Tuesday, September 29, 2009
By way of Capcom Unity, gaming website Gamespot has released an article that confirms the announcement being made later today - SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV IS OFFICIAL FOLKS!
The article posted up is pretty detailed and comprehensive on what we're to expect on the latest update to Capcom's legendary brawler series. To sum things up, the new game's not going to be released as downloadable content. Instead, a new, separate disc-based game will be released in the future, so owners of the original game for the 360, PS3, and PC will have to shell out some cash once more just to play the new challengers, which include the veteran T.Hawk and the new girl Juri. Still, the post also goes on to say that Capcom has a special surprise waiting for owners of the previous SFIV, so fans may still want to hold on to their copies before deciding to throw them out.
Speaking of the new characters, SSFIV reportedly will feature as much as 8 new playable fighters for gamers to enjoy, bringing the tallied up roster from the original console version, which was 25, to 33. That's not too bad an increase in the number of characters, but hopefully we'll be seeing more as development on the game continues. Yoshinori Ono goes on to say that feedback from fans is an important factor in the changes we'll be seeing to this latest installment, so here's crossing my fingers for some legendary fighters to come back and balancing issues to be resolved.
As for the fighters revealed in the demo, it's confirmed that T.Hawk retains much of the same moves he used back in Super Street Fighter II, with some new additions of course to reflect his transition into the "new arena of SFIV", including an Ultra. The new fighter, Juri, is a Korean Tae Kwon Do expert, and emits the same kind of energy that M.Bison and Rose dish out when they fire off their attacks. These new fighters look promising, and so does the announcement of new moves for the existing fighters, including new Ultra combos, which should change the way we all play the game, offline and online. For more detailed info, just click the link provided above to Gamespot's superb first look post. New trailer's there too for the needy in visuals, so click that and check it out. Super Street Fighter IV is slated for a spring 2010 release. Can't wait!XD