Super Street Fighter IV strikes April 27

North American release date for revamped version of Capcom fighter confirmed; European debut set for April 30.

Last month, Capcom delayed Lost Planet 2, Monster Hunter Tri, and Super Street Fighter IV into its fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. Now the publisher has revealed it didn't push the titles very far into the year.

Adon is just one of the returning cast members for Super Street Fighter IV.

Capcom this week slated Monster Hunter Tri for an April release and in a Japanese press event confirmed Lost Planet to follow on May 18. It wrapped up the trifecta of release announcements by setting Super Street Fighter IV for April 27 in North America and April 30 in Europe.

Much like Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter IV takes a preexisting game, in this case Super Street Fighter IV, and remixes it primarily by adding new characters. Some of the new cast members have already been revealed, with Super II veterans T. Hawk and Dee Jay making their return to the series and Korean tae kwon do expert Juri appearing for the first time. Other familiar faces include Cody, Guy, and Adon from the Street Fighter Alpha series (and Final Fight, in the case of Cody and Guy).

In addition to extra fighters, Capcom's newest double-dip will feature new ultra combos for every character, enhanced online play, balancing tweaks, and more.

Capcom has also mentioned a bonus it would offer to gamers who purchased the original Street Fighter IV as well as its Super upgrade but has not specified what that would be. For more on Super Street Fighter IV, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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gardnan
gardnan

I really wanted SFIV, but then they announced this. Now I really, really want this, but I'm afraid that as soon as I buy it... POOF... Super Street Fighter IV Turbo

V-Nine
V-Nine

..just spotted Juni and Juli (maybe the other Shadoloo dolls) in the preview for thr OVA. could it be more playable charaters? Given T. Hawk's history with Juli or which ever doll it was...

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

im still quietly hoping that we get some characters from street fighter 3 and /or rival schools. That'd be shweet

Old_Schooler_Dan
Old_Schooler_Dan

Nothing on the remaining four characters? Weren't we promised ten characters? Deejay, T.Hawk, Juri, Adon, Guy, and Cody make six. Where's the rest? WHY is this info taking so long?

ElectricStuff
ElectricStuff

Very very excited for SSFIV! I really wish they would bring back "home stages" and the music that correlates with them. What do you guys think about the absence of home stages in Street Fighter IV thus far?

NejiKusa
NejiKusa

Super street fighter IV is adding so much more, its basically doubling the content.

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

Is it me, or is time going by extremely fast? One minute I'm playing these awesome games and the next minute I heard Super Street Fighter IV is going to be released this April. Wow I really need to catch up on time especially for this year.

dr_satan666
dr_satan666

announce Ibuki and I'll be really happy....

Porcupine_Face
Porcupine_Face

And Capcom probably loves that there are brainless people like you out there that don't realize the value of a dollar.

Porcupine_Face
Porcupine_Face

@ slyfox_28 You are complaining about complainers. You are a self-contradicting tool.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'll wait for super duper turbo deluxe street fighter 4 next year.

jshaas
jshaas

@izmickey... What I meant was that other developers will release a game, and then have DLC on day one. That seems to me that they released the game "incomplete" just so they could make more $$ with the DLC. I'm a huge fan of DLC... when it actually adds something to the game's experience. Your two examples are perfect representations of this. But we also have games like Need For Speed, and Madden that have DLC which allows you to basically skip past the challenge of the game so you can have your stats maxed out right off the bat. Same thing with Tiger Woods PGA Tour. The apples and oranges thing was about Capcom vs. Activision... not DLC.

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

I'll pass - I'll wait for the last iteration of SFIV: Super Duper Street Fighter IV Deluxe Hyper Edition. Unfortunately I'll have to wait another 12-14 iterations to get this. :(

izmickey
izmickey

@jshaas So any game that has DLC are incomplete games? DLC isnt just for incomplete games. Look at some games like LBP for example. That game has tons of DLC but it adds a ton of features that makes the game better. Even Fallout 3 has plenty of DLC, doesnt mean its an incomplete game. Your logic is completely flawed. Look if your fine with buying a game with a few additions every year thats fine, but not everyone likes to do that. If the game is priced over $40 it would be ridiculous, is that worth a couple of new characters and moves? Other games offer more for less as DLC. **you shouldnt use the apples to oranges analogy because i didnt compare DLC in the first place...you did.

slyfox_28
slyfox_28

Some of the people are like a bunch of whining babies and act like your entitled to have your way or nothing else. Grow up, get with the program...etc etc. It's not like this is anything new with Capcom, and guess what....people (including me) are going to buy it anyway regardless of how much you complain. Deal with it.

Aurey
Aurey

Mmmh, I'm curious about the bonus for having both games... sounds interesting. More characters (Juli and Juni), more costumes or what?

jshaas
jshaas

@izmickey... Maybe because Capcom isn't known for turning out "incomplete" games just to put out a bunch of DLC. Capcom has not given us any reason to question them... unlike Activision, their CEO doesn't go around saying things that'll piss everyone that's a gamer off. How many games did Capcom release last year? Two that come to mind are RE5 and SF4... with very little DLC. How many games did Activision release last year? At least 4 GH games, MW2... With tons of DLC. So really you're comparing apples to oranges here.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I hope the bonus includes (but is not limited to) all the alternate costumes. If they add some bonus stages (brick-breaking, car-crushing, etc.) and a tag mode, I'll be more likely to buy this. I already reserved it, but I'll be even more likely than I already am to buy the actual game when it comes out.

izmickey
izmickey

@jshaas Why would you go by what a company says? Its like people believing Activision cant make DLC for GH so they come out with a new one every year because Activision said so. You should follow your own advice.

dovberg
dovberg

I don't get why some magazines don't mention Ibuki aside from no good screen shots(I think famitsu showed a not so clear one with her), it looks like SF4 hinted at her in Fei Long's ending, where did that kunai come from that finished seth?

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

I say again, if they want to add 8 characters and stages every year and charge me $40 every time, i have no problem at all with that. SFIV is the only game in my library that gets accessed more than 3 times a week for over a year. My friends and i play on "Random" character always, and have not even come close to mastering everybody. That being said, the added variety of the new characters is going to be great. Also does anyone know the details of the Replay mode? We'd love to start uploading our best matches to Youtube, that'd be awesome

jshaas
jshaas

@izmickey and everyone that thinks this should've just been DLC... Capcom has already stated that the things being changed for SSF4 couldn't be done with DLC. I'm sure making a "new" game isn't the cheapest option for them either. Please read all the available information before making uninformed comments.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I'm waiting for super duper street fighter

izmickey
izmickey

I'm really ticked off at capcom, i was so hyped about buying streetfighter IV and now they come out with this.....DLC isnt new Capcom, get with the program. A $20 DLC upgrade would've been fine.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Ooh - super upgrade. I'm intrigued. Can't wait for this. :D

LoserMike
LoserMike

Hopefully SSFIV is released at a budget price. Anything more than $40 would totally suck.

TrueIori
TrueIori

"Capcom has also mentioned a bonus it would offer to gamers who purchased the original Street Fighter IV as well as its Super upgrade...... A trailer to Super Street Fighter 4...TURBO!!! ..oh yeah -_-, nice work Crapcom.

spyroiskool
spyroiskool

Super Street Fighter IV Alpha will come out six months after, then Super Street Fighter IV Alpha Max Turbo 8 months after that.

mykel77
mykel77

i know. its the same 2d game from years ago and the same mechanics. its the casual fighter that wont die. just like the wii. pick up and play. annoying

gary_safc
gary_safc

No thanks. I think il stick with tekken 6

ioannisdenton
ioannisdenton

OH how original!!!! ANOTHER street fighter!!!!!! just how many hadoukens can anyone perform?

HEADSwillROLL2
HEADSwillROLL2

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HEADSwillROLL2
HEADSwillROLL2

quit complaining every fu#!ing company does this for every single game. PLAIN AND SIMPLE

HBC14
HBC14

It will be released 4 days after my B-Day XD

sexytyrant69
sexytyrant69

Okay there's Juni ,T-hawk,Dee Jay,Guy ,Adon & Cody, Add Three more people and i'm gonna buy this game. Otherwise i'm just gonna say no.Since i didn't see the remaining three new characters that they promised.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I didn't buy SFIV. Mainly because I had a feeling Capcom would release a Super or Turbo SFIV soon after. I'll definitely pick up SSFIV when it's released. In fact, I just bought one of the Mad Catz SFIV fightpads so I can get the 360 version of SSFIV. There's no way I'd try to play it with the 360's controller.

slyfox_28
slyfox_28

Oh yeah, uploading my own music during online play (not only just during 1 player mode) for PS3 would be a welcome addition, but maybe that's asking too much.

slyfox_28
slyfox_28

As long as the opening theme song is changed, i'll be very happy. But seriously, as someone commented before, with everything your getting in this version, DLC was not an option. I am quite curious though about this "bonus" that was mention at the end due to the fact that I have the original.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

"Much like Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter IV takes a preexisting game, in this case *Super Street Fighter IV*, and..." So, SSFIV, takes a preexisting game... SSFIV to make it better xD Great typo GS i loled at you :P

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. A mail-in rebate for those who previously purchased Street Fighter IV would be a welcomed bonus...

rockzo
rockzo

Wheres the PC version Capcom?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@ least I know what weekend to take off now. Kinda sucks know the bonus is still up in the air though. But it is a bonus.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Continuing the old tradition.

jadefury27
jadefury27

@ThreeVo: really? only the "hardcore" can relate to this? other fighters have released similar content as dlc( dragonball z and naruto) rather than stick you witha full cost. and fallout3 released all the expansions on a disc so why couldn't capcom do it? honestly i would'nt use T. Hawk he'd be a waste of my time. i'd rather have alex or makoto from SF III instead. Take ur fanboy head out of ur fanboy @$$.

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

Wow, it looks great, i have SF4 and i love it, can't wait to get this one, the new characters looks pretty good.