What's the likelihood of new characters and new V-Skills being revealed at Final Round? Chances for Marvel vs. Capcom 4 get better and more

Plus Bandai Namco wows with updated Tekken World Tour, ads are back in SF5, Urien is the most popular online, Ed Boon

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 13, 2019 at 7:54 p.m. PDT

This weekend's Final Round 2019 will officially set this year's Capcom Pro Tour in motion, and not only are we excited to see what top tier talents from all over the globe bring to the table, but also for what new reveals and information drops Capcom will likely have in store.

The general feel around Street Fighter 5 has left players in a bit of a weird spot since December's update as none of us have much of an idea of what to expect for the game's immediate and long term future.

Data mining has reported that new characters, costumes, stages, and even V-Skills are floating around in the Street Fighter ether, but how much of that will actually come to fruition? Final Round will likely give us our first big idea of SF5's direction here in 2019.

Also, the stage is finally set for a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 to happen with all the franchise's iconic characters joining back under one roof come March 20th. This paired with Filipino Champ's recent tweets about the game have us more suspicious than ever that it very well could happen.

Ed Boon recently asked the public what kind of fighting game crossover they'd hypothetically like to see NetherRealm Studios tackle, and "Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat" came in dead last.

Plus the Tekken World Tour is back and better than ever, we examine which Street Fighter series people like the most, Urien is getting a lot of attention lately, and more here on episode 42 of the EventHubs Podcast.

Timestamps

1:01 - Street Fighter 5 data mining, six characters this year?
4:20 - Second V-Skills, what might that do to the game?
18:09 - Which Street Fighter series do people love most? (Poll results)
24:41 - Ed Boon's fighting game fantasy crossover Twitter question
29:44 - Why we often discuss MK vs. SF, but don't actually want it to happen
37:31 - Disney finishing Fox acquisition - what it means for a potential MvC4
46:09 - Tekken's fancy new Pro Tour, now with more money and more events!
54:06 - Ads are back in SF5, but they're actually pretty good now
58:20 - Urien is the most popular character in the CFN stats, is he the ultimate scrub lord character?
1:06:21 - Final Round is this weekend. Almost every top competitor in attendance, character announcements en route? What should we expect? (What if they didn't reveal anything at all?)

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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