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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Vega can't reattach his claw, slight reduction in throw damage, and more - Here's what's changed in Ultra Street Fighter 2

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers sees its official release today on the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, Capcom has put together a quick video to detail some of the changes made in the new iteration of Street Fighter 2.

To start, the video gives us a look at the new combatants, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. We learn that the former is more of a tank than his fellow dark Shotos, and the latter is fast, but has the second lowest health in the game.

We then learn more about specific changes, such as Vega's inability to pick up his claw after it has been knocked off. Additionally, throw damage has been slightly reduced and throw escapes have been added.

You can check out the Vega change in action below.


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Capcom considering doing more with Nintendo Switch? Support could depend on Ultra Street Fighter 2's performance

Capcom will gauge their future support for the Nintendo Switch while watching Ultra Street Fighter 2's performance.

In an interview with Toyokeizai (brought to our attention by Calm Mind on NeoGAF), the company's COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto shed some light on their current approach for Nintendo's latest hardware.

"As for us here at Capcom, we try to offer software that meshes well with each platform, so we're doing basic research at the moment," Tsujimoto said (thanks to MajinTenshinhan's translation). "For Switch in particular, we have Ultra Street Fighter 2 releasing in May, so we'll decide on our approach while watching how it performs."

Whether this means Capcom will cease development for Switch titles if the game doesn't perform up to par, or if strong sales will simply encourage them to produce more games is uncertain right now.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2 review

Capcom's Nintendo Switch title, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, will be releasing this Friday. Many have wondered if it will be worth its $40 price tag.

What does USF2 offer compared to its older editions? It actually does come with a few nice additions that can serve as a momentary distraction.

As someone who only started really getting into the advanced stuff of the Street Fighter series since Street Fighter 4, my perspective for this game is a fresh one rather than one driven by nostalgia. It's been over twenty years since I last touched one of the SF2 titles.

I can say that USF2 feels like a mixed bag. There are certainly some enjoyable things about the game, but there are also plenty that bother me as well.

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Think Deadshot's gameplay is overwhelming in Injustice 2? Take a look at Old Sagat in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo

There's been a lot of complaining about Deadshot in the hopes of potentially getting NRS to nerf the character in an upcoming patch, but some people have been adamantly against the idea.

We've already seen a player at Toryuken throw his controller at the conclusion of an Injustice 2 match against Deadshot. What if I told you that Deadshot is actually not the most frustrating zoning character to have ever existed in a fighting game?

During a time in which there were no patches, there was a game released called Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. In it, players could choose the new versions of characters, or the old versions of character at the price of having no super available.

Old Sagat is a character that is still infamous today in being an extremely powerful zoning character. His Tiger Uppercut's extremely high damage does an extremely good job of deterring people from ever jumping.

This match also occurred at Toryuken, but there was no complaining:


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Source: TorontoTopTiers stream.

More footage of Buddy Battle, color edit mode, and Way Of The Hado in Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

The release for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch is right around the corner.

This version of Street Fighter 2 takes a legendary fighting game title and adds new characters and content. Today, we have some more footage of the game's new modes.

First up, Nintendo sits down with Capcom to run through the new Buddy Battle mode -- that which allows two players to take on one opponent at the same time. We also get to see more of the color edit mode, as well as some interesting colors made by the Nintendo crew that reflect characters such as Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Mario himself (with his fire flower power up).

You can check out these colors below.

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Additionally, GameXplain has uploaded new gameplay footage of USF4's first-person game mode, Way Of The Hado. You can check it all out after the jump.

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Akuma in USF2 is still broken... CPU Level 8 Akuma will make at least top 16 in tournaments - Justin Wong talks USF2, SF5, and more

In this second part of my interview with FOX|Justin Wong, we talk about Ultra Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 5.

With all these fighting games coming out, I decided to ask Justin Wong what his main fighting game will be once they are all out... though I get the sense that most people would only need one guess to get it right.

Be sure to have read up on part one of the interview if you haven't already. That part consisted on Justin's thoughts on MvCI.

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Street Fighter 2 has been entered into the Video Game Hall of Fame

The Video Game Hall of Fame is somewhat of a new concept, being that it was only started back in 2015. As such, there aren't a lot of games in the hall of fame yet.

It was only during this year that Street Fighter 2, the second traditional fighting game and sequel to the first, was added to the hall of fame. Street Fighter 2 was released in 1991.

Currently this is the only fighting on the list. With that said, Mortal Kombat is currently being considered to be added to the prestigious list.

If you want to see the entire list of games on the hall of fame, then hit the jump below.

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Ryu and Chun-Li use Shoryukens and Spinning Bird Kicks to clean a car in this Toyota commerical

Ryu and Chun-Li have been around for over 25 years at this point. As a result of this, these characters tend to be pretty recognizable even among non-gamers.

Street Fighter 2, in particular, is somewhat famous for a certain bonus stage in which the player could destroy a car for additional points. They would do this by using normal and special attacks.

Not too long ago, a Japanese commercial for a Toyota has aired. Ryu and Chun-Li made a special appearance during the commercial.

Rather than destroying the car with their attacks like we have probably come to expect, Ryu and Chun-Li's attacks were cleaning the car. Hit the jump below to check out the video.

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Brand new trailer and soundtrack sampler including classic and new generation character themes for Ultra Street Fighter II released

Capcom just released a new trailer for their first fighter for the Nintendo Switch.

Ultra Street Fighter II is coming May 26th, and we're getting yet another look at the highly anticipated update to the granddaddy of all fighters. This trailer highlights the game's various modes including Way of the Hado, Arcade, Color Editor, Buddy Battle and more.

We also now have access to a soundtrack sampler for the game, which includes classic and new generation themes for a handful of the game's characters.

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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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Skullgirls' Big Band plays an instrumental Street Fighter 2 Ryu theme

Big Band is a character in Skullgirls that is known for attacking with musical instruments. One user on Twitter has decided to make a video showcasing Big Band playing a number of musical themes.

One of the most recognizable themes to fighting game aficionados, would have to be Ryu's Street Fighter 2 theme. Not surprisingly, Big Band plays that theme in one of the videos.


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Source: KASServerTF2's Twitter. Ryu Photo Source: RetroTech07's YouTube channel.

Color edit mode demonstration gives Ryu some gnarly skin tones, new Ultra Street Fighter 2 footage

Capcom TV had another Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers showing this week. Street Fighter producer Tomoaki Ayano sat in to show off some of the game's new features and more gameplay.

This time around, we get a closer look at the game's Arcade Mode, as well as the character color edit feature. The demonstration takes Ryu through a transformation, giving him a variety of interesting colors.

Not only do we get to see how players will choose their custom colors, but the Capcom team also provides examples of the new mode's work in actual matches.

You can check out a quick preview of color edit mode below.


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To view the full video, be sure to hit the jump.

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Here's a look at the over 20-year-old anatomy guide that shaped Street Fighter's character design

Capcom recently shared a look at a set of documents used in-house that is over 20-years-old and has helped shape the Street Fighter series' character design. During GDC this year, Capcom Art Director Toshiyuki Kamei shared details on the guide, Siliconera reports.

This guide was designed back in the mid-90s and was edited by former Capcom artist Akira Yasuda. Kamei notes that the set of documents is still very valuable to the team, and has been used to teach new artists how to recreate characters and keep a visual consistency across Street Fighter titles.

Below are a handful of pages from the guide.

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Source: CFN. Via Siliconera. Sent in by UpsetDreamer.

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has gone gold, check out these new screenshots for the Nintendo Switch exclusive

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has gone gold.

The development process on the Nintendo Switch exclusive is now complete and the game is ready for shipping. Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono made the announcement yesterday on Twitter.

This update to the Street Fighter 2 series adds two new characters -- Evil Ryu and Violent Ken -- a color edit mode, team-up battles, and much more.

Below are a handful of new screenshots to get you started. Hit the jump to see the rest.

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