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Winning concept of Darkstalkers Embrace the Dark contest redrawn by Stan Lau

Earlier this year, Capcom-Unity held a create a Darkstalkers character contest and the winner was an original design for a character named Relic. One of the perks of winning was having the artist from the game, Stan Lau do an "official" looking version of the character.

Below is the original concept, rough color and the final rendition. After the jump you can check out a video of Stan coloring this piece.


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Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more

Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more Coming up this weekend on March 29-31, we have one of the biggest tournaments this year in the fighting game community, Final Round. Some of the best players are coming from around the world to participate including Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and many more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be hosting a few special events including a Curleh Mustache team tournament, Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational and a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 exhibition.

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Christian Svensson's replies to comments about arcade games being so expensive, notes he thinks JoJo's is a bit pricey

Christian Svensson's replies to comments about arcade games being so expensive, notes he thinks JoJo's is a bit pricey Over on the Ask-Capcom forums, user Hellcat made a thread asking why various Capcom arcade games are so expensive. Typically an arcade game is 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on the PlayStation Store, while Capcom's games have been 1,200 MSP/$14.99 to 1,600 MSP/$19.99.

Christian Svensson jumped in once again to give a little insight to the pricing, even noting that he agrees that JoJo's is a bit too pricey.

If you really want a value, the "all-in-one" package that will be released later this year will have more attractive pricing on a $/game basis than buying the individual packs. In short, if you want only a couple of specific games, the packs are a good way to go. If you've got any interest in games that are in four or multi-packs then likely the "all-in-one" is the much better value.

And as stated above, some day (though it's likely many many months away), these things will be on sale.

Each of these arcade games has been tweaked considerably... online play, new options, easy modes, etc. There's a lot of new development and features here. They are far from just ROM dumps. The team really did a great job on them.

And agreed, Jojo's is a bit pricey... That's the lowest we could get it unfortunately.

Do you guys think the prices Capcom asks for their re-releases is fair? Leave a comment in the section below with your thoughts.

Jibbo vs. Uryo SFxT v2013 match analysis featuring Ryan Hunter, Haunts and Combofiend play DSR on PlayStation 3, UMvC3 TOW: Online vs. offline play

KS|Jibbo put together two compilations of matches between himself and Uryo in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013. Jibbo commentates throughout the video and gives us a bit of insight on what exactly was going on during each fight.

After the jump, you can check out part 2 of the matches with guest commentator Ryan Hunter.
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Capcom blog: Darkstalkers Resurrection Q&A with Ayano-San - uploading to YouTube, online BGM bug, training mode Save State explained

Capcom blog: Darkstalkers Resurrection Q&A with Ayano-San - uploading to YouTube, online BGM bug, training mode Save State explained Capcom's Ayano-san returns with another blog update featuring a question and answer session about Darkstalkers Resurrection. Ayano addresses several topics including how to properly upload replays to YouTube, the Save State function in training mode and more.

You can check out the rest of the questions and answers by hitting the jump below.

Hi everyone, Tomoaki Ayano here once again!

From March 19 until the early morning of March 20, we held a Darkstalkers Resurrection All-Nighter on the Capcom Fighting Game channel—it was awesome!

Thanks to everyone who participated. It was great seeing legendary players like Nuki, Akita and Sako play.

Anyway, let’s get on to this week’s topic—answering your Darkstalkers Resurrection questions!

Can you tell me how to upload videos to YouTube? (Anonymous)

Select [Replay], then [My Replay], then pick a replay from your collection of saved replays and select [Upload to YouTube]. Once the replay has finished playing, the game will ask for your YouTube account information. Enter your account details and the upload will begin.

* You will have to set up a YouTube account by yourself.

Also, we’re currently checking up on reports that you can select [Upload to YouTube] for unsaved replays, causing a bug. We’re looking into ways to fix this situation. Please make sure that you only upload saved replays to YouTube in the meantime.

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Challege Capcom - Combofiend and Haunts play Darkstalkers Resurrection online, discuss various announcements from Capcom today

Earlier today, Combofiend and Haunts at Capcom-Unity hosted another Challenge Capcom stream. Today, they played Darkstalkers Resurrection on the PlayStation Network against various online opponents.

While playing ranked games, they discuss the news from Capcom today with the update to the Street Fighter 4 series, the Ducktales and Dungeons and Dragons re-releases.

Skullgirls: Stanley's lecture, Sako playing Darkstalkers Resurrection online tournament, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 inversion glitch exhibition

When the Skullgirls IndieGogo started, many people were confused as to why Lab Zero was asking for so much money for the creation of a single character. Jaxamoto has created a short animated video to give more insight on why characters cost so much.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection DLC releasing next Tuesday

Combofiend has released some information on the upcoming DLC for Darkstalkers Resurrection on Capcom-Unity. This DLC is being released on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on Tuesday, March 26th.

There are two different DLC offerings available; one for the arcade cabinet and one for the room the cabinet sits in. The cabinet artwork provides you with the new HD art exclusive to DSR of your favorite character draped on all sides of the cabinet; much like how they looked at arcades, well actually, this looks better than what I used to see at the arcade. These pieces of art are available at $0.99 on PSN and for 80 MSP on XBL per character. Be sure to notice how the color of the cabinet changes to match the themes of the character.

There was something about walking into an arcade and seeing my favorite game amongst the sea of many that always put me in a good mood. It always let me feel like I had a place there, next to my favorite game of course. Luckily that feeling is recreated with the room themes which show the cabinet (with HD art) in either an arcade or in a study room (as it can’t be all work and no play). These two themes are available at $1.99 each on PSN or for 160 MSP through XBL.


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Darkstalkers Resurrection finals from tournament at Super Arcade featuring Floe, Justin Wong, B-Izm, Dyne and more

This past Friday, a Darkstalkers Resurrection tournament was held at Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Many top players showed up to participate including EG|Justin Wong, EG|fLoE, LLND, Thoth, Dyne, B-Izm and more.

Below is the winners, losers and grand finals from the event along with the full top 8 results if you want to check them out.

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Patch in the works for Darkstalkers Resurrestion, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition

Patch in the works for Darkstalkers Resurrestion, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition Over on the Ask Capcom forums, Combofiend has been replying to various threads asking for information on updates, patches, DLC and bug fixes to Darkstalkers Resurrection, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition.

Up first is the Darkstalkers Ressurection's music and possible DLC.

Can you please release a patch for Darkstalkers Resurrection to fix the next stage music that is incorrect in Vampire Savior that was from Nightwarriors: Darkstalkers Revenge to have the next stage music correct in Vampire Savior and the bugs and everything need to be fixed in Darkstalkers Resurrection? Are there plans to release DLC for Darkstalkers Resurrection such as Vampire Savior arranged with the characters of Pyron, Dee, Donovan, Marionette, Huitzil, more colors, music? Thank you.

Combofiend: Thanks for advising us about the issues. There's a patch coming out pretty soon that should hopefully clear most of these things up.

As for DLC regarding characters, music and stages...I can't say I've heard anything about that.

After the jump, you can see the posts about the music and future patches for both Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Origins.

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 release on PlayStation Network set for end of April, could change if Sony chooses

Capcom vs. SNK 2 release on PlayStation Network set for end of April, could change if Sony chooses Fighting game fans have been asking for a Capcom vs. SNK 2 re-release for quite some time and during September of last year, the PlayStation 2 version hit the Japanese PlayStation Network.

With the port of the PlayStation 2 version being released in Japan, many fans from across the world, were asking Capcom to release it in other regions. While we hadn't heard much about it, Capcom's Christian Svensson jumped on the Ask Capcom forums to reply to a thread about a North American release.

Current schedule for the release of the PS2 game is the end of April... mind you, if Sony chooses, that could move (it is later than I had originally anticipated already).

This is good news to anyone wanting to play the game, however as the date is not set in stone and could potentially change.

Challenge Capcom's ep. 3 Darkstalkers Resurrection, game's producer discusses netcode - Dawgtanian's Online Rewind Boxer Bonanza

Capcom have uploaded the replay of this past Friday's Challenge Capcom where they took Darkstalkers Resurrection online to fight various opponents. They run into some high level players including EG|fLoE, they are also joined by the games producer Derek Neal who discusses the game's netcode.
After the jump, you can check out Dawgtanian's Online Rewind episode 3, where he covers various online ranked matches of people using the boxer characters; Steve, Dudley and Balrog.

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High level Darkstalkers Resurrection footage featuring Sako, Nuki, Justin Wong, Floe and more

Jr Rodriguez has uploaded some Darkstalkers Resurrection footage from Xbox Live ranked matches. This features Hori|Sako, Nuki, EG|Justin Wong, EG|Floe and more.

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Svensson: No changes to Street Fighter X Tekken's PC netcode planned - happy with the current direction of fighting games

Svensson: No changes to Street Fighter X Tekken's PC netcode planned - happy with the current direction of fighting games Capcom's Christian Svensson said there are no net code changes planned to the PC version of Street Fighter X Tekken, recently on the Ask Capcom forums. He mentions that the PC release has the same netcode as the Xbox 360 version.

Svensson also stated that while it's unlikely for other Darkstalkers games to added to Darkstalkers Resurrection, he doesn't rule out that they can added to different projects depending on how sales goes. He then describes how 2D sprites are unlikely to be used in new fighting games, as that will be left to previous titles, as they're happy with the current direction of the genre.

Ricardo: There is any chance to solve SF x T PC netcode problem

Svensson: I'm sorry but there are no changes to the network code planned. It's the same core code as used on the X360 (it's not Qloc or GFWL related) as created by Dimps and the Capcom online group. Replacing net code is not a trivial exercise in the least.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection character tutorials from Combofiend and fLoE

With the recent release of Darkstalkers Resurrection, some big names in the community have been working hard at putting together tutorials for the game to walk you through high level tactics for the cast.

First up, Capcom's Combofiend and Haunts have a new instructional video for Jon Talbain. This is a short but very concise overview of this fighter, covering his movement and attack options.
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