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EVO 2012 Details Incoming: PlayStation All-Stars in the Spotlight

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112w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared details today on EVO 2012, including PlayStation All-Stars in the spotlight below!

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] in the 2012 Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition finals late Sunday night marked the close of EVO 2012, the annual championship that sees international fighting game experts compete in top fighters like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5, and Tekken 6.

This year, SuperBot Entertainment attended the competition to show off the PS3 and PS Vita versions of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the studio's upcoming love letter to PlayStation history and the fighting game genre.

Here Comes a New Challenger

PlayStation All-Stars' EVO showing included a chance to sample newly announced characters Heihachi and Toro. Intitially, I had the most luck with [Register or Login to view links], using his deadly [Register or Login to view links] bombs, shuriken blasts, and comical bicycle kicks to torment foes from a safe distance.

But despite his adorable appearance and goofy combat style, Toro is no lightweight. He's...
 

Videos: PlayStation All-Stars EVO Reveal: Heihachi and Toro

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113w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Community Manager Daniel Maniago has shared some new video reveals this weekend spotlighting Heihachi and Toro from PlayStation All-Stars EVO below.

To quote: This weekend the SuperBot team and I are here in Las Vegas at the annual [Register or Login to view links].

In addition to checking out some of the best fighting games in the community and the heated competition between the fans, we're also here to make a very special announcement.

Tonight during an Exhibition Presentation, we are excited to announce two new challengers in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Heihachi Mishima and Toro Inoue!

Hailing from the ever-popular Tekken series, the original mastermind behind the Mishima Zaibatsu joins the battle!





Making his first appearance on the PSX in 1995, Heihachi is one of only five characters to appear in every iteration of Tekken thereafter, brawling his way through 17 years of King of Iron Fist tournaments. Heihachi fans will feel right at home with this newest interpretation.

Familiar moves such as his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons are intact and as deadly as ever. He excels at close-range combat,...
 

EVO: Go Hands-On with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3

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113w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Community Manager Daniel Maniago has announced today that EVO gamers can soon go hands-on with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3 and PS Vita!

To quote: We know fans have been hungry for more information about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale after E3, so it's time to deliver!

We're excited to announce that we will be participating in the annual Evolution Championship Series (EVO) taking place this weekend from July 6-8 at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

As PlayStation's premier crossover fighting game, we will be participating in a number of activities throughout the weekend. If you're going to be in town, we'd love for you stop by and join us to check out the latest and greatest from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

First up, on Friday, July 6th, we will be showcasing the game on the main stage of the tournament hall at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You won't want to miss this special presentation as we'll be unveiling our newest All-Stars (along with a few other surprises) in a live exhibition by the SuperBot team!

We also invite you to join us for our panel presentation on Saturday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m. Straight from the developer, [Register or Login to view links],...
 

EVO: Capcom on PSN Street Fighter III, Street Fighter X Tekken

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161w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an EVO interview today with Capcom's Seth Killian on PSN Street Fighter III and Street Fighter X Tekken.

To quote: This August sees the long-awaited PSN release of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, followed by Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 in November and Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012.

I caught up with Capcom's Strategic Director of Online & Community Seth Killian at EVO, the world's biggest fighting game tournament, to get the latest updates on all three games.

Killian did me one better, discussing Capcom's evolving view of community engagement and sharing his analysis of Noah "The Prodigy," the eight-year old Marvel vs Capcom 3 competitor who captured the imagination of EVO attendees when he outmatched much older players to place among the competition's top 64 finalists.

PlayStation.Blog: Street Fighter III was famously a huge departure from Street Fighter II, earning it a fair bit of controversy. How does it hold up today?

Seth Killian, Strategic Director of Online & Community: For me, the essence of any great fighting game is learning how to read the mind of your opponent. If you can do that, Street Fighter III gives you the ultimate way to show that off...
 

EVO: Cole in Street Fighter X Tekken PS3 & PS Vita Development

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161w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an EVO update today spotlighting Street Fighter X Tekken including PS Vita development details.

To quote: While the world's greatest fighters were trading blows during EVO, I was scrambling to trade words with top fighting game developers who attended the tournament.

In recent years, Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono has become the face of the legendary Street Fighter series and he was on-site showing off the upcoming crossover Street Fighter X Tekken.

I wanted to pick his brain concerning his friendly rivalry with Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada, his thoughts on PS Vita development, and why he chose inFAMOUS frontman Cole as an exclusive special guest for the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken.

PlayStation.Blog: What made you and Harada face off in the Ono X Harada video?

Yoshinori Ono, Producer, Street Fighter X Tekken: We started a tradition at last year's Comic-con, this kind of a pro-wrestling-style rivalry. The new video is just this year's version of our wacky rivalry.

The game itself has kind of a festival atmosphere, so we didn't want to be too serious about it. We wanted to bring Tekken fans and Street Fighter fans to the same table, and the...
 
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