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  Street Fighter IV has been a game we've all be dying to hear about for 10 years! At one point, people had believed that Capcom would abandon the Street Fighter franchise, seeing as how Street Fighter III was released way back in 1997, with SFIII: 3rd Strike arriving in 1999. Well, it took Capcom long enough, but they've finally revealed the fourth Street Fighter a few months ago, and we're all pretty excited about it.

   Off the bat, expect the original World Warriors of Street Fighter II to return, that list includes: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, E-Honda, Blanka, Zangief, Vega, Barlog, Sagat, and M. Bison. The game's story will take place between Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III, as opposed to being a sequel to Street Fighter III.

   Of course, no Street Fighter game is complete without an assortment of new challengers, and Street Fighter IV will have that covered. So far, Capcom has revealed four new characters by the name of El Fuerte, Abel, Crimson Viper, and Rufus. Developers at Capcom have stated that creating new characters for Street Fighter IV is challenging, because they have to seamlessly interact with the old cast, their move-set, and make sure the collision detection between the old and new fighters is precise. In other words, making sure everything is balanced with the new characters in the mix.

   Even though the screenshots tell you it's three-dimensional, the gameplay is completely two-dimensional. Capcom promises that the game will play more like Super Street Fighter II Turbo, as opposed to Street Fighter III. This also means that the parrying system has been removed and replaced with another defense mechanic, temporarily called "Saving".

   Saving utilizes a 'revenge' gauge that loads as you take damage, much like other SF games. The gauge is broken up into four segments and can be used in a variety of ways. Tapping both medium attack simultaneously will perform a special attack that leaves your opponent temporarily vulnerable. Holding down the buttons will charge the attack, make it unblockable, but will consume 3/4s of the gauge. And of course, an EX special will consume the full bar. If your timing is precise, you will be able to perform these various moves, 'cancel' out of them (meaning: moving immediately as you execute the attack), and immediately perform another special move for a special combo.

   Capcom promises wild special attacks, called Ultra Moves that summon cinematic camera angles to show your character unleashing fury on the opponent, and we can't wait to see them. Additionally, while we'll get to revisit some of our favorite locales from past Street Fighter games, we'll also be treated to a host of new ones, as Street Fighter IV will feature a number of never-before-seen newcomers.

   We're extremely excited and eagerly await Street Fighter IV. While we do think there are some questionable visual choices, such as the expressions fighters make when being attacked, we doubt these things will be very noticeable when actually playing the game. With so much time in development, Street Fighter IV is sure to come out polished, especially since it'll hit arcades way before it appears on your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If you're wondering when SFIV arcade cabs will arrive, it'll be this July.

   Until then, stay posted for more info. We're hoping Capcom announces the console ports for a 2008 release.

4/23/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 2:00:47 PM

I really want this game, i still have 3rd strike. I love the classic characters being back, Sagat is the man. Although i also hope Fei Long makes his return as well. Thanx for the much wanted update PSX

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K Phantom
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 10:20:33 PM

*having an epiphany* Huuuh? and I thought Fighting genre was dead for good. oh well, Great news for fightin lovers thou, me, not so much.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 11:10:09 PM

I guess that would explain why you thought the fighting genre was dead, then, Phantom. Cause Virtua Fighter 5 and Tekken 5: DR were really good games and Tekken 6 will be as well. The fighting genre ain't goin' away that easily.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @ 11:30:17 PM

Fighters need to come back. That's a part of my childhood I'll never forget.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 11:17:33 AM

I was a little iffy on this one, since street fighter vs snk and that other crap one that was set in a 3d ring...but this article has a spark of hope in it. Im excited.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ 6:46:19 PM

Idk i thought SF vs SNK 2 was a great game with a good selection of characters. The fighting genre is most definitely not dead. Then again i live in a small microcosm of the world so i cant say for sure but I play fighting games religiously with friends. 2D's especially. Arcana Heart just got released, the new KoF is on its way, Street Fighter HD, Blaze Blue are all in development and those are just 2D games.

Like i said, the fighting genre isnt going anywhere.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 5:11:41 PM

wow, street fighter meets Tekken... ooooooooo kkkkkkkkk.

They really need to stop the madness and go back to the old SF2 style. 3rd strike sucked goat nuts, and all proceeding, including those alpha ones... the characters started to feel stiff, etc.

What I'd REALLY like to see them bring back would be the Marvel vs Capcom series... now THOSE were tight! Even the Xmen vs StreetFighter ones they did.

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Monday, June 16, 2008 @ 7:20:50 PM

Soul Calibur 4 Tekken 6 Street Fighter 4 Mortal Kombat VS DC = PS3 Goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only the best on the PS3 no doubt.

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