Street Fighter 2 stories

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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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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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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New combos after 26 years - Desk further explores Street Fighter 2:The World Warrior's Vega restand glitch

It has been 26 years since the release of Street Fighter 2:The World Warrior, but despite its age some new combos have been discovered.

Desk put together a combo video that further explores the game's Vega restand glitch. One of the first showings of this glitch came from TZW, dating back to when combo videos were on VHS.

Essentially, players can continue to hit Vega (Claw) when he has been knocked down by a sweep. Though this glitch has been around for a long time, Desk attempted to push the limits of it and see what he could come up with.

Below is just a quick example of his findings.


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To check out the full video, be sure to hit the jump. You can also find more information about the Vega restand glitch, courtesy of Desk, in the video's description.

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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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Hadoukens at the touch of a screen: Ayano demonstrates Ultra Street Fighter 2's alternate control option and 2v1 mode

Capcom Japan's own Tomoaki Ayano recently stopped by Capcom TV to show more of the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

During the broadcast, Ayano demonstrated how the control functions with the system's touch screen. As seen in the GIF below, there are several on-screen options in the corners of the screen that, when touched, will fire off a special move from your character.

You can see it in action below.


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Ayano goes on to show off the 2v1 mode we saw in the initial announcement trailer. To see Ryu and Ken do battle against M. Bison and Violent Ken, and much more, be sure to hit the jump.

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Check out Ultra Street Fighter 2's new color edit mode - make zombie Ryu, Hulk Zangief and more

Ultra Street Fighter 2 comes with a nifty color edit mode, which enables you to change the colors to your liking and save them.

You can customize your character's color by using the Nintendo Switch touchscreen.

The colors you save can be used in arcade mode, versus and online battles.

You can save up to 10 customized colors for each character. Check out the screen shots of this new mode.

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