There was a time, back in the early 1990s, when fighting games ruled the arcade scene across America, Japan, and around the world. And if you had to go back in time to the starting point of the fighting craze, you'd stop at the sublimely balanced Street Fighter II, a game ahead of its time, one for which even the term "seminal" is an understatement. Fighting games may not be at the forefront of gaming the way they were in those halcyon years, but if any game is going to rejuvenate interest in this flagging genre, it's Street Fighter IV.
If the name alone didn't already whet your nostalgic whistle, consider this: Capcom has announced that the entire lineup of fighters from Street Fighter II -- including Chun Li, Zangief, E. Honda, Blanka, and Guile -- will appear in Street Fighter IV. To find out more, GameSpot went straight to the game's producer, Yoshinori Ono, and Capcom's director of communications, Chris Kramer.