Friday means a lot of things, one of them is a new Shizowa san's blog post. In today's post the infamous SSF4 producer does not reveal anything new except that anew SF4 national tournament is in prepartion. But for kicks and giggles, here is a full translation fo the post done by the amazing "jigsaw" from SRK forums:
"Hello, everyone!Thank you soo much for all your comments! I was surprised to see so many comments coming in, but I was really happy to read them, one by one!
What did you think of the first Developer Blog on Tuesday? The main staff writing the blog shout at eachother almost every day, so I'm reading it with a smile on my face as well. From here on out, the blog will undoubtedly offer deep and interesting contents!
Well, as you know if you've seen the Ryu vs. Ken trailer or the illustrations of Dee Jay and the others, in addition to the "sumi-e touch", the artwork is now also presented in a new elaborate pencil sketch style. The staff just got used to calling it things like "saka-saka touch"(Jig's note: how the hell would you translate Japanese onomatopoeia? lol), but it never actually received an official name. Any suggestions? Please tell us!
With that said, today we're presenting "saka-saka touch" (name pending) renderings of Ryu, Ken and Sagat!!
Ryu's fierce punch!
The strength of unstoppable determination, it's really eye-catching.
Looking for "that man", he'll even crush rocks!
From here on out, we'll keep introducing new artworks for returning characters, so please look forward to it!
OK, so here's the real topic for today.
Everyone, are you losing your edge?
In the blog following SBO, I wrote "with SBO over, it really feels like the summer of SF4, the summer of fighting games, is coming to an end". Considering that, and the announcement of SSF4 being released only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, I can't really complain that everyone's motivation is dropping a bit.
Neither me, Ono, the development staff or anyone else here could stand it... so we're having a tournament!
Once again, an Official Capcom National Tournament.
... well, it's a little premature. We're actually still hammering out the details, so I can't say more, but please wait just a little longer for a proper announcement! We're still deciding on dates, rules, and a name for the tournament. Of course, special custom titles will be on the line as usual.
So everyone, it's a little too early to lose motivation just yet! Stay tuned for more information!
All right, that's it for today.
Make sure to train hard!
See you next week, everyone! "