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Famitsu Details Street Fighter IV Downloadable Content

Street Fighter IV is only two short weeks away, and it's time to talk about the extras and downloadable content the fans can expect.

Thanks to the most recent edition of Famitsu, we have new details on acquiring some of the awesome character costumes that are exclusive to the home console version of the game. Some costumes will only be available in the form of paid downloadable content; in Japan, Capcom plans to release five costume packs (one pack per week), and the first will arrive on the Japanese launch date of February 12. Afterwards, Capcom will toss up a combo pack that features all 25 costumes at a lower price: 1,200 yen (about $13.44) for the PlayStation 3 and 1,000 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360. However, if you're not so keen on the idea of paying more money, you can look forward to some free stuff. A new update, called "Championship Mode," will release for SFIV a little while after the game's launch, and the mode boasts tournament-style network play. Capcom always offers plenty of goodies for its big software releases, and they tend to cover the entire spectrum, from free to paid downloadable content.

Of course, you don't have to go online at all to unlock new stuff when playing the game. Like most fighters, you'll have the opportunity to open up new characters and character colors. At the start, you will have 16 players to choose from, but you can work to unlock the 9 remaining characters...and you know you will.

Related Game(s): Street Fighter IV

2/4/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Arvis
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:38:02 PM
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Sweet! I've already got the special edition pre-ordered, so I'm really going crazy with anticipation. Can't wait to check out these new costumes...

-Arvis

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Nynja
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:53:48 PM

Ditto, got mine reserved too. I thought there were too many games coming out end of last year, but it seems to be the same in early 2009! Skate 2, SFIV, Killzone 2, RE5, so many games not enough time...

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 12:52:54 PM
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A great fighter to hold me over until Tekken 6 comes out, if ever.

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Naga
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:16:18 PM
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25 costumes, Championship mode Awesome

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Arvis
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 1:34:42 PM

25 costumes, 25 characters.... hmmmm...

What do you suppose these alternate costumes will look like? I mean... how much will they deviate from the iconic costumes we are all used to? What else could Ryu wear other than the white gi? Or what would M. Bison wear, for that matter?

Man, I need this game now. Haven't been this into Street Fighter since I was a little kid.

-Arvis

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Kiengo
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:17:14 PM
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I'm betting that the "dlc" will just be unlock codes. If the download is really small, then that's exactly what it is. I wish companies would release *everything* they have at launch, and then if they come up with stuff later, make it dlc.

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:21:40 PM

I agree. That sh** is kinda shady.

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MirrorSoul
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 3:21:17 PM

Yea it makes me mad angry

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convergecrew
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 3:43:47 AM

I just cant stand nickel-n-diming from companies like this. Theyre gonna sell millions yet still wanna charge 12 bucks for some costumes. Oh well Im gonna vote with my wallet and put that 12 bucks towards a PSN game.

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ShamRock
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:38:27 PM
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Im excited about the game Started playing back in the day. I miss the good ol' arcade goin days. As for the dlc dont really get excited for extra stuff i believe should come with the game.

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tu24
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:49:31 PM
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The game isn't even out yet and they're already announcing DLC. To be honest. They shouldn't even bother adding it until a good 6 months after the game is released. I'm already paying 60 bucks for a game and they're expecting me to pay for something that was already complete and should've been in the game?! pfft.

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big6
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 2:56:29 PM
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It's all about playing Street Fighter with a proper arcade controller! =)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:08:59 PM

@Big6
Just an FYI,
Was in Gamestop today & they've got a poster up selling a special SFIV arcade styled controller for it too.(separately, of course, but sorry, I don't know the price of it).

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Bardock617
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 5:39:53 PM
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i cant wait for this game. i reserved it the first chance i had and went back when they announced the CE. man this game is my top priority.

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www
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 7:21:51 PM
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yea yea,famitsu-dlc,sfiv bla bla bla

am sorry Ben but i gotta get on point n off topic,
thing is, my dear old 60gb don't wanna turn on,still got the blinkin' red light of death.
My last hope is to try a new HDD altogether.

I don't care if ur a journalist n not a technician/electrician Ben,am not gonna hold u responsilble for nothin',just help a brother out here man.

takin' it to Sony is out,can't shell out $150 or wateva.

Last edited by www on 2/4/2009 7:23:48 PM

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Player1
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:23:29 PM
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Ive seen what the supposed alt costumes look like. I wasnt very impressed but Im not worried about that, this game is F*ckin incredible already.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 11:55:36 PM
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Best fighting game ever!
Can't wait to get the Collector's edition in week or two :3

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Blaiyan
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 8:16:12 AM
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*sigh* So will there be any Characters offered as DLC as well? Also i'm paying $87 for the CE I want all my characters already available to play from jump. Unlockable Costumes i'm fine with.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 8:05:47 PM

No DLC characters, all the characters are in the game.

In fact there won't be any DLC characters in the future either. That's one of the things they really want to stick to. They don't want people to have a disadvantage because someone has a certain character and someone else does not.

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