The Street Fighter series has had many updates and version changes in its 23 year history. With the highly successful Street Fighter IV being released last year, Capcom wanted to do more with the series.
With all of the information being leaked out gradually until its April 27th release date, Super Street Fighter IV adds new characters, modes and tweaks to its iconic title.
The original character list from Street Fighter IV had 25 combatants in it. Super Street Fighter IV? 35. I can't remember the last time that a SF game had this many characters since Street Fighter Alpha 3.
Currently, there are 9 new confirmed characters for SSFIV with one new unconfirmed character. Now, here are your new challengers!
Dudley - Returning from Street Fighter III: New Generation. Adon - Returning from Street Fighter Alpha. Juri - Brand new character for Super Street Fighter IV. Dee Jay - Returning from Super Street Fighter II. T. Hawk - Returning from Super Street Fighter II. Makoto - Returning from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Guy - Returning from Street Fighter Alpha. Cody - Returning from Street Fighter Alpha 3. Ibuki - Returning from Street Fighter III: New Generation.
The only unconfirmed character as of now is Hakan; a new character for Super Street Fighter IV.
In addition, characters will now have a third set of costumes to wear as opposed to two in the previous installment. Rival battles (battles that are specific for a character's storyline) for all characters are now confirmed in this installment. Also, Endless Battle (fight a rotating group of players until you lose) and Team Battle (Four 2 on 2 battles) will be included in SSFIV, with a Tournament Mode to follow possibly as DLC (downloadable content). The Bonus Stages will make a comeback as well. Finally, all existing characters will have various tweaks to them.
So far, I am very excited for SSFIV. The recent additions of Makoto, Dudley and Ibuki further solidified my reasoning for getting this wonderful title. With all of the recent additions being made, it will be impossible to pass up Capcom's latest version of the Street Fighter IV.
Are you ready to throw some punches when Super Street Fighter IV hits stores April 27th?
Dudley, Makoto & Ibuki Confirmed! - Shoryuken.com
Everything you wanted to know about SSFIV! - Shoryuken.com
Guy vs. Juri Video:
Release Date: April 27th, 2010 Publisher: Capcom Developer: Dimps/Capcom MSRP: $39.99 Platforms: XBOX 360 & PlayStation 3