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Amazing Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, and Amaterasu statues, Street Fighter Pop figures, and more: Check out the Capcom merch displayed on E3 2016's show floor

E3 2016 wrapped up last week, and as many of you probably know by now I was on the scene gathering intel for the team back home. During some down time, I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the awesome merchandise Capcom had on display at their booth on the show floor.

Featured for attendees to see were a number of amazing looking statues, a handful of the upcoming Funko Pop figures, and even some killer Mega Man stuff.

Since E3 isn't open to the public, I thought I'd share some of this stuff with you all! Below are just a handful of the photos to get you started, but you can check out the rest after the jump.

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Morrigan's side job has her doing more healing than hurting - check out Capcom's new collectible figure

It looks like Morrigan's got a figure on the way that will have collectors daydreaming about her bedside manners.

"Sexy Nurse Morrigan" is currently available for preorder. If the white uniform isn't quite your cup of tea, Capcom is also offering a black uniform variant.

You can check out some images of the figure in the gallery below.

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Dead or Alive 5 last round PC mods: Felicia, Kula Diamond, and Bayonetta step into the ring

Huchi001 has put together a great looking set of Dead or Alive 5 mods.

Today's batch includes King of Fighters' Kula Diamond, Darkstalkers' Felicia, and Platinum's Bayonetta. You can check out the image gallery and gameplay footage below.

Available download links can be found in the video descriptions.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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'Most users thought Capcom only had Street Fighter 2, and that needed to change' - Hideaki Itsuno talks the origins of Street Fighter Alpha

Game director and designer Hideaki Itsuno has been behind the helm of many well known titles like Devil May Cry and Dragons Dogma. Recently, he interviewed with Capcom to talk about the origins of both his career, and the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Street Fighter Alpha was originally going to be called "Street Fighter Classic", named for the Super Famicom system that it would eventually be ported to. Itsuno found himself involved when Capcom needed a planner for the game.

"I knew nothing! I was just a guy who liked to play fighting games, not how to make them!" Itsuno says, speaking on what he was thinking before agreeing to take on the role.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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Birdie's lighter-skinned first appearance was a result of... illness? Let's look at his visual evolution over the years

Birdie's first appearance pales in comparison to his modern look.

Graphical improvements weren't the only changes made to the towering warrior throughout his fighting career; his overall design has been altered quite a bit, with the largest jump being the one from Street Fighter 1 to the Alpha series.

So, today we're going to take a closer look at the visual evolution of Birdie in Street Fighter.

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How Street Fighter EX looked in its early stages - check out Arika's early development footage

Developer Arika has given us a glimpse at how Street Fighter EX looked in its early stages.

The early parts of the video feature featureless characters that have yet to receive their names. The lack of hitboxes makes it seem as though at that point they were still playing with the animations.

Later on, you get a fun look into a bit of the combo system. A lot of what was showcased at least visually is telling of how they tried to make Street Fighter work in a three dimensional setting.

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The music choices were interesting at this point too, featuring remixed versions of classic tunes rather than the original music that ended up in the final game.

You can check out the footage in the video below:

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'When's Mahvel 4?' - Fans have created a petition to request a new Marvel vs. Capcom title

Earlier this week, we reported on the recent discontinuation of Disney's action-adventure sandbox video game, Disney Infinity. It was stated in the article by James Brightman of Gameindustry that the company will begin looking at the video game business as a licensing opportunity for their IPs instead of publishing titles themselves.

Knowing that Marvel Comics is owned by Disney caused a pretty large uproar in the fighting game community. This new business venture from Disney potentially opens up the possibility of a new Marvel vs. Capcom title.

With that in mind, the /r/MvC3 community wasted no time. They have since put together a petition asking Disney, Capcom, Marvel Comics, Sony, and Microsoft for Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

The petition has already acquired 3,355 signatures, and aims to reach a total of 5,000. Signing can help bring awareness to the companies involved and show just how much the fans want a new title in the series.

Do you want to see a new title in the Marvel vs. Capcom series? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: /r/MvC3. Sent in by reyray0709.

'Some aspects of SF5 could have used more polish' says Capcom CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto, vows to increase development time of key titles

In a recent inverstors' briefing, Capcom's CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto spoke and gave some insight into Capcom's plans for the coming year, as well as the future beyond.

Speaking on Street Fighter 5's release, Kenzo Tsujimoto noted that there were areas that could have used more polish before the title's release. You can find the full quote on this below.

Kenzo Tsujimoto: For example, some aspects of Street Fighter 5 needed more polish, such as the lack of content and server issues at launch.

Tsujimoto went on to talk about their plans for future projects.

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'[Tekken X Street Fighter] is on hold at the moment' - Katsuhiro Harada notes difficulties in timing for project delays

GameSpot posted a video interview today with Katsuhiro Harada where he responds to questions regarding Tekken 7's development, how they're planning on addressing rage quitting, if he's ever been mistaken for Ono and more.

However, one question in particular stood up - the very first question brought up was regarding the development of Tekken X Street Fighter, the counterpart to 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken from Capcom. On the subject, Harada notes difficulty in releasing it due not wanting to split up the fanbases. You can find a snippet below.

When we develop fighting games, we try to keep the core community in mind as well as the wider audience that wants to play these games.

But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have Street Fighter V that just released--a lot of people are playing that fervently--and there's a large crowd out there waiting or Tekken 7.

You'll find more from Harada after the jump.

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Former Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 battle director, Neo_G, no longer working for Capcom; now employed by SNK Playmore

Hidetoshi Ishizawa -- more commonly known as Neo_G -- is no longer working at Capcom. According to social media, the veteran fighting game developer is now employed by SNK Playmore.

For those unfamiliar with Neo_G, he's got quite the fighting game resume. Having worked at Capcom since 1995, Ishizawa has had a hand in a laundry list of classic Capcom fighters including Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3, the Street Fighter Alpha series, and even Capcom vs. SNK.

Yesterday, a tweet was posted by the former Capcom dev announcing his new venture. The tweet reads, "So with that, I'm now with SNK. I actually became a NEO G like my namesake! haha"

Ishizawa also altered the employment history on his personal Facebook page to reflect the change.

The Facebook listing also mentions that Ishizawa has been working at SNK since January 2016, leading many to believe that he is currently involved with the company's next major fighting game release -- King of Fighters 14.

For a better understanding of how truly amazing Neo_G's fighting game resume is, be sure to hit the jump.

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NorCal Regionals 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Tokido, Mago, Haitani

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, NorCal Regionals 2016 is taking place in Sacramento, California. This is the second premier event of this year's Capcom Pro Tour season for Street Fighter 5, and will also feature tournaments in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guily Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RB|Snake Eyez, NYChrisG, RZR|Fuudo, EG|PR Balrog, /r/Kappa|Poongko, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Qanba|Xiao Hai, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Chris Tatarian, YP|Filipinoman, MOV, PHO|ApologyMan, Julio, pH|Nando Tovar, BT|Clockw0rk, PandaTV|Dakou, WFX|801 Strider, Brenttiscool, pH|HooDaMan, Reiketsu, BJ Unchained, DM|El Cubano Loco, LU|Alex Valle, MC|XSK Samurai, pH|LPN, EG|ChocoBlanka, Gootecks, TheBeautifulDude, NWM|KyleP, HnH|KizzieKay, Foo, pH|Crackfiend, TS|NerdJosh, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, pH|Nacer, DL|FourWude, ROG|Kelvin Jeon, Alex Myers, Jeopardy, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming of the event will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, IPlayWinner and IEBattlegrounds.

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'In Street Fighter 5, [Japan's] advantage is entirely gone' - Kindevu talks SF5, favorite fighting games, DLC hopes and more in exclusive EH interview

Note: This interview was conducted in Japanese and subsequently translated by the interviewer.

With myself at the scene during Cannes Winter Clash this year, I decided it was high time to grab some interviews with a few of the high-profile players present at the event.

The fourth interview in this group is with Yosuke "Kindevu" Ito, in an interview where he discusses his thoughts on Street Fighter 5 as a fighting game, his absolute favorite fighting game, hopes for future SF5 DLC and more.

You can find a snippet of the interview below.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games?

Kindevu: I suppose I started playing seriously in 2001, with Capcom vs. SNK 2. That's 15 years ago, now.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the interview.

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Darkstalkers really aren't dead? Ono is still 'striving to attain' a new title in the series

Fans want Capcom to make a new entry in the Darkstalkers franchise. This has been true for a long time now.

Though the company released Darkstalkers Resurrection -- a compilation of the series' two classic 2d fighters -- back in 2013, it wasn't quite enough to satisfy fans in the long run.

A couple of weeks ago, one Twitter user decided to revive the request by asking Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono if there are any plans for a new Darkstalkers game.

Despite the fact that Ono has probably been asked this question hundreds of times, the Capcom representative actually replied.

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