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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Trailer Reveals New Challengers

We’ve already seen her in action, but it’s still pretty awesome to get some official unveiling-ship for Crimson Viper (C.Viper of Super Street Fighter IV fame) in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The trailer below doesn’t really show any actual gameplay, but it’s still positively epic. Especially Arthur.

And in case you didn’t notice, Felicia and She-Hulk make their debuts in this video too. Exciting stuff!

Posted by: Akuma on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Fighting Game News and Rumors – 12/09/10

Lots of new fighting game news and rumors, so let’s get down to it.

kenshin

First off, Rurouni Kenshin is on its way to the Sony PSP. The initial graphics don’t look all that great, but the Samurai Shodown style action could be fun.

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is getting loaded with some new characters, like Yun and Yang, but it looks like Evil Ryu and Shin Akuma are being thrown into the mix too. Better still, these new characters could be made available for us home gamers via DLC on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network too.

Continuing on SSFIV, you can check out the 149-hit combo from Chun-Li. Totally epic. There’s also the Street Fighter: Beyond the Game documentary that’s worth watching too.

What about that other Capcom project? Well, there’s lots going on with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 too. In the video above, we see newcomers (to MvC3) Storm and Crimson Viper in action. Storm’s done the MvC thing before, but it’s cool to see a “new” SFIV make the jump to the versus front.

We also know about Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath, as well as the possibility of Mega Man and Frank West. Mike Haggar of Final Fight fame could make the cut too. Other rumors include Hsien-Ko, War Machine, Ultron, Hawkeye, Spider-woman, Strider, Iron Fist, Thanos, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, and Victor Delacroix.

mvc3boxart

That’s the Japanese box art for the game, which I think looks better than what we’re getting. Either way, we’re expecting a February 15, 2011 launch.

kratos

Oh, and remember how the Soul Calibur series had console exclusives like Link for the GameCube version? Ed Boon and crew look like they’re doing the same for Mortal Kombat, it seems, as Kratos is rumored as a PS3 exclusive character in the upcoming fighting game. I wonder who the Xbox will get. Master Chief?

Posted by: Akuma on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Fighting Game News (11/12/10) – Mortal Kombat, Super Street Fighter IV 3DS, Clayfighter, Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Mortal Kombat 9

All kinds of krazy fighting game news to consider. Starting off with the Mortal Kombat franchise, we learn that the “reboot” version destined for release in 2011 has a couple of metal arms in its arsenal. That’s right, our ground-pounding hero Jax is going to be in Ed Boon’s latest project. The best part? One of his fatalities will reportedly combine his classic arm-ripping finisher with his head-exploding clap. Krazy.

Gamestop is listing an HD Arcade Kollection, which might be offering a compilation of several classic Mortal Kombat games. Remember when they revolutionized the industry with mocap? Relive it and get those quarters ready for putting on the screen’s edge.

We’re also hearing about a Mortal Kombat PSP2. Maybe it has something to do with that Android-packing PSPhone rumor.

Super Street Fighter IV - Nintendo 3DS

With Super Street Fighter IV on the Nintendo 3DS, there’s a possibility of an “over the shoulder” view that has never been experienced before. And if you’re wondering about those touch panels, they’re going to act as “hot keys” for supers, ultras, and other special moves.

Rounding out the news, there won’t be focus attacks in Street Fighter X Tekken, you can play the original SF2 on iPhone for free, Clayfighter is being reborn, and Mayor Mike Haggar of Final Fight fame may be around for Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Oh, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2? The tag-up moves are amazing

Posted by: Akuma on Friday, November 12th, 2010