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Fight Tracker adds JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and Capcom vs. SNK 2 to its lineup, updates to Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate and Skullgirls

Fight Tracker adds JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and Capcom vs. SNK 2 to its lineup, updates to Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate and Skullgirls We're proud to announce that our Fight Tracker system here at EventHubs has now officially added two more titles to its roster. You can now add your characters/teams and your skill level to your EventHubs profile, and search for other people playing the same game that live close to you for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle as well as Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001.

Not only that, but we have also added the additional characters that were added to Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, and the new character Squigly for Skullgirls.

As if the ability to find people anywhere in the world to play with wasn't enough, you can also track stats for the game — what characters are most popular, where in the world they're popular, how good people are with them, and what position they tend to use them in.

We hope that you'll enjoy these new additions to our roster, and make the most of your gaming experience by finding other people to enjoy these titles together with. You can check out the stats page for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle here, and Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Milennium here.

Street Fighter 2 on SNES sold 10x more copies than Street Fighter 4 on consoles in Japan - statistics showing decline of Japan fighting game sales

A French site by the name of GameCharts.fr recently posted an article that exhibits sales numbers for console fighting games in Japan. Organized into several charts and graphs, we get a look out how each listed game sold, ranging from the Street Fighter 2 series on Super Nintendo, all the way through the Xbox 360 / PS3 generation, including mobile consoles.

Looking at the numbers, it is quite shocking to see that console fighting game sales have greatly dropped since the early Super Nintendo days.

According to the statistics, the very first iteration of Street Fighter 2 sold a whopping 2,880,00 copies, with the following two games in the series also selling in the millions. Jumping forward to 2009, Street Fighter 4 (Vanilla) only sold 210,641 copies on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 collectively.

Hit the jump to read on.

Capcom Fighting Evolution makes its way to PSN tomorrow as PS2 Classic

Capcom Fighting Evolution makes its way to PSN tomorrow as PS2 Classic Fighting game fans, rejoice; we will be receiving another Capcom classic fighter over on the PlayStation Network. Joining Capcom vs. SNK 2 as a PlayStation 2 Classic, Capcom Fighting Evolution will be available for purchase tomorrow on PS3 in North America.

Known for not being the most balanced game in Capcom's repertoire, Capcom Fighting Evolution takes characters from five different titles and pits them against each other in 2D combat. The fighters represented here include Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter Alpha and Red Earth.

Since this is hitting the market as a PS2 Classic, this will be an identical port and will not feature revamped graphics or online play of any sort. However, this download will work wonders for those of you who'd like to get some local matches going, or perhaps want to try your hand at a retro combo video or two.

Will you be purchasing Capcom Fighting Evolution when it drops on the PlayStation Network tomorrow?

Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the original PlayStation 2 release.

Ono 'might do Rival Schools 3', has Playstation 4 projects lined up that he wants to 'live up to everyone's hopes'

Ono 'might do Rival Schools 3', has Playstation 4 projects lined up that he wants to 'live up to everyone's hopes' Yoshinoro Ono, best known for being the man behind the Street Fighter 4 series as well as Street Fighter X Tekken, has been working for a while now on Capcom's upcoming game Deep Down.

Deep Down actually has nothing at all to do with fighting games, but is an upcoming online role-playing game for the Playstation 4, set to make its playable debut at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

In an interview with Famitsu regarding the game, Ono was asked a question about what kind of game he'd like to release for the Playstation 4 after his work on Deep Down as completed. If you hit the jump, you'll find a personal translation from EventHubs staff writer MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!) of Ono's reply.

Putting the rumors to rest: HD remake of Street Fighter Alpha 3 not in the works

Putting the rumors to rest: HD remake of Street Fighter Alpha 3 not in the works An HD remake of Street Fighter Alpha 3 is not currently in the works, Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas recently stated through the Unity forums.

A title long rumored, and often requested, the gossip was officially put to rest — despite the fact that Capcom had originally wanted to pursue its re-creation, instead of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

Still, as far back as July 2011, Yoshinori Ono had said he's trying to make a new Street Fighter Alpha title, and he's periodically offered statements that he wants to work on the series again.

Not one to give up easily, Ono mentioned earlier this week that he's still lobbying for more Street Fighter Alpha, and with Capcom's recent comments, it's looking more and more like when a new Alpha game is released, it'll be exactly that — new, and not a remake of anything they've done in the past.

The Alpha series (Zero in Japan) clearly has value for Capcom, as Street Fighter Alpha 3 holds the 57th spot in their platinum titles listing with over a million sold on the PlayStation platform — and this is without counting the other titles in this series, or other systems they were was released on.

So while fans of the Alpha series might be disappointed the 3rd entry won't be receiving a remake currently, it sounds like when Capcom touches this franchise again, they'll be trying something untrodden.

You can check out Combofiend's response by hitting the jump.

Ono Tweets an inside look at the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia

Back in June, we reported on an Amazon listing that sprung up for the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia. This hardcover book features 208 pages that covers all the major Capcom characters, including artwork, statistics and more.

Yoshinori Ono recently tweeted out a couple of images showing off this character encyclopedia, one of which giving a quick glimpse of the inside. We get to see the pages for Ryu from Breath of Fire and Street Fighter's Ryu as well.

Check out the images below.


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Capcom's 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia will become available in the US on October 21 of this year.

Source: Yoshinori Ono's Twitter. Tip by Fawaz.

LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments episode 78 ft. SSF4 AE v2012, Killer Instinct, Injustice and more

LiangHuBBB returns today with the 78th installment of his Funny and Cool Moments video series. In today's compilation we have some great clips from games such as Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustce: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and more.

Tip sent anonymously.

Yoshinori Ono lobbying for more Street Fighter Alpha and Darkstalkers, wishes Alpha series had online play

Yoshinori Ono lobbying for more Street Fighter Alpha and Darkstalkers, wishes Alpha series had online play Despite Darkstalkers Resurrection's less than expected sales, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono is still championing the franchise, as he said recently he's campaigning for something more — which includes Street Fighter Alpha.

Capcom has said multiple times now they feel it's time to give their fighting game re-releases a rest, because of decreased sales, so it's unknown how much support Ono will find for doing a rehashed port of these two franchises within the company.

Although Capcom has said they want to decrease the volume of re-releases, they haven't completely distanced themselves from the fighting game genre, as they announced Ultra Street Fighter 4 would be coming early next year, and they started soliciting feedback for a potential update to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Also, earlier this year, they released v2013 of Street Fighter X Tekken.

While it appears Capcom's stance is still the same in regards to their fighting game re-releases, it will be interesting to see which shape these franchises will take if Ono manages to get Darkstalkers and Street Fighter Alpha projects green lit, because given past statements, it's unlikely Capcom wants to go the re-release route again any time soon.

Hit the jump to read all of the tweets from Yoshinori Ono we've compiled.

GUXSquallNoctis: Hey @Yoshi_OnoChin when it comes down to Darkstalkers and Street Fighter Alpha will you fight as hard as you did to make SFIV happen?

Ono: I'm lobbying campaign for it. ;D

Keiji Inafune worked on original Street Fighter game from the start of his time at Capcom, designed Adon

Keiji Inafune worked on original Street Fighter game from the start of his time at Capcom, designed Adon Imagine starting a new job with a video game company — and during your first stint with your new employer — you're asked to work on character designs for what would become one of the most iconic franchises in video games, Street Fighter.

If you're Keiji Inafune, you don't have to imagine, because that actually happened in the latter part of the 1980s, when he started working at Capcom.

Inafune, who's best known for the Mega Man series, noted that his first day on the job at Capcom was so involved, he wasn't even able to go home for the night.

Although he has since left Capcom, fans of Jaguar Kicks may be interested to discover that Inafune fully designed Adon, although he helped with other characters as well.

Unfortunately, his time with the project was somewhat short lived, as roughly two months after he started in on character designs for Street Fighter 1, he began working on the original Mega Man title for the NES.

If you'd like to watch the PAX Prime panel with Keiji Inafune, where he talks a bit about these subjects, and the new project he's working on, which many are calling a spiritual successor to Mega Man, hit the jump.

Old Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament footage ft. Combofiend, Clockw0rk, Alex Valle, Viscant and more

Old Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament footage ft. Combofiend, Clockw0rk, Alex Valle, Viscant and more Julius Jackson and Romneto have uploaded some old school Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament footage from 2002 featuring players like Combofiend, Clockw0rk, Alex Valle, Viscant and others, before they had acronyms in their names.

This is a pretty slick blast from the past that you don't get to see every day, as this footage is more than a decade old, and it features some terrific players from that era.

This particular event happened at Southern Hills Golfland in southern California, and it was the last tournament at this legendary arcade before it closed down.

Hit the jump to check it out the video, along with the results and a match log.

'I Am Street Fighter', 25th Street Fighter Anniversary documentary released to the public by Capcom, a genuine ode to all Street Fighter fans

For the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary, a documentary was made entitled "I Am Street Fighter". Previously, this documentary was only available to those who bought the 25th Anniversary Collector's Set, but now Capcom have released it in all of it's glory on YouTube, over at their official Street Fighter channel.

You can check the entire documentary out below, which features tons of interviews and Street Fighter history, and is truly inspiring to see, as a Capcom fan, or a fighting game fan in general.

Did the documentary resonate with you? If so, please let us know how and why in the comments.

Thanks to sidechar for the news tip.

If Disney princesses were Street Fighters... interesting sprite artwork from artist Mike V

Here's something really neat for us '80s and '90s kids, and maybe even cool to older or younger generations as well. Artist Mike V did some pictures that he posted on his tumblr account, where he's made sprite artwork of a bunch of Disney princesses as old school Capcom fighting game characters.

Here are a few of the pictures to start you off.

Hit the jump to see the rest of the pictures, as well as a cheat sheet of who everyone is modeled after.

Capcom: Free-to-play titles will be a big part of next-generation consoles

Capcom: Free-to-play titles will be a big part of next-generation consoles Katsuhiko Ichii, who is Capcom's director and executive corporate officer in charge of the consumer games division, recently weighed in on the future on the free-to-play model, stating that he feels it'll be a big part of the next-generation consoles.

This echos recent statements by Tomoaki Ayano, who is the Street Fighter series producer.

Ayano said that the free-to-play model with certainly be important going forward, as it has the potential to bring in a great deal of new players to fighting games.

Tomoaki added that there's a lot of untapped potential in the free-to-play market that, "we have yet to discover," and that, "a larger player base will increase the total number of high level and professional players as well, and players and spectators alike will be able to enjoy even more compelling tournaments and matches."

With two prominent Capcom employees touching on the subject now, it seems that it isn't a matter of if Capcom will have free-to-play titles in the future, but when, and it appears that question will be answered as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One rise up.

Source: Siliconera via Famitsu.

LiangHuBBB's funny and cool moments episode 77

LiangHuBBB is still up to his old tricks, delivering content to laugh at, cry at or just be amazed at. It's hard to believe we're up to 77 episodes and still going strong, but here we are. Check out the compilation below for various shenanigans in a variety of different fighting games.

Is LiangHuBBB's stuff still up to snuff? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to cailooooo and an anonymous user for the news tip.

Most popular characters, teams and more for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, SFxT, Injustice, etc. - EventHubs stats

We've launched our revolutionary new fighting game stats area here on EventHubs. This is an easy way to find out who the most popular characters are in all of the major tournament games in the scene, along with quite a bit more information. There are 23 games total featured here, ranging from Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 all the way down to Super Smash Bros. Melee, and all major stops in between.

As the largest website in the fighting game community, we can offer a fairly insightful look at the current state of our scene and it's players. Here's a brief feature rundown:

• Stats pages for more than 600 characters.
• Listing of most popular fighters and teams played.
• Interactive maps showing where competitors are located.
• All stat pages updated once every 6 hours.
• Much, much more.

Hit the jump for more details.


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