What reveals are en route from Capcom for Street Fighter 5 in the coming days?

EventHubs Podcast episode 114

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 29, 2020 at 7:57 p.m. PDT | Comments: 51

The next week looks to be packed with major fighting game reveals from developers like Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo. This coming Friday will feature a roundtable developer discussion and will feature new content debuts, and Capcom has a special stream planned for next Wednesday wherein they'll be showcasing a portion of their upcoming DLC.

The fact that more fighting game companies are transitioning to this (perhaps only out of necessity, but we'll take it) is a good look as traditional junctures for such reveals are beginning to feel antiquated. What exactly should we be expecting when it comes to Street Fighter 5? We get into speculative details on this week's episode.

We also have to discuss the exciting Capcom Pro Tour Online event that took place last weekend. BST|Daigo was able to best the rest of the Asia East region and earn himself a Capcom Cup berth (despite an incredible performance by his teammate BST|Fuudo) and did so with some incredible footsie tactics that are well worth examining.

Upon closer inspection, we feel that what Daigo was able to pull off is not at all outside of the reach of an average player if they're willing to focus on and train the right parts of their gameplay.

We close out this week's cast with a fairly open dialogue about fighting game balance here in 2020. While plenty of progress has obviously been made over the last 30 years (as well as over the last three years) it still sometimes feels like a general lack of developer focus may be allowing things to slip through cracks.

Building upon the lessons of the past while settling in as efficiently as possible to the new eSports landscape is surely no easy task, but should we be expecting more? Check out all of this and more on this week's episode below.

Timestamps

01:37 - Street Fighter 5 reveals are right around the corner
15:29 - CPTO Asia East tourney, Daigo wins with Guile
27:27 - On Daigo's footsies
37:07 - Notable character performances in the CPTO Asia East 1
46:12 - Fighting game balance in eSportsy 2020

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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