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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Game-play impressions of Ultra Street Fighter 2 by Justin Wong

EFox|Justin Wong has apparently had the opportunity to play some Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers. He has been giving his game-play impressions over Twitter.

Quite a few balance tweaks have been made. Justin Wong notes that you are now able to tech throws which changes the meta dramatically.

Other things he notes is that Akuma is still really strong but he has low life, Ryu no longer has a fake fireball so he works more like Super Turbo Ryu, Chun Li is not able to store the motion for her super, and more.

Justin Wong also mentions that Violent Ken has a command dash that can go through projectiles. He even shows Violent Ken's super (Tweet #13 if you want to see that).


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First game-play footage of Ultra Street Fighter 2 to be shown off by Yoshinori Ono on the Nintendo Treehouse stream

Yoshinori Ono, the executive producer behind the Street Fighter series, will be showing off Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Treehouse stream himself.

This will be the first actual game-play footage we'll get of Ultra Street Fighter 2 since it was announced yesterday.

Remember that new characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken were added to the game. We'll keep an eye out for any more "final challengers" that the game will add.

The stream will start at 6:30 A.M. PT and 9:30 A.M. ET. Hit the jump below to see the stream.

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Game-play footage for Evil Ryu and Violent Ken in Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

A video uploaded to YouTube demonstrates Evil Ryu and Violent Ken in Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

This is the first game-play footage of these characters. Up until now, we've only seen still images of these characters.

The video is in Japanese so you won't really be able to understand what is being said.

Evil Ryu appears to have his teleport and his hop kick from the Street Fighter 4 series. We probably shouldn't expect too many moveset changes from Evil Ryu's Street Fighter 4 iteration.


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Could Oni be making an appearance in Ultra Street Fighter 2? Is that a hint sitting right in front of our faces?

Update: Apparently "ONI" was also the name of the default high score in Hyper Street Fighter 2: The Anniversary Edition, so maybe there is actually nothing to this after all.

Then again... Street Fighter 2 HD Remix did not have a score overlay at all. They must've specifically added that back in for some reason.

Earlier: So with the announcement of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, it's pretty apparent that this isn't just a port of the Street Fighter 2 series as it comes with new content. Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are among these "final challengers" as playable characters.

I couldn't help but notice that the high score of 50,000 points belongs to the name "ONI." Are the developers trying to tell us something?

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Could Oni also be one of the new characters that is playable in Ultra Street Fighter 2? Perhaps he is a hidden boss character like Akuma is.

It's also possible that this is just a reference to the character or a red herring.

What do you guys make of this? Let us know in the comments section.

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers shown off for the Nintendo Switch; New characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken playable

There was a quick clip of Street Fighter 2 being shown over Nintendo Switch live stream. This was apparently leaked as "Super Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers" by someone over 4chan, but it is actually called Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

This clip shows that this game is more than just a port of Street Fighter 2. It showed a quick clip of Ryu and Ken fighting together against M. Bison. Characters Evil Ryu and Violent Ken have been shown off to be playable in an image.

This brings purpose to the still unconfirmed HORI stick leak we heard about.

This is very interesting considering the last time anything was done with the second iteration of Street Fighter was Street Fighter 2: HD Remix back in November 25, 2008. Supposedly this isn't just a port, but a game with additional content.

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Yoshihara sketches Akuma from Street Fighter 5, also draws amazing figures from Darkstalkers, King of Fighters and Third Strike

The art of Yoshihara continues to wow us each and every time we look at it.

We're happy to see the artist is still hard at work with his trademark style as he's now added the most recent iteration of Akuma to his portfolio.

We've put together a gallery featuring the demonic fighter along with characters like Lilith from Darkstalkers, Leona from King of Fighters and a handful of Third Strike favorites.

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CarlosG captures Christmas miracles with his camera, check out these Holiday costume cuties along with some other familiar faces

If you thought Juri, Laura and Karin looked good in game with their new, festive outfits, just wait until you see Lexirobot, Natasha Leigh and Ireland Reid in them.

Photographer CarlosG has snapped some incredible shots of these holiday hotties and we've rounded them up for you give a look over today.

CarlosG also has a few shots of characters from other fighting game franchises, as well as a picture of himself as Sagat.

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Rose in a swimsuit we get, but what's Sagat doing on a bus with Meowth? From casual to obscure, Jaimito's fighting game drawings are beautiful

Jaime "Jaimito" Herrera is an exceptionally talented artist who spends a good portion of his artistic efforts on fighting game related work.

We've gone through Jaimito's fairly extensive portfolio to share some of our favorites with you today. As you'll see, his drawings feature recognizable fighting game faces in various situations.

While some are just posed against a colored backdrop, others, like that Sagat, urge us to think a bit more. Let us know what you think after looking through Jaimito's gallery.

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King of Fighters characters, Street Fighters old and new and even some love for Tekken; Yoshihara's sketch art is back by popular demand

Due to the warm reception of our previous Yoshihara galleries, we've rounded up one more armful from this very talented artist to share with you today.

One of these sketches tells a bit of a story as we see a jealous Guy looking over at Ryu and Sakura, but the rest are busts of various characters from various fighting game franchises. Take a gander through and let us know which are your favorites.

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Why are these Street Fighter sweaters and other clothing so ridiculous... and why do I want them so badly?

Every holiday season, things tend to get a little colder in most parts of the world. It's around this time where we need warmer clothing to keep ourselves from freezing.

Sometimes though, the clothing that's available can be a little bit ridiculous. In particular, Street Fighter sweaters can be hilarious to look at.

Yellow Bulldog is apparently selling some rather...interesting clothing choices featuring one of our favorite fighting game franchises. Some of these actually do look kind of cool but others...well, see for yourself.

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Ken's Tatsu in Champion Edition was hilariously overpowered, watch him dismantle Zangief in seconds with back to back stun combos

While developers may not hit the mark perfectly when they come out with the initial version of fighting games today, they've certainly come a long way since the early days of Street Fighter.

Venture with us back to Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, the first game that allowed players to control Sagat, Vega, Balrog and M. Bison, as we take a look at a move with hilariously strong properties, (no, it's not Bison's Psycho Crusher.)

If used correctly, Ken's Tatsu could be used to string together some insane combos.

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Zangief's MK Powerbomb has infinite range in SF2: The New Challengers?! And we thought Street Fighter 4's LP SPD was bad...

In Ultra Street Fighter 4, Zangief's light punch Spinning Pile Driver can scoop the opponent up from far away. It's a range that doesn't seem like it'd work, but it totally does.

Though the range on that move is crazy, today we learned something that's even more insane. D-NO on Twitter shared a GIF featuring a clip from Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers in which Zangief grabs Ryu with his medium kick Powerbomb from unbelievably far away.

Hit the GIFs below to see Zangief's USF4 range and D-NO's clip.


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From Super Turbo to Tekken 7, Akuma has been in the shadows of a ridiculous number of fighting games; check out our visual history for the demon here

This was a daunting mountain to climb, but we've buckled down and tackled the visual history of Street Fighter's most popular villain: Akuma.

Since his debut in Street Fighter II, Akuma has made an appearance in almost every subsequent Street Fighter-related title. While this includes games like Puzzle Fighter and Namco vs. Capcom, we've chosen to stick to fighting games for this already massive history gallery.

The demonic fighter has become a staple of the Street Fighter series, rivaling even Ryu and Chun-Li in popularity. Our gallery covers appearances starting from Street Fighter II and going all the way to his Street Fighter 5 CFN image.

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You'll see our previous character visual histories below.

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