Nope, I’m not being controversial for the sake of it, but here, we’re looking at YET ANOTHER franchise that has never been updated. Like ever. There’s been a myriad of games from the Capcom stable since Street Fighter 2 that simply had all manner of slight tweaks. We even saw it move into ‘proper’ 3D but that was a disaster.
Of course, perhaps of greater concern is just how anyone with an Xbox 360 will play the game when it has such a poor d-pad? I’ve no idea yet, one can only imagine that you’ll have to fork out for a gaming joystick like they released for VF5.
Here’s a little more information on the game:
Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.
Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the input system. Mixing classic genre-defining game mechanics the franchise is known and loved for with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over.
With the inclusion of Capcom’s latest advancements in new generation technology, Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.
Date of release: February 2009