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Saturday
Mar132010

HAKAN CHARACTER WALKTHROUGH BY SETH KILLIAN

Seth Killian appeared on GameSpot's "On the Spot" and gives us a nice character walkthrough of Hakan. Also on the show is a short interview with Yoshinori Ono, talking a bit about Hakan and how they fit the Street Fighter 3 characters in the Street Fighter 4 universe.

The segment starts at about 30 minutes in.

Friday
Mar122010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Console Release Trailer!

Here's a trailer for the upcoming console version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift!

Friday
Mar122010

Capcom Super Street Fighter 4 Fight Club Posters

     

Capcom created some very cool posters for its Super Street Fighter 4 Fight Club event at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC). We have added them to the Super Street Fighter 4 Artwork Gallery.

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday
Mar112010

HAUNTS TALKS SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 ON WAKE UP SHORYUKEN PODCAST

Wanted to give everyone a heads up that I was a special guest on the Wake Up Shoryuken Podcast last night. It's a 2 hour long show where Keits, Skisonic, Inkblot, Mr. Wizard and Myself talk about the final build Super Street Fighter 4 while answering questions live from the IRC Chat. It's a really good listen and pretty funny in some parts so check it out and post up what you think!

Big thanks to Keits and Skisonic for not only having me on the show, but also pumping out this podcast on a regular basis. Podcasts are a lot of work so you guys should recognize all the hard work those two put into producing this show.

Full Direct Download of Wake Up Shoryuken Podcast

Thursday
Mar112010

FIRST LOOK AT NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 ALTERNATE COSTUMES IN XBOX360 THEME


So, I went ahead and downloaded the Super Street Fighter 4 Premium Theme as it has a look at some of the new alternate costumes for many of the characters such as Hakan, Cody and Adon. I went ahead and fired up my recording device and took some screen shots of not only the alternate costumes, but also some of the wallpapers included in the theme. You can view all the alternate costumes in our new Super Street Fighter 4 Gallery and also download the wallpapers as well. Enjoy!

Super Street Fighter 4 Premium Theme Gallery

Of course you can download the theme yourself at 240 MS Points on XBOX Live by clicking here.

 Screenshots by: Haunts

 Source: Shoryuken

Thursday
Mar112010

1UP.COM TALKS HAKAN

Richard Li over at 1UP.com posted up his impressions of Super Street Fighter 4's newest addition to the roster, Hakan! As I mentioned in my impressions article, we both played Super Street Fighter 4 extensively through out the night, and Richard probably played Hakan more than anyone else there. Keep in mind, he is no ordinary game journalist, this guy is really good at fighting games! He has a mean Sagat in Street Fighter 4 and  placed top 8 at major tournaments such at HD Remix at NorCal Regionals last year. 

Here is a small excerpt of the article, hit this link to read the rest!

Applying oil, though, compensates for Hakan's weaknesses. When applied, the oil boosts the range of Hakan's moves dramatically -- including his special and normal moves. But the oil does have a cost: Locked in the oiling animation, Hakan stands idle for a brief time, and is exposed to enemy attacks -- you can't block or run until he finishes oiling himself. The oil is risky, but has the potential for high yields. 

Source: 1UP.com

Wednesday
Mar102010

GDC Fight Club Swag: Street Fighter 4 iPhone Cover

At Capcom's GDC Fight Club event, they apparently handed out some Street Fighter 4 iPhone covers to a select few. I must say... not bad!  It is unknown if these will ever become available for purchase at some point.

Source: Kotaku

Wednesday
Mar102010

Hakan Screenshots and Official Artwork

   

 

Capcom has released the first batch of screenshots featuring Super Street Fighter 4's final revealed character: Hakan.  To view all 10 screenshots, hit today's screenshot gallery here to see them all.

The official arwork for Hakan was also revealed.

 

Wednesday
Mar102010

CAPCOM GDC SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 FIGHT CLUB IMPRESSIONS & CHARACTER NOTES

CAPCOM held an amazing event tonight in downtown San Francisco at Club SLIDE where they had what most people assume to be the final build of Super Street Fighter 4 open for free play! A lot of familiar faces were there such as Seth Killian, John Choi, Buktooth and Ricky Ortiz.

I happened to roll down there with 1UP.com's Richard Li. Lucky for both of us, the event had a lot of stations so as the night went on and less people were playing, we had a lot of time to grind the game and figure out various aspects of different characters.

Now before anyone asks, I didn't play every last character in the game. Instead of spending a little bit of time with every character, we focused on a handful of characters and spent as much time as possible trying to find changes with them. Keep in mind that although we assume most of the gameplay changes will stay intact, anything is bound to change in the final build.  Also, I only played for about 3-4 hours, but I am recalling most of this from memory, so I apologize if not everything is factually correct -- I'll try my best, so bare with me!

Again, I apologize to those of you whose character I didn't do an in-depth write up for, but to be honest I don't know what to look for with each and every character. Also, I know some of the details may be old news to some of you who have kept up with the game day in and day out, but I felt the need to cover every last detail I could recall for those of you who aren't familiar with aspects of the Third Strike and new Super characters.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this.. here we go!

 

GENERAL GAMEPLAY NOTES

Super Street Fighter 4 looks much more polished than the original game, and seems to have received a speed boost as well. The new stages are a huge improvement over the standard stages, save a couple classic stages like Old Temple which hold a special place in my heart. It's still the Street Fighter 4 that people know and love, but it does feel slightly different to some degree. It's hard ot put my finger on what it is exactly, perhaps the speed boost or small changes to various moves but overall it feels like an improvement over the original game.

I heard that Uppercut trades into Ultra no longer work, but I did not witness this myself so who knows at this point.

HAKAN

Richard Li from 1UP played Hakan extensively through out the night and I spent some time with him as well. Many of our matches were the "Third Strike Characters" vs "Hakan" so I got to see a lot of this guy through out the night.

We both agreed that the best way to summarize Hakan is E. Honda with an assortment of grabs and awkward moves. That said, it's really hard to compare him to any one Street Fighter character considering how unique he is. A lot of his normal moves resemble E. Hondas, and for every punch and kick, he also has a corresponding command normal. For instance, Forward + Roundhouse resembles E. Honda's standing roundhouse and his Forward and Fierce is different than his Standing Fierce.

Of course, he can oil up to become stronger, a strategy that slightly resembles Q's from Street Fighter 3. When oiled up, all of his moves become stronger and have increased range. One could say that when he is oiled up, all of his specials have "kara" properties, making his up-close game very ambiguous and scary at times.

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Wednesday
Mar102010

Street Fighter 4 for iPhone Available Now for $9.99

I never thought this would happen, but apparently the iPhone can do just about anything it seems.  Street Fighter 4 is now available for iPhone.

Pick it up for $9.99 and you can throw hadokens anywhere!

Head here for the official trailer for the game. I must admit.. it looks like it preserves a lot more of the game than I would have thought possible for this thing being on a phone.

You can get the game here on the iTunes Store.

Wednesday
Mar102010

Vids from Capcom GDC Super Street Fighter 4 Event

Shoryuken is uploading some vids from Capcom's recent GDC Super SF4 event. Be sure to keep checking out that channel for new vids as they will be uploading more.

Source: Shoryukenvideos

Wednesday
Mar102010

SRK's Mr. Wizard Quick Impressions of All Super Street Fighter 4 Characters

Mr. Wizard over at Shoryuken has posted a quick summary of his impressions of pretty much every character after playing the game at Capcom's GDC Super Street Fighter 4 event.  If you want to get a quick impression of how each of the characters holds up (in his opinion!), hit the source link below!

Source: Shoryuken

Wednesday
Mar102010

Famitsu Scan Featuring Hakan

Here is a scan from the recent Japanese Famitsu magazine. This page features the newly revealed Hakan. 

If any translations or information from this scan appear, we will pass that information on to you, of course!

Click on the image for the full-sized version.

 

Tuesday
Mar092010

HD versions of Hakan Reveal & Hakan vs. Juri Gameplay Trailer Trailers

Here are the trailers in HD goodness. Enjoy!

Hakan Reveal Trailer

Hakan vs Juri Gameplay Trailer

Source: RajmanGamingHD

Tuesday
Mar092010

IGN REVEALS HAKAN FOR SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4

IGN posted up their Daily Fix video moments ago, and they have the first look at the final character for Super Street Fighter 4, Hakan! The clip starts at 1 minute in and they mention a full trailer will be up on IGN soon.

Thanks to Oichi from VersusCity for the heads up!

Tuesday
Mar092010

More details on the Super Street Fighter 4 e-Capcom Special DVD being put together for Japan

What Capcom is putting together for the e-Capcom Special DVD is truly awesome.  This DVD is included with one of Japan's collector's editions for the game.  It will have a recorded tournament featuring some of Japan's top players, both with SF4 characters and also with Super SF4 characters.  It will also include videos of those same players performing the game's trial challenges. Since I'm not a pro myself, I'm interested in this (see below for why).

Azrael translated all of this from the e-Capcom Japanese site, so big thanks go out to him for once again being a true ace for the community!

Azrael: There will be a tournament featuring 8 of the best SFIV players included on the DVD. The bracket is as follows:

Umehara (RY) vs Itabashi Zangief (ZA)

 

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Tuesday
Mar092010

WORLD GAME CUP - MASTER SERIES TOURNAMENT - MATCHES FROM DAIGO, RYAN HART, EITA & MORE!

So those of you who kept up with World Game Cup probably heard about their "Master Series" Street Fighter 4 tournament. Basically how it worked is they held qualifiers each day to get into the main tournament, and those who entered had a chance to win a free ride to EVO!

Since then, some videos of this tournament have shown up online, and let me tell you, they are some real bangers! I'm really happy to see these being uploaded because I wasn't sure if we would ever see videos of this tournament. Ryan Hart vs Daigo is a pretty incredible match so check that one out first, and you'll be surprised how well Evans, a Fei Long player, does against Eita. I've also included a couple others from the tournament but be sure to check out Hakf's YouTube Channel for all the rest.

Thanks to SephirothRK on NeoGAF for the heads up.

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Monday
Mar082010

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 DEVELOPERS TALK DUDLEY!

 

The latest Super Street Fighter 4 Dev Blog was translated by Azrael (big thanks to him for doing this each week by the way) and this time around they dig into Dudley's gameplay and some of the challenges they ran into during the development process.  They mention that Dudley's Ducking move did not originally go through projectiles but they later gave it that property to help him deal with fireball characters. They also mention he has all of his moves from the SF3 series, including the Thunder Bolt, which apparently does a lot of chip damage.

Also, they talk about his Ultras a bit saying that Corckscrew Cross is good for players who want to connect Ultras in combos, while Rolling Thunder is great for going through projectiles. It sounds like Dudley will have an incredible amount of options from mid-to-close range, and the versatility of both his Utlras make him sound like a very well rounded character. I was originally leaning heavily towards playing Ibuki, but the more I learn about Dudley, the more I think not learning how to play him would be... uncivilized!

Here is the full translation from SRK:

Hello everyone. This is Tsukamoto.

This week I'll be joined by director Okada and the head battle planner Sano, as we talk about the last of the new characters from SF3 - Dudley - and things ranging from how he was chosen and what not.

-- First off, please tell us why Dudley was chosen to be added in the game.

Okada:

He was chosen for SFIV because a lot of the development staff were really passionate fans of him, and he is extremely popular overseas. He is so popular that when producer Ono went to Europe to get opinions about the next installment of SFIV, he was consistently asked or requested for Dudley to be in the game. Also, we had a lot of requests from overseas fans to see the dream match-up of Dudley vs Balrog.

-- Is being a boxer the secret behind his popularity?

Okada:
Dudley's stylish boxing fight style is definitely very popular. We also feel that with his high approval rating in Europe, many Europeans want to support a fellow countryman. 

-- What do you think is Dudley's charm?

Okada:

His character charm from SF3 was to read the opponent, get in on his terms, and then take away their life in a flash - good rushdown power. Another part of his charm is that his attacks are very strategic. For example, Dudley has a lot of feint-type moves. He can get in close and counter his opponent's throw attempt with at attack. He's also got moves that are for the sole purpose of getting in close. If you are good at reading your opponent, then he becomes a very strong character.

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Monday
Mar082010

WORLD GAME CUP - LUFFY (RO) VS DAIGO (RY)

More videos of World Game Cup are showing up online and this set is particularly interesting due to the fact that most of us probably wouldn't have thought Daigo would ever have to face a Rose player in the semi-finals of a major tournament (I thought the same thing about Fei Long too!). The fact that he primarily plays on arcade and, well, the fact that there aren't a lot of Rose players out there to begin with, it's interesting to see how he approaches match ups he doesn't have much experience with. 

Luffy ain't no slouch either though -- he ended up getting 3rd place at World Game Cup, which was a 256 man bracket filled with some real beasts like UK's Ryan Hart! 

Thanks to iPlayWinner user Nagglepuss for pointing these out!

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Monday
Mar082010

We want Pics of Your Gaming Scene for an upcoming IPW project!

IPW is a big supporter of the fighting game community.  We have a project in the works which is related to helping grow communities everywhere.  Since this project is about building communities, we thought it would be a good idea to include pictures of scenes of all sizes within the project.

What we want are pictures of your local scene. It can be as small as a couple of people gathered in someone's living room having fun playing fighting games to pics from local tournaments or events that your scene has thrown.  If you have a pic or two you'd like to submit, send them to rodney_desjarlais@iplaywinner.com.  If you'd like to point out who is in the picture and/or what event the picture is from, please include that in the email and we'll put that under the picture.

We want pics of people, not games. So please don't send game pics or pics showing just the backs of people's heads playing games unless your scene is so large that you have to get a "crowd" shot.

This is a project about the community, so it is only fitting to feature that very community.  We want pics of scenes of all sizes, so no matter how small (or big) your scene is, send us pics.  Thanks in advance!