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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is getting an awesome collector's edition in France

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is set for release next month and is gearing up to take fans of the franchise through the ultimate journey into nostalgia. With 12 classic titles to choose from -- four of which will be playable online -- every Street Fighter lover is going to want to get their hands on this upcoming title.

If you fancy yourself a collector and happen to be in France, you'll be able to scoop up a sweet limited edition of the anniversary collection. French retailer Pix'n Love is offering a special package that comes included with some awesome extras.

Those who opt to purchase it will receive the game (obviously) on either the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch, an 80-page art book that looks over 30 years of the series' visuals, and four lithographs featuring classic artwork.

Naturally, the packaging and the art book are in French, however, this seems like a pretty great item for any Street Fighter fan's collection.

Pre-orders are currently available on Pix'n Love's website. The PS4 and XB1 versions will run you 59,90 € (about $74 USD), while the Switch's collector's edition comes in at 64,90 € (roughly $80 USD) -- though it looks like this version is currently unavailable.

This collector's edition is exclusive to the website and the region. Here's hoping we see a similar collector's edition stateside.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is due out on May 29th.

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This Street Fighter collection is massive and a marvel to behold

The Street Fighter series is one that is near and dear to many of our hearts. Its game mechanics revolutionized the fighting game genre back in the early 90s, and over the years we've been introduced to some of the most iconic characters and special moves any game of its kind has ever seen.

Chances are, you've probably got some type of Street Fighter memorabilia sitting in your room right now -- or at least know someone with some cool Street Fighter stuff. Personally, I've got a handful of items on my desk at the moment, with my favorite being the yellow and blue Blanka figure from the Street Fighter 2 series.

But Twitter user 天 SARFARAZ 天 likely has us all beat. With a bio on the social media platform that reads "I AM STREET FIGHTER," that doesn't really surprise me.

SARFARAZ recently shared a quick video on Twitter showcasing their massive Street Fighter collection. Large statues of major characters, framed and signed posters, fightsticks, hats, and DVDs are just some of the things you'll spot during the one minute showcase.

As if the video wasn't awesome enough, SARFARAZ lines the footage with music from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike for ultimate feels.

What is your most prized Street Fighter-related possession? Let us know in the comments below!


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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection release delayed in Japan

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is slated for release on May 29th here in the West. The congregation of 12 classic Street Fighter titles was expected to drop in Japan sometime this Spring, however, that is no longer the case.

Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano wrote an entry on the official Japanese Street Fighter website stating that the collection has been delayed in that region.

The release date has been moved from Spring 2018 to "to-be-announced," according to Ayano.

According to the producer's message, Capcom Japan has received a ton of fan feedback and demand pertaining to the 30th anniversary collection. In order to best fulfill the wishes of the community, the company has decided to delay the release date.

Ayano did not give specifics as to why the collection is being pushed back. This could be a result of the push back received from fans over the international version featuring only English voices and text, as Siliconera reports.

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Final Round event organizer Shin Blanka announces possible retirement, potential end of the tournament series

Early this morning, Larry "Shin Blanka" Dixon announced his possible retirement from event planning in the FGC. Known for organizing the long-time major tournament series Final Round, Dixon states that it too may be coming to an end.

On his personal Facebook account, Shin Blanka wrote an extensive statement sharing his reasoning for the decision and the current state of things.

The message begins by thanking everyone involved with this year's event -- Final Round 21 -- which took place just this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Dixon goes on to address a troublesome attendee (with some language NSFW), who took issue with the clear bags given out at that the event.

From there, he delves into his retirement. Dixon notes that at the end of this past weekend's event, he provided some quick words to attendees about his decision, though he wasn't really clear about the specifics.

"This leads me to this portion of the post when I address my retirement," Dixon wrote in the Facebook post. "I made a brief statement at the end of the event, but it wasn't fully explained and we had to pack up our equipment and be out the exhibition hall at a certain time.

"Unfortunately, we have never recovered our attendance from the social media witch hunt from Final Round 19. While I've taken responsibility for everything that happened that year and I understand why attendance dropped."

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Capcom Unity is streaming the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection today at 3:30 pm PST

Capcom is opening the floodgates for information regarding their upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection with players getting their first hands-on impressions of the game and now that we know the release date.

They announced today that the collection will be releasing on May 29 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC with a pre-order bonus of Ultra Street Fighter 4 unless you get the Switch version.

Capcom Unity will be doing a stream on their Twitch channel today for the 30th Anniversary Collection that is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm PST or 6:30 pm if you are on the East Coast.

There are no specifics given in their announcement tweet, but we can expect to see the games in action with new details and questions answered.

While the Switch version will not net you Ultra Street Fighter 4, it does come with it's own exclusive tournament mode for Super Street Fighter 2.

Be sure to check out the stream when it starts after the jump.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection launches May 29th, Ultra Street Fighter 4 included as pre-order bonus

Capcom has just released two new trailers for the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Today, we learn that the game will see an official launch on May 29th. The collection is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

The 30th Anniversary collection includes 12 "arcade perfect" versions of classic Street Fighter titles. You'll receive the original Street Fighter (1987); five iterations of Street Fighter 2, including The World Warrior (1991), Champion Edition (1992), Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1992), Super (1993), and Super Turbo (1994); three iterations of Street Fighter Alpha, including Alpha (1995), Alpha 2 (1996), and Alpha 3 (1998); and three iterations of Street Fighter 3, including New Generation (1997), 2nd Impact (1997), and 3rd Strike (1999).

Of those titles, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike will all be playable online. Each of these classic titles will boast ranked and casual matches, and will have a global leaderboard to prove who is the best of the best.

As the first trailer in our story notes, pre-ordering the game will net you a digital copy of Ultra Street Fighter 4 free of charge. This seems to be the case for all platforms except the Switch.

We also have a trailer detailing the Tournament Battle mode exclusive to the Switch version. Eight players will be able to compete in a local tournament using four Switch consoles.

There will also be a screen that allows players to fight while they wait for their next match.

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Final Round 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend is a big one, with the massive annual event Final Round taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Perhaps the biggest thing of note about the event this year is that it's going to be kicking off both the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, for which it is a Premier event, and the Tekken World Tour for Tekken 7, for which it is a Master event.

Besides these games, you'll also get to enjoy tournament action in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Pokkén Tournament DX, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, BlazBlue: Central Fiction and Street Fighter Alpha 2.

As for players attending, there really are just way too many to list, but here are just a few of the notable competitors you can expect to see this weekend across the tournament games: FOX|SonicFox, PG|Infiltration, FOX|Tokido, Rise|MenaRD, FOX|JDCR, Punk, CYG|Daigo, NuckleDu, FOX|Saint, EG|NYChrisG, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Justin Wong, CO|Go1, RB|Anakin, GGP|Kazunoko, PAG|LostSoul, Circa|ForeverKing, PG|Speedkicks, Fursan|LowHigh, Circa|JoeyFury, Gachikun, Shadow20z, F3|DR Gross, UYU|Princess Ling and many, many more.

You'll also get the enjoy the highly anticipated first-to-10 exhibition set in Dragon Ball FighterZ between FOX|SonicFox and CO|Go1. For even more information on the event, its attendance, and what you can look forward to, check out our official preview.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Funky P, Kombat Network and Data FGC.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary's final retail version reportedly going to be packaged with training and standard versus modes

Previously, we reported on Maximilian's impressions on the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. It might have been a little concerning to hear that the game might not be packaged with a training mode of any sort.

This viewing of the collection gave off the perception that this was likely an unfinished build of the upcoming title. Booting up the game would just launch you straight into the gameplay, similar to the arcade versions.

There did not appear to be a menu with game options. By that point, it wasn't possible to access a standard versus mode.

Luckily, there's some good news for those that have had some concerns about these details. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is apparently playable at Final Round 2018.

James Chen on Twitter has reported that it was confirmed to him (most likely by a Capcom representative) that standard training and versus modes will be packaged with this collection. The build that is currently available at Final Round is not the final version.

He also reports that a number of classic bugs are still in the game, but the game freezing ones will be removed for the sake of online play. Apparently, the game's speed is also perfectly fine.


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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection might not have a training mode

Yesterday, we got our first look at the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. This May, fans will be able to dive back into 12 "arcade-perfect conversions" of classic Street Fighter titles, five of which will feature full online support.

While arcade-perfect is something that should definitely excite longtime players of these series, this approach might actually be a bit of a double-edged sword. One thing every arcade goer knows is that cabinets featuring fighting games usually don't have a training mode -- which is intentional, of course, because it would be unfair for someone to put their money in and spend hours in training while others wanted to have their turn.

Maximilian recently got his hands on the current build of the anniversary collection, and in his preview notes that no training option is present at this time.

While this could very well be a result of an unfinished build, there exists ways in-game to access different modes that aren't a standard menu with options. Booting up any of the games found in the collection launches you right into the action -- like it would in arcades -- and if you hold certain button combinations while starting the game of choice, you can access things like Dramatic Battle in Street Alpha 3.

Also not present was a standard versus mode, however, Max notes that he was assured there will be one in the game. So, though there's still a chance we see training mode come launch, the entire arcade motif makes its omission understandable.

In this preview, Max goes on to discuss how the games feel, the special features included in the collection and much more.

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The Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour both kick off this weekend - here's what's waiting at Final Round in a few days

We've had a few months now without any tournament circuits going on, and while there've still been events happening, it's been quiet for fighting game community standards.

That's all coming to an end now, though, as both the Capcom Pro Tour and Tekken World Tour are going to be kicking off at Final Round 2018 this weekend.

Not only is it kicking off both tours, but it's a Premier event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and a Master event for Tekken 7, so stakes are huge right out of the gate.

With such a lucrative opportunity, you can bet all manner of top players will be showing up to try and get that optimal start to the year's season, and we're going to list some of the biggest ones aiming to show up.

Of course, that's not all. Dragon Ball FighterZ is at the event and has an absolute crazy amount of registrants, and a bunch of other fighting games will be played, too.

For the full rundown, continue right below.

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First footage of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection shown, described by Capcom as 'arcade-perfect conversions'

A recent episode of PlayStation Underground features Capcom representatives showcasing upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

The Anniversary Collection features no less than 12 Street Fighter titles including Street Fighter (1987); five iterations of Street Fighter 2, including The World Warrior (1991), Champion Edition (1992), Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1992), Super (1993), and Super Turbo (1994); three iterations of Street Fighter Alpha, including Alpha (1995), Alpha 2 (1996), and Alpha 3 (1998); and three iterations of Street Fighter 3, including New Generation (1997), 2nd Impact (1997), and 3rd Strike (1999).

This is the second time (the first being the announcement trailer at Capcom Cup) that we've seen SFAC, and the first time we're seeing the game actually played.

The representatives note the Anniversary Collection as "arcade-perfect conversions," a note that's very important especially to the competitive Street Fighter crowd. They also highlight the game's easily navigable menus, pointing out the extra care to details that add up to make for that full and nostalgic Street Fighter experience.

With the touch of one button you can access game by game breakdowns for each and every title (quick examples below). Said breakdowns detail everything from the historical reception to the specs and hardware used.

The community will be able to get their hands on SFAC at Final Round this weekend as it's slated to be available there. The collection is scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One in May 2018.

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You'll be able to play Sega Dreamcast games using your PlayStation 3 and 4 fightsticks this May, thanks to Brook's new controller converter

The Sega Dreamcast has a reputation of being a mecca of sorts for top quality fighting games. Released back in November 1998, the home console saw the release of several legendary competitive fighting titles.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Guilty Gear X, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Dead or Alive 2, and many more are among the Dreamcast catalog.

Though it is certainly an old piece of hardware, die-hard fans still hold it near and dear to their hearts. And that was likely the inspiration for Brook's new controller converter.

The company has designed an adapter that will allow you to use PlayStation 3 and 4 fightsticks on your Dreamcast and PC.

"While the Dreamcast had quite a variety of amazing fighting games in its library, like many other systems during it's time, lacked a proper arcade stick to use them on," the official product description reads. This converter features a USB and wireless interface, button mapping, upgradable firmware, turbo and vibration features, and X-Input support.

The converter is currently available for pre-order on Arcade Shock, and has a price tag of $39.99. Its first release will be limited and is expected to ship in mid to late May 2018, so if you're interested in this product you'll want to act fast.

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In Street Fighter 5, who's still missing from Street Fighter 3, and why? Let's have a look at what our 3rd Strikers are up to story-wise

As mentioned in my previous post which foucsed on the Street Fighter 1, Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter Alpha cast of characters, you guys have given these articles an amazing response, so it felt only natural that I had to follow up with more of them.

With Final Fight and Street Fighter's earliest years already covered, the time has come to move on to Street Fighter 3... And you know what they say, the 3rd Strike is what counts.

At the time of its release, Street Fighter 3 didn't see quite the same success as its predecessor Street Fighter 2 had, and while opinions may vary as to what did it in, it's often said that the almost entirely brand new cast of characters simply didn't grab people the way the Street Fighter 2 gang did.

However, in retrospect, they truly have. Today, the Street Fighter 3 cast is largely beloved, and when it comes to requested characters many of the Street Fighter 3 crew tend to top the lists, and Street Fighter 5 is no exception.

As it stands today, out of the 30 character cast of Street Fighter 5, we only have three from the Street Fighter 3 series (not counting Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Akuma, who all appeared in the Street Fighter 3 games, but didn't originate there), being Alex, Ibuki and Urien. All three were DLC in the game's first year, and there've been no additional Street Fighter 3 members since.

Given what we've seen in the game's cinematic story mode and character story modes, Street Fighter 5 is now moving in to Street Fighter 3 lore territory, so if Capcom indeed are doing a second volume of the cinematic story, as they've stated they're hoping to, it's almost impossible for them to avoid Street Fighter 3 characters any longer. So let's look at what we've seen so far from the beloed "New Generation".

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Winter Brawl 12 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, NuckleDu, Theo, SKD

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

A lot of tournament action is happening this weekend in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

That's because it's time once again for Winter Brawl, in its 12th installment, and there are going to be a ton of players and games being played at the event.

The games set for tournament play are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Tekken 7, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Pokkén Tournament DX, Soul Calibur 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], ARMS, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players set to attend are plentiful, but some of the ones you can expect to see include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, NuckleDu, FOX|Theo, PG|SKD, Circa|Wolfkrone, Nakkiel, PAG|Grover, PG|Coach Steve, SB|Dieminion, TSB|Mynus, cR|Dekillsage, Nephew, Method|Flux, TSB|Blaze, NS|Ludovic, HB|Punisher, Kreymore and more.

With 275 entrants for Dragon Ball FighterZ, this looks to be the first major event featuring the game, and it's last on the schedule as well, so look forward to some proper action from our favorite Z Warriors.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Team Spooky and Atari FGC.

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He is simultaneously one of the most ferocious and goofiest characters in the entire series... check out our visual history of Blanka

Blanka first debuted in the Street Fighter series in Street Fighter 2. At first glance, this was a ferocious green beast with orange hair that was capable of electrocuting and biting opponents.

Upon beating this fighter's arcade play through, players are treated to a bit of twist. We see a more... softer side of this creature when it is revealed by his mother that his name is actually Jimmy.

In more recent times, Blanka is often regarded as a bit of a troll character. I'm pretty sure there are more people dreading his inclusion in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition rather than those that are actually looking forward to it.

Still, Blanka has been seen in a way that showcases him as both feral and goofy. Considering that this is the combatant that is most often associated with Yoshinori Ono (the toy of Blanka), he is frequently looked at as silly now.

Considering that Blanka is coming out tomorrow on February 20, 2018, now is probably a good time to take another look at his visual history. This fighter has evolved quite a bit over the years.

And of course, I couldn't possibly leave out Blanka's plush costume. Check it out:

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The man who drew Street Fighter; Akira 'Akiman' Yasuda talks about illustrating fighting games' most iconic characters

As much as we see characters like Ryu and Chun-Li here in the fighting game world, it's easy to take them for granted almost as though they've just always been around, but someone had to invent them.

That someone was Akira 'Akiman' Yasuda, Japanese animator, character designer, game designer and mecha designer. Brought on by Capcom back in 1985, Akiman would eventually be responsible for illustrating figures from 1989's widely successful Final Fight.

Final Fight's popularity helped earn Akiman a position on the Street Fighter 2 team, where he would create the appearances of characters like Chun-Li, Guile and Cammy.

Toco toco has produced a video wherein the famous illustrator shares his story, offering up his motivations, inspirations and more during his 30 year career as an artist.

Yasuda's credits are jaw dropping for any fighting game fan, as his resume includes the likes of not only Street Fighter 2, but also Darkstalkers, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Alpha 3, Third Strike and many, many more famous titles.

Continue on to learn about one of the people responsible for a massively significant piece of the history and foundations of fighting games as we know them today. Be sure to turn on closed captioning for English subtitles.

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Frosty Faustings X results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the biggest North American events for Guilty Gear is happening this weekend, namely Frosty Faustings X, in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Of course, this isn't just a Guilty Gear-focused event, far from it. There'll be tons of games played here, including the first major Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament .

Games being featured at this event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Injustice 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Smash Bros. Melee, Vampire Savior, Windjammers, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, King of Fighters 14, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Pokkén Tournament DX, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars, Killer Instinct, DiveKick: Addition Edition +, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending are plentiful, but just a few of them are FOX|SonicFox, WN|LostSoul, PG|MarlinPie, PG|Punk, FF|ElvenShadow, BjornSonOfBear, EG|NYChrisG, TGQ|HavocNoah, DA|Zidane, cR|Dekillsage, Foo, Circa|ForeverKing, RyanLV, Brian_F, Circa|Wolfkrone, PG|Coach Steve, NG|Obscure, KizzieKay, F3|Alucard, MC|GCYoshi13, Method|Flux, Doren2k, BxA|Squall, Circa|JoeyD, ITS|CuddleCore, FFN|Kyoku and of course many, many more.

This is a tournament with an extremely high amount of entrants - both Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition have almost 250 entrants each, while Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Windjammers and the intriguing Mystery Game Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Mad City GG, RS Blackrose, Team Spooky, Unrivaled Tournaments and Will English IV.

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