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Dan's wildest arcade ending ever came from Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter which jokingly suggests Akuma is his father

Dan Hibiki's entire existence in the Street Fighter series is one of the most fascinating inclusions in all of fighting games considering he's a direct parody of a rival's iconic characters over at SNK though one of his wildest outings would come before the two company's officially crossed over.

In Marvel Super Heroes vs. Capcom, Dan's arcade ending suggests that Akuma is actually his father even though it's painfully clear that's not actually the case.

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Javits' Gill lands Retribution 10 times in one combo, but the mad Street Fighter 5 scientist thinks he can top it

Everyone who has a Twitter and enjoys Street Fighter 5 should be following Javits as he's constantly hitting the lab to figure out enticing new potential with characters as he thinks around corners and pushes limits to new extremes.

The subject of focus today is Gill, one of Street Fighter 5's newest character additions, and his unique Retribution mechanic. Javits has found a way to make Retribution happen no less than 10 times in a single sequence, and he thinks he can eek out an eleventh.

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Dan's in-development frame data already figured out for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, here's how it compares to the other Shotos in the game

Dan's character showcase from this past weekend revealed pretty much all of the upcoming fighter's normals and specials which have already been dissected by Frame Assist Tool developer Hatson.

Comparing Hibiki's start-up data to the rest of the Shotokan characters currently in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition suggests Dan may put up more of a fighting chance in his latest incarnation though there's probably still going to be some aspects holding him back.

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Dan's throws have likely already been nerfed in terms of distance in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Despite being regarded as the joke character of the Street Fighter series, Dan's throw game was looking particularly scary when gameplay footage of the Saikyo master was first shown off.

Since the distance between Dan and his thrown victim was incredibly short after successful forward and backwards throws, it likely meant that Dan would have a free mix up opportunity in which the opponent would have to guess between another throw attempt or an attack.

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Newly discovered bug makes Alex's V-Trigger super powered in Street Fighter 5, but only against Ibuki

Alex is widely seen as Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's weakest character, and even with historically joke-status Dan Hibiki slated to join the roster as the first DLC addition of Season 5 fans aren't all that optimistic the Third Strike combatant's standing will change.

Though Alex has never really been able to make things click throughout his Street Fighter 5 career, players have had fun stealing away rounds with his formidable V-Trigger 1, powerfully satisfying haymaker hits, and ground shaking command grabs. The fun just got turned up a notch or two against Ibuki users thanks to a V-Trigger bug that was recently discovered and shared by a player named SF4prime.

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Desk uses up to three controllers simultaneously to interrupt himself and extend combos in this crazy multi-game combo video

Sometimes when you've already pushed the limits of the combo system in every major fighting game that's gotten released, you have to get creative in your approach to ascend even further. Desk has released a new combo video that not only uses some advanced techniques in-game, but also gets crafty in his execution.

This new exhibition is called "Don't Interrupt Me," and despite its title actually sees a lot of interrupting going on. Basically, Desk performs combos that sees the opponent interrupt the aggressor during moves and supers so that they can extend the sequence, oh, and Desk is controlling everyone on screen by hand.

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Ryu, Nash, Ed, F.A.N.G, and many others saw representation in the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2's top 64

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2 was the big Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online tournament that took place over this past weekend. Almost 380 players signed up to compete for that prestigious Capcom Cup 2020 qualifier spot.

As such, we've collected character usage stats on the top 64 performing players at the event. This gives us some idea on how the online meta has been shaping up.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second and final installment for the South American region is coming up this weekend on this year's online Capcom Pro Tour.

Notable players participating include LVF|DidimoKOF, TUQ|Zenith, RZR|Jah_lexe, PHD|Misterio, Paulow3b, Dark, Shodown|HKDash, TP|Stunner, PHD|Shaka22, The Griffon Mask, UB|Celfcoool, Shades_BR, UB|Dookie, GOD|Davidvip and many more.

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Celtic Throwdown 2020 Online results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The annual Irish fighting game event Celtic Throwdown is back on this year, though given the circumstances in 2020 it will be held online across several weeks.

Notable players set to compete in this third week are Broski, DG|RooKang, Edddyy, ELF|Shirdel, Packz, Rize|EMinor, Noble|K-Wiss, Rikemansbarnet, Musclenoob, Quiggy and many more.

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Sony's Big in Japan Sale on PS4 features great fighting game deals including SF5: Champion Edition's Upgrade Kit and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

There are so many great fighting games this generation to choose from that it becomes hard to decide which ones to pick up and put time into, but digital sales make it pretty easy to add to our collections and backlogs.

Sony is currently running their Big in Japan Sale for the PlayStation 4 which unsurprisingly includes a lot of good fighting game deals for players looking to pick up newer titles or get back to classics.

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Capcom opens up more on why they chose Dan Hibiki to be a DLC character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's final season

Yesterday provided our best look yet as to what Dan Hibiki will look and play like during his brief gameplay overview, but many players have continued to wonder why Capcom would choose a fighter who is traditionally a joke character to be paid DLC in Street Fighter 5.

Well, SF5's director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto were actually asked that question earlier in the same Tokyo Game Show stream to provide their reasoning for why Dan was a solid choice for the team going into Season 5 along with the other three selections.

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Japan eSports Grand Prix results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend there's a big eSports event taking place in Japan featuring several different games, not just fighting games.

Players set to participate include BST|Daigo, Rohto|Tokido, Victrix|Momochi, BST|Fuudo, Liquid|Nemo, SNB|Fujimura, FAV|Sako, DNG|Nauman, RB|Bonchan, GyoGun|Mago, GyoGun|Machabo, RB|Gachikun, GyoGun|Moke, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CO|Dogura, AZ|Kichipa-mu, FAV|Ryuusei, Liquid|John Takeuchi, IXA|StormKubo, GyoGun|Mizuha, WE-R1|Trashbox, GRPT|MOV, GRPT|Pugera, SNB|Higuchi, AXIZ|Shuto, SNB|Johnny, Kawano, Crusher, YOG|Jyobin, AMG|Yuusama and Kudou.

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Here's a closer look at how Dan Hibiki's attacks have changed in Street Fighter 5 compared to previous iterations thanks to HiFight

Despite often being seen as a bit of a joke character, Dan Hibiki has been scheduled to be Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's first new challenger of the Season 5 characters. We'll have to wait a bit longer for Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama, and that mysterious fifth fighter.

Earlier today, new details about Dan's gameplay were revealed during a special stream at the Tokyo Game Show. Notably, it seems like Dan's animations have been cleaned up a fair bit compared to how we first saw Dan during the Summer Update stream.

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Appreciate every last nuance in these gorgeous characters' designs thanks to these high resolution screen shots

We're on our way toward next generation consoles upping the ante and producing even more brilliant graphics than what's been available during this current chapter, but the beauty behind modern graphics is still quite jaw dropping when you take the time to slow down and appreciate it.

We have Re:play to thank for full Twitter page of gorgeous stills from games like Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter 5. We've rounded up our third gallery's worth of images to share with you today.

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New Dan gameplay details revealed for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition including normals, specials and V-Skill

Almost two months after his initial reveal, Capcom finally showed off more of what Dan will be able to do when he launches in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for Season 5.

Street Fighter 5 producer Shuhei Matusmoto and director Takayuki Nakayama appeared for a presentation at Tokyo Game Show to reveal more details about Dan's specific gameplay mechanics.

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Update: Dan Hibiki Street Fighter 5 details incoming via Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation

Update: Capcom's TGS stream focused on Dan in SF5 is now live. Come watch it with us below.

We're up early and eagerly awaiting news with regards to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as Capcom is currently prepping some kind of presentation focused on their next DLC character: Dan Hibiki.

This will all be taking place, of course, at Tokyo Game Show 2020 as Japanese developers from all corners of the community come together for such reveals, showcases, and a general celebration of gaming.

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Street Fighter 5's crossover costumes and Extra Battle bosses are really looking like test beds for potential future Capcom projects

Street Fighter 5 in its first two years felt like a fairly self-contained project outside of some nostalgia costumes and references to other SF characters though the release of Arcade Edition shook things up greatly to the point where it very well could mean something more.

The release of Arcade Edition in 2018 opened the game up to a plethora of new content including two key additions that may point to Capcom's interest in testing out ideas for future games with the crossover costumes and Extra Battle time exclusive boss fights.

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