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Crazy weekend…over

Super Battle Opera finished up last night, and Oichi over at Versus City wrote up a nice lenghty post on the results, as well as some pictures from his attendance.  Lots of great news came out, although no word on Capcom's supposed announcement at the event itself — I couldn't find any news of it.  Maybe it'll trickle down later this week.

Examu announced Arcana Heart 3, although there aren't any sources confirming it.  Hopefully it won't be the humongous let down that the PS2 port turned out to be, but then again, this is THE Examu we're talking about.  Don't cross your fingers.  They've been notorius for shady practices such as mysterious "upgrades" that cost $1000 bucks in order to qualify at SBO as well as other things.

In other news, Comiket 76 just wrapped up as well.  Perhaps that was the reason attendance at SBO dropped to 50% after Street Fighter IV ended?  Check out the cosplay gallery as well as a few goodies from day one, day two, and day three

Attendance was over 350,000 people on day one, with attendance varying over 100,000 to 200,000 after that. 

Madness…

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More Tougeki 2009 updates as they roll in

Friday results for Super Battle Opera are out, and Virtua Fighter 5 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion finished.  That leaves Tatsunoko vs Capcom, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear Accent Core, Sugoi! Arcana Heart, and Fate: Unlimited Codes left.

Full results are:

Virtua Fighter 5: Revolution (3 vs 3)

1st:Yuutenji (Lau), Gorgeous (Eileen), Joseph (Akira)
2nd: YOU (Sarah), Chuutaro (Jean), Anaguma (Jacky)
3rd (tie): Itabashi Zangief (Shun), Itoshun (Brad), Fuudo (Lion)
3rd (tie). Chameleon (Sarah), O Niku (Jeffrey), Kingujou (Lau)


Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (3 vs 3)

1st: Honda (Lili), Junchan (Julia), RAUM (Wang)
2nd: Tissuemon (Marduk), Nisshin (Anna), Buri (Bryan)
3rd (tie): Ojikusu (Bruce), Fukusu (Lars), Bakushi (Bryan)
3rd (tie): Kousuke (Heihachi), Chokoyan (Bob), 萬海王 (King)

More results to come over the following weekend.  There's no live stream unfortunately, but the Tougeki twitter page is constantly updating.

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Tougeki 2009 has just started and…

Kyabetsu and Gosho (Team KoF lol) win the Street Fighter IV 2-on-2 Super Battle Opera championship!  They won 2-1 against the Japanese National champ Iyo and his partner Shiro, and also defeated Mago (the current BP leader) and Nemo, the best Chun Li user in Japan.  Kyabetsu played C. Viper, and Gosho used Rufus.

Interesting to note, both Kyabetsu and Gosho are well known King of Fighter players — Kyabetsu has attented SBO in the past and won the championship in previous years.  Will this spur popularity for KoF XII in the future?  Too bad there's no King of Fighters in this year's line up…maybe that might've been the reason why they chose to enter Street Fighter this time around?

In other news, all of the foreign teams including the U.S. lost in their first rounds for Street Fighter IV.  It's pretty unfortunate, but there are still other chances in the other games, such as Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Guilty Gear: Accent Core, and BlazBlue.  Best wishes to all of them; I read a moment ago that Justin Wong pulled a difficult match in his first round.  Ouch.

Full Bracket:

Check Tougeki's twitter feed for live updates by the hour here.
Anno Haruka's blog can be found here.
English updates can be found on Shoryuken.com's SBO thread.

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