Daigo Umehara's Event Schedule 2014

- JAEPO 2014 [February 15]
- SSF4 CR Edition launch event [March 27]
- Event at WonderGOO Moriya [March 29]
- SSF4AR2012 tournament in Akihabara [April 5]
- TOPANGA World League [April 10-13]
- USF4 world premiere stream [April 16]
- Chokaigi 3 [April 26-27]
- USF4 Ver 1.01 stream [June 1]
- 4th TOPANGA Charity Cup [July 5]
- Evolution 2014 [July 11-13]
- KokuNuki [July 25]
- Hong Kong [July 27]
- TOPANGA TV [July 30]
- 10th anniversary Evo2004 comeback [November 21-23]

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Under Skirt On-Blast X:Rate

Two years ago, we said Orie probably has the best (hand-drawn) sprite in any 2D fighting games, and since the console version of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late was just released, someone made a video to proof our point, and went beyond that.

The maker of this video is Poccola. He (or she?) already made several pantsu collection from various games.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Daigo Umehara in Hong Kong

Daigo Umehara went to Hong Kong and attend Hong Kong eSports Tournament on July 28. He won the Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament by defeating RB in the grand final. The tournament also gave him Capcom Pro Tour's ranking points.
Hong Kong’s largest annual eSports event – Hong Kong Esports Tournament – with over HKD 1,500,000 (TWD 6,000,000) Cash & Prizes

Games including:
“Starcraft II”
“League of Legends”
“Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft”
“Ultra Street Fighter IV”

Recorded stream is here (the audio is bad so mute it).

And on July 28, Umehara also attended Hong Kong's The 16th Choice of Animation, Comics & Games Expo (ACGHK2014) for "challenge Daigo Umehara" exhibition matches at PlayStation stage.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blade Arcus' Pairon figure revealed

Famitsu reported that a prototype figure of Blade Arcus' Pairon is spotted in Alphamax (the maker of Kirika figure) booth in Wonder Festival 2014 Summer today. (Wonder Festival is Japan's largest figure expo)

Won Pairon is one of the two characters created exclusively for Beast Note's most anticipated fighting game Blade Arcus.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Report: Lag affected performances at Evo2014

We caught an interesting conversation between NeroBlanka and someone today.

Someone: Umehara's physical condition was bad at Evo? Why did he lose to John Choi?

Nero: I don't know if I should say this, but the Xbox was lagging. It was worse than online match at my home. I finally got used to it in my third match. Evil Ryu probably took a big hit as you can see the combos dropped.

She also followed by this.

Nero: I couldn't even confirm a combo when I had 2 frame advantage in the 3rd match, although it didn't affect my Blanka much. I wish they restart the console every X matches or something.

Someone: Say to them "I'm feeling the lag, reset Xbox OK?" or something.

Nero: I'll just "NO!NO! In Japan it doesn't count if you can't even confirm 2f advantage" using gestures. (laugh)

NeroBlanka is a Japanese female player who went to Evo 2014.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

[PS3 P4U2] Marie promo posted

PS3 version of P4U2 will be released on August 28.

[DBFC] Strike the Blood & Black Bullet characters intro

Four new characters from Strike the Blood and Black Bullet are added to Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax today, and Sega also posted introduction video of the characters.

DBFC is coming to PS3 and PS Vita this Fall.

New USF4 promo posted: 3 on 3 featuring Umehara part 2

A new Ultra Street Fighter IV promotional video is posted today. This's the fourth promo for Japanese launch of the console version, which is August 7.

1st promo (Umehara tries Edition Select)
2nd promo (Umehara Hugo vs. Sako Decapre)
3rd promo (3 on 3) part 1