The fifth annual World Game Cup is kicking off next month in France. While it’s a little further afield than our usual tournament announcements, many Irish players have travelled to this event in the past (Doctor DooM took top 8 in MvC3 last year) and our largest entourage yet is making the trip this year.
With team and solo tournaments in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012, Soulcalibur V, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend, The King Of Fighters 2002 UM and Mortal Kombat plus extra side events in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken this is shaping up to be a massive event.
For more spice, several world class players from Japan will also be making their way to the event, including Tokido, Mago, Kindevu and EVO World Champion Fuudo.
Registration is closing soon so head over to the World Games Cup website for more info.
Also be sure to check out our forums to discuss your travel plans with the rest of the Irish heading over.
Namco recently dropped a new trailer for Soul Cal V Showing off 3 returning characters and a Kilik clone.
Xiba, a mouthy staff weilding twerp who needs a punch in the fuck, a non ghostly version of everyone’s favourite ghost pirate Cervantes, Lizardman who is now a part time dragon going by his name Aeon, and Yoshimitsu, who is Yoshimitsu. Trailer is below, so have a gander.
Character creation modes suck. There, I said it. From Ace in Street Fighter Ex 3 to the simpler grove creation in CvS2, it’s always just a fiddly after-thought, in no way useful for tournament play. The creation options are usually limited and you always just turn the sliders up full anyway and end up with a 7ft 40 stone blueskinned woman with a mohawk called Luscious Rhonda who is about to challenge the Rock in a ladder match. Until you get bored 14 seconds into the match with your under powered and awkwardly animated character..
Well Tago-san, Soul Calibur V’s producer, thinks he and the guys at project soul have come up with a character creation system that isn’t lame. Is he right? Probably not, but why not judge for yourself from the demo video below, will Villager A become a warrior? Let’s find out:
Over on her blog Kayane has written about her experience of trying out Xianghua’s daughter Lexia for the first time, while at the Paris game show.
With a rejigged command list, and complaints of a dodgy ps3 pad, Kayane’s says she felt at first like a good beginner, nonetheless she gives a rundown of how Lexia felt and with a 15 odd minute gameplay video to boot
I’ve embedded the video for your pleasure, and you can check out the blog post here, written in dual languages so even if you’re not into Soul Calibur it provides a nice refresher course in French.
Namco Bandai’s head of Project Soul Daishi Odashima is going to be livestreaming Soul Calibur V at 9pm JST on October 28th, that’s 1pm locally, pursuant to this his is asking for questions to be submitted via the hashtag #SCV_live.
Interested in character reveals, questions about customisations, want to give out about Hilde? Let Daishi have it.