SFIV hits Japanese consoles in February

Home roster to include additional playable characters Seth, Sakura, Akuma, Gouken, Fei Long, and Dan; PC release window still TBA.

While Capcom fighting fans will get a chance to go hands-on with the Turbo HD Remix edition of Super Street Fighter II later this month, that's just a warm-up for next year's main event: the home version release of Street Fighter IV. The publisher today gave a newly narrowed release window for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, in Japan at least. (The PC version's launch window is still to be announced.)

As reported by Dengeki, Capcom used its Grand Battle Festival at the Shinagawa Intercity Hall to reveal that Street Fighter IV would be available for Japanese consoles in February. More than a straight arcade port, the home version of the game will include a boosted roster of playable characters, including Sakura, Akuma, Gouken, Seth, and the return of vintage fighters Fei Long and Dan.

Capcom also showed off Studio 4C's long-form Street Fighter IV-related anime and showcased the project's cast of voice actors. Directed by Kouji Morimoto, whose animated short "Beyond" was included in The Animatrix, the Street Fighter IV anime will be given away as a preorder bonus for the game.

For more on Street Fighter IV, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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30 comments
tudyniuz
tudyniuz

Looks interesting but this genre is pretty dead.I used to play this type of games all the time but they've lost their appeal...:(

zombey1333
zombey1333

I wanna play it NOW! WHY MUST I WAIT?!?!? Wait, I'm broke right now, anyway. :p

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

I really want this game, can't wait for it to come out

EPaul
EPaul

Yes, Fei Long is in. i hope there's more new characters

wwonka666
wwonka666

I believe they already said SFIV would release with the new movie in North America. Which is currently schedules for February 20th (but I expect it to be pushed back). I can't wait for this game, it looks like SF2 in 3D. If they got the controls right, this is gonna be the best game of 2009.

xxZiggyxx
xxZiggyxx

lol shadowblade99 same here I want my copy too! Capcom likes to make the North Americans wait longer...this sucks

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. A stateside release date would be welcomed information...

shadowblade99
shadowblade99

I don't give a crap when Japan gets their copy. I WANT MY COPY!!!!

Dark_Altron
Dark_Altron

I believe capcom has made up for all those years of abandoning the street fighter series by making this the best yet. This is big. ^-^

CanesThing26
CanesThing26

cant wait. its been a while since a decent fighter fighter's been out.

fedejico
fedejico

I'm preordering the Pc version as soon as it's available. Looking forward to pit Rufus vs. Dan! Clash of the titans!!!

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

I remember counting the days when SFII came to the SNES. I preordered it 4 months ahead, and bruised my fingers when it arrived for weeks. Unfortunately, SFIV is not having the same effect.

Them_Apples
Them_Apples

Good news, but I was hoping to see Cammy, T-Hawk and Dee Jay in the line-up as well.

DiabolicalX
DiabolicalX

wonder if the anime will pick up where the last movie left off, by which I mean Street Fighter 2

blackdragonfist
blackdragonfist

@trinity_rdp this should be good news for anybody who owns a ps3 it's region free remember.

Henninger
Henninger

Good i wuz hoping that Fei Long wuz gonna b in this game. & u get 2 play with Ryu & Ken's master Gouken! Yea this game looks like it might b a good fighter. If the rumor of Gen & Cammy is true then it just makes this game even more a must have.

chechak7
chechak7

wwaaaaaawwa ....daaaam The PC version's is still to be announced ...can't wait

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

great pre-order incentive, like if I need one... can't wait!

KyoValdez
KyoValdez

When the monkeys rise up, SFIII characters will be in SFIV. But for now, I'm not sold on SFIV.

Guzthon
Guzthon

All right. 2009 Capcom will rumble the stores.

trinity_rdp
trinity_rdp

Great news for us with NTSC/J consoles :D

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

This is awesome, hopefully it will come out in the spring of next year. This and RE5, thank you capcom :)

Gohansephiroth
Gohansephiroth

great news its been a long time coming but the wait will be worth it, the game looks awesome

MuscleCarMan
MuscleCarMan

been a while since i was able to put the hurt on with ken. Looking forward to this feb.

Raisuke
Raisuke

Cammy and Gen have also been confirmed (with in-game pics) for the home version.