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New Street Fighter 4 screens and Rufus artwork

Capcom posted a new gallery with photos of Fei Long, Sakura and Dan, along with a few other characters from Street Fighter 4.

Also the SFIV development blog uploaded some artwork of Rufus showing the 'ink' effect being added in.

I'm making these thumbnails small so those of you who would rather avoid looking at large images of Rufus easily can. ;-)

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1UP.com reviews HD Remix

1UP.com shot up a video review of Capcom's Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix, giving it an A+ perfect overall score, nice. Here's the clip.

For those of you who prefer a more old school approach, they also have a short text version here.

Interview with Zangief from Street Fighter: The Later Years

Interview with Zangief from Street Fighter: The Later Years Mike Fass who played Zangief in Street Fighter: The Later Years talked a bit with CitizenGame about how the new Street Fighter TV show is shaping up.

This is a pretty good interview if you're interested in the new show, or how the original College Humor series came together.

Here's a cut.

Was there even a plan to have any of the New Challengers (Cammy, DJ, Fei-Long and T Hawk) in the Later Years?

No, not at all. Sam wanted to maintain the focus of the show only on the first and most classic of the Street Fighter II characters, the Big Twelve, as I call them, so that the humor would always directly relate to those who best remembered the SFII experience. He thought that adding any more from, say, Alpha, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Hyper Fighting, etcetera, would blur the immediacy of the pinpointed comic references into obscurity.

We really enjoyed Street Fighter the Later Years, our favorite scene was when you first entered the ring and Bision gives a proud applause of your outfit. What was your favorite scene?

Well, first let me say that, when we did that scene, I was standing there half naked as Zangief who was unveiling his new UFC style MMA fighter look, updating his image from that of a pro wrestler, and I didn't even notice the sight gag that was happening right in front of me! And it truly was a "sight" gag (laughs). Sagat is turning his face away in disgust and covering his eye, yes, but he covers his PATCHED eye and turns that one away while his supposedly good eye is, nevertheless, looking right at Zangief! I only noticed it when I saw the premiere like everyone else and I nearly fell out of my chair laughing! I still don't know who's idea that was but it was brilliant! I've had several favorite scenes but one of my very favorites is the scene in Dhalsim's cab where we recreate the opening titles of "That 70s Show". That was riotously fun!

Street Fighter Underground Remix goes live

Street Fighter Underground Remix goes live Capcom's direct-to-download music album of hip-hop tracks inspired by the Street Fighter series has been posted on MySpace.

It features music from artists such as DJ Qbert, Hieroglyphics, Redman, Oh No, DJ Toure, Mistah FAB and ZION I.

Each artist has produced a Street Fighter tribute track that will be available free of charge on the PlayStation Network.

Complete list of HD Remix's new features

Complete list of HD Remix's new features Capcom's JimmyRey has updated his blog with the complete feature set for HD Remix.

If you're at all interested in HD Remix, you need to read this piece. Here's a short clip from a very long post.

Two games in one. You get the gameplay of the classic Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, just like the arcade, and the brand new sequel to that game, Street Fighter HD Remix, both in one package. (They are called Classic and Remixed in the menus.) That means you get the nostalgia of the old, awesome gameplay AND you get a new, rebalanced game guided by the wisdom tournament pros have accumulated over the last 14 years.

Super Turbo Hyper Champion Special Edition Pack

Super Turbo Hyper Champion Special Edition Pack I'm not making up that name. Capcom is putting together an HD Remix kit, and it sounds like there's only going to be about 300 available from the Capcom store. You can check out more details here.

Here's a clip from the page for those of you who don't like hyperlinks.

You saw what we did for Mega Man 9. Now we're at it again for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. And with long winded names in mind, we present you the Super Turbo Hyper Champion Special Edition Pack! This is no mere asset kit, this is an all-out-stuffed-with-SF-awesomeness package. The master mind behind this is the none other than John Diamonon, who also was responsible for the those sweet MM9 Kits.

Here's what's inside the art covered box:
- Ryu's head band
- Rare Chun Li figurine (only 1,000 made)
- Magnetic Background with two sheets of Static Cling Characters
- Street Fighter Remix Comic
- Asset Disc

Capcom HD Remix trailer, part 3

Here's part 3 of the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix tournament battle trailers.

European release of HD Remix a few weeks away

European release of HD Remix a few weeks away European and Australian gamers will have to wait a few weeks to play HD Remix on the PlayStation Network, and Japanese players will be getting SF4 five days earlier than the American release.

Here's the details from the Capcom-Unity boards.

Is there any news on the release date for Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix on the PSN for the European customers?

Sven: When we hear from SCEE, we'll let you know. We're waiting on our final report from them. If we don't bounce then it'll likely be twoish weeks after that (that tends to be the minimum time between approval and prop in Europe in our most recent experiences).

Pricing will be similar to the US but in Euros (SCEE prices include VAT where as SCEA prices don't have sales tax included).

Can you tell us what's going on with the Australian release of HD Remix on the PlayStation Network?

Sven: SCEE is responsible for Australia/New Zealand as well.

Speaking of release dates, according to the official Japanese Street Fighter 4 website, they'll be getting the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Street Fighter 4 in the land of the rising sun on February 12, 2009.

IGN reviews Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

IGN has posted their text and video reviews of HD Remix, giving it a very good overall rating of 8.7.

They cover a good amount of the ins and outs of the game, and it's certainly worth checking out. Here's the video review and excerpt of the text.

HD Remix feels extremely tight, even with just a standard controller. With many of the special moves easier to execute (like Fei Long's Flying Kick), HD Remix performs well all-around and gamers will also be able to plug in arcade sticks if they prefer. There are a few occasional moments of slowdown during matches, though I imagine that might very well be intentional and in keeping with the original version. Intentional or not, HD Remix looks and runs nicely and won't interfere with your gameplay experience.

I played an ample number of online matches both on the PS3 and 360 and each version ran very well with little to no slowdown. This is, I'm sure, thanks in part to the consulting that the creator of the GGPO networking system did with the team at Backbone. Because it's a highly precise 2D fighter, slowdown in HD Remix could definitely hurt the online experience so gamers with a slow connection might prefer local matches, but I found nothing wrong with the online infrastructure during my time with the game. Having a stable online option definitely adds to HD Remix's appeal so hopefully people will have reliable connections to enjoy the expanded pool of competitors.

Street Fighter 4 Video: Gouken vs. Akuma

The 10th and final video was uploaded to the official Japanese Street Fighter 4 website today, this time featuring a battle between the two brothers Akuma and Gouken.
You can also check out this video by going to the official site clicking on Gallery and then Part 10.

Ultimate Street Fighter Showdown part 5

This time around GameSpot hired some dude to dress up as Dhalsim and speak some melodramatic lines into the camera at the beginning and end of the clip — and it's priceless.

Oh yeah, they also get down to the final two competitors. Gotta love it when they milk this thing for everything they can. Here's part 5.

GameSpot gets hands on time with Gouken

GameSpot gets hands on time with Gouken GameSpot got some hands on time with Gouken in Street Fighter 4. They discuss some of his new moves and how the game plays on a dual shock analog controller (yuck).

Here's a clip from the article.

His two other special moves are different to what Ryu or Ken sport in Street Fighter IV. Performing the shoryuken (dragon punch) move on the controller with one of the punch buttons sends Gouken into a dashing attack which ends with a powerful palm strike move which can knock down opponents.

Performing the same move but using one of the kick buttons results in Gouken doing a forward flip that lands into a strong single-leg sweep, which once again can knock down enemies flat. And while the character doesn't have a shoryuken as a standard special move, his super combo is essentially a souped-up dragon punch which deals a ton of damage.

New Famitsu scans show more of Dan and Fei Long

New Famitsu scans show more of Dan and Fei Long 01    New Famitsu scans show more of Dan and Fei Long 02

Thanks to P.o.t.S. on the Shoryuken.com boards for pointing these out.

HD Remix will cost $14.99/1200 Microsoft points

HD Remix will cost $14.99/1200 Microsoft points Word today from Seth Killian is Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix isn't going to cost you much, you could even say its down right cheap.

You can get your grubby hands on the game for only $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points.

Considering how much work they've put into this product, I'm very surprised they're offering it at such a low price point. Awesome.

PlayStation Network gets HD Remix on November 25, 2008

Playstation fanboys have some new bragging rights, they get HD Remix a day earlier than XBox Live users.

Along with the release date announcement, they included some "cover art" for both versions.

Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix Playstation Network Cover Art

Super Street Fighter 2 HD Remix Playstation Network Cover Art

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Also they threw out this press release:

CAPCOM ANNOUNCES THE "SEASON OF STREET FIGHTER"!

An Amazing Array of Downloadable Surprises Arrive in Celebration of the Launch of Super Street Fighter® II Turbo HD Remix

SAN MATEO, CA — November 19, 2008 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is proud to announce the “Season of Street Fighter” in celebration of the imminent release of Super Street Fighter® II Turbo HD Remix, coming to PlayStation®Network on November 25, 2008, and Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on November 26, 2008. The “Season of Street Fighter” will feature an assortment of Street Fighter-themed downloadable content (DLC) packs, music inspired by Street Fighter, and newly revamped digital destination points for both the Xbox LIVE online games and entertainment network and PlayStation®Network.

Capcom kicked off the “Season of Street Fighter” with the release of the Super Street Fighter Pinball FX downloadable pack, which added a new Street Fighter pinball table to one of the most popular downloadable games on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The Street Fighter UNO DLC pack will feature new Street Fighter Command Cards with signature Street Fighter power moves, as well as backgrounds and music inspired by Street Fighter. Capcom will also have another “little” surprise coming to the PlayStation®Network later in the holiday season.

Additionally, Capcom will be releasing a direct-to-download music album of hip-hop tracks inspired by the Street Fighter series. Street Fighter Underground Remix will feature the musical flavor of artists such as DJ Qbert, Hieroglyphics, Redman, Oh No, DJ Toure, Mistah FAB and Zion I. Each artist has produced a Street Fighter tribute track that will be free of charge and exclusive to the PlayStation Network when Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix launches.

Complimenting the Street Fighter themed content, fans can access all of the Street Fighter related material through two new branded digital destinations. Capcom’s branded store on PlayStation Network is the only third-party company to offer a centralized area where gamers can download games, demos, themes, videos, and music. Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be one of the first games to be featured in the New Xbox Experience with a Branded Destination Experience, which will offer a variety of Street Fighter related downloadable content including new Premium and Basic Themes.

And included an image of the PlayStation Store and the Uno card game.

XBox Live! Street Fighter Uno Card Game

PlayStation Street Fighter Storefront

Another Tatsunoko vs. Capcom gameplay video

Capcom's going all Final Fantasy with their Super Moves. Kudos to Ndsfans2006 for uploading this.

Read Udon's Street Fighter II Turbo #1 comic online

Read Udon's Street Fighter II Turbo #1 comic online You can read the full issue of Udon's Street Fighter II Turbo #1 comic book over on IGN's site.

For those of you living under a rock, Udon did the artwork in for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

This comic book is looking pretty slick, certainly worth your time to check out.