Street Fighter 4 Confirmed For Arcades

January 9, 2008 - Street Fighter mania first started in the arcades, and it looks like it will make its revival there too. The latest issue of Famitsu confirms that Street Fighter IV will be released to arcades in Japan some time this year.

While SFIV was announced a few months back, there has been speculation on what platforms Capcom was targeting for the game. Due to the game's impressive 3D visuals, a PS3 or Xbox 360 release seemed likely, but Capcom wouldn't issue official word. The confirmation in Famitsu does nothing to address the issue of a home version, but at least we can now form a visual image of what a SFIV play session will be like.

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MK_Red5747d ago

Awesome. Street Fighrer's soul and heart lie in arcades so SF4 should definitly be on them.

Skerj5747d ago

I'm still thinking "EX4" until I play it, especially with the addition of Vice and Mature I mean Crimson Viper.

xionpunk5747d ago (Edited 5747d ago )

Now if only I could find an arcade, let alone one with new machines.

Hagaf225747d ago

do kids these days even know what an arcade is (aside from the 360 one?)

SmokeyMcBear5747d ago

well i go the batting cages at scandia every once in a while, well actually during the summer during baseball season, and there are always kids running around the arcade there

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How Street Fighter IV Saved 2D Fighting Games (Ft. Maximilian Dood)

After Street Fighter II released in in 1991, it caused a fighting game explosion, both in arcades and in home consoles. But, as the decade ended, and arcades were failing, so too were 2D Fighting games. This is how Street Fighter IV completely revitalized the genre.

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Snookies12107d ago

I'd say Blazblue helped too. Didn't care for Street Fighter 4, but Blazblue was amazing during that time. Sad that the series kind of went downhill after the first 2 or 3 games though.

DarXyde107d ago

BlazBlue was phenomenal. Platinum'd Calamity Trigger because I loved it so much. I remember buying Continuum Shift back in the day at launch for like $40. They did have DLC characters (Valkenhayne, Makoto, and Platinum at the time) and it came out to just a tad more than it would at full price. Didn't mind at all.

Great fighting game.

Snookies12107d ago

Continuum Shift was definitely my favorite. Spent way too many hours on that game, haha... Had the counters for days with Hakumen.

DarXyde107d ago

I really like Makoto, Valkenhayne, and Hazama. Super fun characters

Terry_B107d ago

Valkenhayn ..just sayin'

Terry_B107d ago

BlazBlue was the much better, more technical game..and a real 2D Fighting Game after all. But yes, since it was a big name..the characters were still popular and the game itself was good, SFIV indeed helped a lot. However, I am pretty sure the much better-selling Mortal Kombat 9 would have been done without SFIV as well..and that one truly helped to make the fighting game genre in general more popular again.

Ryuha1234h107d ago

You’re sound dumb. Blazblue was not better than sf4. You’re just saying that because you’re a street fighter hater.

Redgrave107d ago

>calls someone dumb
>does it by saying "you're sound dumb"

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Terry_B107d ago

A SF Hater eh? Fight me in SF 2,3 4 or 5 and you will regret that stupid comment ;)

gold_drake107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

eyyy max xD

one of the very few streamers i can actually watch without it being cringe and awful ha.

GhostScholar106d ago

The content of IV was severely lacking when it launched. It got better over time.


Street Fighter Producer Says Fans Need To "Convince" Nintendo, If They Want More Entries On Switch

In the same interview at EGX 2019 recently, Capcom and Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono responded to a fan question asking if there were any plans to bring the fourth or fifth entries in the series to the Nintendo Switch.

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gamer78041439d ago

they botched SFV so bad, just start over, make a new version with proper single player mode and fully fleshed out with support for all of the consoles this time.

King91439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

Gamer7804@ they already did kinda it call sf5ae it help sf5 sell like another 2 million copies.

Teflon021438d ago

SFV is actually great now. Bunch of modes, bunch of characters, alot of stages, not sure what else there is to even complain about. Costume MTX? Not a issue imo, I don't get what I don't want anyways

gamer78041438d ago

botched launch, and they launched only on one console and currently after a long time still on one console.

Enigma_20991439d ago

Did you see how Ultra and the Collection sold? We don't need to convince Nintendo of anything. Just put it on the console.PHYSICALLY.

King91439d ago

Enigma_2099@ they probably have to make a new sf game just for the switch they probably will need Nintendo to help fund it just like sony help fund sf5.

PhoenixUp1439d ago

You’re not seeing Street Fighter V come to other platforms besides PC because Sony helped co-fund the game so it’s staying only on PS4 & PC