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And Street Fighter 4 loses the #1 spot by four votes! Here's which Street Fighter game series our readers voted as their favorite

Updated: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: It's no secret that Street Fighter as a series is really a big series with a bunch of subseries - since all of their entries have received multiple sequels or revisions, except Street Fighter 5, so far, though that has been divided up into seasons per year.

The head Street Fighter series is vast, so much so that each subseries is also very expansive, and each tends to have a very distinct feel to them. With that in mind, I decided to throw together a poll to settle it once and for all - which series is the very best one?

That's not a question we can reliably answer, but we can make a fair approximation at least as to which is most popular among you, our loyal readerbase.

So delay no longer! Jump below and cast your vote.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers hits the Nintendo Switch on May 26th

The official Street Fighter Twitter account has just announced the release date for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers. Fans looking to get their hands on the updated version of the classic fighter on the Nintendo Switch can do so on May 26th, 2017.

Ultra Street Fighter 2 brings back the full roster from Super Street Fighter 2, but adds two new combatants -- Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. Players can choose between the retro, pixel-art graphic style or switch it up with the updated HD Remix-esque look.

Included in USF2 are different modes, including the "Way of the Hado" first-person mini-game, an art gallery, color edit mode, and more. You can check out the game's official box art below.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch comes with a $39.99 price tag.

Source: Street Fighter on Twitter. Sent in by malcrash01 and BlitzN.

Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' (first-person mode) includes experience point system, multiple difficulties, and a fight with M. Bison

New details and screenshots for Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' mode have surfaced over on Capcom-Unity.

The way in which the mode works is very different from typical fighting games because of the first-person perspective and the emphasis on the Switch's motion controls of the two Joy-Con controllers. You'll only be able to perform Ryu's three special moves as a form of fighting: Hadouken, Shoryuken, and the Tatsumaki.

Not only will you be fighting minions, but you'll also face M. Bison himself once you're strong enough to do so.

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M. Bison fights... a car that shoots lasers? This new Toyota ad takes a trek through the world of Street Fighter 2

A Toyota advertisement has gone out in Japan that features the new Toyota C-HR hybrid car, music from Queen, and Street Fighter 2. Why, you ask? I haven't the foggiest, but it sure is awesome.

The commercial shows a 16-ish bit automobile driving past each of the world warriors on their respective stages. We see the eight original Street Fighters first, followed by each of the four members of Shadaloo.

For the finale, the C-HR engages in a battle with M. Bison. No joke. Though the car has the ability to jump, block, and fire lasers in the ad, I don't think the real thing can do the same...

Below is a quick clip of the commercial. To see the full thing, be sure to hit the jumo.


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First footage of Ultra Street Fighter 2's first-person mode - Ayano shows how to Dragon Punch, Tatsu, and Hadouken

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

On Monday, we learned that the gamewill indeed feature a first-person game mode in which the player uses the Joycon to defeat Shadaloo soldiers. Today, however, we get to see it in action for the first time.

The “Unleash! Ha”DO”ken” game mode appears to be a simple mini-game of sorts, tasking the player with the mission of defeating waves of enemies. Each attack is activated by using the motion feature on the Joycon -- if a player wants to toss a fireball, they have to perform a Hadouken motion with their hands, raise their fist for a Dragon Punch, and move their hands side-to-side for a Hurricane Kick.

You can check out some screenshots of the mode below.

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A pretty good Kolin Valentine, a decent Chun-Li Valentine video and the worst Street Fighter Valentine cards you've ever seen

You've probably seen the "worst Street Fighter Valentines card ever" floating around social media the last few days, but if you haven't we've got you covered.

That first image of Kolin is actually pretty awesome, and comes from the official Street Fighter Twitter, but the rest of this gallery is so cringe worthy it hurts. (Why does Chun-Li look like she's straight out of The Exorcist?)

These Valentines are from the early 90's, and were orignally posted in the late GamePro Magazine. You'll see them in the gallery below, and then we've also included a short Chun-Li Valentines video from Screen Team.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers to have first-person mode, according to box art photo

Some new information regarding the Nintendo Switch exclusive Capcom title, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, has surfaced. According to a photo of the game's box art, we will be seeing a first-person mode called “Unleash! Ha”DO”ken”.

Photos of Switch game box art are currently spreading across the internet, and one such photo that shows Ultra Street Fighter 2's case popped up on several different areas of 2ch. Nintendo Everything reports that this first-person mode will function by way of the console's Joycon controllers.

We caught a quick glimpse of this mode in Ultra Street Fighter 2's official reveal trailer last month, and some fans (including me) thought this might be a VR-related project. As of right now, that does not seem to be the case.

You can check out the box art photo below.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out on top in the Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive, awaiting final word from EVO staff

The Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive to determine the player's choice game has concluded. At this time, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has raised the most money totaling

It was a very close race that came down to the wire. Pokken Tournament and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were neck-and-neck throughout the entirety of the donation drive, and the end result was a close one.

At this time, we are waiting on confirmation from the EVO staff whether or not UMvC3 will secure the 9th spot on the event's line up. Though the game raised the most money, all of the numbers will likely have to be tallied and potential false donations may need to be weeded out.

To see how much money each game raised, be sure to hit the jump.

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How fast can a life bar disappear? Everything from 0.5 to 8 seconds depending on the game - LiangHuBBB compilation shows some truly terrifying moments

We've all had those rounds where just every single thing goes wrong - we block the crossup the wrong way, we guess wrong on wakeup, we make an execution error at the worst point in time... Well, imagine all of this happening in the very same round, and you pretty much have this video.

One of LiangHuBBB's latest, it shows just how fast you can be defeated in a variety of games. Some of these situations at the end are glitched, though which ones are specified in the video description, but the vast majority of them are regular situations from regular matches.

Check out a snippet from a Street Fighter 4 match featuring Gen and Seth below.


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Street Fighter characters' alternate colors got to shine in Championship Edition and Super artwork - check out the gallery here

Street Fighter 2 proved popular enough that Capcom kept making new versions of it, with all kinds of additions, including brand new artwork by Capcom's seasoned artists.

Here, we've got the art pieces from Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition and Street Fighter 2 Turbo for your perusing pleasure. You can check out the first pieces here.

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Several iconic moves detailed in old-school official art for Street Fighter 2 - full image gallery here

Street Fighter 2, perhaps the biggest fighting game of all time, basically defined the entire fighting game genre back in its day.

It might have been before your time, but if it wasn't, you're sure to get a kick out of these classic old art pieces for the game. Hell, even if it was before your time, they're still worth a look. We even included a Street Fighter 1 art piece to start the gallery off. Check it out here.

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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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