Street Fighter IV confirmed for consoles this winter

Capcom confirms that its hard-fighting sequel is coming this winter, 'on track' for near-simultaneous EU and US releases.

When details of Street Fighter IV first emerged late in 2007, Capcom quickly warned that the game was "more than a year away" from being ready for home consoles. When it hit Japanese arcades midway through 2008, there was still no firm news on the release, save rumours that it wouldn't be out until the end of 2009.

In August the producer of the upcoming Street Fighter movie The Legend of Chun Li let slip that SFIV's release would coincide with his movie, but this was never officially confirmed by Capcom. Talking to GameSpot today, Capcom still didn't confirm the movie date tie-in but did say that the game was "definitely" coming this winter and that Europe could expect to see the much-anticipated game "at roughly the same time as the US."

Street Fighter IV is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and all the features from the arcades--including the new unlockable outfits--will be coming to consoles, according to a Capcom representative at TGS earlier this month. As well as the arcade roster, the versions for consoles include Sakura, Dan, Fei Long, and Cammy. Capcom has also said that the new nonplayable boss characters from the arcade will make the transition to consoles as playable characters. One of these, Akuma/Gouki, was playable on the PS3 and Xbox 360 at the Tokyo Game Show, and you can read GameSpot's impressions of that here, along with more information about Sakura

The game will be making a rare playable appearance in the UK during the London Games Festival at the Eurogamer Expo next week and will feature 2D fighting with a 3D art style, going back to the series' roots after a number of abortive attempts to move it into full 3D. It will also be playable at the MCM Expo at ExCel in London this weekend.

GameSpot will also bring you more on the console versions of Street Fighter IV as the release nears and all the new characters are revealed.

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63 comments
edflinkinp
edflinkinp

I really don't understand why Gamespot keeps having a "Street Fighter IV PC Version" entry when this information hasn't been confirmed anywhere else, as you guys read on this very article, it says "Street Fighter IV is coming to the PlayStation 3 AND Xbox 360" .. Where's the PC Version then? I'd really love it if this game would come out for PC but I don't want Gamespot to play with us.. So what's the truth here? I also checked CAPCOM's website and can't see the "PC DVD" logo anywhere.. GS please don't give us false hopes.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

man this is bitter sweet. good that i can get my hands on this game without waiting in line for it @ my local arcade (super arcade in walnut,ca). bitter because i'm dead broke and there are way 2 many games out there right now that i want

Ovirew
Ovirew

Been excited about this game for a while now, and I hope it becomes as popular as SF2. Bout time this series got some love.

megaman122788
megaman122788

i wonder if the collector's edition will include the Chun-Li movie too

Gohansephiroth
Gohansephiroth

looks great, and capcom seems to be doing everything right with there best franchises lately, like RE5, MegaMan 9, Bionic commando rearmed, and of coarse street fighter. The coming year should be pretty good for them.

vuxnut
vuxnut

I seriously can't wait this.

xxZiggyxx
xxZiggyxx

this better be worth the wait...

fedejico
fedejico

Yeah, I'm absolutely looking forward to playing this title on my PC. I hope Capcom keeps releasing good titles for that platform.

The_Freeman
The_Freeman

Is this date valid for PC as well?? I hope it is!! Devil May Cry 4 was and is a FANTASTIC game on the PC. I hope they make it so with SF 4 as well.

Aries03
Aries03

sooooooooo many questions,but the biggest one still is the release date.. coming this winter is not good enough,we need date's people.

daveg1
daveg1

didnt we already know this???

brunorr
brunorr

Will it have online matches? Where is the pc version? Chun-li on the cover? Why not Akuma crushing someone else' skull? so many questions...

xxZiggyxx
xxZiggyxx

Did they really had to say winter and not mention the exact release date? winter can be from December to March!!! release it already!

Bigboss232
Bigboss232

what so soon good job capcom but can it beat down gears 2 will shall soon see.

jiggster147
jiggster147

One of the reasons I bought a ps3...for everything else theres my 360 :)

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

crikey - there's so many great games coming this winter.... I'm supposed to be saving for a wedding(!) I've already got Fallout, Dead Space, LBP, Saints Row 2, GoW 2 and Far Cry 2 in my "absolutely must buy" lost, and now this.... My Mrs will be none too happy after christmas this year ha ha ha

lime_93
lime_93

akuma is comin soon i cant wait for street fighter

Rust_Stiletto
Rust_Stiletto

doubledareus That's why Nintendo is coming out with Wii 2, although Nintendo is first place in console sales they're missing out on lots of nexgen games.

ibanezdropd
ibanezdropd

the wii version would have to be severely downgraded... not that there is anything wrong with that, but capcom has issues with progress... it took them many many years to learn to count.. do you really want them to regress now?

doubledareus
doubledareus

I'm sorry! Is the Wii not considered a console? I don't see how Capcom can't tweak it so that we can play it on the Wii! Resident Evil 4 was awesome on the Gamecube and perfected on the Wii! Okami did ok on PS2 and fantastic on the Wii! So why shaft us on Street Fighter 4? Damn you Capcom!

shinspikes
shinspikes

Whoa! Changin the schedule from a year away to this winter, thats insane. I don't know any other highly anticipated game that has ever done this. Hopefully it isn't all buggy and glitchy.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Oh man, I need a release date. Can't wait to get this.

eetz
eetz

ooo this is good.i get this on ps3

navstar29
navstar29

Tekken isnt here ... and i need a good fighting game, SCIV and VF5 dont cut it. Street Fighter, here i come!

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i will get this on 360. even if i do get a ps 3 in the mean time cause i think playstation pads are horrible for beat em ups that stupid spilt in the d pad just does not cut it when it comes to fighting games like street fighter.

majere613
majere613

Hmm, a thought occurs. They revealed Sakura at TGS, in Japan. Now we have the London game expo coming up- maybe a look at Cammy? I know it's a reach, but it's a possibility :)

Sw0rDMaN
Sw0rDMaN

Cant wait to try this! Ive been a SF Fan since the 90's ;)

dragonbattousai
dragonbattousai

Probably will buy this for the PS3 since I use the 360 for most of the FPS because the controller feels comfortable to use for those while the PS3 lacks that feel, but has the perfect feel for platforming and fighting games.

tuddle-fo
tuddle-fo

Sorry to be Mr. Scrooge, but I bet it will be delayed. Probably because they'll try their best to have a good on-line experience, but will ultimately fail.

9mmSpliff
9mmSpliff

um_wut, you are a moron. sorry to say. Not renting it cause of the cover....lol.

Paladin_King
Paladin_King

yeah, i'm surprised Chun Li is on the cover, but it makes sense if it really is supposed to coincide with that dude's movie. But seriously Wut, are you really not even going to play it due to a COVER? I hope you're joking. Anyway, good news. Game is coming much earlier than I thought it would. This and Killzone make February a good month...provided Killzone doesn't flop again.

Um_Wut
Um_Wut

Chun Li on the cover? Gimme a Break. Put either Ryu, Ken or Guile on it, or I'm not even gonna rent it. Enda story.

YTP_1991
YTP_1991

SFIV IS GONNA ROCK!!!! would be better if we had a exact realease tho :(

BarNone101
BarNone101

haha "will feature 2D fighting with a 3D art style, going back to the series' roots after a number of abortive attempts to move it into full 3D." i mean why even say that? why cant u just say "featuring street fighter 4.."

hobotech64
hobotech64

Shoryucan't tell us the release date?

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Wow. Now I'm gonna have to spend even more money this X-mas.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

It's about time, but man, exact date... PLEASE!

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

still in release window of chun li movie (out feb.) this is more of a confirmation of what I was expecting the release to be anyways. A bit close to RE5's release though so this may end up pushed back to April or something - we'll see.

lucebuce
lucebuce

what about the PC man ? i thought i was coming for the PC

Tony_Atak
Tony_Atak

Just give us an exact date already people! can't stand all this "winter, tba, first quarter, blah,blah, blah..." That being said this to me looks like its going to be one of the best and most played games in my collection for a long long time.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

did anyone NOT think this was coming to consoles? did we really need a confirmation other than a release date? seriously?

otanikun
otanikun

I'm still not rock solid on this, pardon my claims but it looks just like another updated version of SF II, with attacks, look and stages; maybe I'm not looking at the right stuff.

jazilla
jazilla

man i am having 7-11 flashbacks from 1991. those were the halcyon days before the www. now all i see are console wars on forums. what happened to the days of, "that game is good, i am gonna play it."?