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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Almost 10 seconds of parrying leading to a Super Art finisher - D-No shows us how magical Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike can be, even today

Probably the most famous fighting game moment ever came from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, back at EVO 2004, the legendary "EVO Moment #37" between the (back then unsponsored) BST|Daigo Umehara and EG|Justin Wong.

While this moment doesn't have stakes nearly as high, or a crowd reacting to it for that matter, this is definitely a parry moment that perfectly hits the spot of how to make magic happen in 3rd Strike.

Whenever you're ready, you can check out the full sequence below.

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The Fall Classic 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Julio, John Takeuchi, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but also has tournaments for Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 14, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

Players expected to attend include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Julio, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, EG|Ricki Ortiz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, F3|Alucard, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, PG|RayRay, GXR|Hoodless, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, NS|Ludovic, XSK Samurai, B.Z.B., OG|Shine, NS|SaltFace, Damdai and many more.

Streaming is being handled by FunkyP, Bifuteki, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

Check out the action live below.

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I believe that Oro will be added to Street Fighter 5 in the near future, and here's my reasoning

Back when Street Fighter 3 was released, the most common word to describe the almost entirely new cast was "weird".

Granted, Blanka and Dhalsim weren't exactly normal characters either, but there was something about this new weird that was off-putting for a lot of players, and Oro was one of these very strange characters.

Since then, Street Fighter 3 characters have slowly been making their way back into the fold, but none of the really weird ones - characters like Oro, Necro, Twelve or Q - have shown up in subsequent games.

However, we believe that's about to change with Street Fighter 5's 2017 DLC, and we're going to explain why below.

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Chun-Li wears black, Mecha Zangief, Satsui No Hadou Ryu, Oro and more: Pop Culture Shock has an incredible line of Street Fighter statues

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles has been hard at working creating an outstanding line of Street Fighter statues.

The company has a large catalogue of figures depicting many of our favorite characters from the fighting streets.

Because of the detail and care that goes into making these statues, they don't come cheap. The figures can run from $300 all the way up to $850, but based on the size and look of these statues, I'd say the price tags are well worth it.

Below are a handful of images to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see even more of Pop Culture Shock's amazing products.

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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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