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For the first time in 15 years, Mega Man: The Power Battle will once again be playable in the West... though it's tied to Capcom's Home Arcade

Capcom has released more arcade titles than we could ever count with many of them never seeing the light of day in console ports and re-releases though some of their rarer titles in the West are going to be available to play in the near future.

The Capcom Home Arcade was announced earlier this week that comes packing 16 of the publisher's classic titles on a dual arcade stick including Alien vs. Predator, Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness and Mega Man: The Power Battle.

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From one of Marvel vs. Capcom's best to game developer: Clockw0rk talks Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Mortal Kombat and state of the FGC

Despite being announced only a few months ago, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is now out on consoles serving as the first real home fighting game in the series in quite a few years — plus it's 3v3 teams like classic Marvel vs. Capcom and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

We were surprised to find out when we tuned into the first livestream of the game that one of Marvel vs. Capcom's best players ever was actually working as the Lead Combat Designer at the developer nWay in Daniel "Clockw0rk" Maniago. We recently had the chance to sit down and pick his brain about Power Rangers, Mortal Kombat, the current state of the fighting game community and his lament over the death of the arcade scene in the West among other topics.

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5 classic Street Fighter stages I want to see remade in Street Fighter 5

Capcom has done an excellent job remaking classic Street Fighter series stages in their flagship fighting title, Street Fighter 5, over the past few years. Over the weekend, the company unveiled the next big stage remake to be added to the game later this month — Field of Fate, the grassy backdrop most commonly recognized from Street Fighter Alpha 2.

With Capcom continuing to put out costumes and stages at a pretty consistent rate, I thought it might be fun to revisit the subject of which other classic Street Fighter battlefields should also see the remake treatment. Here are my picks! (And of course, we'll be asking you for yours at the end of this article).

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Hideaki Itsuno almost left Capcom after DmC: Devil May Cry but a wish list of DMC5 and potential fighting games got him to stay

Hideaki Itsuno has been at Capcom for almost 25 years now, and though he is widely known as the series director for Devil May Cry, he first rose the ranks through some of the company's most notable fighting games.

The ill-fated reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry back in 2013 saw Itsuno join Ninja Theory as a Supervising Director though that role may have led him to almost put in his resignation according to Dante's long-time voice actor.

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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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Poll results: Which Street Fighter series is your favorite?

Update: The results are in. Hit the jump below to check out which Street Fighter game came out on top.

Earlier: During our most recent episode of the EventHubs Podcast, Catalyst made a statement that caught me a bit off guard. While speaking about the now three years worth of history that Street Fighter 5 has seen, Catalyst stated plainly that SF5 is currently his favorite of all Street Fighter titles.

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The Mad Gear Gang from Final Fight show up in Street Fighter 5's new stage — Here's a who's who detailing their members

The newest stage for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has become the talk around town since it's a heavily Final Fight-inspired stage, taking place in the game series' setting of Metro City, and featuring tons of characters from it.

An obvious standout is former mayor Mike Haggar, who has since been succeeded by Cody Travers, who is currently playable in Street Fighter 5 in a vastly different iteration than before. Despite his role as mayor being gone, Haggar seems to still be an ardent protector of his hometown.

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'Capcom is back!' - CEO proclaims following Devil May Cry 5's incredibly positive reviews

Capcom is looking to have one of its best financial years ever following Monster Hunter World smashing records for the company last year and two of their strongest titles releasing to start out 2019.

Resident Evil 2's remake finally came out in January with near universal praise from survival horror fans and new players alike selling over 3 million copies shortly after launch, and now Capcom looks poised to do the same again.

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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.

Street Fighter 5's Capcom Pro Tour 2019 DLC trailer included an Easter egg referencing a classic Final Fight boss

If you caught the latest Street Fighter 5 DLC trailer for the special Capcom Pro Tour 2019 DLC coming later today, you probably noticed a lot of familiar faces from the Final Fight series. You also might have missed the quick Easter egg that was thrown in toward the end of the trailer.

Throughout the trailer, we see the two new costumes in action on the new "Ring of Justice" CPT stage. As we know, the new backdrop has a lot of Final Fight references, with several of the series' characters appearing in the background.

After the breakdown of the Capcom Pro Tour Bundle's contents, we hear a quick whistle that Final Fight fans might recognize. It belongs to Damnd, a member of the Mad Gear Gang and the boss of the first stage in Final Fight.

The whistle could be mistaken for one like Cody's in his Street Fighter 4 series Ultra 2 (I totally didn't think that at first), but several people have pointed out the striking similarity to Damnd's.

While this could simply be a nice touch for the trailer, one can't help but wonder if this is subtle hint at what's to come in Street Fighter 5 Season 4. Capcom has been pushing the Final Fight series' inclusion in Street Fighter 5 for a while now — and even more so with the Ring of Justice being pretty much centered around it.

Damnd was seemingly the only character who got an extra reference in the trailer, and he does appear in the background of the new stage (on the far right side). We have yet to hear anything about the next Street Fighter 5 Season 4 character, so perhaps this is Capcom's way of potentially pointing at what's next.

Hint or not, you can check out both whistles below. And let us know if you think this might be a hint at Final Fight's Damnd as a playable character in Street Fighter 5 Season 4 or if that's too far-fetched.

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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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Are people underselling how technical of a game Street Fighter 5 is? We discuss how it stacks up with other titles in the franchise

Our apologies for not uploading at our usual Wednesday time of the week, but we're back with episode 38 of the EventHubs Podcast and no shortage of topics to get to.

We kick off with our thoughts on Jump Force's less than stellar reviews thus far, the Blanka glitch that's been turning Street Fighter 5's Ranked play into a goofy but fun time and Mortal Kombat 11's numerous recent leaks.

Sales for SF5 have increased a significant amount since the release of Arcade Edition, and sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been absolutely amazing. Nintendo, however, isn't entirely satisfied, and we delve further into why.

On a more general front, Sony has spoken out on why it's not going to be at E3 this year. If what they're saying is true then others may follow in suit, but we have our hesitations in believing them fully.

The heart of the episode is surely Catalyst and my discussion about the technicality in Street Fighter games as we try to assess which titles require/feature the most thought, nuance and variety in their play.

We've included a poll so you can vote for the Street Fighter titles you think are the most technical. You'll find it after the embed, and can vote for your two top games.

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What was supposed to be Street Fighter 2 became Final Fight, and was influenced by... Breakfast at Tiffany's and Les Misérables?

Many in the fighting game community are aware that the Street Fighter phenomenon didn't really start with the franchise's first entry as much as it did with the second, but getting from Street Fighter 1 to Street Fighter 2 was no easy adventure, and Capcom actually wound up with another little title known as Final Fight as a result of the process.

There's an all new developer interview on the Shadaloo CFN site wherein we get some insight from Final Fight developers such as Akira "Akiman" Yasuda about how the design and execution process all went down.

It all started when Capcom decided they wanted a sequel to SF1, but just so happened to do so during a worldwide shortage of memory chips. This wound up ushering the team in a different direction that would be more realistic given the resources at hand.

"We originally had a plan to make a sequel to Street Fighter (SF1). However, at the time due to an increase in the production of the NES, there was a global shortage of 1 MB ROM chips," articulated Akiman.

"For SF1, we used 48 MB just for the graphics, so if we wanted to make a sequel we only had 32 MB to play with. So, we needed to buy time until the 1 MB ROMS became available again."

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Capcom has an insane amount of their best video game music on Spotify right now — soundtracks for Street Fighter, Mega Man, and more

Capcom has some of the most iconic music in video games among their library. From classic 8-bit Mega Man tunes to widely recognized tracks like Street Fighter 2 Guile's theme, the company has had some truly fantastic music featured in many of their games.

Earlier today, Twitter user _watsu pointed out that there is an absolute ton of great Capcom songs on Spotify right now courtesy of Capcom Sound Team. Apparently, these tracks were available in the past, were taken down for a while, but now are back for your listening pleasure.

What we have here is close to a "you name it, they got it" situation, as there has to be over 1,000 songs here, easy. Included are original soundtracks for several main entries in the Street Fighter series, a slew of Mega Man games, Monster Hunter, Okami, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, and more.

On top of the OSTs, you'll also find numerous arrangement albums and remixes. There's so much to listen to hear, it's going to take you ages to get through it all — if that's what you plan on doing.

Unfortunately, there are some large omissions such as music from the Versus series. I was really hoping to rock some Marvel vs. Capcom 2 jams here, but what is included is definitely no slouch on its own.

Just a bit of warning, a lot of the track and album names are written in Japanese, so it might take some time to navigate. However, each album comes with a picture that will let you know exactly what game you're checking out.

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Rejected Street Fighters, the worst stages and just how terrible is Metro City? - Fighterpedia returns from the year 2011 with a full HD remaster

Fighterpedia originally released as a 13-part series in 2011 as a celebration of fighting games and the absolute absurdity of them, but they became impossible to watch legitimately in recent times after Machinima began removing videos before their complete closure earlier this year.

Woolie and Matt McMuscles, the original creators of the Fighterpedia and formerly of Super Best Friends Play, began the task in 2018 to remaster and remake the show that introduced the world to Zubaz plus a bunch of references and memorable quotes which are still uttered around the community today.

The first three episodes of Fighterpedia HD are now live with re-recorded audio and visuals with editing duties falling to another community member in Daisy Del Carmen, but they didn't stop with a simple remaster. New visuals and dialogue / jokes have also been added to the videos to update them for the seven years that have passed since the original while keeping the spirit of 2011's FGC.

"In terms of changes, the main goal is to free it from the old pre-widescreen, 560 x 340 format of 2011, and re-render the assets in a more future-proof way," said Woolie. "While we're at it, however, we figured that we might as well take the opportunity to save ourselves from any jokes that make us cringe watching it now, or add extra parts in some episodes to make EX meter burn versions of the original bit now that we know the future."

Rejected Street Fighters is perhaps the most well-known of the series as its first episode and the video that gave the internet the unused bullfighter character with the name 'Zubaz' on his shirt, who has since gone on to appear in a number of video games like Divekick, Pocket Rumble and Shovel Knight. It also showed off art of prototype fighters for Street Fighter 2 with the evolution of Vega from a ninja to a Templar knight before reaching his final design while Zangief was named 'Vodka Gorbalsky.'

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The second remaster released was for the seven best and worst fighting game stages circa 2011 including the likes of Street Fighter Alpha 2's iconic Stormy Fields, Akuma randomly roaming the halls of the Shadaloo base in Street Fighter: The Movie The Game and King of Fighters 2002's strange giant clogs and sheep. May we never speak of Pokefloats again.

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Van Damme walked out of shooting, Sheng Long was planned to be part dragon and so much more: What happened to Street Fighter: The Movie The Game?

The original Street Fighter film was an attempt by Capcom to cash in on their insanely popular arcade fighting game in the early 90's, but their ambitions went even further than their cheesy one-liners after setting their eyes on Mortal Kombat.

Street Fighter: The Movie also doubled back to become an actual fighting game featuring the digitized actors from the film, and like the big-screen adaptation it was based on, the video game's development was anything but smooth.

Longtime YouTube content creator Matt McMuscles recently uploaded an entertaining historical look back at the behind-the-scenes mess that was Street Fighter: The Movie (the Game) and posed the question 'What Happened?'

For starters, Capcom opted not to develop the game internally and chose instead to give the reigns over to a studio named Incredible Technologies, who didn't exactly have the best track record for development already. The team was tasked with creating the game in a style similar to Mortal Kombat pitched originally as the highly-anticipated Street Fighter 3... though obviously that didn't happen.

All of the actors who appeared in the movie were contracted to also appear in the game despite their overall martial arts inexperience, and things just went downhill from there. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played Guile in the film, left the recording studio half-way through the eight-hour capture session, and T. Hawk's actor quietly left the country before he could even be added to the game.

Incredible Technologies had some ambitions themselves as the team wanted to add the long-rumored Shen Long to the game as Ryu and Ken's master... complete with a green dragon arm made to signify his connection to the Shoryuken — which promptly melted in the Australian heat / studio lights. The team also had their eyes on the then recently revealed Akuma though the team had to make up many of his moves / animations because they didn't know hardly anything about him.

Just about everything that could possibly go wrong with the project did, and we highly suggest you check out Matt McMuscles' video on Street Fighter: The Movie The Game to learn how a stunt man got roped into dressing up as Akuma and the Shadaloo grunt Blade plus so many more bizarre stories from its production after the jump.

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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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