Capcom Japan to Develop Street Fighter IV

Since the announcement of Street Fighter IV there has been speculation as to who would be developing the game. Well Earlier today Sven the Sr. Director of Strategy posted on the official Capcom forums that Capcom USA will be outsourcing development to Capcom Japan. An excerpt from the post as follows:

"While CUSA owns the rights to Street Fighter, we have contracted Capcom Japan to handle its development (we felt they would, by far, do the best job with the title).

The game is further along in development than probably most of you think, but as we've stated, it's still quite a ways off. Again, the announcement was just to get it on everyone's radar, nothing more."

At this time there is no word on the characters returning, character count, platforms, features, 2D or 3D or 2.5D, whether the trailer is representative of gameplay/character design/visual targets, arcade or not, online features, downloadable strategy, where it fits in the canon, etc. More details to follow before the end of the year.

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Skerj4069d ago (Edited 4069d ago )

And today I let out a big sigh of relief. Now I hope Hideki Okugawa is back on board for the soundtrack because I still listen to 3rd strike music today, a quarter of the soundtrack is in my phone as ringtones with the sound effects to boot. This has probably been the most well kept industry secret. ..or one that we know of but it wouldn't be much of a secret otherwise.

Bloodmask4069d ago (Edited 4069d ago )

good news. An American or European developed Street Fighter wouldn't be right. I always assumed it would be a Japanese developed game.

I only hope that Capcom sticks with 2D or at least a 2.5D with Hi-res artwork for the sprites. I'm sure the animation would be truly impressive with SF3 still having some of the smoothest 2D animation even today.

socomnick4069d ago

Does it matter ? American and European developers have been making the best games out for a while now . The Japanese games havent been that good imo. Just look at silent hill 5 that games looking so good even though it is being made by an American company.

unlimited4069d ago

[email protected]! Silent Hill 5 is being made by a American company hell no this isnt right.. it better not be true..

Skerj4069d ago

YES it does matter very much so, Capcom JP are who made the franchise for the last 20 years. I'd want it to be in no one else's hands than theirs. Fighting games require a certain precision and balance to make them work. We've already seen enough broken moves and cheap exploit infinite combos in the past (looking at you Urien) so I'm certain they'll know what they're doing. On the Silent Hill 5 thing, DIFFERENT GENRE!! Besides Akira Yamaoka is supervising it and the devs actually have credibility THAT'S why it's looking so good.

Azurite4069d ago

Unfortunately it is so.
When I saw the screens of Silent Hill 5 I noticed that something was off... couldn't put my finger on it.
Much later when I read that it was being made outside of Japan I understood.

And it seems as if they're going for a "Silent Hill the Movie" story... sirens, flakes off of the walls... you name it...
But who knows it may actually turn out to be a good game... how unlikely as that may seem.

vaan4069d ago

We all know western programmers can not make a good fighting game.(Mortal Krapbat)
All I want now is for SNK PLAYMORE to make a next gen King OF The Fighters (a 2d one!)

skynidas4069d ago

cant wait for this game

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