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Additional tournament videos from Japanese competition

Additional tournament videos from Japanese competition The official Japanese Street Fighter 4 website was updated today with more videos from the 2009 national Japanese tournament.

6 matches of some of the better fights were added. You might recognize the Dhalsim player in these videos as the tournament winner Iyo.

Also if you're interested, they added yet another one of their 1 round character match up vids, this time it's Dan vs. Sakura.

Videos: Street Fighter 4 character demos, joysticks and Rose shock

Videos: Street Fighter 4 character demos, joysticks and Rose shock Gametrailers has added in several more Street Fighter 4 videos for your viewing pleasure.

Seth responds to Street Fighter 4 motions, demand for game

Seth responds to Street Fighter 4 motions, demand for game Seth Killian was lighting up the Unity Boards today fielding questions from the community about Street Fighter 4.

Here's what he had to say.

Are there any plans to make Cammy's Hooligan motion easier in Street Fighter 4, like it is in HD Remix?

Seth: The hooligan combination is back to its original command in SFIV, but I think when you have a chance to try it out you'll find yourself able to do it more easily. The input windows are more forgiving in SFIV than they were in the SF2-era, and although I was never much of a Cammy or Fei player, I find myself able to pull off those motions with comparative ease.

So in short, "don't worry, you'll be fine."

Will Street Fighter 4 be available February 17th? — NessinEagleland

Sven: Shipped. Plan your party on the 18th.

Seth: I wouldn't plan the party until you preorder. Demand on SFIV is starting to get crazy, so I'd say reserving is a pretty necessary move if you want to get your copy at launch...

Will SFIV leaderboard stats be available online? — LOSS

Seth: They will be on XBox Live and (the) PlayStation Network for sure, and we're looking at ways to take this to the web as well. Stay tuned.

Can you give us more details on SFIV's alt. costumes?

Seth: We'll have more word on the alternate costumes on February 7th.

Is there any word on whether per-character language selection made it in to SF4? — Giolon

Seth: You can indeed choose voice on a per-character basis.

The lack of stages in SFIV is awful.

I'm not sure what you mean by a "lack" of stages -- there are plenty, but more important than the number is that the stages in SFIV are actually richer and more interactive than any stages in any SF game ever.

Did Ono say the reason for exclusion of Street Fighter 3 characters is, "too many freaks?"

Seth: I'm not sure Ono said anything about the SF3 cast being "freaks," but basically the SF universe is BIG. Very big, with lots of characters. In every title, there are going to be characters that are somebody's favorite that didn't get into the game for whatever reason.

SFIV is chronologically earlier than SF3, but more to the point there just isn't the budget to include every character you (or somebody else) might want to see. It's very difficult to create the 3D models in a way that preserves our 2D memories, plus we need some familiar characters to consider including in any future SF titles, right? :)

Broken Akuma? HD Remix patch? Seth comments

Broken Akuma? HD Remix patch? Seth comments There's some players who feel strongly that Akuma is a broken character in HD Remix.

While the jury still seems to be out for the majority of people, Seth Killian explained how they're looking at the matter.

He also went on to comment about the upcoming patch for the game and what's up with the backgrounds.

Is Akuma really broken in HD Remix? — Alexandre

Seth: Akuma can certainly be a pain, but Capcom doesn't have any official position on his "brokenness." Truly this is better decided by the players and tournament results than some kind of Capcom statement, right? :)

There has been some griping online, but nothing that firmly establishes him as overpowered. We're tracking what happens at the next big tournaments and can look at those results going forward.

When will both the XBox and PlayStation 3 SSF2THDR games be patched?

Seth: (We're working on it.) Should be soon, weather permitting.

If you switch to classic graphics in HDR, the backgrounds dont change, can you fix this too?

Seth: No, only because the old backgrounds don't work in widescreen mode, and we'd have to fake it or add black bars to the edge, which would look terrible.

International Legend of Chun Li movie poster

Capcom-Unity uploaded the latest Street Fighter movie poster today. Here's the picture.

International Legend of Chun Li movie poster
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More Tournament Edition sticks being made, UK pre-order

More Tournament Edition sticks being made, UK pre-order UK readers can pre-order the Mad Catz tournament edition sticks from Amazon.com. XBox 360 version, PS3 version.

Unfortunately, they will not ship these to an address in the United States. Also according to a reader, UK citizens can pre-order them in person from Play Any Time stores for a 10% deposit.

But there's good news for the rest of us, as Seth Killian was recently shown in this video saying that Mad Catz will be making more of the Tournament Edition sticks. When exactly these might be available and how many there will be is unknown, but when word is out there will have it here.

You can see the comment for yourself by jumping to about 8 minutes into the video.

Also IGN.com posted a solid review of the Mad Catz SFIV FightPad. Not a lot that's new here, but it does have a good summary, so if you're on the fence about buying one, this may help you decide.

Street Fighter community news roundup

Street Fighter community news roundup GVTV.com put up some interviews with Capcom-Unity.com members at the recent CES 09 show. They briefly chat with Seth Killian about the game, but it is cool to see Justin Wong have a little camera time.

And in case you missed it 1Up.com had top SFIV players go at and put up the full video. Some good competition in this clip and helpful points along the way.

Part three of Gamespot's Street Fighter 4 tournament coverage is up.

Also Haunts (who's been a really busy guy recently) posted his experience from a recent California Regionals tournament held at Denjin Arcade on his site. The post is a little long winded, but it offers a look at how the competition shaped up along with some photos.

Street Fighter IV plot trailer with transcript

Also a very kind reader, Chris King, took it upon himself write out a transcript. If you'd like to see this, just click the link below.

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Street Fighter 4 strategy guide updates

Street Fighter 4 strategy guide updates We've updated our Street Fighter 4 strategy guide here on EventHubs.com with some new content.

Now you'll find move listings for the new home version characters. Here's direct links to those sections.

| Cammy | Dan | Fei Long | Gen | Gouken | Rose | Sakura | Seth |

Also all of the characters have new storyline pages which tell a bit about them and why they're fighting in the Street Fighter tournament.

While some of the plotlines are nice to read about, some of them are fairly cheesy. But Street Fighter is a lot like porno — you don't get into it for the plot. ;)

The one thing that really jumped out to me while compiling the new moves is that Cammy and Fei Long retained their difficult motions for the Hooligan Throw and Flying Kick.

Why this doesn't hurt the hardcore players too much, it's a real shame for the more casual crowd that they didn't implement the HD Remix equivalent motions, because it makes Fei and Cammy a lot less approachable.

Hopefully Capcom of Japan will come around and implement these if they ever patch the game.

Sven rules out PC HD Remix, covers TE stick availability

Sven rules out PC HD Remix, covers TE stick availability Christian Svensson has said HD Remix for the PC isn't getting the green light, but he did offer some information on how you might come across a Mad Catz SF4 Tournament Edition sticks.

Here's his comments from the Unity Boards.

Will we see Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix on the PC?

Sven: While SF2's code has been playable on PC for ages, Backbone's specific meta emulation code has not. So you'd have to port Backbone Entertainment's technology over, and then handle the specifics for HDR.

Then you'd have to pull out the Sony/MS networking features, integrate something else (Gamespy most likely) then you'd have several hundred thousand dollars in testing costs for compatibility and bugs.

Long story short, there's a very, very low chance it would never earn out, there fore, I can't greenlight it.

Where can I get a Tournament Edition Mad Catz stick? How limited will the pads be?

Sven: I've heard unofficially that many Gamestops have reopened their pre-orders for the TE sticks though I haven't confirmed that myself. You might try calling your local Gamestop to see if that's true if you really want them. I suspect this is for the post-launch follow-on shipments so I'm guessing it probably won't be day and date with SF4.

On the question of pads, there are more of the pads than the sticks manufactured, but there will likely be shortages in certain designs (I have no idea which will be more popular than the others). If you want a specific design it will probably pay to pre-order to make sure you get it.

Dhalsim player wins national Japanese Street Fighter 4 competition

The Japanese Street Fighter IV player Iyo has finished first in a recent national tournament, using Dhalsim.

This tournament had some of the best players in Japan, including the legendary Daigo Umehara who didn't even place in the top 8.

Here's a clip of the finals match between Iyo and the Sagat player RF.
While some people like to put a lot of faith in the tier rankings, things change and the rankings are only a general idea of how the characters stack up against each other.

They cannot ever take into account your own personal level of skill and strategies you bring to the table.

I think a Dhalsim player winning a very prestigious tournament proves that.

Thanks to the SRK user Ohayo1234 for this information.

Capcom vs. SNK 3 in the realm of possibility

Capcom vs. SNK 3 in the realm of possibility Take this with a grain of salt, because even if anything comes of it, it's still going to be a ways off.

But according to Gamercenteronline.net Street Fighter IV's producer Yoshinori Ono said that doing another Capcom vs. SNK game might happen.

He mentioned that Street Fighter 4 happened fairly casually, because the fans demanded it, it helped the game get made.

He seems to feel that another Capcom vs. SNK title could go down the same way.

But don't get your hopes up for another Marvel vs. Capcom title any time soon, according to Capcom V.P. Christian Svensson, Activision holds the Marvel license until roughly 2013.

Interview with Seth Killian at the SF Club event

Interview with Seth Killian at the SF Club event G4TV.com caught up with Seth Killian at the last Street Fighter Club event for an interview.

Nothing new revealed here, but Seth does talk about the creation of the game and the characters, and it's not a bad read.

Here's a clip.

R.Piddy: Like you said, this is a ten-year reboot. What have some of the challenges been in bringing back the series?

SK: Internally at Capcom, it was a real challenge. I have to credit Ono-san -- he really believes in the 2D fighting mechanic, because that's where it's at, as far as Street Fighter goes. To really bring it to the next gen, we had to have 3D graphics, but we wanted to keep the 2D mechanics. So we brought in a 3D graphical style and introduced a lot of great flourishes, but the game still has that great, precision 2D feel of Street Fighter. So you're not alienating any of the longtime fans with this game.

Play Street Fighter on YouTube

Yes, you read that right. This is one of the craziest things I've seen in awhile.

But you can play Street Fighter on YouTube with stop motioned animated figures.

New intro for Street Fighter 4

YouTube user DigiBoy88 uploaded the console version of Street Fighter 4's video intro.
Not too sure about that 1st song, but the rest is great.

Updated: Amazon drops PS3 TE stick pre-orders, again

Amazon.com no longer has the Mad Catz PS3 Tournament Edition sticks available for pre-orders — they went through them very quickly.

But if you find any more locations that are selling the sticks again, please add a comment and let everyone else know too.

Street Fighter IV training manual

Street Fighter IV training manual A reader named Matt pointed out that Destructoid.com scanned in all of the images for the Street Fighter IV training manual.

The booklet shows you the backstory on all of the characters, plus their moves. It's cool little overview.

If you'd like to go more in depth though, I recommend checking out our Street Fighter 4 strategy guide. It also includes the moves for the characters, but has full on strategies and frame data as well.