Super Street Fighter IV - Arcade Edition Reviews

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

When Super Street Fighter IV was released on console last year, some people bemoaned the fact it was a standalone retail release rather than DLC. But when you consider the avalanche of new content it offered - including ten new characters, four new stages, alternative Ultra Combos and dramatic changes to the general character balancing - it was clear that Capcom was offering a pseudo-sequel rather than a by-the-numbers update.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, however, is an entirely different kettle of fists. Although it's allegedly the final act in the SFIV series, it's less of a dramatic overhaul and more of a methodical upgrade.

The most apparent addition are the four new characters who appear as tantalising bookends on the expanded character select screen, bringing the tally up to an impressive 39. In terms of Street Fighter mythology, Evil Ryu is Ryu after he's gone berserk, while Oni seems to be Akuma after he's progressed to the Super Saiyan level above Shin Akuma.

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