You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Daigo: 'Street Fighter Alpha 3 was very well-made, its Guard Crush system the best mechanic ever in the history of fighting games'

After hearing about Capcom's announcement earlier today that Street Fighter Alpha 3 and other Capcom CPS2 titles would be making a truimphant return to Japanese arcades (well, the ones that do not already have these games) through Taito's NESiCAxLive platform, one member of the Japanese FGC has gotten so hyped that he's begun evangelizing for the 16-year-old classic.

To that end, he's even pulled out what appears to be a snippet from an old Arcadia magazine column where MCZ|Daigo shared his thoughts on how well Street Fighter Alpha 3 was made, going so far as to proclaim its Guard Crush system the best mechanic ever in the history of fighting games.

We were unable to ascertain the exact date this Daigo column was published. Our best guess is that it was published in 2007 or 2008, prior to the release of Street Fighter 4, going by the dates provided by the source in a video that he also tweeted showing a number of SFA3 matches played between MCZ|Daigo and the Arcadia editor Morikawa who wrote the column -- you'll find video of that below, following our translation of the snippet.

Capcom fighting games revival project announced, widescreen ports of Street Fighter Alpha 3 and 3 other games coming to NESiCAxLive

Earlier today at the conclusion of the Tokyo qualifier for Capcom and Taito's Ultra Street Fighter 4 "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Japan national tournament, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano made an announcement for a "Capcom Fighting Games Revival Project", that will see four classic Capcom CPS2 fighters receive widescreen 16:9 ports for Taito's NESiCAxLive arcade platform.

The four titles are Hyper Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Vampire Savior. As the four games all originally appeared in the arcades in standard definition 4:3 format, these 16:9 ports will feature command lists for characters on the sides of the screen.

On top of the new widescreen format, all four titles will support player name display and allow arcade-goers to grind for player points (PP). Players' win-loss history for all four titles will also be available through the NESiCAxLive mobile portal.


Click images for larger versions

Chun-Li's stockings, Ken's surname, rock operas and Mikhail Gorbachev - All this and more in this 10 Kick-Ass Facts About Street Fighter video

There are a lot of interesting factoids about Street Fighter, and chances are you've heard quite a few of these before. But do you know about all of them? I, personally, certainly wasn't aware about the existence of a Street Fighter Rock Opera, but now I know better.

Courtesy of Alltime10s, we have a video for you all today which showcases, in its own words, 10 kick-ass facts about Street Fighter. Think you know them all already? Continue below to find out.

'Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter is a possibility, but not a probability', Ed Boon on crossover potential and new finishing moves in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon was present at GamesCom this year, and while at the event, he talked not only about his own desire to make a Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat crossover, but also one of the Mortal Kombat series trademark finishing moves, besides Fatalities, returning in the new installment, Mortal Kombat X.

Throughout the years, Mortal Kombat has had all manners of bizarre finishing moves, even though the Fatality is the most well-known one. At times, moves called Brutality, Animality, Babality and Friendship, among others, have existed within the series. Boon stated that one of these old classics will be returning in the new installment - but couldn't unveil which. Below, you'll find a snippet of what Boon had to say.

Ed Boon: For those who are familiar with the Mortal Kombat, we’ve first had the Fatality and we added a Babality. We had the Friendship moves, Brutality moves and all of these crazy things over the years... We are going to be reinstating an ‘Ality’ from a previous game into Mortal Kombat X. And I can’t wait to be able to talk about it but at the moment I can’t.

Hit the jump to hear what Boon had to say about the dream crossover between his own franchise and Capcom's fighting game juggernaut.

General news roundup: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax release date, Capcom XBL sale, Under Night In-Birth, Tekken, Arcana Hearts 3

It's been a while since we've done one of these news roundup posts. About time, huh?

In an effort to bring you the latest news on fighting games whose names do not start with "Street" and end with "Fighter Four", we've decided to finally do another general news roundup after such a long time.

Games covered in today's roundup news bulletin: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 Max Love, Tekken Revolution, and even some Capcom fighters.

Tiers sections for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Darkstalkers, Soul Calibur, and more added here on EventHubs

It's that time of the year again, folks. We here at EventHubs have added a handful of new games to our tiers sections.

In the EventHubs tiers, site members can vote on specific character match-ups in over 25 games. Not only that, but you can share your completed character tier lists with friends, family, or even enemies via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more.

Below are a list of the freshly added titles and links to their respective tiers sections.

If you feel you have solid match up knowledge for any or all of these titles, please jump in and cast your votes!

Also, be sure to leave Josh a.k.a. TheUncharted a thank you in the comments for all of his hard work cranking out our new tiers sections.

Nuki was disgusted by 15-year-old Daigo's lame Guile in SF2 at first: New manga series depicts The Beast's teenage years, appearances by Xian, Tokido

When Nuki first met MCZ|Daigo, the latter had been a new kid on the block in the arcade that Nuki frequented.

The year was 1996. Although both Nuki and Daigo were both 15 at the time, Nuki had already been a familiar face in his local arcade scene. He was known not only for his amazing ability to rack up humongous win streaks, but also for being a nice guy in general.

Despite his friendly disposition, however, when Nuki first saw Daigo in the arcades, he didn't even bother walking up to talk to him. He was too disgusted by the lame way that Daigo had been playing Guile in SF2 to want to, the first chapter of "Umehara Fighting Gamers", a new manga series based on The Beast's teenage years, reveals.

Although it's entirely in Japanese, you can read Umehara Fighting Gamers for free in a "Shuukan Georgia" smartphone app that's available on the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

The first two chapters, which came out today, not only features Daigo and Nuki in their teenage years; MCZ|Tokido and RZR|Xian also made cameo appearances in a brief introduction of the FGC to readers.

Check out their mugs in the images below, as well as a concise summary of what the first two chapters covered after the jump.



Click images for larger versions

Chun-Li, Juri, Cammy and gang head to the beach; Udon Entertainment's San Diego Comic-Con exclusive book covers

It's the first day of San Diego Comic-Con! And the folks over at Udon Entertainment are all stocked up on convention-exclusive items over at their booth (#4592) at SDCC.

Of particular interest are the special Comic-Con exclusive hard cover editions of three of Udon's Street Fighter comic books -- Street Fighter 4: Wages of Sin, Street Fighter Classic Vol.2, and Street Fighter Classic Vol.3.

Not only do these oversized hard cover format books come with brand new dust jacket illustrations by James Ghio, but each book contains hidden beach images from Arnold Tsang inside.

Take a look at the Street Fighter character beach images and SDCC covers below. And don't forget to check out Udon Entertainment's post on what other items you can expect to find at their SDCC booth.


[PSN/XBL sale] Get Marvel vs. Capcom Origins for $3.75; discounts on Injustice, Killer Instinct Ultra Edition, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

The PlayStation Network and Xbox Live digital game stores are holding two completely disparate fire sales at the moment (the PSN one has a superhero theme, while the Xbox Live marketplace sale is a run-of-the-mill Deals with Gold sale), offering discounts of up to 75% on select titles.

Yet, coincidentally, when it comes to fighting games, the very same titles -- Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, Injustice, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe -- are getting similar steep discounts whichever platform it is you are on. The sole exception being Killer Instinct: Ultra Edition, of course, which is an Xbox One exclusive.

That's certainly good news if you're a fighting game fan who owns only one of the two leading consoles in the market. Regardless of which side you pledge your allegiance to, you can pick up any of these fighting games you've missed for less than the price of dinner at a nice place.

For instance: US$3.75 for Marvel vs. Capcom Origins on the PS3? That's 25% of the original price! Grab it before Disney asks for the game to be taken off the store!

Street Fighter X Tekken becomes Servbot X Tron Bonne?! Amazing fan mod shows everybody's favourite robot pilot cross the line

If you thought that Tron Bonne was relegated to Marvel vs. Capcom titles for fighting game appearances, think again. Thanks to the ever-amazing Street Fighter X Tekken modding community, Tron Bonne and Servbot can now both be played in the PC version of Street Fighter X Tekken.

This also uses a character addition function to expand the roster in the game, letting you add more character slots onto the game. For more details, you can check the source for the new characters at the bbbSFXT DeviantArt page.

For the video showing the lady in action, look no further than right below.

IFC Yipes no longer a part of Empire Arcadia

In a tweet sent out mere minutes ago, IFC Yipes announced that he is no longer part of the New York-based fighting game team Empire Arcadia.

This comes very shortly after another former EMP player, Sanford Kelly, announced his departure, signing a sponsorship deal with Steam Co.

As of yet, there has been no word of IFC Yipes signing with a new team or sponsor.

Image source: IGN.com.

Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada making an announcement right before EVO 2014 USF4 Finals; Yoshinori Ono will be present

Yesterday on the SrkEVO2 stream, it was mentioned that Tekken Project development team leader Katsuhiro Harada would be making an announcement on EVO Sunday.

The impending announcement was confirmed later in the day, when Harada himself tweeted an image of the updated EVO Sunday schedule, along with a message reminding members of the Tekken community (specifically Tekken) to take note.


Niitsuma would like to be a part of a Capcom vs. Capcom game if it happens, says curtain is closing on UMvC3

It appears the curtain is about to officially close on the future development of anything related to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The game's producer, Ryota Niitsuma, spoke for awhile on Twitter recently talking about his hopes to be involved with a Capcom vs. Capcom title if it were to happen, and the fact that the "curtain is closing on UMvC3."

Someone wondered if the curtain had been closed awhile ago, but Niitsuma said that it wasn't completely closed, and these things take time.

Niitsuma also mentioned that they're not working on Capcom vs. SNK 3 at this moment, nor Rival Schools 3. You can find the complete rundown below.

Guy was 'Gay' in the early days of Final Fight development, replaced Cody as the star in 'Final Fight Guy', and more trivia from Did You Know Gaming

Capcom's Final Fight series takes the spotlight in the latest episode of VGFacts's weekly YouTube video series Did You Know Gaming.

The Final Fight DYKG starts off fairly mild, covering the fairly well-known story behind Final Fight's development as well as the reasons that led to Poison's gender differences in the Japanese and International versions of Final Fight and Street Fighter games. But at some point the episode ramps up and shifts gears, taking us into lesser-known-trivia territory.

Did you know, for instance, that Guy's name was spelled as "Gay" at one point? Or that there's actually a version of Final Fight entitled "Final Fight Guy" where everyone's favourite sneakers-wearing modern-day ninja actually replaces Cody as the protagonist of the game?

What about Sodom being renamed as "Katana" in certain versions of Final Fight and Street Fighter Alpha 2?

CEO 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, PR Balrog, Momochi, Dieminion, K-Brad, ChrisG, Armada and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2014.

The time is finally here for some more rumbling in the ring, with the massive Capcom Pro Tour premier event CEO 2014 taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Names expected to be present at the event include EG|Justin Wong, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Momochi, EMP|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, GG|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|ChocoBlanka and many more.

The event also features special guests Akimo, Nishikin and Dunhill from Japan, who have been flown out to the tournament by Twitch.tv.

Games to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Project M, Persona 4: Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and DiveKick.

Below, you'll find livestreams and a schedule for the event.


Read older stories...



Live Streams
Name  Viewers 
VGBootCamp 6,621
UltraChenTV 401
TwinGalaxiesLive 222
Bum1six3 192
Pro_Fluke 190
Tiers
Gains
 Losses 
Game-Specific News
Follow & Search EventHubs
RSS Twitter Facebook

          Submit News | Advertise | About | Privacy Policy
Capcom Pro Tour     Major League Gaming (MLG)