What we heard: Last year, Capcom released the first details of the Japanese arcade edition of Super Street Fighter IV, announcing the sibling pair of Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III would be added to the game. The publisher followed that up by adding two more characters to the roster: Evil Ryu and Oni, an amped-up version of Akuma. Unfortunately, Capcom has been cagey about whether or not these characters would ever make the leap to consoles.
Hope for that faded earlier today when Andria Sang published a report based on an article in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. According to the blog, Ono told the magazine there were no plans to bring the characters to consoles, as some of them were overpowered, and the developers had tried their best to keep the console playing field level.
However, Ono rekindled optimism for a console conversion of the arcade characters shortly after. When one Twitter user asked if it was true that the arcade upgrades for Super Street Fighter IV would be skipping the consoles, Ono replied, "Over my dead body!! It all right!" When another fan asked for news of a console port given that Ono's latest project, Super Street Fighter IV 3D for the 3DS, has launched in Japan, the developer simply asked people to wait until after the game launches in the US and Europe as well.
It's clear that Ono wants the extra characters to make their way to consoles, and Super Street Fighter IV fans no doubt want the same thing. But given his statement to Weekly Famitsu that there are no plans at the moment, it would appear Capcom has not yet committed to it. Capcom's heavily hyped Marvel vs. Capcom 3 did just arrive on shelves, and the publisher could be reluctant to do anything that would diminish the community that title is building, such as giving Super Street Fighter IV fans a reason to stick with their old favorite instead of picking up the new release.
The official word: Capcom representatives had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.
Bogus or not bogus? Looking not bogus that the extra characters will eventually hit the console Super Street Fighter IV in some form.