New King of Fighters 14 trailer gives our first proper look at Zarina - Also features Nelson and Bandeiras from Team South America

The latest King of Fighters 14 team trailer has been released, and this time it's focusing on the South American team.

We've already seen Nelson and Banderas in previous trailers, though they show off some new stuff here as well, but this is our first official look at the team's sole female member, Zarina. You can check out some images from the trailer right here.

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Check out the full trailer below.

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Street Fighter 5 Cinematic Story Mode 'A Shadow Falls' Release Trailer shown

Street Fighter 5's Cinematic Story Mode is set to release tomorrow amongst a bunch of costumes and two new characters in a patch.

In anticipation, Capcom have just released a story mode trailer for everyone to feast their eyes upon. You can find a bunch of screenshots from said trailer right here.

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If you just can't wait until tomorrow, check out the trailer below.

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Classic costume, ninja costume, schoolgirl clothes and even capes - Capcom reveals their Ibuki concept designs for Street Fighter 5

Tomorrow, we'll finally get to try out Ibuki in Street Fighter 5, and I know that at least I'm excited for it.

In anticipation, you can get a look at all of the different designs Capcom were considering for Ibuki, with the notation that some of these might actually show up in the future, if we're lucky. Below, you'll find a portion of Capcom's original post on the Japanese CFN website, translated by yours truly.

This time, we're doing an article focusing on Ibuki.

Her two main focus points are that she's a schoolgirl, but also a serious ninja. Trying to merge those two aspects of her life, we ended up with the current look for her.

Check out the various concepts Capcom worked through for Ibuki below.

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'I think Laura is top 8 in the game' - Will2Pac talks character choice, differences between SF4 and SF5, wanted DLC characters and more

DreamHack Summer 2016 took place recently, and your very own Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor was on the scene.

Now, what kind of EventHubs writer would I be if I didn't take the opportunity to grab as many interviews as I possibly can? Next in line, we have Melty|Will2Pac, who in this interview talks about why he chose Laura and how good he thinks she is, how SF4 and SF5 differ from eachother, EVO prospects and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: You use Laura at such a level that I'm impressed every time I see your matches. Laura is generally seen as a pretty bad character, but you've done amazing with her so far. How good or bad do you feel Laura is in Street Fighter 5?

Melty|Will2Pac: I think Laura is a strong character. However, she's really hard to play, because she doesn't have any reversal, and on wakeup you need to have good defense.

Her pokes at mid range are good, but not as good as some other characters. Her fireball is good for pressure, especially the EX one, but not for the fireball traps like Nash, Ryu and Chun-Li can do... So you need to use them carefully. I think to have a good Laura, the player needs to be good too (not sure I am though, haha). I think Laura is top 8 in the game.

Hit the jump to read the rest of what Melty|Will2Pac had to say.

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Matt Dahlgren - One of our top priorities right now is getting fans the single player story mode content they’ve been waiting for

Street Fighter 5's biggest update since its initial launch is right around the corner, and the community is anxiously waiting to get their hands on new characters, stages and game modes.

At E3, we spoke with Capcom representatives Peter "Combofiend" Rosas and Matt Dahlgren to get an idea of exactly what to expect with this massive update. Dahlgren elaborated a bit on the game's upcoming mode.

They discussed a range of components, including why SF5 is set where it is on the story timeline, and whether or not we'll see similar updates in the game's future.

"This is a service that's going to grow over time, and we will listen to our fans and monitor the feedback from that, and then determine what content to build next based off of fan feedback."

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'The Destroyer of Rules'... check out Balrog's Street Fighter 5 trading card

We're just two days away from getting our hands on Balrog in Street Fighter 5, and while we wait we're eagerly grabbing at any and all information we can get on him.

His SF5 trading card is now out, and it recalls the character's appearances in past titles as well as reveals his new nickname, "The Destroyer of Rules", which is hilarious.

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PlayStation 4 users in North America can download the latest SF5 patch right now to avoid having to do so when the update goes live.

Source: Street Fighter. Sent in by BuddhaRahl

Scheduled maintenance will shut Street Fighter 5 servers down for 10 hours on Thursday, June 30th

According to a recent post on the Street Fighter Server Twitter, the game's servers will be down for no less than 10 hours on this coming Thursday.

A follow up tweet clarifies, "During this time online modes cannot be used. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding."

Seeing as the download is eight gigabytes worth of new content, there are likely a lot of "I's" to dot and "T's" to cross. In the past there have been instances where server down time has been shorter than the projected span, so we'll see if Capcom uses the full 10 hours or not.

Check out gameplay of Under Night In-Birth's newest character: Mika

We've got for you today some action from Under Night In-Birth's newest character. Mika R. (not to be confused with Street Fighter's R. Mika) is a gauntlet-sporting little girl who packs a wallop.

It appears as though she has some great horizontal and vertical mobility, as she can rocket across the stage at a moment's notice. Her rapid fire punches look incredibly fun to deal out, and her special move spin attack seems deadly.

Check out the combo below, which shows off multiple facets of her arsenal, and then then hit the jump to see the full video.


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Ibuki and Balrog confirmed to be EVO legal; other newly released fighters will also be allowed

When Ibuki was first revealed, it sparked a lot of controversy surrounding whether or not the character would be allowed at EVO.

Earlier this month, Mr. Wizard ran a Twitter poll where the people really showed that they want to see the character allowed to compete at the upcoming event. As such, he announced recently that both Ibuki and Balrog will be allowed at EVO per CPT rules.

The official EVO rules would have left the new Street Fighter 5 DLC characters out of the competition, but their recent allowance led some to ask whether characters in other games will have their shot to be played on the EVO stage as well.

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We're not going to say 'Sagat', but Ono's recent Facebook post involving Tiger Beer is driving us crazy

Early yesterday, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took to Facebook for a post we find interesting on multiple levels.

Ono's somewhat melancholy message highlights him as a bit of a troubled artist, unable to express his creativity in an apt manner. He tops off his post with the following image of his trademark Blanka toy in front of two very specific beers...

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You may or may not have noticed the "Tiger" brand beers behind Blanka, and that may or may not have led you to start thinking about a certain one-eyed Muay Thai fighter who throws Tiger Shots and isn't currently in Street Fighter 5.

Given Ono's eccentric and trolling nature, it's always extremely hard to pick out from his posts what's a hint and what isn't. We're not going to get ahead of ourselves, but you can feel free to do so in the comments below!

Sent in by maddog666 and jigawat.

Street Fighter 5's new story expansion available for download now, two days ahead of schedule

A listing for Street Fighter 5's new story mode expansion is currently available on the PlayStation store in the US.

Those who wish to do so can already begin downloading the new content, which has sprung up two days ahead of its original release date. To do so, hit the above link and sign in. Once you check out the item (which is free), you can choose to download it on your PS4.

The file size comes in at 8.1 GB. You can check out a photo of the new update downloading on PlayStation 4 below.

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This download looks to be in preparation for Friday, as the story expansion is not available for play just yet.

Via /r/StreetFighter. Sent in by HiryuMK, eviljhun971, RYU81, Blackoshinomi, and an anonymous reader. Contributions to this story made by EventHubs' own Velociraptor.

New characters inbound? Pokken Tournament patch trailer hints at DLC announcement, community datamines patch for clues

A huge patch for Pokken Tournament recently hit consoles that brought with it not only changes to nearly every character in the game, but also a few interesting additional files that could point to who will be added to the game soon.

The Japanese trailer for the summer patch states that new Pokemon coming to the roster will soon be announced. The more tech-savvy trainers in the Pokken Tournament community have been working to scrounge up hints to find out who's coming.

Members of the /r/PokkenGame subreddit managed to uncover new files tucked into the 1.3 update that reference Darkrai, Scizor, and Empoleon. The files that were found have matching Pokedex numbers, and names of a few moves each Pokemon are capable of using.

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Balrog is still a charge character, but has some nifty new target combos to help in the clinch - check out his Street Fighter 5 move list here

Street Fighter 5's Balrog is set to be released this Friday at midnight, and in order to prepare players for his arrival Capcom has released the boxer's official move list.

Looking at the listing, we see that Balrog remains predominantly a charge-based fighter. However, in Street Fighter 5 he was given a handful of slick target combos that will undoubtedly help players tack on damage when they don't have a charge stored.

Below you will find inputs for Balrog's V-moves, special moves, unique attacks, and more. Additionally, the character's stamina and stats can be found in the gallery below.

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You can find more information about Balrog, as well as his new Street Fighter 5 theme, by clicking here.

Source: CFN Portal. Sent in by Cakie.

Like Mike? Like Dudley? A... Hamburger?! Capcom show off a bunch of potential costumes Balrog might've gotten in Street Fighter 5

With Balrog coming up in just a few days for release, we've been seeing quite a bit of him lately from Capcom, but this latest post sure takes the cake ... Or hamburger, as it were.

Within these costume concepts, you'll find just about everything. Capcom's own message regarding them (translated from Japanese by me) was as follows:

Today, we're making an article specialized for Balrog. He looks ruthless no matter what he's wearing! We had a ton of ideas for his costumes. We'll show you a few of them here.

Postblurb: Continue below to see the costume images.

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'Knowing frame data feels more important in SF5 than in SF4' - Xian talks SF5 skillset, King of Fighters 14, F.A.N.G character choice and more

DreamHack Summer 2016 took place recently, and your very own Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor was on the scene.

Now, what kind of EventHubs writer would I be if I didn't take the opportunity to grab as many interviews as I possibly can? First up of the bunch, we have RZR|Xian, who in this interview talks about his character choice, his thoughts about SF5 as a game, King of Fighters 14 and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: What do you think is the best thing with Street Fighter 5, and conversely, the worst thing about it?

RZR|Xian: The best thing about Street Fighter 5, for me, would be the CFN channel. I like that we can easily see replays of top players all around the world without any problems.

The worst thing, besides the 8 frames, would probably be the online gameplay. It seems to take too long to find a match, and there are many other issues with the netplay as well.

Hit the jump to read the rest of what RZR|Xian had to say.

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