At Evo2K15 this year, Gamerbee, Momochi, SonicFox, Rico Suave and others fought it out in an attempt to become champion. But away from the big screens thousands of gamers were queuing to get a chance to play Street Fighter V.
We got the chance to see Street Fighter V in action. And also were privy to some interesting conversations that took place between Capcom and the community.
Coming out of Evo2K15 we’re excited for Street Fighter V and are confident that the new title will present some important improvements over its predecessors.
Here are 9 ways that Street Fighter V will improve over Ultra Street Fighter IV.
- 1. Street Fighter V Will Have Less Counter Picks
Ultra Street Fighter IV is arguably the most balanced fighter of all time. But there are still some major counter-picks that occur, like the classic counter pick of switching to Sagat when fighting Zangief, or switching to Hakan when fighting Balrog (which Infiltration did against PRBalrog last year).
Fighters have always included a degree of counter-picks. Grapplers have generally lost to zoners, and keep-away characters like Dhalsim have generally had a rough time against rush-down characters like Cammy.
Capcom are hoping to change this in Street Fighter V. Peter “Combofiend” Rosas says, “We totally look at [character balancing and counter-picking]. We know where the game is, we talk about that all the time and compare that to where we want Street Fighter V to go. It’s something we’re paying close attention to.”
Watching Street Fighter V at E3 my eyes nearly burst out of my skull. Because those boobs on Chun-Li were just ridiculous. For those that don’t know, the “Chun-Li Boob Glitch” is an amazing game glitch that somehow gave Chun-Li big wobbly boobs during E3. Now, logic would seem to suggest that no glitch could… Read more »
Why did Capcom choose to show Birdie and Cammy next in Street Fighter V? And who’s next? We investigate. We’re still at the relatively early stages of Street Fighter V’s promotional cycle. But already one thing is clear: with Street Fighter V, Capcom are set to please fans of absolutely every Street Fighter game of… Read more »
It’s happening more and more. Game developers are putting out games that simply aren’t fit for the market. The latest in a long run of titles is Other Ocean Interactive’s Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. The first copies of Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 have been stuttering in-game, slowing down while you’re on… Read more »
Professional Street Fighter IV player Ricki Ortiz is without doubt one of the most interesting people in the fighting game community right now. And it isn’t just because she’s transgender. Ricki Ortiz (now Ricki Sophie Ortiz) has been polarising the fighting game community for a long time. Known as “Pretty Ricki”, Ricki Ortiz is the… Read more »
M.Bison. He’s arguably the greatest dictator in the history of gaming. He’s been kicking ass and taking names since 1990. And though he might never have hit the top-tiers of Street Fighter IV, if the new Street Fighter V trailer is anything to go by, he’s about to get buffed pretty significantly. The trailer itself… Read more »
For the full-on gaming experience get yourself an awesome audio set-up and fire up some tunes. But just what, exactly, should you listen to when playing games? Depends on the game. Music should reflect the atmosphere of the game. When I’m battling it out in World of Warcraft I personally love throwing on some classic… Read more »
Norcal Regionals 2015 saw some of the hypest moments in the Street Fighter calender so far this year. While the tournament caught a little criticism for unfortunately using the wrong version of USF4 for several matches (read about it here), truth is that NCR2015 was still one hell of a tournament. Our personal favorite moment… Read more »
Capcom Unity. It’s a wonderful place where you can find all sorts of marvelous things. Like Blanka wearing swimming trunks. This collection of Street Fighter art shows Street Fighter characters in their swimming costumes. It was created by Capcom-Unity memeber Bralston. For more, check out her blog. The Beauty And Horror Of Street Fighter Characters In… Read more »
So there I was watching the latest Street Fighter footage of Pepeday VS Noeun when it suddenly hit me just how awesome Japanese games commentators are. Sure, James Chen and Ultra David are great. But Japanese commentators? They sound like they’re having a nerdgasm every time someone lands a combo. And that… that’s awesome. Just… Read more »
Fighting games; they’re all about violence, death and gore aren’t they, Fox News?
No, they’re not. Fighting games, like other game genres, are packed full of positive benefits for your mind and your life and are so effective at training your brain that they can even be put to good use as a tool for personal development and self improvement. How? Two words: Decision making. Fighting games are, in essence, a fast-paced decision making activity. Their benefit in terms of self improvement is that they teach our brains how to make good decisions in minimal time. They force us to carry a great deal of information at one time and to make snap second decisions based on knowledge, odds and analysis. . .
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Chun Li from Street Fighter is the best female games character in any fighting game. 4: Chun Li from Street Fighter When Street Fighter 2 game on the scene with it’s amazing (for the time) eight different playable characters, Chun Li captured the heart of fighting game fans around the world. Chun Li is one… Read more »
I’ve never written as personal a story as this before. And in many ways I don’t know where to begin. Save to say that in my past I suffered from depression on and off for some time. The worst was several years ago, I time that I honestly never thought I would get through. I… Read more »
Okay guys, it’s over to you again. We need your best ideas for design improvements to be made to Street Fighter 4 to make Street Fighter 5 for PS4 and XBOX 720 the best fighter in the world. Capcom have hinted that they’ve begun work on Street Fighter 5 and naturall, both Capcom themselves and… Read more »
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Wallet Raping! SFxT for Vita: With New Characters Elena, Dudley, Sakura, Christie, Lei, “The battle has only just begun” states the trailer for Street Fighter x Tekken on PS Vita. The statement seems pretty ironic, given that for this author the SFxT battle ended long ago after realising just how broken SFxT online play… Read more »
This is the newly released Japanese tier list for SFxT. any surprise Ryu is top tier? and why is yoshimitsu absoute bottom tier? And does it really matter given that top players say tier lists don’t really matter that much?! So many questions, so little time. Still at least 99.99999% of online players… Read more »
Street Fighter X Tekken Character Select Screen Psychology Character Select Psychology Lesson 1: Pick Someone Else First thing’s first. If you’ve been playing Street Fighter or Tekken for a few years you’ve likely got one or two favourite characters who you know pretty well. You know their moves, their basic gameplay style and have a… Read more »