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Some of Capcom wants to see PC Super Street Fighter 4 happen, Ono Q&A

Some of Capcom wants to see PC Super Street Fighter 4 happen, Ono Q&A Capcom's Christian Svensson tried to clear up the situation a bit with the recent statements that were made about SSF4's unlikely release on the PC.

While things still don't look great, Svensson said there are some Capcom staff members that would like to see the title released on that platform.

Also, Yoshinori Ono answered a few fan questions. He implies there are more characters coming for the arcade release of SSF4, besides Yun and Yang — and that Rainbow Mika didn't make the cut.

He also adds that SF3 Third Strike Online Edition is currently in development, which means Capcom isn't sitting on the project and we should see a release in the reasonably near future. Here's the run down.

Can you give me a clear answer if Super Street Fighter 4 will be released on the PC? I keep hearing conflicting information.

Christian Svensson: I don't know how to be more clear guys. While I wish it weren't the case, the answer as I've repeatedly said for the past year or so is "no"... until such time it hopefully becomes "yes". There are some of us that still want to see that happen.

What does the Battle Director do? It sounds like a cool position.

Ono: [The] position [is] for balance adjustment of fighting [games].

Please include R. Mika in the arcade version of SSF4.

Ono: Yeah! I love R. Mika!! But, [the] Battle Director doesn't like her!! :(

Any news on SF III 3rd Strike Online Edition. Maybe a release date?

Ono: [The game is in development] now! Please wait [for more] news.

Are there any plans to add other characters to SSF4 Arcade Edition, or is it just Yun & Yang?

Ono: Of course, [it's] just Yun and Yang!! ;P

Reading into the last statement a bit, it appears Yoshinori is trying to be sarcastic because of the emoticon. And since current rumors have been picking up more steam after the December release date was confirmed, it's sounding more and more likely that there are going to be additional fighters announced for the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 4.

Source: Unity Boards and Twitter.

Weekend community events September 24 - 30

Weekend community events September 24 - 30 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.

• Online, Xbox 360, Japan: GodsGarden 2 SSF4 Online Tourney, September 24 - 26. This will be streamed live on two different channels (Stream A) (Stream B) and you'll be able to find additional coverage of this competition here on EventHubs.com as it happens. 10 p.m. PST start time on Friday and Saturday.

• Brooklyn, New York: Guard Crush 9, September 29. Team Sp00ky will again be bringing you a live look of the action, 6:30 p.m. EST start time.

• Herndon, Virginia: Til The Brackets Drop, September 25 - 26. Live stream on Justin.tv, tournament begins around 2 p.m. EST.

• Anchorage, Alaska: Play N Trade SSFIV Ranbats, September 26. This will be streamed live, 2 p.m. AST start time.

• Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Video Gaming League, September 25. Live stream available, 8 p.m. HST start time.

• Lodi, California: NorCal Downtown Throwdown, September 26.

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How to get a glitched dummy in Super Street Fighter 4's training mode

After Desk posted his new glitch and combo video, a lot of people wondered how he pulled off some of the tricks which made the training mode dummy behave oddly.

In response to the community, he's created another clip walking you through the process. The good news is it's not too difficult to do, and it's something you can mess around with in training mode, if you take a bit of time to set things up.
Sent in by Actrmx.

First new Super Street Fighter 4 costume pack to hit on Oct. 26, 2010

Capcom announced this morning that the first new set of costume packs for Super Street Fighter 4 would be available on October 26th, 2010.

Pricing and other details were not made available, but they did include this direct feed of a video you've probably seen before, which is now available in HD, along with a few other screen shots of the alt. images in action.


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Thanks to Marsattacks69 for the tip.

Nagoya Street Battle 17 results, video, brackets and more

Nagoya Street Battle 17 results, video, brackets and more Nagoya Street Battle 17 has finished up. This was a 3 vs 3 Super Street Fighter IV competition featuring some top players from Japan along with Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Martin "Marn" Phan, from America.

This single elimination team tournament had a lot of great matches, which are available in this story.

Hit the link below for the results, archived video, brackets a battle log and even more information.

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Niitsuma mentions 'mission mode' in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 interview

PaiZuri spotted a new interview with Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma, over on GameTrailers. There isn't anything here that's going to blow you away, but it's worth watching if you can spare 4 minutes.
Here's a quick rundown of the interesting stuff.

• You'll find all of the modes you'd expect to see in a fighting game, including training, online and single player modes and something Niitsuma called a, "mission mode."

• Capcom will be making an announcement about all of the available modes in the future — once things are finalized.

• Niitsuma mentioned that he would like to do a crossover game that included multiple corporations, not just Capcom and one other company.

Raging Demon setups for Akuma in actual Super Street Fighter 4 matches

Rudiano sent in this great clip showing a variety of setups for Akuma's Raging Demon in Super Street Fighter 4.

All of these setups came during actual matches and some of them include slow motion replays so you can get a better idea of what was being performed.

Video of Justin Wong using Yang in Super Street Fighter 4

Video of Justin Wong using Yang at one of the Super Street Fighter 4 arcade edition location tests has surfaced.

These are just shaky cam clips taken with a cell phone, so the quality isn't very good, but you can get an idea of how Yang plays in the current build of SSF4. Hit the link below for two more movies.

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Juicebox podcast: How to use throws

Juicebox podcast: How to use throws Juicebox Abel has posted another solid podcast focusing on how to improve your Super Street Fighter 4 game, this time explaining throws.

He offers a full on break down of the mechanics of a throw and how to use them in various situations. While this is a fairly basic move, hearing how to incorporate it from a pro is very helpful. Later on, he also delves into frame traps and other helpful bits.

The podcast is about 19 minutes long and there's an inline player available, just hit the link above to check it out.

Artwork and screens of Spider-man and Wesker in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Here is the artwork and a set of new screen shots for Spider-man and Wesker in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Super Street Fighter 4 arcade tournament in the works, community news

Super Street Fighter 4 arcade tournament in the works, community news Here's a look at some of the interesting things happening in the community.

Yoshinori Ono said that Capcom is planning an official Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition tournament. This will probably be a Japan only thing, though. He also added that Capcom may be planning arcade edition content for the home consoles, if there are enough requests.

• Nagoya Street Battle 17 is taking place tonight, featuring Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Martin "Marn" Phan. A live stream will be available starting around 7 p.m. PST. Live coverage will be provided here on EventHubs.

• A Fight Club for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be held in Chicago today, from 8 to 11 p.m. CST.

• MarkMan mentioned that BitMob is running a contest where they're giving away two of the Chun-Li Tournament Edition FightSticks. It's fairly easy to enter to win these if you're interested.

SpeedBrkr posted some 8-bit style images of Yun and Yang.

Schedule for second GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 tourney

Schedule for second GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 tourney Twelve of Japan's top Super Street Fighter 4 players will be participating in an online round robin tournament hosted by GodsGarden. The action will be streamed, so you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Since this is running in Japan, the matches will be taking place very late or early most days. The competition starts this weekend and will continue on almost every weekend through the start of November. If you miss anything though, you'll be able to catch an archive and additional information here on EventHubs.

Hit the jump to find a schedule and a list of who will be competing.

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Capcom hopes to squeeze another fighter or two into Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Capcom hopes to squeeze another fighter or two into Marvel vs. Capcom 3 G4TV posted a solid preview of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. They discuss the upcoming title with Seth Killian, quickly going over the new characters and simple mode.

Also, one of the more interesting parts of the article is when Seth mentions that they're trying to hold off on announcing a final roster number because they're hoping to squeeze more characters in before deadline.

Killian added that Capcom also doesn't want to say whether or not there are any more surprises yet to come or hidden characters. Here's a copy and paste from the write up.

G4: So, tell us about Tron Bonne and X-23.

Killian: So, Tron plays very similarly to Marvel vs. Capcom 2, new looks, some new moves of course. Some surprises. But, her core techniques are still there. She's got a brutal level three grab that we may be able to show off on stage later this weekend. X-23 is a female clone of Wolverine, a lot of claws of course, and the footy claws as well. She's basically what you call a rushdown character, so ... in your face, going high, going low, with some interesting ways to extend her action in the air as well. Very fast, she's one of the fastest characters in the game. Basically what you'd expect from staying true to the character from the comics.

PC Super Street Fighter IV very unlikely due to piracy

PC Super Street Fighter IV very unlikely due to piracy AndriaSang.com translated an interview Yoshinori Ono held with 4Gamer.net. Ono claims there will not be a PC version of Super Street Fighter 4 due to how much the original titled was pirated on that platform, unless much better copy protection can be put in place.

Here's a healthy copy and paste from the write up.

It doesn't look like this is going to be happening. In a 4gamer interview today, series producer Yoshinori Ono said that, due to high piracy with the PC version of the original Street Fighter IV, there are currently no plans for a PC version of Super.

The PC version of the original was actually a strong seller worldwide, said Ono. However, it was also "number one in piracy."

Ono actually managed to look on the bright side of the piracy issue, saying that at least the game saw wider spread because of it. However, for the sake of protecting the Street Fighter IV IP, they cannot make it so that Street Fighter is considered "free" in certain areas.

Ono didn't totally rule out a PC release. If they were to find some sort of powerful copy protection solution, the PC version's status could change, he said. He explained that the arcade version already runs on Taito's DirectX-based Type X2 arcade board, so a PC version is already 99% ready.

He did, however, rule out the possibility of a Steam-only release, saying that it would be unfair to those who are unable to buy via Steam.

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Ultras, artwork and images of Yun & Yang in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade

New artwork and images of Yun and Yang were just posted on the official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 website, along with a direct feed of the two new charactersin action, which was previously posted at the Tokyo Game Show.

Hit the jump to view everything.

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New images for Super Street Fighter 4's costumes, direct feed video

A direct feed of the Super Street Fighter 4 alt. costume trailer you saw a few days ago from TGS has been posted. Also, a handful of high quality images showing these in action were posted.


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You can find lower quality screen captures showing these new alt. costumes, as well as a bunch of concept artwork for these as well.

Capcom Europe: More Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announcements in October

Capcom Europe: More Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announcements in October If you were hoping you'd hear about more Marvel vs. Capcom 3 characters being announced soon, Capcom Europe threw a bit of a wet blanket on that idea today via Twitter. Here's what they had to say.

Will there be any new MVC3 character announcement at the EuroGamer Expo? If not, when will be the next?

Capcom Europe: I think the next announcements are next month (October).