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Seth talks release dates, stages and other Super Street Fighter 4 stuff

Seth talks release dates, stages and other Super Street Fighter 4 stuff Seth Killian handled a bunch of Super Street Fighter 4 related questions on the Capcom Forums recently.

Not the most exciting topics here, but Killian talks about why SSF4 won't be released until April, that they understand fans want more stages and some soundtrack stuff they're working on, among a few other things.

Here's the latest.

Why do we have to wait so long for Super Street Fighter 4? Why can't you just release it in March?

Seth: We just finished development on the game, and believe it or not it takes time to get the games submitted and approved by Microsoft and Sony, then actually made, and then distributed. There are a ton of moving parts involved in getting the games into people's hands — it's a whole department unto itself.

Are there going to be stages for all of the characters in SSF4? Since the Alpha characters got Metro City, what are the Third Strike fighters going to get?

Seth: Although we added character-specific musical themes, SSFIV hasn't gone back to character-specific stages. Things may go back in that direction, but T. Hawk, Dee Jay, and virtually everyone else doesn't have their own stage either. The "Metro City" stage has a nod to Final Fight with the Haggar statue, but if that's enough why not call it the SF3 stage, since Hugo figures even more prominently in the background?

Overall though, message received: fans want more stages.

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World Game Cup 2010 results and videos

The results from the Street Fighter 4 portion of the World Game Cup in France have started to come in, along with a few videos.

Street Fighter 4 Singles
1. - Fuudo (Akuma)
2. - Daigo Umehara (Ryu)
3. - Luffy086 (Rose)

• Daigo won the first set of the Grand Finals 3-0, but Fuudo bounced back to take the second set and win the tournament 3-2.

• Apparently Luffy's Rose knocked Daigo into the losers bracket.

• In a separate tournament Eita (Akuma) won a ticket to participate in Evo 2010.

Street Fighter 4 2 vs. 2 Tournament
1. Daigo (Ryu) / Eita (Akuma)
2. Yamazaki93 (Ryu) / LordDVD (Honda)
3. Evans (Fei Long) / Renegad (Boxer)
4. Jin (Ryu) / Luffy (Rose)

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Advanced Street Fighter 4 Abel tutorial by KaiiiixD

Ever wonder how Combofiend does some of those awesome set ups with Abel in Street Fighter 4? Well, KaiiiixD has put together a nice video showcasing some of the best tactics to use with the French grappler.

Even more Super Street Fighter 4 videos from Cebit show in Germany

A couple more Super Street Fighter 4 videos have popped up from the Cebit show in Germany. In the clip below you can see Cody doing his Bad Spray move at the 1:30 mark.

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MLG debating whether to add Street Fighter 4 to lineup

MLG debating whether to add Street Fighter 4 to lineup Major League Gaming is debating whether or not to add Street Fighter 4 to their lineup, and a group of people have been signing a petition trying to get the game on the MLG pro circuit this year.

So when you can, stop by this page and sign the petition for the game to be included. By doing so you can throw a little bit more money and notoriety to the players, and maybe even your own way, if you end up winning this competition.

Also, here's a video from MLG's Sundance explaining the situation a bit.

It's also worth noting that Tekken 6 and Super Smash Bros. are in this year's lineup with $60,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Kudos to Sai, Joey and Slasher for pointing this out.

GodsGarden #2 results and bracket for Street Fighter 4 tourney

GodsGarden #2 results and bracket for Street Fighter 4 tourney The live stream for the Godsgarden #2 tournament in Japan was wrapped up this morning. This Street Fighter 4 competition featured some of the top players in Japan.

The stream quality was great, for most people, with near 5,000 viewers watching at one time. There were some very entertaining matches throughout the day, so the videos after the fact should be fantastic.

To see the results and a battle log from the main event, just hit the link below.

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France World Game Cup 2010 Street Fighter 4 videos

A huge thanks goes out to Dellenyum for spotting a few Street Fighter 4 videos from this year's World Game Cup in France. The tournament is still taking place, but a real gem of a match between the legendary Daigo Umehara (Ryu) and Japan's Eita (Akuma) has popped up, along with a couple other good sets.

Click the link below to see them all, but note the last video between Ryan Hart's Sagat vs. Kilivan's Zangief is a bit of a snoozer.

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Justin Wong demos Ibuki, Makoto and Dudley

Emersion noticed a set of videos on GameTrailers.com showing Justin Wong demoing Ibuki, Makoto and Dudley in Super Street Fighter 4.

Hit the link below for the other two clips.

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New Super Street Fighter 4 shaky cam videos from Cebit show in Germany

Clips of the new fighters in Super Street Fighter 4 have been popping up on the web lately from the Cebit show happening in Germany. You're not going to mistake the players in these videos for Justin Wong or Daigo Umehara though.

Hit the link below to see more.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tops PSN sales charts for February

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tops PSN sales charts for February Marvel vs. Capcom 2's re-release was the top selling game on the PlayStation Network during February, according to this Joystiq.com article.

Sales were likely heavily boosted by the 50% off deal which ran for about a week.

Here's how the the top 10 looked.

1. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
2. Hustle Kings
3. Final Fantasy VIII (PS3/PSP)
4. Final Fantasy VII (PS3/PSP)
5. Flower
6. Madden NFL Arcade
7. Mortal Kombat II
8. Resident Evil 2 (PS3/PSP)
9. TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
10. Battlefield 1943

Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog will reveal Hakan on March 11

Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog will reveal Hakan on March 11 Azrael did a partial translation of the most recent Nakky blog. In this entry, Shiozawa teases us that Hakan will be revealed on March 11, 2010, although we may see some Famitsu scans of him ahead of time.

To date there have been 34 characters posted on the official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 website, and according to Seth Killian, there is one final character to be revealed. We know from a NowGamer.com article, this final character is Hakan.

Here's the rest of the highlights from the entry.

• The Japanese 3 vs. 3 National Street Fighter 4 Tournament will be streamed live through Nico Nico video.

• The final spot in the national tournament was reserved for the winner of the last tournament - in other words, Iyo. Iyo, the Dhalsim player, has a team picked but it hasn't been revealed who his other team members are, yet.

• There's going to be a special update next Thursday, March 11, and the official site will update as well.

She closes the blog with "Well then, everyone oil up and let's meet again on Thursday!"

*Note: Because of the time difference from Japan to the United States, information about Hakan will likely be posted late Wednesday evening, March 10.

Super Street Fighter 4 Ultras and artwork for Gouken and Akuma

Here's a new video showing Gouken and Akuma's new and old Ultra moves in Super Street Fighter 4 along with the character's official artwork for the upcoming game.

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Sven follows up on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's sales numbers on the Wii

Sven follows up on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's sales numbers on the Wii Capcom's Christian Svensson offered a bit more information on how well Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars has been selling on the Wii.

This has interested a lot of fans because the game's producer said that the company would be making another Vs. game, if TvC's sales were really good.

Svensson also discussed PC sales and making retail copies of their download only games.

You said you're cautiously optimistic that TvC is going to have long legs from a sales perspective. Can you give the fans an idea of how well the game is performing?

Sven: It's a solid single, we'd like to see stretch to a double 8). Does that help?

At some point will Capcom release a retail hard copies of their downloadable games in a compilation? Like SSF2T HD Remix bundled with Mega Man 9 and 10?

Sven: Not unless some of a certain first party's policies change, which don't allow for content released digitally to be put on disc, no. The economics of doing compilations like this for just a single platform don't work.

Some stores in the United Kingdom are selling Capcom PC games for less than retail price. If I pay a cheaper price, are you guys getting less money?

Sven: Unless we've price protected the game in question, it makes little difference. In the UK it's slightly different than elsewhere. There's several retailers locked in a "race to the bottom" in terms of who can be the most aggressive on pricing in an effort to gain marketshare. Sometimes they're loss leaders.

Source: Capcom Forums.

First to 10 SFIV battle between Valle and Combofiend

Alex Valle (Ryu) and Peter "Combofiend" Rosas (Abel) played a first to 10 set in Street Fighter 4 at a recent Level|Up competition. These are two of the best players in California going head to head and it ends up being fairly entertaining.

This is a back and forth set although audio desync problems start happening around 4 to 5 minutes into the videos.

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Weekend community events, March 5 - 7

Weekend community events, March 5 - 7 A lot of great events are happening in the community this weekend. GodsGarden #2 is the top tournament that will be providing a live stream, but the World Game Cup 2010 in France has also attracted a number of top players.

• Japan: GodsGarden #2 March 5. There will be a live stream of this event, more than likely here. Tournament gets underway around 10 p.m. PST. Mago, Tokido, Uryo and other top Japanese players will be competing. Additional coverage will be provided by EventHubs.com.

• Cannes, France: World Game Cup 2010 March 3-7. Huge tournament featuring some of the best players from Japan, including Daigo Umehara and Fuudo. No word on if there will be a live stream or match videos after the event.

• Los Angeles, California: L.A. Riots III was postponed indefinitely.

• Brooklyn, New York: BattleField Arcadia XII March 6. Street Fighter IV tournament begins at 2 p.m. EST. Live stream provided by Frame-Advantage.com.

• Denville, New Jersey: PowerPlayGaming SFIV Tournament March 7. Live stream provided by ConsoleWarzone. 4:30 p.m. EST start time.

• Honolulu, Hawaii: HVGL HBB Ranbat #5 March 5. Live stream here event starts at 7 p.m. HST.

• Montreal, Quebec: Infiltration March 6. Live stream here.

• Houston, Texas: Test Your Skills 8 March 6.

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iPhone trailer for Street Fighter 4

Thanks to 1st2nd3rd4th for finding the video.

Saki Tatsunoko vs. Capcom guide revised by Nyoronoru

Saki Tatsunoko vs. Capcom guide revised by Nyoronoru Saki is the latest character to get her Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars guide revised here on EventHubs.com.

Nyoronoru has stepped up again supplying new information about her moves, a breakdown of strengths and weaknesses, plus damage comparison notes in case you're wondering which version of an attack to use.

Here's a copy and paste from the page.

Saki is one of the best zoning and keepaway characters in the game. Built for range, she has a variety of options to keep you out and lay on big damage for your mistakes. She has some of the best long-distance moves in the game.

Saki isn't without her weaknesses though. A lot of her special moves have very laggy recovery, so in order to play a good range game, make sure you have all the frame recoveries for each of your moves down pat.