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.
This past weekend Cologne, Germany was host to this year's World Cybergames Championship which included Virtua Fighter 5 as its representative in the Fighting Game category. To qualify for this event, players worldwide competed in online qualifiers and later offline national tournaments to earn a place in the world championships.
Nohoho posted on his blog earlier this week International Street Figher IV tournament results and included a chart that shows character usage, win rate among some other things. I'm not surprised Ryu is being used the most, but still interesting Sagat is used less than Chun-Li!
Also, something included in that same post is a move list for SFIV in PDF format that Nohoho translated. As far as I know this was taken from an Arcadia mook before the Master Guide came out. You can download it here!
A little late on this one, but I stumbled upon this tonight while browsing around NeoGAF and SDTEKKEN tonight. Looks like the first Tekken 6: BR location test was conducted just the other day. MarkMan posted up some new videos of the event and Reno posts his impressions on NeoGAF.
Somewhat related, I've had a chance to play vanilla Tekken 6 at San Francisco State University this week, and it seems to be a lot of fun. Many hardcore players say the game is broken in many ways but the machine at SFSU always has plenty of people waiting to play when I go there (much more than SFIV even.) Ive tried to play a bit of Steve and Kazyua but sadly I am not that good at the game. I do plan on playing more though in anticipation of the release of Tekken 6: BR which should come to consoles in Fall '09 according to Namco.
With the game right around the corner for a Japanese release (December 11th) it looks like CAPCOM has updated their Japanese website with new information on characters and the gameplay system. It would be nice if CAPCOM had a similar page in English for those of us who are looking forward to importing the game into North America!
Ryan over at Gootecks.com posted up his new e-book for players who are transitioning from Street Fighter 3 to Street Fighter IV. The two games play pretty differently over all and the strategy involved in both games is in most cases quite a bit different. I started with Street Fighter III and found it did take some time for me to wrap my mind around the game mechanics of Street Fighter IV.
Also, earlier in the week he posted a new podcast with Rufus player Bobino. This podcast (sort of) goes hand in hand with the e-book in that Bobino is a Tekken player transitioning to SFIV. Check it out!
Capcom sent over a couple new videos today! One is a new video showcasing various combos in Street Fighter II: HD Remix and the other is a character profile video of Seth, the boss of Street Fighter IV.
From the press release:
We have a super awesome combo video for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix which demonstrates some of the very rare and extremely difficult combos. It’s an extraordinary moment when you witness one of these combos at the arcades and we have compiled them all for you, our fans.
Additionally, we’ve released a character profile video featuring Street Fighter IV’s final boss, Seth! Seth coincidentally, shares the same name as Seth Killian, our very own resident community manager, Street Fighter expert, and all around super human being life-force. That’s Mr. S-Kill to you. Coincidentally, the throne in the background also features crossed hands, the style in which our very own Seth Killian utilizes to whoop on me in SFIV. Coincidentially, coincidentally, coincidentally . . . coincidence. He’s going to kill me.
Mr. Wizard posted up on SRK's blog today that the EVO DVDs are now up for sale! You can buy two discs separately depending on what games your are interested or buy both for a discounted price. Some really exciting finals this year so be sure to pick up at least one!
This isn't something I expected to see, but it appears CAPCOM is going all out in promoting the Street Fighter franchise in the following months. Kotaku is reporting Zen Studios has teamed up with CAPCOM to develop a Street Fighter pinball game for XBLA. Reading the article it sound pretty fun so I'm sure I'll check it out when it drops.
Some details on the game:
* Enter the World Warrior Championship fighting as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Guile and battle against Sagat, Evil Ryu, Vega, and Balrog, then win the final round of the championship against M. Bison!
* Discover special combo shots, animated punches, kicks and special moves as you fight against opponents using ramps and a variety of orbit shots.
* Multiple in-game challenges featuring objects, art and memorable items from Street FighterTM II.
* Table soundtrack, sound effects and voices from the original Street Fighter II.
* Brand new hot-seat multiplayer.
So Cammy we've known about for a while through numerous hints from Yoshinoro Ono, but Gen is a surprise! This more or less confirms Yun or Yang wont make it to the game but hopefully Gen will be a hybrid of the two characters in SFIV.
I saw these last week and not too sure why I didnt post about them earlier. Most of these are pretty corny but I really liked "Return of the 15 Foot Pimp Slap"! Check out the rest at Kotaku.
Looks like Viewtiful Joe is coming to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom according to Dengenki! I always thought Viewtiful Joe would be perfect for this game due to its art style and combo system. Also being added to the roster are Saki (MVC assist and Quiz Nanairo DREAMS card game) and Tatsunoko character Ippatsuman.
Updated on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 9:21AM by haunts
Thanks to Ryan from Gootecks.com for writing this up. We plan to have more of these articles that will help you up your game in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!
Think about whether you play a rushdown or turtling style. Then think about how much you know about both. Chances are you are much better at one or the other, but there are situations where it would be to your advantage to play the style you are weaker with.
Let's say you play a rushdown style such as Alex Valle or Pyrolee. You probably know all kinds of things such as correct poking distances for the attacks you're using, what their options are in any given situation, how to make them whiff throws/moves, etc. But do you also know similar tactics for turtling such as when to sit on a lead, the mental fortitude to not hit a button for 5-10 seconds at a time and what pokes are best for keeping them out?
By improving your skills at the style you're weaker at, you'll be a more rounded player who is able to adapt to more situations easier, as well as win more because you'll either be able to survive longer or do more damage more effectively.
According to Kiets at SRK, it appears the EVO2K8 DVDs are right around the corner and should be up for sale in the coming months. I'll say right now that this DVD is worth it for the top 8 of Super Turbo and CVS2 alone. Some really exciting, legendary matches in both of those games all around, and not to mention John Choi taking both games as well.
I'm a big Third Strike fan and there were some really good matches in the Third Strike pools from what I saw but I'm not sure if they made it on the dvd. Regardless, if you're an up-and-coming Chun-Li player you will want this DVD for sure.
Ill post up when the DVD's are for sale, but in the meantime order yourself a copy of the SBO '08 Virtua Fighter 5 R DVD.
1UP posted a timeline of Gouken bundled with some new screen shots.
You wouldn't think anything productive would come from a series of mistranslations, improvised backstories, and outright plagiarism, but you'd be wrong. The story of Sheng Long's a hallowed tale, well documented in the annals of gaming history. Born from a translation error and perpetuated by a legendary gag from our very own EGM, Sheng Long (or Gouken, as he's officially called now) finally makes his first playable appearance in Street Fighter 4. To accompany these new Gouken screens, we figured we'd delve into the past and see exactly how he made the jump from an April Fools' gag into an actual character.
WCG 08 is about to wrap up in the coming months and the only real competitive fighting game that was included was VF5. Go to the polls and cast your vote to have both VF5 and SFIV in WCG 09 (or Soul Calibur IV if you're so inclined, you only get two choices.)
Thanks to Spoonz on SRK for the heads up.
Here is the full list of games they have as options under the fighting category:
- Legends of Wrestlemania
- MK vs DC Universe
- Soul Calibur 4
- Street Fighter 4
- UFC 2009
- Virtua Fighter 5
- WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
Street Fighter Devotion posted up a video recently with an interview of Mike Fass (Zangief) who is talking about creating a spin off TV series of the highly popular College Humor internet series. It sounds like they will be introducing original characters and possibly characters from Street Fighter IV. Check it out: