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More Street Fighter IV screen shots

Famitsu has posted a number of screens that show Gen and Rose's moves in Street Fighter 4.

Also the Street Fighter 4 development blog linked to some new images of Fei Long, Dan and Sakura, though these look like some shots you may have seen before.

And they posted some new Cammy artwork.

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Report on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii

Report on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii G4TV got their hands on an imported copy of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii and slapped together a pretty decent report telling what the game is about.

The article covers most of the core game play systems and even includes a few videos. If you'd like to know more about the game, it's certainly worth looking at.

Here's a cut.

The gameplay is like Capcom’s other versus games and it emphasizes big combos, juggling, and lots (and lots) of specials. It’s not uncommon for players to unleash 4 or 5 specials in a row. Damage is light, which extends the length of battles and injured characters will regain a bit of health while waiting in the wings.

We’ve had the game running here at the office for a few days and people invariably find their way to the Wii Classic Controllers (a necessity) to battle it out. We might not recognize all of the characters, but they present enough variety and play differently. There’s some trial and error when learning a new fighter, but the game is great fun.

Players will often pick Ryu or Chun-Li every time in an effort to hold onto their gaming roots, but you should be encouraged to try out the wacky Tatsunoko characters.

Characters have three levels of specials, many of which can be performed in mid-air. Level 1 specials can be done by both of your characters at the same time for huge damage and combos.

Video: Opening the box for Mad Catz Street Fighter 4 stick

You gotta be hardcore to appreciate this one. Mad Catz has put up a video on YouTube showing them opening up the box for one of their Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition sticks.
Oh yeah.

Street Fighter energy drinks

Straight out of the "they probably don't taste good," area is a new line of Street Fighter energy drinks.

The image on the left is the American version and the right is the Japanese.

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If you dare to order one of the American drinks, you can find them on AnimeCornerStore.com for about $3.

HD Remix Cammy Character Guide gets heavy revisions

HD Remix Cammy Character Guide gets heavy revisions We've done some heavy revisions to the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix Cammy Character Guide.

Now you'll find a fairly comprehensive listing of her moves along with strategies, and there's a page with tips on how to fight against specific characters.

We still have quite a bit more stuff to add to this individual guide, along with the rest of the characters — and you'll start seeing match up strategies for all of the HD Remix fighters with time.

Street Fighter 4's online play will have 'ridiculous amount of options'

Street Fighter 4's online play will have 'ridiculous amount of options' In a new GamePro preview of Street Fighter 4, Yoshinori Ono claims the online play of Street Fighter 4 will have a ridiculous amount of options and filters that you can turn on and off.

The rest of the preview mostly covers stuff you've already heard, but it's worth a look.

Here's a clip.

"We don't you put up hurdles...we want to make it as easy as if there was someone sitting next to you in an arcade," Ono hints. "We're going to engineer the home version of the game so you can actually play in arcade mode and you can turn on a function that would allow match-making in the background, so you could just have somebody jump in exactly as they would at the arcade," Ono says. "No one's really done this before, so it has potential to be really, really huge."

But it goes even deeper. "There's a ridiculous amount of options and filters you can turn on," he continues, "and if you prefer to not have a function on at all, you can turn it off, or choose only ranked matches or player matches." And if you want some truly strenuous practice, Ono says, "you can even set it so you only fight people that are significantly better than you based upon the battle point count." Once you set your options, you'll be able to hop into arcade mode for a few quick warm-up rounds while you wait for a challenger to join your game.

Footage of the Street Fighter animated comic

Video shows the first 4+ minutes from the upcoming Street Fighter animated comic, set to be released on DVD on Feb 3, 2009.
So, what did you think of the clip? Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

And if you'd like to order the DVD, check out Eagleonemedia.com.

Capcom still trying to bring Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to the States

Capcom still trying to bring Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to the States Seth Killian and co are still trying to figure out a way to get Tatsunoko vs. Capcom over here into the United States, he said in an interview with Destructoid.com.

They also go on to briefly cover Marvel vs. Capcom 3, along with some general SF chatter. It's a decent read, worth a moment to browse over.

Here's a small rip.

Starting simply, why isn’t Tatsunoko vs Capcom coming to the United States?

Seth: We’ve had some licensing challenges, and if you’ve read the Capcom-Unity blog, I’m a big fan of the game and posting all the material I have on it up there, cause it’s a great, great fun new experience, but the licensing hurdles ...

You know, Tatsunoko is all owned by... Tatsunoko in Japan. And in the West, they’re not. A lot of challenges there, but we’ve definitely recognized interest from a lot of people, and we’re looking to try and find a way to get Tatsunoko vs Capcom action to Western fans.

So there is a chance Tatsunoko vs Capcom will come to the United States?

Seth: Yes.

More screens of Rose, Dan, Cammy, Gen and Fei Long

Capcom sent along a boat load of Street Fighter 4 screens showing the new characters.

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Clip shows Cammy & Fei Long fighting in Street Fighter 4

Cammy and Fei Long start doing their thing around 6 minutes 33 seconds in, plus this 1up show video has interviews with a lot of the big names in the Street Fighter scene at KEYSTONE II.

The clip mostly covers the same Street Fighter 4 stuff we've been hearing all along though, but worth checking out to see the new characters in action.

A few new Street Fighter 4 Collector's Edition details unveiled

Capcom made their official announcement concerning the Collector's Edition of Street Fighter 4. Here's what the packages will contain.
    1. The game.

    2. A limited-edition (i.e., not sold anywhere else) figurine – Ryu for the PS3, C. Viper for XBox 360.

    3. Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind: a 65 minute anime movie -- created by Studio 4C -- that sets up the story of SFIV by explaining events post-SFII. BluRay disc in the PS3 box! The XBox version is a 360 game disc that outputs the movie at 720P, not a DVD.

    4. A mini-strategy guide from Prima, written by the same people doing the full-on guide and illustrated by Udon Comics.

    5. CD soundtrack. Rock SFIV stage chunez in your car!

    6. 5 alternative costumes.

    7. It will cost $79.99 (USD).
They also included some shots of both packages along with word that the cover art for the game will be changed to the image of Ryu and Ken fighting, just like the Japanese release. You can click these thumbnails for a larger view.

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Famitsu scans show Cammy's moves

Famitsu scans show Cammy's moves It appears that Cammy will have nearly the same special move set she had in Super Turbo in Street Fighter 4, with the addition of a Dive Kick and her Ultra move.

This is judging from the images Famitsu posted of Cammy recently.

Sirlin: HD Remix may pave way for more SF titles

Sirlin: HD Remix may pave way for more SF titles The third part of Videogamer.com's interview with David Sirlin is up.

David talks about the problems the PS3 version has had, why it isn't out for European players, his thoughts on Street Fighter 4 and how HD Remix could pave the way for future SF remakes.

The final part of this interview gets a bit... interesting, here's a clip.

VideoGamer.com: On your site you say you don't have a PS3. From what you've seen of the reaction to the PS3 version and its netcode, are you seeing any differences in terms of how the netcode is performing?

DS: I actually wouldn't expect it to be the same because the way Sony servers work and Microsoft servers work are different. When you and I play each other and one of us drops or something, we might each report to the server that we won, so the server might say, 'well what's going on here, they're both saying they've won?'.

So there's a whole bunch of different data you might look at to think, well one side is probably lying. Microsoft has what's called arbitration servers that do exactly that. They look at a whole range of factors about that drop and then they send back their advice and say, 'well we really think it was this guy that disconnected, this other guy was probably OK'. And so that's how we award wins and losses appropriately.

Artwork for Rose, Cammy and Gen in Street Fighter 4

Street Fighter 4 development blog was updated with the artwork for Rose, Cammy and Gen today.

Here are the images.

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HD Remix sells over 250,000 units

HD Remix sells over 250,000 units Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix has already broken two records for downloadable titles, and it looks like its well on its way to becoming the most profitable digitally distributed title ever. Here's a straight up copy and paste from Capcom-Unity.com.

It is with great pleasure to announce that Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix has sold over 250,000 units year to date. HD Remix has shattered both day one and week one sales records and will most likely break 30 day sales records as well. It's on its way to becoming the highest grossing digital title ever.

It would be idiotic and quite frankly, irresponsible to attribute the success of this game to just one person. That's like saying Boxer has better kicks than Chun-Li, it just ain't true. We'd like to thank everyone who poured their heart and soul to reviving one of gaming's most beloved franchises. From the producer, Rey Jimenez, to the folks from Backbone and Udon, to the product development, business development and marketing teams at Capcom, HD Remix was a labor of love for everyone involved.

Last but not least, I want to give a big shout out to the hard core Street Fighter community (yes you Shoryuken, Unity, and Key Stoners) who kept this game relevant for the past 15 years and spread the word to the entire gaming industry that Street Fighter is still the "best around"!

With this title doing so well, it makes one wonder if Capcom will seriously consider releasing it on other platforms besides the XBox 360 and PS3...

Mad Catz to unveil Street Fighter 4 controllers at 2009 CES

Mad Catz to unveil Street Fighter 4 controllers at 2009 CES If you want to get a close up look at the new Mad Catz's Street Fighter 4 controllers, they'll be showing them at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 8-10.

Here's relevant parts of the press release.

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18 -- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider today confirmed plans to attend the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8th through January 10th 2009. Mad Catz will be exhibiting in the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, located next to the Convention Center in Suite No. 377.

Mad Catz expects to display its new range of licensed Street Fighter IV accessories. Expected to ship in conjunction with the hotly anticipated title in February 2009, the range has been designed in conjunction with Capcom and includes the FightStick: Tournament Edition for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, featuring genuine 'Sanwa' components used in the original arcade cabinets.

Street Fighter Devotion interviews the OC ReMix team

Street Fighter Devotion interviews the OC ReMix team OverClocked ReMix, the guys behind Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HDR's soundtrack, covered how they ended up working with Capcom during an interview on Street Fighter Devotion.

Sounds like a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this project. Certainly worth checking out. Here's a clip.

SFD: How did the collaboration begin with Capcom to use these tunes for the new Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix game?

SHAEL: So, Blood on the Asphalt was released in 2006, and then in 2007 I got an email from Rey Jimenez, an associate producer at Capcom, with “Blood on the Asphalt” in the subject field. He started the email with "Don't worry. This isn't a cease and desist," and went on to explain that Capcom enjoyed the album, and had been playing it in their booths at trade shows. Working under the assumption that Malcos (Stephen Malcom-Howell), who helped me direct the album, and I had done all of the music ourselves, Rey asked if we'd be willing to let them use it in HD Remix, and if we'd be willing to make some modifications in instances where they thought a track needed to be changed.