Street Fighter 3 stories

Super Smash Bros. Samus and Third Strike Urien have eerily similar move-sets, and now we can't unsee it...

Last night, something very interesting dropped into our inbox. It's one of those things that you never thought about, but has been right under your nose the whole time.

Super Smash Bros. Samus and Urien are the same person!

Okay, that's not true, however, they do have shockingly similar move-sets. A comparison was uploaded anonymously on Imgur that shows nearly identical animations for several attacks.

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Fans were initially surprised to learn that Samus was actually female beneath her helmet, but truth be told, I'm more amazed by the fact that she's secretly Urien and vice versa.

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Alex has an infinite chokehold loop that stops Gill from resurrecting, watch him pull off the cheap stuff in Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact

If you're unfamiliar with D-No's Twitter page, the social media feed is home to interesting, entertaining, and often times hilarious clips of older fighting games.

Earlier today, we were treated to a sequence involving Alex in Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact. Apparently, if the towering grappler ends the round against Gill with his sleeper hold, he can chain together multiple holds until the time runs out.

Doing so successfully will make it so that Gill can't use his resurrection and come back to fight another round. Thwarting one of Street Fighter's cheapest boss characters with an infinite loop? I'll allow it.

Check out the footage below.


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Source: D-No.

He's one of the strongest characters in the Street Fighter universe, and only uses one arm to fight; learn Oro's history in just four minutes

Seeing as he's a bit more obscure and less known than other Street Fighters, we've nabbed a video discussing Oro's history and creation. One of the older figures in the SF canon, Oro is also one of the most powerful fighters in the universe.

He first appeared in Street Fighter 3, and is a hermit so advanced in his study of Senjutsu that he is unable to find a trainee that can keep up with his regimen.

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D-NO shows us an odd situation in which Twelve is cloned, then receives a 45 hit combo that stuns with a single attack in Third Strike

Previously, D-NO showed us a situation in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure which allowed a player to win two rounds at the same time. D-NO has another strange exchange to show us.

This time, D-NO is showing something from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. In this exchange, Oro throws his giant projectile for his super but then gets interrupted by Twelve's super.

After Twelve is finished, we see a "clone" of Twelve generated (Thirteen?). Afterwards, Oro is able to throw a single projectile at Twelve causing it to strike Twelve about 45 times, beyond being stunned.

Oro is essentially able to perform a touch of death combo on Twelve in this very specific scenario.


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Source: D-NO's Twitter.

'He rules the world, but he's not good or evil' was the design plan for Gill to differentiate him from the dastardly M. Bison - SF3 design detailed

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the Emperor of the Illuminati, the boss character of the Street Fighter 3 series, Gill. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Gill in particular.

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Capcom tried to deliberately make Sean bad so better players could use him as a handicap against their friends - SF3 character design further detailed

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the try-hard would-be disciple of Ken, Sean. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Sean in particular.

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Oro was supposed to be based around brazilian jujutsu, but one of the character sketches was too intriguing - Sadamoto on the strange hermit's origin

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the mysterious hermit Oro. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Oro in particular.

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Necro and Effie encapsulate the heavy importance Capcom placed on developing a supporting cast for each character - Sadamoto elaborates further on SF3

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next, it's the group's true oddball, Necro. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Necro in particular.

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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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The hardest part about developing Ibuki was the attention they needed to pay to her hair - which Sadamoto did all by himself, more SF3 design stories

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next, it's the high school romantic Kunoichi herself, Ibuki. Check out some of her original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Ibuki in particular.

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Capcom felt like they'd given boxing a bad rap in the Street Fighter series, so they made Dudley into a true gentleman - Sadamoto explains SF3 designs

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next, we have the very embodiment of a gentleman, the dandy boxer Dudley. Check out some of his original art here.

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Capcom wanted to combine Kung Fu with the parrying system, and made Yun and Yang specifically to be cool and popular - Further SF3 design talk

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next, we have the two twins from Hong Kong - Yun and Yang. You can check out some of their original art pieces below.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about the dragon-souled twins in particular.

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Capcom really wanted an African capoeira user, but it was hard to research such an obscure martial art in the 90s - More design talk from SF3 producer

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next, we have the cheery Kenyan fighter, Elena. You can check out some of her original art pieces below.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Elena in particular.

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Capcom really wanted Alex to reflect how popular the WWF was in America in the '90s - SF3 producer Sadamoto explains character design choices

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and we're starting off with the main character, Alex. You can see some images of Alex's original artwork for Street Fighter 3: New Generation and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike below.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Alex in particular.

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Justin Wong entered into the Guinness World Records not once, but twice for accomplishments in the Evolution Tournament series

Justin Wong is considered to be a top player in many Capcom fighting games. Perhaps most notably, he is considered to be one of the best players ever within the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

It seems that the Guinness World Records has taken notice of Justin's accomplishments and sent him not one, but two plaques.

One of the records was awarded to Justin Wong as a result of winning the most Evolution Tournaments of a single game (Marvel vs. Capcom 2) between the years of 2002 and 2010. The other record was awarded to Justin Wong for winning the most Evolution Tournaments of any game between the years of 2002 and 2014 (which is inclusive of the other reward).

Justin Wong won the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament at EVO for 6 times between 2002 and 2010, while winning any tournament at EVO for 8 times for 2002 and 2014. It will likely be a very long time before anybody will be able to surpass these records.

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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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Watching this kid take his first steps toward the FGC just might drum up some fond memories of your own

If you've been a fan of fighting games for a long time, there's probably a defining moment that you can remember where you just knew that fighting games were special to you.

Travelling Controller uploaded a video recently that captures what may be one of those moments for a young player wrapping his head around Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. During a local weekly tournament in Massachusetts, things come to a halt when most of the participants crowd around to watch this kid do his best to take on Gill.

The tournament attendees were initially surprised to see his grasp on pulling off special moves, and became impressed to see the strategies he used to try and avoid Gill's Resurrection ruining things. Before long, they were all cheering him on:


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