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Akuma and Juri in USF4 have changes that players have always wanted, Tokido and Mago say in these new character breakdown vids

Taito's Ultra Street Fighter 4 character breakdown videos this week has got Team Mad Catz's Japanese players out in full force.

Joining Daigo "The Beast" Umehara's in-depth breakdown of Hugo in USF4 are a pair of videos that have his teammates Tokido and Mago, respectively, going over the key changes to the returning characters Akuma and Juri.

Hit the jump to check out the videos -- which are in Japanese -- along with written transcripts of what Tokido and Mago said, translated by EventHubs's very own KarbyP.

Ultra Street Fighter 4's arcade intro - cinematic opening video

With Ultra Street Fighter 4 being officially released in Japan now, it seems that someone has already gotten ahold of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 cinematic intro.

The intro is made up of some clips from past Street Fighter 4 version openings, combined with footage of the new characters in the Super Street Fighter 4 art-style.

The quality of the video here isn't incredible, but you can still check out the full intro video in all of it's glory.

Hit the jump to view the Ultra Street Fighter 4 arcade intro.

A lethal double perfect from Marn shows that UMvC3 is actually a one player game: Check out this clip from his match against CJ Showstopper

RG|Filipino Champ sent EventHubs a clip from his most recent Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 stream in which esteemed Zero player, Marn, showed off a bit of what he can do.

During a set against CJ Showstopper, one of NorCal's great UMvC3 players, Marn managed to score not one, but two perfects in a row. With his trademark Zero on point and Vergil/Strider to back him up, Marn made sure that CJ Showstopper was never able to land even the smallest hit for two games straight.

Many have joked that when the right characters are on screen, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 becomes a one player game. After watching this video... I think those jokes may be more truth than anything.

Hit the jump to see the clip.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 Edition Select still offline-only, has save/reload state and Network Simulation; hits retailers August 7 in Japan

Updated: Upon closer scrutiny, it appears that Ultra Street Fighter 4's Edition Select is still an offline-only mode. We previously had a small error in translation that has since been fixed.

Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu has more than just a look at Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo and Poison's alternate costumes in its latest issue.

The gaming publication also revealed that the packaged retail version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 will come out in Japan on August 7 at the price of 3,990 yen (4,309 yen with tax included) -- as well as the scoop on some very spiffy new features: a save/reload feature and a Network Simulation option in Training mode.

Check out the Famitsu scans below, and hit the jump to read more about the new Training mode tools.

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First in-game look at Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo, and Poison's alternate costumes in Ultra Street Fighter 4, 2nd wave of costumes also shown

Famitsu, a Japanese gaming publication, posted in their magazine the first in-game look at Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo, and Poison's alternate costumes in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Each of these outfits was designed by UDON, and just yesterday, we saw the Decapre's costume design for the first time.

If you look closely at the image below, you can see that there are in-game screenshots showing a 2nd wave of alternate costumes for Rolento, Poison, Elena, and Decapre. It appears as though Rolento is donning his plumber getup from Street Fighter X Tekken, and Poison is also getting one of her SFxT outfits.

Players will be able to use these costumes if they have save data from Street Fighter X Tekken on their hard-drives. Decapre's costume isn't actually a new design, but rather, Cammy's SFxT alternate outfit. These costumes will also be available in the arcade version of Ultra Street Fighter 4.

You can check out the scan below, courtesy of Kurushii.

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Source: Famitsu. Via SRK.

'Visit beautiful Brazil, where Blanka hangs out on rooftops!' - vintage travel style artwork featuring Street Fighter 2 stages

Fro Design Co created some awesome looking vintage travel posters that feature classic Street Fighter 2 stages. Included here are faux advertisements for Japan, Brazil, China. India, Las Vegas, and Thailand.

To add a bit more authenticity to this artwork, the designers even added the Trans World Airlines logo, which is an airline that was popular during the early 90's.

Prints of these posters are for sale, so be sure to click the link above for information.

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Which Street Fighter 2 stage would you most like to visit? Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

Source: Capcom Unity.

Updated: Quick battle logs added; Daigo, Mago, Tokido, and Bonchan's special Ultra Street Fighter 4 launch stream

Updated: We have added some quick battle logs for these exhibition matches. You will find which player beat which, along with the characters they used.

The arcade version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be officially released in Japan tomorrow, so in order to honor its launch, a handful of Japan's best Street Fighter players are running a live stream on which they'll be participating in exhibition matches.

MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, and Bonchan are joining forces to bring us some quality Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage, and Nuki is expected to provide commentary.

The stream can be found over on Nico Nico, and can be viewed by those who have an account. You can create a free Nico account to check out the stream.

Hit the jump for results of the stream's exhibition matches.

Decapre's alternative costume in Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed

Decapre's alternative costume for Ultra Street Fighter 4 was revealed today, although it's just the artwork and not the actual in-game look.

Like the other new characters, this was designed by Udon and you can see Decapre is sporting locks, chains and belts.

If you missed them the first time around, we've included the artwork for the alternative outfits for Hugo, Rolento, Elena and Poison as well.

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Tip from Shinkuu_Kikoken.

You can win hundreds of dollars playing SSF4 AE v2012 online during the next PxG Championships

The next PxG Championship tournament is coming up in just a few weeks, on April 27, 2014. Another $500 in cash prizes will be up for grabs, along with some excellent goodies from AverMedia, like a custom joystick from FoeHammer and more.

You can find more details on their official website, like how you can sign up.

Even if you're not wanting to compete at this event, you should definitely tune in for the stream, as there will be a lot of great action for viewers at home to watch.

Last time EG|Justin Wong took top honors, defeating players like EMP|NuckleDu, MC|XsK Samurai, AG|Native Impact and MLSwear on his way to victory, so there was no shortage of excellent action to take in.

Hit the jump to view the official trailer for the event.

A thorn in the jaguar's paw? GamerBee faces one of his greatest challenges yet: A Zangief player named GOGO BABY CHAN

AVM|GamerBee recently uploaded a great set of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches between himself and an exceptional Zangief player by the name of GOGO BABY CHAN.

The two players battle it out for nearly 40 minutes, and GamerBee even commented about just how good this Zangief player is over on his personal Twitter account.

It's rare that we see either Adon or Zangief played on a high level, (sans the few tournament players who still use these characters competitively), so this is definitely a treat for anyone looking for some great SSF4 AE v2012 action, minus the top tiers.

You can find all of the footage after the jump.

USF4's Red Focus intended for casual players, delayed wake-up made for hardcore competitors; Ayano says Ryu users will enjoy playing Poison

Ultra Street Fighter 4's assistant producer, Tomoaki Ayano, spoke to Siliconera once again in order to discuss the upcoming SF4 series update. This particular interview focuses mainly on the subject of complexity, and if USF4 may become too complicated with all of the new game mechanics being added.

To better address this question, Ayano starts out by explaining the thought process behind creating both Ultra Street Fighter 4's Red Focus and delayed wake-up mechanics. He admits that Red Focus was created with casual players in mind.

"It [Red Focus] was conceived as a technique to deal with incoming multi-hit attacks via simple button input," the assistant producer says. "We see it as a way to bring more casual users into the fold and reignite interest among players who may have been sitting out of the Street Fighter IV series until now."

You can continue reading after the break.

Comebacks, perfects, and tricky orb mixups: Luffy shows that Rose is capable of great things in this SSF4 AE v2012 highlight reel

DeBeast continues to shine the spotlight on the great players competing in the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tournament scene.

In today's highlight reel, we get to see none other than the best Rose player in Europe (and possibly the world), MD|Luffy.

Rose isn't really known for being an over-the-top flashy character, but Luffy shows off a ton of great set ups, combos, and even manages to pull off some clutch comebacks, despite Rose's damage output being fairly low.

Hit the jump to see arguably the best Rose around do his thing.

Super Smash Bros. Melee gets the acapella treatment as Smooth McGroove performs a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the Menu 1 theme

Smooth McGroove returns to the world of fighting game themes with his latest acapella video.

This time around, McGroove performs his rendition of the Super Smash Bros. Melee Menu 1 theme. If you've never seen Smooth McGroove before, don't be fooled by his appearance.

The man can definitely sing, and he uses numerous clips of himself, edited together, to create a hauntingly beautiful cover of classic game music.

Old school Smash Bros. fans, be prepared to get taken back to the good ol' days with this awesome version of the Melee Menu 1 theme. Hit the jump to check it out.

Daigo: 'Hugo's normals are quite strong in USF4, he possesses a fairly strong footsie game' - The Beast analyzes Hugo in this character breakdown

Taito has added a brand new Ultra Street Fighter 4 character breakdown to their YouTube channel.

This time around, MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara gives us an in-depth look at what Hugo can do in the SF4 series update. Earlier this month, Umehara expressed his interest in picking up a grappler character after EVO 2014 in July.

Much like the previous character breakdowns, the entire video is in Japanese. Luckily, EventHubs' own KarbyP has provided us with an English translation.

Hit the jump to view the video and our translation.

Capcom: There's no reason fighting games shouldn't be bigger than they are - Pro Tour born out of this thinking

Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas was recently asked by Lone Star Gamer about the Capcom Pro Tour and the methodology behind their approach of why they launched this new venture.

"We were sitting around thinking that 'there's no reason fighting games shouldn't be bigger than they are'," said Rosas.

He noted that fighting games are the closest people can get to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) matches, and there's no reason that these titles shouldn't be broadcast to a greater amount of people.

"We feel that [Capcom] stepping in can definitely help bring everything together, help create this one cohesive league," said Rosas.

Asked about the future of the Capcom Pro tour, Rosas believes things will grow beyond what users currently see.

Peter also delves into other topics like if he misses competing at tournaments, and covers some of the balancing philosophy they're trying to use when working on Ultra Street Fighter 4.

To see the full interview, hit the jump.

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