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Next Street Fighter Club in Brooklyn, New York

Next Street Fighter Club in Brooklyn, New York The next Street Fighter Club event will take place in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, October 24, 2008.

If you'd like to sign up, please visit the link above. If this event is like the last one, they'll only let you into the building if you let them know you're coming.

For those of you not familiar with how this works, it's a gathering hosted by Capcom going for an old school feel. Players get to try out Street Fighter 4, and sometimes other games like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, they provide free food and drinks and you get the bump elbows with the Capcom U.S.A. staff members.

Basically, it's the best freaking thing ever. If you live even some what close to where these events are taking place, I highly recommend going.

Sakura and Akuma will be unlocked for play in SF4, and there will be a near-final version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

Also the first 250 registered attendees will receive a Street Fighter Club grab bag, including the exclusive NYC SFC t-shirt and poster (designed for this event by Meat Bun), SFC soap, laser-etched dogtags, Street Fighter comic books and other goodies.

Sakura screens show new background for Street Fighter 4

Sakura Street Fighter 4 with new background

Sakura Street Fighter 4 with new background

Sakura Street Fighter 4 with new background

Sakura Street Fighter 4 with new background

Sakura Street Fighter 4 with new background

Images courtesy of the official Japanese SF4 website.

Street Fighter 4 to be part of Playstation Home

Street Fighter 4 to be part of Playstation Home Gametrailers has a clip of Chun Li walking around in a Playstation Home environment, and it shows Ono speaking in Japanese about what to expect.

For more details on what Playstation Home is, check out this preview.

For most of you reading this, I'm sure this news is almost as exciting as a wet napkin, but hey, it's just the start of the day. ;-)

Rebalancing Dhalsim for Street Fighter 2 HD Remix

Rebalancing Dhalsim for Street Fighter 2 HD Remix David Sirlin is back and he's going in depth on what players can expect from the rebalanced Dhalsim in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

This is a great read for people who are interested in the nuts and bolts tweaks that were made to the new game. Here's a clip.

He can keep away, he can go on offense, and he’s got an answer for pretty much everything. On top of all that, he’s also pretty good at keeping some characters in a throw loop of repeated noogies. His throw range is so long that he can hit some characters just outside of their throw range, then noogie them. Considering all that Dhalsim is great at, he doesn’t need this throw abuse to win.

Dhalsim’s noogie (this hold with the medium punch button) now has shorter range. He can still attempt a throw trap, but only from close enough that the opponent can reverse it. The range on his fierce throw is unchanged (still far!) so he can still “cheap” into a fierce throw. Remember that the fierce throw tosses the opponent away so that Dhalsim cannot repeat the trap.

Rumor: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 headed to PSN/XBL

Rumor: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 headed to PSN/XBL According to several rumors on the Internet, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is supposed to be making its way to the XBox 360 and PS3, most likely as a downloadable title.

These rumors really picked up steam today when the ESRB accidentally leaked information about some potential new releases. Guymelef on NeoGAF grabbed a screen capture before the ESRB could pull the information, which as of the time of this writing is now removed.

Here's how it looked.

ESRB rating information for Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Alpha 2 and 3

Looks like we'll be seeing MvC2 on both online networks, and Alpha 2 and 3 will be available on the Playstation Network. Sweet.

Special Champion Edition WiiWare release this week

Special Champion Edition WiiWare release this week If you're a fan of the old school Genesis Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition, you're in luck because it's being released on WiiWare this week. Here's the 411.

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (1993, Sega Gensis, 800 Wii points)

Being the first Street Fighter game to be released on the Genesis, it brought with it two different game modes: Champion and Hyper.

Also included in the game is Group Battle, where you select various different fighters. This arcade-to-console title is sure to satisfy the old-school fighter in everyone.

Advanced technique: Ken's Kara Focus Attack Dash Cancel

Gilley from the SRK boards recorded a video showing how to Focus Attack through a projectile with Ken while doing a Kara move.

This is a technique only advanced players will probably use, but I can see a lot of potential in getting around your opponent's fireball traps.

This is done by pressing towards and Medium Kick then Medium Punch, holding the buttons so your Focus Attack comes out and then releasing the buttons and Dashing towards.

It lets you "parry" through attacks very quickly, giving you much better range.

If you're baffled by what a Kara move is, check out the video here for a better explanation.

M. Bison (Dictator) Street Fighter 4 strategy guide revised

M. Bison (Dictator) Street Fighter 4 strategy guide revised We recently made several additions to the M. Bison's (Dictator) Street Fighter 4 strategy guide here on

The details of each of his moves and how to use them were added in, and there's an overview of his strengths and weaknesses, plus some general strategies to use while playing him. Here's an excerpt from the article.

• Try to anticipate projectiles and jump ins. You have very effective tools to deal with both of these situations, learn where and how to use them.

• Your EX-Scissor Kicks go through fireballs, and both versions will beat most pokes. Use these often to keep your opponent off guard and afraid to throw out random moves.

• When they're on the defensive, start throwing them. Your power and speed are very good, meaning they're going to take a lot of damage when you hit, and won't have a lot of time to react to your moves.

• Avoid your opponent's jump traps by teleporting away, or doing a quick Jumping Hard Punch to smash them out of the air.

• Jump straight up over projectiles and immediately begin to charge your Scissor Kicks while in the air. If your opponent throws out another projectile, blow through it with an EX-Scissor Kick.

First look: Street Fighter Legend of Chun Li movie poster

Street Fighter Movie: Legend of Chun Li poster

Looking good, although it's pretty easy to say that about anything featuring Kristin Kreuk.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of the poster.

Feature-length Street Fighter IV anime in the works

Feature-length Street Fighter IV anime in the works In a move that probably won't surprise anyone, Capcom has made it official that they're going to be rolling out another feature-length anime for Street Fighter 4.

Here's a quick cut of the details from

TOKYO -- Sometimes, a marketing promotion becomes so popular that it gains a life of its own. This has proved to be the case for Street Fighter IV. As part of the promotion for the game, Capcom has been releasing short anime clips that depict what happened to the warriors after Street Fighter II. At the 2008 Tokyo Game Show, producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that the promotional clips have been such a success that a full-length version of the anime is now in production.

According to Ono, the feature-length anime is scheduled to run around 50 to 60 minutes, despite cuts in the script to shorten its length. While the anime is long enough to sell as a product of its own, Ono instead plans to tie its release with Street Fighter IV, though details haven't been decided as of yet.

More information on the Street Fighter 4 joysticks

Capcom posted some photos of the new Japanese Street Fighter 4 sticks made by Hori. Here's the low down.

Playstation 3 Street Fighter 4 Hori Joystick

XBox 360 Street Fighter 4 Hori Joystick

The PS3 version will set you back 9,800 yen (about $98 in United States dollars), and the XBox 360 is going for 7,980 yen XBox (about $79 in United States dollars).

These are Hori made sticks — a company considered by many to be one of the best stick makers around — and according to the Japanese SF4 site, these will be released at the same time as the console versions of the game.

For those of you more interested in how the Mad Catz sticks are looking Seth Killian chimed in on the Unity boards.

Seth: Hori is definitely an industry leader, and make some of the best peripherals around. They are handling the SFIV sticks for Japan, and we're doing our own thing in the West.

As a tournament pro who has been playing on and modding home sticks since before Street Fighter was even released on consoles, I still say we're on track to create the best product on the market, so I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Just in case you thought he was kidding by the above statement, he went further.

Are we getting a rundown on these new Mad Catz sticks anytime soon?

Seth: We're basically just waiting a bit until some of the prototypes reach a more polished form. Once we get there, I'll hit you with so many details that you'll cry. Each stick contains 20% love!

Anyway I may do a little tease soon--thanks for the bump. I'm working closely with a talented crew at Mad Catz (believe it!) and I believe these are going to be the best joysticks and fighting pads on the market (and yes, I have played them ALL).

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom trailer and gameplay movies

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom trailer and gameplay movies Can't get enough of a game we may never see over here in the states? Well, here you go, two new videos courtesy of of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Japanese Trailer

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom TGS 2008: Rumble Gameplay HD (Cam)

Also according to Seth Killian, Mega Man's better half Roll, and Gachaman's Jun ("the Swan") will be console exclusive characters on the Wii.

Tokyo Game Show Capcom fighting game roundup

Tokyo Game Show Capcom fighting game roundup Lots of stuff happening on the Web related to Capcom fighting games and the Tokyo Game Show.

Because there's so much going on, we thought we'd link to it here and tell you about the main highlights.

Video shows Sakura fighting in Street Fighter 4

You can see that Sakura's move set is really close to what she had in Street Fighter Alpha 2, but she gained some nice juggles.

Video courtesy of RajmanHDTV.

Tokyo Game Show Street Fighter 4 Trailer

You... must... watch... this.

The trailer starts off with clips of SF4 action you're probably very familiar with, but it mixes in several sequences from the upcoming anime, showing Sakura and several of the other characters.

This is a flippin' sweet video. No need to say anything more, just go watch it.

Ono plans to rework Street Fighter 4 for home release

Ono plans to rework Street Fighter 4 for home release has a new article online, mostly recapping what we already know, but there was a quote from Street Fighter 4's producer stating that they're planning on doing some minor tweaks.

Here is his statement.

Details on new features for the home ports are still scant. Although Ono hinted that a full-featured training mode is in the works, he warned Famitsu to not expect massive changes from the arcade original: "Calling it 'Street Fighter 4.5' [as he did in previous interviews] was probably going too far.

We aren't making any major balance changes, but we do plan to rework some points which were plainly unnatural in the arcade version. It's more of a 4.1, you could say."

Updated: Sakura in Street Fighter 4, Seth playable

Sakura will be in the home releases of Street Fighter 4, according to some scans of the Japanese magazine Famitsu.

Famitsu scans reveal Sakura in Street Fighter 4

(Click the image for a bigger photo)

From the photo, it doesn't look like Sakura has aged much, although Street Fighter 4 takes place about 6 or 7 years after Street Fighter Alpha 2, according to Capcom canon.

It also appears that Sakura has her old move set from what the screen captures show.

Update: Also IGN is claiming Seth will be playable in the home release.

Thanks to The Shift on the Shoryuken boards for the scan.