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Official cover art for Street Fighter 4 revealed

Capcom updated the official Street Fighter website today with new shots of the cover art for the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases of Street Fighter 4.

The American release is on the left, and European version the right.

Official box art Street Fighter 4 USA console release

   

Official box art Street Fighter 4 Europe console release



What do you think of this cover art? Is it good, bad or meh? Voice your opinion by leaving a comment on this news story.

GameSpot hosts Street Fighter Showdown

GameSpot hosts Street Fighter Showdown GameSpot is hosting a Street Fighter tournament with thousands of dollars up for grabs. The competition will feature Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

Here's more info.

On Tuesday, September 30, GameSpot will host the Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown at CBS Interactive's headquarters in San Francisco, a free and open-to-the-public event that will be sponsored by Capcom and feature tournaments in both of the publisher's upcoming fighters. From 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., would-be winners will pummel each other out of the running one by one, until one stands triumphant in each game.

For those who deviate from Ryu's belief that the fight is everything, there's also some money involved. The winners of each tournament will receive a $1,000 prize, as well as the chance to earn another $500 if they can best the other tourney champ in both games.

Like any good competition, there are some a few ground rules. Participants must be 18 or up, no bags or other items will be allowed in the building, and players are not allowed to bring in their own controllers or joysticks.

Can't make it to San Francisco next week? No problem. GameSpot will also be hosting its weekly community game night for Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting on the Xbox 360, so players from around the world can go toe-to-toe with the crew in California.

You can also scope out additional details here.

Video shows Street Fighter 4 being set up, at home

Video shows Street Fighter 4 being set up, at home Gilley has posted two nifty videos showing Street Fighter 4 being set up in his home.

Street Fighter 4 home setup - Video #1

Street Fighter 4 home setup - Video #2

And for those of you in the South Florida area, he mentions he'll be hosting a tournament for some people to come out and play, along with some other games. We'll be posting more details here as they become available.

RSS feed available for EventHubs.com

RSS feed available for EventHubs.com We've just put the finishing touches on a new RSS feed for EventHubs.com.

Now you can use your favorite RSS reader to keep track of the latest happenings in the Street Fighter community.

Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide updates

Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide updates If it's been awhile since you checked on our Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide, there's been quite a bit of new content added in recently.

The character guides for Abel, Akuma, Balrog, Blanka, Chun Li, Crimson Viper, Dhalsim, E. Honda, El Fuerte and Guile have received heavy revisions and should really help your game. And we'll be fleshing out the other character guides in the very near future as well.

Also we've added lots of new locations to the SF4 arcade machine tracker, plus there's a F.A.Q. area and basic gameplay information page for you to look at.

We're constantly striving to improve our website, and quite a bit of what we post is contributed by the community. So if you have anything you'd like to add in, please just leave a comment on the respective section or contact me here.

Console version of Street Fighter 4 at Tokyo Game Show 2008

Console version of Street Fighter 4 at Tokyo Game Show 2008 La Capone on the Shoryuken.com message boards was kind enough to translate the latest blog entry from the Japanese SF4 website. Here's the skinny:

• This year's Tokyo Game Show will have the PS3 and XBox 360 versions of Street Fighter 4 featuring Fei Long and Dan as playable characters and one more new character rumored to be Cammy.

• Attendees will see the trailer for the Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li movie.

• News of a big collaboration from Capcom.

• An official Street Fighter 4 tournament with prizes.

1998 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Championships

1998 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Championships Going straight up old school here, Storming Flower pointed out some videos on YouTube of Alex Valle and the infamous Daigo Umehara playing in the Street Fighter Alpha 3 championships from 1998.

The movies are pretty low quality, but it's cool to watch some throw back sets.

Video 1: Valle vs. Daigo

Video 2: Valle vs. Daigo

Video 3: Valle vs. Daigo

Also here's an exhibition match between these two.

Capcom discusses Final Fight characters, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and more

Capcom discusses Final Fight characters, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and more Capcom made some rounds again on the Capcom-Unity.com forums.

This time they discuss why Final Fight characters aren't in Street Fighter 4, the possibility of a Sega vs. game, and a few other things.

Here's the whole shebang.

Why can Final Fight characters be in a SF artbook but can't be in another SF game?

Seth: The reasons are mostly pretty simple, and don't have to do with FF's 20th anniversary.

Ono-san felt that SFIV was a return to the SF roots, and as such should focus on the original SF characters (as well as some SFIV-specific new challengers, of course). FF characters are a part of SF history if not at the center, and they did get a nod in the form of Zangief's alternate "Mike Haggar" outfit , but did not get added into the arcade release directly.

The artists and work featured in the UDON book really have nothing to do with SFIV specifically. It was comprised of fan contributions, so the best fan contributions in terms of style, etc. made the cut, regardless of what part of the SF-universe the characters came from. Neither Ono-san nor anyone else on the SFIV team has anything to do with the UDON book, but clearly they would not ask that FF characters be taken out--they felt merely that it was more important to focus on the core characters for the game itself right now, to keep it closely connected with its roots.

Would you guys like to do a next VS. game with SEGA?

Sven: One never knows. We have a lot on our plates at the moment with SSF2THDR, SF4 and TvC on the fighting front. We'll see what happens down the line.

Is it pretty much fair to give up hope that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is coming to the US?

Sven: I wouldn't give up hope, but it's far from a done deal.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii

In a surprise move, according to Kotaku.com Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will be heading to the Nintendo Wii.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii


Here's a scan of the game from a Japanese magazine.

They say the game is 70% done and that it will have more fighters than the arcade version. They're expecting a December 11, 2008 release in Japan. The arcade version is also due out around in the same time in the land of the rising sun.

Still no official word yet if this will see American shores as a console game release.

Gouken may be unlocked in Street Fighter 4 on Sept. 26

Gouken may be unlocked in Street Fighter 4 on Sept. 26 Azreal on the Shoryuken.com message boards provided a nice translation of the latest entry on the official Japanese Development Blog.

Here's what's currently suspected.
  • Hints point to another computer controller character being unlocked on Sept. 26, 2008
  • The character who will be unlocked logically follows Akuma (Gouken?)
  • Maybe you've only seen this character's shape/profile up til now
  • There will be another announcement this Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
This entry strongly hints at Gouken — Ryu and Ken's master — being unlocked. Sometimes known as Sheng Long, he's also Akuma's older brother.

Other people have speculated Gen or Evil Ryu from the Street Fighter Alpha series could be the character mentioned.

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Street Fighter Tribute book launch party in Toronto

Street Fighter Tribute book launch party in Toronto Udon is throwing a party in Toronto, Canada for the launch of their new Street Fighter Tribute artwork book. There will be a Street Fighter 2 tourney and more festivities. Here's a little 411.

The official TRIBUTE launch party will feature dozens of Canadian and international artists and authors signing and sketching for fans.

The STREET FIGHTER: TRIBUTE LAUNCH PARTY will also feature a Street Fighter II video game tournament (with prizes provided by UDON), and the evening will be capped off by a Street Fighter-inspired musical performance by Toronto rockers MACKENZIE KING (formerly known as OPG).

Street Fighter 4: More high level play videos

Spotted on Capcom-Unity.com that DandyDLC uploaded two videos of Tetsuya "INO" Inoue (Dictator) and Daigo "the Beast" Umehara (Ryu) playing SF4.

These guys are both EVO veterans and some of the best Street Fighter players you're going to find.

You can check the other video of these two playing here.

Interview with Rey Jimenez about HD Remix

Interview with Rey Jimenez about HD Remix The Street Fighter blog posted an interview with Capcom's Associate Producer, Rey Jimenez, concerning the release of HD Remix. Not a bad piece, worth your time if you have a moment.

Here's a cut from the article.

At what stage are you right now in the making of Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix?

We are in the home stretch. We’re basically closing out all the bugs that came up in the open beta and a few other open issues.

A lot of fans are afraid that the game might slip to 2009 what can you tell them?

We’re on track to release the game this year and barring any unforeseen catastrophic event, that should not be changing.

Financial report offers clue to Street Fighter 4's home release

Financial report offers clue to Street Fighter 4's home release Capcom's 2008 financial report (.pdf) was released today — all 96 pages of it — some of the highlights include...
  • Console versions of Street Fighter IV will be released before March 31, 2009.
  • The new Street Fighter movie will begin showing on cinema screens worldwide in February.
  • They're completely abandoning platform exclusive development.
  • Many of their titles will be released on the PC in the future.
  • Capcom wants to increase sales in North America and Europe by 80%.

Images of the official Street Fighter 4 Mad Catz controllers

Shin-RoTeNdO posted the first set of photos for Mad Catz's official line of Street Fighter 4 controllers.

Photo of a Mad Catz's official Street Fighter 4 joystick



These are actually looking pretty sweet. And Kotaku has a story up about Mad Catz claiming the quality of their products is going to be better than people have known them to be.

If these photos are any indication, this might turn out to be true.

Video: Chun Li vs. C Viper in Street Fighter 4

The official Street Fighter 4 development blog was updated with a new video today showing Chun Li and Crimson Viper fighting. Here's the YouTube version:

You can also watch this by going to the official SF4 Web site, click the Gallery link at the top, and then click the Part 7 video link.

IGN reviews Sanwa Arcade-In-A-Box joystick

IGN reviews Sanwa Arcade-In-A-Box joystick IGN has shot up a review of the new Arcade-In-A-Box joysticks. The article ends up being pretty positive for their Sanwa balltops giving it an rating of 9.5 out of 10.

The biggest problem? They'll set you back about $200. But what you get back for quality seems to be worth the investment if you're a hardcore player.

These sticks are XBox 360/PS3 compatible, and have quite a few other features available. Here's a clip from the review.

In our previous review of Arcade-In-A-Box's offerings we had qualms about the size of the box in question. But the new "Slim" line of controllers shaves 2 ¼" off the height of the original, in turn reducing the weight and making lap-gaming a more pleasant experience. Now only 3.25" tall, it's still hefty enough to firmly root itself on a surface for table-top gaming, without sliding around.

When it comes to arcade sticks, your choices for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are slim -- in fact, aside from Hori's offerings, Arcade-In-A-Box is you're only option, so it's nice that they offer a wide array of customization.

The stick we played featured all Japanese parts from renowned arcade hardware manufacturer Sanwa, including their ultra-sensitive, minimally springy convex buttons and ball-top joystick.

If you'd like to see more, just stop by their homepage Aiabstore.com.