It's back! Urien sheds his suit to reveal the classic Third Strike costume in Street Fighter 5

Fans of Urien might be familiar with his Street Fighter 3 Third Strike intro. You know, the one where he powers up and his suit explodes off of him to reveal his... revealing fighting attire.

That animation is one of the character's trademarks, and people love it. Let's be honest, if you could shed your suit whenever you wanted simply by being a badass, wouldn't you do it? If you've never seen the intro, you can check it out below.


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Anyway, Third Strike fans were hoping to see the same intro in Street Fighter 5, and though Urien does appear in a fancy suit, this time he keeps it on to fight. But it looks like Capcom threw in a little Easter egg just for said fans.

Earlier today, the Street Fighter Vine page shared Urien's Street Fighter 5 animated trading card. It shows a couple of quick in-game clips of the new character, and ends with what appears to be an alternate version of his intro where, you guessed it, he sheds his suit to reveal the classic Third Strike costume.

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Civil War: Manifest Destiny results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Civil War: Manifest Destiny is kicking off today from in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This event is set to feature a ton of awesome fighting games. Street Fighter 5, King of Fighters 14, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Vampire Savior, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and more are on the docket this time around.

There will be fighting game action throughout the whole weekend, so be sure to keep track of when everything is going down with this stream schedule.

To catch the live video feeds, be sure to hit the jump.

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SF3's judgement girls detailed in CFN's new profiles - Julia is in the same sorority as Karin, Anna has Karin to thank for widening her world-view

In Street Fighter 3, there were a group of women called the Judgement Girls who would appear if you managed to get a draw in a game, to settle the winner.

The CFN recently uploaded bios for this group of girls, so we're going to detail them for you. Starting off, we have Anna from Russia and Julia from England. Check out Anna's image here.

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Continue below for Anna's profile as well as Julia's image and profile.

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Street Fighter 3 sketchwork for Alex, including opening poses, ending scenes and win poses for the face of SF's new generation

Although Street Fighter 3 is somewhat divisive among Street Fighter fans due to its departure from the Street Fighter 2 style of play, one thing that pretty much everyone was in agreement over was that the game had some truly killer art.

In a recent post over at the CFN Portal, Capcom's Nakayama shared a bunch of old Alex sketches from Street Fighter 3's development.

To check out the images of our good old blonde power bomber, continue below.

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Urien is in it for his own personal gain: Here are his stats, attributes, and Street Fighter 5 theme preview

Early this morning, Capcom released information on Street Fighter 5's next DLC character, and the final for this season, Urien.

Capcom Japan has gone ahead and shared even more details on the Vice President of Illuminati. On their website, we found Urien's in-game stats chart, attributes (including likes), and a preview of his new theme.

Below, you can see the Urien breakdown.

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After the jump, you'll be able to see what Urien is all about in this iteration of Street Fighter 5, as well as his new theme.

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Which Street Fighter character is most hated by players?

Update: This poll has closed. You can see the final results after the jump below.

Before we start this, I should go over the specifics. This is not necessarily asking which characters were overpowered or which had the poorest designs, but is more about finding out which characters caused the most grief and frustration to players in game. Essentially, who left you feeling the worst after playing?

For instance, I actually did not include Vanilla Street Fighter 4 Sagat on the list because while there's no question he was incredibly strong, Vanilla Sagat actually seems to have more a charisma about him than anything else. Yes he was good, but people don't really seem to have hatred for playing against him.

It seems that more often than not, characters are hated because they don't tend to play within the parameters that the rest of the roster does. BJ Unchained recently shared a poll with me about three such characters, which inspired to make one for EventHubs:

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'He did it backwards!' - Ryan Hart performs Daigo's EVO moment #37 parry with his back to the screen, K-Brad loses his mind

Over at Celtic Throwdown, this weekend, Ryan Hart demonstrated his exceptional Street Fighter 3 Third Strike skills with an impressive display.

His mission: perform Daigo's EVO Moment #37 parry with his back to the screen. Luckily, EG|K-Brad was there to record the demonstration.


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Ibuki glitch in Third Strike? Apparently you can move during her Super freeze if certain requirements are met

How about some Third Strike news?

Whilst perusing Twitter today we came across a very interesting GIF from El D-ÑO which sees Third Strike Ryu actually move freely during Ibuki's Super freeze frames.

We're not sure, (neither is El D-ÑO) on how exactly this happens, but it seems to have something to do with Ryu negating Ibuki's Kunai toss right as she engages Super:


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Perhaps we're late to the party on this one seeing as 3S has been around for a little while now, but if you have any information on this glitch or what specifically causes it please feel free to chime in with your comments below.

Even when Sean wins, he loses... Watch him get bodied during his post-fight celebration in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike

Last week, we spotted something on Twitter that we have never seen before. Not in all of our years playing fighting games.

In Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Sean is known for being a fairly weak character. There are some players out there who can hold their own with him, but in a game with titans such as Chun-Li and Yun... it's hard to say he's solid.

Sean always seems to be down on his luck, and in this recent clip that couldn't be any truer. By landing the game-winning hit when Urien tosses out an Aegis Reflector, the super ends up staying on screen.

As he is known to do, Sean jumps up to celebrate the victory, only to bounce off of the Reflector and fly off screen.


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It's interesting to see that the super is still in play, even after the match is over. This makes us wonder what other strange happenings remain to be discovered in Capcom's classic fighting title.

Source: KillAllInstinct.

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.

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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.


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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.

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FGC Throwback Thursday: When Daigo and Justin Wong had the classic EVO moment #37 runback at 'Moment 37|Reloaded'

We want to try something new here with you all tonight. Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story.

To start us off, let's take a look at the runback inspired by one of the most famous clips to ever grace the FGC -- EVO moment #37.

Back in November 2014, a tournament was organized in honor of the classic EVO moment. Moment 37|Reloaded took place in Pomona, California and featured a Street Fighter 3 Third Strike best of 3 exhibition between BST|Daigo and EG|Justin Wong. Same characters, same stage, and lots of hype.


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Popo can take care of himself, Takuma topples an entire team, and much more - The Beast's new video has some of the best comebacks of all time

Stealing a victory from an opponent when you're on the brink of death is one of the most emotionally charged moments in fighting games. It's hard to find a moment more tense than operating on a sliver of life; every decision is make or break.

The BEAST has put together a compilation of moments that express that tension. The video features some of the most impressive comeback plays in a wide variety of different games.

For example, in this match, IGL|Bala found himself with his back to the wall. With only Takuma left to defend his tournament life, he manages to pull off a reverse OCV against CafeID|Mad KoF.


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Sonic Boom 2016 results ft. Haitani, MOV, Luffy, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour event taking place in Madrid, Spain.

It's not just Street Fighter 5, though, the tournament also features Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, MJS|Haitani, MOV, RB|Luffy, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Will2Pac, AWS|CCL, FA|Ryan Hart, PRLS|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, PRLS|Afii, Rize|Cobelcog, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, Fasoll and Melty|Gen1us.

Streaming duties are being handled by MotokenTeam and SaltyPlayground.

Check out the full action below.

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