Street Fighter 2 stories

Akira Nishitani says that a lot of built up stress and creativity from Final Fight went into Street Fighter 2 due to ROM price changes between titles

In the first part of CYG|Daigo's interview with Akira Nishitani, we learned about how the Capcom developers allocated different roles and characteristics in Street Fighter 2 and ultimately settled on eight playable characters and four bosses.

FGC Translated recently posted the second part of this interview which took place in 2016. Additional details that fans might find interesting were revealed.

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'We allocated different characteristics and roles [in Street Fighter 2] and it turned out that 8 was the number' — Nishitani interview with Daigo

CYG|Daigo, back in 2016, had the opportunity to interview Nishitani — known as the father of Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight. He would eventually leave Capcom to create another video game company called Arika.

Nishitani had a hand in the development of games like Lost World, Mad Gear, Final Fight, Street Fighter 2, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Street Fighter EX, and Fighting EX Layer. Although the interview is in Japanese, FGC Translated has provided an English transcript of the dialogue that occurred during the video.

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No one draws Chun-Li quite like Akiman

No matter how many times different artists from around the globe draw the now-iconic characters from the Street Fighter universe, there's a certain touch that only Akira "Akiman" Yasuda can put on them.

That's probably because Akiman was the one to first put pen to paper when it came to the Street Fighter 2 World Warriors all the back in the early 1990's. Though he hasn't been with Capcom since 2003, he still cranks out gorgeous works of fighting game art as a freelance artist.

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Street Fighter 5 finally surpasses its predecessor's sales numbers... unless you count in all of Street Fighter 4's expansions of course

Capcom has certainly seen an uptick in success over the past two years with titles like Monster Hunter World along with Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, but Street Fighter 5 is still managing to hold its own as well.

Street Fighter 5 has now sold over 3.7 million copies as of June 30, 2019 according to Capcom's updated Platinum Titles rankings placing it ahead of Street Fighter 4's base sales as well as making it the company's 14th best-selling single release — plus potentially its second top-seller of the quarter as a whole.

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Daigo Umehara on why it was easier to be stable and consistent in Street Fighter 4 than it is in Street Fighter 5

Tryinig to wrap your mind around Street Fighter 5 can oft feel paradoxical as it's not at all hard to understand what characters can do, but it feels nearly impossible to consistently manipulate opponents to make rounds go in your favor.

The wise CYG|Daigo Umehara has seen and intricately explored just about every Street Fighter under the sun. The Beast briefly spoke about a key difference between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5 during a recent stream session, and thanks to FGC Translated, we get to listen in.

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Defend the North 2019 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Defend the North 2019 is happening this weekend in New York.

This is a stacked event across a ton of games, with some of the big players showing up including FOX|SonicFox, FOX|NuckleDu, OGN|JDCR, PG|Marss, Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|Dabuz, Rise|Smug, MenaRD, eU|Samsora, PG|MarlinPie, JB, FOX|Dekillsage, Rogue|Light, TGS|ElChakotay, Linkorz, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, Caba, Demise|Mr. E, DF|Saiyne, W2W|KnowKami, EQNX|Brian_F, T1|ANTi, Coosco, KOA|Sandman, Thermidor, DualKevin, TGS|CeroBlast, iDom, TSB|Blaze, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, TGS|LTL, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Terrence, DR Ray, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez and many more.

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VSFighting 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see Birmingham, United Kingdom as the place to be, as VSFighting 2019 is happening there.

It's an unbelievably stacked event across several games, with a sampling of notable names being this long — ROX|Knee, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, BC|Kazunoko, RB|Gachikun, Talon|Kkokkoma, RB|Bonchan, YOG|Machabo, CYG|Daigo, UYU|OilKing, FAV|Sako, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, FD|Haitani, CO|Fenrich, Liquid|Nemo, NVD|Phenom, Qudans, UYU|LowHigh, RB|Luffy, NASR|BigBird, CGG|Tissuemon, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, CYG|GamerBee, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ROX|Chanel, NRG|HookGangGod, UYU|Jeondding, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CYG|Infexious, FNATIC|Shakz, MVP|Pekos, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, Mago, Vitality|Hurricane, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, SPAG|CherryBerryMango, Takamura, RRQ|Moke, Talon|HotDog29, COMP|Siologica, CJ Truth, GRPT|MOV, COMP|TeruRock, VGIA|VegaPatch, DG|KaneAndTrench, AXL|Fergus, DG|Asim, VGIA|Shanks, NVD|Veggey, iG|Jiewa, iXA|StormKubo, DG|RooKang, DG|ThePhantom, YMCA|Joeplix, DizzyTT, DNG|Nauman, Maddo, Oplon|Skyll, Atrosh, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, EQNX|Blackbeard — and, of course, there are many more as well where they came from.

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Mike Tyson tells ESPN he 'had no idea' there was a Street Fighter character modeled after him

You don't have to be in the fighting game community for too long before you'll hear the story about Balrog, Vega, and M. Bison swapping names to avoid any potential lawsuits with real-life boxer Mike Tyson, but according to his own words in a recent interview with ESPN, Tyson himself didn't find out until here in 2019.

If you're finding it hard to believe that the former Heavyweight Champion of the World was not aware of a Street Fighter boxing character modeled after his likeness and name for a full 18 years, you're not alone. Still, Tyson seems to be fairly genuine in his reactions to the news.

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Toryuken 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Toryuken 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place in North York, Ontario.

The event will feature players such as REC|Punk, FOX|NuckleDu, Justin Wong, Rise|Smug, JB, DualKevin, TGS|ElChakotay, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Teemo, UYU|Kami, GlacialReign and many more.

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From double Hadokens to buff old Oro and lovely Elena, Teppen is absolutely filled with awesome original Street Fighter art

Teppen has been available — in most areas — for just over a week now, but it's still a little surprising to see the amount of detail and attention paid to the characters represented in the mobile title.

As a joint venture between Capcom and GungHo Online Entertainment, Teppen features all original, high-quality artwork for their cards which can be viewed in full upon receiving them from a pack. One of the most represented series featuring in the new card game is of course Street Fighter, and we've gone and collected over a dozen of the best pieces of character art from pretty much every entry in the franchise including the original, Street Fighter 3 and SF5.

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An absolutely crazy Dhalsim sequence, the Shang Tsung glitch abused, and father and son Goku 100% combo: Funny and Cool Moments episode 112

What are all of those exciting, strange, and unbelievable moments in fighting games if only you and your opponent ever get to see them? The Funny and Cool Moments series has been rounding up some of the best clips from across the internet for some time now, and today we're treated with the 112th episode.

Creator LiangHuBBB brings us a fresh installment of the video series that showcases plenty of incredible bits of footage across numerous games. Included here we see new games like Samurai Shodown and even upcoming title Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks came out to an awesome Street Fighter 2-themed intro at Fyter Fest while Alex Jebailey himself took to the ring

Finals Day at CEO 2019 may have just kicked off, but Saturday night proved to be an exciting event itself for fighting game fans as well as wrestling fans yesterday with Fyter Fest from All Elite Wrestling featuring hours of action and references to the FGC.

One of the night's main events came by way of massive Street Fighter fan Kenny Omega himself plus The Young Bucks dressed as the world warriors where the former NJPW star even came out to his own Raging Demon for the team's introduction.

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I found a strange copy of Super Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo that might be a rare error cartridge

It's always a retro game collector's dream to stumble onto that "Big Foot sighting" of a find at a swap meet or yard sale in which they come up on a great bundle of top-notch games for very cheap. Though it's a rare occurrence, it does happen, and my quest to regain the treasures of my childhood brought me to such a sale this past weekend where I indeed found Big Foot.

Among the lot of games I purchased was an old, beat up copy of Super Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo. The game is the US version, however, booting it up plays the Japanese version instead, meaning there's a chance that what I picked up is actually an error cartridge.

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Reflect 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Reflect 2019 will be hosted in London, United Kingdom.

It's a new tournament series which will have a bunch of hype events, with some of the notable players attending being Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, NVD|SaltyKid, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Infexious, Takamura, VGIA|Shanks, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, Packz, Reason|BoltStrike, EnVyUS|Layo, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, THUGS|NastyNas, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, HappyPow, Oplon|Noka and Akainu|Kilzyou.

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Hori and Capcom team up to bring a new and classic set of Street Fighter arcade sticks to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's Switch console has a strong line up of fighting games from Ultra Street Fighter 2 to Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and most recently with Mortal Kombat 11 — and that's all before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The ability to come across quality arcade sticks for the platform natively have been a bit harder to come by, however.

Hori and Capcom have teamed up to bring some new Street Fighter-branded fight sticks to the Switch featuring art from Third and the classic cabinets for SF2 in their full-sized Real Arcade Pro and the more portable Fighting Stick Mini.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's 3rd top selling franchise yet its average sales number per release is much lower, eclipsed by Marvel vs. Capcom and others

Capcom has seen a massive resurgence over the past two years or so after releasing titles like Monster Hunter World and Resident Evil 2 that has led the company into one of its most profitable periods ever despite their fighting game sector not punching with the same impact as before.

Street Fighter 2 on the Super Nintendo was Capcom's best-selling single release of all-time for many years before being overtaken by the ever-expanding worlds of the two aforementioned franchises. Breaking down their series sales as a whole, however, paints a bit of harsher spotlight on the original king of the fighting game craze.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

Updates: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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