Streetfighter V: Kolin Reveal Trailer

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on February 9th, 2017 by thelonegamer


Gill’s Lady Friday is the next new character in SFV Season 2.

It’s been a while since the start of Streetfighter V‘s Season 2, which start off with the addition of Akuma (or ‘Daisy’ as some have taken to calling him…) to the roster. Well, Season 2 is well along with the upcoming addition of the latest new combatant. Kolin has just been revealed in the above trailer as the next new fighter. Formerly known as Helen in the game’s Story Mode, she is the secretary(?) or lead henchwoman of Gill, the leader of the Illuminati and Streetfighter III’s Final Boss.

SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t played SFV’s Story Mode (WHY HAVEN’T YOU?). At the very end of the game, after the credits roll (or is it before?), Gill is seen to be the ‘mysterious man’ Helen has been saying will lead the world to a new future. The now-bearded Gill then apparently reveals Helen’s true(?) appearance an identiy, that of Kolin. Now why she had to bother being disguised as another blonde woman is beyond me but well- reasons.

During the events of the SFV Story, Helen already possessed obvious abilities, such as supernatural agility (she pickpocketed Rashid of the pivotal chess pieces without him knowing) and some for of energy control to heal or empower Nash, but now as Kolin, she is revealed to have ice-based fighting ability as well (no doubt given to her by her master). She supposedly has rekka-type attacks, and unusual projectiles. We’ll surely be given more views of this character in the next few weeks, as we slowly make to her release on February 28.

To be fair, I didn’t think I was going to be very interested in Kolin- Helen wasn’t that appealing a character, but now seeing the trailer I do want to see what Capcom’s version of Kula can do. We’ll see, won’t we?

UPDATE: The official SFV Blog has updated with a post on Kolin. Apparently she practices the art of Systema, a Russian Martial Art (also seen used by Marie Rose in DOA5) and is described as ‘A Phantasm of Snow and Ice’. Check out Capcom’s post here.

Streetfighter V: Full CG Cinematic Trailer

Posted in Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on February 8th, 2016 by thelonegamer


Are you ready for Streetfighter V?

With just a little more than a week to release, Streetfighter V gets the full CG treatment with its full-length launch trailer/CG Intro. Expanding on a shorter version released some time ago, this new trailer features the entire cast (minus DLC fighters, sadly) and shows them in various situations leading up to the Big Brawl. We see Chun-Li, Cammy and Ken getting ready, as well as Ryu preparing himself yet again. Charlie Nash seemingly rises from a grave, even as a more badass but older M.Bison steps onto the world stage once again for another bid at conquest. Returning characters, new characters- blink and you may miss one or two. I find myself thinking, will Evil Ryu surface at one point, given how Ryu ‘hulks out’ in the trailer near the end? Anyway, I haven’t been able to play the Beta so I am really looking forward to playing this game, preferably on PC (though I will most probably be getting it for PS4 as well). This is the SF game we’ll be playing for the foreseeable future, so let’s get comfy with it. Just a little more waiting…

Streetfighter V: F.A.N.G. Trailer

Posted in Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V, Uncategorized on December 9th, 2015 by thelonegamer


F.A.N.G.? W.T.F?

It’s a bit late, but last week Capcom released the trailer for the final character of the initial roster for Streetfighter V during the Playstation Experience Event. My reaction to the fourth all-new fighter to debut in SFV is… WHAT THE-?!

F.A.N.G.’s (FANG from here on) design is of course not totally unknown- he looks like that stereotypical oriental villain with the glasses, wide-brimmed hat, overlong-sleeved robe and moustache/goatee… but I guess what creeped me out was his odd proportions- he’s too LONG and narrow, he doesn’t look normal- which is even weirder considering that the game already has pretty wild proportions for everyone else. In a roster of weirdos, FANG looks off-kilter as heck, which is saying a lot. Add to that his odd, effeminate movements and the voice (which makes me think of Chinese actor/VA James Hong), he’s really an oddball.

Well, given that FANG’s supposed to be a villain (and Second-in-command of Shadaloo, no less), I guess he’s fine. He certainly looks malevolent, and his poison attacks fit a baddie. That he doesn’t fit any previous mold of a character is a good thing, I guess- Capcom is keeping it fresh, even if we all found him disturbing as hell initially.

Streetfighter V is still a ways off- about two months away, but I am really looking forward to it. Thankfully the DLC characters are confirmed so I really want this game now. February can’t come soon enough.

Streetfighter V: Laura Matsuda Officially Revealed!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on October 9th, 2015 by thelonegamer


The Beauty from Brazil is now Officially Out!

After quite a few rather embarrassing leaks preceding her debut, the latest all-new fighter to be introduced in Streetfighter V is finally out and about. Laura, or Laura Matsuda, is a master of Matsuda Jiu Jitsu, and is constantly looking for challengers and opportunities to raise the fame of her family’s fighting style. She is also the elder sister of Streetfighter III’s Sean (Ken’s disciple).

Laura’s style includes grapples and holds which invariably leave her opponents pinned to the ground, as well as an odd, slow-moving projectile called a ‘Thunder Clap’. Her V-Skill is called Linear Movement, and is used to let Laura close the distance to her opponent. Her V-Trigger is called ‘Spark Show’ which augments her already-potent techniques.

Plus, in case you missed it before, here’s her launch trailer.

Streetfighter V: Karin Revealed at TGS2015!

Posted in DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on September 18th, 2015 by thelonegamer


OJOH-SAMAAAA! HOHOHOHOOOO!

She’s BAAAACK….. Karin Kanzaki, heiress to the Kanzaki Financial Empire and rival eternal to Sakura Kasugano has just been revealed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. She looks mainly like she did way back in her debut in Streetfighter Alpha 3- those distinct blonde hair curls, the red and black outfit- and that laugh. THAT LAUGH.

Gotta be honest, not really a Karin fan, not one of those who asked for her back, but she looks pretty cool and her fighting style is very distinct and interesting. Her design also looks quite good (even if her face is basically Cammy with an attitude).
Just have to point out- at this point, we have three blonde girls in the game. How about some brunette or Asian love, Capcom? I’m expecting that since Karin is in, Sakura can’t be far behind (or she’ll eventually be one of the fighters added via post-launch DLC). I’m still hoping we see Juri back (she was part of the leaked roster that included Rashid). Not sure if the rumors that there may be one or two more reveals before TGS is over… but I guess we’ll see over the weekend.

For now though, check out Ojoh-sama in action. You wanted her, you got her.

Ken Masters Debuts in Streetfighter V!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on July 10th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Ken’s back and… he looks different.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the Manila morning to keep up with the Streetfighter V panel at SDCC 2015, and boy did it pay off. Unveiled was another character reveal, complete with screenshots, character art… and a trailer (which you can see above!).

The latest revealed fighter in SFV’s growing roster is none other than Ken Masters- Shotokan fighter and wealthy family man- sporting a quite radical redesign. Instead of just a red version of his best friend Ryu’s gi, Ken is wearing a slick outfit with a form-fitting top and instep guards with red pants, new hairdo and apparently, quite a few all-new attacks and tactics. He still has his expected Shoryuken and Hadoken, but aside from that- his V Trigger seems to involve infusing his specials with Fire, and lots of spinning kicks.

Ken’s reveal certainly will please his fans, including popular Youtuber Maximilian. I’m not that big of a Ken fan, but I like the reveal and I appreciate the redesign. I like the new outfit and feel this gives him, though Ken’s face looks, er, wonky in some angles/screens- his model seems a bit more rough-shod compared to fighters like Birdie or Cammy who look totally slick from the get-go. Since its early, hopefully things will get smoothened out as development continues.

Oh, and at the tail end of the Ken trailer of course is another character tease- a fierce-looking visage that some are speculating to be some sort of New Zealander judging from the face paint. An all-new character? Or a redesigned veteran? I am thinking, if the latter, perhaps T-Hawk? We’ll just have to wait and see. Man, this is exciting!

Streetfighter V: Nash is Back

Posted in Action Adventure, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on February 25th, 2015 by thelonegamer


And it’s not Kevin Nash.

Back in the first Streetfighter V trailer, we already had a teaser of this returnee to the franchise. Well, finally, the cat is fully out of the bag and in the open. Charlie Nash, the supposedly deceased best friend of Guile, is alive and very well… and looking a lot darker and evil.

I dunno- perhaps it’s the Frankenstein-like patches of prosthetic skin, the sinister chakra point on his forehead and his new darkness-based abilities (which apparently include an assassination-type Super or Surprise move) that seem to give an evil vibe to me. Obviously, someone brought ol’ Chuck back from death’s door… and it may not have been the good guys. In fact, the teaser at the very end of the trailer (which pretty much confirms the return of everyone’s favorite Psycho-powered dictator) may be showing us who Charlie’s new commanding officer is…

I am liking the way the stages seem to have these funny non-lethal but humiliating ‘Fatality’-esque ending areas like the Noodle House in the first demo vids, and the cool cutscene effects of the Supers/Ultra move from Nash on Chun-Li. Gameplay concerns aside, I am loving the aesthetics and the vibe of the game so far. Can’t wait!
Hey, with Shadaloo seeming to be back in force with this game, I am wondering how long it will be before we see a certain Killer Bee being teased…

Streetfighter V Trailer with Character Tease/Reveal!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on December 15th, 2014 by thelonegamer


Feel the hype!

The past weekend, Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono showed off the alpha build of his upcoming fighter sequel, the long-awaited Streetfighter V (or 5). I’m pretty sure the cam vids don’t do the game the full justice it deserves. Though still slightly similar to the look of the Streetfighter IV Era, I am loving the visuals in SFV. Chun-Li at least looks amazing, and I am liking the little touches, the camera angles and the bit of humor inserted into the action. With the Charlie Nash reveal so early and quite a while before this game arrives, I am hoping for a large roster filled with all the favorites.


The extended gameplay trailer debuted at Capcom Cup 2014.

Aside from the various gameplay aspects which experts are sure to pick up, I am hoping that the little bit with the Noodle Bowl is actually a hint at the game having Character Customization. Not sure if this is true, but it would be nice. Just take a little cue from your friends over at Namco-Bandai, Ono-san! Customization is great, and much, much better than simple alternate outfits.


The first-ever Streetfighter V match is fought!

I want this game already. I am sure it will be a modern classic- when it finally arrives. More as we get it then!

Musing About: Streetfighter V

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on December 11th, 2014 by thelonegamer


It’s coming. It’s coming.

It seems like forever since the last, real Streetfighter sequel (that wasn’t an upgrade) came out- Streetfighter IV was released in 2008. Man, that was six years ago! Since then, we got Super Streetfighter IV, SSFIV Arcade Edition and Ultra Streetfighter IV (there’s still Ultra Streetfighter IV PS4 Edition coming, which may get a special subtitle eventually). But thankfully, this extended period of IV is over (even if it was pretty awesome. V is coming. Streetfighter V. Recognize!

First off; The Trailer. Short but sweet. I am particularly liking that they elected to have Chun-Li in the fight instead of having Ken face off with Ryu (which was the case in IV). To be honest, it doesn’t look like a huge leap from SFIV- there’s a tinge of it still there, although the models do look more ‘mature’, less cartoony and chunky. Still, the trademark Capcom/SF physicality is there- both males and females are buff and muscled- while still pleasantly feminine, Chun-Li definitely looks like a martial artist that can kick your ass. It’s still fancifully proportioned, but I was never expecting it to look something like VF or Tekken in terms of realistic models.

The flashy new effects- liking it. I am digging the Water swirls around Chun, and the Electricity around Ryu. Will every fighter have a certain element or energy signature for powering up? I expect Bison would be Darkness and Shadow. Some characters would be Wind, Fire and such- the Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fan in me is beaming.

Can’t say I am incredibly well-versed in game mechanics, but I do love the extended combo potentials, the breaking into new areas, the guard-breaks. But as always, I just hope they pay more attention to character animations and detail. I hope they learn a bit from Guilty Gear Xrd in terms of dynamic camera angles for Supers/Ultras or whatever Ultimate techniques will be called this time (Victory Blows?). I would like to see something cool and different with Win or Lose screens, and with cutscenes and cinematics. More than any other, real-time graphics can convey a story so there’s no need for pre-rendered CG.

That it’s on PS4 is awesome- the prospects of it looking all that it can be since it is being done wholesale domestically on Sony’s machine guarantees perfection. I am hoping for more trimmings- a FULL roster to show off everyone from Ultra back (with more fighters joining in). I want to see Character Customization please, instead of the crappy DLC costumes- that said, even if Capcom flubs that aspect again, at least there’s the PC version so we can at least hope on modders to make their masterpieces again for this game.

This is the future coming right here. I wonder how long it will take? Since it will be released on console and not arcade, here’s to it coming out sooner rather than later. Man, with Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round and conceivably Virtua Fighter 5 Version B coming in the near future, I am so glad to be a fighting game fan in this day and age. Beating people up never looked this awesome.

Streetfighter: Assassin’s Fist Web-series is Now LIVE!

Posted in Action Adventure, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game to Movies, Game-related Events, Gaming, Streetfighter, Streetfighter: Assassin's Fist on May 23rd, 2014 by thelonegamer


It begins here.

It’s been long in the dreaming and the making, but Streetfighter: Assassin’s Fist is FINALLY here. Once just a pipe dream in the minds of friends Joey Ansah and Christian Howard, this amazing endeavor has hurdled over obstacles to become reality- and is now quite possibly the most true-to-the-source and game-accurate live-action adaptation of Capcom’s Streetfighter ever seen. Just from the first ‘Episode Zero’ video above, which is pretty much just a 2 and a half minute fight scene, you can see the respect and adherence to the videogame that spawned this web-series; the performers look as close as they can get to the videogame counterparts. The fighting action is hard-hitting and fierce, and straddles the line between fantasy and real almost perfectly; if I didn’t know any better, I’d really believe these guys are performing freakin’ Fireballs and Hurricane Kicks. The action onscreen is that legit.

Just from this first vid, I am convinced. There’s still of course 12 episodes to go for me to watch, but I think the cast and crew of Assassin’s Fist has done what so many others have failed to do in the past, and that’s create a live-action Streetfighter that’s true to the game. Awesome.

The Entire First Series (which I hope is just the first of many) has been uploaded and ready for watching on Machinima. You can also visit the Assassin’s Fist official site here. If you’re a fighting game fan, you simply cannot miss this. Go and watch it. NOW!