First Street Fighter IV Details, Image Emerge!

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Although Street Fighter IV was unveiled in a teaser trailer nearly two months ago, only now has Capcom officially announced the game’s development and begun to talk about what to expect from it in terms of gameplay, visuals and features. For starters, four classic “World Warriors” will be making their triumphant returns in SFIV, including Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Dhalsim. On top of that, the traditional six-button control scheme will remain intact, while a host of new special moves are being worked in to give the game a mix of “tried-and-true classic moves and techniques with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems” in an effort to appeal to “both newcomers and the most seasoned Street Fighter pro.”

What will surely appeal to the “seasoned Street Fighter pro” the most though is the fact that Capcom is keeping SFIV true to its 2D roots. The characters and environments are actually modeled in full 3D, however the gameplay still takes place in a 2D perspective. As you can see from this first screenshot 1Up was able to score, the art style is very unique and very, very cool. Can’t wait to see more screens and, better yet, footage of how the game looks in motion!

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The main mystery now is what platforms Street Fighter IV is in development for. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are obvious destinations, but Capcom has been doing many of its multi-platform titles for the PC too, so maybe it’ll show up there too. We’ll see what happens…

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