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Super Street Fighter IV
SuperSF4.jpg
North American boxart of Super Street Fighter IV.
Developer(s) Dimps/Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Designer(s) Yoshinori Ono (producer)
Daigo Ikeno (character designer)
Composer(s) Hideyuki Fukasawa
Series Street Fighter
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) JP April 28, 2010
NA April 27, 2010
EU April 30, 2010
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Competitive multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 12[1]
CERO: B
ESRB: T
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD+R DL
Input methods Arcade Stick, Gamepad

Super Street Fighter IV is a forthcoming competitive fighting game currently being produced by Capcom. It is an updated version of/sequel to Street Fighter IV scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a stand-alone product. Set to be released on April 27th, 2010 for North America, April 28th, 2010 for Japan, and April 30th, 2010 for Europe.[2]

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Development

Proof of Super Street Fighter IV was first made public accidentally when the German version of GamePro magazine took pictures of Yoshinori Ono in which a game, supposedly Street Fighter IV, is seen featuring T. Hawk and a new logo with a big metallic S behind the Street Fighter logo, much like the Super Street Fighter II logo.[3]

Capcom officially hinted at the game when they opened a teaser site in their official Japanese website.[4] An official announcement was made on September 28, 2009, along with a spring 2010 release date, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Having been deemed as too large an update to be deployed as DLC, the game was made into a stand-alone title, but is intended to carry a price tag lower than that of a full retail game. Capcom also hinted at bonus features for people who already own Street Fighter IV.[5]

The game is planned to feature ten additional characters, as well as tweaks and changes to the existing ones, such as new ultra combos.[6] Among the added characters are T. Hawk and Dee Jay[5], who were initially intended to be in the original Street Fighter IV but later dropped.[7] Also revealed was Juri, an all new character, along with Adon from the original Street Fighter, and Cody and Guy from Final Fight, characters who were last featured in Final Fight: Streetwise. Dudley, Ibuki and Makoto from the Street Fighter III series were revealed as playable characters via the February 16th issue of Famitsu. The final character is Hakan, a new fighter who is a Turkish oil wrestler.

The game will feature a few additional online modes, including Team Battle with up to 8 players, Replay Channel, which allows players to view and save replays from around the world, and Endless Battle, in which the winner plays against a rotating group of players. The game also sees the return of the Car and Barrel bonus stages from the Street Fighter II series. A download-able Tournament mode will also be featured.[8][9]

Each character now has an additional alternate costume (plus the extra ones from the first game, totaling 3 costumes for characters in Street Fighter IV and 2 for the newly introduced), new rival battles and 2 Ultra Combos (with the exception of Gen who has 4 Ultras, 2 for each of his styles). The Ultra Combos are selectable, similar to the Super Arts of Street Fighter III.

Additional characters

Super Street Fighter IV adds ten characters to the original character roster from Street Fighter IV[10], featuring eight characters from previous Street Fighter games, as well as two fighters whom are brand new to the series. The first, Juri, is a young South Korean woman who works for Seth's organization, S.I.N., and uses Taekwondo as her fighting style along with an energy-boosting device implanted inside her left eye called the "Feng Shui Engine".[11] The second, Hakan, is a fighter from Turkey who fights by covering himself in oil, allowing him to slide around and use slippery grapples on his opponents.[12] Other characters include T. Hawk and Dee Jay from Super Street Fighter II, Adon from the original Street Fighter, Cody and Guy from Final Fight (Adon, Cody, and Guy being based particularly on their Street Fighter Alpha incarnations)[13] and Dudley, Makoto and Ibuki from Street Fighter III.[14]

Character Country Japanese voice actor English voice actor
T. Hawk Mexico Tōru Nara TBA
Dee Jay Jamaica Kenji Hamada TBA
Juri South Korea Eri Kitamura TBA
Adon Thailand Atsushi Imaruoka TBA
Cody United States Daisuke Kishio TBA
Guy United States Tsuguo Mogami TBA
Dudley United Kingdom Naomi Kusumi TBA
Ibuki Japan Ayumi Fujimura TBA
Makoto Japan Makoto Tsumura Veronica Taylor
Hakan Turkey Shintarou Ōhata TBA

References

  1. ^ "Super Street Fighter IV rated 12 by the BBFC". British Board of Film Classification. 2009-11-27. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/e8ea0df3a881175480256d58003cb570/fa0612ea28fcaf5b8025767b004730d0?OpenDocument. Retrieved 2009-11-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.capcom.co.jp/sf4/index.html
  3. ^ "T. Hawk pic, Super Street Fighter 4 info maybe on Monday". EventHubs. 2009-08-28. http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2009/sep/26/capcom-super-street-fighter-4-info-possibly-monday/. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Capcom "new warrior" teaser page". http://www.capcom.co.jp/newwarrior/index.html. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Super Street Fighter IV Confirmed, Is Standalone Title". Kotaku. 2009-09-28. http://kotaku.com/5369773/super-street-fighter-iv-confirmed-is-standalone-title. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Super Street Fighter IV confirmed for spring". GameSpot. 2009-08-29. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6230641.html. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  7. ^ "Capcom Hints at Dee Jay and T.Hawk For Street Fighter IV". IGN. 02-18-09. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/954/954936p1.html. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  8. ^ http://kotaku.com/5398363/street-fighter-iv-smash-car-smash-barrels?autoplay=true
  9. ^ http://www.gametrailers.com/video/new-modes-super-street/58993
  10. ^ Torres, Ricardo (2009-09-28). "Super Street Fighter IV Impressions — First Look". GameSpot. http://tgs.gamespot.com/story/6230625/super-street-fighter-iv-impressions-first-look. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  11. ^ "『ストリートファイターIV』がスーパーになって帰ってきた - ファミ通.com" (in Japanese). http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1227658_1124.html. 
  12. ^ http://kotaku.com/5489701/
  13. ^ http://kotaku.com/5409396/who-is-beating-up-chun+li
  14. ^ http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/feb/16/ibuki-confirmed-super-street-fighter-4/

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