Round 3 of the Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale has passed us by, and we’re on to the semifinals.
Our Ferocious Four feature Chun Li vs. Ryu (both of Street Fighter) and Scorpion vs. Liu Kang in a Mortal Kombat showdown. There are a few days left in the voting so be sure to check back this Sunday for the finals.
Once we get a final tally of the Ultimate Fighter, we’ll ask you who we failed to enter in our list of 32 fighters.
Canada’s first and up until recently, with the release of Dead or Alive 5, the only Canuck in the big eight fighting game franchises.
We’re running an Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale, and we want you to vote. We’ve picked the four most popular characters from eight of the greatest fighting game franchises, and matched them up against each other.
Admittedly, after the U.S. election, there might be voter apathy out there, but this vote is a little more playful and gamer-friendly.
So which game franchises did we draw our fighters from? Darkstalkers, Dead or Alive, Fatal Fury, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken and Virtua Fighter.
The vote will run for the next five weeks. Each round will start on the Sunday of each week. So bring your gloves, and test your might.
Video games being adapted to the big screen is nothing new. Resident Evil: Retribution just hit theatres five days ago, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is expected to be out in time for the Halloween-minded crowd.
But Disney has taken video games and their characters one step further in their film Wreck-It Ralph, due out Nov. 2, 2012. Featuring the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer, the story focuses around a vintage arcade game’s “bad guy” who wishes to reform his ways after 30 years of being Fix-It Felix’s antagonist.
A humourous self-help group features reprobates from the video game world — M. Bison, Zangief, Dr. Robotnik, Bowser, PacMan ghosts — helping Wreck-It Ralph (Reilly) be okay with his badness. Instead of returning to his game, he joins “Hero’s Duty”. Lynch provides the voice of Sergeant Calhoun, a Commander Shepard-like character (Mass Effect 3) who leads troops into battle.
Expect plenty of humour geared towards gamers, and cameos by Ryu, Sonic the Hedgehog and Q-Bert.