Category Archives: Fighting Games

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2017 Asia Event 2 streaming live

Asia is getting its second go in the Capcom Pro Tour Online. Today’s event along with the upcoming fourth event is open to players from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Out of a fierce bracket that included names like Fuudo, Nemo, Daigo Umehara, Haitani, MOV, Itabashi Zangief, Oil King, NL, xyzzy and more, the following players have fought their way to the final eight:

Top 8 Winners

RB|Bonchan vs. moke
FOX|Momochi vs. Inuchiyo

Top 8 Losers

DNG|Tachikawa vs. GGP|Kazunoko

As always you can catch the online action on the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel.

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Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior fan-made tribute album showcases Richmond’s hip-hop talent

Proceeds from the sale of this album will go to help Richmond Public Schools.

To demonstrate their love for “one of the most game-changing, ass-kicking games of all time” as well as highlight their local hip-hop scene — not to mention raise funds for Building a Better RPS, a project to support Richmond Public Schools — twenty hip-hop producers, DJs, and other artists collaborated to create Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior. This new unlicensed hip-hop tribute to Street Fighter II features twelve tracks from a wide variety of musical artists and styles, generously sampling and remixing original Street Fighter game music and SFX.

The RVA Warrior cover

The full album is available on Bandcamp, either on CD for $9.99 USD or as a “name your price” digital download. Fans of both Street Fighter and hip-hop should head over and listen to some samples! (Unsurprising, contains NSFW language.)

RVA artist select

Source: Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior (Bandcamp)

Find tournaments and rivals online: Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers online league

Keep tabs on the online action available for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers!

So you’ve picked up this new iteration of the classic Super Street Fighter II series for Nintendo Switch, but now what? If you need a hand finding online events for this neo-retro title, a new Twitter feed has appeared to act as a hub for exactly that. Head over to Twitter and check out the USF2 Online League, and go make a name for yourself in some of these tournaments.

Source: USF2 Online League (Twitter)

Friday Night Fan Art: RedCaliburn’s chibi Street Fighter V designs

Check out this spectacular art from a fighting game fan!

Welcome back to Friday Night Fan Art! Tonight we’re going super-kawaii with these adorable chibi Street Fighter V combatants from Camilla “RedCaliburn” Khau. Here’s a sampling:

Ibuki (chibi) by RedCaliburn Nash (chibi) by RedCaliburn Ed (chibi) by RedCaliburn Urien (chibi) by RedCaliburn F.A.N.G (chibi) by RedCaliburn Kolin (chibi) by RedCaliburn Akuma (chibi) by RedCaliburn Balrog (chibi) by RedCaliburn

You can see more SFV chibi art — as well as lots of other work, chibi and otherwise — on RedCaliburn’s Instagram and DeviantArt pages.

redcaliburn logo

Send us leads on the tipline if there’s any great fan art out there you want to see featured next week on Shoryuken! You can browse our prior Friday Night Fan Art features here.

Source: RedCaliburn (Instagram)

Tekken 7’s Steam update provides bug fixes and addresses matchmaking issues

The Steam version of Tekken 7 received has been updated. Weighing in at around 258 MB, this patch provides online matchmaking adjustments to ensure that legitimate players will no longer be matched up with hackers looking to boost their Ranking or alter the game’s parameters. Additionally, leaderboard issues and partially-disappearing models have been corrected, with tweaks also being made to Nina’s Ivory Cutter (likely the same change applied in console patch 1.02 to remove a wall infinite on Kuma), along with a few other moves. A similar update was applied to the PlayStation 4 version of the game earlier this month. You can see the full list of changes below, courtesy of the official Tekken Facebook page:

Tekken 7 Steam June 21 Update

Update size: 258.7 MB

Attention Tekken 7 fighters! The first patch for Tekken 7 on PC is happening now stabilizing the following issues:

  • Fixes an issue where the leaderboard only shows until the 97th rank and players can’t jump to their own ranking.
  • Fixes an issue where players can’t resume the game after minimizing the app’s Window.
  • Updates the matching version to ensure hackers will not be matched with legit users anymore.
  • Fixes Nina’s Ivory Cutter, Eddy’s rage arts and Miguel’s power crash move.
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes both controls are assigned to 1P in VERSUS battle.
  • Fixes an issue where the keyboard becomes unresponsive after reconnecting USB devices.
  • Fixes issues where customized Kazuya’s 3D model partially disappears.

Source: Avoiding The Puddle via TEKKEN

Bitmap Books announces NEO GEO: A Visual History — a 400-page art book capturing SNK’s iconic console

UK publishers Bitmap Books has teamed up with SNK to bring us NEO GEO: A Visual History, an art book commemorating a legendary console that brought us innovative games and introduced many to some of the FGC’s most iconic characters. Bitmap Books are the creators of The Unofficial NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium and Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection, two products similar to their upcoming SNK book, that you can check out by clicking their respective links.

NEO GEO: A Visual History is officially licensed and contains images of hardware photos, cover art, concept art and more. The hardback book is 400 pages and, reportedly, will be available in three different editions:

Standard Edition – £29.99

Collector’s Edition – £49.99 –  Ships in a heavy board black slipcase with five A4 posters, two stickers and an enamel pin badge, only available for pre-order

MEGA Edition – £69.99 –  Same package as the Collector’s Edition, but comes in a metallic gold slipcase and includes an exclusive “Memory Card Kid” black T-shirt. Limited to 330 copies, and comes with a stamped letter of authentication

Pictures of the covers of all three editions, plus other sample photos, can be viewed in the gallery below:

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Pre-orders will be open July 3rd, 7:00 AM BST. If you wish to sign up to be notified the minute the pre-order period opens, you can do so by clicking here.

Source: Bitmap Books via Nintendo Life

Sub-Zero joins the Injustice 2 roster on July 11th

Winter’s coming early this year, as the frosty grand-master of the Lin Kuei Sub-Zero is joining the Injustice 2 roster on July 11th. Announced by Ed Boon via Twitter, the Mortal Kombat guest character will act as the second character of Fighter Pack 1.

Due to his release being so close to Evo, the icy ninja will not be legal at the tournament. If there is a balance patch to coincide with his release, expect an official ruling as to whether setups at Evo will or will not use the latest version of Injustice 2.

Starfire is the next character to come in Fighter Pack 1 and based on the current trend with character releases, she will probably join the fight in August. If I were a betting man, I’d imagine we may see a trailer for the alien princess during the Injustice 2 finals at Evo.

Source: Ed Boon

The VERSUS build of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be playable at Evo 2017

Marvel past will meet Marvel future at the Evolution Fighting Championship!


Previously making a big impression on attendees to this year’s E3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will now be playable at Evo 2017 in Las Vegas! The VERSUS demo build (a more recent version of the game than the downloadable Story Demo) will be available for Evo attendees to try out firsthand during the event, so get ready to sample the power of the Infinity Stones for yourself between your tournament matches!

More surprises are in store for the event, so stay tuned to Shoryuken and Evo! Evo 2017 takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 14-16. Registration is still open for one more week!

evo 2017 logo

Source: Evo

World Gaming & Cineplex’s Northern Fights National Finals take place in Toronto on Saturday, June 24th

The Northern Fights champions will be decided tomorrow in Toronto!

The competitors that proved victorious in their respective regional qualifiers will face off in Toronto tomorrow to determine the Northern Fights champions for Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat XL. Hosted by World Gaming and Cineplex, if you’re in the Toronto area tomorrow you can head over to Scotiabank Theatre to watch the finals play out live. Admission is $9.50, or $40.00 for a full “fan experience” package that includes bonuses and swag. You can buy tickets here.

You can see who’s competing in the brackets for Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat XL. The event schedule is below:

Northern Fights event schedule

Source: Northern Fights (Cineplex) via Street Fighter (Twitter)

Players, wrestlers, and even the game’s developers face off in the Tekken Royal Rumble at CEO 2017

One of the unique events at CEO 2017 this year was the Tekken Royal Rumble. In this “king of the hill” style match, players would come on stage to compete in Tekken 7 with the winner of the match remaining on stage to face the next player in line, until only one player remained.

The most interesting thing about the match, however, was the roster. Aside from players such as Reepal “Rip” Parbhoo and the memetic ShinBlade, it also featured other personages such as CEO head organizer Alex Jebailey (who started the match with Echo Fox’s Cool Gray AJ), pro-wrestlers Xavier Woods from the WWE and Kenny Omega from NJPW, and even the game’s own producer, Katsuhiro Harada.

The resulting matches are both exciting and entertaining, with moments such as Alex Jebailey coming out to “you suck” chants (even though he won his first fight), Xavier Woods competing in a King-style Jaguar mask, and more.

For those who missed it, the entire Tekken 7 Royal Rumble has now been shared onto CEO Gaming’s Youtube channel. Check out the matches below!

Source: CEO Gaming