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Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li comic book spin-off coming in January 2009


Chun-Li comic book cover
Having appeared in dozens of Street Fighter video games, and landing her own live action feature film next year in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Chun-Li is undeniably among the most recognizable and popular girls of gaming. Beginning in January 2009 UDON will explore the roots of this high-kicking martial artist in Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li, a 4-issue miniseries by the Street Fighter Legends: Sakura team of Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan. Featuring covers by Omar Dogan and Kevin Lau, as you can see above.

The series focuses on a younger Chun-Li and one of her earliest assignments for the Hong Kong police. Along for the ride will be her partner Po-lin, a young woman who has a very personal score to settle with the terrorist Shadaloo organization. Expect this pair of lovely ladies to get into car chases, shoot outs, and plenty of fisticuffs as they fight their way to the truth about Shadaloo’s latest scheme.

But the cast isn’t made up exclusively of sexy female law officers! Fans will also get their first real looks at the lives of rarely-explored characters like Dorai, (Chun-Li’s father and fellow police officer) and Go Hibiki (the surprisingly competent father of everyone’s favorite walking joke, Dan). And, as always when dealing with Shadaloo, some well known boss characters will likely turn up to cause trouble!

Published on December 5th, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix review video


Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix artwork
The Capcom arcade classic receives a whole new look with Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Capcom maintains the integrity of the popular game by utilizing the original game code while upgrading the graphics with new artwork and high resolution 1080p images — all of the art, from character animation to stage backgrounds, will be completely redrawn by Udon Entertainment, the company responsible for the official US Street Fighter series of comics. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix includes both online and offline competition for one to two players.

Years of fine-tuning have led to another great Hadoken. Find out in this Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix video review.

To quote the IGN video review: “Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix doesn’t have any frills and its mechanics — while extremely well-tuned — are simple. This is a game very dissimilar to modern fighters because it doesn’t shower you with extra modes, art galleries or unlockables. It’s admirably precise and meant for hardcore players, despite its increased approachability. So HD Remix isn’t for everyone, but the gameplay represented in this download is extraordinarily balanced and deep. I spent hours learning the ways of the retooled Fei Long and just barely scratched the surface of it all. For such a reasonable price of $14.99, HD Remix is a very hard game to pass up.”

Presentation — 7.5
Graphics — 8.0
Sound — 8.5
Gameplay — 9.0
Lasting Appeal — 8.0
Overall — 8.7

Capcom takes Super Street Fighter 2 and gives it a face lift for PS3 and Xbox 360. How does Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix hold up in today’s standards? Check out this 1UP Show hands on video for an old-to-new movesets comparison:

Click on the bottom-right corner arrow to view it fullscreen.

Chun-Li, Yuna, Ms Pac-man outfits to spice up Halloween


Yuna Final Fantasy X Halloween Costume

How many of you girls out there would dress up as Chun-Li, Yuna or Pac-Man video game characters for Halloween?

While video game Halloween costumes aren’t anything new, 3 Wishes has taken it upon themselves to offer some sexy video game related Halloween outfits for those girls out there who are so inclined to dress up as a hot Yuna for Halloween.

Be warned though, these outfits don’t come cheap and they are meant for those women who want to get their party on with scantily clad, skin-revealing costumes. Personally I’ve always preferred funny, scary or unique Halloween costumes to the “oh look another hot-girl showing some skin to get attention” ones, but to each their own I guess.

Note: The actual names of the Halloween costumes are generic and differ from the real video game characters for copyright reasons. Yuna’s costume is called “Fantasy Heroine”, the Pac-Man outfit is “Miss Video Game” and the Chun-Li costume is “Kung Fu Cutie”.

Thanks to Kotaku for the story.

Published on October 28th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , ,

Top 10 worst videogame movies


Here’s another Top 10 list. This time from GT Countdown who were forced to watch all videogame-based movies from the past again. The result is the ten worst of those movies.

It’s even more depressing if you care about the games.

The full top 10 list is as follows:
10. DOA: Dead or Alive
9. Doom
8. Street Fighter
7. Wing Commander
6. Double Dragon
5. Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation
4. House of the Dead
3. Alone in the Dark
2. Super Mario Bros.
1. BloodRayne

Forget about the worst, which are you favorite? I like popcorn/action movies like the first Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and Final Fantasy movies.

Poll: Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter


Though the Street Fighter series has aged better, my money is still on MK — if only because the first two games were flawless victories of win.

Which is better?

  • Mortal Kombat
  • Street Fighter

View Results

Published on July 25th, 2008 under , , , , ,

Official Street Fighter 4 character list


Crimson Viper Versus Blanka Street Fighter 4 screenshot
Out of the complete Street Fighter 4 cast, 19 characters have been revealed like Ken and Crimson Viper. Producer Yoshinori Ono (who also did Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future) has said that the character roster “isn’t finalised yet, but we’re trying to use all the characters from Street Fighter II’ Turbo, and we’re obviously cooking up new characters as well.”

We thought it was time to list the Street Fighter 4 characters below that have been confirmed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the fighting game (with online multiplayer) that will be released in winter 2008 and in Arcades in July 2008.

When you click on each Street Fighter 4 character’s name below, a window will pop up with a picture of him / her.

New characters are:
1. Abel
2. Crimson Viper
3. El Fuerte (AKA The Strong One)
4. Rufus
5. Seth (AKA The Puppet Master is the final boss)

Returning characters are:
6. Balrog
7. Blanka
8. Chun-Li
9. Dan Hibiki (home version exclusive)
10. Dhalsim
11. E. Honda
12. Fei Long (home version exclusive)
13. Guile
14. Ken Masters
15. M. Bison
16. Ryu
17. Sagat
18. Vega
19. Zangief

Street Fighter 4 characters

Still missing from the Street Fighter II’ Turbo cast or hinted at characters are:
* Cammy White
* Dee Jay
* Ibuki
* Sakura Kasugano
* T. Hawk
* Akuma (AKA Gouki) was confirmed by Capcom to not be in the game.

Even if those or some of your other past favorites do not return at the time of release, they might still appear later on. How? Mr. Ono is also looking into the possibility of using microtransactions for future downloadable content updates which might include new characters and stages, but that’s ultimately up to Capcom.

Watch parts of various matches between the Street Fighter 4 characters that show off the game’s art style:

Street Fighter 4’s “2D” six-button gameplay will have new special moves, including Focus attacks, Super Combos, and the revenged-fueled Ultra Combo system.

Watch the Epic Return trailer with music from Faith No More:

Click on the bottom-right corner arrow to view it fullscreen.

PS: We’ll update this list when more characters get confirmed.

Capcom bringing Street Fighter and Mega Man to smartphones


Smartphone games from Handango logo
Handango, a smartphone content provider, and famous games developer Capcom Interactive, a top developer today announced a partnership to distribute top gaming titles to North American smartphone users. Capcom’s top franchises include Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Street Fighter and Mega Man among many others. The first titles to launch on Handango will be from the Who Wants to be a Millionaire franchise.

Capcom’s mobile games will be available on Handango’s online storefront and through its on-device client and available for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms.

“At a time when smartphone sales are exploding and more and more users are downloading mobile games than ever before, Capcom’s blockbuster titles offer our customers access to some of pop culture’s top brands,” said Bill Stone, CEO of Handango. “A key part of our growth strategy is to expand our offering to include more leading-edge content for our customers. Capcom is a market leader in games for consumers of all ages and we are pleased to make their titles available through Handango.”

“As more and more mainstream consumers enter the smartphone marketplace and look for compelling games and personalization for their devices, a partnership with Handango ensures Capcom’s franchises reach the widest number of customers possible.” Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive, Inc. — Via Gamedaily

Published on May 20th, 2008 under , , , , , , ,

MK VS. DC fatalities modified. Scorpion’s new look revealed


Scorpion in MK VS. DC
The Mortal Kombat series has always been known for its superviolent fatalities and bloody finishing moves. When Mortal Kombat 8 was renamed into Mortal Kombat VS. DC Universe many fans worried fatalities would be toned down or removed completely by Midway.

In a recent interview with Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon he put everyone’s worries at easy by saying that’s not true, fatalities, blood and finishing moves are still in. It’s just that fatalities are being modified to be less violent to match the DC Universe and the lower T for Teen rating.

To quote Mr. Boon: “I guess that’s my favorite part of the reaction–your exact sentence, which is, “it looks like fatalities will be gone.” There was never any statement on our part that fatalities will be gone or that finishing moves will be gone. We did acknowledge that we won’t be able to do the same kinds of outrageous moves, like tearing someone’s head off and the spine being attached to it. But there are a lot of assumptions that there will be no blood in the game, that there are no fatalities in the game. It’s an assumption that, because the DC characters will be in there, those features will have to be dropped. My response is that, no, we’re modifying fatalities. But I have every intention to keep finishers. You know, to let gamers do a really cool secret button combination and follow with a really outrageous finishing move to end the match. The names of these moves, and the level of violence we use, are to be determined. But it’s certainly not a feature we plan on eliminating from the series.”

I guess we’ll find out for sure how violent the game will turn out when it’s released in November 2008 on Xbox 360, PS3 and maybe Wii.

You can read the full interview at GameTap. The new render of Scorpion (at the top of the page) is said by Gamewithabrain to be in-game.

New PlayStation One games rated for the PlayStation Network: Castlevania Chronicles, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo and more


Castlevania Chronicles for PlayStation OneHere are seven new PlayStation One titles rated by the ESRB that have yet to be released on the PlayStation 3 / PSP via Sony’s online PlayStation Network download service. These downloadable classics should arrive on the PlayStation Network some time this year (presumably in the near future).

The list of upcoming PSone downloadable games:
1. Buster Bros. Collection (E)
2. Castlevania Chronicles (T)
3. Jet Moto 3 (E)
4. Rayman (E)
5. Street Fighter Alpha (T)
6. Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo (E)
7. Wipeout XL (E)

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s pace to make PSone classics available on the PlayStation Store has been slow to say the least. So it’ll be nice to play the above games at home again or take them on the go. — Via PS3fanboy

Street Fighter 64?


Gaming fanatics comedy group Mega64 has just released a new video. Just make sure you’re careful where you park your car for the rest of the day.

Street Fighter II’s Mega64 bonus round:

Mega64 will release another new video on IGN this week.

Published on April 24th, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

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