Capcom has another video showing one of Ultra Street Fighter IV‘s new contenders, with the fifth new character still remaining a mystery. This time it’s Rolento, who first appeared as a Final Fight boss before joining the SF series in Street Fighter Alpha 2. See how his moves are shaping up in the latest version of SFIV below.
Ultra Street Fighter IV hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in June, with a PC version to follow in August.
Some games don’t go away from public memory no matter how much time has passed. Developers of these games hope that the reason for this is because of the game’s charm and gameplay. Shaq-Fu for the SNES and Genesis on the other hand is remembered for its mediocre gameplay and super cheesy story. The big man Shaq has decided to undo that mistake. Today Shaq and Big Deez Productions have announced Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.
The two have turned to Indiegogo in the hopes of raising a grand total of $450,000 (it’s at $17,000 at the time of writing). This new game is a beat ‘em up that they describe as “Streets of Rage meets Street Fighter meets Devil May Cry”. The game has multiple stretch goals including mobile, handheld, current and last generation console ports of the game.
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn will cost $30 when released, but will only cost $15 if you back it during the Indiegogo Campaign. You can catch a teaser of the gameplay below:
Introducing Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Edition Select Mode! Players can duke it out across history using their favorite version of any character, complete with their original balance! Create dream match-ups to determine who the strongest fighter really is!
It may not be the most balanced way to play, but Capcom is introducing a new Edition Select mode in Ultra Street Fighter IV. As you’ll see in the video below, the new mode not only lets you choose your favorite character, but also your favorite version of that character, from the original Street Fighter IV through the Super SFIV arcade edition and more.
The updated fighter heads to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in June, followed by a PC release in August.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will introduce a new mode that allows players to select which iteration of their character they want to play as.
Dubbed Edition Select Mode, players can select balance rules from all of the game’s releases: Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Ver. 2012, and Ultra Street Fighter 4.
The obvious highlight here is that players will, in this mode, be able to play the original Street Fighter IV Sagat–considered by many to be brutally overpowered. The character was nerfed in later revisions of the game, and the game’s fighters will also receive another round of rebalancing as part of Ultra Street Fighter IV.
“In all the years that I’ve been playing through the SF4 series, I can’t count how many times discussions on ‘who the strongest character has been thus far’ have come up among players both old and new,” Capcom’s Peter Rosas wrote on Capcom Unity.
“Seeing of how there was no actual way to measure whether vanilla SF4 Sagat was stronger than AE Yun, players would engage in long theoretical discussions with no way to figure out who was right.”
“Well, time to change that in Ultra SF!”
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in June for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and in August on PC.
Needle felting is quite popular in Japan as a hobby, and I have only seen cute things like macarons and mascot types of cute animals made, until now. Behold, the wool felt Zangief from the Street Fighter series made by Japanese needle felting enthusiast Kosuke Ueda. The original Twitter post is just 100 retweets shy of 10,000 retweets and this Zangief is fascinating people all over with its amazing details.
The above picture shows off the amazing details recreated with wool felt by Ueda. He has more photos of Zangief on his blog as shown below.
Zangief’s muscle tone and even his veins are so detailed, you can’t stop looking at them.
Above, you see Zangief with Ueda’s first needle felting project, which he calls “a rabbit-looking something”. Ueda says in the blog post that the thing feels a lot harder to the touch than the Zangief and suspects the reason to be too many unneccessary pokes with the needle just to shape the thing due to a lack of experience. If you’ve ever wondered how hard needle felting is, read this post by Rocket News 24.
Even more photos are found on his blog, such as the Zangief in progress with another Sailor Moon inspired project. Ueda says that he started making Zangief while working on the Sailor Moon because working on something slender like Usagi made him want to work on something bumpy and muscular.
A close up of the face. Ueda says that working on the face was not too hard because he learned how to do this type of face when he worked on Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist before.
Zangief’s enormous back with strong muscle tones.
This progress photo proves that it is actually made of wool felt. Visit Ueda’s blog for more photos of his other neddle felt work.