Kinu Nishimura (西村 キヌ, Nishimura Kinu, born sometime in 1969 in the Hyogo Prefecture) is a Japanese illustrator, character designer, and game creator. She is mainly known for being one of Capcom‘s main designers. Her real name is unknown (as her alias originated from her mother’s maiden name) and she is affectionately referred to as “Kinu-sensei”.
During her first year in middle school, she cleaned up Tomonori Kogawa‘s drawings for Combat Mecha Xabungle. She decided to pursue art for her career during her second year. While she was attending the Kyoto University of Art & Design, she touched up illustrations done by Akiman (who was a big inspiration to her) for Final Fight and Magic Sword. She was hired by Capcom in 1991 and was one of the first artists in the company to illustrate primarily with Photoshop.
Capcom and Japanese toy maker Takara-Tomy recently revealed a cool SF crossover that brings Ryu and Ken into the world of Buttobuster with their own custom remote-controlled mech suits to do battle on a new stage.
While the name may sound pretty funny in English, Buttobuster appears to be a neat modern take on the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots that I definitely would have asked my parents for growing up.
Two players hold a controller in each hand similarly to the Wii’s Wiimote + Nunchuck setup to punch and move the mechs until one pilot is ejected and sent flying out the top — in this case Ryu and Ken.
The robot designs are based on the iconic Shotos’ gi color schemes with Ryu’s robo-fists stamped with his signature martial arts gloves while both of their arms feature the Street Fighter 5 logo.
All three units will feature wi-fi, which was missing from the first TMNT cabinet. Pre-orders for Big Blue and Turtles in Time being on July 1, while the Class of ’81 cabinet will go on pre-order starting in August.
The Evolution Championship Series (Evo for short) represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. Evo brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and hype competition, as players and fans gather to witness the action and crown a champion. Our tournaments are about more than just winning. Evo is open to anyone, offering unique opportunities to meet people from different countries and different walks of life who share the same passion. Established champions face off against unknown newcomers, and new rivals meet up and become old friends.
The tournaments will include Tekken 7, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Guilty Gear Strive, and Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (NA, LATAM, and Europe only) and will take place over Friday to Saturday on the weekends of August 6-8th and August 13-15th. We look forward to featuring some of the best FGC talent the world has to offer and hope you’ll join us!
EVO 2021 ONLINE is a series of tournament events. The Tournament Group reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Rules, provided that any changes are effective immediately and will be made available on the Tournament Website, which each Player hereby agrees to periodically visit and check for any changes, updates, or additions to these Rules. These Rules, including any additional terms or conditions incorporated by reference herein, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between the Tournament Group and Player with respect to Player’s participation in the Tournament.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES
Latest Version. The latest version update of the Game will be used for Tournament play, including any new characters and balance updates.
Double Elimination. The Tournament will be played out as a Double Elimination competition. In a “Double Elimination” competition, Players compete in Match Sets and advance starting from the Winner’s side of the Tournament (the “Winner’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Winner’s Bracket, that Player will move to the Loser’s side of the Tournament (the “Loser’s Bracket”). If a Player loses a Match Set while on the Loser’s Bracket, thus receiving their second loss, that Player is eliminated and will no longer advance in the Tournament.
Match Sets. All “Match Sets” will be Best-of-Three, except for the Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals, and Grand Finals, of which will be Best-of-Five. In a “Best-of-X” the first Player to win the majority of “X” number of Matches is declared the winner of the Match Set, and any Matches that have not been played at that point will not be played. In a Best-of-Three, for example, the first Player to win two (2) Matches will be immediately declared the winner of the Match Set. The winner of a single Match is determined when the Game awards the win to that Player or upon the opponent causing a Match Disruption or other violation of the Rules as determined by the Tournament Group.
Winner Lock Rules. Players must comply with the “Winner Lock Rules” listed for each title in section (n) below
Player Options. Prior to commencement of a Match Set, Players may exercise the following options:
Button Check. Players may request a Button Check where they may use the beginning of the first round of a match to check that buttons on a controller are working and that match connectivity is adequate. After this check, Players must immediately finish the match with one (1) Player holding forward for the remainder of the rounds to quickly return to the lobby and then begin commencement of the official Match Set. If the Tournament Group determines that Players are playing against each other as if it were an official Match during a “Button Check”, that match is subject to be recognized as an official Match instead.
Double K.O. In the event of a tied Match declared by a “Double K.O.” on the Game screen, the Match will not be scored and both Players will replay the tied Match with the same character selections and stage.
Grand Finals. The “Grand Finals” of a Double Elimination competition is a Match Set series comprised of up to two (2) Best-of-Five Match Sets between the final two (2) Players left in the Tournament: the highest advancing Player from the Winner’s Bracket, and the highest advancing Player from the Loser’s Bracket. In the event the Player from the Winner’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, the Grand Finals immediately ends, giving the Player from the Loser’s Bracket their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament. The Player from the Winner’s Bracket is then declared the Grand Champion for the Tournament. In the event the Player from the Loser’s Bracket wins the first Best-of-Five Match Set, thereby giving the Player from the Winner’s Bracket their first loss, a second Best-of-Five Match Set will be played (the “Grand Finals Reset”). Players may select new characters and exercise any Player Options for this new Match Set. The Player that wins this final Match Set, thereby giving the other Player their second loss to be eliminated from the Tournament, is declared the Grand Champion.
PlayStation Tournaments Evo 2021 Online Side Tournaments
July 8 to Aug. 3
North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia, Japan
$35,000 global prize pool
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Soulcalibur VI, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Rules & eligibility
Active PS Plus membership required. Must be 16+ and a member of an eligible country.**** Void where prohibited. See full rules.
Editions Pix’n Love – Pix’n Love Editions, a French site where you can buy in euros (above) those sweets and probably out of stock in 4 seconds, deluxe editions for the Neogeo Pocket Color Selection vol.1, so it will have a vol.2 too, nice!! preorders begin tomorrow morning.
And also those ones ready for spring that you can preorder too:
To get the character as soon as she’s available, players will need to have already purchased either the Season 5 Character Pass or Premium Pass, which can be bought for $24.99 or $39.99 USD respectively.
Those looking to pick up Rose à la carte are going to need to pay $5.99 or use 100,000 Fight Money within SF5 once servers are back online.
Rose is the second DLC character in the Season 5 roster. Back in February, Dan was added as Season 5’s first pick, while Oro and Akira were announced in April as the upcoming fighters this season.
An Italian tarot fortune teller, many of Rose’s moves center around her ability to control Soul Power. As seen in the trailer, her iconic Soul Illusion from Street Fighter Alpha makes a return as a V-Trigger move in Street Fighter V. A newer addition is the Soul Fortune move, which allows players to buff themselves and debuff enemies to various effects.
The fortune teller arrives with a wealth of moves at her disposal, including V-Skill I ‘Soul Fortune’ that can give her buffs or debuff opponents, or her V-Trigger I ‘Soul Dimension’ that allows her to teleport around the arena.
Her other V-Skills include ‘Soul Satellite’ that allows her to summon orbs that can negate projectile hits and defend her, while V-Trigger II ‘Soul Illusion’ will summon a mirror image that performs the same commands as her and offers her foes double trouble.
Don’t call them Chun-Li and Ryu. The two new characters coming to fighting game Power Rangers; Battle for the Grid on May 25 are the Blue Phoenix Ranger and the Crimson Hawk Ranger.
Developer nWay also announced that Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid — Super Edition is coming on May 25, the same day as Ryu and Chun-Li. While both fighters will be available as a pack for $12.50 or separately for $5.99 apiece, they’ll also be included in the Super Edition, alongside the previous Season Pass content. (Super Edition will also be available as a paid upgrade to current owners, though no pricing’s been announced yet.)
“If you train for another 81 years you might become a good Sennin…. Ho, ho, ho!” —Oro
Oro is an ancient hermit who has thin black hair, golden skin, crimson eyes that glow light blue during battle and is barefoot. His only prominent article of clothing is a large single torn red tarp-like cloth, belted with a rope and appears to be like a kesaya or chiton like robe draped over his left shoulder and tied at a knot. A magic spell binds one of his arms and he normally fights one-handed, but he can dispel its effects and pull out the other arm at any time. Standing at 5′ 3″ (161 cm), Oro is the shortest playable male character in the Street Fighter series.
Unusual for a hermit (and the oldest known character in the series, maybe with the exception of Necalli, being over 130 years old), Oro has a casual and eased disposition with a lighthearted wile and whimsy. He also possesses a witty insight and a humbling sense of humor and wisdom. His hobbies include touring and leading people through the Amazon, and he enjoys the company of his pets.
Oro’s quotes in SFIII hint that in his younger days, he was once a devoted and spirited warrior like Ryu, with the pride of a champion akin to Dudley, though his pride also seemed to have got him into trouble, and may be responsible for him becoming a hermit. Oro is also considerably modest, only considering himself a novice of his style.
Oro is not without a sense of justice or a need to humble those extremely proud and boastful of their talents, such as Urien. In addition, in his conversation before his duel with Akuma, Oro was visibly concerned as to how a violent; disturbingly aggressive individual expressed themselves as the “master of the fist”, and was eager to show him how truly distant the path to mastery really was. However, he considers himself beyond the labels of good and evil, and believes that the next generation should be the one to take action against beings of great power.
Due to his amazing abilities, Oro naturally enjoys fighting against strong opponents, and finds those lacking exceptional aptitude and refinement boring, though he also does enjoy the simpler comforts of life, and often searches for ways to pass the time.
Oro has also a small weakness for women. When Ibuki fights him as a test to pass her school graduation exam, Oro was disappointed at first because he thought she was asking him for a date. Truthfully, Oro’s ideal woman is one with an older and mature disposition.
Rose is a serene, respectful, intelligent, and independent woman who muses quite a lot on destiny and fate. Wise and sophisticated, she is not prone to anger easily, and has a very calm demeanor, even in battle. She states that power is nothing without skill and that she must continue on her path, even if it means to give up her life for the greater good.
Rose seems to fancy herself a teacher of sorts, many of her win quotes and mid-round quotes, like “Today’s lesson is over”, seem to imply this. In the Street Fighter V timeline, this has been achieved to a degree by taking in Menat as an apprentice.
Rose is a tall woman with long, purple, wavy hair that flows outward horizontally (her hairdo is bent in a parabolic line in the Street Fighter IV series), with a large, zigzag forelock. She has violet eyes, a fair complexion, and a small mouth with full lips. Most official artworks of Rose make her appear to be pursing her lips.
She wears a loose, red (pink or purple in some artworks) evening gown with a belt and large gold buttons; a violet top with matching tights or stockings under her gown; a set of red high heels; and a large, golden scarf around her shoulders and arms. By channeling her mysterious Soul Power through it, she is able to make the scarf glow and wield it as a weapon. Strangely, her cleavage is easily visible through her top. In most artworks, she appears to be wearing a tank top under her dress, but her SFIV model shows her to be wearing a sleeved top with shoulder slits.
In the Street Fighter Alpha series, Rose’s hair was animated and flowed back with the wind; it remains mostly stationary in the Street Fighter IV series due to the use of 3D models.
In one of Rose’s win poses, she wears a large red ball gown, a choker decorated with an antique key design, and matching earrings (in her ending movie in Alpha 2, she is seen wearing this outfit). Also, a lighting-bolt design is visible on her forehead in this form. In this particular victory pose, she holds tarot cards in each hand, and one in her cleavage. This win pose is reserved for a perfect win in Street Fighter Alpha 3 but is a normal victory in Capcom Fighting Evolution. In the UDON comic book series, Rose is often pictured in this attire, particularly when she is interpreting the future or in some removed location.
In her Shadaloo C.R.I. profile art, her outfit remains largely the same, except her shoes and belt are black, and her top and tights are dark gray.
Akira has medium-length brown hair with a half fringes on the left side and a single fringe in the center of her head and brown eyes. In the original game (and as Powered Akira in Project Justice), she wears a black biker jacket (wearing a camouflage/olive green tank top in it) with spikes and a skull emblem on both spikes, black rider pants with gray metal designs and red kneepads. She wears a black belt on her waist with a black chain at the left side and black with gray metal rider boots. She wears black rider gloves with red metal designs and a black biker helmet with a skull in the center of her helmet.
In the School Life Mode of Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2, her game portrait and appearance has her wearing an orange and blue short sleeve shirt and a white jumpsuit with the long sleeves are tied on her waist and black shoes where she works as a bike mechanic. She is sometimes usually seen in her black biker outfit but with or without a helmet. She also wears various outfits during the school term and in addition, wore two swimsuits during both Swimming Day and the Beach Overnight. Her first swimsuit is a dark blue strapless bikini and the other swimsuit is her light blue short sleeved openly hoodie with light violet stripes in each sleeve and a dark blue one-piece suit underneath her jacket.
In Project Justice and for her playable debut in Street Fighter V, her original outfit had her black biker jacket tied on her waist. Aside from her original outfit, she wears the Seijyun Girls’ school uniform which consist of a dark blue vest with a short sleeved sailor collar with a red laced ribbon on the collar, a dark blue skirt, navy blue socks and brown dress shoes. Her white sailor collar has cross black linings on each side.
Akira, the younger sister of Daigo, is a silent girl who rarely speaks out her thoughts. She may be tough and commanding while wearing her biker outfit, but is a docile and gentle person without it. The outfit was originally intended to hide her true gender prior to enrolling in Gedo High.
Her personality was initially demonstrated in the School Life Mode of Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2, in which she was trying to keep her true gender as a secret, which causes Akira to be personally embarrassed upon revealing it to the player. Throughout the school term, Akira also shows her shy side to the player, especially during the Swimming Day where it’s revealed that she doesn’t like to swim due to being hydrophobic. She can also be quite very happy and optimistic to help other characters out as well, such as Hinata and Boman during the School Fair Day.
As of Project Justice, she was transferred to the all-girls Seijyun High, leaving her without any friends, until she found one in Yurika, and later on, Zaki. This was due to the fact that she had noticed her older brother’s strange and unexpected change in personality after returning from his personal training journey.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series
Sony’s statement said the Cannons will “ensure that Evo remains a one-of-a-kind, grassroots competitive platform for fighting game players and fans around the globe.” None of the parties to the deal revealed the cost of the acquisition, and Sony and Endeavor are likewise silent on their stakes and ownership split in the RTS venture.
Evo Online will take place Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 13-15 as an open format tournament, offering free entry to players in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The tournament lineup features Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, and Guilty Gear Strive, which launches in June.
“We want to reaffirm that harassment or abuse of any kind has no place within Evo or any of our future events, and we’re taking every precaution to make sure members of our community will always be treated with the respect, dignity, and decency you deserve,” reads the letter.
Also very important to note. @EVO is still open to all platforms. The teams at PlayStation and RTS are enabling us to continue working with our community to support fighting games. https://t.co/NKMQUSvkfj— Mark Julio (マークマン) (@MarkMan23) March 18, 2021