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FocusAttack talks Super Street Fighter 4 balance tweaks with Seth Killian

FocusAttack captured Seth Killian for a brief interview at New York Comic-Con to discuss some of the balance tweaks they're looking at for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

This mostly covers Fei Long, but it delves into a few other cast members as well.

Thanks to Mortons for the tip.

Ode to the 2-hit combo, throwback videos

A series of videos that premiered back at EVO 2004 were uploaded in HD by Maj, dedicated to the art of the 2-hit combo.

These feature a lot of old school fighting games, and even though the consecutive hit tally doesn't go up very far, these movies are stylish and fun to watch.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE DLC wasn't approved, new project in the works

Super Street Fighter 4 AE DLC wasn't approved, new project in the works Yoshinori Ono Tweeted that the Arcade Edition DLC package he pitched to Capcom USA's offices wasn't approved, but went on to add that he has a new project in the works.

A few other notes were made about the DLC package as well.

So what happened with the Arcade Edition DLC characters proposal Ono-san?

Ono: I couldn't got approval from [upper level staff], but I'll continue [the] proposal!!

Good luck on getting your bosses to approve DLC.

Ono: Thanks. So, I got approval from my boss, Keiji Inafune, but I can't [get] it from [upper level staff]. ;(

My hype died! I give up on wishing for Arcade Edition DLC for SSF4 since you didn't got approval! =(

Ono: I'm not giving up yet. ;D

Yoshinori also stated that he's started a new project and commented on and where his main focus lies.

Ono: I'll [get] back to [my] desk and enter Meeting for New Proje... Oops!! See you later. ;D

I bet his next project is an educational game and not DarkStalkers. It makes me angry.

Ono: Yeah, everybody may be angry. ;P

I want to see another SNK vs. Capcom! Do you have plans for that?

Ono: Umm, above everything, [I'm concentrating on] making Street Fighter X Tekken.

While it's a bit of a surprise that Arcade Edition DLC wasn't approved by upper level staff at Capcom, Inafune was at least board, and it may just mean that the proposal needs to be altered a bit to get full approval. It definitely sounds like Ono hasn't given up hope.

Thanks to Whitey_Deluca and Megadautilus for the tip.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 match between two top players

Joker101 sent video over Sanford Kelly (right side) and IFC Yipes (left), two of Marvel vs. Capcom 2's top players, participating in a best of 5 MvC3 match at New York Comic-Con, with Seth Killian commentating.

You can see what the game looks like with skilled players controlling the action, although keep in mind neither guy has had a lot of time with the title to get good at it. Hit the link below for another clip and some notes.

Seth Killian dishes Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character details at NYCC

Keits caught up with Seth Killian at New York Comic-Con 2010 to talk some Marvel vs. Capcom 3. What follows is a solid two part interview breaking down the new character's various strengths and abilities, although this does cover some stuff you've heard before. Hit the jump for another clip.

Battle for the West Coast Super Street Fighter 4 Crown results

Battle for the West Coast Super Street Fighter 4 Crown results Justin Wong, Alex Valle, Ricky Ortiz and five other top California players competed in a double elimination Super Street Fighter 4 competition. The was a first to 5 victories and random draw event, so there were no seedings.

There was originally problems with the stream, but a live feed came in about half-way through the competition. A direct feed video archive will also be available after the fact.

To see how things shook out, punch the link below.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Hyper combo compilation

NeoShadowX2000 created a collage of Hyper combos from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which even shows the newly announced cast members performing their Supers.

The quality on this isn't very good, and it lacks audio in a few parts, but it's still cool to see the current run of Hyper combos all back to back.

At the end, it says the release date is summer 2011, when it's actually spring of next year, more than likely March to be more precise.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Simple Mode mode video walkthrough

ChunLi noticed a video up on GameTrailers with Seth Killian running through Marvel vs. Capcom 3's simple control mode.

Unfortunately, you don't get to see Seth's hands as he demonstrates what you can do with this new control scheme, but he does a great job of narrating as he executes the various moves with Dante with a single button press.

Cross Counter: Juicebox (Abel) vs. Vangief (Zangief)

The latest episode of Cross Counter has been uploaded. It features Juicebox (Abel) against Vangief (Zangief).

In this video, Gootecks and Mike Ross breakdown the match and highlight how dominant Abel's command throw is.

Battle for the West Coast Crown update: This tournament has started and matches are being played. It doesn't look like there will be a live stream, hopefully they'll have videos after the fact. You can get updates on this tournament via Twitter.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailers for Magneto and MODOK

Marvel held their panel today at New York Comic-Con 2010. They formally announced that Magneto and MODOK will be joining the other cast members of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and added a few minor notes about the game.

Hit the link below for three gameplay videos of the most recently announced cast members and to see a bunch of screen shots and some artwork.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 notes from Niitsuma and Killian interviews at NYCC

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 notes from Niitsuma and Killian interviews at NYCC Capcom staff members, Ryota Niitsuma and Seth Killian, dished some interesting Marvel vs. Capcom 3 details at New York Comic-Con 2010.

This post offers a recap of their statements about topics ranging from the upcoming Fight Club to balance details for the game. There's a lot of information packed into this one post, so it's been separated into sections to make it easier to digest.

Keep in mind that Niitsuma's commentary was given through a translator, so it's possible some things got lost in the conversion process.

Spencer, Arthur, Magneto & MODOK confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Update: An image showing Spider-man's new alternative outfits has been added into this story.

Spencer from Bionic Commando and Arthur from Ghost 'n Goblins, and Magneto & MODOK from the Marvel universe were confirmed as playable characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at New York Comic-Con 2010.

Hit the link below for more screen shots and information.

Even more Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character demos on GamesRadar

Haven't had enough of Seth Killian Marvel vs. Capcom character demos yet? Well, GamesRadar is getting in on the fun and they've posted a few gameplay videos to go along with these walkthroughs of Spider-man, Wesker, X-23 and Tron Bonne.

Hit the link below for more.

EuroGamer interviews Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma

EuroGamer interviews Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma EuroGamer.com has a two page interview with Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma.

This starts off by recapping some things you've probably heard before, like the simple control system and how launchers work, but it gets into a bit of new territory as well, stating that the lobby system will be different than Street Fighter 4 and that there will be a unique selling point for the online gamers.

All in all, a solid read. Here's a snip.

Eurogamer: How do you go about balancing the superhero characters, many of whom are insanely powerful, so that they are not overpowered versus the Capcom characters?

Ryota Niitsuma: Yeah, it's a good question. When you think about it, when you're reading the character descriptions or if you know everything about the characters and their settings - even Ryu, he may be able to launch a hadoken, but he's only a mere mortal against the Marvel characters.

Having said that, we have to incorporate all the characters and balance them up. I started off thinking about deleting all the superheroes' natural powers to start with and picking up any powers I can incorporate into the game to balance it out.

Some of the characters are immortal. They can live forever. You have to take it as it is, you know what I mean? Otherwise the game wouldn't exist.

Eurogamer: Which character has proved to be the most difficult to balance?

Ryota Niitsuma: Hulk and Thor, they are huge in size. In comparison to those guys – we're just talking about the revealed characters at the moment – Amaterasu from Okami?, he's only about this height [lowers hand to the floor].

So against Hulk it's quite difficult to ensure the animation of the movement and effects are right. That was quite difficult to balance up.

Thanks to David_I for the tip.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo collage by GameVideos

GameVideos released a collage of clips for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 this morning, showing a few big combos for some of the cast members.


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