Lotsa Streetfighter III Love Coming!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Games to Comics, Gaming, Streetfighter III on July 15th, 2009 by thelonegamer

Adorable ninja Ibuki is set for her comic book debut this August.

Fans of Streetfighter III may have gotten shafted by Capcom in Streetfighter IV, but there may be hope yet. For starters, several of the New Generation crew will be spotlighted in mini-stories in upcoming issues of Streetfighter II Turbo from Udon Comics. First up will be ninja girl Ibuki, who is rightly credited as being ‘arguably the most popular fighter in SF3′- she’ll be getting a 4-page story (TOO SHORT!!!) in SF2 Turbo #8, due out early August. The enigmatic hermit Oro gets his time in the limelight in SF2 Turbo #9, while issue 10 gives us a slight glimpse into the mysterious Q.

And that’s not all! Once the current Streetfighter II Turbo Maxi-series concludes, we can expect a full-blown Streetfighter III series from Udon in 2010! WOOHOO! Well, that’s something to look forward to next year. And then, who’s to say what happens next? Perhaps we’ll see Ibuki, Alex and company kicking butt in the next SF game? Keep your fingers crossed, Streetfighter III fans… we just may get our long overdue love yet. Something for the future, then. Awesome!

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Twiddling my Thumbs

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, My Stuff, PS3, Street Fighter IV, Xbox360 on November 26th, 2008 by thelonegamer

Super Streetfighter II Turbo HD Remix came out today, but I’m not exactly spoiling to buy it. I was, for a while, thanks to those nice, hi-res trailers coming out on Gametrailers and stuff, but when it came right down to it… I kinda balked. Really, SF2 was awesome, but… man… it’s an OLD game. My fave Streetfighter is SF3, or Third Strike, casual gamer that I am. Even with the redone, HD-ready new look and tweaks to the gameplay, it’s STILL basically the same SF2. Two babes, just Chun-Li and Cammy, and the same bunch of fighters with their small but eternally usable menu of moves.

Not right now, I guess, if ever. I’ll hold out for Streetfighter IV, I guess, if I want a new SF. If I feel like a sprite-based SF, I’ll just plunk in my copy of Third Strike (PS2) or have some SF Alpha Max on the PSP. Now, if they come out with a HD Remix of SF3… Now THAT would be awesome…