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SFV Hype: Balrog Trailer Reveals Juri and Urien

Balrog Street Fighter V

I know. It’s been way too long since I’ve posted here, but I finally picked up Street Fighter V on the PC and I’ve been grinding it out with Guile. Still got a lot to learn, but it looks like I picked up the game just at the right time. The update being pushed out this Friday (which misses June by just one day) will not only add Ibuki to the roster, but it’ll also bring Balrog (Boxer) into the fray. MY FIGHT MONEY!!!

The trailer pretty much speaks for itself. It looks like the V-Trigger lets you pile out the punches similar to Guile’s V-Trigger booms, creating an almost Super-like continued dash? And the Critical Art looks like a one punch. The headbutt is “back” as the V-Reversal and the V-Skill is the spin to dodge fireballs. Check it out and watch to the end. Juri and Urien are revealed with a couple of sneak peeks at what they can do.

And yes, both Ibuki and Balrog are 100% legal for EVO. Get hype. This trailer was shown at the end of CEO 2016 where Tokido finally broke the Infiltration curse with some serious parries. He even reset the bracket and finished it off with a perfect. God-like Murderface!

Oh and if you’re looking for a few matches with my scrubby self, look for me on the Capcom Fighters Network as HadoukenOnline, which is the same as my Steam ID.

Posted by: Akuma on Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Street Fighter V Official Reveal, Gameplay Trailer Too

Street Fighter V Official Reveal, Gameplay Trailer Too

OMG OMG OMG. Capcom has typically taken way too long to move to the next numbered iteration of Street Fighter, but we are now getting our first look at Street Fighter V. Finally. Yes, Street Fighter 5!

The teaser trailer was leaked and subsequently pulled several times yesterday from various video streaming sites. Now, I guess Capcom is a-okay with the news, because the teaser trailer is once again up on YouTube for everyone to see. A couple of key takeaways here is that Street Fighter V will be exclusive to the PS4 and PC with no apparent love for the Xbox One. Here’s the Street Fighter V teaser trailer in case you missed it.

Some people have said the PS4 exclusivity deal could be a timed thing and that SFV will eventually port to Microsoft’s console. Other people are saying this is a sign that Sony is in the process of buying Capcom. Take that for what it’s worth. It’s cool how this teaser trailer pays homage to the FGC, recognizing just how important all of us are to the success of franchises like Street Fighter.

Earlier today, another trailer was released, this time with full “real” gameplay involving Ryu and Chun-Li. The visuals strike me as a highly updated version of Street Fighter EX or maybe with a dash of Street Fighter X Tekken. It’s even more realistic and the trailer shows all sorts of effects. We could already be reading a little too much into this, but it seems like storyline-wise, Street Fighter V will take place some time after SF2/SF4 and before Street Fighter III.

You’ll notice that both Chun and Ryu have gained some of their Street Fighter III moves, for instance, most notably the Denjin Hadouken performed by Ryu, complete with all the electric effects he probably learned from Gouken.

I haven’t had nearly enough time lately to mess around with Decapre in USFIV and the Omega Edition of Street Fighter IV should be available pretty soon. We probably shouldn’t expect Street Fighter V to launch next year, so the hope is that it’ll be ready in time for EVO 2016.

Hype, guys and gals. HYPE!

UPDATE: The Verge is reporting that Street Fighter V will support cross-platform play too. This means that PS4 players can play online against PC players and vice versa! Awesomesauce!

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Exclusive Canada Cup Interviews with EG Justin Wong, DM MCZ Xian, MCZ Tokido…

You’ve already seen the results from April Duels II last weekend in Vancouver, but what about some exclusive interviews with organizers, sponsors, players and fans?

MEGATechNews lined up some exclusive interviews and put them together in a special video for our viewing pleasure. Included in the video are interviews with Canada Cup’s Troy Kirkland and Lapchi Duong; Canadian Joysticks’ Jackson Dang; professional players Justin Wong, Xian, Tokido and Chi Rithy; and Vancouver FGC pillar Meowjin.

The pro players also chime in about what they want to see in the AE2013 (AE2014?) update from Capcom.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, April 15th, 2013