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Street Fighter Blog interviews Seth Killian

Street Fighter Blog interviews Seth Killian The Street Fighter Blog has posted a new interview with Seth Killian.

For those of you who don't know, Seth is a Senior Manager at Capcom, and he handles all sorts of Street Fighter-related stuff.

The interview is a pretty decent read, here's an excerpt.

- The first day the beta was released people found out about Ken's mighty MP Shoryuken, I know you guys addressed the issue by removing the ability for the MP Shoryuken to juggle but it seems from reading the forums that a lot of people are worried that other characters will have similar issues when the game is released especially that the remaining cast was not included in the beta, what is your response to that?

We’re doing our best to test as much as possible early on, by directly involving a LOT of tournament regulars from EVO, who are truly some of the best players and testers in the world. That said, some of the best things about Street Fighter are the “broken” things you can do. The game would be really boring if everybody had similar weaksauce moves, and it’s frankly just a lot of fun to experiment and find powerful tricks. Regardless, we are still making balance revisions, so have faith!

More Street Fighter 4 guide updates

More Street Fighter 4 guide updates We've updated our Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide so that it includes EX moves for all of the characters and a few other things were fleshed out a bit more.

There's still a lot more work to do, but we'll keep piecing this together, and by the time the this game actually hits the states, we should have a great strategy guide up for it.

If we missed anything or your spot some errors, just contact me here.

New Street Fighter 4 gameplay videos

Spotted on YouTube that Xeromos has uploaded some new gameplay movies from the latest Street Fighter 4 release. Nothing earth shaking here, but still kind of cool to see how the game is shaping up.

And here are links to three more videos.

Zangief vs. Ken

Abel vs. Ken

Ryu vs. Ken

Updated: Capcom vs. Tatsunoko gameplay video

Updated: Capcom vs. Tatsunoko gameplay video GameTrailers.com has a new video up of Capcom vs. Tatsunoko showing some of the action.

Many people are calling this a Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 sequel, at least in spirit, because of the style of play.

The video offers a pretty good overview of what to expect.

Update: Capcom-Unity has stated that there will be a location test of this game at the EVO World Finals in Las Vegas, Aug. 8-10, 2008.

Street Fighter 4 Moves List and Basic Guide posted

Street Fighter 4 Moves List and Basic Guide posted We've posted a moves list and basic information guide for Street Fighter IV.

We're using the term, "guide," kind of loosely here, as this isn't as in-depth as our Street Fighter 3 Third Strike guides. But since the game hasn't even been released yet — it's pretty decent all things considered.

This guide will be expanding rapidly in the future to try and keep up with the latest known information in the Street Fighter 4 scene.

So what are you waiting for? Go check it out.

Street Fighter developers scheduled to speak at Comic Con

Street Fighter developers scheduled to speak at Comic Con Street Fighter 4 developers Yoshinoro Ono and David Crislip are going to discuss the making of the game, along with a few other things at this year's Comic Con in San Diego on July 24. Here's a blurb from Popculturezoo.com.

3:15-4:15 Capcom: The Making of Street Fighter IV — Producer Yoshinoro Ono (Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams) and associate producer David Crislip deliver an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the much-anticipated Street Fighter IV video game, featuring the design of classic and new characters, creating compelling gameplay.

Also, a sneak peek at the animated SFIV minimovies being created to complement the game. There will be a Q&A session as well as Street Fighter-related surprises! Street Fighter cosplayers are highly encouraged to attend this event, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Street Fighter franchise. Room 6CDEF

For Street Fighter fans lucky enough to be attending this year, this is a can't miss opportunity. We'll be reporting all of the details we can get our grubby hands on here on the front page of EventHubs.com as well.

Update: Also Capcom-Unity.com has posted a more complete schedule of events.

EVO expands to South America

EVO expands to South America Pretty cool news for those of you in South America. Here's a scoop from Shoryuken.com.

If you thought that Evo qualifiers in Europe were already too much, think again. The South American players have teamed up with EVO to run their premier event in Brazil.

VERSUS – EVO SOUTH AMERICA will have many of the best players in the continent showing their skills and competing for the opportunity to play at this year’s Evolution World Finals in Las Vegas. Players from several South American countries have already confirmed their attendance, and the event promises to deliver an unforgettable experience and put South America definitely on the fighting game map for years to come.

As the largest open fighting game competition in the world, the Evo Championship Series has a tradition of been open to players of all countries. We believe that anybody should have the chance to step up and try your luck against the best in the world. And now we’re giving that chance to a broader array of players from around the world.

Wanna get into Capcom's booth at E3?

Wanna get into Capcom's booth at E3? Capcom is offering a way for their fans to check out their E3 booth. Here's a direct cut from Capcom-Unity.com.

Gonna be in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 17th? Wanna come to E3, but don't have a pass?

At Capcom, no pass = no problem. We have pretty limited space, but we'd like to extend an offer to you--yes, actual humans--to stop by and check out our new stuff.

We're opening the doors on Thursday, July 17th, from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (after 1:30 p.m., we release the hounds).

If you just want to come by and hang out, send a note to CapcomContest with "E3" in the title.

As I mentioned, our booth is not big (though it's packed with goodness, including of course all our new games, and a mysterious Street Fighter IV rug!), so to get in, you MUST BE ON THE LIST!

If we don't reply to you saying "come on down!" then you aren't on the list, so don't just show up--we will have to bounce you with extreme prejudice :)

Capcom vs. Tatsunoko adds more characters

Capcom vs. Tatsunoko adds more characters Spotted over on Kotaku.com that Morrigan from Darkstalkers will in the latest Capcom vs. fighting game. Also confirmed are the Japanese characters Soki, Hurricane Polymar and Golden Warrior Gold Lightan.

The Japanese arcade test is supposed to start this weekend as well.

It will be interesting to see as this gets further along if Capcom will continue to explore releasing this title in America.

With this being such a Japanese focused game, I imagine it will be difficult to release this via traditional distribution and expect to make a good return on investment over here. But since Capcom has been deciding to distribute some of their titles digitally, one would hope this would be a cost effective way of getting it over to American gamers.

Street Fighter 4 Fight Club

Street Fighter 4 Fight Club Capcom is planning a round of underground Street Fighter 4 matches, trying to bring back that old school feeling.

The catch is they're not telling people when and where just yet, but to find out simply sign up for a Capcom-Unity account (which you should have anyway) and pop in your email address. When the action comes your way, they'll let you know with an email.

Here's the official line:

Street Fighter IV is on tour and you're invited to take part in the super-secret, underground events that we're hosting around the country. We're not telling you where or when just yet, but Capcom is planning a number of invite-only, old school arcade-style free-for-alls that will flash back to the glory days of pockets filled with tokens, the sound of trash talk in the air and the sweet, sweet taste of victory.

Get ready to put your quarters up and throw down with fellow Capcom Unity members. No token machines that won't take your dollar, no Xeroxed moves lists, just a night of Street Fighter, friends and some surprises.

Street Fighter 4 Location Test in Nagoya, Japan

Street Fighter 4 Location Test in Nagoya, Japan Kunai and a few other people have posted some new gameplay details about the latest Street Fighter 4 Location Test.

It doesn't sound like there's been much changed between this version and the last test, just a few minor tweaks. Here's a clip.

Blanka is really hard to beat. His Blanka Ball is very safe against most people, especially when blocked, EX Ball goes through regular fireballs, and his Ball variant where he bounces back, then forward (especially EX version) is hard to block. Really solid character.

Sagat is great, but only as a defensive player. That tiger uppercut goes through many things. Easy knockdowns with him that have very short recovery times, by doing jump-in attack, crouching short into jab tiger uppercut. Also, watch out for people who do a tiger knee, then tiger uppercut immediately after. The uppercut will tag you if you try to counter.

Updated: Street Fighter 4 Special Anime trailer released

Updated: Street Fighter 4 Special Anime trailer released Spotted on the Capcom Street Fighter 4 Web site that they've posted a new Street Fighter 4 Anime Trailer, which is almost 5 minutes long.

The video shows Akuma, Gouken and Ryu fighting, and it's pretty flipping sweet. Ken also makes a quick appearance.

One would assume from this trailer that Akuma will make some kind of appearance in the game, as well as Gouken — who is Ryu and Ken's master, and Akuma's older brother.

Rumor has it that a full length version of this anime will be packaged with Street Fighter 4.

I've added a lower quality version to YouTube, which you can see below.

Also Capcom updated their Street Fighter 4 development blog with some of the art from the new Anime Trailer.

Although all of the text is in Japanese, it's still cool to look at the concept art. Here's a taste.

Street Fighter 4 Anime Trailer Concept Art



Updated: You can also watch a version of the movie with subtitles on GameTrailers.com.

Updated: New Ryu Third Strike videos

Updated: New Ryu Third Strike videos The Third Strike Ryu Character Guide has been updated yet again. This time, we walk you through how to speed and set up Ryu's deadly Super Art, the Denjin Fireball and show some wacky combos courtesy of the Ryu players MoPreme and Blazianbones99.

The Denjin Fireball is arguably one of the most popular Super Arts in the game because of it's devastating potential. But some players run into problems getting off a high enough charge or having their opponent parry it altogether — our Ryu guide should help you get around this.

If you want to skip straight to the Denjin Fireball video, just go here.

We also edited some Ryu combo exhibition videos together into a clip a little under two minutes, showing you some of the things that are possible. You can scope out Ryu's crazy combo video here.

Capcom investigating bringing Tatsunoko vs. game to USA

Capcom investigating bringing Tatsunoko vs. game to USA Capcom is investigating ways of bringing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes to the states, says Capcom VP Christian (Sven) Svensson. Here's a quote from the Unity message boards:

Not determined yet (the U.S.A. release). There are a lot of licensing issues around the title given that those properties are held by different companies across the West and they vary by territory greatly. It was created as a Japan-only project but we're investigating.

We're hoping to use a couple of the arcade cabinets at Comic-con for at least SOME portion of the time to show it off (mostly they'll be dedicated to SFIV, but we'll steal a couple hours a day for TvC).

No promises, but that's what we're pushing for.

Street Fighter IV Chun Li resin statue

Street Fighter IV Chun Li resin statue For those of you into Street Fighter collector's items, Capcom has put out a new Chun Li resin statue that will set you back $100. Here's some info from Street Fighter Devotion.

Chun Li as depicted in STREET FIGHTER IV stands 10 inches tall on a highly polished stand with every bit of details captured from head to toe. Limited to 700 individually numbered units, this work of art reflects over two decades of passion we shared for the game that shaped the culture of more than one generation and is now making the greatest come-back in a brand new installment!

They also have a mini statue that only costs $10.

New Street Fighter comics on the way from Udon

New Street Fighter comics on the way from Udon Udon Comics — the guys behind the remixed artwork in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD — are set to release some new Street Fighter comics. Here's a blurb from Active Anime.

The new Street Fighter comics begin this August with Street Fighter Remix #0, a one-shot prelude issue featuring three all-new stories, each of which leads into a new UDON comic book series.

The first of these stories is Street Fighter II Turbo, with art by the ultra-dynamic Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz (Sinbad: Rogue of Mars). Continuing UDON's core Street Fighter storyline begun in the studio's previous Street Fighter and Street Fighter II comics, Turbo brings the world's fiercest fighters together for what might be the most important tournament of their lives. And with M. Bison running the show, you know the stakes will be high!

Udon has a pretty good reputation, so these new sets should end up being cool. And the artwork is excellent. If you'd like to see more, check out these preview links.

Street Fighter Remix Cover

Street Fighter 3 Preview

Street Fighter Turbo II Preview

Chun Li Preview

Long Street Fighter IV location test report

Long Street Fighter IV location test report Kunai has posted information from Street Fighter IV location tests in Japan in a very long blog entry on Capcom-Unity.com.

There's some good information towards the end of the entry and it includes photos from the test area. Here's a taste.

To describe the game itself is difficult. Just looking at screenshots or movies of the game online doesn't do the game justice. It has to be seen in person to really understand why this game is so revolutionary. What I felt was most impressive was the expressions and emotions contained in the game; it truly makes this game shine brighter than most others. All characters have really great facial expressions that perfectly show anger and fear, and the characters' bodies move so fluidly and are well-animated.

The characters also look great. They do look a little cartoony, but the older characters are still looking like their 2D counterparts of years past. The game still plays like traditional Street Fighter, but it easily has some of the nicest graphics and animation I have seen in any game in general. After playing this game, other fighting games just look lifeless, robotic and stiff in comparison.

If you loved playing the Street Fighter II series, but lost interest as the series moved on... you may end up liking SFIV. It's simple and easy to pick up compared to other games out there, and all of the original Street Fighter II characters are back with most of their special moves retained. All characters have an average of about 3-6 special moves, a Super Attack and an Ultra Attack. The game remains simple by design, yet the game has a few new gameplay features that are deep enough to give a player more tools to work with.