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Recognize the Super Street Fighter 4 silhouette or wild goose chase?

Sektah84 sent in another tip that AndriaSang.com did a partial translation of the most recent Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog. In the story, you can see the infamous character select screen for the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4, with two new slots, which appear to be mirrored.

This wouldn't be too big of a deal, except for that Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano specifically asks readers if they recognize the silhouette. Here's a zoomed in shot.

What do you think?

Ono on Darkstalkers and blending Tekken into SF

Ono on Darkstalkers and blending Tekken into SF Sektah84 send in a tip that Kotaku is running another story after talking with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono. In this piece, Ono mentions that he's been pitching a new Darkstalkers game to his boss, Keiji Inafune, on a weekly basis, but he has yet to get it approved.

On the other end of things when Street Fighter X Tekken was proposed, things moved along rather swiftly.

The article goes on to explain that the Tekken characters will be getting Street Fighter-esque moves when they're ported over to this realm (think Shoryukens and such) and lots of chain combos to compensate for the rhythmic button inputs common with some Tekken characters.

Here's a copy and paste from the write up.

"When I was going through all of these moves for Nina I thought 'I've seen this somewhere before," he said. "It boiled down to Darkstalkers. In Darkstalkers we have chain combos: Light, light, medium, medium, hard, hard. That is a Capcom version of that rhythmic input command."

Once Ono made that connection, he said, he saw the potential.

"We see great possibilities in these two mixing up," he said. "In that same sense, like how chain combos are used to play Tekken, we'll bring back Nina and Law's (If Law is in the game) into Street Fighter X Tekken, incorporating that chain combo style."

Video of Viewtiful Joe and Dormammu in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

New videos for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were released very early this morning. They show Viewtiful Joe, Dormammu and there's a new character trailer for the game as well.

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Street Fighter 3DS will be 'perfect port' of console version

Street Fighter 3DS will be 'perfect port' of console version Kotaku.com caught up with Yoshinori Ono at GamesCom in Germany for the low down on the 3DS port of Super Street Fighter 4.

Here's a bulleted run down of what to expect from the new title so far.

• Everything from Super Street Fighter 4 will be ported over to the 3DS, nothing will be removed.

• There may be two control options available, one similar to how Street Fighter 2 was on the Super NES, and another that uses the touch pad interface.

• There will be a slider so you can adjust the level of 3D in the game. At the max setting you can distinguish the background and characters very clearly.

• Ono said the team is also hoping to design the game so that when the 3D slider is off, it will look just like the 2D game.

Hori PS3 Fighting Stick 3 for sale on Amazon.com

Hori PS3 Fighting Stick 3 for sale on Amazon.com Peffico noticed that Amazon is running a nice deal for the Hori PS3 Fighting Stick 3, which is $29.99 and includes free shipping.

This stick normally retails for about $60, so this is a decent mark down and if you want to pick up a joystick, but didn't want to pay much money for it.

While the Mad Catz FightStick line have received more favorable reviews than this, it's still a solid deal.

Note: The Hori EX 2 for the Xbox 360 was on sale early this morning for $9.99, but it quickly sold out, so it has been removed from this story.

Ono: DLC updates for Super Street Fighter 4 coming

Ono: DLC updates for Super Street Fighter 4 coming Yoshinori Ono held an interview back in July with the official UK PlayStation site.

In the write up, Yoshinori mentions again that there won't be another iteration of Street Fighter 4 released, but that more downloadable updates will be made available, similar to the tournament mode package they released in June.

This prior DLC update not only added a new mode to the game, but also included various fixes and changes.

It was stated at San Diego Comic-Con this year that there would be new costumes released in the fall. Also, new characters are being created for the arcade version, and it seems very likely these fighters will be added to the console versions at some point via an update, considering Ono's statements.

Current rumors claim there will be 6 fighters added to the game, although only two extra slots have popped up so far.

Here's a copy and paste from UK PlayStation interview, which also includes other notable things.

Will there be additional tweaks made to the arcade release of Super Street Fighter IV and any of the characters? If so, would those changes make it in an update for the PlayStation 3 version? (Delriach, UK)

Ono: The arcade version is at least going to be a perfect port of the console version. Whether we can add some extras to it will depend on the players' passion and whether we have enough energy to work through the nights. If we do make some changes to the arcade version, it is not impossible to apply the same changes to the PS3 version. However, as I can't get down to it yet, I have to ask you to wait for a while.

Are you going to place a search option within the replay channel, in order to search by friends? (Gerwulf_, Spain)

Ono: I have received this request from all over the world. I appreciate that many players are utilizing the replay channel. As for a search option, we regard this as a priority area to sort out.

Are you going to release any other Street Fighter IV titles or is this the last one? (Morphing, Spain)

Ono: We don't plan to release a Hyper or Ultra SFIV. SSFIV is the last major update, and we plan to release small downloadable updates like we did in June 2010.

Is there any chance that the next update could include an option to disable input short cuts and allow for more accurate inputs? (Solas, UK)

Ono: We are not going to include the option for the next update as both input short cuts and accurate ones are already accepted as a part of the SSFIV rule book. However, if we have an opportunity to change the rule book in the future, we would make the system to be fair for all users with different input preferences.

A huge shout out goes to Ashstampede for sending this over.

Weekend community events August 20 - 25

Weekend community events August 20 - 25 If you have an event you'd like to submit, please use the Contact Us form and send over the details.

• Japan: GodsGarden 2.5, Super Street Fighter 4 tournament, August 21. This event will feature many of the top players from Japan, and a stream should be provided by the GodsGarden team here, 1 a.m. PST start time. Some of the competitors will be using less common characters like Guy, T. Hawk, Makoto, Dan and Hakan. Coverage will be provided here on EventHubs.com as well.

• Harrow, London, United Kingdom: Super vs. Battle 20-X, August 20 - 22. This is one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in Europe and Daigo Umehara will be in attendance. It doesn't look like this will be streamed.

• Online Xbox 360: Taiwan vs. Hong Kong: Cross Straits Cup, August 21. This will be streamed live by TWFighter, 1 a.m. PST start time.

• Rancho Cucamonga, California: Test Your Might, SSFIV 2vs2, August 21. This will be streamed live, 7:30 PST start time.

• Naugatuck, Connecticut: Friday Night Blackout, August 20. Live stream provided by Project Failure, 8 p.m. EST start time.

• Brooklyn, New York: BattleField Arcadia: XVIII Age of Tyranny, August 22. Live stream by Competitive Online, 2 p.m. EST start time.

• Fredericksburg, Virginia: GamePad VA Presents: The Old Axiom, August 21.

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Street Fighter X Tekken details from Ono and Harada

Street Fighter X Tekken details from Ono and Harada IGN posted a solid article examining Street Fighter X Tekken a bit more, and also the other cross over game Tekken X Street Fighter.

Yoshinori Ono and Namco's Katsuhiro Harada sketch out a few details concerning the upcoming titles. Besides trading a few jabs, you get the sense these games are still getting their details fleshed out, but both guys offer some insight into the directions they plan on taking.

Definitely not the heaviest hitting article you'll ever read, but if you'd like to hear more about the approach these guys are taking, it's worth looking over. Here's a snip.

How familiar would, say, Street Fighter X Tekken feel to a seasoned Street Fighter IV player? "As you can see on our logo," said Ono. "We're not specifying Street Fighter IV or Tekken 6. We're not going to confine ourselves. It is going to be Street Fighter and Tekken, and that includes all the titles." Harada chimed in with, "I'm sure that the graphical look of the game might change and the gameplay elements and such will be quite different. For each of our franchises it's not like each cross game is just going to be a continuation of our individual franchises. It's something that's going to be quite different."

Thanks to Saiferoth for mentioning this.

New Street Fighter X Tekken gameplay footage

New gameplay footage for Street Fighter X Tekken, the Capcom version of the upcoming fighter, was posted from GamesCom on IGN this morning.

This shows a similar set up to the other gameplay video that was recorded at San Diego Comic-Con, as such, this clip doesn't offer much new stuff besides seeing a few more moves in action.

Also, Capcom-Unity has a clip of some live actors portraying these characters up on stage at GamesCom, including Yoshinori Ono dressed as Chun-Li.

Video sent in by Franny87 and Bhavik.

Developer on MK vs. SF: 'I think it's inevitable'

Developer on MK vs. SF: 'I think it's inevitable' NowGamer.com picked up an interesting quote from one of the Mortal Kombat developers, Hector Sanchez, at GamesCom. He reiterated that the a mash up title between the two franchises had been pitched by Ed Boon, one of the co-creators of Mortal Kombat, over ten years ago.

While that obviously didn't move forward, Sanchez added that he felt a crossover title from both companies was inevitable.

A quote from one of the developers doesn't make this any where close to a reality, but it sounds like there's at least some of the staff who'd really like to see this happen.

Capcom V.P., Christian Svensson, mentioned something about a potential mash up between these two companies back in early July, although he sounded less enthusiastic, simply stating, "I'm not dead set against it [happening]."

Kotaku offers first look at Tekken X Street Fighter

Kotaku got their hands on a few prototype game model images for Tekken X Street Fighter, the Namco version of the upcoming crossover game.

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Here's a clip from the article.

Harada offered a very early look at the 3D Ryu model being worked on in the Tekken style, one that he stressed was not finished with proper lighting or even with a final uniform. In the shots shown off at Gamescom, the Tekken X Street Fighter version of Ryu was wearing the gi of Paul from Tekken.

The producers of Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter asked fans not to worry too much about the current prototype state of the model, pleading that they'll keep groaning on Facebook and Twitter to a minimum.

What do you think of the images? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Story sent in by Let_Ism, Toshi, NoizyChild, Boyfriend_of_Ibuki, nuRadical, Shurf, J, Muzukashii and Shin Hayabusa 2jz.

WCG Ultimate Gamer starts tomorrow, preview clip

A preview clip of WCG Ultimate Gamer was posted on IGN this evening. Although this isn't directly Street Fighter related, Justin Wong is one of the participants in this season's competition and in this clip he competes against other gamers at Tekken 6.

The show starts tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST and future episodes will run on Thursdays at the same time. If this time doesn't work for you, Hulu.com has an archive up for last season, and very likely will have another up for this year.

Thanks to MarkMan for pointing this out.

114-hit Chun-Li Super Street Fighter 4 combo by BiffOTasty

BiffOTasty posted another sweet Super Street Fighter 4 combo video. This one features Chun-Li performing a loop that actually goes up to 114 hits, although the counter stops at 99.
You can find a direct capture version, without the combo being performed on the joystick, by hitting the link below.

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Super Street Fighter 4 Dudley combo video by MrDustKicka

Spotted over on Shadowloo.com, that MrDustKicka posted some stylish Super Street Fighter 4 combo videos for Dudley.

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Dormammu and Viewtiful Joe in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Update: More images were added into this story.

Dormammu and Viewtiful Joe were both confirmed for as playable characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Here is the artwork for both characters along with some screens.

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Cross Counter episode 8, Combofiend vs. Marn

This week's episode of Cross Counter changes up the pace a bit, as two very well known players, Peter "Combofiend" Rosas (Guy) and Martin "Marn" Phan (C. Viper) compete on the center stage.

Gootecks and Mike Ross feel that Combofiend has the best Guy on the planet and Marn has won his fair share of tournaments, so this is definitely an epic match. Here's the clip.

Super Street Fighter 4 Fei Long combos in real battles

Ady187 pointed out this new combo video for Fei Long in Super Street Fighter 4 by XMikkeX and MoniraKing.

This takes a different approach than most combo videos, because instead of a bunch of crazy combos that you may not ever see in a match, all of these actually happened during real fights.