UDON Entertainment reveals STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #1 covers

UDON Entertainment reveals STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #1 covers

When the World Warriors meet the Night Warriors, they’ll raise hell! 
 

Toronto, ON – January. 25, 2017 – The time-tested combatants of Street Fighter and Darkstalkers have met many times in the arcades, but nothing can prepare you for their first action-packed, fan service-fueled comic crossover! Villains will unite, friends will become foes, and the worlds of two fighting game franchises will be changed forever! This April, STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #1 arrives, launching the 8-issue comic series with a bevy of unique and fun variant covers.

Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1 sports two standard covers. Series artist Edwin Huang provides the Wraparound Story cover (CVR A). Rob “Robaato” Porter illustrates the Midnight Bliss cover (CVR B), which features an array of fighters who have succumbed to Demitri’s gender-swapping power – in fact, issue #1-4’s CVR B will connect to form one massive four-part Midnight Bliss image!

Also available for Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1 is a special Blank Sketch cover (CVR C) and two retailer incentive covers. The Movie Poster incentive cover (CVR D) by Joe Vriens pays tribute to a classic horror movie poster, while popular cover artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau provides a Guest Artist incentive cover (CVR E) showcasing leading ladies Chun-Li and Morrigan.

UDON has also teamed up with some righteous retailers to produce epic retailer-exclusive variants! Focus Attack, the top-tier arcade parts e-commerce shop, will be selling an exclusive wraparound cover by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, that pays homage to a classic Capcom Secret File cover. It will be available in both full color and black-and-white line art versions at focusattack.com.

Meanwhile, Fried Pie Comics will be selling their own Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1 exclusive cover by Jean-Baptiste Nanteau. This cover connects with Fried Pie’s exclusive cover for Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #0 to form a terrifying two-part image! Fried Pie variant covers are available through Books-A-Million and 2nd & Charles stores.

Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #1 hits stores everywhere in April 2017, preceded by a special prelude issue, Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers #0, in February 2017. Every issue of Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers will also be made available digitally via comiXology. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #0
DETAILS: 32 pg, Full color
MSRP: $3.99
DIAMOND ORDER CODES:
DEC162023 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #0 CVR A HUANG
DEC162024 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #0 CVR B NANTEAU
DEC162025 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #0 CVR C 10 COPY VRIENS INCV
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available February 2017

STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #1
DETAILS: 32 pg, Full Color
MSRP: $3.99 (CVR A, B, D, E) $4.99 (CVR C)
FEB172039 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #1 (OF 8) CVR A HUANG
FEB172040 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #1 (OF 8) CVR B PORTER
FEB172041 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #1 (OF 8) CVR C BLANK SKETCH
FEB172042 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #1 (OF 8) CVR D 10 COPY INCV
FEB172043 STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #1 (OF 8) CVR E 20 COPY INCV
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available April 2017

ROUND ONE, FIGHT! STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 KICKS OFF UDON’S NEW MONTHLY COMIC SERIES

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ROUND ONE, FIGHT! STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 KICKS OFF UDON’S NEW MONTHLY COMIC SERIES

STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 to release physically and digitally on December 9th, 2015

 

Toronto, ON – DEC. 8, 2015 – The wait for STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED, the new hard-hitting monthly comic series from UDON Entertainment, is almost over! UDON is pleased to announce that Street Fighter Unlimited #1 will be available for purchase at various high-quality comic and video game retailers as well as digitally via comiXology on Wednesday, December 9th. Yes, you read that right: Street Fighter Unlimited #1 will be the first-ever UDON comic to receive a “day-and-date” digital release alongside the physical book!

 

UDON has also partnered with several comic and video game stores to provide a slew of retailer-exclusive variant covers for Street Fighter Unlimited #1, giving fans who opt for the physical book plenty of gorgeous art to choose from. The retailers who will be offering these exciting variant covers include Amazing Comic Cons, AOD Collectables, Books-A-Million, GAME, GameStop, Heroes Haven, Newbury Comics, and Strange Adventures.

 

The good news doesn’t stop there! Street Fighter Unlimited #1 – and every issue of the ongoing series thereafter – will ship with two standard covers courtesy of fan-favorite digital painter Genzoman and beloved UDON artist Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz. Even more excitingly, Chamba’s covers will all connect to form one massive 12-part image showcasing all the playable characters from every Street Fighter game ever – over 60 characters in total!

The release of Street Fighter Unlimited #1 kicks off a thrilling, all-new story for the beloved World Warriors, brought to you by the main creative team of writer Ken Siu-chong and artist Joe Ng (Street Fighter Origins: Akuma). This first issue also features a bonus backup story by fan-favorite writer/artist duo Jim Zub (Wayward) and Edwin Huang (Skullkickers)!

It isn’t too late to pre-order Street Fighter Unlimited #1! Either head to your local comics retailer or point your browser to www.comiXology.com to reserve your copy now. You don’t even need to defeat Ryu’s Shoryuken to stand a chance!

STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1
DETAILS: 32pg, Full Color, $3.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: December 9th, 2015
DIAMOND COMICS ORDER CODES:
OCT151710  STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 CVR A (Story cover)
OCT151711  STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 CVR B (Ultra Jam variant)
OCT151712  STREET FIGHTER UNLIMITED #1 CVR C (Blank Sketch cover)

ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE CELEBRATE CAPCOM’S FIGHTING GAME HISTORY

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CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE art book now in stores
 

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Toronto, ON – OCT 22, 2015 – Featuring 250 artists from over 30 countries on six continents, CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE boasts a true collection of creative world warriors! This artistic celebration of fighting games and beat ‘em ups premiered in July at San Diego Comic-Con, and is now available everywhere in a prestigious hardcover edition.
 

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Rendered in an endless variety of styles are such classic fighting and beat ‘em up franchises as Street Fighter™, Darkstalkers™, Rival Schools™, Red Earth™, Star Gladiator, Power Stone™, Cyberbots, Capcom Fighting Evolution™, Puzzle Fighter™, Pocket Fighter™, Final Fight™, Battle Circuit, Captain Commando, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, The King of Dragons, andAvengers (Hissatsu no Buraiken), as well as Capcom original characters Ruby Heart, Son-Son, and Amingo! But we didn’t stop there – all this is topped off with a beautiful wraparound cover by legendary Capcom illustrator and character designer Bengus!
 

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CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE will be followed by new hardcover editions of UDON’s past Tribute books – STREET FIGHTER™ TRIBUTE, DARKSTALKERS™ TRIBUTE, and MEGA MAN™ TRIBUTE. All three will arrive in November 2015.
 

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CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE
ISBN: 978-1927925522
DETAILS: 272pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!
 

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Also available:
STREET FIGHTER TRIBUTE
ISBN: 978-1927925539
DETAILS: 320pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Coming NOV 2015
 

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DARKSTALKERS TRIBUTE
ISBN: 978-1927925591
DETAILS: 298pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Coming NOV 2015
 

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MEGA MAN TRIBUTE
ISBN: 978-1927925676
DETAILS: 304pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Coming NOV 2015

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Monthly Street Fighter™ comic books return with UDON’s STREET FIGHTER™ UNLIMITED #1

Monthly Street Fighter™ comic books return with UDON’s STREET FIGHTER™ UNLIMITED #1

San Diego, CA – July 11, 2015 – Street Fighter™ comics are back with STREET FIGHTER™ UNLIMITED , an all-new monthly comic series arriving in comic shops December 2015! Street Fighter™ Unlimited combines fighters from all eras of Street Fighter’s nearly 30-year history in a Canon Spiking, Sonic Booming, Hadoken-throwing martial arts melee!
The new monthly series will be helmed by returning Street Fighter scribe Ken Siu-chong (Street Fighter™ IV, Super Street Fighter™), while pencillers Joe Ng (Street Fighter™ Origins: Akuma) and Edwin Huang (Skullkickers) will trade off art chores tackling 4-issue story arcs. The story promises to be UDON’s most epic  yet as fan favorites Ryu, Chun-li, Guile, Ken, Alex, Cammy clash with not only the villainous Shadaloo organization, but also the invincible Gill and his cult-like Secret Society. It’s all leading up to a new Street Fighter Tournament featuring more World Warriors than ever before!
Also returning with the new monthly comics are UDON’s trademark 4-page bonus stories in every issue. These action-packed short stories will feature a rotating team of talented writers and artists such as Jim Zub(Wayward, Samurai Jack), Adam Warren(Empowered), Chris Sarracini(Street Fighter™ Origins: Akuma), Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz(RandomVeus), Omar Dogan (Street Fighter™ Legends) and more!
As Capcom nears the release of the Playstation 4 exclusive Street Fighter™ V in 2016, fans can expect even more new Street Fighter comics to be announced. Stay tuned to UDONentertainment.com for more Street Fighter comic updates.
Street Fighter Unlimited #1 arrives in December 2015, and the series continues monthly through 2016. .

ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON boasts an incredible lineup of highly sought-after products with production quality and English localization work that is second to none. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street FighterOkamiMega ManDark Souls, PersonaBayonettaValkyria ChroniclesSonic the Hedgehog, and many more. UDON also publishes books based on top anime properties including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and Haruhi Suzumiya as well as completely original projects like RandomVeusMakeshift Miracle, and Substrata.

HAVE YOUR LOVE OF CAPCOM’S FIGHTING GAMES IMMORTALIZED IN CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!

HAVE YOUR LOVE OF CAPCOM’S FIGHTING GAMES IMMORTALIZED IN CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!

UDON Entertainment announces Capcom Fighting Tribute art initiative

Toronto, ON – December 17, 2014 – Fans of Capcom’s many timeless fighting game series have already proven they are some of the most creative and talented fans around with the incredible art they submitted for UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute art collective projects. Now they have the chance to show the world their passion and raw talent once again, as UDON today announces the latest entry in their line of tribute art books – CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!

UDON is calling on professional and fan artists around the world to knock our socks off with your best artistic tributes to the iconic characters of beloved Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series like Street Fighter™, Final Fight™, Power Stone™, Captain Commando, Star Gladiator, and Battle Circuit – and for you hardcore fans who really know your lore, original Capcom characters like Ruby Heart and Amingo are also fair game!

The full list of franchises eligible for inclusion in Capcom Fighting Tribute includes Street Fighter™, Darkstalkers™, Rival Schools™, Red Earth™, Star Gladiator, Power Stone™, Cyberbots, Capcom Fighting Evolution™, Puzzle Fighter™, Pocket Fighter™, Final Fight™, Battle Circuit, Captain Commando, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, The King of Dragons, Avengers (Hissatsu no Buraiken), and Capcom original characters Ruby Heart, Son-Son, and Amingo!

The best and most unique pieces of art UDON receives will be included in Capcom Fighting Tribute, which will debut with a gorgeous, exclusive 300-page hardcover edition at San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

“The 1990s were a Golden Age that saw the release of many peerless fighting games, and some of the best Capcom artwork also comes from that special time,” said Matt Moylan, UDON’s Managing Editor. “Capcom Fighting Tribute will be an exhaustive homage to the great games and amazing artwork of that era, and with so many featured properties, we expect this to be our biggest and most diverse Tribute project yet!”

In the spirit of covering such a diverse range of Capcom characters and series, UDON is looking for just as wide a variety in art submissions. Group shots, single-character images, and crossovers between available properties are just a few of the kinds of tribute art UDON is excited to receive from professionals and fans!

Show off your artistic skills and love of Capcom’s fighting and beat ‘em up games by having your art immortalized in Capcom Fighting Tribute! This also serves as a perfect second chance for anyone who missed the deadlines for Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute submissions. Capcom and UDON are excited to showcase your work alongside that of the industry’s top artists!

For full Capcom Fighting Tribute submission details, head to:
http://www.CapcomFightingTribute.com

All submissions must be received on or after December 17, 2014 and no later than January 31, 2015 to be considered eligible for inclusion in Capcom Fighting Tribute.

ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter®, Okami®, Mega Man®, Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, and more. For more information, visit www.UDONentertainment.com.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Rival Schools, Power Stone, Red Earth, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Puzzle Fighter, Pocket Fighter, Okami, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd.  Street Fighter and Final Fight are registered trademarks of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.   All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright © 2014 UDON Entertainment, All rights reserved.

Round 2 of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates is About to Commence!

The second series of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates is fighting its way to stores as we speak, featuring some of the biggest names in both franchises! Each mixed two-pack includes two Minimates, one from the Street Fighter universe and one from Tekken, each standing 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. Look for them in comic shops and specialty stores on January 2nd, and at Toys “R” Us soon afterwards, with exclusive characters at both locations! Check out the pics of the final product below, and double-check the line-up to see who will show up where!

Comic and specialty shops will get:

Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Hugo vs. Heihachi (exclusive)
Rolento vs. Kuma (exclusive)

Toys “R” Us and toysrus.com will receive:

Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Rufus vs. Julia (exclusive)
Chun Li vs. Hwoarang (exclusive)

Reserve the specialty figures today at your local comic shop! Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest comic shop, and get regular DST updates on Facebook and Twitter!

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Get Ready for Round 2 with More Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates Series 2 Packaging Shots!

It’s time for another battle! The first assortment of Street Fighter X Tekken Minimates was such a success that we had to bring the line back for another round, with even more of the famous fighters from the Street Fighter and Tekken video game franchises! That means 12 new fighters to face off with the 12 you already have!

Series 2 includes:
Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu
Abel vs. Kazuya
Rufus vs. Julia (comic shop and specialty store exclusive)
Chun Li vs. Hwoarang (comic shop and specialty store exclusive)
Hugo vs. Heihachi (Toys “R” Us exclusive)
Rolento vs. Kuma (Toys “R” Us exclusive)

Check out the new packaging shots below, then pre-order the specialty figures today at your local comic shop, and look for them in stores next month!

Visit comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest location, and get regular DST updates on Facebook and Twitter!

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