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New Street Fighter 5 30th anniversary costumes coming August 29th

Street Fighter 5 is receiving another new set of costumes. This upcoming batch is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series.

On August 29th, fans will be able to purchase new outfits for M. Bison, Guile, Ibuki, and Karin. Each one will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam for $3.99/€3.99.

The blog post over on Capcom Unity notes that each character is dressing up for the momentous occasion. 30 years of Street Fighter is indeed quite the milestone.

Capcom has been consistently releasing new DLC costumes for characters, adding a variety of different choices for players to select from. Last time, we saw the new Sporty outfits for Rashid, Laura, and Ibuki, as well as nostalgic costumes for Juri, Ibuki, and Alex.

On top of these new costumes, fans can still get their hands on the special Capcom Pro Tour DLC. This set includes fancy costumes for Ryu and Ken, as well as Liquid|NuckleDu's Champion's Choice costume for Guile.

To check out the new alternate outfits, click the images below.

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'Know your value, learn to tell a story, promote yourself' - Gllty has landed a prime time sponsorship and explains how you can do the same

Professional fighting game player Leah "Gllty" Hayes has officially joined the likes of Haitani, MOV, Fuudo and other top tier fighting talent as the newest member of team GRAPHT.

I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Gllty in which she discussed a few particulars of her new partnership with me.

She also explained why she's plenty qualified for the spot alongside EVO finalists, and detailed the benefits opportunities for growth that this new venture will likely present her with.

Though her recent spotlight moments have all been in regards to Street Fighter 5, Gllty's first love is Marvel vs. Capcom, and she's very much excited for next month's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to drop.

What's more, she's not sweating most of the issues that a good many members of the Marvel community have been worried about.

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Street Fighter PC Mods: Mai Shiranui from King of Fighters, Cody Travers from Final Fight, and Doomsday from D.C. Comics

It looks as though PC Best Mods has another set of characters to display on their YouTube page. All three of these characters have appeared in other fighting games before.

Mai Shiranui is one of the main returning characters from the King of Fighters games. She also appears in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round as a DLC character.

This character's mod was created by a user known as THEJAMK. He also created the Doomsday character mod.

Doomsday is a character that belongs to D.C. comics. While he appeared in the first Injustice game, is notably absent in the second game.

If you thought it was worth raising an eye brow to Abigail pretending to drive a car, you'll probably want to see how it looks when Doomsday is performing the same action. He is using Abigail's mannerisms, after all...

The Cody skin was created by MegatonClaw. This is a character I'm sure a lot of fans are eager to see in Street Fighter 5 at some point or another.

Cody appears to be wearing his street clothes before he went to prison. No hand cuffs are binding his hands.

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The 'Murderface' inspires terror, but the 'Funface' wins EVO; Henry Choi has an interesting take on Tokido's new approach to Street Fighter

Hajime "FOX|Tokido" Taniguchi has been to the EVO main stage for headline Street Fighter quite a few times in his career, even finishing second to RZR|Xian in the 2013 finals, but it wasn't until 2017 that he finally took home the gold.

The Murderface (as he's known for his intense stares and often vicious gameplay) has garnered much success out of his precision-based style, but he's recently added another tool to his fighting game repertoire that very well may have been the "umph" that took him from silver to gold: a pinch of lighthearted relaxation.

In a recent article titled Street Fighter Champ Is A Running Man: How the Body Moves the Mind, long time fighting game player Henry Choi takes a closer look at the yin to the Murderface's yang, what he's calling "Funface" Tokido.

Though Tokido still certainly has an air of grueling calculation and precision about him, he's adopted some practices over the last year or so such as meditation, breathing and physical exercises that seem to serve more to cool him down than fire him up.

"Conceptually the “Murderface” is cold, calculating, and extremely concentrated on the match," explains Choi. "This style probably led him to be able to have great reactions, smart decision making, and impeccable spacing. While this may have won him many matches throughout his street fighter career it may have come with some consequences.

Being so laser focused in the match is very draining and also can narrow his mental vision of the match. Tokido admitted in this interview (translated by Jiyuna) that he wouldn’t be ready when someone broke his expectations in a match. These “mental breaks” plus having to slough through several days of matches would tire anyone out," he says.

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Tekken 7 sold more units in two months than Street Fighter 5 did in a year

Recently, we heard about the success that Bandai Namco has had with their Tekken 7 game. Despite it only being out for two months, over 1.66 million units have been sold so far.

The goal by the end of the year is to sell 2.1 million. Based on their progress so far, it does look as though they will be successful in that avenue.

I think it's fair to say that a lot of people's minds wondered about Street Fighter 5 when they heard this news. Many fighting game players immediately wanted to draw some comparisons between the two.

Meanwhile with Street Fighter 5, the game has been out for about a year and a half and it has reached 1.7 million units. Unfortunately, they've missed their goal of reaching 2 million units by the end of 2016.

Are things really looking that bad for Street Fighter 5? Is Tekken 7 really just that much more successful?

In order to find out, we need to look at the history for Street Fighter 5's sales. We'll also theorize on a few reasons why Tekken 7 has seen a success where Street Fighter 5 has somewhat struggled in.

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Huge confirms, amazing space control, and those trademark whiff punishes - Momochi's Abigail looked real scary at the Japan Cup 5 on 5 Party

Over the weekend, we saw the Japan Cup take place in Tokyo. Many of Japan's greatest players battled it out at the tournament, but the fun didn't stop when it concluded.

The Japan Cup 5 on 5 Party was held after the main event and featured many of those same players engaging in a large team battle. Among the pack was FOX|Momochi, who ran with Street Fighter 5 Season 2 newcomer Abigail.

The BEAST has put together a compilation of clips showcasing some of Momochi's best Abigail moments, and there are some great ones here to behold.

We've seen a bit of Momochi's Abigail in online matches, but it is a real treat to see what he's capable of in a local setting.

From the reel, we see that the space control he utilizes is quite strong, making opponents hesitant to commit to heavier buttons. We also get to see some of the classic Momochi whiff punishes that he's been known for doing in Street Fighter 5.

Below is just a quick clip to get you started.

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Fan remakes classic Street Fighter intros with modern assets, and they are amazing

In past Street Fighter games there existed special character intros for specific match ups. If Alex and Hugo went up against each other in Third Strike, they'd stand chest to chest staring each other down until the other flinched.

There were several of these types of intros over the years, but in recent times Capcom has gone away from adding these interactions into their fighting titles. As always, when a gaming company doesn't put their resources into something, fans take it upon themselves to make it, and that's what we have here today.

Known for their excellent video editing skills, YouTube user sigmaG19 recreated some of these classic intros using modern assets. With models and graphics from recent games, we see some of our favorite interactions as they might look if they were in the latest Capcom fighters.

These scenes utilize character models, stages, and animations from Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5. We see such intros as Adon and Sagat's clash from the Alpha series, Evil Ryu vs. Akuma, the aforementioned Hugo and Alex stare down, and more.

Each remade intro is fantastic, and we can't help but feel nostalgic and hopeful that one day we might see something like this return in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, we saw sigmaG19's suggestions for changes in Street Fighter 5. These included new mechanics to help with combo expansion, additional Critical Arts, and more.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the intros in action.

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Well, that's weird... Akuma can't be hit by Raging Demon when he's recovering from Critical Art in Street Fighter 5

In fighting games, super moves are large, hard-hitting attacks that, when used raw, generally leave the aggressor open to a large counter attack. In Street Fighter 5, this is no different, but things don't always go as planned.

In a recent clip sent to us by RebornOdin, we see that Akuma has a bit of trouble punishing himself in the mirror match. If Akuma's ground pound Critical Art is blocked, the defending Akuma apparently can't punish the recovery with a Raging Demon -- an even more powerful super Akuma has access to when in V-Trigger.

As we see in the footage, Akuma activates V-Trigger after blocking the attack, fires right into the Raging Demon, and well... nothing happens. He slides across the floor of the stage only to push the other Akuma back a little bit instead of scoring big damage.

Because Akuma's ground pound super recovers somewhat quickly, Raging Demon is one of the best options for a punish here. However, as we can see... no dice.

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Furia Tica 2017 results ft. Flash, Mono, ElTigre, Gabo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Just to make sure that the Capcom Pro Tour is active in each of its four regions this weekend, there's another CPT event taking place in Costa Rica.

Of course, this event has Capcom Pro Tour points for the Latin American scoreboard on the line.

Furia Tica 2017 will mainly focus on Street Fighter 5, but it'll also tournaments in King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Tekken 7.

Also worth noting is that the King of Fighters 14 tournament is sponsored by SNK KoF World and Yasuyuki Oda, the game's producer, with $600 added to the game's prize.

Players participating in the event include Flash, ESPR|Mono, VS|ElTigre, ON|Gabo, Doomsnake507 and many more.

Streaming is being done at True Challengers.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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Yipes brings the boxer commentary for the Balrog mirror, Punk disrespects with a series of overheads, and more

Summer Jam 2017's Street Fighter 5 tournament has come to its conclusion. It was quite an interesting event that had a number of cool moments.

Our first highlight takes a look at a match between PG|Punk and PIE|Kami. Punk was, of course, using his Karin while Kami was utilizing Necalli.

Punk was doing a good job of pushing Kami into the corner. His superior footsies game was definitely evident.

He was obviously keeping an eye on his super meter. You get the sense that Punk was waiting for Kami to perform a very specific action.

Apparently he was waiting for Kami to perform Necalli's stomp attack. It has a bit of startup to it...

Punk was able to interrupt the special cancel from crouching medium punch into the stomp with his Critical Art.

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Ayano announces 8-man Street Fighter 5 invitational at Tokyo Game Show with 1 million yen prize for first place

Yesterday at Japan Cup, Capcom Producer Tomoaki Ayano announced that in addition to the hype of Tokyo Game Show this year, there will be a special eight man invitational bout with a hefty prize pool.

The Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017 will be held on September 24th at 3 p.m. Japan time (September 24th at 2 a.m. PDT) and will grant the first and second place finishers 1,000,000 ($9,160 USD) and 500,000 yen respectively.

There will be four Japanese competitors, Topanga winner AW|Nemo, EVO champion FOX|Tokido, RB|Bonchan and GRPT|Fuudo.

Singapore and Taiwan will have representation via RZR|Xian and ZW|GamerBee respectively, and America will have two of its boys in the fight with second place EVO finisher, PG|Punk, and Capcom Cup champ, Liquid|NuckleDu.

With this group of names, it's hard to give much advantage to any one player, but do you have a favorite or two? Let us know in the comments who you think will take it all, as well as who you'd hope to take it all if those two answers differ.

Contributions to this story made by Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor. Photo courtesy of Chris Bahn.

Xian and his Ibuki ascend to new levels as they mix up, reset and explode their enemies; VS Fighting highlights

The dust and bomb explosion flames have settled at VS Fighting in Birmingham, and though many competitors brought their best, the day very clearly went to RZR|Xian.

Xian brought his Ibuki to big time notoriety back at Final Round 20, where he wowed audiences by realizing the potential with the character that many had only been speculating about.

Since that time, he's still been a force to be reckoned with, but hasn't quite had the dominating presence we saw at the Pro Tour's first 2017 event.

That changed today as his performance was one for the record books. Xian's presence of mind was evident through both his offense and defense, as he seemed ready to field any and all incoming attacks, and turn them into the oppressive mix up situations we're all used to seeing from Ibuki.

We've grabbed some highlights from VS, most of which feature the Singaporean player, to help you relive the hype that was top eight at VS Fighting.

Our first highlight features Xian as he continues to make Ibuki's mix ups feel fresh and just as threatening as ever. Watch how he opens up exceL|Hurricane in the clip below:

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VS Fighting 2017 results ft. JDCR, Saint, Xian, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting game action is going on all across the globe this weekend - for European viewers, the most time-zone friendly option is obviously VS Fighting 2017, which takes place in Birmingham, UK.

This tournament is a big deal for several games, as it's a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series and a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

A bunch of stellar competitors from all across the world have decided to show up, so the local talent definitely have their work cut out for them.

You can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Rogue|Slayer, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, NASR|TekkenMaster, RNG|Whiteboi, Method|Cobelcog, Biohazard, Epsilon|Takamura, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, TDG|Fergus, PND|Madzin, Aris|Nivek, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, Prophecy|Shivryuken, Infused|Shakz and many more fighting for the points in their game of choice.

Besides the three aforementioned games, the tournament also hosts Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken, NetherRealm, Electronic Dojo, VSFighting, Situational Damage and Grand Master Challenge.

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Fan made Super Street Fighter 5 video imagines wish list changes in action

Though Capcom clearly stated that there will never be any version of Street Fighter 5 beyond the initial release "Vanilla" iteration, more and more have we been seeing the community share speculations, rumors and hopes about Super Street Fighter 5.

The game is, and will continue to be, updated with new characters and balance patches, but players are still holding out for new modes, additional mechanics and perhaps further changes to the online experience.

YouTuber sigmaG19 has created a quick video that tries to imagine these changes in action.

Some of these ideas do pique interests. Sigma includes a "V-Break" system that allows for extended combos, (think FADC from Street Fighter 4) additional Critical Arts and "Crispy Links" that essentially grant greater hit stun as a reward for just frame timing.

Sigma also tosses in a visual character wish list for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, including such characters as Leon Kennedy, Carnage and about 40 others.

Keeping in mind this is simply a fan made video, the idea here is to start and/or continue conversation.

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Japan Cup 2017 results ft. Daigo, Fuudo, Nemo, MOV, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's been a while, but it's finally time for another Capcom Pro Tour Premier event.

This time, the stage happens to be in Tokyo, Japan, known as perhaps the strongest area in the world as far as fighting games go, so you can expect a lot of top level matches to occur during these next two days.

Although it's purely a Street Fighter 5 event, there will also be a 5v5 team tournament, so keep your eyes open for that as well.

Players set to compete in the tournament are GRPT|Fuudo, CYG|Daigo, AW|Nemo, GRPT|MOV, RZR|Infiltration, GRPT|Haitani, CO|Dogura, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, YouDeal|Yukadon, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Moke, Talon|Xiaobao, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Gachikun, Mago, XYZZY, Scarz|sako, GW|Eita, GFuel|Verloren, YBK|Daikokugo, John Takeuchi, Reiketsu, MF|Tonpy and, of course, many more.

There are over 300 players participating in the event, so the fight for points is going to be fierce to say the least. Make sure not to miss any of the streamed matches to get the full experience.

Streaming will be done at Capcom Fighters and MomoChoco.

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Injustice 2 has a 'What are you standing up for?' moment, NuckleDu flexes his Capcom Cup 2017 training and more - Summer Jam day 2 highlights

Day two of Summer Jam Summer Jam XI recently wrapped, but we captured some of the hype moments that happened, in case you missed the action.

The qualifying matches that happened at the end of the day for Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 definitely brought a lot of energy, as players would either survive to fight it out during Sunday's finals, or have to watch from the sidelines.

We start with DF|Grr's Bane vs. PG|Hayatei's Robin. This was a competitive set, and Grr was stocked with a super and waiting for Hayatei to do an unsafe move he could punish.

Once the super landed, Hayatei appeared to have given up, despite Grr's protests that he was still alive. Hayatei even stood up, started to desync his controller and walk away, but he actually managed to survive the sequence, albeit with just a few pixels left of life, facing a character who's extremely difficult to stop when he has you in chip range.

This moment echoed back to Wolfkrone vs. Ricki Ortiz's "What are you standing up for?" segment clear back in the Street Fighter 4 days, although a bit in reverse, as Hayatei prematurely assumed he'd lost.

The next highlight focuses on another top 8 qualifying match between Nashi and VS|Pokchop, where you can clearly hear the hype in the commentary team's voices, and see it first hand as the winner celebrates the outcome.

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