Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Announced

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
In an announcement at Captivate, Capcom has continued its trend of releasing "updated" editions of their Street Fighter games with the official announcement of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

First and foremost, the game will feature four new fighters: Evil Ryu, Oni, Yun and Yang. Secondly, Capcom has revealed an Updated Replay Channel with the following features:

* Replay Follower: Be able to follow up to 5 separate player replays making it easier to find your favorite players’ latest replay.

* My Channel Advanced: Allows players to distribute their replay data to up to 50 players.

* Elite Channel: Watch replay data from elite players who have a rating of 3000PP or more.
Finally, the new release will also feature "all-new balancing" to further refine the gameplay.

The most exciting development surrounding this announcement is that Capcom has made the magnanimous decision to give gamers a variety of options on how to purchase the new content. The first way is, of course, a new, retail edition which Amazon currently has priced at $39.99. The retail disc is scheduled to be released "near the end of June". The second procurement method is a DLC bundle that will hit worldwide on June 7th and cost 1200 MSP.

Capcom was also gracious enough to release some pictures of Evil Ryu in action... note the lack of goatee.

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And, finally, the coverart for the retail release

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Again, the DLC bundle for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will hit Xbox LIVE on June 7th with the retail disc version available later in the month.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.