to see improved, just give us a shout at email@example.com or leave your ideas in the comments and we will read them all.
The burning question on every fighting game fans mind: what's an Izuna Drop!? The Switcher put together a video to clue everyone in, check it out.
Warning: Each Izuna Drop has "varying levels of intensity!"
Mad Catz' Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition S Sticks are now available for pre-order at Amazon! There are two versions: black and white. If you want to purchase one of these sticks and have it ready by the time Super hits in late April, here you go!
(360) Super Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S - Black - $149.99 w/Free Shipping
(PS3) Super Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S - Black - $149.99 w/Free Shipping
(360) Super Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S - White - $149.99 w/Free Shipping
(PS3) Super Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition S - White - $149.99 w/Free Shipping
Azrael from SRK is a translating machine, and we are so grateful for his efforts. Here's his translation of the latest Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Developer Blog post.
The SF3 characters have finally been announced! This week, of the 3 new characters, I'd like to focus on Ibuki.
I'm sure everyone would like to hear more about her moves and what it took to get her in SFIV, so director Okada as well as the main battle planner will be joining me this time around.
So now let's meet the battle planner.
Hello, I'm the planner Sano. I'm the type of old guy who wakes up early, goes to work, works until late, and then gets up early the very next morning (laughs). For the development of SSFIV, I'm particularly working on things relating to the battle, and character adjustments. Since I'm an old guy, you'll find rice crackers on top of my desk. Just give me rice crackers and tea and I'm in paradise.
-- First off, tell us the details of how Ibuki was added to the game.
We've mentioned this several times before, but a basis of the SFIV series has been to celebrate 20 years of Street Fighter, by having a reunion of sorts. We were able to get Alpha characters in SFIV, so this time we wanted to give SF3 fans something, and as Ibuki was the most popular of the female characters she was decided on.
Joo and Matnetro have teamed up to bring a DVD full of Marvel vs Capcom gdlk goodness. You can find it HERE! It's 8 plus Gigabytes in size, but if you're a serious Mahvel fan you can find the time to download it I'm sure.
As amazing as Joo's combo videos are, this compilation is made even more interesting by the additional content. Magnetro and Joo have added comments to the videos detailing how certain things were accomplished in the combo videos. If you play the game, you might learn a trick or two with this!
You can also head over to Capcom Unity to read an interview that Magnetro has put together with Joo! Hit the source link below to read the interview. Happy downloading!
Source: Capcom Unity
Tekken Players from Around the World to Gather at Tekken 6 Global Championship Final on March 7th at Tokyo, Japan
Some of the world's best Tekken players will gather, along with 16 of the top placers from around thw world, to battle it out for the crown of Global Tekken 6 Champion at the TEKKEN 6 Global Championship FINAL! The event will happen at Tokyo, Japan on March 7th. Stay tuned to SDTEKKEN.COM for some HUGE TEKKEN related announcements regarding THIS event!
Hit the source link below to get the official release, rules, and other information about this event from SDTEKKEN.
A couple videos of Street Fighter 4 for the iPhone surfaced today via IGN and Gamepro, showcasing the character select screen and gameplay for the upcoming CAPCOM title. Although this will obviously never be a replacement for the full game, I think it is shaping up to be a fun title to pass the time while on the bus or maybe even waiting for your next match!
Some details on the game itself:
- One button for performing an Ultra.
- Focus Attack appears to have it's own button
- You can Dragon Punch into FADC.
- Game seems to run around 10-15 frames per second
- EX Meter is in this game, although not entirely sure how to use it with the iPhone controls.
- One of the videos mentions that there are no unlockables in SF4 for the iPhone.
- IGN mentions there is an "assist mode" to bind certain moves to one button.
Here is the list of characters who made the cut into this game:
- M. Bison
- ...and Abel!
As far as a release date goes, we can expect the game next month at $9.99 on the Apple App Store.
I've said this before and I'll say this again. The creativity of the community continues to astound me. Here are some custom figures created by Renmauzo. His collection of custom figures includes characters from Darkstalkers, SF2, SF3, Mega Man, the SF Alpha series, and more!
Check out more of his figures on his deviantart site.
Source: Capcom Unity