Ye gods, this one has been a long and convoluted story. First, the arcade was getting a version of Super Street Fighter IV. Then it was possibly a version with new characters. Then there definitely were new characters, along with rebalancing. Then Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono bemoaned that he was having struggles with Capcom management over getting a home port done. Then two more new characters were confirmed. Then no more word.
And now we have more word. Because the BBFC has passed Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition for release with a 12 rating. What form will it take though?
Well the BBFC's page simply lists SSFIV: AE as "digital media". DLC then, rather than a full disc release, a la Super SFIV? Maybe not. You see all versions of Street Fighter IV thus far have been dubbed with the same, catch-all monicker. We haven;t managed to get anything concrete out of Capcom so far, but we're expecting a full reveal at the company's Captivate event, which starts next Tuesday, the 6th of April.
So the question is, would you triple-dip Street FIghter IV if AE turned up as a disc game? How cheap would it have to be to convince you to upgrade again, if you bought the first two? Are Yun, Yang, Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu enough for you? Would you be more tempted if it was DLC? Are the rumours that my beloved Bison's 2nd Ultra has been slightly nerfed true? And if so why, for the love of God, why!?
Actually that's quite a lot of questions. Answer them at your leisure.
March 28th, 2011