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When will we get to see more 'Omega Edition' Ultra Street Fighter 4 change log videos? Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano finally tells us

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the Omega Edition mode for Ultra Street Fighter 4, first announced back at the Tokyo Game Show last month.

Sure, the Capcom Cup 2014 trailer did give us an itsy bitsy peak at some of the awesome changes that will be made to Balrog -- but that's barely anything.

Besides, as some of you noted in the comments previously, Balrog is still one of the original eight Street Fighter 2 world warriors. Just when exactly are we going to see and hear about the changes made to, well, you know, the other 36 exciting playable characters? There's more to USF4 than SF2 characters, Capcom!

That's been the question on many of your minds (and on mine, too) since TGS. Today, Capcom's Assistant Producer for USF4 Tomoaki Ayano finally has some answers for us on that front.

New Halloween costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Utlimate try to treat instead of trick

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has been grabbing a lot of attention with its new wardrobes. And while for better or worse it has certainly succeeded, it doesn't seem like the costume updates will be stopping anytime soon.

Now Dead or Alive 5 tackles the Halloween spirit with such classics as a poorly wrapped mummy, a man dressed as a pumpkin, a cat girl in a kimono, a skeleton that still has a lot of skin, and a Lilith cosplay. If these get you in the mood for holiday celebration, then you might want to take a look at the recently released trailer. We've also attached a few photos to get you started.

Since this is Dead or Alive we're talking about, please save yourself the embarrassing looks you'll get from your coworkers by remembering that majority of these outfits are NSFW.

Check below for Dead or Alive's Halloween images and the trailer.



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Is NuckleDu the world's best Decapre player right now? Tricky resets, solid frame traps, game-winning overheads - Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlights

EG|K-Brad and Uryo may have been the first Decapre masters to break down the Shadaloo assassin's game plan for the rest of us in their handy quick-start tutorials for learning the character.

But when it comes to the title of "best Decapre player in the world", at the moment NuckleDu -- who is no longer with Black Triangles as the sponsorship agreement was not a long-term deal -- may very well take the crown. Even over EG|K-Brad and Uryo.

Or at least, that's the vibe I got when I watched The Beast's NuckleDu Decapre highlights compilation video, in which the California-based player pulls off solid frame trap after another, tricky Scramble mix-ups, game-winning overheads, and even a perfect round on Smug.

Regardless if NuckleDu is indeed the best Decapre in the world or not, watching him play has made me want to pick up the character again, that's for sure.

While a lot of us may not have been initially happy to learn that the Cammy clone is the 5th new character in Ultra Street Fighter 4, after seeing all of NuckleDu's tricks with the character, I'm really glad that Capcom put her in now.

See if you agree.

Sexy Princess Peach, Shao Kahn mask, 'Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie' and more - these fighting game Halloween costumes are terribly awesome

Halloween time is upon us, and we here at EventHubs thought we'd share some of the most...interesting fighting game related costumes we could find for you all today.

While some of these are actually quite good, there are a number of outfits that are peculiar. In this assortment of costumes you'll find sexy Princess Peach, a pretty wicked Shao Kahn mask, Mileena, Chun-Li, and much more.

Unfortunately, you'll also see "Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie" and "Adult Yellow Dinosaur w/ Green Shell." We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.

Check out a handful of the images below, and be sure to hit the jump for even more Halloween costume goodness.

Daigo vs. Poongko: The Beast gets his runback against The Machine 3 years later on the latest episode of AngryTV

On the most recent episode of Poongko's AngryTV live stream, Poongko The Machine runs into an old rival online on Xbox Live -- the man that he very famously defeated 3 years ago at EVO 2011. MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.

It's been a while since the two have played one another, however, and things have changed quite a bit. For one, MCZ|Daigo is no longer playing Yun. He's not even playing Ryu anymore. He has awakened to the ways of the Dark Hadou.

Poongko plays a number of pocket characters. But in this match, he's chosen to reprise his main character during EVO 2011, Seth, possibly to see how things will differ now that the game being played is Ultra Street Fighter 4. It's certainly an interesting choice, considering that the character has been widely considered to be weaker in this version.

Who will prevail in this runback? Find out in the match video embedded below this spoiler-free description.

1 reason why Ibuki may be top-tier - setups for normal and Delayed Wakeup scenarios in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Since as far back as when Ultra Street Fighter 4 first went into service in Japanese arcades in April, players have noticed that although the new Delayed Wakeup (DWU) mechanic greatly reduces the impact of setups for most characters, Ibuki is one of those vortex characters who is not quite as affected. Due to her ability to throw a kunai in mid-air.

Ibuki has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. Not only has RZR|Xian been beaten by two different Ibuki players in tournaments recently -- Huanlin at the 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament and Rockpon at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Taiwan qualifiers -- but Japan's BE|Nemo has also commented twice now that he thinks Ibuki is an top-tier character in USF4.

That's as good as any a reason to start learning Ibuki; at the very least, you'll have a good idea of what you'll up against even if you don't intend to truly play the character.

And to help with your budding kunoichi studies is this Ibuki setups tutorial that breaks down some of the most useful okizeme (wake-up offense) options for the character.

'Street Fighter: World Warrior' will feature the entire roster of characters, win signed photos from the SF:AF crew

EventHubs correspondent Jason24cf brings us more of his New York Comic Con coverage today. This time, we get an exclusive interview with the folks behind Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist.

Jason caught up with Joey Ansah, the creator of SF:AF, along with Gaku Space, Akira Koieyama, and Mike Moh -- the actors who played Gouki, Gouken, and Ryu, respectively, in the series. Towards the end of the interview, Ansah stated that their new Street Fighter project, Street Fighter: World Warrior, will not only feature characters from the classic fighting title of the same name, but will actually incorporate the entire roster.

"We're not planning to just do a series focusing just on Guile or Chun-Li; it's going to have the whole roster."

Additionally, Jason managed to score some awesome Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist photos from the event (shown below) that are signed by the guys themselves. We are giving these away to a handful of lucky readers, so if you'd like a chance at winning be sure to follow both Jason24cf and EventHubs on Twitter.


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Below you can check out the full interview.

Fuudo lists Rose as his main for upcoming Topanga 4-man round robin; will face Tokido, Dashio, and Ninomae in USF4

This weekend, a 4-man round robin tournament is being held to determine which players will secure the final two spots in Topanga's upcoming A League. The line up consists of B League's current 5th and 6th placers -- MCZ|Tokido and Ninomae -- along with #7 and #8 from last year's A League -- RZR|Fuudo and Dashio.

The official Topanga website has just updated with new information regarding this weekend's event. Players are given the opportunity to choose a main and sub character for this tournament, and must stick with these choices throughout. What's interesting is, it looks like Fuudo is running with a new "main chicken" this time around...

As you can see in the banner above, Fuudo has listed Rose as his main for the Topanga round robin. Fuudo's rise to fame came as a result of his stellar Fei Long play, and we most recently saw him compete with his trademark character at the TGS tournament last month, where he was eliminated by Inco before reaching top 8.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round dated for February 19, 2015 in Japan; PS4 & XB1 to receive free-to-play versions

Update: Regular and Collectors' Edition prices for the game have added to the story.

Koei Tecmo will be announcing later this week a February 19, 2015 release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS3, PS4, X360, XB1) through the usual Japanese video game magazines, according to anonymous reports from those who've managed to obtain early copies (via Games Talk).

No pricing details for the standard edition of the game have been revealed through the early reports yet. The PS4 and XB1 versions will be sold for 7,344 yen (~US$69) at retailers, and 6,480 yen (~US$60) digitally on PSN and XBL. PS3 and X360 copies will go for 6,264 yen (~US$58) at retail, and 5,554 yen (~US$52) digitally. There will also be free-to-play editions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

There will also be a Collector's Edition, priced at 12,744 yen (~US$119) for the PS4 version, and 11,664 yen (~US$109) for PS3.

Additionally, in Japan Koei Tecmo is planning to release a "Strongest Edition" package of the PS3 and PS4 versions, priced at 26,784 yen (~US$251) and 27,864 yen (~US$261) respectively. No details were given as to what would be included in those special editions, or if they would be available outside of Japan.

Two of the game's new stages (returning from past entries in the series) will be detailed in the Japanese game magazines this week. In addition, sparse details on both of the new characters in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round were also dropped.

Dr. Mario and Dark Pit show off in screen shots of the upcoming Wii U Super Smash Bros.

Just a few days back Nintendo released screen shots of some of their new unlockable characters.

They just released images for two more secret characters as we now see some action shots of Dark Pit fencing and Dr. Mario... practicing medicine.

North American hype for the Wii U version of Smash Bros grows as we count down the hours to the release date next month on November 21st. Click on the images below to see even bigger versions! Don't stop there though, we saved the coolest screen shots for after the jump.

Sheik has a chain-grab in Super Smash Bros. 3DS; here's how to perform it [Video]

Looks like we jumped the gun a little bit when we broke the story about there being no chain grabs in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

As it turns out, despite Super Smash Bros. 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai's best efforts to make chain grabs a thing of the past, it's simply not humanly possible to test every single permutation of character moves to weed out any potential combinations that could skirt around the "1 second no re-grab" rule.

Some of you warned us that this might happen. But we didn't listen. I didn't listen.

And now, I shall have no choice but to eat my words, as I show you to this tutorial video from Deku Tree (with credit to Smash Boards user "Jackson" for discovering the chain grab) that demonstrates how the Sheik chain grab in Smash 4 can be performed -- along with why it works.

Tarezou (Adon) takes down Team Mad Catz single-handedly - Taito Arcade Nationals 3v3 USF4 Tournament YouTube match archives

Many great battles were played at the "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Taito Arcade Japan National Finals held in Shinjuku, Tokyo last Satruday.

The big story of that day, of course, was Nishikin's (Blanka) triumphant victory over Kazunoko (Yun) and Bonchan (Sagat) to clinch a much-coveted qualifying spot into the Capcom Cup 2014 finals in San Francisco this December. That was quite the upset.

But it wasn't the only upset; just as amazing is Shikkari Dynamic's victory over Team Mad Catz in the grand finals of the 3v3 single elimination team tournament. Adon player Tarezou from Shikkari Dynamic (which loosely translates to "Properly Dynamic") pulled off an unbelievable one-character victory (OCV) against Team Mad Catz.

Even Mad Catz's very own Zhi was in disbelief. Team Mad Catz leader MCZ|Daigo had, after all, obliterated AVM|Gamerbee when the two played in the grand finals of the Taiwan leg of Capcom Pro Tour Asia.

To dismantle not only Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, but also his teammates MCZ|Mago and MCZ|Tokido with a character whose match-up all three of them are no doubt keenly familiar with, is quite the feat.

And you can now watch the entirety of that coup, as well as all of the 3v3 matches that day, in the video embedded below from the Capcom Fighters YouTube channel.

Don't get knocked down when Yang has Super; the shadows will get you - learn to stop reversals and optimize damage with Sei'ei Enbu in USF4

In Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've seen a handful of pro players using Yang in tournament play. Players such as MCZ|Mago have made the switch, and occasionally we'll see Dieminion and GG|NYChrisG bring out the pointy-haired twin.

Today, Kreymore brings us a brand new tech video that may increase Yang's usage stats. Although most Yang players use meter for FADC combos and resets, this video shows what can be achieved if the bar is saved for Sei'ei Enbu -- Yang's Super.

This underutilized Super opens up a world of possibilities that many of us, including myself, were not aware of. Knocking down the opponent and performing a Dragon Kick so that Yang's shadows linger and hit the rising character in the back? That's so bloody good.

You'll also learn how to optimize damage, land resets that avoid reversals and leave you advantageous, high/low mix-ups, and more.

Check out this awesome Yang tech video below, and be prepared to start using Super more often!

This week in Smash tiers! Current top 10 characters in Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Marth among the best across three games

Last Thursday we here at EventHubs launched our Super Smash Bros. 3DS tiers section. Since its debut, our readers and Smash players alike have provided over 35,000 match-up votes, painting a clearer picture of which fighters are the strongest in Nintendo's handheld title.

Today we take a look at which 10 characters top the tier charts. Now, we're fully aware that this is only a week one list, but if you've been playing the game since it dropped last week (or picked up an early Japanese copy), you'll find that the current top picks definitely have reason for being up there.

Check it out for yourself by hitting the image below.


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You'll notice that a few familiar, top-tier faces from previous Smash titles have already made their way to the top of the 3DS charts. On that subject, Fire Emblem's Marth has placed in the top 10 across all three Super Smash Bros. titles: 3DS, Brawl, and Melee. As it currently stands, he is the only character to sit among the upper echelon of characters in all three games.

There are, however, more fighters that are in Smash 3DS' top 10 that aren't exactly new to being top tier.

Daigo's Evil Ryu isn't so scary; Dunhill's Dee Jay, Sakura goes toe-to-toe with The Beast in this Ultra Street Fighter 4 set

To many (including myself), MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara is a legend. A lot of players look up to him, and sometimes that's a problem for them -- if they're about to play him in a tournament.

That's because sometimes players pay MCZ|Daigo so much respect that before their match against him has actually begun, they're already at a slight disadvantage: they don't think they can take it over MCZ|Daigo.

That's not the case here, however, in this set between MCZ|Daigo and Dunhill, Japan's top Dee Jay and Sakura player, played earlier this week on Xbox Live.

In this set of XBL matches (streamed by Dunhill himself on Nico Video, and compiled by TokidoFans Blog), Dunhill starts out picking Dee Jay against The Beast -- and actually manages to go toe-to-toe with him for a few games.

Eventually Dunhill felt that Dee Jay was holding him back, however, and switches to Sakura. From that point on, the matches got incredibly intense. Every match could have gone either way. Here are a few highlights:


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