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The huge roster of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 brought out some truly spectacular art during Capcom's golden age, catch a large part of it in this gallery

After the great success Capcom and Marvel's partnership saw, in arcades in particular, they decided to pull out all the stops and make a game with a roster so huge, most of us at the time couldn't even believe it.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 truly brought together a monstruous roster with all-stars from both Marvel and Capcom's side, along with a bunch of somewhat dubious choices, and even a few original characters to top it all off. The art during this time was pure Capcom nostalgia, and I'm sure anyone who experienced these games at their prime will have strong feelings whenever they see this artstyle.

Here's some amazing pieces from Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. Make sure to check back later on for further posts on the art of the various collaborations between Marvel and Capcom.

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D-NO shows us how to win two rounds at the same time in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

We've seen some pretty broken stuff over the years when it comes to fighting games, but never something quite like this.

Twitter user @DNOpls has been rounding up crazy, glitchy and surprising sequences from a collection of older fighting game titles, and today he shows us how to win two rounds at once in one of them.

Perhaps it's fitting that this bizarre sequence happens in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The villainous Dio has the ability to stop time as one of his special moves, and it turns out you can actually win two rounds in a row if you manipulate this move correctly.

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Justin Wong entered into the Guinness World Records not once, but twice for accomplishments in the Evolution Tournament series

Justin Wong is considered to be a top player in many Capcom fighting games. Perhaps most notably, he is considered to be one of the best players ever within the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

It seems that the Guinness World Records has taken notice of Justin's accomplishments and sent him not one, but two plaques.

One of the records was awarded to Justin Wong as a result of winning the most Evolution Tournaments of a single game (Marvel vs. Capcom 2) between the years of 2002 and 2010. The other record was awarded to Justin Wong for winning the most Evolution Tournaments of any game between the years of 2002 and 2014 (which is inclusive of the other reward).

Justin Wong won the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament at EVO for 6 times between 2002 and 2010, while winning any tournament at EVO for 8 times for 2002 and 2014. It will likely be a very long time before anybody will be able to surpass these records.

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'90s comic book art coupled with classic Capcom visuals - Relive the glory days with art from a few of Marvel and Capcom's very first collaborations

If there's one thing we had an abundance of back in the '90s, it was fighting games. Wherever you looked, a bunch of really awesome fighting games were available from a variety of different publishers, but the undisputed kings of the genre in the public eye were Capcom.

This status got elevated further when Capcom started making fighting games featuring Marvel characters, with Marvel Super Heroes and X-Men: Children of the Atom, which eventually evolved into crossovers in the form of Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter and X-Men vs. Street Fighter, and finally spawned the beginning of the stuff of legends with the very first Marvel vs. Capcom.

Here, you can see some really killer art from these old gems. Make sure to check back later on for further posts on the art of the various collaborations between Marvel and Capcom.

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Morrigan, Bayonetta, Karin, Laura and more, Dandonfuga's character artwork is captivating

We've got another DeviantArtist's fighting game artwork on showcase today, as we take a closer look at Dandonfuga's personality-filled illustrations.

Dandonfuga draws her characters with some pretty vivid facial expressions, giving each more of a story and passion about them. This isn't to say she neglects figure and form by any means though.

Here are our favorite selections from her portfolio:

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Oh, how I wish these were actual costumes for Hsien-Ko and Hisako: This artist imagines what the ghost girls would look like if they switched places

"What ifs" are always fun when it comes to fighting games.

Artist JDPlayer put together an art piece that imagines Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers as Hisako from Killer Instinct and vice versa.

The result is downright awesome, and I am all in favor of a Hsien-Ko accessory set for Hisako in season 4! And if we ever see another Darkstalkers title, a Hisako alternate outfit would be most welcome.

That's a fairly tall order, though. So, be sure to check out the artwork below and dream that these will one day come to fruition with me.

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Source: JDPlayer. Via Rolie129.

Conspicuous Street Fighter Alpha reference spotted in clip from upcoming Justice League Action animated series

A brand new Justice League animated program is slated to premiere later this month, and fans of the series can't seem to get enough of the teaser clips for Justice League Action that have been popping up around the internet.

One of these clips sees a few of the show's heroes stuck in some sort of video game created by the villainous Toy Man, (played by Ken Jeong) and the intro sequence looks an awful lot like a certain Street Fighter from days of old:


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Those who were fans of the Alpha series will have noticed the callback to the 1990's classics. You can watch the Street Fighter Alpha openings as well as the full clip from Justice League Action below.

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Canada Cup 2016 results ft. Infiltration, Armada, Xiao Hai, GamerBee

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final opportunity to gain Capcom Pro Tour points is upon us. That's right, it's time for this season's final premier event, though Regional Finals still remain. Canada Cup 2016 takes place this year in Ontario, Canada.

But it's not just big for Street Fighter 5 fans, it also has a turnout of extreme top players for Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as being a part of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2016 circuit and a King of Fighters 14 World Championship qualifier.

At this event, the following games will see tournament play: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament, Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. On top of that, the classic Canada Cup feature, the international 5v5 tournament is back for Street Fighter 5, so expect to see some great international rivalry taking place as well.

Top players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, Alliance|Armada, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, ZW|GamerBee, C9|Ally, Liquid|Hungrybox, BST|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Mew2King, BX3|Phenom, RZR|Xian, PG|Filipino Champ, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, SPY|MacD, YouDeal|Yukadon, F3|Alucard, Secret|Poongko, NVT|Flash, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Xyzzy, EMG|n0ne, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|RayRay, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, Chi-Rithy, GOL|Ranmasama, RN|Alex Myers, KirbyKaze, Marn, Hsien Chang, DNL|Duck, OG|Shine, Flux, NL, TS|NerdJosh, XSK Samurai, DS|Stupendous, Glacial|Prince Abu, BJ Unchained, NOE|Tampa Bison, PandaTV|Dakou, Fubarduck, synK|Kage, STDx|BlitzMan, GS|Gllty and SL|Burnoutfighter.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3, Tekken and Canada Cup 4.

Check out the full action below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 managed to sell 1.4 million units digitally almost 10 years after the game's original release

On Capcom's official site, they list the sales of their games that have risen above a million sales, and they are plentiful.

One particularly impressive entry on the list is Marvel vs. Capcom 2, because the listing is actually not all versions of the game, but solely focused on the digital release of the game for PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009, which was 9 years after the game had originally been released in arcades and on the Sega Dreamcast.

You can see the full details of Capcom's sales data below.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 3 will unleash your... Halloween spirit

Darkstalkers 3 is a game with a convoluted existence, at least in Japan.

Released in arcades in 1997, two updates followed a few months later for our friends over there in the land of the rising sun.

Vampire Hunter 2 and Vampire Savior 2 mixed and matched various cast members, while tweaking some moves and and gameplay aspects.

Thus, there are actually three different versions of Darkstalkers 3, which was known as Vampire Savior, in Japan.

The gallery below features work primarily from these titles, and you can check back soon for the 4th and final entry in our visual retrospective for the Darkstalkers franchise.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 2 gets sexy with the sequel

Today's gallery features pieces mostly from the second entry in the series, Darkstalkers 2.

The official title of this game is actually Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, and this title hit arcades in the spring of 1995.

This entry introduced Donovan and Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei) to the franchise, along with making Huitzil and Pyron playable characters.

The Darkstalkers franchise has quite a bit in the way of sex appeal as you can see from all of the images from part 2 below of our visual retrospective.

Keep checking back for parts 3 and 4 in the near future.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 1 relives what many called one of Capcom's most beautiful fighting games

The first entry in our Darkstalkers visual retrospective examines the first game in the series.

Released in July 1994 in arcades, this was often considered one of Capcom's best looking fighting games at the time.

With colorful graphics, silky smooth animation and over the top characters, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, had a terrific style and look which sparked a strong fan following.

You can find all of the initial images below, but be sure to check back as we look at other games in this franchise and the artsy style they contributed to the FGC.

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Wait... Did Capcom get inspiration for Zangief and Birdie's Critical Art KO animation from Slam Masters II?

In Street Fighter 5, Zangief and Birdie's opponents get stuck in the ground if they're KO'd by Critical Art. Alex can do this to, but the pose looks a bit different.

Turns out, Capcom may have taken inspiration for planting downed opponents from one of their own games of yore.

Not long ago, Twitter user colonyoo shared a gameplay clip of old school wrestling fighter Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II. Though the tech itself is pretty darn slick (dash cancel infinite), the post KO pose is what piqued our interest.

Check it out it below.


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The effect is identical and if they did indeed take inspiration from the 1994 title, that is quite the throwback. If you need a refresher on what it looks like in Street Fighter 5, you can check out a compilation of Zangief's Critical Art KO after the jump.

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Allen was USA's karate champion until he ran into Ken - Another EX character detailed on CFN

The Capcom Fighters Network profiles have taken a somewhat surprising turn the last few days, delving into Street Fighter EX characters.

These characters have long been considered off-limits to Street Fighter fans, considering the games were developed by Arika, and although each profile has a "Copyright Arika" mark at the bottom, these characters are still being introduced, and some even contain references to Street Fighter 5's story and current happenings.

Whether Capcom and Arika have reached some sort of deal or not, it's quite exciting to see. This time, we have the former US champ, Allen Snider. Check out his image here.

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If Marvel vs. Capcom 4 happened, what brand new characters would we like to see? Here's our picks

As has been customary for the last few weeks, me and Steven "Dreamking" Chavez have had a chat about what could have been, fighting game-wise.

This time, our thoughts went to Marvel vs. Capcom 4, and what a game like that might be. We didn't put any specific limitations on us between how many Marvel or how many Capcom characters we needed to pick, but instead just focused in on what characters we'd like to see in a sequel. What we did make sure of, however, was to not include any characters who have already been in a Marvel vs. Capcom game

This list may seem a bit villain-heavy, but that's largely because the game itself was pretty villain-light. Check out our picks below.

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Visual History of Nash takes a look back at who he was before being brought back to life

Despite being one of the more popular characters of the franchise, Nash hasn't made quite as many appearances in Street Fighter titles as some of his peers.

Debuting in the Street Fighter Alpha series, Charlie Nash made his way into some of the best fighting games that we've had the pleasure of playing.

Today, we'll be taking a look at how Guile's superior officer changed across the titles that he appeared in. The gallery below starts at Street Fighter Alpha, eventually leading up to Street Fighter 5.

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Which Marvel characters would EventHubs readers like to see most if Marvel vs. Capcom 4 happens? See our poll results here

Update: Voting has ended, and you can see the final results after the jump.

Earlier: While we're aware that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 seems like a long-shot at best (though the same was said of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 before its reveal), it's still fun to think of what might become if such a project happened.

As such, we've made two polls (one for Marvel, one for Capcom), where we ask you, our readers, which characters you would like to see RETURN if the franchise got a new installment.

With how incredibly vast Marvel's library of characters is, there's just no way we could make a poll which contained all feasible choices, which is why decided to focus on doing it this way instead.

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