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New 'Street Fighter Academy' game revealed and it's only playable on April 1st - I'm on to you, Ono...

With April Fools being celebrated in Japan right now, more game companies are joining in on the festivities. Capcom has now thrown their jester's hat into the ring with "Street Fighter Academy."

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono sent out a tweet earlier today announcing the new title. Apparently, Street Fighter Academy will only be playable on April 1st, according to the tweet.

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It's not just Street Fighter 5... Zangief's air SPD can grab from ridiculous range in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter too

Earlier this week, we shared a Street Fighter 5 clip in which Zangief caught M. Bison in an air SPD from nearly full screen away. Though this was a fairly shocking sight to see, D-NO shows us that such a phenomenon isn't necessarily specific to Street Fighter 5.

Apparently, in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter Zangief can grab Hulk's dash from any height. Any height...

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According to Twitter user Lipucd, one explanation for this behavior is a potential lack of vertical limit on Hulk's throw box. Sometimes, these boxes aren't given a Y value, meaning they extend up forever.

Whatever is causing this, it still looks crazy and awesome.

Source: D-NO.

A devastating Super Turbo Balrog, his trademark SF4 Ryu, and more: This top 10 list ranks Daigo's best characters in Capcom fighting games

A lot of fans in this day and age know BST|Daigo for playing Ryu. However, over the years The Beast has found success with several different characters across various Capcom fighting titles.

Cammyplayer has constructed a video list ranking Daigo's best characters from #10 to #1.

From his Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Yun back to his Super Turbo Balrog, we are treated to some footage and a little backstory for each of his characters. Below, you can see Daigo's Super Turbo Ryu mount a vicious comeback.

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As with many "top" lists, this one conveys the opinion of the creator. Be sure to check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!

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Artist highlight: Garakuta's Capcom and Skullgirls character portraits and manga panels

Today we're featuring the art of Japanese artist Garakuta.

While his focus is mostly on Capcom characters, we do see a few Skullgirls as well. Garakuta draws both character portraits as well as manga, all of which is masterfully executed.

Let us know if you're a fan in the comments, as Garakuta has a fairly extensive portfolio that we wouldn't mind sampling more from.

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'This game caters to noobs and is scrub friendly' - a look through FGC history shows it repeating itself

If you think that the latest Capcom fighting game is catering to newbies and is too scrub friendly — you're not alone.

Actually, you've got over 20 years of similar statements being made by the fighting game community backing you up.

While you might think statements about dumbing down these games and trying to introduce them to a causal audience originated with Street Fighter 4 — many these phrases date back to the 1990s.

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Even Ono isn't sure? Learn all about one of Capcom's most controversial figures as History Behind the Warrior takes a closer look at Poison

Well, here we go...

Poison is a fan favorite, consistently cosplayed and also one of the most controversial figures among the entire Street Fighter roster. Originally appearing in Final Fight as part of the Mad Gear Gang, Poison's transition from Japanese to American culture resulted in some rather interesting character changes.

Rarely will there be discussion about Poison without talk of her gender, and it seems her story changes depending on whether you're in Japan or America. It seems even Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has made contrasting statements about Poison's identity.

History Behind the Warrior has developed a video detailing the character's history both in and out of game story lines. Give it a watch to get the full picture on Poison.

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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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2017's Capcom Pro Tour season finally starts tomorrow with a big bang - Final Round is going to have a ton of amazing players, get a rundown here

It's been three months since Capcom Cup, and now it's finally time for the Pro Tour circuit to start up again. With a new set of rules, more characters and some big changes to the game's balance, all bets are off on what we're going to see.

Of course, Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game being played at the event. You can expect some top-level hype in several other games as well, including Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, in which Echo Fox's newly picked up Korean champions show up to battle it out against North America's finest.

Continue below for an in-depth rundown of what you can expect from Final Round 20 this weekend.

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Titles that redefined the fighting game genre, media licensing nightmares and a whole lot of hype... the history of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise

If you consider yourself a fighting game fan, we'd highly recommend watching this excellent video on the history of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise.

Ever hear talk of how Disney's acquisition of Marvel made it impossible for a new game to happen after MvC3? This history video from Stop Skeletons From Fighting will clarify that whole ordeal for you. In short, media licensing can be a convoluted nightmare.

Started with the launch of X-Men vs. Street Fighter in 1996, the VS. Series would become a staple of the fighting game realm with its high flying, chaotic action and constant flashy movement. Though initially a success, the franchise would realize all new heights with the legendary Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in 2000.

Check out this visual timeline courtesy of the MvC Wiki page:

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Even if you're not a Marvel player, this video is well worth a watch.

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'Cody was only just looking, Jessica' - D-NO notes a hilarious detail where Jessica punches Cody for staring at females in Street Fighter Alpha 2

D-NO is pretty prominent in the FGC for finding weird bugs and glitches in fighting games. He is also known for finding details that you may not have noticed while deep into the action of the match.

This time, D-NO has noted a hilarious sequence in Street Fighter Alpha 2 where Cody and Jessica are in the background of a stage. This event transpires if a female character passes by Cody in the background.

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Source: D-NO's Twitter.

And Street Fighter 4 loses the #1 spot by four votes! Here's which Street Fighter game series our readers voted as their favorite

Updated: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: It's no secret that Street Fighter as a series is really a big series with a bunch of subseries - since all of their entries have received multiple sequels or revisions, except Street Fighter 5, so far, though that has been divided up into seasons per year.

The head Street Fighter series is vast, so much so that each subseries is also very expansive, and each tends to have a very distinct feel to them. With that in mind, I decided to throw together a poll to settle it once and for all - which series is the very best one?

That's not a question we can reliably answer, but we can make a fair approximation at least as to which is most popular among you, our loyal readerbase.

So delay no longer! Jump below and cast your vote.

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Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book starts off with a bang as Rashid faces off against Anakaris - Preview images in story, issue on sale now

We previously reported that a Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic book series was in production over at UDON Comics, and now the project is starting to come to fruition.

Issue #0 of the series should now be available at your local comic book store, and if you want a glimpse of what's waiting for you inside, look no further - We've got a few preview pages for you below.

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Have you seen the Street Fighter Easter Egg in Resident Evil 7? There's a very subtle reference hidden away in the Baker estate

Now that we've played through Resident Evil 7 enough to stop worrying about jump scares around every corner, (highly recommended if you haven't gotten your hands on it, by the way) we've begun exploring the details of the Baker estate, and discovered a little Street Fighter Easter Egg in the process.

There are a few different points in the game where you'll come across bookcases featuring various novels, the titles of which are often nods to Resident Evil stories passed, and one of these in particular caught our eye:

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As you can see in the photo, "Fighting Street" is one of these book titles. This isn't just a play on the title of fellow Capcom franchise Street Fighter, it's a direct reference to a time long ago in Street Fighter's history.

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See Morrigan, Felicia, Q-Bee, Sasquatch and plenty of other Darkstalkers favorites in ZabZarock's gorgeous recreations of their original art

ZabZarock (also known as The Cowboy From Hell) shows his passion for Darkstalkers in today's gallery as he beautifully illustrates a portion of the iconic cast in their win, loss and character select screen poses.

The French artist brings us some of our favorite Capcom characters in gorgeous detail otherwise restricted to the more dated processing power of the systems they originally appeared on. Check out Morrigan, Felicia, Demetri, Anakaris, Sasquatch, Lilith and other dark fighters below:

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Beautiful Darkstalkers drawings, Street Fighter 4 characters in new alternate costumes... Jiggeh explores older FGC chapters with extraordinary art

We're featuring the impressive talents of Swedish artist Jiggeh once again as we take a look at his take on Darkstalkers fighters as well as a handful of Street Fighters.

The SF characters sport Jiggeh's special "Hyper Brawlers" alternate costume pack, and all hail from Street Fighter 4 specifically. We also grabbed a few other pieces from Jiggeh's portfolio, and you can see all of it in the gallery below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Many different artists came together to bring Street Fighter Alpha 3 in its different iterations to life - Full gallery here

Street Fighter Alpha 3 first released in 1998, but proved popular enough to get enhanced editions on a variety of different consoles as long after as 2006.

During its time, a variety of different Capcom artists lent their skills to the game, including Bengus, Edayan, Daigo Ikeno, Hideki and Shoei. You can see some of the promotional poster artwork for the game here.

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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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