Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite stories

No one draws Chun-Li quite like Akiman

No matter how many times different artists from around the globe draw the now-iconic characters from the Street Fighter universe, there's a certain touch that only Akira "Akiman" Yasuda can put on them.

That's probably because Akiman was the one to first put pen to paper when it came to the Street Fighter 2 World Warriors all the back in the early 1990's. Though he hasn't been with Capcom since 2003, he still cranks out gorgeous works of fighting game art as a freelance artist.

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'There's a lingering sadness amongst the Capcom fighting game community' - Maximilian and BornFree chat for a spell

The fighting game community is in for a treat as two of our most beloved YouTubers have finally made it into the same video. BornFree and Maximilian sit down to discuss a plethora of FGC-related content ranging from the status of Capcom and its recent titles, a look back to analyze the not-so-distant past, Max's rise from 3,000 subs back in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 days to over 1 million now, and plenty more.

It takes an especially efficient balancing act to simultaneously inform and entertain as effectively as Max does. He shares some of his approaches with us and grants some insight on how he's become one of the absolute best at what he does.

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Street Fighter 5 finally surpasses its predecessor's sales numbers... unless you count in all of Street Fighter 4's expansions of course

Capcom has certainly seen an uptick in success over the past two years with titles like Monster Hunter World along with Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, but Street Fighter 5 is still managing to hold its own as well.

Street Fighter 5 has now sold over 3.7 million copies as of June 30, 2019 according to Capcom's updated Platinum Titles rankings placing it ahead of Street Fighter 4's base sales as well as making it the company's 14th best-selling single release — plus potentially its second top-seller of the quarter as a whole.

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EVO 2019 fighting game deals: Play Under Night In-Birth and Dragon Ball FighterZ for free plus discounts on Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11 and more

Day 2 at EVO 2019 is currently underway, and as per usual, EVO weekend is proving to be one of the best times of the year to pick up new fighting games for cheap across multiple platforms.

Each of the nine mainstage titles for EVO this year are included in these ongoing sales — except for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — so Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth, Soul Calibur 6 and even the more recently released Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat 11 are all cheaper to pick up for a few days. Some of them are even free to play.

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How to fix Marvel vs. Capcom in seven steps, with Maximilian

Though it's been through terrible turbulence recently, the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise is still one of the most beloved by fighting game fans from all corners of the community, and despite the untimely death of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite fans have continued to regularly play, discuss, and look forward to new MvC titles.

After a recent Infinite devkit showcasing by Filipino Champ, (which has been taken down since) Maximilian started pondering what all it would take to really do right by fans if Capcom were to take on a new franchise installment.

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Update: Which potential fighting game announcements are you excited for with regards to EVO 2019?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll to see which potential announcements the community is most looking forward to at EVO 2019 after the jump.

Like previous years, it's seeming very likely that we'll be getting interesting fighting game announcements at EVO 2019. In fact, it's basically been confirmed that Sony has some announcement that probably pertains to the fighting game community at the upcoming event.

The main stage lineup this time around includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as the game with the most entrants), Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]. There could be some fun surprises waiting for us before the end of each game's events.

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Filipino Champ shows off devkit version of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, says 61 characters and 18 stages were originally planned

It's been a good while since we heard much from either Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez or Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but we're excited to share that the Marvel god recently streamed a version of MvCI we haven't seen before: the game's software development kit.

The software development kit (devkit) enables an insider's view of a lot of the game's background information. Champ is able to turn on hitboxes in training mode, and access files that he claims reveal placeholder positions for additional characters and stages that never came to fruition.

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What fighting game news might we see at San Diego Comic Con this year?

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is nearly upon us as the major comic convention is slated to take place this coming Thursday through Sunday. The world of comics has very much bled over into the world of gaming, and so this tends to be a fairly exciting event for the fighting game community as developers sometimes use SDCC as a platform for big reveals.

With EVO just a few weeks away, there's surely some competition when comes to deciding where to show off new goods, but we do have a few possible leads in terms of what might be coming to fighting games later this week.

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Seventeen-year-old digital artist knocks our socks off with these otherworldly fighting game character depictions

We first caught sight of Mizuri's art because Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon was impressed enough by it to retweet with a caption deeming it "Next level Amazing." He wasn't wrong.

The 17-year-old digital artist from Melbourne is a self-taught fount of artistic skill. While they don't stick solely to fighting game characters, they have plenty of pieces depicting roster members from franchises like Marvel vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat, and Injustice.

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Capcom's next fighting game should be an all-star effort of the company's franchises for a title that's greater than the sum of its parts

It's been almost two years since Capcom released its last fighting game with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and since that time, the company has gone on to meteoric success in just about all avenues of its developments including big hits in Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5.

If Capcom wants to try and match that success with their fighting games, they should look at fully combining the likes of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools and other games typically outside the fighter realm to create a new all-star series — even though the developers have tried something similar twice before without much luck.

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We've played Capcom's new Teppen mobile card game and it's worth checking out if you're a fan of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers or Mega Man X

We only just learned about Capcom and GungHo Online Entertainment's new mobile venture in the realm of card games earlier this week under the code name Project Battle, but then the companies decided to pull back the curtain and send Teppen out into the wild.

Teppen combines the worlds of Capcom's most recognizable franchises between Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry and Mega Man X. After playing it for a few hours, I feel that it's safe to say the game is worth checking out if you're a longtime fan of any of those series.

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Early footage of Project Battle, an all-new card game from Capcom, looks absolutely amazing

Capcom has an all-new playing card game, currently known as Project Battle, on the horizon and has sent a demo of it to Maximilian to help get the word out.

In a video featuring about 10 minutes of in-game footage, Max plays through a few matches, peruses a few menus, and scans through the character select screen. A few notable faces we see include Ryu, Morrigan, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chris Redfield, Mega-Man, Chun-Li, Dante, and Rathalos.

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Steam's epic Summer Sale features huge savings on big fighting game titles like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ and dozens more

The biggest PC gaming sale of the year is finally upon us with the Steam Summer Sale which may prove to be one of the best times ever to pick up some fighting games for cheap.

There are over 50 different titles and their DLC currently discounted until July 9 including some of the largest titles of the past few years like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6 and so much more.

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When's Street Fighter 6? What Microsoft's late 2020 new console release might mean for Capcom's next big fighting game

Microsoft dropped the bomb on Sunday with their official reveal of Project Scarlett, the next generation console for Xbox. While we don't know a whole lot beyond the idea that "it's gonna be real fast," our main concern here is the holiday season of 2020 release date, and how that might line up with an all new big-time fighting game entry from Capcom.

Nothing is set in stone at this very early stage in the process, but some reading of the tea leaves based on Capcom's past patterns for major fighting game releases like Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom entries.

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Marvel's Bill Rosemann on what the company is looking for when they allow other developers to build a game featuring their characters

The last decade has seen Marvel surge from a recognizable comic book brand to an absolute powerhouse of pop culture, and that means companies from all over the world of gaming are seeking partnership so as to include unmistakable figures like Spider-Man, Thor, and Iron Man in their games.

Game Informer recently conducted an interview with Vice President and Creative Director at Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann, from which we can garner some insight as to how Marvel goes about choosing partners to collaborate with.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's 3rd top selling franchise yet its average sales number per release is much lower, eclipsed by Marvel vs. Capcom and others

Capcom has seen a massive resurgence over the past two years or so after releasing titles like Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 2 that has led the company into one of its most profitable periods ever despite their fighting game sector not punching with the same impact as before.

Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo was Capcom's best-selling single release of all-time for many years before being overtaken by the ever-expanding worlds of the two aforementioned franchises. Breaking down their series sales as a whole, however, paints a bit of harsher spotlight on the original king of the fighting game craze.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

Updates: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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