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Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages photo
Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages
by Jonathan Holmes

[Update: Added a video of the panel. There will be new costumes and stages added with this update as well, plus an arcade version will be coming out in Japan.]

[Update #2: Capcom-Unity has announced a disc-based version of the update, which will include all previously released Street Fighter 4 series DLC costumes and "future content to be discussed in the future" for $40. Tentative release date is early 2014. They've also detailed some of the changes to rest of the roster. Still no word on who the 5th character is or what this Hyper Street Fighter 4 business is about]

Hot off the Super Street Fighter IV panel at EVO 2013 comes news that both Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter 4 AE will be graced with five new characters and six new stages in the form a $15 download, date TBD.

Elena, Poison, Rolento, and Hugo (all based on their showings from Street Fighter X Tekken) are the only four confirmed characters at the moment, with the fifth reportedly being all new to the Street Fighter series. That runs contrary to the rumored screencap seen below (thanks @justpeepin!) featuring Alex from Street Fighter 3.

Also in rumor territory is a screenshot of a logo for Hyper Street Fighter IV spotted on Street Fighter 4 producer Yoshinori Ono's twitter yesterday, but has since been deleted. Could a disc based version of the DLC be coming as well?

More on this breaking story as it comes in.

Capcom announces five new characters and six new stages as DLC for Super Street Fighter 4: AE 2012 [Eventhubs]

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10:28 PM on 07.12.2013

EVO 2013: Day-one streams, schedules, and more

[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] This year, EVO is going to be insane. I know people say that annually, but really, EVO 2013 has smashed previous attendance records with a whopping 3,538 competitors and 6,097 tour...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 07.12.2013

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS

Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! EVO 2013 is this weekend, and the Dtoid crew will be watching it live at Dear Mom in San Francisco tomorrow. Come on down and join the fun! If you're not in ...

Mr Andy Dixon

6:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Nintendo wanted to shut down Smash Bros at Evo entirely

A couple days ago, Nintendo ruffled some tail feathers when it tried to ban Evo 2013, the world's largest fighting game tournament, from streaming its Super Smash Bros. Melee finals. This IP controlling move echoed Nintendo's...

Steven Hansen

4:00 AM on 07.12.2013

Getting hype: Evo 2013 boasts record attendance

Evo 2013 has recently been in the news after Nintendo banned the world's biggest fighting game tournament from streaming Super Smash Bros. Melee after fans raised almost $100,000 for breast cancer research to get the game inc...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 07.10.2013

New Injustice DLC character trailer to premiere at EVO

Last week, NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon assured us that General Zod wouldn't be the last character added to the DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us despite being the last of the first planned batch of fighters...

Steven Hansen



Nintendo pulls Smash Bros. from Evo streams, adds it back photo
Nintendo pulls Smash Bros. from Evo streams, adds it back
by Jonathan Holmes

[Update: There's a petition to convince Nintendo to allow Melee back in the Evo stream. Sign it if you're feeling proactive!]

[Update #2: Nintendo has reversed its decision! They're now allowing Melee to stream at Evo this year. Though Nintendo has its share of old codgers that don't know how to internet, maybe this proves that their younger colleagues have the capacity to shake them into reality, and in just a few hours no less. The original story remains below.]

Competitive Smash Bros. fans have been working for years to gain acceptance from the greater fighting game community. Smash Bros. is very different from Street Fighter, Tekken, and Virtua Fighter, but as many have said, it still is a fighting game, despite what some of the more exclusionary members of the FGC may tell you. 

These years of effort have more or less paid off. After raising nearly $100K for Breast Cancer researchSmash Bros. Melee was set to be a marquee title at Evo 2013 this weekend. As the live stream phenomena has grown in prominence and popularity over the years, so has Evo's online presence. Evo 2011 was streamed by over 2.2 million viewers (still working on digging up numbers for 2012). That's more than Bayonetta sold in the US. 

You'd think that Nintendo would jump at the chance to use Evo to appeal to this passionate, influential cross section of videogame culture, but it looks like they have other plans. Nintendo has prevented Evo from streaming Smash Bros. Melee in any way. As a result, Evo has pulled Melee from the streaming aspects of the event, swapping it out for Persona 4: Arena and King of Fighters XIII. 

It's hard to see this as anything but a stupid and reactionary move on Nintendo's part. They are clearly afraid of losing control of their product, but that fear has blinded them to all the goodwill and free advertising that Evo could have provided. There is a large segment of the company that still doesn't understand the importance of treating consumers like respected collaborators and not disposable minions. The idea that consumers will permit being restricted in this way just doesn't fly any more. Microsoft learned that lesson at E3 this year, and they were quick to try to rectify their mistakes shortly afterwards.

Nintendo would be wise to do the same in this instance, lest Microsoft swoop in and offer Evo an exclusive pre-release build of Killer Instinct to stream at the tournament. 

Changes to Evo Smash Schedule [Shoryuken]

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3:30 PM on 05.08.2013

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup

After fans of NetherRealm's Injustice made noise about it not being part of EVO 2013's eight-game lineup, the fighting game tournament will now feature the excellent DC Universe fighter, according to EVO lead organizer Joey &...

Allistair Pinsof

7:00 PM on 03.15.2013

Dtoid Memories: Look ma, I'm a games journalist!

[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's a wonderful story from former Dtoid staffer Jesse "Tact...

Jesse Cortez





12:30 PM on 02.05.2013

Skullgirls will have an Evo side tournament

As a way of saying thanks for raising over $78,000 in the Evo charity drive for breast cancer research, Evo will be helping out Skullgirls at this year's tournament. Skullgirls will get its own dedicated equipment t...

Patrick Hancock

7:00 AM on 02.02.2013

Skullgirls' first DLC character is called Squigly

While I'm happy to see Super Smash Bros. Melee finally appear in a major tournament, it does suck for some of the other games I was routing for. Specifically, Skullgirls. I met MikeZ, the developer of Skullgirls, a couple of ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 02.01.2013

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game

The EVO charity drive has raised an amazing $225,744 for breast cancer research. Yay! And the game that brought in the most donations to become the eight game that will be played in the tournament? Super Smash Bros. Melee for...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



EVO 2012: Results, highlights, and a bittersweet farewell photo
EVO 2012: Results, highlights, and a bittersweet farewell
by Allistair Pinsof

Some major players were steamrolled, some new champions were crowned, and lots of salt was poured on the ever passionate EVO fans.

For the first time ever, I watched EVO day 3 stream from beginning to end and enjoyed watching every grand final. So much talent on display. It was amazing seeing how much the strategy around these established fighting games have changed since last year. But, above all, it was amazing watching it all unfold with you guys at home, so thanks for joining us in the chat.

Here are the winners of EVO 2012.

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8:00 PM on 07.08.2012

15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!

Watch Flash get his ass beat by Superman, in this lengthy EVO gameplay demo of NetherRealm's upcoming DC superhero fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us. This demo is very similar to the one I saw at E3. However, I actually got h...

Allistair Pinsof

11:45 AM on 07.08.2012

EVO 2012: Day Three

Does you back hurt from being hunched over your computer all weekend? Have been you drunk since Friday afternoon? Are you ready top-tier MODOK play? If you answered "yes" to all three, then you can only be in the right place....

Allistair Pinsof

2:10 AM on 07.08.2012

EVO 2012: Day Two *Updated with winners details*

Upset Poongko is upset. After some tense SSFIVAE matches last night, today will be a bit more mellow with Mortal Kombat 9 and King of Fighters XIII semifinals. But, don't you worry, the trash talking and hype will come again ...

Allistair Pinsof