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VideoA message from fighting champ Daigo

Street Figher, MVC star has a word.

VideoSuper Street Fighter IV: AE trailer

Additions, upgrades and balancing detailed.

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 25

Episodes from Liberty City, SSFIV, SEGA All-Stars Racing, Superstars V8, Dead to Rights and AVP.

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Street Fighter 4 online money matches announced

Capcom has partnered with Virgin Gaming to make Street Fighter 4 online money matches a reality.

Right now the supported platforms are the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Super Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. There's no mention of PC.

The game modes included are 1v1 head to head, as you'd expect, and leagues of up to 32 players.

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Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Seth Killian dares to dream.

When will the inevitable Street Fighter 5 come out?

Before 2019, Seth Killian, Capcom's fighting game guru, told Eurogamer as part of a new Street Fighter x Tekken interview published today.

2009's Street Fighter 4 launched ten long years after Street Fighter 3. Surely fighting game fans won't have to wait another ten years for Street Fighter 5?

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Ono: fighting game genre won't collapse

Promises to "treat the fans right".

Street Fighter x Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono reckons the fighting game genre is in rude health – and won't collapse through over saturation as it did in the nineties.

EVO 2011: Daigo enters MVC3 ring

Are you watching, Justin Wong?

Japanese fighting game legend Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has thrown down the gauntlet to his Western rivals and declared he will enter the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ring at this year's Evo Tournament.

FeatureCheap This Week - 27/04/11

Brink! Diablo 3! Castlevania! 3DS!

Fancy some cheap games? You're in luck, because here's the lowdown on what's Cheap This Week – the finest bargains from all over the internet collected in one convenient place for your consideration. There's a couple of hotly anticipated pre-orders for low prices, and the first signs of 3DS software getting proper discounts, so read on for the best in cheap gaming fun.

SSFIV Arcade Edition DLC confirmed?

SSFIV Arcade Edition DLC confirmed?

Leaked trailer spills the beans.

The four exclusive Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition fighters are on their way to consoles as a single DLC pack, according to a leaked trailer.

The clip, originally hosted by ConsoleTECH but since removed by Capcom, confirms that Street Fighter III's Yun and Yang, Evil Ryu and new character Oni will be made available on console as downloadable content.

There are new animated prologue and ending cinematics for all four, as well as support for additional alternative costumes.

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SSFIV AE characters for consoles likely

Ono all but confirms Evil Ryu, Oni as DLC.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has all but confirmed that the characters introduced by the Japan-only Arcade Edition of Super Street Fighter IV will be made available to download to the home console version.

Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 sales

Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2 sales

Plus, Super Street Fighter IV does well.

Capcom has revealed sales figures of its major games during the nine months to 31st December 2010.

Zombie tear-em-up Dead Rising 2 has sold 2.2 millions to date. Super Street Fighter IV has sold 1.6 million, and Lost Planet 2 has shifted 1.5.

In its financial report Capcom noted that the "steady sales" of Lost Planet 2 were below projections.

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SSFIV Arcade content console-bound?

Ono hints at Yun and Yang DLC.

Capcom has offered console scrappers keen to get their thumbs around exclusive Super Street Fighter IV Arcade fighters Yun and Yang a sliver of hope.

Invisible PS3 SSFIV costumes explained

MS covers new data costs. Sony doesn't.

In the PlayStation 3 version of stupendous fighting game Super Street Fighter IV you can't see downloaded alternate costumes worn by your opponent if you haven't downloaded them yourself. In the Xbox 360 version you can. Why?

Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma in SSFIV

Arcade Edition only for now...

The heavily rumoured addition of Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma to Super Street Fighter IV has been confirmed – for the Japanese-only Arcade Edition.

SSFIV dev pitches Yun & Yang for console

Will Capcom US say yes? The drama!

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has flown to the US to try to convince his American colleagues to release new characters and balance changes as downloadable content for Super Street Fighter IV.

New SSFIV costumes priced, dated

Autumn, winter and spring lines planned.

Capcom will release new costumes for superb fighting game Super Street Fighter IV in packs, the first of which is due out this autumn.

No SSFIV for PC gamers

Blame pirates, insists Capcom.

Super Street Fighter IV will not head to PC because too many gamers pirated Street Fighter IV, Capcom has declared.

Will Yun and Yang come to console SF4?

Yoshinori Ono offers cryptic tease.

Street Fighter fans hoping to see Yun and Yang made available to download to the console versions of Super Street Fighter IV received a boost today after producer Yoshinori Ono refused to deny that Capcom plans to add DLC characters.

The Beast wins fighting game World Cup

Daigo Umehara takes Street Fighter title.

Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has successfully defended his Street Fighter world championship crown after a 3-1 win over Ricky Ortiz in the final of the Evo 2010 tournament.

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 25

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 25

Episodes from Liberty City, SSFIV, SEGA All-Stars Racing, Superstars V8, Dead to Rights and AVP.

As we reach the quarter-century of cross-platform Face-Off features, we thought it was time to do a little spring-cleaning on the format itself. The idea was to supplement the already vast range of video and screenshot assets with additional analysis and data.

The reasoning was that while we love telling you what we think, the more information you have, the more informed your purchasing decisions will be and the more discussion points there are for the inevitable post-article comments pile-up.

So what's new? We've ignored the superior range of surround sound options possessed by the PS3 for too long, so for those of you who have their consoles hooked up to a decent amplifier capable of multiple audio decoding options, now you can see where PS3 employs less compression or additional sound channels. While Xbox 360 games are standardised at max quality 640kbps Dolby Digital 5.1, PlayStation 3 supports the same format and also 5.1 lossless PCM, 7.1 lossless PCM, plus fan-favourite DTS. This is now highlighted for each game.

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UK chart: 2010 FIFA World Cup is top

SSFIV in second, GOW Collection 10th.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa game has raced to the top of the UK all-formats chart. PS3 sales were greater than on Xbox 360 by one per cent (48 to 47).

Umehara consulting on Mad Catz sticks

SFIV world champ to offer his perspective.

Mad Catz has announced that Street Fighter IV world champion Daigo Umehara will consult on its future product development and act as an ambassador for the company at gaming events.

FeatureSuper Man

Yoshinori Ono on making Street Fighter IV super.

"I joined Capcom 17 years ago with just one ambition: to be involved with Street Fighter in whatever way I possibly could." Yoshinori Ono has the incredulous smirk of a boy given the keys to his very own sweet shop. "My love of the game was my entire reason for taking the job.

Super Street Fighter IV

Super Street Fighter IV

Ken out of 10.

This is not the comeback story. No, we had that last year: the old champion brought out of retirement for one last, historic bout, fighting against the odds to a victory so glorious it revitalised the sport itself. And Street Fighter IV soared along that narrative arc like no other game before it, confounding even Capcom's expectations to rekindle the dulled passions of fighting fans and introduce an entire new generation to the old ways of pixel pugilism.

The game may not have taken the arcades by storm, particularly, but it was precisely the fact that it wasn't interested in taking the arcades that led to its success. Street Fighter IV went where the players are: to the consoles.

Then, in combining some of gaming's richest iconography with a rediscovery of that precious DNA that made Street Fighter II appeal to such a broad range of players, it delivered the entire genre a shot in the arm. It had its detractors, as any champ does. But none could deny the game's significance or the mainstream, Rocky-esque comeback it spearheaded, not just for its series, but for fighting games in general. Street Fighter IV: the comeback kid.

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EA/Capcom games dodge volcano delays

FIFA World Cup, SSFIV, LP2 on time.

VOLCANO WATCH: EA and Capcom have assured Eurogamer that their imminent releases are not buried under tons of death-ash spouted from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

Capcom unveils BC: Rearmed 2

Capcom unveils BC: Rearmed 2

Plus: Okamiden in 2011, lots of DLC news.

Capcom has lifted the lid on three titles it's got lined up for a 2011 release.

Topping the bill is Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, as reported earlier.

Then there's Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, which sees Nathan Spencer facing a new, "technologically sophisticated" foe named General Sabio. He'll have upgraded powers, including the ability to jump. The game will be released via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in Q1 of next year.

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Capcom goes round EG reader's house

Brings SSFIV in a truck. Photos inside.

A few weeks ago we offered one lucky Eurogamer reader the chance to play Super Street Fighter IV a month before its 30th April release. Capcom would literally come round your house, we promised, with a portable gaming rig.

Super Street Fighter IV

Ten new challengers appear.

Two years ago I would have struggled to get enough people together for some casual games of Third Strike, yet now the European fighter scene is once again thriving and it's all thanks to the spectacular Street Fighter IV. What an awesome year it's been. Now we're on the verge of the next instalment in the SFIV saga, and fans are hoping for more than a mere update.

Super SFIV unveils Hakan

Super SFIV unveils Hakan

He's big, red and oily.

Capcom has revealed the last new character coming to Super Street Fighter IV - Hakan.

He's big and red and he oils himself up before and during rounds so that he can slip and slide around with ease, ensuring he gets close enough to use his arsenal of grappling moves.

Those manoeuvres include bear-hugging an opponent until they catapult out of his oily embrace, up into the air and either onto the ground or back into his arms, where he slides them around his waste, rolls with them on the floor and then throws them against a wall. [Extraordinary. - Ed]

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Lost Planet 2 split-screen confirmed

Lost Planet 2 split-screen confirmed

LP2 and SSFIV pre-order goodies, too.

Capcom has confirmed that sci-fi shooter Lost Planet 2 will support split-screen co-op gameplay, in the tradition of the previous game from the same development team, Resident Evil 5. Lost Planet 2 also features four-player online co-op and 16-player multiplayer.

It also announced the European pre-order bonuses for Lost Planet 2 and Super Street Fighter IV. Early birds get a choice between three items for each.

Super Street Fighter IV pre-orders will come with either exclusive iPhone covers showing stylised Street Fighter characters, a T-shirt from an exclusive limited edition range, or a downloadable costume pack for the game.

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SSFIV Collector's Edition unveiled

Plus free costume packs on release.

Capcom has announced details of a Collector's Edition for Super Street Fighter IV in Japan. EventHubs has the details.

Lost Planet 2, SSFIV get release dates

Lost Planet 2, SSFIV get release dates

Plus: Monster Hunter Tri due in April.

Capcom has announced a whole bundle of release dates for its forthcoming titles.

First up is Lost Planet 2, which will launch in Europe and North America on 18th May. The game is in development for PS3 and Xbox 360 and will feature six interconnected episodes, "creating a truly unique interactive experience that changes depending upon the actions of the players involved", according to Capcom. You'll be able to team up with a maximum of three other players and fight the good fight over Xbox Live and PSN.

Speaking of which, Super Street Fighter IV will be coming to Europe on 30th April, also on PS3 and 360. The US will get it three days earlier. Expect new online modes, combos and characters, including Tae Kwon Do specialist Juri.

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FeatureDaigo Umehara: The King of Fighters

The Street Fighter world champion speaks.

"Right now, there's nobody younger than me that I feel threatened by. I haven't met anyone that I felt possesses the skill to surpass me in the future. I'm not over-evaluating myself. I can analytically see their weakness, their ineptitudes."