Originally by Ricardo Torres
Okay, Street Fighter IV can't get here quick enough. We've been having a good old time beating each other up, like you do with a Street Fighter game, but we've recently had the chance to do it with a little more style. Capcom got us a save file that let us try out alternate costumes for the crew. We took some footage to let you all get a look at some of them.
As you can see, the costumes run the range from "blah" to pretty cool. We're fans of Chun-Li's homage to Mai Shiranui, Zangief's Haggar inspired threads, and Guile's tribute to Charlie. We're less happy about Ryu's "fightin' hobo" look as well as the large bows worn by Gouki, Gouken, and E. Honda. Ken's gold chain, fur collar, and sneaker ensemble is kind of a head scratcher too. Anyone looking at the movies should note this is a near final version of the game with a few quirks, hence the "you did not earn a trophy" message popping up. I don't think the final game will blatantly chip away at your self esteem--well, with text. At the higher levels of difficulty Street Fighter IV's AI will most definitely get you questioning your skills. As for how you get the costumes, Capcom is choosing to be mysterious and keeping quiet about whether the costumes are unlockable or downloadable content (which, if they are, we're hoping is either super cheap or free) so we'll see how this plays out. In the meantime, enjoy.