Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite stories

Not only does artist Jet share his amazing work, he shows us exactly how he does it with video tutorials

While I'll surely just be sticking to the medium words for creative expression, those of you who lean more towards the canvas will certainly appreciate the work of NorCal-based artist Jet.

Jet has created a fairly vast catalogue of beautiful art pieces, a good handful of which feature fighting game characters — the majority of which are ladies. As if that weren't enough, Jet also shows us his process via The JettyJet Show.

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When Zero and Sigma use the Soul Storm in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite things get really scary really quickly

Say what you will about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the tech in this game rarely disappoints. The "free tag" system allows players to bring their characters in after virtually anything, and the various Infinity Stones and their respective Infinity Storms make for some truly wild antics.

This situation from FOX|Dekillsage (performed by ireneylee) is no different, as it makes Zero and Sigma armed with the Soul Stone the stuff of nightmares.

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'There's been a big Capcom fighting game released every couple of years...' — Maximilian discusses what could be looming in 2019 for Capcom fighters

After Kage was announced and released as Season 4's first — and currently only — DLC, Capcom has been noticeably silent about future content that doesn't relate to stages or costumes. Strangely, Capcom has no plans to offer a season pass for 2019.

Back in 2016, it was indicated by Capcom that they plan to support Street Fighter 5 until 2020. Still, statements from Capcom's UK community manager does leave room for hope and speculation, but we still don't know what's going on when it comes to Capcom's fighting games. Maximilian recently uploaded a video that discusses this subject.

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What would Avengers: Infinity War be like with Marvel vs. Capcom voice clips and sounds?

Although Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite did not live up to expectations, the charm of the Marvel vs. Capcom series as a whole hasn't diminished. While we wait for the day where Capcom is able to try again with the series, we can still get hype for Avengers: Endgame which will be in the theaters on April 26, 2019.

ForsakenImpulse has uploaded a video showing clips from Avengers: Infinity War, but has replaced the sound and voices with those from the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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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

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.

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Disney sets March 20th as official date for their acquisition of 21st Century Fox, what might this mean for possibilities of a Marvel vs. Capcom 4?

It was all the back in December of 2017 when Disney started their $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, but only now do we have a specific date (and time) when said acquisition will officially take place.

As reported by Variety, the happiest corporation on earth stated early on Tuesday that it will "become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern time on March 20." This will not include the Fox News property.

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Update: From Marvel vs. Capcom to Viewtiful Joe, which version of Dante do you like best in this Devil May Cry visual history?

Update: We've closed both of our polls, so you can see after the jump which version of Dante people like best from the main Devil May Cry series and spin-off / crossover games.

Devil May Cry originally began production as an early version of Resident Evil 4 though it would soon shift into its own series that would go on to create a new genre that, like fighting games, also has a focus on combos and style.

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Dante channels his inner Michael Jackson in this ridiculous Devil May Cry 5 cut-scene

Devil May Cry 5 is out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and we're starting to see people sharing various clips of it across social media. One thing we've seen more than anything so far, though, is a specific scene that is clearly an homage to the king of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Spoiler alert: If you don't want to see or know the details of this scene, be sure to turn back now.

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A new Final Fight front runner for Street Fighter 5 Season 4 DLC, Melee doesn't make the EVO line up, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 rumors and more

We're excited to be able to share our 40th EventHubs Podcast episode with you as Catalyst and I jump into and discuss the topics that have been buzzing about the FGC this past week.

The EVO lineup for 2019 had some big surprises as titles like Samurai Shodown and UNIST took up slots that many imagined would go to games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 6, or Guilty Gear.

We have a few thoughts as to why tournament organizers would choose to go about things in this manner, and focus a bit on whether or not this could spell the beginning of the end for the seemingly immortal Melee.

In less official happenings, Filipino Champ has been tweeting some not so veiled hints about Marvel vs. Capcom 4. While I'm not to keen on the idea at first thought, Catalyst has some interesting points about the potential for an MvC revival.

Street Fighter 5 has finally gotten some Season 4 update action as new DLC has been revealed and added into the game. Not only this, but Capcom has clarified that two additional announcements are coming in March and then November.

Finally, from developer interviews to the new CPT content, there's been a lot of Final Fight references in Capcom's recent dealings. This makes us really think that one or more of the upcoming DLC characters will hail from that title, and we have a pretty good guess as to a front runner.

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Filipino Champ continues to hint heavily at a Marvel vs. Capcom 4

Official and public Marvel vs. Capcom talk has been essentially non-existent for the past year since Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was left off of the EVO 2018 main line-up and was also not included in last year's Capcom Pro Tour leading many to believe that the franchise was going dark for the time being.

Former EVO champion Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez has posted multiple times on his Twitter account in recent months which may point to the exact opposite conclusion, however, as he's been thought to have had insider information / early access to the series in the past.

In December of 2018, FChamp tweeted out a list of his main characters or teams in every fighting game he's played including the previous Marvel titles, Street Fighter, Killer Instinct and more which he capped off at the end with "MvC4 - Magneto oooops ;)."

Ramirez more recently posted a Tweet repeating the number four ten times followed by the text "mmmmmmmmm ;)." When told by another user to not play with their hearts like that, Ramirez simply replied with "save my Tweet."

It is currently unclear what FChamp's intentions have been regarding his seemingly Marvel vs. Capcom 4 related posts since we do not know if he is teasing the game's existence, trying to drum up interest in another game, playing a joke on everyone or has a different motive in mind behind said Tweets.

Filipino Champ has previously been linked to a leak from Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite after images of Venom appeared online before his official reveal though the player was never proven or admitted to being the leaker.

EventHubs has reached out to Ramirez for clarification and a statement about what he's been saying on Marvel vs. Capcom in recent months, but he has declined to comment on the matter. We've collected his current Tweets that seem to pertain to Marvel vs. Capcom 4 in the gallery which you can take a look at below.

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Do you think a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is currently in the works? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo credit: Chris Bahn.

Voice actor for Ken Masters and Devil May Cry's Dante uninjured but nearly killed in car robbery attempt

So first off, please note that Reuben Langdon is completely uninjured from this incident. He came very close to being killed in a car robbery attempt.

A video was posted on Steve Copeland's Facebook that had the two reviewing the damage done to their vehicle. From what they are able to discern, they were shot at six times during the incident while filming a documentary in Guatemala — a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world.

Notably, the chair that Langdon was sitting in has a bullet hole in it. During the intense situation, Langdon thought he had been shot in the back but ended up being very lucky.

The two also mentioned that a gun might've been pointed directly at Langdon's head at one point. Somehow, they managed to escape the shooting without any injuries.

Reuben Langdon is the voice actor for Dante in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 5, and Ken Masters in Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He has also done motion capture work for Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Code: Veronica, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

"The message we’re bringing forward is both ancient and from the future" wrote Steve Copeland in a Facebook post. "Now is the time when we come together as one human family to restore our shared home, regenerate and see peace materialize on earth. Some people don’t want this [to] happen, but it’s predestined and will happen regardless of their attempts to keep it from happening."

It seems Langdon had a bit of a sense of humor about the situation as he declares that he was "glad" that he "had [his] bulletproof coffee this morning."

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EVO Japan 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second installment ever of one of the biggest tournament expansions we've seen is here this weekend, namely the expansion of the EVO brand to Japan, with EVO Japan 2019.

This year, it's taking place in Fukuoka rather than Tokyo, and although entrants aren't as high as they were in last year's monumental premier year, the entrants certainly aren't anything to scoff at.

Over 1000 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 500 in Tekken 7, and roughly between 200-300 each for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6 and King of Fighters 14, respectively.

While these 6 games are the main titles at the event, there'll be an absolutely insane amount of side tournaments as well, so make sure you keep in tune with all of the action.

Players participating are a bit too plentiful to list, but just count on the vast majority of Asian top players — and many other top players from other regions of the world — being present and competing.

Streaming is being done at EVO, EVO 2, EVO 3 and EVO 4.

Side events are set to be streamed at KVO Japan 01, KVO Japan 02, KVO Japan 03 and KVO Japan 04.

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Devil May Cry 5's Nero needs to be a playable character in the next Marvel vs. Capcom game

Devil May Cry 5 is coming back after a decade-long hiatus of the mainline series in just under a month on March 8, but its newest demo is now available for PlayStation and Xbox users to get a taste of the newly tuned action.

The series has long had a connection to the fighting game community due to its crazy in-depth combo system that allows for each individual player to express themselves differently, so it was only natural when a number of its leading heroes would make the jump to an actual fighter.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 featured Dante, Vergil and Trish as playable characters with the twin brothers seeing high competitive play throughout the game's life — which Dante followed up with again in Infinite — but there is one character that has been notably absent from the fighting game realm... and that's Nero.

Nero first appeared as the co-main protagonist alongside Uncle Dante in Devil May Cry 4 back in 2008 as a smart-mouthed fighter with a demon arm, but he's been snubbed essentially three times now for a spot in a Capcom fighting game roster.

After personally playing through Devil May Cry 5's demo seven times, it re-affirmed my beliefs that Nero needs to be on the next Marvel vs. Capcom or whatever new Vs. title's roster — and he'd likely make a good replacement for Spencer.

His all new cybernetic Devil Breaker arms open many more potential gameplay doors for a fighting game move set for singular powerful strikes, rocket punches, laser cannons and extra mobility options.


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Street Fighter 5 sales surpass 2.9 million units

Back in November of 2018, Capcom had reported that they had sold at least 2.2 million units of Street Fighter 5. Notably, their original projected sales for the title was two million. We had received confirmation that Capcom had achieved this goal back in December of 2017.

It's worth mentioning that Capcom's latest financial report indicated that the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection performed well in 2018, but oddly made no mention of Street Fighter 5. Despite what that seems to suggest, it appears that Street Fighter 5 sales have jumped up by about 700,000 units.

In other words, Street Fighter 5 is now Capcom's 18th best selling title. This also means that Street Fighter 5 is Capcom's fourth best selling fighting game.

Note that updated versions of fighters like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4 are being counted as separate titles. It appears that Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition are being counted as the same entity since the new version was a free update.

As for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, sales were increased by approximately 100,000 units. Unfortunately, this means that it has only been able to reach 1.3 million units of the two million projected sales goal.

Oddly, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is absent from Capcom's Platinum Titles page despite the fact that Devil May Cry HD Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection are both present.

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Frosty Faustings XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XI is taking place this weekend — or to be more specific, this Friday and Saturday — in Illinois.

This is a pretty huge event with more than 1200 entrants total, so the competition is going to be off the charts for several of the games present.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both have over 200 entrants, while BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the event's Mystery Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Besides these titles, you can also expect tournament play to be streamed for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Windjammers, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Super Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Players set to attend include NuckleDu, REC|Punk, NRG|HookGangGod, LostSoul, UYU|Cloud805, EG|NYChrisG, BC|LordKnight, 1UP|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BjornSonOfBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Jona, FOX|Dekillsage, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mr. K, Hotashi, NRG|Supernoon, Brian_F, Disrupt|Joonya20z, BxA|Blaze, ITS|ShinBlade, ITS|Mak, UYU|BeautifulDude, Foo, JodyThaGreat and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Low Kick Tournaments, Team Spooky, Will English IV, rs Blackrose and Unrivaled Tournaments.

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In case you forgot, Click Burgundy's fighting game art is still absolutely top tier

It's always a good day when you realize you haven't perused Click Burgundy's art page in a while and get to see all the new pieces he's done as of late.

Today we see more than a few new fighting game illustrations featuring characters like Baiken, Menat, Ibuki, Sodom, Mai, Kage and plenty others.

The characters showcased hail from all parts of the fighting game realm as Marvel vs. Capcom, Street Fighter, BlazBlue and even Super Smash Bros. are represented amongst others.

I'm especially intrigued to see how people respond to Alpha Ken, who is well made but does seem a little bit odd for reasons I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps I can no longer see Ken Masters without the scarring stare of Street Fighter 5 Ken piercing through?

In any case, please give the gallery below a look through and let us know which of these beautiful works are your favorites and why.

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