SSF4 Arcade Edition coming this summer


That’s right. Capcom has gotten a whole new look on itself. They were a little unsure of Street Fighter IV at first. It was like a glob of wet clay with plenty of cracks. Then the fan nature called, and Super Street Fighter IV answered, filling in all the drab cracks that made it a masterpiece. I guess the Dimps-Capcom team thought that it just wasn’t enough. So now they’ve put their innovation to the test…and the Arcade Edition was born.

Some old-school Hongkongese fighters from SF3, Yun (left) and Yang, rebooted for the Arcade Edition.

The SSF4 series is still at its best in rebooting, like doing so for the pictured Yun and Yang. Think of this that sets them apart besides their couture: Yun’s a skater, but Yang’s more of a rollerblader. Back in April 2010, producer Yoshinori Ono announced that there would be an arcade version. Currently, Evil Ryu (Street Fighter Alpha 2) and the brand-new Oni have been announced as playable bad guys. A couple of play tests were handled in numerous arcades as well as during the SF4 finals at Tougeki Super Battle Opera. Shortly after the release, pictures showing debug 360 achievements with various AE characters were leaked, implying a console release in the future. Evil Ryu was officially announced as playable on March 25, 2011, and Oni was released two weeks later on April 8. It’s planned for a June 7 release for the 360, and the PS3 as online DLC and media 4 weeks later, on June 28. The Replay Channel from SSF4 is getting bumped up a notch. Now players can distribute their replays, follow others’ recent games, and view a special channel featuring proficient players. It has also been announced that a PC version is due for release in July, including a benchmark computer test, and making use of Games for Windows Live.

Oni (left) and Evil Ryu...AE's villainous hidden bosses.

Check out a taste of what to expect from Arcade Edition if you don’t know of it already:

“Yun and Yang’s Ultras”

“Yun and Yang Trailer”

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So if you want to unleash your inner warrior (and you own a PS3 or Xbox 360), invest in the Arcade Edition for just $39.99 when it hits stores July 28! And to me, that’s cheaper than most titles GameStop sell.

Goodbye for now, and if you still check out our channel‏, we plan to update as soon as possible when we get AE! ;)

- Sam :D