Well folks, I know it's been awhile but I'm back with a special edition of Weekend Discussion! This is the last weekend of Black History Month and it's been quite a banger. We've had big news drop the past few days and some great looks at upcoming games this week so let's dive into it all!
Street Fighter 6 has reached levels of hype that may have it surpass previously loved games in the franchise like Street Fighter 4. Capcom is clearly confident as well, as proven by their recent announcement that there will be a 2 million dollar prize pool for Capcom Cup's 10th anniversary.
The new trailer from Sony's State of Play showcase also really shows how much attention to detail and love for the characters has been pumped into the product. Cammy's new look is a winner. This latest reveal also means the complete Day One SF6 roster is officially revealed.Who are you planning to play with first?
Take a look at Zangief, Lily, and Cammy in the full trailer below.
Capcom also wasn't done though, as we got a brand new trailer for RE4 and this one shows a bit of pretty much everything. The developers are clearly being very faithful to the original game but there is a level of detail applied to the visuals and gameplay mechanics that has me excited to get my hands on the title. Speaking of being hands-on, there's also a demo for this highly anticipated game coming soon.
Watch the full video and let me know what you think in the comments!
I also want to show some love up to Strange Scaffold and their upcoming game El Paso, Elsewhere. I caught a look at the short trailer earlier this week and it honestly looks pretty awesome. I'm really diggin' the neo-noir vibe and atmosphere they are creating with this one. They also announced that the game is heading to Xbox as well. Even more ways to play on release is always a good thing.
Give the trailer a watch and let me know what you think.
PlayStation VR2 is also out now and our own TJ Denzer has had some solid hands-on time with the device. I really appreciated his review and as an owner of the Meta Quest 2, I think he also provides some solid context for folks wondering how both VR devices hold up. Check out his full review here and catch a unboxing video below.
Greg Burke also took a trip out to California this week to check out the Mushroom Kingdom at the new Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood. There's ton of quality videos on our YouTube channel now and I think the POV vids are definitely worth checking out. Take a look at this 4K tour video below.
And now...more from the Internet
Today is the anniversary of the Shacknews 2022 Game of the Year, Elden Ring! I love Soulsborne games and Elden Ring hit plenty of sweet spots. A full year later and folks have gotten pretty creative with the game. Here's a solid example of what I mean in this clip from NuggySouls.
Stomped Margit down with the dance pad tonight! 🐾 🥳— Nuggy (@NuggySouls) February 24, 2023
We barely clutched it out 😮💨 starting to get a hang of it! pic.twitter.com/wt1JLyzdZM
I love some of the fan art that's come out for the game as well. This Ranni art looks amazing!
The new Suicide Squad gameplay was ...interesting. But I did love seeing new characters created for the game. Hearing about the process of creating Hack was really cool. This is an example of why representation matters and was really awesome to see.
Creating this #SuicideSquad character was pure passion. I poured so much love into this African princess. "Hack" was the result of fighting with shaders for weeks and then @FullyGrownPains bringing her lights & glitches to life with his VFX wizardry. Also if you check her neck... pic.twitter.com/SONY7uQdLg— Del @ NaughtyDog (@TheCartelDel) February 23, 2023
Speaking of representation. I'm very excited to try the new character Lily in Street Fighter 6 and during the excitement from Thursday's State of Play, I saw tweets being shared from the character's voice actress Tiana Camacho that really made me more excited. From what I heard, I think she did an awesome job.
Street Fighter is a game that means a lot to me personally because it pulled me out of a lot of dark places. I main Cammy and secondary Zangief so to have Lily appear in their character reveals feels like some sort of fever dream. I can't believe this is real.— Tiana Camacho (@TianaCamachoVO) February 23, 2023
PaRappa always has a soft spot in my heart. I love when a simple cosplay can capture the spirit of the character.
I didn't get to talk about how much I enjoyed the Netflix show Wednesday so here's a dope cosplay to make up for it.
I had to show a bit more love to the awesome Black cosplayers out there. Make sure to check out the #28DaysofBlackCosplay hashtag as well. This Sheik look is dope!
28 DAYS OF BLACK COSPLAY— Jahara Jayde (@JaharaJayde) February 17, 2023
For ✨DAY 17 let’s kick off some good’ol ZELDA cosplay with
Sheik 🥷🏾 pic.twitter.com/QCmsdaFYPo
If you haven't seen Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur on Disney Plus yet, it's totally worth your time. The style of the animation is fantastic and I'm glad something so different made it onto a major platform.
okay but moon girl & devil dinosaur's interpretation of the beyonder is so classic cartoon network, I am absolutely OBSESSED pic.twitter.com/M9w8y1hSSg— Miller (@mmmmmmmmiller) February 17, 2023
KeKe Palmer is officially streaming on Twitch lately and I really hopes she throws hands like this in Tekken 8.
Somebody actually made the Big Red Boots work. Would you rock this look? Be honest.
Okay last two fits I won’t bother y’all again with these boots 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/BF0TNV2w75— Wisdom Kaye (@modsiwW) February 12, 2023
New Weezy in 2023? Sounds like the man is ready to make moves and it was refreshing hearing solid bars with no autotune. Rest in Peace to DMX. We are in some wild times!
Kelala dropped a new album this month called Raven and it's certainly a vibe. I've been really enjoying the visuals and her newest vid definitly doesn't dissapoint.
More from Shacknews
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- Ukraine government wants to limit the distribution of Atomic Heart
- Tango Gameworks lead Shinji Mikami to leave studio
- Bandai and FromSoftware celebrate Elden Ring surpassing 20 million copies sold
- Blumhouse Games is a new division from the horror movie studio
Thank you all for reading this article, and if you enjoyed any part of what I presented here, feel free to tell me what you liked in the comments. Have a great weekend and take a moment to consider trying out our free Shackpets app if you have a cute pet and want to show them off in battle.