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Dreamolition Derby 2017 results ft. JDCR, Malekith, Caiper, KaneandTrench

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Germany has some proper fighting game action going on at Dreamolition Derby 2017.

This is mainly a Tekken 7 event, with it being a Master event for the Tekken World Tour. Although there's no CPT status for Street Fighter 5 at this event, the top 2 placers qualify for the Zowie Fighter event later this year.

Although Tekken 7 is the main focus, this event will also have tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Vampire Savior and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Most of Europe's top players are attending, but you can also expect FOX|JDCR to be there, so this is definitely a good event to tune in to.

There are over 100 entrants in Tekken 7, so make sure to tune in all weekend for some great matches.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, Geeky Goon Squad and Arcade Dreams Munich.

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New Puzzle Fighter game in the works for mobile devices, slated for late 2017 release

A new installment in the Puzzle Fighter series has been announced and is making its way to mobile devices. Capcom's classic puzzle game makes its return with some faces that are new to the battle.

Developed by Capcom Vancouver, the team has built the game from scratch and is aiming to modernize the classic look and feel of the beloved arcade classic for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

The new Puzzle Fighter will feature many legendary characters from different Capcom IPs. You'll find Street Fighter mainstays such as Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, Morrigan from Darkstalkers, Mega Man X, Devil May Cry's Dante, Jill from Resident Evil, and both Frank West and Chuck Greene from the Dead Rising series.

Each player will select one main character, with each having unique strengths in battle. You will also be able to select two assist character who will help enhance the abilities of your point fighter.

The latest Capcom Unity blog describes the gameplay as "simple, yet highly addictive puzzle action." Players will build up gems to ultimately destroy them with big combos that will put a hurt on the opponent.

Capcom Vancouver notes that the game will feature real-time player-versus-player gameplay on mobile devices, bringing that head-to-head battle feel on the go.

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Fan remakes classic Street Fighter intros with modern assets, and they are amazing

In past Street Fighter games there existed special character intros for specific match ups. If Alex and Hugo went up against each other in Third Strike, they'd stand chest to chest staring each other down until the other flinched.

There were several of these types of intros over the years, but in recent times Capcom has gone away from adding these interactions into their fighting titles. As always, when a gaming company doesn't put their resources into something, fans take it upon themselves to make it, and that's what we have here today.

Known for their excellent video editing skills, YouTube user sigmaG19 recreated some of these classic intros using modern assets. With models and graphics from recent games, we see some of our favorite interactions as they might look if they were in the latest Capcom fighters.

These scenes utilize character models, stages, and animations from Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5. We see such intros as Adon and Sagat's clash from the Alpha series, Evil Ryu vs. Akuma, the aforementioned Hugo and Alex stare down, and more.

Each remade intro is fantastic, and we can't help but feel nostalgic and hopeful that one day we might see something like this return in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, we saw sigmaG19's suggestions for changes in Street Fighter 5. These included new mechanics to help with combo expansion, additional Critical Arts, and more.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the intros in action.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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VS Fighting 2017 results ft. JDCR, Saint, Xian, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting game action is going on all across the globe this weekend - for European viewers, the most time-zone friendly option is obviously VS Fighting 2017, which takes place in Birmingham, UK.

This tournament is a big deal for several games, as it's a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series and a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

A bunch of stellar competitors from all across the world have decided to show up, so the local talent definitely have their work cut out for them.

You can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Rogue|Slayer, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, NASR|TekkenMaster, RNG|Whiteboi, Method|Cobelcog, Biohazard, Epsilon|Takamura, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, TDG|Fergus, PND|Madzin, Aris|Nivek, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, Prophecy|Shivryuken, Infused|Shakz and many more fighting for the points in their game of choice.

Besides the three aforementioned games, the tournament also hosts Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken, NetherRealm, Electronic Dojo, VSFighting, Situational Damage and Grand Master Challenge.

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Demitri's Midnight Bliss special attack hides many Easter eggs if performed on Street Fighter characters in Capcom Fighting Evolution

Within the Darkstalkers series, there is a character known as Demitri -- a vampire. His special attack, the Midnight Bliss, is a particularly interesting one.

Through this attack, Demitri transforms his opponent into versions of themselves that is either a gender swap or comedic. He'll only transform males into females. He doesn't appear to transform females into males.

As pointed out by Miðgarðsorm on the Shoryuken forums, there are a number of easter eggs found inside of the Capcom Fighting Evolution game. These tend to pop up when Demitri performs this peculiar attack upon Street Fighter characters.

Something that is indicated by this user is that some characters have two different transformations if you use a different input to perform this special. A number of characters appear to only have one transformation, however.

So starting with Ryu, he transforms into a young girl. She is holding a silver object.

This girl actually appeared in the Street Fighter Animated Movie.

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Street Fighter 5 reports another 100,000 units sold as total sales reach 1.7 million; see numbers for titles like SF Alpha, Cross Tekken and more

Capcom has released an updated sales report, and as of July 30th, Street Fighter 5 has sold 1.7 million copies.

That number is up from 1.6 million back in mid May of this year, and encourages fans and developers alike as it shows the year and a half year old game is still moving forward in sales slowly but surely.

The initial sales report came in during May of 2016, roughly three months after initial launch, and posted the game at 1.4 million units sold.

That number remained unchanged when the following report was released in October of 2016, and it was not until February of this year that we saw SF5 tick up to the 1.5 million mark. The game would jump another 100,000 to 1.6 in May, and we now see that it's at 1.7 just three months later.

Though these are surely not leaps and bounds, progress is still being made. Rumors of a "Super" Street Fighter 5 have been circulating for quite some time now, and data mining continues to hint at additional game content coming down the pike, which would surely see something of a spike in purchases.

Check out the game's placement on the Capcom sales ladder in the image we snapped from Capcom Investor Relations, then hit the jump to see how this compares with other Street Fighter titles like SF4, Cross Tekken, SF Alpha and others.

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Defend the North 2017 results feat. Punk, Smug, SonicFox, ChrisG, Dragon

Updated with final results: We've added the results for Defend the North 2017 into this story.

Defend the North 2017 is taking place this weekend in White Plains, New York. This is a wonderful event every single year, attracting strong competition.

Notable players schedule to compete this weekend include PG|Punk, Rise|Smug, FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, Noble|Dragon, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz and Dieminion, among others.

Street Fighter 5 leads the pack in entrants with 146, Injustice 2 had 98, Tekken 7 has 88, and Smash 4 has 72, as of Friday afternoon.

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Street Fighter 2017 Swimsuit Special gets limited edition cover drawn by Super Sonico creator, here's more of Udon's latest covers and variants

If you're a fan of collecting your favorite fighting game characters in book form, you'll want to check this out. Udon's Street Fighter 2017 Swimsuit Special is a collection of art pieces featuring nearly two dozen popular artists depicting iconic characters from the series on Summer vacation, and the book is getting a special variant cover.

Tsuji Santa, creator of Super Sonico -- a popular Japanese character that spans across several different mediums, including manga and a television show -- has illustrated a limited edition cover for the collection that features Morrigan and Chun-Li. The variant is currently available for pre-order on Focus Attack and will run you $24.95 USD.

The limited edition will be premiering at Anime Expo this year, so if you're in Los Angeles and want to check it out in person be sure to attend the event at the LA Convention Center on July 1st - July 4th. This variant will be sold in very limited quantities, so be sure to scoop it up fast if you're interested.

Outside of the Swimsuit Special, the Udon crew has been hard at work on the Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book series. Currently on issue #2 going on #3, the team has been putting out several amazing covers for each issue.

Below we have included the original cover and each variant for issue #2, as well as the covers for the upcoming issue #3. Issue #2 is available now, and #3 is expected to drop on June 28th.

For more information on the latest issue of Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers, be sure to check out Focus Attack.

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Akuma makes Sako's top five character list in Street Fighter 5; Japanese god talks tiers, begs Capcom for a new Vampire Savior game and more

Yahoo eSports caught up with long time fighting game icon Scarz|Sako at Combo Breaker, and the Japanese pro spoke on a wealth of topics from his endeavors in Street Fighter 5 to Vampire Savior.

He included his top five tier list for SF5 Season 2 (pre patch), and had a few interesting picks in fighters like Akuma and Rashid. While there have been some balance changes in recent days that may alter this a bit, Akuma is only getting stronger.

If you're not in the mood to watch the entire interview right at this moment, here's Sako's tier list courtesy of HiFight:

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Sako also discussed being a pro while having a family, his biggest rivals over his 30 year gaming career and plenty more in the full interview, which you'll find below.

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Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

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Welp... that makes sense - Cody is the only character in Alpha 3 who can't block Rolento's 'Take No Prisoners' super

D-NO recently showcased another... interesting facet of an old school fighting title. Today's oddity involves Cody and Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Apparently, in the arcade version of the game Cody cannot block Rolento's "Take No Prisoners" super. Not only is he incapable of doing so, but Cody is the only character on the roster who can't block it.

Check it out below.

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If you stumble upon an old Alpha 3 machine and you're a Cody player... watch your toes.

The new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure live action trailer does the series over the top justice

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is on its way to becoming a full length live action film, and now that the trailer has dropped, we're getting our first good look at it.

In step with the, well, bizarre nature of the anime series, the feature looks to maintain that over the top, trademark style with both characters and happenings.

For those unaware of how this relates back to fighting games, Capcom made a fighter off this popular anime back in 1998, and Namco Bandai released JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle in 2013.

The film will focus specifically on the fourth story arc from the manga, "Diamond Is Unbreakable." Here are some stills from the trailer that highlight a few familiar faces:

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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We keep getting older, she stays the same age... check out our visual history of Sakura

One of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, Sakura Kasugano has been a favorite since the Alpha days of the mid 90's.

Since then, she's made her way into multiple Street Fighters and seems to have an open door invitation to join any other fighting game she chooses. The Street Fighter 5 community still seems to be holding out to have the school girl officially join the latest SF roster, and so in the meantime we've gone and put together a visual history for her.

We omitted non-fighting games such as Puzzle and Super Gem Fighter, but even so Sakura has quite the resume under her belt... which is pretty good for a high schooler.

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That awkward moment when SPD and super can't find the range, but normal throw can...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: if you're not following D-NO, you are doing yourself a disservice. Featured on the Twitter page are funny, weird, and frankly awesome oddities from a variety of different fighting games.

Today, we have a little Street Fighter Alpha 3 action for you. D-NO demonstrates a scenario where T. Hawk is just shy of his command throw range.

We see him attempt several SPDs and even a command throw super, but nothing hits its mark. Then Chun-Li fires back with a normal throw from the same range...

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That kind of range on a regular throw is... unheard of nowadays. Sometimes, you just can't stop the wonders of strange hitbox behavior.

Source: D-NO. Chun-Li render via WhiteAngel50000.

Arika's footage featuring Street Fighter EX's characters was kind of an April Fools' joke and kind of not, title reportedly a proof of concept

Updated: Arika's April Fools' joke was kind of real and kind of not.

Yesterday, the company revealed what many initially took for an April Fools' joke, but the joke was apparently the timing of when the game was unveiled by hiding its release from the public, not the fact that it exists.

We're using the term 'exists' loosely here though, as a playable version of the title has been showcased, running on the Unreal Engine, word on the street is that this is more of a proof of concept than any kind of game primed for release.

Apparently, Arika is putting this out there in hopes of getting picked up by a publisher, or to set the stage for crowdfunding, but the details aren't clear at this time.

The working title of the game is Fighting EX Layer.

Footage of the playable build of the game was streamed on YouTube last night, on Arika's official YouTube channel, but has been made private. Here's a short clip Furious captured from the stream.

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