X360, PS3 Friday, February 15, 2008 | 8:24 AM

Street Fighter IV: New character

Street Fighter IV: New character

Street Fighter IV is playable at the AOU Arcade Show in Tokyo, and Capcom had a surprise for us there with the first showing of a new character named Abel. Images and artwork inside.


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Commented on 2008-02-15 08:42:35
Character trailer
http://gamevideos.com/video/id/17542

Looks great.
Commented on 2008-02-15 08:43:38
Looks okay.

KOFXII looks better.

I'm still hoping for the best though.
Commented on 2008-02-15 09:30:57
nice , still think Chun li looks like a man
Commented on 2008-02-15 10:42:19
yes she does :D
Commented on 2008-02-15 12:11:39
I don't like him. It doesn't look like a SF character to me.
Commented on 2008-02-15 12:24:41
i'm glad that they've sneaked mr. iwata into the background but the character faces still don't appeal to me
Commented on 2008-02-15 12:27:38 In reply to KnudoW
The more I see footage of other titles like KOF sticking with 2D the more I don't like what I see here.
Commented on 2008-02-15 14:07:34
http://images.gamersyde.com/gallery/public/7641/14...

LOL

Ryu - "No! Not the nut-biting technique!"
Commented on 2008-02-15 15:08:39
...So it's Ken with short hair and hotpants? Awesome :P
Commented on 2008-02-15 15:16:27
Some of this looks a lot better in motion. On a tv from 8ft away. I don't know why they gave Chun Li man bits though.
Commented on 2008-02-15 15:37:54
he looks so uninspired and bland....
Commented on 2008-02-15 16:14:38
Very "generic"

its just a bloody rip off of wolf from Virtua Fighter
Commented on 2008-02-15 16:53:56
looks like the steve fox of street fighter..

He won't last..
Commented on 2008-02-15 17:20:16 In reply to Olsen
Posted by Olsen
The more I see footage of other titles like KOF sticking with 2D the more I don't like what I see here.
You should see ArcSystem Works(guilty gear) next game called BluBlaze. Looks miles ahead of KOF in terms of 2d sprites. Also, there's still the option of just playing SF2 HD Remix.

looks like the steve fox of street fighter..

He won't last..
You are correct. SF4 takes place before SF3 and he isn't in SF3.
Commented on 2008-02-15 19:12:38
i don't know about this guy...nothing too bad-nothing good..!!
but one thing is for sure..to much muscle detail all over the place!!!
Commented on 2008-02-15 20:35:17
buying this and the arcadestick ... then go back 15 years in time and the only difference will be better graphics and less pennies in the arcademachine .

I HOPE !!!
Commented on 2008-02-15 21:02:57
No, no, no, no, no.
Commented on 2008-02-15 22:21:33 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
You are correct. SF4 takes place before SF3 and he isn't in SF3.
Whoever came up with that timeline = fail.
Commented on 2008-02-15 23:23:57
I can't help myself wishing for a "DO NOT WANT!" caption for the fifth picture. The one with Guile :D
Commented on 2008-02-16 00:55:06 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Whoever came up with that timeline = fail.
You can blame the fans. SF3 took place so far after SF2 many of the characters were deemed too old to fight, which is why we didn't see many veteran fighters. Fans wanted them back, so SF4 came along.

Also, there are much worse timelines in games. Another capcom series, Devil May Cry for example, has this timeline: DMC3, then DMC 1, (then the animated series) then DMC 4, then DMC 2. I've seen way too many confused people thinking DMC 4 takes place directly after DMC3, thus trying to make a connection between 2 characters(won't spoil anything).
Commented on 2008-02-16 01:00:25 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
You can blame the fans. SF3 took place so far after SF2 many of the characters were deemed too old to fight, which is why we didn't see many veteran fighters. Fans wanted them back, so SF4 came along.
Nope, blaming Capcom for this one. This suggests that SF fans don't want SF3 characters in this game, which would be uh, bullshit. This is a damn fighting game, and honestly, the fans don't care much about continuity. If Ryu, Ken, Akuma, and Chun-Li were young enough to appear in SF3 (and they've all aged extremely well) than so was Guile.. and honestly I don't think anyone was getting worked up over E. Honda.

This games producer is pretty clueless, and these new character designs are nothing worth bragging about either--I guess they shouldn't be though, since they're all going to abandon the SF tournament before SF3 rolls around! ;P

This is a fighting game. The story, and timeline, are basically meaningless. I suppose we should blame the fans that this game seems to be targeted at a different audience all together than SF3? They talk about accessibility, and flashy, combo driven gameplay being a focus here.. how is that following the demands of the franchises most loyal fans?
Commented on 2008-02-16 01:08:42 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Nope, blaming Capcom for this one. This suggests that SF fans don't want SF3 characters in this game, which would be uh, bullshit. This is a damn fighting game, and honestly, the fans don't care much about continuity. If Ryu, Ken, Akuma, and Chun-Li were young enough to appear in SF3 (and they've all aged extremely well) than so was Guile.. and honestly I don't think anyone was getting worked up over E. Honda.
Actually, the fans wanted both SF2 and SF3 characters in a Street Fighter game without SF2 characters looking like grandma and grandpa fighters.

This is a fighting game. The story, and timeline, are basically meaningless.
This would be true, had it not been for the creators, SF Alpha, and the animated movies and the anime series, which all developed a timeline.

I suppose we should blame the fans that this game seems to be targeted at a different audience all together than SF3? They talk about accessibility, and flashy, combo driven gameplay being a focus here.. how is that following the demands of the franchises most loyal fans?
It's not. Why? Because that comment wasn't directed at the current fans. He's trying to bring in new fans.
Commented on 2008-02-16 01:22:02 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
Actually, the fans wanted both SF2 and SF3 characters in a Street Fighter game without SF2 characters looking like grandma and grandpa fighters.
Do you think Chun-Li looks like a grandma in Third Strike?
Commented on 2008-02-16 02:16:21
3 blond guys are a bit much
Commented on 2008-02-16 02:34:01 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Do you think Chun-Li looks like a grandma in Third Strike?
Chun Li, Ken, and Ryu were very young in SF2. And they were even younger in Alpha. Some other characters, not so much.
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