Before Street Fighter IV There Was Street Fighter IV Flashback

Tons of people are about to play Street Fighter IV today. However, another concept for "Street Fighter IV" exists in design documents. David Sirlin, Lead Designer of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, was part of a pitch for Street Fighter IV Flashback.

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JohnnyMann4203530d ago

From the article.

"Street Fighter IV Flashback’s system is the flashback meter which lets players reverse time for up to four seconds by holding light punch + light kick. Flashbacks can be neutralized by taunting which sets a timestamp that players can’t rewind past."


Thank god for the game we got (SFIV) and the game that we never got.

IdleLeeSiuLung3530d ago

Hell yeah, I would buy this game. Every SF version betwee SF1 and SFIII. Capcom vs. Tatsunoko was great!!!

Control scheme was wierd and I coulnd't figure out the japanese....

Cajun Chicken3530d ago

Aww, that sounds like a lot of good content. Shame we'll probably never see it.

Thoreau3530d ago

time stamp and flash back. the scrubs would have had a field day.

JohnnyMann4203530d ago (Edited 3530d ago )

This would have been a cool idea for a boss character or something.

Someone that can bend time or whatever.

As a gameplay required element, it would have been horrible though.

Cajun Chicken3530d ago

Nobody read that it would include all the old SF games up to 3rd Strike and a 3D action game?

JohnnyMann4203530d ago

...I might of bought it just for 3rd strike.

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