We explore how good the new Street Fighter 5 characters are, discuss Riot's upcoming fighter, talk EVO reveals, results, that Snake joke, and more

EventHubs Podcast episode 63

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 7, 2019 at 7:29 p.m. PDT

The dust is finally settling from the absolutely action-packed weekend that was EVO 2019 and we, as a result, have a LOT to talk about.

The first half of this week's EventHubs Podcast is a big dive into the three new characters for Street Fighter 5: E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia. We've been exploring all three newcomers quite a bit, and welcome both DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan to talk about what we think of them thus far.

Even before finals day we got a huge announcement as Tom Cannon revealed to the world that he and his twin brother, Tony, are indeed working with Riot Games to produce an all-new fighting game title.

We don't know when this will actually be available, but the potential impact such a game could have on the fighting game community is massive. Unfortunately, it seems Seth Killian is no longer working with the team on this project, but surely has already left some kind of imprint.

Before jumping into some of the stellar showcases of future content, of which there were many, we have to talk about that Solid Snake tease put on just before T7 grand finals. When fans realized that this wasn't a hint at Snake joining the 3D fighter they were none too pleased and even main Snake voice actor, David Hayter, went in a bit on the EVO production team for it.

More talk on reveals, results, and general reactions await in this week's episode. Also, be sure to check out r/SF Radio to keep that fighting game podcast combo going strong.

Timestamps

02:00 - Honda breakdown and exploration
22:06 - Lucia breakdown and exploration
39:51 - Poison breakdown and exploration
1:07:20 - EVO's Snake tease
1:13:09 - Leroy Smith (and also Zafina)
1:18:25 - Samurai Shodown under-promises and over-delivers
1:30:55 - Bonchan wins SF5 at EVO
1:34:37 - New countries from around the world winning big
1:38:15 - Nick's EVO shoutouts and Capcom's words of communication

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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