Street Fighter 2 stories

Celtic Throwdown 2016 results ft. Luffy, CCL, MisterCrimson, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another European Capcom Pro Tour ranking tournament is taking place this weekend, this time in Dublin, Ireland.

At Celtic Throwdown 2016 you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, of course, but also Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, Mortal Kombat XL and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players attending include RB|Luffy, AWS|CCL, MD|MisterCrimson, PxP|Problem X, Ryan Hart, PRLS|Packz, EG|K-Brad, Rize|Cobelcog, AWS|Akainu, MBR, RSD|CharmingRogue, Rize|Brian, PRLS|Afii, CKT|Fergus and many more.

Streaming is being handled by Brian Von Doom, Ms Cupcakes, Guard Breaker and Grand Master Challenge.

Check out the full action below.

Continue reading »

Visual history of Cammy explores the backside of her career

Cammy first appeared in the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 2 on September 10, 1993, and ever since her debut she's been waifu status for a number of players in the FGC.

Our gallery below showcases her different appearances in a number of Capcom fighting games over the years, all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

She's had a very long fighting game career, which means there's quite a bit of artwork here to look through.

Visual history of Cammy gallery image #1 Visual history of Cammy gallery image #2 Visual history of Cammy gallery image #3 Visual history of Cammy gallery image #4 Visual history of Cammy gallery image #5
Click images for larger versions

OzHadou Nationals 14 results ft. Daigo, GamerBee, HumanBomb, Itabashi Zangief

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Asia/Oceania's Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, OzHadou Nationals 14, is taking place this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

While the main focus is on Street Fighter 5, the tournament will also feature high-level play for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat XL, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match and King of Fighters 98.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, BurnoutFighter, Somniac, DS|Falco and many more.

Streaming is being handled by OzHadou, Sydney Smash, Sydney Smash 2, Yiggs AU, Gilbagz, MegaDarve and Gamrah.

Continue reading »

Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #1 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #2 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #3 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #4 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #5 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #6 Visual history of Street Fighter's Ken image #7
Click images for larger versions

Capcom tried to distance itself from SF3 with Street Fighter 4, bring back SF2's players - did they succeed?

It's interesting to look back at old interviews to check out statements developers made, and if they were able to follow through on their intentions.

Street Fighter 2, from a sales perspective, has been the pinnacle of the series, and it's not much of a surprise that Capcom tried to bring back as much of that nostalgia as possible with SF4, but it raises the question — did they succeed?

"We're trying to re-open the fighting genre to people who haven't played it in a while," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said back in early 2008.

Street Fighter 4 was being tested in arcades at the time, and didn't look like the game you may remember. Here's a visual.


Click image for larger version

Continue reading »

'Go home and be a family man' - This metal cover of Guile's theme with lyrics added on totally knocked our socks off

Well, isn't this a nice treat. A bunch of musicians from Brazil have teamed up together to bring us something truly amazing - a metal Guile's Theme cover, but contrary to most other covers out there, this one has lyrics added on to it, and five members working in unison to bring the utmost level of hype and burning American pride to the song.

This video brings together Celso Alves on vocals, Fábio Lima on classical/lead guitar, Vítor Monticelli on bass, Gilson Naspolini on drums and Nando Moura on lead guitar to bring us a truly epic version of one of Street Fighter's most celebrated musical pieces.

Check out this extravagant cover below.

Continue reading »

Cammy White vs. Sonya Blade... who would win in a fight to the finish? Vote for your favorite, then watch the Death Battle play out

These fighters have been staples of their respective fighting game mega franchises for over twenty years now. Sonya Blade of Mortal Kombat and Cammy White of Street Fighter now finally meet on the battlefield to determine who the stronger femme fatale is.

Both characters have an extensive military background, and have proven time and time again that they can hang with the strongest beings in their universes.

When it boils down to it, we'd probably give the agility edge to Cammy while Sonya boasts technicality with her array of gadgets and tools, but which is more important when fighting to the death?

It's the classic MK vs. SF with two of fighting game's most recognizable figures, let us know who you think will win before you watch by voting in the poll below, then let us know what you thought of outcome in the comments.

Continue reading »

Visual history of Chun-Li explores her appearances in tons of fighting games

Ever since Chun-Li made her debut appearance in Street Fighter 2, Capcom has been including her in a considerable amount of titles through the years.

To help document how her look has changed through the years, we've included various pieces of artwork starting from Street Fighter 2, working all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

While Chun-Li's core look has stayed intact, for the most part, the style and approach artists have taken with the character have definitely evolved. Check out our gallery below.

Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #1 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #2 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #3 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #4 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #5 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #6 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #7 Visual history of Chun-Li gallery image #8
Click images for larger versions

The Nintendo Power guide to Street Fighter 2 Turbo is a blast from the past

The folks over at archive.org recently uploaded quite a few classic issues of Nintendo Power for all to enjoy, and one in particular offers a bit of a fond trip down memory lane for some.

The August 1993 issue of Nintendo Power covered the console version of Street Fighter 2 Turbo Hyper Fighting with a guide to familiarize players with the game.

Although some of the "tips from the pros" aren't exactly the best, it is interesting to get a look at things like their projected win percentages, or the older art style.

Nintendo Power SF2 guide image #1 Nintendo Power SF2 guide image #2 Nintendo Power SF2 guide image #3 Nintendo Power SF2 guide image #4
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »

The fighting game community says goodbye to one of Street Fighter's most influential figures: Rest in peace Nohoho

One of the most devoted figures in the Super Turbo scene, Nohoho, has passed away.

Though he was an exceptional Blanka player, it was Nohoho's, (pictured on the right in the banner) commitment to bringing Japanese knowledge and tech to the American scene that truly made him stand out in the community.

Even before the comforts and ease of communication brought on by modern technology, Nohoho would capture footage using VHS tapes so he could share with the community. He also started one of the most famous ST blogs of all time.

The details of his passing are unknown, but our best wishes go out to his surviving family and friends. Thank you so much for your contributions to our community Nohoho, it's people like you that make our world go round.

Source: ST Revival. Sent in by LordAkira, Vernon and rafael2487.

Black Eyed Peas Vega, a cancelled comic book line, and X-Rated violence inspires the franchise's name: 7 things you didn't know about Street Fighter

Last month, ArcadeCloud put together a list of things that many Street Fighter fans may not know about the beloved game series.

These seven items and occurrences range from a failed comic book line that lasted only three issues, to some questionable design ideas back in the Street Fighter 2 days.

Though the franchise's name may seem straight forward, it was actually inspired by an extremely violent Japanese martial arts film entitled "The Street Fighter." This movie was so violent, it was the first to receive an X-Rating here in the US.

One scene in particular raised concern as the lead actor, Sonny Chiba, rips something from another man... below the belt. Other particularly violent scenes include a punch to the head that fills a man's mouth with blood.

You can check out both in the GIF below, but don't worry, the worst parts are censored.


Click image for animated version

One thing that I was unaware of -- although it wasn't an actual part of this list -- is that one of the members of the Black Eyed Peas played Vega in the Legend of Chun-Li film. I knew there was a reason I haven't watch that movie, other than it being notoriously bad, of course.

You can check out the video list below.

Continue reading »

Amazing Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, and Amaterasu statues, Street Fighter Pop figures, and more: Check out the Capcom merch displayed on E3 2016's show floor

E3 2016 wrapped up last week, and as many of you probably know by now I was on the scene gathering intel for the team back home. During some down time, I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the awesome merchandise Capcom had on display at their booth on the show floor.

Featured for attendees to see were a number of amazing looking statues, a handful of the upcoming Funko Pop figures, and even some killer Mega Man stuff.

Since E3 isn't open to the public, I thought I'd share some of this stuff with you all! Below are just a handful of the photos to get you started, but you can check out the rest after the jump.

Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #1 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #2 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #3 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #4 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #5 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #6 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #7 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #8 Capcom figures and merch from the E3 2016 show floor image #9

Continue reading »

Did you know Bryan Cranston voiced Fei Long? Street Fighter fans will love this nostalgic trip through the franchise's history

We're always talking about the here and now of our favorite fighting games, but it's sometimes nice to take a trip to the historical section to revisit some of the rich history of games like Street Fighter.

It started as a, excuse me for saying it, pretty bad game from the late eighties, but would become an entire franchise that branched out into media beyond just video games.

YouTube game reviewer SomecallmeJohnny has devoted a full video to look back over the years of Street Fighter, and covers some nostalgic and surprising tidbits.

I personally was not aware that Bryan Crantson, best known for his role as Walter White in AMC's Breaking Bad, actually voiced Fei Long in the animated Street Fighter movie.

Johnny's review is both informative and very entertaining, and even those who have been around since the beginning will most certainly enjoy it. Take a few minutes to journey through this blast from the Street Fighter past.

Continue reading »

Sagat gets double teamed by two Chun-Lis, Blanka is more soccer ball than beast - check out this wild clip from Future Cops

Have you ever stopped and thought to yourself, "What if someone took Street Fighter 2 and combined it with Supercop?" Chances are, you haven't, but that didn't stop it from actually happening.

Future Cops is a 1993 film from Hong Kong that takes some "creative liberties" with iconic Street Fighter characters.

For example, in a moment when Chun-Li finds herself on the losing side of a fight with Sagat, her mother suddenly appears from the sky to assist with a Spinning Bird Kick.

If that wasn't enough, the two go on to show Sagat their "powerful stance," and knock him out complete with Street Fighter 2 sound bytes.


Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

Akuma battles with stretchy arms, an energy sword, and more in Maker vs. Marker 2 - another stellar stop-animation video

A few years back, we posted a very creative, stop-motion video featuring an artist's hand battling a whiteboard illustration of Akuma on our front page. The impressive animation wowed us, and up until now we had no idea there was a part two.

Uploaded a ways back, Maker vs. Marker 2 is yet another amazing experience that pits the artist against Akuma in a high-flying, fast-paced battle for supremacy.

Below is just a taste of what you can expect to see here, but be sure to hit the jump to see how the rematch unfolds.


Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

Continue reading »

Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

Continue reading »