"Back to 2D, hand drawn art and animation. It’s a tedious, arguably more difficult process to achieve, but with over a decade passing since SF3: Third Strike, it’d be wonderful to see what Capcom could do once more with this approach.
Distinctly make the game take place after Street Fighter III. You can see with Ryu’s hair, a little gray showing. With Ken’s, you can see his black roots beginning to show (remember, he actually dyes it blonde), and with both fighters, their black belts have white scuff marks (what happens in time to black belts).
Original stages for each character. I’ve always been in favor of each fighter having his or her own stage and in this case, you see that Ryu’s is in front of that classic waterfall he trains under, with Master Gouken’s old dojo up in the background."