Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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Frank West becomes... Cammy White? Street Fighter is making a -terrifying- guest appearance in Dead Rising 4

Yes, that is Frank West as Cammy. Yes, it's simultaneously horrific and great. Yes, it'll be available in just two days' time.

Capcom Unity recently revealed that Dead Rising 4 will be getting an update on January 30th that includes new difficulties as well as five new Street Fighter themed custom costumes. Here's a bit of the text from the post:

"To offer current players further engagement with Frank’s world, I’m excited today to announce that we’re introducing two new game difficulty modes and releasing a Street Fighter outfit pack, both free to all players. This is accompanied by a patch fixing several bugs we’ve been tracking since launch.

While in game, just visit your wardrobe and you will find these five outfits for your ultimate zombie fighting experience. The outfits will be available in game on Jan 30. Handsome fighters never lose battles!"

Capcom also posted this image of Zangief, Guile and... Cammy...

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Ultra Street Fighter 2 will have ranked matches with PP and BP, new information about online modes released

Capcom has released new information on Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers. This time, we learn more about its game modes and online options.

According to Gematsu, USF2's Arcade Mode will come equipped with a standby feature. This will allow players to open up their door to online battle requests while battling CPU opponents, then return to where they left off after the match is over.

Despite Street Fighter 2 seeing its original release over 20 years ago, Capcom still has some new things to toss into the mix. Players will be able to participate in local and ranked matches in Ultra Street Fighter 2, with the former taking advantage of the Nintendo Switch's wireless feature allowing you to connect with people nearby.

In ranked matches, players will compete for Player Points and Battle Points -- reminiscent of the Street Fighter 4 series. These points will allow players to look themselves up on the leaderboards, find their friends, or even their favorite competitors.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2 will have four ranked match options. You can find the breakdown after the jump.

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Is Ultra Street Fighter 2 worth the $400+ that it's going to take to play?

Street Fighter fans were very excited to see a new twist on an old classic last week when Ultra Street Fighter 2 was announced as an upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch, but is the excitement enough to warrant the price tag?

Vesper Arcade has a taken a closer look at what it's going to take to play USF2, and it's probably a bit more than you'd realize at first glance. The Nintendo Switch will cost $299, which is actually a very competitive price for a next gen console, but with only around five release titles, early purchases may be seen more as investments.

The game itself only carries with it a $40 price tag, and brings with it more than just a ported version of SF2, but that brings our running total to $340.

You'll need to purchase an online subscription to play online, a standard for contemporary gaming culture, and the Pro Controller will set you back another $70. Things don't end there, but we'll let Vesper spell out the rest of it for you in his video.

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'If this title sells extremely well we’ll consider it... for the time being it’s only going to be on [the] Switch' - Ono on USF2 console availability

IGN recently had an interview with Yoshinori Ono from Capcom. The topic of discussion was the recently announced Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

We managed to get a new piece of information from Ono here.

When asked about whether or not Ultra Street Fighter 2 will be released for other consoles, Ono had this to say:

"If this title sells extremely well we’ll consider it. We put a lot of thought into how this can be fully enjoyed on the Nintendo Switch, so for the time being it’s only going to be on [the] Switch."

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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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Did you know? Capcom wanted to do Alpha 3 instead of HD Remix; they scrapped 2,500 animation frames in development

With the recent announcement of Ultra Street Fighter 2, I thought it would be interesting to look back at some of the factoids that surrounded SSF2T HD Remix's development process.

Capcom actually wanted to remake Street Fighter Alpha 3, instead of SSF2T, according to the game's lead designer, David Sirlin.

"We eventually did start talking about new version of an old Street Fighter and they weren't really sure even which one.

"I specifically pushed for Super Turbo and I told them that. Super Turbo, there's just several reasons why you should choose that one," Sirlin said back in 2008.

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Ono: Violent Ken is easier to use, we recommend beginners starting with him - says Ultra Street Fighter 2 has several modes we haven't seen yet

Ultra Street Fighter 2 has been making waves in the fighting game community ever since its reveal during the Nintendo Switch presentation last week. The updated version of Super Street Fighter 2 adds new characters, online play, and more in celebration of the franchise's 30th anniversary.

Following the announcement, Nintendo held their Treehouse broadcast in which Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono sat in to discuss the upcoming title. Among the standard information about USF2, we learned a bit more about Violent Ken.

"As some of you may have seen, there are two new characters added into the series: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken," Ono said through a translator. "Violent Ken is a little bit easier [to use] for beginners, so if people are stuck on which character to start off with, we definitely suggest Violent Ken."

New characters aren't the only trick USF2 has up its sleeve, though. "There are several modes that people may or may not have seen in the trailer that we haven't announced yet. So, we definitely want people to look forward to future announcements for all the new game modes that are coming," Ono stated.

This might explain the mysterious clip we spotted in the game's initial reveal trailer.

You can check out the full interview and more gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers after the jump.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2's promotional artwork looks like a callback to Super Street Fighter 2

The promotional artwork was released for Ultra Street Fighter 2 over Capcom Unity. As expected, it looks pretty fantastic.

Many people are noticing that it looks very reminiscent of the promotional artwork of Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers. It certainly makes sense considering the similarities in the two games' titles.

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The original artist of the promotional artwork for Super Street Fighter 2 was known as Bengus. It is being theorized that Bengus might've also been the one to create the promotional artwork for Ultra Street Fighter 2 as well.

Source: Capcom Unity. Via Cobelcog's Twitter.

Life bar-melting combos, unlikely comebacks and broken Akuma sequences; these Super Turbo plays will take you back to where fighting game hype began

During the recent Nintendo Direct Capcom revealed that Ultra Street Fighter 2 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

As we excitedly await this new look on one of fighting game culture's most important and cherished classics, we figured checking out some exciting plays from classic Street Fighter 2 would only be fitting.

We've got a great video round up of edge of your seat bouts and clutch moments from some top tier Japanese players. Check out this intense sequence between Muteguile and Kurahashi:

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Capcom wanted dads who grew up with Street Fighter 2 to play the new version together with their children - Ayano talks USF2 in Famitsu interview

One of the more shocking aspects of Nintendo Switch's unveiling was that the Street Fighter 2 is getting a new installment in the series... After over 20 years (depending on if you count HD Remix as a sequel or a remake).

Famitsu had a talk with current Street Fighter producer Tomoaki Ayano where he details how Ultra Street Fighter 2 came about, why they made the decisions they made with it and more. I took the time to translate the interview to share this with all of you - catch a snippet of it right below.

Famitsu: Thanks a lot for taking the time to talk with us today. Let's get right to the point - please tell us the whole story of how Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the Nintendo Switch came to be.

Ayano: This year is Street Fighter's 30th anniversary. We've been thinking for a while, "What can we do for our fans who have been supporting us for 30 years?", and right around then, the Nintendo Switch started getting attention.

Looking over the projected development time, it seemed like it would time in perfectly with our 30th anniversary, so that's how it started.

Continue further below for the rest of the interview.

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Violent Ken isn't overcome with Satsui No Hado, he's brainwashed and uses Psycho Power; learn exactly who Evil Ryu and Violent Ken really are

What happens when Street Fighter's good guys take a turn for the worse... fans get super hype.

To those that are newer to the Street Fighter universe, we'd like to formally introduce Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. These two -mostly- non-canonical characters have just been announced for the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the Nintendo Switch, meaning they've come back onto our radars in a big way.

If you're wondering how these two came about, where they fit into the SF games and exactly what their powers are, History Behind the Warrior has short but detailed videos explaining the backgrounds for both.

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Evil Ryu and Violent Ken have their moves and a touch of death combo shown off, along with the new throw tech option for Ultra Street Fighter 2

A user on YouTube known as Burnout Fighter has uploaded a few clips showcasing some interesting aspects of the newly announced Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

For one, we finally get to see the new tech break in action for Street Fighter 2. Previously, you could only soften the damage you'd take from a throw but this is the first time you've been able to completely defend against it.

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In addition to this, Burnout Fighter also shows off what new moves Evil Ryu and Violent Ken have when compared to their good counterparts.

Notably, he also performs a combo with Evil Ryu that is able to stun by itself. This basically shows that Evil Ryu will be capable of performing a touch of death combo.

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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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Official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

The official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has been released on YouTube. In the trailer, we get a brief history of the ulture that Street Fighter has brought us over the years, specifically Street Fighter 2.

After the history review, we get to see some actual game-play footage for the game. It briefly shows a few features such as the abiltiy to play with pixel graphics or HD graphics.

At the end, it shows two shadowy silhouettes... who we obviously know to be Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Hit the jump below to check out the trailer.

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