08th Jan2013

Evolution 2013 Game Lineup Announced!

by Rip

MrWizard just announced the Evolution 2013 lineup on WakeupSRK. He said that running six games made Evo2012 run too late last year, so… with that being said, this year there will be 8 games! Thats ridiculous and I love it lol. To try to space it out, they’re moving some of the finals to Saturday so for Sunday Finals there will only be five games. The list of games for Evolution 2013 is as follows:

- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat 9
- Street Fighter x Tekken v2013 – 1 vs 1 (Wiz has new info on Gems, so no announcement about new rules for it)
- King of Fighters XIII
- Persona 4:Arena

More info on Players Choice and the event itself after the jump:

04th Jan2012

2012 Tournament Season – All about Soul Calibur 5 for 3D Fighters?

by Rip

Yesterday on Wakeup SRK, MrWizard announced the games list for Evolution 2012. The games are Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur 5, and Street Fighter x Tekken. This of course means that Tekken 6 has been dropped.

It sucks, but its not very surprising considering Tekken’s relatively low turnout last year, the age of the game, and the spectator response everytime Tekken comes on a stream. Seems like the general Tekken franchise might need to be revamped. Around the 28 minute mark MrWizard explains why Tekken 6 was not chosen – and I disagree with most of his points, but at least he’s looking forward to Tekken Tag 2 being at Evo in 2013. The MOST interesting note from that podcast though was MrWizard mentioning that Street Fighter x Tekken may NOT be a 1v1 event! For this year though Tekken will still be represented by Street Fighter x Tekken and Namco will still have its 3D fighter presence with Soul Calibur 5.

Speaking of which, WinterBrawl will host a Soul Calibur 5 tournament that will be a qualifier tournament for ATL Final Round this year. Top 16 players at WinterBrawl will be seeded at ATL Final Round and have their event badge and tournament entry fees paid for. The first place finisher will receive roundtrip airfare to Final Round as well. Arcade cabinets of the latest version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also be available at both events for everyone to play on.

For these upcoming Soul Calibur 5 tournaments Namco has provided a $1000 prize bonus for Winter Brawl and a $5000 prize bonus for Final Round! Time to start practicing!

23rd Nov2011

SoCal Regionals 2011 – Namco Bringing Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Soul Calibur 5!

by Rip

Namco will be bringing Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Soul Calibur 5 to SoCal Regionals 2011! Level Up Your Game will be running the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with a guaranteed prize pot of $1000 to be paid across the top 8 finishers. Not all of this event will be streamed so you won’t want to miss it if you’re in the area! This will also be the first time that Soul Calibur 5 is playable to the public on the west coast! Tekken Hybrid will also be on hand for anyone who wants to check it out. SoCal Regionals will be held at UCI on December 17/18 – For more information, check out the SoCal Regionals website. Trailer after the jump

10th Jun2011

Another Street Fighter After Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition?

by Omar Diones

Seth Killian recently hinted in his interview with NowGamer that there is a possibility that Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition may not be the last of its kind.

“Well, things change at Capcom all the time frankly. It’s a matter of internal focus and planning. Saying what’s next for us in fighting games, where do we want to have our energy, our key staff working on games and things like that.

The thinking was, we’re going to set down Street Fighter IV and let it ride with Arcade Edition. But of course, things change all the time at Capcom, so if Arcade Edition does very well, I’m sure there will be some guy in a suit somewhere saying “you need to do this again!” and we’ll be back here talking again. But that’s a-okay with me.”

So basically, depending on how much everyone loves the SFIV series and the demand for more rises, there just may be another SFIV on the way!  But with everyone moving to newer fighting games such as MvC3, Tekken Tag 2, and Mortal Kombat, it sounds like a hard call.

12th Apr2011

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition OFFICIAL Details Released

by Rip

Capcom’s Captivate event details have finally been revealed. For the fighting game community of course, there is the news all Super Street Fighter 4 players have been waiting for, release info for Arcade Edition hitting home consoles AND PC!

“Adding new characters, an all new balancing update as well as an enhanced Replay Channel, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition will deliver the definitive version of Street Fighter® when it releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PCs this summer. More specifically, the add-on version of Arcade Edition will be available as a downloadable upgrade for existing Super Street Fighter® IV owners on June 7 for 1200 MS Points or $14.99, with a full console retail product following on June 24 in Europe and June 28 in North America, respectively, and a PC version in July.”

07th Apr2011

Super Street Fighter 4 AE DLC Trailer!

by Rip

So consoletech.net has leaked the AE DLC trailer. No release date or price announced yet, but there is a TOOOON of information in the trailer! Summary AND rumors after the jump


03rd Apr2011

Fight For Relief – Donate to Japan!

by Rip

The fighting game community in California has pooled their resources and are hosting a donation drive to help Japan out. Be sure to check out their website here and DEFINITELY go DONATE here. Whether its a dollar or ten thousand dollars, every little bit helps! After donating, forward your email receipt to fightforrelief@gmail.com to be entered in their offline raffle to win prizes (including fight sticks!) The majority of fighting games that we all love to play come out of Japan, so this is our opportunity to give a little something back. Check out the live stream of the event below: