Oct 4, 2009

Super Street Fighter IV...Are You In?

By Andrew Shin

When Street Fighter IV was released earlier this year, it did so to the delight of hordes of Street Fighter fans all over the world - both hardcore and casual fans of the series. The game is a true evolution and a big step forward when compared its predecessors.

Recently at the Tokyo Game Show, Capcom announced plans to release Super Street Fighter IV in Spring of 2010. I fully expected the possibility of a new iteration of Street Fighter IV when the game first came out...after all, history has demonstrated this is Capcom's moniker with the series. All that aside, many questions arise. What's new? What's different? Any improvements? And more importantly, how much?

Capcom confirmed that SSFIV will be released as a new game disc that is separate from SFIV. There will be new content in the form of new characters - 8 is the number at the moment. T.Hawk, an old favourite and Juri a new character to the series have been confirmed. Other improvements are said to be in the form of adjustments character balance, new ultra combos to returning characters and enhancements to the online component - possibly a lobby system?


Now all these new features and additions sound nice, but then it comes down the the question of how much. Capcom has stated that it will release the game at a cost below full price. So...again, how much? What does that exactly mean? $20, $30, $40, $50? If it falls within or anywhere near the latter two amounts, I'm really not sure how well this will go over with fans who already own the orginal...even though Capcom has promised that SSFIV will contain a surprise for those who own SFIV.

So here's our Mind Games question to you the reader...especially if you're a current owner of Street Fighter IV.

Will you purchase Super Street Fighter IV when it releases?



10 comments:

Shaun said...

Heck yes I'm getting this.

Anonymous said...

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue was released as "not a complete game" and it ran $39.99. Expect SSF4 to be the same or at the least $30. This is a substantial update, and well worth $40 for another 1+ yr's worth of play. Many games have new iterations every year, see Madden, NBA, MLB, and have far less replay value, plus they are always full price. Kudos to Capcom, I say.

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of these incomplete games they're selling, mostly for the xbox, there are a lot of games that can't be played unless you get the gold membership (team fortress 2 for example) and others that are great games only if you get the update that you have to buy (marvel ultimate alliance) and now with strret fighter they're doing the same thing, they expect people to buy the same game again when they should've brought a sequel or a free update. Just for once I would like to buy a great game and don't have to pay for "extras" or "bonuses".

Paul Hunter said...

I shamefully did not buy SFIV. I will be buying SSFIV though. I won't make the same mistake twice.

Anonymous said...

i think it is a con but cons work because im getin it jus seein dj bck makes me wanna come

Diggedy Dave said...

Why should anything be free?? SF4 came out.. it was an awesome game.. they gave you a champion mode for free that I'm sure kept people plugging away for your $60. I'm not sure what other game you have in your library that has that much re-playablility. So now they made 8 + Characters to add to the game. Made new Ultras, Added new Game play Modes, and basically Revamping the ENTIRE game based on what YOU the customer ASKED for. Now correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I went to the store and ASKED for anything.. I was ASKED in return to PAY for it.
Its good stuff and I'll gladly pay for the work they are putting into it to make a better game.

Clinton said...

I usually have my 2-week love affair with fighting games before I trade them back in. That's the case with SF4 sadly. I'd be tempted to give SSF4 a go purely for the 8 new characters. Iconic as they may be, I've gotten rather bored of the "fab 12" SF2 gang. Even looking at them I have to keep from yawning sometimes. But 8 new fighters? Fresh & cool, sign me up!

Paul Hunter said...

I need an arcade stick, that's what held me back from buying SFIV. I can't play arcade games on a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 pad.

Clinton said...

Yes! An arcade stick is what I need too. So expensive though. I hope Santa Claus or someone benevolent is reading this so I get a sweet surprise on Christmas morning.

An arcade stick, Santa, NOT the official fight pads. Those pads are total fail!

Anonymous said...

finally a korean fighter in the game

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