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Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
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Digital Distribution – What they didn't tell you

Digital Distribution – What they didn't tell you Capcom's VP Christian (Sven) Svensson wrote up an article for Edge magazine discussing digital distribution.

He talks about some of their failures and successes and things to expect when dealing with this new way of getting games in to customer's hands. If you're interested in this subject, it's a good read.

Here's a dish.

Capcom has a very aggressive digital distribution strategy at play. We still have the highest revenue generating XBLA title on 360 (Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting). We're still the only publisher to simultaneously put out our digital titles on XBLA and PSN.

I suspect we'll soon be the only publisher doing digital distribution across XBLA, PSN and PC with the releases of Bionic Commando Rearmed and Age of Booty (formerly Plunder). Mega Man 9's recent announcement made some waves as our first Wiiware title (and first title to appear on all three first party services). Suffice it to say, our product roadmap in the digital space stretches far off into the future.

Ono hints at future upgrades to Street Fighter 4

Ono hints at future upgrades to Street Fighter 4 It sounds like Capcom isn't opposed to creating different versions of Street Fighter 4, i.e. SF4 Champion Edition or 2nd Impact according to a short interview Ono gave to the MTV Multiplayer blog. Here's a quick cut.

“It’s really early to be thinking about that [Street Fighter 5] because “IV” just came out in the arcades,” he said. “I don’t really think anyone at Capcom is thinking about “V” just yet. What we might see happen, depending on feedback from the arcade and what players think of this version of “IV,” we may or may not see upgrades to “IV” before we ever take the next big step to “V.” It’s really is just too early to tell, to be honest.”

Full Street Fighter panel video from Comic Con

GameSpot put up a whopping 44 minute video of the Street Fighter panel that was held at this year's Comic Con, which we recapped earlier.

This contains the full discussion though, including a much higher quality look at the Chun Li anime sequence. If you've got the time, it's worth a look.

Ed Boon discusses his dream fighting game

Ed Boon discusses his dream fighting game Ed Boon is back at it. This time instead of just wanting a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, he wants to take it to the next level.

Oh yeah! Tekken, Virtua Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, all in one. You gotta love this for the pure absurdity of it all.

It's a short article on the MTV Multiplayer blog, and worth a look for a quick chuckle. Here's a blurb.

“In a perfect world, to me, I still think it would be cool as hell to see Ryu from “Street Fighter” and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat,” said Boon. “I just think it would be cool. To me, “Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter vs. Tekken vs. Virtua Fighter” would be the coolest in the world.”

“The reality is you’re going to have [the other development teams] on the other side of the world,” he continued. “So, who makes it? Who does what? It would be awesome. And who knows what they’re gonna say if this is big. Or someone’s mind is going to open — “Tekken vs. Marvel”? Maybe “Tekken vs. Virtua Fighter.” They’ll just say, screw you, “Mortal Kombat”! [laughs]”

Video of Chun Li's alternative outfit, sexy

Azrael from the forums has posted a video showing Chun Li in her very sexy alternative outfit for Street Fighter 4. He also stated that the outfit might be available in blue. Here's the clip.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rumored to be in the works

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rumored to be in the works G4TV posted a rumor that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 may be in the works. He's the scoop:

During Comic-Con, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige was asked by IGN if a new Marvel vs Capcom title will soon see the light of day, and he replied, "Yes. And maybe sooner than you think."

Of course, there is no way that Feige's statement above could be a confirmation of a new working title, as much as we hope it was. The last Marvel and Capcom character brawl, which started with X-Men vs Street Fighter in 1998 (US), was the coin-op favorite Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in 2000.

Seems like this title would be a ways off with all that Capcom has on their plate at the moment, but exciting news none the less.

Updated: More alternative costumes revealed

Here are some images of the new alternative outfits. Thanks to Makotosan for the Viper shot. Behold the pixelated glory of cell phone cameras!

Crimson Viper's alternative costume

Zangief's alternative costume

Ryu's alternative costume

A bunch of people on the message boards pointed out a handful of videos showing the new costumes.

Also AdverseSolutions translated the latest SF Dev blog entry that explains what some of the new costumes are.

Ryu: Worn-out sleeveless gi, exposed at the top.
Chun: Erotic dress.
Blanka: Explorer style.
M. Bison (Dictator): Normal clothes are worn-out, with no hat.
Honda: Decorative loincloth.
Fuerte: Cook.
Rufus: Coat instead of the suit which shows his bellybutton.
Guile: Charlie's clothing.
Viper: Leather outfit.
Zangief: Mike Haggar's outfit.

Updated: The Making of Street Fighter IV from Comic Con

Updated: The Making of Street Fighter IV from Comic Con did some live blogging about the Making of Street Fighter presentation at this year's Comic Con.

This presentation was lead by Yoshinoro Ono, SF4's producer and it has some good information in it.

Here's some of the juicer bits along with a video that Rez2cool posted on YouTube of the Q & A session and the Chun Li anime sequence that starts at about 2:49.

• Seth Killian said that the winner of the poll for the new character most people would like to see was Cammy, and that this choice will be taken back to Japan and discussed with the Street Fighter IV development team. It's a reasonable assumption that Cammy will be in SF4 in some fashion after this announcement and her being featured in the new anime video.

• He mentions that they're hard at work on the home port, given that arcades are a dying breed in the U.S.

• Further announcements on what Capcom has planned for the anime sequences we've been seeing will have to wait a bit longer. i.e. they have bigger plans than they've currently revealed.

Updated: Super Street Fighter 2T HD beta patch details and videos

Updated: Super Street Fighter 2T HD beta patch details and videos Capcom has updated their blog with details on what the upcoming patch will change for the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix beta. The entry also contains two videos showing some of the changes.

And they've also extended the beta until September 5, 2008.

1. Crash while joining games has been fixed.

2. Headsets no longer transmit constantly. (Please note: on some Arcade Sticks, the connection to your headset can be a little wonky, so if you're hearing static, check your connections!)

3. Ken’s strong Shoryuken no longer juggles.

4. Ken’s fierce Shoryuken now only juggles for a maximum of 3 hits.

5. Ken’s roundhouse Hurricane Kick now leaves him slightly farther away from the opponent on hit.

6. Default round number has changed to 5 for Ranked and Tournament matches.

7. Win/Loss data now shows up in Player Matches.

8. Game Speed has been fixed to match the original arcade game.

9. Game no longer crashes when trying to select Akuma by the old code.

10. Super Finishes now display correctly in 4:3 mode.

11. Game no longer crashes when signing out during a Tournament.

12. New netcode to reduce lag generate by packet loss.

13. New rewind code that mitigates latency by smoothing out what people see on screen.

The videos show the new rewind code really well — it looks like a GIGANTIC improvement over what we're currently experiencing.

Remixed Street Fighter 4 trailer, ink bleed

GameTrailers shot up a E3 2008: Ink Bleed Trailer which is mostly just a retake on the original trailer with some "inked" gameplay footage thrown in. Not bad though.

More Street Fighter 4 guide updates

More Street Fighter 4 guide updates We've made multiple updates to our Street Fighter 4 Moves List and Strategy Guide.

Most of the characters have had their profiles fleshed out a bit more. We added new moves for Blanka and Vega and the basic information page contains more details about Supers and Ultras.

This guide receives several updates throughout every week, so it's a good idea to keep checking back frequently to find more information.

Shadaloo hats and t-shirts

Shadaloo hats and t-shirts OK, I know it's just merchandise, but the new Shadaloo t-shirts and hats on are actually pretty flippin' sweet.

To see pictures of this stuff, just click the link. Here's a blurb from the page.

The Shadaloo "Crime Syndicate" pack comprises of a t-shirt and fitted cap (made by Estate LA) which will lead up to the main Shadaloo Collection in later Fall 2008. There are two color variations for this quick pre-collection drop; red/royal blue and black. The Vega (Mr. Bison) red/royal blue version will be exclusively released at Comic Con. Both the caps and the t-shirts are limited to 200 pieces worldwide. Expect the black t-shirt and fitted caps to be available soon at Triumvir retailers and in their online store.

Exclusive gameplay footage of Street Fighter 4

Exclusive gameplay footage of Street Fighter 4 has posted four exclusive videos of Street Fighter 4.

The videos are nice because they're fairly high quality with Seth Killian narrating, and they discuss the move set of Abel, Crimson Viper and Rufus.

This is good stuff.

Patch coming for Super Street Fighter 2THD Beta

Patch coming for Super Street Fighter 2THD Beta Capcom has announced intentions to patch the beta version of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix Beta. Here's what Rey Jimenez, the producer on the project, had to say:

Just wanted to drop everyone a line that we're working on a patch and it will have several fixes for the open beta. I'll be dropping details shortly, but the overall experience in the beta will be vastly improved.

Although they previously said they would not patch the beta, I'm glad things were able to fall into place for them.

I'm assuming that either Microsoft or Capcom was able to find a way around resubmitting the game without, "it costing a fortune."

It's nice to see that the previous walls that were keeping them from improving the beta are being circumvented, and it does bode well for the final release of the game meaning that they could patch problems after release.

El Fuerte's alternate costume, more this Friday

The official Street Fighter IV development blog was updated recently with an alternative costume image for El Fuerte.

El Fuerte's alternate costume

On the blog they go on to mention that more costumes will be revealed this Friday, and that M. Bison's (Dictator) alternative outfit will be pretty surprising.

Capcom releases official Comic Con schedule

Capcom releases official Comic Con schedule Noticed on that they've posted their full schedule for this year's Comic Con.

Here's a few of the highlights.

Street Fighter IV Tournament

Be one of the first to play the final arcade version of Street Fighter IV straight from Japan! Think you're good enough to take on all challengers? Throw you name in Capcom's literal boxing ring and join in on our twice-daily SF4 Tournaments to win fame, cred and prizes such as the limited-edition Chun-Li statue signed by producer Yoshinoro Ono himself, or a fully-loaded AT&T smartphone with Street Fighter Eternal Challenge already loaded! Tournaments run daily at 11am and 3pm, but you must sign up first thing every morning to get a chance to play.

Celebrity Appearances and Free Stuff!

It wouldn't be a convention without some famous people and a ton of free schwag, and the Capcom booth will be delivering on both fronts! Kristin Kreuk, star of Smallville and the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, will be gracing the Capcom booth with her presence, along with Udon artists Adam Hughes and J. Scott Campbell. Producers of Street Fighter IV, Yoshinoro Ono and David Clislip, will also be on hand to chat, and we can't forget Mega Man and Bionic Commando! Both heroes will be roaming the convention floor ready to mingle with fans.

You can check out the full entry here.

Street Fighter Club recap and photos

Street Fighter Club recap and photos Spotted on that BigMex posted a recap from the Street Fighter Club recently held in Los Angeles.

This is a pretty cool overview of the event, and you really have to hand it to Capcom for doing so much to reach out to their fans.

They paid for soda, pizza and having ten Street Fighter 4 machines set up. It simply doesn't get any cooler than that.

Here's a quick blurb from the story.

So how does it play? It plays fast and relatively tight. It's not ZOMG TOO fast like the 1UP editors would have you believe. The players, including myself were busy figuring out the hit boxes on the characters and where this fell in regards to SF II and SF III.

There was a lot of eye candy on some levels and layers of details on the Chun-Li stage (as it was the longest stage in production) where you can almost lose yourself staring at the details.

There were some nuances to figure out yet and the whole EX, Saving thing is very strange. Mr. Ono went in trying to balance the game for everybody with his unblockable attacks but what I think happened is he found out a way to make top players dominate the scrubs even more.

Only time will tell how players adapt to these new moves.

Thoth also wrote his impressions from the event.