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Nakky blog all but confirms Ibuki in Super Street Fighter 4, more stages

Nakky blog all but confirms Ibuki in Super Street Fighter 4, more stages On the official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog, which was translated by Azrael, Shiozawa-san makes mention of a kunai (dagger) that Guy is deflecting with his Focus Attack — which was discussed previously.

The screen shot below clearly shows the kunai, which is Ibuki's signature weapon, making it all but official the ninja girl from the Street Fighter 3 series will be in the game.

Shiozawa also states that there are plenty of new stages and they'll be showing them some time in December.

Hello everyone.

Now, as we are approaching the final stages of fine-tuning the battle system and de-bugging, the development department has become really intense. At any rate, its all over if I pass out, so I'm going to make sure I eat and sleep well, and will push myself to the limit! I hope you all support me!

And now finally, I'd like to present the second round of new characters for Super Street Fighter IV!

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Japan vs. Korea Street Fighter 4 tournament videos

Two videos have been uploaded to YouTube showing top players from Japan and Korea going head to head in a Street Fighter 4 competition.

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Special offer for TE FightSticks on Amazon has ended

Special offer for TE FightSticks on Amazon has ended xXxEtown let me know that the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 Round 1 Tournament Edition FightSticks were for sale on Amazon.com for $99, which included free shipping, but that offer has expired.

Now the sticks are only $20 off.

If the Standard Edition FightStick is more you thing, the buy one get one free offer is still available on GameShark.com.

Weekend community events, Nov. 26-29

Weekend community events, Nov. 26-29 Here's a list of events happening in the fighting game community from from Nov. 26 - 29, 2009.

• Sweden: DreamHack Winter 2009 Street Fighter 4 tournament, Nov. 26-29. Justin Wong, Marn and Zak Bennett were originally scheduled to be in attendance, but the first two might not have been able to make it. There supposedly will be a live stream here but when exactly the SF4 tournament will be showing and how to get to it is a bit of a mystery once you hit that page. There's about $7,000 USD up for grabs in the Street Fighter 4 portion of this event.

• Simi Valley, California: Denjin Arcade Ranbat 2.2, Nov. 28. SF4 and Third Strike tournaments streamed live here. Also there's a HD Remix competition happening that same day.

• Mahwah, New Jersey: Console Warzone, Nov. 29. Street Fighter 4 tournament, live stream link.

• Brooklyn, New York: Path of the Digital Warrior #1, Nov. 29. Street Fighter 4, Tekken 6 with live coverage by Frame-Advantage.com (link).

• Fairfield, Ohio: Arcade Legends, Nov. 28.

• Montreal, Quebec, Canada: NetChamp Battle Arena Tournament, Nov. 28.

• Durham, North Carolina: Gamefrog "Cage Fight", Nov. 28.

• Brooklyn, New York: SF4 Team Tournament, Nov. 28.

• Ann Arbor/Garden City, Michigan: Michigan Ranbats, Nov. 29.

• Fall River, Massachusetts: Wall Recession Bar Tourney, Nov. 28.

In somewhat related news, Daigo Umehara (Ryu) squared off against Mago (Sagat) in a Gods Garden Street Fighter 4 competition in Japan. Daigo won 2-0.

New trailer shows Guy, Cody and Adon in Super Street Fighter 4

IGN has a new trailer showing the most recently announced characters for Super Street Fighter IV. Cody, Guy and Adon are featured along with T. Hawk, Dee Jay and Juri; plus you can hear their English voice actors.
Also they have a gallery online showing the new character's artwork with various screen shots.

Nothwin noticed in one of the new images, Hugo is clearly visible in the background.

Also in a preview article DGNR8 spotted this line.

"A new Ultra system (which Capcom is being coy on, but we've played it and would point anyone who wants a point of reference towards Street Fighter III's Super Arts)."

This comment yet again suggests there are multiple Ultras in SSF4 and that they will be selectable.

GameShark.com has special deal on Mad Catz joysticks

GameShark.com has special deal on Mad Catz joysticks MarkMan posted a heads up that at some point today GameShark.com should have a special deal on Mad Catz FightSticks. Here's the lowdown.
  • $50 off Round 1 Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition FightSticks (PS3).
  • Buy one Standard Edition FightStick, get another one for free. (PS3/XBox 360).
A few readers noted these offers are only available for people living in the U.S.A. The last time deals like these came up, the products sold out rather quickly. This was a little ways back when the sticks were in higher demand though. Regardless, if you want to purchase one of these, it'd probably be smart to act quickly.

This special deal is supposed to last until Monday, Nov. 30th.

Assumed moves list for Adon, Cody and Guy in Super Street Fighter 4

Assumed moves list for Adon, Cody and Guy in Super Street Fighter 4 I've put together character pages for Adon, Cody and Guy for Super Street Fighter 4.

The pages are built off of their moves from the Alpha series — so the listings are outright speculation, but the other characters Capcom have ported over kept most of their moves from previous games, so that should be the case again.

If it's been awhile since you've played these characters in the Alpha games, it might be worth checking over these pages to get acquainted with the moves that will likely be resurfacing.

Super Battle Opera 2009 tournament videos

Matches from the 2009 Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) fighting game tournament are making their way on to YouTube. This competition featured some of the best players in Japan.

The match below shows Iyo (Dhalsim) and Shiro (Abel) up against Gosho (Rufus) and Kyabetsu (C.Viper).
You can find many more videos from this competition on Barrenscottinc's YouTube channel, including some great Street Fighter 3 Third Strike clips.

Also if you want to take a look back at how things shook out, here are the Street Fighter 4 results and SF3 Third Strike results.

Dogface Show interviews Justin Wong

Part 1 of the Dogface Show's interview with Justin Wong has been posted. This clip was filmed back when Barfights II took place, where Justin Wong and fellow east coast players cleaned house.

Justin talks about how he became great at Street Fighter 4, sharing information with other players and some general chatter.

Super Street Fighter 4 to be featured at CES 2010

Super Street Fighter 4 to be featured at CES 2010 On the Capcom-Unity twitter, someone dropped a line informing fans that Super Street Fighter 4 will be on display at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Expo (CES), which happens January 7-10 in Las Vegas.

These events are media frenzies and with the game set to be released in spring 2010, there should be some new details coming out of the show.

So mark your calendars and whatever turns up will be posted here on the front page on EventHubs.com.

Street Fighter Alpha and Puzzle Fighter going mobile

Street Fighter Alpha and Puzzle Fighter going mobile DigitalSpy is reporting that Gameloft and Capcom have secured a deal for Street Fighter Alpha and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo to hit multiple mobile platforms.

Gameloft primarily deals with European countries, but this news likely means that Capcom is looking at getting more of their fighting games on other platforms, just in case you're hoping to get in some fighting game time in on your cell phone.

Guy, Cody and Adon confirmed for Super Street Fighter 4

Two scans from Famitsu magazine in Japan have popped up on the internet showing Guy, Cody and Adon in Super Street Fighter 4. These characters look very close to their Street Fighter Alpha counterparts with Cody still sporting a jail outfit, handcuffs and a knife.


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Ibuki confirmed?: Niga Bridges pointed out that in the first image in the top right corner, Guy is hitting back a kunai (dagger) and a translation of the text by Benichon also confirms this is what's happening. A kunai is the weapon Ibuki uses, which is a strong hint that she will be in the game.

So far, the majority of the rumored characters have been officially confirmed by Capcom, but there's still a few things on the list that are questionable and aren't likely to come to pass now considering what we've heard since that rumor list was originally written.

Super Street Fighter 4 devs discuss bonus stages, Metro City confirmed

Super Street Fighter 4 devs discuss bonus stages, Metro City confirmed Azrael has come through once again with a translation of the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog. This time the developers discuss the bonus stages in the game.

Also, Densetsu00 pointed out that in the screen shot where T. Hawk is beating up the car, the license plate says "Metro City" which is the main area the Final Fight games take place in, lending weight to the rumors we'll be seeing some characters from that franchise in this iteration.

I want to go to the (National Tournament) regional qualifiers!

Hello everyone. This is Tsukamoto.

Today, director Okada, engineer Taguchi, and myself would like to talk about the bonus stages in Super Street Fighter 4, and what it took to add them in.

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Sven: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 drastically over-performed sales expectations

Sven: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 drastically over-performed sales expectations GamesIndustry.biz has a two part interview with Capcom V.P. Christian Svensson discussing a lot of the ins and outs of the business side of things. Part 1 | Part 2

Unless you're heavily into sales figures, markets and things like that you'll probably find parts of this article boring, but a few interesting bits come up along the way. Here's the gist of the stuff worth taking note of.

• Marvel vs. Capcom 2 drastically over-performed Capcom's expectations for sales. They didn't expect it to exceed Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix's numbers — but it did.

• Capcom's target consumer audience is now increasingly focused outside of Japan.

• Christian relates that Capcom as a company is "fairly profitable, stable and doing rather well."

• The Resident Evil movie series is Sony Pictures' second most profitable franchise behind Spiderman.

Considering how well Marvel vs. Capcom 2's re-release performed, it should only increase the odds for a sequel and other future digital only fighting games from Capcom.

Results for NorCal Regionals 2009 tournament

Results for NorCal Regionals 2009 tournament The NorCal Regionals 2009 tournament has ended. The live stream was provided by IPlayWinner.com, which did a great job with the video.

To find the full results, along with tournament brackets and a short recap of the Street Fighter 4 Grand Finals, just click the link below.

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Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Gods Garden matches

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Gods Garden matches Some exceptional Street Fighter 3 Third Strike players were going head to head in a Gods Garden competition which was broadcasted through uStream.

While live coverage has ended, hours of archived video is still available and it's pretty good quality.

If you want to see some amazing 3s players competing, this is a great opportunity to check out some recent matches.

Day 1 NorCal Regionals, final results for Digital Mayhem

Day 1 NorCal Regionals, final results for Digital Mayhem The tournament organizers for the NorCal Regionals announced that the 5 on 5 competition will be held Sunday, and they'll also finish out the top 8 for the other games. The live stream should resume action around 9 or 10 a.m. (PST) tomorrow morning, according to the official schedule.

The 5 on 5 competition was scheduled to feature the following players, although it was stated earlier some people may not have made it to the event.

• Northern California: Filipino Champ (Dhalsim), Lamerboy (Guile) LPN (M. Bison, Akuma) Ramin (Abel), Ricky Ortiz (Rufus).

• Southern California Alex Valle (Ryu), Peter "Combofiend" Rosas (Abel), Kenneth "Hugo101" Pope (M. Bison), Nemonic (Sagat), Long "Shady K" Tran (Akuma).

Digital Mayhem, another tournament in Wallingford Connecticut, had live coverage as well. To see some results from both events, just click the link below.

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