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Street Fighter IV

Platform(s): Arcade, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom

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'Street Fighter IV' (ALL) Pins Down PC Date

by Rainier on May 11, 2009 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

Street Fighter IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter II, and infusing them with Capcom's latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

Everything that made the legendary Street Fighter II a hit in the arcades, living rooms and dormitories across the globe has been brought back in Street Fighter IV. Players will be able to play their favorite classic characters, such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile, along with new characters, including Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the gameplay system. Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over.

The all new “Street Fighter IV” has the unmistakable feel of a 2D fighting game and is jam-packed with beloved characters from previous iterations. Beautiful graphics only capable with the newest game consoles, combined with various new additions to the combat system has created a title can be enjoyed by both fighting game and “Street Fighter” fans alike. As a bonus, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions boast an array of additional characters.

Beginning last year, Capcom has continued to move ahead with its “Street Fighter” 20th anniversary project through successive releases of new arcade machines, console games, and various events such as the “Street Fighter IV National Tournament”. In addition, under its “Single Content Multiple Usage” strategy, Capcom will release the Hollywood movie “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” on February 28th, 2009. The movie was developed in order to help rebuild the “Street Fighter” brand by drawing in new fans and reinvigorating fans of old. In fruition of its policies, Capcom has achieved the feat of breaking the two million copy mark despite the economic crisis with this first iteration of the “Street Fighter” series in 11 years.

Features:

  • 3D environments and characters
  • Traditional "2D" Street Fighter six-button gameplay
  • Classic Street Fighter characters re-imagined for a new generation of gamers, including the original cast of Street Fighter II
  • New brawlers: female super-spy Crimson Viper, lucha libre wrestler El Fuerte, mixed martial artist Abel and more!
  • New special moves that go beyond any Street Fighter fan's wildest imagination, including Focus Attacks, Super Combos, and the revenge-fueled Ultra Combo system.
  • Amazing locations never seen before in a Street Fighter game
  • New gameplay elements provide challenges for both newcomers as well as the most seasoned Street Fighter pro.

Capcom's Street Fighter IV is currently available on PS3, Xbox 360, while the PC version is scheduled for July 7, 2009, at retail for either $60 (bundle includes a SFIV-branded MadCatz Fight Pad) or various digital download locations ($39.99) such as Capcom's estore, Steam, GamersGate, Impulse, Metaboli, Gametap, Nvidia.com and others...


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