SSFIV arcade character details imminent

Game's assistant producer teases upcoming "hints" about arcade version's updated roster.

Source: A translation of the Japanese-language Super Street Fighter IV blog from news site Andria Sang.

What we heard: Capcom's presence at Japan's annual Amusement Machine Operators' Union show--a dealer-oriented event focusing on upcoming arcade games--has been growing rapidly in recent years, spurred by the renewed interest in fighting games and the publisher's July 2008 release of Street Fighter IV in Japanese arcades.

Who will join the ranks in the arcade version of SSFIV?

This year's show--from September 9 to 11--is set to be just as big for Capcom. While the publisher announced an arcade version of Super Street Fighter IV for Japan earlier this year, details on the new character roster have been few to date.

According to a translation from Japanese news site Andria Sang, SSFIV assistant producer Tomoaki Ayano hinted that more details on the arcade version's new characters could come by the end of the week on the game's official blog. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu is also slated to run a semi-reveal in next week's issue, although Ayano said he'd update the game's blog with more hints.

The official story: Capcom to date has not stated whether SSFIV will be at Amusement Machine Operators' Union show next month.

Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus that new characters will be added to the arcade version; however, whether or not more details on who they are will actually be revealed by next week remains to be seen.

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gbrading
gbrading moderator

Seems likely that they would want to add more characters to the roster.

haris9211
haris9211

I forgot their names, but the two twins should get in. Can someone help me with their names?

Newager
Newager

Hugo isn't gonna make it in, any character who has had themselves posted on one of the background stages wouldn't come out. think about it. back in pocket fighter did any of the character that was not absent on the background selectable? Hugo is a big no no he's already on the background carrying some building materials. Alex? might be in it although I sense SSF4 has too many pure grapplers already besides the hybrid grappler so they're not gonna be adding anymore unless its another hybrid grappler or person with speed / fireball that appeal more to the mainstream. And you know why I have a feeling they dont mind adding new chars? they do it for SF Vs Tekken anyway. The engine's the same... the design is there, the scripts are there so they chuck them in...

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

They should add me as a character. I'd whoop some ass.

Links24
Links24

@blastermaster2k2 i have no idea why you mentioned for them to add ex characters if you want commercial failure ex was a failure. SF3 i think was the best street fighter in my opinion. the art style was a major improvement and it played smoother and better the SF2 just because it has a couple of weird wtf characters and the parry added to the mechanics doesnt mean it sucks. my only dissapointment about the addition of characters in SSFIV was no alex so hopefully they pull him in there.

Aravesque
Aravesque

@blastmaster2k2 Quit with the hate, you've probably bought SSFIV like the rest of us, because it really was Worth the money.... unlike a certain other fighter that came out this year *cough* Blazblue *Cough*

AlmightyMax
AlmightyMax

Christ, there are like 44 characters already in SSFIV and I've only figured out how to use two or three of them with anything resembling skill. New guys is the last thing I need right now!

bbdieseal111
bbdieseal111

I want them for free please, 100$ is enough money for you Capcom.

cathorse
cathorse

As for new chars I really dont care id prefer new ip's to old ones in particular cause the 3S chars fitted in quite bad. As for shin/evil/gay ryu havent we had enough of them online? Of the old cast Hugo and alex probobly fit in better athough i'd like to see oro

cathorse
cathorse

If they could also patch buffs and nerfs id be happy. I think most people would be happy if they smacked Ryu aroun with a nerf bat it might lead to less ryus online =p. Doubtful though. Maybe though they could buff makoto by giving her a decent armour break or some super armour someplace.

zaiwen
zaiwen

i dont giva sht who or how many characters they add.. capcom could add the rest of the alpha & ex series & some more from SF3.. after all, the more the merrier.. ..oh yea, add evil versions too

Auction_Sniper
Auction_Sniper

As an avid arcade gamer (They still exist where Iive), this is good to see. I'm hoping that The new Tekken and Street Fighter games will see an arcade release before hitting the consoles too.

Mr_Manikin52
Mr_Manikin52

For the one thousandth time Capcom add in Alex!

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. Hopefully console access to the additional characters will only require a download and not a disc purchase.

IgotNDskillz
IgotNDskillz

An arcade cabinet? Fantastic :) An arcade cabinet of SSFIV? not :( I really was disappointed with this game when it was released. The fighting feels just like Street Fighter II, it's fun, but really stiff. The players movements aren't loose at all. That's why I love Street Fighter III. It's fast paced and the motion and art of the game is beautiful.

gbyd
gbyd

Anyone (plural?) out of these characters will do just fine; Alex, Rolento, Birdie, Sodom, Q, Yun/Yang, Rainbow Mika, Volcano Rosso, Shadowgeist, Doctine Dark, Jack, Kairi, or Garuda.

TheArcade
TheArcade

All I want is Elena, Rainbow Mika, and Karen and the game is perfect.

wonzan
wonzan

This should cure my slight tiredness of the game and get me firmly entrapped within its claws again! Hmmmm maybe thats not a good thing :S lol

Kid_Black_Star
Kid_Black_Star

Sullkmania Alex Karin Huego elena Mika And new costumes please

veno98
veno98

i reckon its gonna b Mika rolento Karin Sean Alex and elena

t0taldj
t0taldj

I smell a turbo edition

nuke45
nuke45

evil ryu or really new characters???? waiting....

Moeez
Moeez

shin akuma!!!!!!!!!!!! I want him on the roster

Fed__X
Fed__X

@pablopej chuck would then only bow to bruce (feilong). ;p

Piratehooks
Piratehooks

I say put Sodom in from SFA & Final Fight. Itd be cool to see him in SSF4.

TheEternalGamer
TheEternalGamer

Since the continuum is completely out the window on this one... Shin Ryu.

netswisha16
netswisha16

Alex, Karin, R.Mika and Evil Ryu. Hands down best SF ever.

X-RS
X-RS

rainbow mika + rolento + alex = a VERY happy me!

bennae66
bennae66

its highly likely it will be dlc. and ooohh yes, i will be getting it

Pete5506
Pete5506

I would love to get a Street Fighter Arcade machine, and I would love to see some of the 3rd Strike Characters come back

Gen007
Gen007

Can it be DLC this time please?

ahpuck
ahpuck

@Neosonic23 My thoughts exactly. I really miss going to arcade on weekend to challenge people at street fighter, mortal kombat, Tekken and virtual fighter. those were some fun days.

pablopej
pablopej

they should add Chuck Norris.. O.o

Neosonic23
Neosonic23

If Only the US arcades were still around...

coaltango
coaltango

who cares about the arcade version we need this for the PC

2sweet316
2sweet316

I know my friend has been b*****n for months that they should have added Alex and Hugo from 3rd Strike. Maybe he'll finally get his wish if this is true.

lionclaw20
lionclaw20

Any more of the 3rd strike characters would cool.

RoOodriGowW
RoOodriGowW

They better release these effin' characters through DLC .

currentlemon
currentlemon

Didn't Ono say that SSFIV is the last SFIV game. This is just a small update and the characters will probably be DLC for consoles. Besides the only place were a lot of people playing this in arcades is Japan and maybe Arcade Infinity in California, the only arcade I know that does ranbats in the US. And probably some character balancing as well.

Barighm
Barighm

I didn't think anyone played arcade machines anymore. I say that because I just don't see them anywhere. When I do, they're very old games and the guy probably has the thing running in hopes it will eventually be paid off.

fetusfart18
fetusfart18

@PatchMaster, And shortly after that releases, we'll get the Super Street Fighter IV Turbo HD Remix version. Sad thing is....I'd probably still buy that >_>

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

As long as the new characters are not cheap/very fast fighters and will come as DLC for the home version. its all good to me!