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Arcade Edition ends Street Fighter IV

Series hits four million sales.

The Street Fighter IV series ends with this June's launch of the Arcade Edition, Capcom has confirmed.

The company will not update Super Street Fighter IV further or add characters to the roster.

"The plan is this is the end of Street Fighter IV," Capcom fighting game guru Seth Killian told Eurogamer at Captivate last week.

"Arcade Edition will be the end of Street Fighter IV. What comes next? We'll see. But we aren't planning any more Street Fighter IVs."

Capcom announced today the launch of the Arcade Edition as a retail disc release and as downloadable content.

It brings to a close a series that has sold four million copies worldwide – and rekindled interest in the fighting game genre.

"It's been really gratifying to see the players and even the press, who were very kind to the game," Killian continued.

"We were fortunate. I know how great these games are, so the chance to introduce them to a new generation, or even have another great run for the old generation, has been special."

What's next? Producer Yoshinori Ono is hard at work on Street Fighter x Tekken, due out next year, and possible handheld fighting games.

His ultimate dream is to create a new Darkstalkers game.

Latest Street Fighter IV: AE gameplay.

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Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

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