Update: Due to a combination of personal and legal reasons, the DVD had to be canceled. Please read the formal announcement for more information. I’ll leave this page up in case anyone finds it through a link, but disregard everything below.
From October 2009, i’ve been working on a comprehensive SF4 TACV Series covering every character on an individual basis. Only a handful are left to completion. Once they’re ready, i’m going to compile every episode along with nearly every combo video i’ve released since 2002 onto a special Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD, made exclusively for collectors.
Literally 95% of everything i’ve ever produced is freely available – either through sh/classic or my u2b channel. If you’ve been following my videos since the beginning, you’ve probably seen almost everything that’ll appear on the DVD. If you can’t afford to buy it, don’t worry about it.
Please understand that i’m not trying to twist anyone’s arm or hide any content from the community. If anyone wants to support what i’ve been doing, i’m simply offering the option to do so. If not, that’s totally fine. The last thing i want is to burden the community. Even if nobody places an order whatsoever, it won’t make me regret how i’ve spent the last year.
With all that said, my goal is to make the DVD as great as i can possibly manage. First off, the video quality will be much sharper than what you’ve seen on blurtube. Second, there will be some bonus footage on the DVD – mostly consisting of combo improvements i found after the character’s episode was released. Third, i’ll try to include as much documentation as possible, including annotations and transcripts as time allows.
I have a couple of surprises in store as well, which will be revealed over the next few weeks. Expect an update every other Wednesday, even if there’s nothing major to talk about.
Regarding the release date, it’s still too early to say. I’d hoped to finish by July/August, but Evo projects and other commitments postponed those plans. I’ll continue to make announcements along the way, and keep you guys updated as soon as i have a definitive target date.
At this point it might be better to hold off on preordering until the next major announcement. Thanks to everyone for your patience and support. It really means a lot on a personal level.
It doesn’t matter if this whole endeavor becomes successful enough to make me want to spend another year producing combovids for the next Street Fighter game. Or if it’s a catastrophic failure and i end up losing money. As long as everyone who buys the DVD is happy with the end result, that’s all that matters to me.
09.06.2011] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Canceled
– due to a combination of personal and legal reasons, the DVD has been canceled
12.22.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Year-End Report
– not much of an update, but you can be sure that it’s still rolling along (slowly)
09.08.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Bonus Screenshots
– bonus materials on the disc will include variants of all the screenshots posted here
08.23.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Non-News
– explanation of SF4 segment content and breakdown of combo archetypes
08.11.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Status
– post-Evo announcement concerning SF4 TACV series status and preorder refunds
06.11.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Update
– pre-Evo announcement concerning release dates and explaining “Random Footnotes!”
04.02.2010] Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Preorders
– original announcement containing initial plans and explaining where the idea came from