Good Game Mondays #32 – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (ARC)

Wildmatt and TheCro play one of the best fighting games of all time, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. At the time of release, people were still content with playing the 2nd SF and didn’t quite get SF3. The new fighting style seemed more complicated. From the parrying system, multiple supers, and the disappearance of beloved characters. If you were one of the people who didn’t like this game for those reasons, SF4 retained much of what made 3 awesome, but with the characters from 2. Check this game out if you haven’t, it’s coming to PSN and XBLA this month.

News Wrap-Up: August 1st, 2001

Just Dance 3 will feature a mode called, “just create”. It will allow you to record your moves and challenge your friends to re-create them.  Not only that, you’ll be able to also share your moves on Facebook. There’s no lack of dancing videos on Youtube, so this is just Ubisoft’s way to streamline the process. I’m not exactly sure how it’ll work, but it will be fun to see that feature in action when the game comes out on October 11th.

The game once known as True Crime: Hong Kong, cancelled by Activision, is getting resurrected by Square Enix. It won’t be called True Crime but Square Enix’s London Studio will be picking up the development. General manager Lee Singleton said it was “a fantastic opportunity to create a new and unique franchise which gamers will come to know and love for years to come.” That remains to be seen, we all know games get cancelled and plans for a series don’t always pan out.

Ragnarok Online has gone offline for an iOS title called Ragnarok Violet. It’s already out in Japan and will be released in North America on Friday, for free! It’s free because much like the MMORPG, it’ll support in-app purchases. You can check out the Youtube video here.

Warner Bros. announced that it’ll be bringing Lollipop Chainsaw to our side of the pond. If you haven’t seen our coverage of the game on FAIOR, it’s Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami’s next project after Shadows of the Damned. Expect weird Japanese stuff, the screenshots released already show off a short skirted, schoolgirl’s panties. You can already hear it screaming out: “Hey look at me, I’m Japanese.”

Capcom announced at Evo, that Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is getting a 2012 version. No word on whether the update will be free or not. We can only hope that it will be, people are already unhappy about Megaman Legends 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 so it’d be nice to see them give it out. Talking about Evo, the fighting game tournament wrapped up this weekend and it was easily the best one. Perfectlegend destroyed the competition with Kung Lao on Mortal Kombat, Viscant wrecked MvC3 while Fuudo came out of no where to win SSF4:AE (Big ups to I Am Latif for cleaning up Daigo and Poongko though! Mad respect). The most shocking events of the tourney included, Noah, the 8-year-old boy wonder, who finished top 48 in MvC3. Justin Wong not making the finals nor did Daigo, infact they both got perfected in their game of choice, which was surreal.

Blizzard will let you sell your Diablo III loot for real money! Weird right? I thought Blizzard was up-tight about that stuff. They also mentioned that mods will be outright banned, you can’t even do it for fun.

There’s a rumor out there that Mirror’s Edge 2 will be on the Frostbite 2 Engine, the very same engine that powers our beloved Battlefield 3. This would not be a surprise, as the first ME ran on DICE’s original Frostbite engine. What’s surprising is that there’s a second Mirror’s Edge in development! The first one did terribly in sales, neither did it get superb reviews.

The FemShep for Mass Effect 3 has been chosen by the Facebook fans. The blonde came out on top in a controversial decision. The game is not about good looking people, nor is FemShep, she is all about action, so it was a weird way for EA to decide her look. (FemShep FOUR, guys! COME ON. – Techcore)

In Other Capcom News No One Is Surprised About

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Tekken X Street Fighter has been made official… Really there’s not much I can say that you don’t know already. There’s going to be 2 games, one by Capcom based on the Street Fighter 4 engine and the one I’m really excited about, the Namco version built upon Tekken. I’ve always wondered how the Street Fighter characters would play in full 3D, in a game like Tekken. Still no date, and seems like it won’t be anytime soon, my guess 2012.