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Scheduled release date:

Spring 2010

Publisher:

Capcom

Developer:

Capcom

Number Of Players:

1-2 (8 Online)

Genre:

Genre

Sometimes it's nice when the game industry still has that old-school feeling to it. It always brings me back to a more nostalgic state of mind. With the rebirth of fighting games and the genre altogether, Capcom also decided to bring back a bit of tradition. That tradition being the release of updated Street Fighters. Just like the Street Fighter games that preceded Street Fighter IV, Capcom is gearing up to release, what was originally planned to be downloadable content, as one full game, with a lower price-tag.

The addition of a few downloadable extra characters was originally in store for Street Fighter IV, but that instead turned out to be a major overhaul and update, and so we're getting Super Street Fighter IV instead. Considering that we're looking at a price-tag of anywhere between $30-40, once you see the amount of features Capcom plans to add, you may find yourself quite excited for this all new SFIV update.

Of course, the first and most important thing with an update to a fighting game is always the additions made to the roster. At over 20 fighters, SFIV was already plentiful in that regard, but because the franchise is so rich, there were still a number of key characters that were missing, and fans made no reservations about voicing their complaints. So for Super SFIV, T.Hawk and Dee Jay have been added to complete the original Street Fighter II-series cast. Joining them will be a number of Street Fighter III and Alpha characters and two all new characters. Now we know that the new characters are Hakan and Juri (likely translated to Juli for American and European release), as Capcom has confirmed that much, giving us a total of four confirmed fighters. But, Capcom has yet to comment on which Street Fighter III and Alpha characters would appear.

Now, weeks ago an alleged fact sheet leaked online, and so far it's been pretty accurate with what Super SFIV would feature. That same fact sheet listed the following SFIII and Alpha fighters as playable: Dudley, Ibuki, Makoto, Adon, Cody, and Guy. Because Capcom has told us there will be eight fighters added to Super SFIV, we know that at least two of those SFIII characters will not make it over. But, Super SFIV producer Yoshinori Ono states that it could be more than eight total fighters, all depending on the fan reaction. To us, that implies they are currently working on all of the SFIII/Alpha fighters listed, but may cut two out of the packaged game if need be, and save it for DLC. So, who knows, maybe Super SFIV will get the DLC that SFIV never did. It's all up in the air. Point is, you have a rough idea of who to expect.

The SFIII fighters are said to have been molded to fit the SFIV universe and mechanics. So that means no more picking between one super and using it exclusively for a match. Fighters will have their SFIII Super Arts split into one Super and two Ultras. The exception here is Gen, who is said to have four Ultras, because of his two fighting styles. Sakura is expected to finally get her missing Shinkuu Hadoken as a Super, and other fighters will be given Air Ultras, as well. In fact, and this is according to both Capcom and the alleged fact-sheet, a good number of fighters will be seeing new or updated moves, supers and ultras - the "fact-sheet" says Guile, Zangief, Rufus, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Gouken, and Sagat are some of those characters.

Even better is the alleged return of Bonus Stages, which has had a lot of people very excited. It would be quite a bit of fun to destroy a car or kick some barrels in an all new SF game like Super SFIV, so we really hope these sources that have leaked the info are credible. Super SFIV is also said to feature an all new mechanic called "Tadan Saving", but that has not been confirmed, yet. Lastly, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono also stated improvements and upgrades made to the online system that they can't talk about just yet.

In the SF universe, Super Street Fighter IV's story takes place one year after the events of SFIV. The game is expected to ship Spring 2010 for a price that should be considerably cheaper than a standard $60 game. Our money's on $39.99. There will be no cross-compatibility between SFIV and Super SFIV, since they are running considerably different mechanics and setups. Also, Capcom says they have a very special surprise in store for owners of Street Fighter IV as an incentive to not sell their copies.

10/9/2009 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (20 posts)

Dealnightfire
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 6:53:31 PM
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I can't wait

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Metal Head
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 7:11:00 PM
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Fighting genre hasn't change much since Tekken 3 and Soul Caliber were released. I was a big fan of street fighter, but they keep on releasing the same game over and over again.

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:02:54 PM

Erroneous statement

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therabbitkinge
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 7:26:14 PM
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Man fighters are making a comeback in a big way ^_^ granted im disappointed with some of these late additions im am damn proud to yell fighters are my fave game genre once again ^_^

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:04:43 PM

Yes! This is the kind of attitude true fighting fans should have!

I'm glad Soul Calibur's still around, Blazblue's here and makes it all interesting. Virtua Fighter, being the deepest 3D fighter, great to see it staying great. Super Smash Bros Brawl, etc.

Great time to be a fighting games fan!

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napoleon85
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:06:17 PM
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Dang! There will be two Mexican characters now. That's funny, we get considered for cool things very seldom and Capcom actually found something appealing in our culinary arts and ancient civilizations. Seems like immigration issues are affecting the game industry as well lol... Uhhhh... wait, why does T. Hawk dresses like an American indian and yet he's Mexican?

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Thunder Hawk
Monday, October 12, 2009 @ 5:36:15 AM

are you serious?
first of all.most of the Indians live in Mexico and some at the rest of the Latin America.just for History lessons.secondly these are Indian clothes that they are wearing the Indian heroes and third T.Hawk wears these clothes since for ever.since Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers.
pls think before you say something.

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:08:09 PM
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@Arnold,

Cody, Guy, and Adon are part of Street Fighter Alpha not SFIII. Though technically Cody and Guy are from Final Fight, while Adon's from Street Fighter 1.

Can't wait to get this beauty!

Just like when I got Alpha2 and then got a beauty in Alpha3.

Non-fighting games fans think this is "milking."

Consider that most fighting games do this, improved versions (balancing out characters), and adding more content is important to the fighting genre.

By the way, new stages will be added, as well as new soundtracks, really psyched to see which new stages they come up with.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 11:53:52 PM

Scarecrow: Dammit, good catch, man. Edit will be made now. Thumbed you up, don't know how I let that slip - I have all of the games sitting right here too.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:40:52 PM
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@Scarecrow

The stages always have me excited I always use the stages my characters live in for every fight and I swear it gives me a power boost lmao!

And thanks man this is the age for fighters and damnit it always has been!

And when I think about it the fact that we can have these kinds of updates and have them be so substantial to us fighters is a great revelation for this gen in gaming ^_^

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therabbitkinge
Friday, October 09, 2009 @ 8:42:21 PM
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@Scarecrow

BTW my psn ID is the same as my post name "therabbitkinge" add me and I'll be damn sure to challenge you to a match sometime ^_^

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Scarecrow
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 12:17:32 AM

Aye aye! Will add you man, will be an honor to face ya.

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 4:37:07 AM
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Sweet. Damm the improvements make it worth a full-games price. . . Day one purchase here. If they operate like EA. Anyway, When's spring of 2010 @ that side?

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Scarecrow
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 11:36:03 AM

Same as in the US :)
Sadly Spring lasts 'till like early June if I'm right

They said they want to release it as early in Spring as possible.

I'm guessing an April-May release.

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frylock25
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 5:56:14 AM
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someone get scarecrow a towel he may have made a mess after reading this ;)

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therabbitkinge
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 10:16:50 AM
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Lol nah the towels for the pixelated blood left in scarecrow's wake

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redman479
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 10:42:58 AM
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I'll pass, Street Fighter IV then Super Street Fighter IV. What's next Ultimate Street Fighter IV? Get my point?

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Scarecrow
Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 11:39:21 AM

Tekken 5
Tekken Dark Ressurection
Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion

Guilty Gear
Guilty Gear X
Guilty Gear XX
Guilty Gear: Judgment
Guilty Gear
Guilty Gear X Series/Revisions
Guilty Gear XX Series/Revisions
Guilty Gear Portable Series
Other Guilty Gear Games/Spinoffs
Guilty Gear 2

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, October 11, 2009 @ 12:55:36 AM
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Holy f**king f**kballs looking at all that puts my purchases into perspective... I've blown entire salaries on my fighting game needs... someone hold me T^T lmao

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 12:52:33 PM
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This looks awesome, got to get my fighting fixed again for this game.

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