Street Fighter IV News

Seth Killian leaves Capcom

"I have chosen a new path which will let me embrace a new dream."

Seth Killian - Capcom USA's marketing chief, Street Fighter community man and EVO co-founder - has announced that he's leaving the company.

Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Street Fighter 5 will launch before…

Seth Killian dares to dream.

When will the inevitable Street Fighter 5 come out?

Before 2019, Seth Killian, Capcom's fighting game guru, told Eurogamer as part of a new Street Fighter x Tekken interview published today.

2009's Street Fighter 4 launched ten long years after Street Fighter 3. Surely fighting game fans won't have to wait another ten years for Street Fighter 5?

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Ono: fighting game genre won't collapse

Promises to "treat the fans right".

Street Fighter x Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono reckons the fighting game genre is in rude health – and won't collapse through over saturation as it did in the nineties.

Capcom: we'll keep our fighters in check

"BloodStorm we knew was garbage."

Capcom has promised fighting game fans it won't repeat the mistakes of the nineties and run Street Fighter and its other fighting games into the ground with multiple titles and overly complex mechanics.

Capcom gives SFIV profits to quake relief

Plus, donates ¥100 million lump sum.

Capcom has slashed the price of the iOS version of Street Fighter IV to 59p, with all proceeds to be donated to the relief effort following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week.

Ono: Street Fighter III scared off gamers

SFIV intended as a "happy class reunion".

Street Fighter III closed off Capcom's brawling franchise to all but the most experienced players, leading to a more inclusive revamp for the fourth entry in the series, producer Yoshinori Ono has revealed.

Will Yun and Yang come to console SF4?

Yoshinori Ono offers cryptic tease.

Street Fighter fans hoping to see Yun and Yang made available to download to the console versions of Super Street Fighter IV received a boost today after producer Yoshinori Ono refused to deny that Capcom plans to add DLC characters.

Umehara consulting on Mad Catz sticks

SFIV world champ to offer his perspective.

Mad Catz has announced that Street Fighter IV world champion Daigo Umehara will consult on its future product development and act as an ambassador for the company at gaming events.

Street Fighter announcement tomorrow

Street Fighter announcement tomorrow

Teasier site URL hints at "New Warrior".

Capcom is planning to make a Street Fighter-related announcement tomorrow, 29th September, at 5pm Japanese time, which is 9am BST in old money.

That's according to a teaser site, whose URL includes "newwarrior". A new character for Street Fighter IV, then?

Could be, or perhaps it's something more substantial, with the Japanese Street Fighter IV blog having hinted that a new game of some sort may be in the offing.

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Japanese SFIV blog hints at sequel

Japanese SFIV blog hints at sequel

Well, hints at a sequel announcement.

Capcom's Japanese Street Fighter IV blog has started hinting at a forthcoming sequel.

Natsuki Shiozawa wrote on Friday (thanks IGN) that some sort of announcement regarding the series' future is imminent, having said something similar the week before.

She actually uses the word "sequel" on the blog there, at least according to our Hyperwords translation, although Hyperwords also brings us the frankly unsettling, "Let's keep the flexibility? Black vinegar is drinking every day."

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Wheelman demo, lots of DLC for PSN

SFIV, Everybody's Golf, LBP, etc.

Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with a Wheelman demo, some more DLC for Street Fighter IV, Everybody's Golf, LittleBigPlanet and Buzz, and the digital download version of Patapon 2 for PSP.

Loads of PS3 DLC and two demos

SFIV, Lumines, POP, Burnout, etc.

Sony has updated the PlayStation Network store with PS3 demos of Wanted and WWE Legends of WrestleMania, along with downloadable content for Street Fighter IV, Lumines Supernova, Prince of Persia, Burnout Paradise and Skate 2.

SFIV PC could be here this summer

Capcom remains non-committal.

The release of Street Fighter IV on PC is still only a 'maybe' for summer, according to Capcom's Vice President of business development, Christian Svensson.

SFIV breaks 2 million sales

SFIV breaks 2 million sales

Capcom Ken hardly believe it.

Capcom has revealed that over 2 million copies of Street Fighter IV have been shipped around the world.

The fighting series has now sold over 500,000 arcade machines and 27 million console games to date, adds Capcom in a statement.

Street Fighter IV was released in Europe on Friday, and is expected to finish high in the UK All-Formats chart later today.

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SFIV could get Dee Jay, T-Hawk

Capcom says fans need only to ask.

Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono said characters T. Hawk and Dee Jay can be added to the fighting game if fans shout loud enough.

Costume DLC for SFIV at launch

Costume DLC for SFIV at launch

Five outfits per three-quid pack.

Capcom plans to release extra costume packs for Street Fighter IV in Japan, starting on launch day (Friday 12th February) and continuing every subsequent Friday for the next four weeks.

That's according to the latest issue of Famitsu (spotted by 1UP), which says each bundle will cost 320 Microsoft Points (GBP 2.70 / EUR 3.85) on Xbox 360, or JPY 400 (GBP 3 / EUR 3.50) on PlayStation 3.

The first pack to arrive will be Muscle Arms containing alternate threads for big and beefy characters Zangief, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel and El Fuerte.

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Street Fighter and Resi 5 are Home-bound

Costumes, game launching, Africa.

Capcom Japan has announced plans to support PlayStation Home with Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 content, including costumes and a themed game space.

Street Fighter IV UK tour dates, details

Street Fighter IV UK tour dates, details

Punch Ryu before console release.

Capcom has confirmed dates and venues for the UK Street Fighter IV arcade machine tour, where you'll get to play the game ahead of its console release and even win prizes assuming you're not crap.

The tour starts up north in Edinburgh at the Gamestation on Princes Street from 29th January to 1st February, before heading down to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre Gamestation in Sheffield from 5th to 8th February.

London's HMV on Oxford Street comes next from 19th to 22nd February, and this coincides with the Street Fighter IV console launch on 20th February.

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Mad Catz talks up SF IV peripherals

Pads and sticks detailed.

Mad Catz has officially unveiled its range of Street Fighter IV peripherals for PS3 and Xbox 360, which includes regular and tournament sticks and a reconfigured control pad.

Capcom reveals more release dates

Capcom reveals more release dates

Dead Rising and MotoGP Wii in diary.

Capcom has announced a few definitive dates for early 2009 releases, putting seven titles on the horological map for the start of the year.

Alien-based sheep-herding puzzler Flock! is coming in February, and will hit PC, PSN and XBLA all at once. At the opposite end of the spectrum, as we already knew, bully-faced beat-'em-up Street Fighter IV slots itself into shelves on the 20th. At least for 360 and PS3 - PC dates are as yet unconfirmed.

The Wii's very own zombie splatter-fest Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has nailed its bloody flag firmly to the forehead of the 27th of February, where it will be joined by Neopets Puzzle Adventure on Wii, PC and DS.

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Street Fighter Sackboys imminent?

Pictures certainly suggest as much.

As if Sephiroth and Solid Snake were not enough, Sony seems to have lined up a Street Fighter IV quartet for Sackboy treatment ahead of the game's 20th February release.

"Let the countdown commence," Capcom Europe said this evening as it confirmed that Street Fighter IV will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 20th February 2009.

25 characters in Street Fighter IV?

Unconfirmed character-select screen.

Eagle-eyed kicky-punchers at Belgium's NEXT expo in Heysel have uncovered what looks like a complete Street Fighter IV character roster.

SF IV and Bionic dates unconfirmed

SF IV and Bionic dates unconfirmed

Retail guidance, not release schedule.

Capcom has told Eurogamer that release dates for Street Fighter IV, Bionic Commando and other titles which appeared in the British trade press yesterday were retail guidance rather than confirmed launch dates.

It also denied that a PC version of Resident Evil 5 will be released on 13th March alongside the PS3 and 360 versions, reiterating that it has not announced a PC version of the console game.

Trade magazine MCV reported the guidance list, which is distributed to retailers to help them plan for Q1, and which claimed SF IV will be released on PS3, 360 and PC on 20th February.

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SF IV anime film to tie in with launch

SF IV anime film to tie in with launch

By the team behind the Aftermath vid.

Capcom is so pleased with the Street Fighter IV anime clips produced to plug the story gaps between games II and IV that it's asked Studio 4C to produce an hour-long film.

Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show this weekend (thanks GameSpot), producer Yoshinori Ono said that the 50-60 minute piece would be released to tie in with the console versions of the beat-'em-up.

Studio 4C, for students of such things, is a 22 year-old Japanese animation house which, along with various proper anime series, has worked on the likes of Rogue Galaxy with Level-5, and contributed to The Animatrix. It was founded in the '80s by Koji Morimoto and colleagues, and Morimoto is supervisor on the SF IV project.

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Capcom to focus on multi-platform games

On all major releases in the future.

Capcom plans to offer all major releases on multiple platforms in future in order to maximise their impact in the west, where "consoles are practically waging war against one another" in the company's words.

Capcom denies SF IV infinite combo

Video of El Fuerte is nothing of the sort.

Capcom has rubbished reports of an infinite combo in the arcade version of Street Fighter IV that allows players to batter opponents without any chance for them to respond.

Microsoft confirms revised 360 d-pad

Microsoft confirms revised 360 d-pad

"For a limited time". Now with date.

Microsoft has confirmed our earlier report that it plans to release a new Xbox 360 controller with an improved d-pad on 24th October.

We found the pad and photographed it on Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer stand, and Microsoft confirms the pad is "optimised" for the football series.

"The new limited-edition green wireless controller offers enhancements to d-Pad functionality, which will add to the experience of playing games where the d-Pad is the primary control mechanism," Microsoft told Eurogamer.

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Microsoft revising Xbox 360 d-pad?

For PES and SF IV, apparently.

Microsoft is set to release a new Xbox 360 controller with an upgraded d-pad, a third-party publisher has told Eurogamer at Games Convention.

It's 1992 all over again. Two of gaming's greatest pugilists have revived their long-standing rivalry, with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon claiming his new game will "kick" Street Fighter IV's "ass", while Capcom has accused Midway of still "riding the coattails" of its brawler.

SF IV to feature anime storytelling

Demonstration shown at Captivate.

Capcom has revealed that the home versions of Street Fighter IV will include anime story sequences as character prologues and end sequences. See how it will look in our anime sequence gallery.

Street Fighter IV producer talks Seth

SF IV's mysterious boss explained.

Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono spoke to Eurogamer about Seth, one of the boss characters in Capcom's upcoming beat-'em-up, last week, and hinted that he will be playable.

Street Fighter IV not planned for Wii

Although it's not out of the question.

Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono has reiterated that there are no plans to produce a Wii version of the upcoming arcade and console beat-'em-up.

More content confirmed for SFIV console

More content confirmed for SFIV console

New characters and online fights.

Capcom has said the freshly confirmed console versions of Street Fighter IV will have more characters plus an online mode.

Internet fights will be limited to you and a friend, according to Japanese magazine Famitsu, which talked to game producer Yoshinori Ono for its latest issue.

Rufus is the first of the new faces, and is a big fat chap in a partially unzipped jump-suit who is apparently a fierce rival of Ken's. He looks a bit like a kebab shop regular with a ponytail.

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Capcom confirms SF IV for consoles, PC

Capcom confirms SF IV for consoles, PC

Coming to 360, PS3 and PC.

Capcom has finally admitted that it's bringing the forthcoming Street Fighter IV to home consoles, revealing that the game is in development for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Normally we'd say something dramatic about "months of speculation" here, but the assumption from the outset has been that the game would make the transition from arcade to home consoles pretty swiftly - despite Capcom's refusal to confirm or deny the existence of console versions until today.

The big news, of course, is that it's to be a multi-platform beast, with only the Wii missing out on the series' biggest update in years.

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SF film writer explains Chun-Li focus

She's "not just a sex object fantasy".

Street Fighter movie writer Justin Marks has said he picked Chun-Li as the focus because films are about unexpected heroes, and not so he could have a "blatantly sexualised female lead".

First details of SFIV newcomers

First details of SFIV newcomers

Meet Abel, Crimson Viper and El Fuerte.

Capcom has given us a run down of what fresh characters Crimson Viper and Abel will have to offer in Street Fighter IV.

Crimson Viper is the mysterious secret agent woman who power-dresses. She also has electric and seismic gadgets up her sleeves, as well as a flame-thrower and jet propulsion boots.

She can deal out electric shocks to enemies with her Thunder Knuckle move which, if used with a jab, attacks under incoming projectiles. Use it with a fierce attack and you uppercut, which is useful for people assaulting you from the air.

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Street Fighter IV playable at GDC

So is Bionic Commando. Shiny.

Both Street Fighter IV and the remake of Bionic Commando will be on show at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week behind closed doors.

Capcom confirms original cast for SFIV

Capcom confirms original cast for SFIV

Chun-Li, Blanka, E-Honda etc. return.

Capcom has confirmed to Eurogamer the original Street Fighter cast will be returning in the new game, suggesting we were a bit silly not to assume this from the get go.

Famitsu broke the news originally, hailing the return of Chun-Li, E-Honda, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka and Zangief who, incidentally, looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

That's on top of Ryu and Ken and newcomer Crimson Viper, who producer Yoshinori Ono called "the cool beauty that the SF series lacks".

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