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Seth Killian dishes Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character details at NYCC

Keits caught up with Seth Killian at New York Comic-Con 2010 to talk some Marvel vs. Capcom 3. What follows is a solid two part interview breaking down the new character's various strengths and abilities, although this does cover some stuff you've heard before. Hit the jump for another clip.

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Battle for the West Coast Super Street Fighter 4 Crown results

Battle for the West Coast Super Street Fighter 4 Crown results Justin Wong, Alex Valle, Ricky Ortiz and five other top California players competed in a double elimination Super Street Fighter 4 competition. The was a first to 5 victories and random draw event, so there were no seedings.

There was originally problems with the stream, but a live feed came in about half-way through the competition. A direct feed video archive will also be available after the fact.

To see how things shook out, punch the link below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Hyper combo compilation

NeoShadowX2000 created a collage of Hyper combos from Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which even shows the newly announced cast members performing their Supers.

The quality on this isn't very good, and it lacks audio in a few parts, but it's still cool to see the current run of Hyper combos all back to back.
At the end, it says the release date is summer 2011, when it's actually spring of next year, more than likely March to be more precise.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Simple Mode mode video walkthrough

ChunLi noticed a video up on GameTrailers with Seth Killian running through Marvel vs. Capcom 3's simple control mode.

Unfortunately, you don't get to see Seth's hands as he demonstrates what you can do with this new control scheme, but he does a great job of narrating as he executes the various moves with Dante with a single button press.

Cross Counter: Juicebox (Abel) vs. Vangief (Zangief)

The latest episode of Cross Counter has been uploaded. It features Juicebox (Abel) against Vangief (Zangief).

In this video, Gootecks and Mike Ross breakdown the match and highlight how dominant Abel's command throw is.
Battle for the West Coast Crown update: This tournament has started and matches are being played. It doesn't look like there will be a live stream, hopefully they'll have videos after the fact. You can get updates on this tournament via Twitter.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailers for Magneto and MODOK

Marvel held their panel today at New York Comic-Con 2010. They formally announced that Magneto and MODOK will be joining the other cast members of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and added a few minor notes about the game.

Hit the link below for three gameplay videos of the most recently announced cast members and to see a bunch of screen shots and some artwork.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 notes from Niitsuma and Killian interviews at NYCC

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 notes from Niitsuma and Killian interviews at NYCC Capcom staff members, Ryota Niitsuma and Seth Killian, dished some interesting Marvel vs. Capcom 3 details at New York Comic-Con 2010.

This post offers a recap of their statements about topics ranging from the upcoming Fight Club to balance details for the game. There's a lot of information packed into this one post, so it's been separated into sections to make it easier to digest.

Keep in mind that Niitsuma's commentary was given through a translator, so it's possible some things got lost in the conversion process.

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Spencer, Arthur, Magneto & MODOK confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Update: An image showing Spider-man's new alternative outfits has been added into this story.

Spencer from Bionic Commando and Arthur from Ghost 'n Goblins, and Magneto & MODOK from the Marvel universe were confirmed as playable characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at New York Comic-Con 2010.

Hit the link below for more screen shots and information.

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Even more Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character demos on GamesRadar

Haven't had enough of Seth Killian Marvel vs. Capcom character demos yet? Well, GamesRadar is getting in on the fun and they've posted a few gameplay videos to go along with these walkthroughs of Spider-man, Wesker, X-23 and Tron Bonne.

Hit the link below for more.

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EuroGamer interviews Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma

EuroGamer interviews Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma EuroGamer.com has a two page interview with Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma.

This starts off by recapping some things you've probably heard before, like the simple control system and how launchers work, but it gets into a bit of new territory as well, stating that the lobby system will be different than Street Fighter 4 and that there will be a unique selling point for the online gamers.

All in all, a solid read. Here's a snip.

Eurogamer: How do you go about balancing the superhero characters, many of whom are insanely powerful, so that they are not overpowered versus the Capcom characters?

Ryota Niitsuma: Yeah, it's a good question. When you think about it, when you're reading the character descriptions or if you know everything about the characters and their settings - even Ryu, he may be able to launch a hadoken, but he's only a mere mortal against the Marvel characters.

Having said that, we have to incorporate all the characters and balance them up. I started off thinking about deleting all the superheroes' natural powers to start with and picking up any powers I can incorporate into the game to balance it out.

Some of the characters are immortal. They can live forever. You have to take it as it is, you know what I mean? Otherwise the game wouldn't exist.

Eurogamer: Which character has proved to be the most difficult to balance?

Ryota Niitsuma: Hulk and Thor, they are huge in size. In comparison to those guys – we're just talking about the revealed characters at the moment – Amaterasu from Okami?, he's only about this height [lowers hand to the floor].

So against Hulk it's quite difficult to ensure the animation of the movement and effects are right. That was quite difficult to balance up.

Thanks to David_I for the tip.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo collage by GameVideos

GameVideos released a collage of clips for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 this morning, showing a few big combos for some of the cast members.

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition poster, more details coming

Capcom released a new poster on the official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 website, it shows the 37 announced characters.

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The team also confirmed that the title will be released in mid-December and will receive balance tweaks and changes.

They also went on to mention that more will be announced in the future. This statement, taken on its own, isn't too big of a deal, but considering that they've confirmed the release date, Yang and Yun and balance tweaks, there isn't a lot left to be announced — that we don't already know about.

It was mentioned in a couple of different places on the site that more information on the game would be coming in the future, so whatever Capcom has up it's sleeve, it's likely going to be a big deal to fans.

Ono has made several statements hinting at more characters being announced, and a long running rumor said there would be a total of 6 new fighters added in, 4 if you subtract Yang and Yun.

The arcade release is roughly two months away, and more details should be surfacing in the near future.

Weekend community events October 8 - 14

Weekend community events October 8 - 14 If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• California: Battle for the West Coast Crown: The Combofiend invitational, October 9. Featuring eight of the best SSF4 players on the west coast, like Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Alex Valle, this should be one heck of a tournament. Gootecks will provide a live stream of the action, 2:30 p.m. PST start time. Full coverage of this competition will be provided here on EventHubs.

• Xbox 360, Online: Second Online GodsGarden SSF4 Tourney, Round 2, October 9 - 10. Coverage starts at 1:30 a.m. PST both days. Many of the top players in Japan will be going head to head. Complete coverage of this tournament will be available here on the site, along with a video archive.

• New York, New York: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at Comic-Con, October 8 - 10. Capcom will be hosting a live stream all weekend, although this will feature other games at the expo besides MvC3. Still, there will be some good things that come up for fighting game fans. Expanded coverage of the festivities will be available here on the front page of the site.

• St. Augustine, Florida: CEOxStorm at EXPcon, October 8 - 10. IPlayWinner will be providing a live stream of the event. Casuals start at 11 a.m. and SSF4 begins at 1 p.m., on Saturday. Times listed here are EST.

• Brooklyn, New York: Guard Crush 10, October 13. Live stream hosted by Team Sp00ky, 6:30 p.m. EST start time.

• Rancho Cucamonga, California: I.E Friday Night BattleGrounds Casuals, October 8. Live stream hosted on Justin.tv, 5:30 p.m. PST start time.

• Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Video Gaming League SSF4 Tourney, October 9. Live stream available, 8 p.m. HST start time.

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Ono still working on Super Street Fighter 4 DLC, 3rd Strike OE version info

Ono still working on Super Street Fighter 4 DLC, 3rd Strike OE version info Yoshinori Ono had a few interesting updates on his Twitter account recently. He talks about the status of pitching the new Arcade Edition content for Super Street Fighter 4 as DLC, what version they're basing SF3 Online Edition off of, how difficult Makoto was to balance in SSF4 and a few other things.

How long until we'll know Capcom's answer about doing DLC for SSF4 with the Arcade Edition content?

Ono: Sorry, I don't know. Tonight, I'll [have] dinner with [upper level staff and] I'll talk about it.

If you guys add in stuff for Third Strike Online Edition, please have an option to play the original. — ShaftyCakes

Ono: [We're developing] on version 990512 [as a] base. Please wait for news.

[Editor's note: 990512 refers to the most popular version of Third Strike that was released in the arcades. Another version was released later down the road, 990608, but the team isn't building SF3 3s Online Edition off of this one.]

Are there any plans to buff Makoto in the Arcade Edition of SSF4? She needs some help. ;(

Ono: Umm, her battle tuning has very difficult...

How many signatures would it take to get a Darkstalkers 4 made?

Ono: It's difficult subject. [Upper level staff said I "needed a million".] I think at least several ten thousands.

(Someone posting under the name Poison wrote): Please make me look sexy in the game!

Ono: Street Fighter X Tekken's director has become interested in you!! ;D

Additional Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character demos from Kotaku

Also getting into the thick of things, Kotaku posted some Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character demos with Seth Killian.

These cover a good bit of ground you saw previously today from GameSpot, but there are a few new nuggets of information thrown in here and there. Hit the link below for another clip.

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Character demos for Marvel vs. Capcom 3's newest cast members

Seth Killian did walkthroughs for GameSpot showcasing Wesker, Tron Bonne, X-23 and Spider-man giving viewers at home a taste of the latest combatants announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Updated: Gootecks breaks down Rose vs. Ryu Super Street Fighter 4 match

Updated again: The second and third video in this series have been added into this story.

Actrmx spotted a new video from Gootecks which walks players through some of the dos and don'ts while playing SSF4. This match focuses on Ryu against Rose.

If you're curious about things like when to wake up Shoryuken, meter usage and more high level things, and you can spare 10 minutes, this is a solid clip.

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