Street Fighter 4 Champion Edition headed to iOS; Poison, Dudley and Ibuki to join roster

A recent post from Gamespot informs us that Capcom will be releasing a new version of Street Fighter 4 this summer... for iPhone and iPad.

Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition will run on the latest devices, feature updated visuals and see three new fighters join the mobile cast: Dudley, Ibuki and Poison.

At this point we have no screen shots, price tags or even a concrete release date, but we do know that it will support external controllers and gamepads.

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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EX tea bag dash cancel?! Poongko just brought mid-match taunting to a new level at NCR

Tea bagging in fighting games is getting ridiculous...

At NorCal Regionals 2017 today, Poongko did something we've never seen before during the Ultra Street Fighter 4 action. After stunning his opponent, the Seth player casually walked forward, went for a quick tea bag, then red focus dash cancelled it and closed out the round with a throw.

The red focus cancel cost Poongko two stocks of meter, which wouldn't be a big deal if this closed out the game. But as you can see in the clip below, this was only the first round of the match.


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It's nice to see that The Machine still has no fear.

Source: Team Spooky. Via Davechuck on /r/StreetFighter.

We keep getting older, she stays the same age... check out our visual history of Sakura

One of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, Sakura Kasugano has been a favorite since the Alpha days of the mid 90's.

Since then, she's made her way into multiple Street Fighters and seems to have an open door invitation to join any other fighting game she chooses. The Street Fighter 5 community still seems to be holding out to have the school girl officially join the latest SF roster, and so in the meantime we've gone and put together a visual history for her.

We omitted non-fighting games such as Puzzle and Super Gem Fighter, but even so Sakura has quite the resume under her belt... which is pretty good for a high schooler.

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A Street Fighter, a skilled spy, a mommy... who exactly is C. Viper? Here's everything we know about the Crimson fan favorite's history

Though she wasn't everyone's absolute favorite character in Street Fighter 4, there's no denying that C. Viper was one of the most popular and welcomed additions to the Street Fighter universe in 2009.

With flashy burn kicks, slick spy gadgetry and a high flying style, high octane Viper play was always exciting for spectators to watch, while her interesting design and absolute beauty made for some very interesting cosplay opportunities.

History Behind the Warrior has hit the books to dig up anything and everything on Viper's story, including her identity, motives, notable interactions and relationships with other characters in the SF universe. Enjoy today's history lesson in the video below.

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Poison, Viper and Sakura are back in CarlosG's full Street Fighter photo shoot

We got to see the preview for this shoot about two weeks back, but CarlosG and his gorgeous cosplayers have released the full gallery, and it's absolutely top tier.

We have Ireland Reid as Poison, Lis Lou Who as C. Viper and Stella Chuu as Sakura as the three beautiful women remind us of our Ultra Street Fighter 4 days. Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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New 'Street Fighter Academy' game revealed and it's only playable on April 1st - I'm on to you, Ono...

With April Fools being celebrated in Japan right now, more game companies are joining in on the festivities. Capcom has now thrown their jester's hat into the ring with "Street Fighter Academy."

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono sent out a tweet earlier today announcing the new title. Apparently, Street Fighter Academy will only be playable on April 1st, according to the tweet.

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'Rather than playtime, it's better to play in a good environment to level up' - Fuudo shares wisdom, stories and a day in his pro gamer life

If GRPT|Fuudo decides to start playing a fighting game, it's a safe bet to say he'll be one of the best in the world at it. The Japanese player is known for his skill at Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5, but he's also astonishingly good at games in other genres.

In their recent documentary "The Life of a Pro Street Fighter," IGN follows a day in the life of Fuudo, and gets an insider's look at the top tier player's history, day to day gaming life, practices and gaming philosophies.

Though a professional at fighting games, Fuudo spends considerable time with other genres, and contributes the majority of his life to gaming in general. Check out IGN's mini documentary below for a full look at this most interesting FGC figure.

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He plays Street fighter 4 for the memory of his brother and has a dream to make it to EVO... you don't have to be a pro to have a great story

Cliff Rouzier is a Street Fighter player from New York that you've likely never heard of. He hasn't won any majors, never had a "Moment 37" of his own, or upset a big name player in a stream match, but he does have a story worth telling.

With parents that neither understand nor appreciate gaming, Cliff's situation isn't all that different from a good many others' in the FGC. Like the majority of fighting game players, Cliff had a dream to make the trek to EVO (the fighting game player's Mecca) for both the experience and to test his skills against the best in the world.

Cliff's brother, (who introduced him to fighting games at an early age) tragically passed away in recent years, and so this EVO trip would also be dedicated to the memory of his sibling.

Luckily Cliff's filmmaker cousin, Jonathan Rouzier, has been working on a documentary for the last five years that chronicles Cliff's journey to EVO 2013. That documentary, Road to Evolution, has finally been released.

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A devastating Super Turbo Balrog, his trademark SF4 Ryu, and more: This top 10 list ranks Daigo's best characters in Capcom fighting games

A lot of fans in this day and age know BST|Daigo for playing Ryu. However, over the years The Beast has found success with several different characters across various Capcom fighting titles.

Cammyplayer has constructed a video list ranking Daigo's best characters from #10 to #1.

From his Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Yun back to his Super Turbo Balrog, we are treated to some footage and a little backstory for each of his characters. Below, you can see Daigo's Super Turbo Ryu mount a vicious comeback.


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As with many "top" lists, this one conveys the opinion of the creator. Be sure to check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!

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CarlosG's photos of Poison, Viper and Sakura are amazing, and this is only the preview

Photographer Carlos G has been hard at work on shoots featuring the gorgeous cosplayers Ireland Reid, Lis Lou Who and Stella Chuu.

Poison, C. Viper and Sakura are all favorites from the Street Fighter series, and now come to life in new ways thanks to these talented cosplayers. Below you'll see the preview shots for the forthcoming galleries.

As always, please share your reactions in the comments to let us know what you think of these beautiful photographs.

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Source: CarlosG Photography.
Cosplayers: Ireland Reid, Lis Lou Who and Stella Chuu.

He loves his car, is obsessed with flowers and absolutely hates Balrog; learn all about the history of Dudley

A boy far too small and weak to ever be a fighter grows (and beefs) up to become the ever boxing glove-wearing fighter: Dudley.

A fan favorite for both his gentlemanly air and his incredibly offensive gameplay, Dudley is a character that often brought the hype in both Third Strike and Street Fighter 4.

History Behind the Warrior has detailed the boxer's history, unveiling his roots, motivations and preferences throughout the Street Fighter story. Learn why he loves flowers and hates Balrog in this quick video that's all about Dudley.

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'This game caters to noobs and is scrub friendly' - a look through FGC history shows it repeating itself

If you think that the latest Capcom fighting game is catering to newbies and is too scrub friendly — you're not alone.

Actually, you've got over 20 years of similar statements being made by the fighting game community backing you up.

While you might think statements about dumbing down these games and trying to introduce them to a causal audience originated with Street Fighter 4 — many these phrases date back to the 1990s.

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Even Ono isn't sure? Learn all about one of Capcom's most controversial figures as History Behind the Warrior takes a closer look at Poison

Well, here we go...

Poison is a fan favorite, consistently cosplayed and also one of the most controversial figures among the entire Street Fighter roster. Originally appearing in Final Fight as part of the Mad Gear Gang, Poison's transition from Japanese to American culture resulted in some rather interesting character changes.

Rarely will there be discussion about Poison without talk of her gender, and it seems her story changes depending on whether you're in Japan or America. It seems even Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has made contrasting statements about Poison's identity.

History Behind the Warrior has developed a video detailing the character's history both in and out of game story lines. Give it a watch to get the full picture on Poison.

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Like Street Fighter? Enjoy card games? You'll love this

While the card game itself isn't new, the line of 20 Street Fighter characters that are coming out for it most certainly are.

Universal Fighting System (UFS) is a collectible card game featuring IPs from various fighting game franchises such as Darkstalkers, King of Fighters, Soulcalibur, Mortal Kombat and plenty others. This means you'll inevitably have bouts between fighters like Sagat and Scorpion, or Akuma and Mega Man.

So far Ryu, Zangief, Cammy, Sakura, Chun-Li, Sagat, Akuma, Dhalsim, M. Bison, Ken, Fei Long, and Guile have been revealed for the latest expansion, with eight more SF characters on the way. Here are a few examples of the cards from UFS:

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Check out the Street Fighter deck trailer below.

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