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'Street Fighter surprises' coming around E3 and possibly San Diego Comic Con, according to Ono

Street Fighter is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Capcom has already started the celebration with the unveiling of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers -- an updated version of Super Street Fighter 2 that adds new combatants Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Speaking with IGN, Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono assured fans that there is still more to come.

"Around E3 timing, maybe even San Diego Comic-Con, we have one or two surprises we hope our fans will look forward to," Ono told IGN.

As we know, Street Fighter 5 is currently in its second season and there is still much we haven't seen revealed just yet. Five DLC characters remain unannounced, and we will very likely see new costumes and/or stages throughout the year.

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Poison and Roxy get the Pop Culture Shock statue treatment, and they look magnificent

Ultra Street Fighter 4's Poison is the newest character to be added to the Pop Culture Shock line of highly-detailed statues. But don't fret Final Fight fans, there's a Roxy variation as well.

These 1:4 scale statues come with a price tag of $399.99 each, but if you pay in full you can score 10% off of your purchase. The edition size for Poison is 200, and Roxy is a bit more limited with a 175 edition size.

You can check out both statues in the gallery below (hit the jump to view photos of the Roxy statue).

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Wait... was that a glimpse of Street Fighter on VR? Mysterious clip in Ultra Street Fighter 2 trailer is piquing interest

In a surprise turn of events, Capcom announced "Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers" for the Nintendo Switch last night. An new installment in the classic SF2 series that adds two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

The official announcement trailer was released just this morning, and what we saw in it was pretty standard: gameplay footage, information about the upcoming title, etc.. However, two seconds of video were particularly peculiar.

If you watch closely around the 2:08 mark in the trailer, you'll spot a quick clip of Ryu throwing a fireball from a first-person angle. This footage looks nothing like Ultra Street Fighter 2 and has fans everywhere wondering what it could be.

You can check out stills of the clip below.

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Did you know it was Guy that gave Rolento the giant scar on his face? Learn all about the Nike-wearing ninja in this History Behind the Warrior

It's time for another lesson in fighting game history, and today's subject is none other than Capcom's Guy.

Though he's probably most recognized today for his appearance in Street Fighter 4, Guy first started kicking barrels in Final Fight as he teamed up with Mike Haggar and Cody Travers to fight against the Mad Gear gang.

He would make his way into the Street Fighter franchise during the Alpha series, along with fellow Final Fighter, Rolento. It was actually Guy who gave Rolento that nasty scar across his eye.

Find out all about the quick-footed master of Bushinryu in History Behind the Warrior's latest video.

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Yoshihara sketches Akuma from Street Fighter 5, also draws amazing figures from Darkstalkers, King of Fighters and Third Strike

The art of Yoshihara continues to wow us each and every time we look at it.

We're happy to see the artist is still hard at work with his trademark style as he's now added the most recent iteration of Akuma to his portfolio.

We've put together a gallery featuring the demonic fighter along with characters like Lilith from Darkstalkers, Leona from King of Fighters and a handful of Third Strike favorites.

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SNK's Nona put an interesting twist on Capcom's classic characters - Check out the full SNK vs. Capcom SVC Chaos art gallery here

SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos didn't get quite as much attention as Capcom's side of the crossover, but it had some really interesting roster choices across both sides - including martian aliens and characters that later showed up in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, such as Zero and Red Arremer (known as Firebrand outside of Japan).

Here, you can see some of the interesting art Nona provided for the game.

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Shinkiro and Kinu Nishimura exchanged franchises with eachother when their parent companies crossover, Capcom vs. SNK, launched - Full gallery here

The main artist at SNK at the time, Shinkiro, and one of Capcom's main fighting game arists, Kinu Nishimura, had some fun experimenting when Capcom vs. SNK came out by illustrating eachother's characters in their own, distinctive styles.

Here are some of the promotional art pieces for the game, showing some of the two companies' signature characters interacting with eachother.

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Continue below for the full character art gallery for both sides.

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Legends clash once again as Justin Wong takes on Yipes in a first to 10 in Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Two of the strongest players to ever play the game faced off in a nostalgic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 set at NEC this month.

IFC Yipes and EG|Justin Wong sat flat on the ground to run a grueling first to ten, and AG Hyo caught it all on a hand held camera (which is perfect considering the whole throwback nature of the set.)

Here's a quick snippet from their very first match:


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Do you know what R. Mika's real name is? Learn the answer to this as well as the entire history of the rainbow fighter in just five minutes

If too many of the apparent Street Fighter 5 season two changes end up being true, Mike herself may be history soon.

Today we're featuring another video from History Behind the Warrior as they cover the story of Rainbow Mika. Just before Alpha 3, Mike built up her wrestling skills with years of grueling training.

Street Fighter 5 players are aware of Mika's close ties with Zangief, but it was actually her relationship with Karin Kanzuki that enabled her to grow her brand and further her worldwide popularity.

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Take a trip down memory lane with this classic Rival Schools: United By Fate art - a true gem of Capcom's early 3D days

Back during the mid-late '90s, many companies were making exciting new projects as 3D gaming had just started becoming a possibility on consoles.

As the arcade giants they were back during the medium's heyday, Capcom were definitely no strangers to such projects - one of which was Rival Schools: United By Fate, released in Japanese arcades in 1997.

The school setting separated it from most fighting games at the time, and managed to simultaneously be more relatable and more outlandish than most contemporary fighting games, and even brought in Street Fighter's resident schoolgirl fighter Sakura as a guest character.

For a glimpse at the dynamic characters within this school setting - many of who used movesets inspired by their chosen after-school sport - check out these images here.

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You can find more classic Rival Schools art below.

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V-ism Cody's dodge/block is insane in Street Fighter Alpha 3, watch as he evades damn near everything by simply holding back

D-NO recently uploaded an insane, but admittedly awesome clip of Street Fighter Alpha 3 on Twitter.

When players selected Cody in V-ism, they were given access to a quick dodge that was activated by holding back on the fight stick. Apparently, Cody could evade a lot of attacks, including boss M. Bison's Psycho Crusher super.


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Any attack that Cody couldn't dodge, he would simply block. While this seems crazy overpowered, it should be noted that Cody was unable to block throws. His guard meter is also quite small, meaning that he could be opened up faster than some of the other characters on the roster.

Either way, it's rad seeing Cody effortlessly maneuver around Bison's attacks as if he weren't a threat at all.

Source: D-NO.

Capcom focused on reviving inactive franchises and older IPs

Fans have been anxiously awaiting another installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom series for over five years, and this past weekend we saw the official reveal of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

As companies tend to do with the reveal of a new title, Capcom sent out a press release for MvCI with general information about the 2v2 crossover fighter. Included was a section telling of their current plans, which makes mention of older franchises.

According to the release, Capcom is putting focus on bringing back dormant IPs, as well as releasing major titles within each fiscal year. The section reads:

In addition to regular major title releases each fiscal year, Capcom is currently focused on reviving series that have not had new entries recently, or otherwise dormant IP. Beginning with MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, a return for the series following a five-year hiatus, Capcom looks to enhance its corporate value even further by utilizing its library of rich contents.

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Is Marvel vs. Capcom 4 going to be announced at the PlayStation Experience this weekend? Cast your vote and let us know what you think!

Everybody is talking about it... The word around the campfire is Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is not only a real thing, but will be officially announced at the PlayStation Experience this weekend.

Rumors about the game surfaced about a month back, and over the weekend more sources attributed to its potential validity. Just yesterday, Polygon published an article saying that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is going to be revealed this weekend and will be released in 2017, according to unnamed sources.

As it stands right now, we can't say that another game in the MvC series is a for sure thing. However, it's definitely on the radar for a lot of fans.

So, based on everything we've seen lately, we'd like to know what you think. Do you believe Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is going to be announced at the PlayStation Experience this weekend, or is this all just rumor?

You can cast your vote in our latest poll after the jump.

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Polygon: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is currently in development and slated for release sometime in 2017

Major gaming news site Polygon has reported that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is coming in 2017. While we don't know the identity of their sources, the news outlet has come forth with statements about the game allegedly being in development.

"Multiple sources tell Polygon that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is currently in development and slated for release sometime in 2017," states Polygon.

"Capcom will unveil Marvel vs. Capcom 4 this week alongside Sony’s PlayStation Experience event, we’ve been told, where the Capcom Cup 2016 Street Fighter 5 tournament will be held."

The article goes on to touch on more details including the game's initial reveal as well as what kinds of characters we can expect to see on the roster.

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Fan made concept art imagines what Marvel vs. Capcom 4 might look like

A few images and a short post on NeoGAF have inspired a ton of speculation surrounding a fourth Marvel vs. Capcom title overnight.

We've seen tons of excited posts from the MvC community as hopeful hearts await the PlayStation Experience this weekend for the possibility of an announcement.

To pass the time until then, we felt this would be a good time to revisit some fan made concept art that imagines what a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 might look like. After looking through these images please let us know if you'd want developers to move in a direction like this. What specifics would you want to see in an MvC4?

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Morrigan gets comfortable, Shadaloo Kings get warm and Sakura gets pwned; more of Yoshihara's Capcom and SNK sketches

We've got a handful more of Yoshihara Motoki's gorgeous fighting game sketches for you today.

While some are simply portraits from various Capcom or SNK titles, some depict rather humorous scenes such as the Shadaloo Kings trying to get warm around a Psycho fire, or Sakura failing to win while playing at an arcade.

Give the gallery below a look and let us know what you think.

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Capcom hasn't released a crossover or Vs. game since 2012, are we due for another soon?

Over the last 20 years, Capcom has released 12 Vs. or crossover fighting games.

Starting clear back in 1996 with X-Men vs. Street Fighter, the Vs. series has enjoyed a life all its own outside of the main canon of the Street Fighter franchise.

Known for its over the top gameplay and massive hype, the Vs. series has laid dormant since the 2012 re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.

Unfortunately, sales for that title weren't strong. "It seems the novelty of such projects is wearing off even within just the fighting game community based upon the sales data," former Capcom USA's VP, Christian Svensson, said back in April 2013.

Here's a look back at Capcom's releases, which does NOT include titles created by another company, like SNK.

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