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Tuesday
Mar022010

Gamasutra Interviews Capcom's Christian Svennson. Super to be $40

Gamasutra recently had an interview with Christian Svennson, Capcom's VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development.  The article has a ton of interesting topics for the Capcom fan, but the biggest news is official confirmation of what we have all kind of felt was going to happen months ago: Super will be $40.

Christian also talks about how they feel Tatsunoko vs Capcom has performed so far as well as lots of other topics. Here's a slice of the interview. To read the whole thing, hit the source link below.

You're setting the price point for the game lower than the original.

CS: It's $40. We had two choices, and the economics didn't work out on one... No matter what, we were fracturing the userbase, and we had to start from scratch. There was no way to just sort of do an update on the DLC, and if we'd done what we did Lost Planet Colonies -- I don't know if you'll recall -- basically it had everything had the first game had and a ton more.

And we did that as our Platinum package. The problem is that it gets a new title ID, which means no cross-play with the original consumers. And the other part is designing the game around, figuring out who has which package, even if you could do that. So, we knew we had to go from scratch. A Platinum [version] wasn't really an option no matter what we did.

The other part of this is frankly we were putting in so much new content, we thought that a platinum play wasn't the right play anyway. So, going $10 above Platinum/Greatest Hits pricing was sort of a nice compromise. And we haven't announced it, but for those who have purchased and played Street Fighter IV on the system that they play this on, there will be a nifty little special set of things that those people will have the option of enjoying that others won't.

Source: Gamasutra

Monday
Mar012010

LEVEL | UP SERIES - BEAT THE PRO VIDEOS

Level|Up started uploading videos from their Beat-the-Pro event that was held this past weekend, with Alex Valle taking on anyone who was brave enough to challenge him. This wasn't just for fun though,  anyone who came away victorious was given a nice cash prize!

Here are a handful of videos they have uploaded so far, and be sure to not only keep an eye on their Youtube channel for more videos, but also tune into Wednesday Night Fights where I've heard they will be broadcasting matches from the tournament itself.

Level|Up YouTube Channel

Thanks to ShinJN on SRK for the heads up on these videos.

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Sunday
Feb282010

NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 SCREENSHOTS OF DUDLEY

Famitsu updated their website today with a ton of new screenshots of Dudley from Super Street Fighter 4 showcasing most of his special moves and Ultras. My favorite so far? Cross counter!

    

    

    

    

    

    

Source: Famitsu

Saturday
Feb272010

YAGAMI OF ROUND1.SG INTERVIEWS URYO & TKD

Yagami from ROUND1.SG (Singapore's premire Fighting Game website) posted a set of interviews with top Japanese players TKD (El Fuerte) and Uryo (C. Viper). These interviews are from SBO 09 where I not only got a chance to kick it with Yagami (who is a great El Fuerte player himself and super chill guy -- very passionate about the fighting game scene), but also play TKD at GODSGARDEN. I can say from first hand experiences that TKD's El Fuerte is on another level and everyone knows by now that the same can be said about Uryo's C. Viper.

Thanks to Keits from SRK for pointing these interviews out on the front page. 

 

 

Friday
Feb262010

VOTE FOR STREET FIGHTER 4 C. VIPER PLAYER KRYOJENIX TO APPEAR ON CBS SURVIVOR

Ivan Kim aka Kryojenix who is an accomplished SoCal C. Viper player, is one of the top 10 finalists for appearing on CBS Survivor and is looking for your votes to help him make it on the show! This is a great opportunity for us to not only to pull together as a community and help one of our own, but to also possibly get more exposure for fighting games as a whole in mainstream media. 

Ivan put together a video explaining why he should be on the show and you can check it out and also vote for him by clicking the link below.

Click here to vote for Ivan Kim for CBS Survivor.

Watch his promo and still not sold that Ivan is a true survivor? Check out the end of this video and there won't be any question in your mind as to why he should be on the show!

Thanks to Arcade Infinity tournament & event planner @ShooCarlos on Twitter for giving me a heads up on this.

Friday
Feb262010

IPW Tatsunoko vs Capcom Guide Update

We are back at work updating the guide with new stuff. Stay tuned for even more great updates in the coming weeks. We are working to assure that our guide is the absolute best guide for the game on the interwebs.

By the way, feel free to link to any page on this guide if you have your own site or if you create a TvC thread in a forum somewhere. This is for the community.

As usual, send an email to admin@iplaywinner.com or leave a comment if you have suggestions for stuff you'd like to see added to the guide or just general comments.

Friday
Feb262010

Interview with Seth Killian at Hadoken.net

Hadoken.net has a 21 question interview with Capcom's Seth Killian about a wide range of topics. Here's a sample. Hit the source link below to read the whole article.

7- Does that mean that all characters have been rebalanced or just some?

Every character in the game was rebalanced over the course of development.  You can’t think about balancing in terms of just some characters, as changes to any one affect their matchups against the entire cast.  In the end, some have wound up being very close to their SFIV incarnations, while others are pretty different, and some (like Chun Li) can play in a very different style just because of their new Ultra combo.  So while Chun Li didn’t get a ton of specific changes to her moves, if you’re up against a Chun Li playing Ultra #2 (Kikkosho), you have to play in a totally different way.

8- So Sagat is not going to be as dominating as he is now in sf4?

Sagat is still powerful—his techniques all still work, but I would say he’s going to face a lot of stiff competition from the returning cast and the newcomers.  While he has more options in Super SFIV than he did in Super (editor note: assuming he meant regular SF4), he also has more tough matchups, and his ability for massive comebacks isn’t as strong.  In SFIV, he could be essentially dominated for the entire match, and then make a huge comeback from one hit or even a trade.  In Super SFIV, he’ll need to play well the entire match to win consistently.

Source: Hadoken.net

Friday
Feb262010

Official Screenshots of Super SF4 Alt Costumes for Guile, Blanka, Gen, Fei Long, and Dhalsim

   

 

Capcom uploaded some official screens for these alternate costumes to their PR site today. Check them all out if you haven't already.

Friday
Feb262010

Street Fighter Avatar Items to Hit Xbox Live Marketplace March 2

I was wondering when this would happen just the other day.  It seems that Street Fighter Avatar items will be hitting the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace on March 2nd according to 1up. The only information that was given is that it is coming and the date.

Feel free to speculate about the clothing items and possible items if you please.  I wonder if for an Avatar Item I can make my Avatar throw Hadokens...

Source: 1up

Thursday
Feb252010

GEN'S SECOND ULTRAS REVEALED!

Gen's second set of Ultras showed up on the official Capcom Super Street Fighter 4 website today. As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has seen these new Ultras in action. What do you Gen players think? A solid addition to his arsenal or will you have to wait and see?

Thursday
Feb252010

URYO (VI) VS "2D GOD" MAGO (SA)

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!

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Thursday
Feb252010

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix 50% off on PSN

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.

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday
Feb252010

Capcom details balance changes in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

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

Thursday
Feb252010

Capcom Confirms Super Street Fighter 4 Pre-Order Items For Europe

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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?

Thursday
Feb252010

Fan-made Trailer: Street Fighter (World Warrior)

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.

Source: Blinky Productions

Thursday
Feb252010

Capcom's head of UK Marketing Details Strategy for Super

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:

SUPER STRATEGY

Marketing proved to be key in the success of Street Fighter IV and while the brand is as prominent as ever, Capcom will be working hard to raise awareness of the Super edition’s arrival…
  • 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.)
Source: MCV
Wednesday
Feb242010

King of Fighters XIII Info Coming Soon

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.

Source: Versus City and Dengeki 

Wednesday
Feb242010

Super Street Fighter 4 pre-order bonuses revealed 

      

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

Wednesday
Feb242010

Wakeup SRK Podcast Features Third Strike Players for Dudley, Ibuki, and Makoto

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!

Source: Shoryuken

Wednesday
Feb242010

New Super Street Fighter 4 Screenshots from RuliWeb

 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.

   

   

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