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SFV Getting A Heap Of New Stuff Soon – Evo 2016 Panel

Evolution is upon us, with pools play currently underway in Las Vegas. During all this is a two-day schedule of panels conducted by fighting games developers, keen to let slip what the future holds for the games being played in the next hall over.

This morning it was Capcom’s turn to show us what’s coming to Street Fighter V in the near future. Here’s what they had to offer.

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July Update To Bring SFV Back?

With Community Effort Orlando in the bag for 2016, viewers were sent home with a special gift from Capcom: two new characters for Street Fighter V and the long-promised Story mode, all available this Friday. And literally in the space of that two minute trailer, the fighting games scene went from caustically pessimistic about the game’s chances to unbridled jubilance. Just listen to that crowd, will you?

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The Definition Of Insanity: Capcom’s Non-SFV Fighters

Some bad guy in some old game once defined insanity as ‘doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again expecting shit to change’. For the team at Capcom, however, it looks like they’re expecting a different result from their same old reluctance to bank on their non-Street Fighter fighting franchises, despite the runaway success of Street Fighter doyen Yoshinori Ono’s labour of love. Read the rest of this entry

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Announced, SF’s Akuma Guest Stars

Short on time right now, I’ll revisit this with a real op ed, but holy damn Akuma’s gonna be in the next Tekken game, surely this is a sign of the end times. Just watch the trailer below.

Capcom Cup 2015 Results, More Street Fighter News

Yesterday was Street Fighter Day at PlayStation Experience, with the annual Capcom Pro Tour drawing to a close with the 2015 Capcom Cup.

A fitting send-off for Street Fighter IV as a marquee game, Japanese player Kazunoko toppled Street Fighter legend Daigo Umehara in a close fought final. After having sent Umehara into the losers’ bracket in straight games, Daigo fought his way back to make the final, before capitulating to Kazunoko 3-2 in the decider. Full results, and more Street Fighter V developments saved for after Capcom Cup, are available after the jump.

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How To Make A Street Fighter, Part I

Over the years, the Street Fighter franchise has been praised for the diversity of its roster, not in a cultural sense but a visual one. Each character in a Street Fighter game has a look and feel that immediately sets them apart from others, giving a sense of individuality to each fighter that just wasn’t found in competing games like Mortal Kombat. But where do these elements all come from?

More often than not they come straight from movies, or real fighters. A long, proud tradition of paying tribute to other creative minds can be traced through Street Fighter games all the way back to the very beginning. Join me as I take a look at the not-so-secret origins behind some of Street Fighter’s biggest names.

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Introducing F.A.N.G, the Newest Street Fighter

SFV new character Fang

Ahead of tomorrow’s Capcom Cup, the Sony PlayStation Experience event saw the reveal of Street Fighter V’s last new character, F.A.N.G. Let’s take a look.

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Capcom Cup Finals Brackets Published

Capcom Cup 2015

With Dreamhack wrapping up earlier today, the qualifiers for this year’s Capcom Cup event, to be held as part of Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas next week, are locked in. Capcom has published the first round matchups on the Capcom Pro Tour website, which are listed below.

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Back Up To Speed: Street Fighter V

SFVcatchup

With this site being out of action for so long, I’ve missed a fair bit of news regarding Capcom’s upcoming Street Fighter V. So just in case The Saltmine is literally your only source for fighting game news, I’m gonna get you up to speed as quickly as possible with some quick, hard facts.

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