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:

14th Apr2012

Fight For Youth – SFxT / UMvC3 Donation Drive Stream

by Rip

Starting at 11am today is the Fight For Youth stream. This is a tournament organized by Clockw0rk to raise money for the ASES prep after school program. The tournament will feature Street Fighter x Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Tons of sponsors are on board and there will be prizes given away to people who donate. Tune in as there will be plenty of top players in attendance. If you want to donate, feel free to donate here

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

31st Oct2011

UMvC3: Rocket Raccoon and Frank West Revealed!

by Omar Diones

The final set of characters for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 are finally revealed!  With Rocket Raccoon and Frank West making their debut, all new characters are revealed and all that’s left is to wait for the game to be released!


15th Oct2011

Full NYCC Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Panel

by Omar Diones

Special Thanks to DeadlyBison Entertainment channel from YouTube, they were able to capture the entire Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 panel from this year’s Comic-Con in New York.  The whole clip is about 36 minutes long and features Seth Killian and Ryota Niitsuma giving more information about Phoenix Wright & Nova, a lot of alternate costume colors and reveals the new Heroes & Heralds mode!  Watch near the end for their newest CG Trailer!

13th Oct2011

Phoenix Wright & Nova Revealed!

by Omar Diones

Phoenix Wright and Nova were revealed for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 during New York Comic-Con.  They were playable at the Capcom booth so there should be more gameplay videos online later. Here are the trailers and videos though.  Check them out!