Street Fighter fans will fondly recall mashing that SNES controller in a variety of different directions in order to pull of Zangief's wrestling moves. Well, you can probably expect something similar in Street Fighter IV, and here's a look at some gameplay where the massive Russian man takes on El Fuerte, who actually reminds us of Balrog. Or Vega, depending on the version (he's the Spanish guy with the claws, remember?). This could've been a gigantic 2008 release but it slipped to 2009 a few months ago...well, then we'll just have to settle for a gigantic release in January. No matter what, fighting fans have been waiting for a top-quality SF installment for quite a while. And this will be it.
8/27/2008 Ben Dutka