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BeasTV is producing a movie starring Third Strike legend Kuroda; here's the teaser trailer for Project 9road

If you didn't see this coming, join the club. CYG|Daigo Umehara and BeasTV are putting together a film starring the world's best Third Strike player, Kuroda.

The idea for the film, titled Project 9road, came about a few months back when Kuroda appeared on Daigo's weekly live stream.

We don't know a ton about the film's plot, but the two minute teaser trailer that was released on Wednesday sets us up for something pretty epic.

Kuroda has been deemed virtually untouchable when it comes to Third Strike. His ability and understanding of the game is so strong that he's able to use most any character on the roster with the utmost efficiency.

That said, the character he's best known for using is the iron mask-clad Q. The two minute teaser sets the stage for Kuroda himself to get in touch with a mysterious man in an iron mask named "Number 9."

The film's title is a play on words as the Japanese kanji for the word "nine" is pronounced "Ku" or "Q." With this in mind, the title could read Project Qroad, which references both Kuroda's name as well as the character he's most closely associated with.

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The Fall Classic 2017 results ft. XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, JoeyFury, Speedkicks

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the many big events going on this weekend is The Fall Classic 2017, taking place in North Carolina.

This is a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you can bet the Tekken beasts will be out in full force. It's also a key event to the Dead or Alive Battle Royale, so we recommend paying attention to the high level of play in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as well.

Besides that, the event will also feature tournament play in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Another notable factoid about this tournament is that several top level 3rd Strike players from Japan have flown out to compete, so you can expect to see some Co-operation Cup tier gameplay coming your way.

There are also potential to increase the pot size of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as get some hype exhibition matches. For more details regarding this, go to this Matcherino page.

Players attending this even include, but are not limited to, XCalibur Bladez, Mr. Kwiggle, ITS|JoeyFury, PG|Speedkicks, Kokujin, RX, ITS|Princess Ling, Circa|JoeyD, Xcel|SperoGin, Issei, Rip, Jimmy J Tran, VS|Pokchop, Chi-Rithy, Yakkun and Noble|Vagabond.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Tekken, Funky P, KPB Live and Exodus 3rd.

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OzHadou Nationals 15 results ft Infiltration, Saint, Nobi, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour is in Sydney, Australia.

Of course, that's not all we're going to see here - it's also a Challenger event for the Tekken World Tour.

Besides those two main games, the event will also feature Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Project M, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

A ton of local players are going to be showing up, but besides them, a bunch of international players have made the trip down under to participate as well.

Players you can expect to see compete include, but are of course not limited to, RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Nobi, CO|Go1, ZW|OilKing, Mago, ROX|Knee, GRPT|MOV, Gachikun, Yamasa|Take, Kkokkoma, Yamasa|Yuu, Ponos|Moke and DNG|Tachikawa.

Streaming is being done at OzHadou, Melbourne Melee, Sydney Smash, BlankaEXX, Fire Ryda, Gamrah, Gilbagz and MegaDarve.

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I would not be who I am today without Street Fighter

Three decades of Hadokens, Dragon Punches, Sonic Booms, and Spinning Bird Kicks; today is Street Fighter's 30th birthday.

The very first Street Fighter title saw an arcade release on August 30th, 1987. From there, the series went on to spawn many of the staples we see in most fighting games today, an army of memorable characters -- some of which are among the most iconic in gaming history -- and a long legacy of amazing, competitive titles.

Street Fighter's impact on fighting games, and gaming in general, is indisputable, and to this day I owe much to its existence. Simply put, I would not be the person I am today without it.

When the original Street Fighter made its debut, I was about negative four-years-old. This, however, did not stop me from eventually stumbling upon the series and it becoming a very important part of my life.

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Streetfighterlegacy's Street Fighter 30th year anniversary digital artbook features a lot of unique styles and talent in this fan collaboration

The very first Street Fighter game was released back in August 30, 1987. We are rapidly approaching the 30th year anniversary of the Street Fighter series.

Streetfighterlegacy decided to take this opportunity to celebrate this occasion. It was decided that a digital artbook would be created using the work of the fans.

What is particularly unique about this celebration is that any fan work that was submitted would not be turned down, so long as it adhered to the rules. Artwork had to be family friendly, couldn't just be a reproduction, and had to have been made specifically for this collaboration (or at least wasn't present anywhere else on the internet).

As a result, many different styles and levels of talent are present in this project. This wasn't just a celebration of Street Fighter, but was also one of for its fans.

They were even able to get some work from Christian Howard, who has apparently studied in art. Christian Howard, in case you didn't know, is the man responsible for the Assassin's Fist series.

We were provided with a few samples of artwork for the sake of getting everybody started.

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King of Fighters and Street Fighter characters come to life through LGgreen15's fighting game artwork

Today we're bringing you some inspired fighting game art from lggreen15.

The talented Japanese artist has a fairly clear preference for SNK characters, though we do see a handful of a sprinkling of some of Street Fighter's old men with that beautiful trio of Gen, Gouken and Oro as well as a few Third Strike favorites.

As is the case with a handful of the artists we've recently featured here on EventHubs, LG shows off an artistic range with images that come off as more cartoonish as well as those that have a more realistic look to them.

If you like what you see, you should check out LG's Pixiv page for more of their work.

Please sound off in the comments with your reactions, and let us know which of these were your favorites.

The first six images in the gallery are right here, with the rest of it waiting below.

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The amount of changes from Second Impact into Third Strike was insane; Sabre discusses Capcom's total overhaul for Street Fighter 3

There's quite a bit of talk about the next big chapter for Street Fighter 5, specifically in regards to a "Super" version of the game.

While there's nothing official from Capcom yet, players have speculated about a wide variety of potential game changes including new modes, new mechanics, new characters and a new user experience.

Those of us that were around for Street Fighter 4's updates are aware of the addition of new characters, balance changes and even the possibility of a new mechanic or two. It's been my personal perception that Capcom probably wouldn't be willing to mess around with too many of the game's aspects at once. I was wrong.

While talking with Scott "AZsabre" Bender recently, I found that my 09er perception of what can change from one iteration of a game to another was extremely limited and small time.

Sabre, a competitive fighting game player who has delved into just about every game since Street Fighter 2, opened my eyes to the fact that Capcom's transition from Street Fighter 3: Second Impact to Third Strike was a complete and utter overhaul.

He's graciously given us a list of Second Impact to Third Strike changes he recalls off the top of his head, giving us an idea of just how drastic the alterations can get.

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Fan remakes classic Street Fighter intros with modern assets, and they are amazing

In past Street Fighter games there existed special character intros for specific match ups. If Alex and Hugo went up against each other in Third Strike, they'd stand chest to chest staring each other down until the other flinched.

There were several of these types of intros over the years, but in recent times Capcom has gone away from adding these interactions into their fighting titles. As always, when a gaming company doesn't put their resources into something, fans take it upon themselves to make it, and that's what we have here today.

Known for their excellent video editing skills, YouTube user sigmaG19 recreated some of these classic intros using modern assets. With models and graphics from recent games, we see some of our favorite interactions as they might look if they were in the latest Capcom fighters.

These scenes utilize character models, stages, and animations from Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5. We see such intros as Adon and Sagat's clash from the Alpha series, Evil Ryu vs. Akuma, the aforementioned Hugo and Alex stare down, and more.

Each remade intro is fantastic, and we can't help but feel nostalgic and hopeful that one day we might see something like this return in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, we saw sigmaG19's suggestions for changes in Street Fighter 5. These included new mechanics to help with combo expansion, additional Critical Arts, and more.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the intros in action.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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Defend the North 2017 results feat. Punk, Smug, SonicFox, ChrisG, Dragon

Updated with final results: We've added the results for Defend the North 2017 into this story.

Defend the North 2017 is taking place this weekend in White Plains, New York. This is a wonderful event every single year, attracting strong competition.

Notable players schedule to compete this weekend include PG|Punk, Rise|Smug, FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, Noble|Dragon, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz and Dieminion, among others.

Street Fighter 5 leads the pack in entrants with 146, Injustice 2 had 98, Tekken 7 has 88, and Smash 4 has 72, as of Friday afternoon.

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Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One German listing on Coolshop

No matter what fighting games you like, August 30, 1987 is a very important date for fighting game fans. This was the date in which Fighting Street (now known as Street Fighter) released.

In other words, August 30th will be the 30th year anniversary for the Street Fighter series. This is certainly something worth celebrating.

15 years ago, the Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection was released for the 15th year anniversary. It was available for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2.

Recently, a German listing for the Street Fighter: Anniversary Collection was found at Coolshop. What makes this particularly interesting is that it states it will be playable on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This will include Hyper Street Fighter II and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Considering that we recently saw the release of Ultra Street Fighter 2 on the Nintendo Switch, it is currently unknown if this Hyper Street Fighter II will include options from the newest edition of the game, especially considering that USF2 was a "smash hit" on the Switch.

It is possible that this is simply only placeholder text for what we will actually see in the future. The price of this game is set to 36.95 Euros, which is equivalent to about $43.42 in U.S. dollars. If this is a real thing, then it will probably be at around $39.99 for American gamers.

Sent in by: RYU81, LeonHartEX, and an anonymous user.

UFC fighter Angela 'Overkill' Hill hits San Diego Comic-Con with another epic Street Fighter cosplay

Angela "Overkill" Hill is a big Street Fighter fan. The UFC fighter returns to our front page today with more epic cosplay.

In celebration of San Diego Comic-Con, which wrapped up over the weekend, Angela took on the role of another warrior from the legendary fighting franchise. This time, Hill dressed up as the classic Capoeira combatant from Street Fighter 3, Elena.

Hill was joined by two friends who cosplayed as Sagat and Sakura. Together, the three attended the convention and posted quite a bit on social media showcasing a stroll around the neighborhood in their awesome costumes.

As mentioned previously, this isn't the first time we've seen Hill don Street Fighter-related duds. Back in March of last year, we saw Angela take to the stage of the Invicta FC 16 weigh-ins in a full-blown Dhalsim cosplay.

Earlier this year, Hill showed up to the UFC Fight Night 104 weigh-ins dressed as Sagat. The clip spread on social media and even reached Capcom, which led to the company sending her a killer care package.

Below you can check out a photo of Angela Hill's Elena cosplay. We have also included a couple of videos from Twitter featuring the whole crew.

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'I want to meet the Ono-san of SF3 and congratulate him' - Ono reveals both the biggest challenge and proudest moment of his Street Fighter career

With the exception of a few tweets leading up to EVO this year, we haven't heard all that much from Yoshinori Ono, but a recent interview with ESPN offers us a much desired catch up session with the lovable, troll-prone Executive Producer of Street Fighter 5.

Nowadays Ono is most commonly seen venturing to major events with his Blanka doll, making Street Fighter 5 announcements dressed as upcoming characters and prompting huge crowds to perform his trademark real life Shoryuken.

In recent years, the producer's claim to fame came from his work on Street Fighter 4 as he had a major hand in rejuvenating the entire series and helping the fighting game genre enter an all new chapter of success.

Ono's discussion with ESPN covered a myriad of topics including the future of Street Fighter and its place in eSports, but we were especially intrigued by his early years with the company, during the turbulent Street Fighter 3 era.

Though it retained a devoted player following, Street Fighter 3 was not a commercial success for Capcom. There was real possibility of the Street Fighter franchise coming to an end with SF3, but Ono's specific passion for the iconic series was a major factor in keeping it alive.

"I wanted to make the next Street Fighter game, but Capcom said "no." The conversation would continue for several years and that's why there's a 10-year gap between Street Fighter 3 and Street Fighter 4," Ono explained to ESPN.

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Japan only place you can find offline competition in Third Strike anytime say U.S. transplants - gamers give great insight into modern throwback scene

The days of Street Fighter 3: Third Strike were certainly a very interesting era for Street Fighter fans. It didn't really cater to new players that well, and was instead focused on the hardcore audience with a bunch of unfamiliar characters at the time.

Recently, a documentary of sorts was released by Phil H in which he interviewed U.S. players living in Japan. While many of these individuals have their own reasons for being in a foreign country, they definitely have something in common: an interest in Third Strike and the scene present in Japan.

One of the players even mentioned that it is the "red-headed step-child of the Street Fighter series," obviously referring to how it sort of deviated from the expectations of Street Fighter coming from Street Fighter 2.

In this documentary, it is noted that Third Strike can't really be accessed that easily in America, especially when you consider the arcade scene. As noted by another player, there are almost no arcades in America anymore.

As a result, it seems as though these players have determined that Japan is the best place in the world to play Third Strike. It is here that it is said that the best Third Strike players in the world live and play.

In particular John, or "JP" in Japan, said "if you want to take your game to the highest level, you can do it. Maybe in other places, it's not really possible."

Be aware that there is a little NSFW language present in the video. Hit the jump below to check out this interesting documentary.

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People are so hype for the NBA Finals, they even made a Street Fighter 3 styled animation for it

Never before in the history of the NBA have two teams met in three consecutive NBA Finals, but the Cavaliers and the Warriors are duking it out in a tie breaker Finals series this year after Golden State's 2015 victory and Cleveland's comeback win last year.

We're not sure just how much crossover there is in terms of FGC/NBA fans, but you don't need to be a massive fan of shooty hoops to appreciate this fan-made Third Strike style Finals promo.

Highlighting some of the most iconic members of each team, it pits Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and other Cavs against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors.

You can see it in full below.

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Ibuki's Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact theme performed by The Consouls is phenomenal and the best thing you'll hear all day

The Consouls are a musical ensemble that specializes in putting together smooth, Jazzy renditions of video game tracks.

We've seen -- or rather, heard -- some great pieces from them in the past, and today we wanted to share with you one of their most recent compositions -- Sharp Eyes from Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact.

This cover of Ibuki's theme is truly fantastic, and while I don't often like using the "best thing you'll hear all day" line, I feel in this instance it's a safe bet.

From the amazing synth and guitar solos to the stellar rhythm and sax work, this video is one you won't want to miss if you're a fan of fighting game music.

You can check it out after 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.