Those of you interested in getting your hands on a HRAP3 SA (HRAP3 with Sanwa parts) can now preorder the stick from HoriStore.com as of today. The stick will be released on December 18th.
S-KILL posted this a day or two back on CAPCOM's official blog. This video goes over all the different ways you can put the hurt on your opponent in this game. I am calling it right now that if there is one thing that will break this game it is the Baroque system (no pun intended). Any sort of custom combo system in CAPCOM games usually leads to shenanigans!
So this is something that probably belongs on my personal blog (if I had a life outside of fighting games I'd have a personal blog!) but after watching it it got me thinking how this same technology would be ideal for reviving fighting games in the arcade. The technology looks like its straight out of the movie Minority Report so there are probably a lot more practical, life-saving applications for this in the fields of science and law but one can only hope they apply this to fighting games one day.
Check it out:
According to Cyberfanatix.com there will be a SNK-Playmore hosted event in Japan come the 29th of this month for King of Fighters XII. I'm not sure where the event will be in Japan, but here is the link to the page about the event which has a map that points to the actual location.
Here are the details of the event:
All the characters in The King of Fighters XII will be playable.
The King of Fighters XII's game system will be completed.
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match also will be playable.
There will be a special tournament for The King of Fighters XII.
So not only will all the characters be playable, but the game system will be complete as well. If this is the case, it looks like SNK is still on course for an April '09 release date.
Another video of HD Remix with more Karate Kid music showed up today on Gametrailers (GT exclusive video as far as I can tell). Hopefully this is the final video before the game shows up online. I would not be surprised to see the game on PSN/XBLA by the end of next week. As far as I know the 360 is getting a dashboard update on Wednesday so maybe if we are lucky it will show up as soon as this week. Wishful thinking? We'll see!
This was pulled from Nintendo Everything earlier today. It sounds like they are pushing hard for the game to come out in the west. Though the way it is worded ("multiple potential outcomes") sounds like the game may show up but maybe not in the same incarnation as the Japanese version. Could this mean less characters/stripped down version just to get it state side?
We wont know for a while but here is the quote:
“The issue is that there are multiple potential outcomes… it’s not as simple as ‘yes it’s coming’ or ‘no, it’s not’. And we have a few other issues to contend with that I’m not able to get into details on that are coloring what direction we are able take with the franchise in the West. Again, we’re deeply in ’stay tuned’ territory but I don’t expect to have any solid news to share openly, one way or the other for a couple months.” - Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development
The fourth installment of Gamespot's Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown with more hustle and flow from Paul Eath! One more installment with the HD Remix finals then onto Street Fighter IV.
Also, if you missed it the first time around, be sure to read the iPlayWinner Gamespot SF Tournament coverage!
To my knowledge this is the first video to show up online of Cammy in Street Fighter IV. It appears to be the PS3 version but no idea where the video was taken. It was most likely captured from one of the many European conventions that have gone down in the recent months. Dont expect any next level gameplay in this one but worth checking out anyway. Thanks to Oldschoolgamer from NeoGAF for the heads up.
So the release date is now set in stone! Feburary 17th for North America and Feburary 20th for Europe!
From Kramez's blog:
Good news, everyone! We're pleased to announce that all of y'all in North America will be able to get your paws on Street Fighter IV starting Tuesday, February 17, while those of you from the Olde Worlde will be able to get in the ring on February 20! Capcom will be shipping the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions simultaneously, so regardless of your platform of preference, you'll be pounding faces and Focusing through fireballs day one.
CAPCOM sent this over to us today, a character profile video showcasing Goukens abilities. Check it out!
From the press release:
Today we have an exclusive treat for youold school Street Fighterfans, Gouken! It's pretty amazinghow a translation error turned April Fools joke canevolve intothis martial arts brawler.
Pulled this off the CAPCOM blog earlier this morning. Fellow EMS member and DPF Radio's Japanese correspondent SCOTT POPLUAR bring us his report from the Japanese Street Fighter IV National tournament. He provides some TvC footage and the final matches from the SFIV tournament. Worth checking out even just for the picture at the end of the post!
MarkMan here! My first post on iPlayWinner! Just wanted to give everyone a heads up on something that will be part of the future generation of fighting games... BLAZBLUE!
BlazBlue will be officially released next week! The latest fighting game from ARCSYSTEM WORKS will hit US and Japanese shores simultaneously in all of it’s HD fighting glory! Is your arcade getting it?! If not, tell them to contact AKSYS games by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for all purchase inquiries. For latest images and videos, check out the official North American BlazBlue website here.
I've been lucky enough to play BlazBlue for awhile now and I share the same sentiments as everyone else that has been to location tests for this game... The game is HOT!!! Also, Episode 4 of AKSYS NATION is now online! Check out the newest podcast from AKSYS Games as they focus this new episode on anything and everything BlazBlue!
A new video was posted recently on CAPCOMS Japanese Tatsunoko vs Capcom site featuring Viewtiful Joe! Here is the youtube version. Check it out!
KOTAKU posted up a set of pictures from a Street Fighter History event in Tokyo that showcases the many different faces of Ryu over the years. According to the article, there has been 15 different "official" versions of Ryu and all I can say is I am glad we have moved on from the original version from the very first Street Fighter!
GAMESPOT posted this today as part of their Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown series they are running on the site. I was hoping for more tournament footage, so lets hope this isn't the only video we are getting all week from them. Check it out:
New UDON trailer for HD remix. More of a promotional trailer than a gameplay trailer like the combo video that was posted last week, but entertaining none the less!
Found this today on SRK, looks like the PRIMA guide for Street Fighter IV is up for pre-order on Amazon. I'm not 100% sure who is behind this guide other than a poster on SRK known as DrDogg who has mentioned they are going all out to make this guide really informative. It should include all the frame data and combos from the master guide and all the information on the new characters such as Sakura and Cammy as well.
In the mean time be sure to check out iPlayWinner's (work in progress) Street Fighter IV guide.
AksysGames posted an HD match today on their site featuring Litchi and Arakune. If you're hungry for more videos, be sure to check out tshkn's YouTube Channel where there are some new matches have been posted as well.
I loaded up SNK/King of Fighters site cyberfanatix.com today and this is honestly one of the last things I expected to see but pretty damn impressive either way!
Well, it appears the final challenger has entered the arena! According to SRK, Rose has been added to the SFIV roster, making the final tally of characters come to 25.
The game has come a long way since I first played it back in February where only 12 total characters were selectable (the original 8 and the 4 new comers). More characters could be added through downloadable content but right now the character select screen looks pretty full so anyone expecting some last minute Third Strike characters shouldn't get their hopes up. I personally never played a lot of Alpha so not too sure what to expect from her gameplay wise, but we should see more images and videos shortly.