Console port of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade confirmed? What's that you say, BBFC?

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




  • ithurtstopoop - March 28, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    Im tired of getting fucked by capcom, I was stupid enough to buy SF4 and super if this is another disc release count me out
  • linkdude - March 28, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    I think it'll (hopefully) be DLC, unless they made another 5 characters on top of the 4 that were made for AE. I'd expect to pay around $7-$10 on each character but seeing as how MVC3 characters are $5, it could actually start from there. I actually can't think of any modes they can put out to make people buy another disc, unless its a Game of the Year package that has all costumes and all DLC characters at $40. And i don't think they have had enough time to make ANOTHER ultra for EVERY character that has come out either. This is looking like DLC from every angle personally.
  • rockstarsean - March 28, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Mortal Kombat all the way
  • robertpopovic - March 28, 2011 4:46 p.m.

    I think I'll just be waiting for SF 5. Already bought SF 4 and traded it in for SSF4. Since SSF43D would be the only game I'd want on the 3DS atm and I cba to buy it yet another time I haven't bought a 3ds (yet). I say to hell with another version like this. And yeah, I didn't buy MvC3 due to the dlc buggery. Will be waiting for the inevitable Gold edition
  • suicidali - March 28, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    I'd definitely buy a disc if there were more characters than the regular AE, or just extra stuff. If not, and it's on disc then... I'd still buy it, but I'd be a bit annoyed. Still holding out hope for Mika and Karin...
  • stringbeans - March 28, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    SF the BEST
  • Balaska - March 28, 2011 5:11 p.m.

    Capcom have been doing this for years and used to charge us £60 for the SNES versions. If you guys keep buying these slight upgrades Capcom will keep making them.
  • xDxP - March 28, 2011 5:12 p.m.

    Wonder if Yun will be like Rufus and have no online presence.
  • StriderHoang - March 28, 2011 5:27 p.m.

    Oh God, please don't repeat the 1990's again with SFII. Please act like it's the year 2011 Capcom.
  • sgloomy - March 28, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    I wont mind a disc release if they add more characters (other than yun, yang, evil ryu and oni akuma). and for the love of god, allow off the ground cannon strike for cammy again. they will most definitely have to re balance the game again from its arcade edition because Ono actually said they purposefully made the game unbalanced in favor of some characters.
  • Japanaman - March 28, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    Well, I bought Street Fighter IV for my PS3, sold it, and bought Super Street Figher IV for my PS3, bought Street Fighter IV for my 360 because the challenges in SSFIV blow, and bought Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition for the 3DS, so yeah, I'll gladly give all my money to Capcom.
  • sirdilznik - March 28, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Was there ever any doubt? Capcom ALWAYS milks the bejesus out of their Street Fighter games by releasing a bazillion different versions (and that's not counting the verions for different hardware). Don't get me wrong they're all great games but how much difference is there really between Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter Turbo, Super Duper Street Fighter, Super Hyper Ultra Street Fighter EX Ultimate Platinum Diamond Edition, and Super Street Fighter Arcade? (I may have made some of those up)
  • J-spit - March 28, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    Disc? No. DLC, yes. My library is crowded as is. Anyone want a fresh new copy of Fable 3? I'm getting it in the mail and I have no actual interest in it.
  • FOZ - March 28, 2011 8:04 p.m.

    I'd like it released on Steam, but according to Capcom, that's "unfair." Surely not releasing Super for ANYONE at all with a PC was more fair?
  • skinlessmessiah - March 28, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Dlc! I will not buy another Street Fighter, until Street Fighter 5! Sorry I mean when they re-release it as Super Street Fighter 5!
  • Tangerine - March 28, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    I didn't buy Super SFIV despite having SFIV. So I'd be tempted to upgrade to this one given I haven't done so already!
  • Japanaman - March 29, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    why is everyone complaining? Capcom released 3 version of Street Fighter on the SNES. 3 version of Alpha 3. 3 version of Street Fighter III. It just wouldn't be the same if they didn't shove another SF title down our throats. Seriously, they better give us Elena. I need that 3D babe. I really wish she was in SSFIV 3D Edition. Anyway, as long as we get Elena, Maki, Urien, Ingrid, and Remy with those other characters, I'm happy.
  • Japanaman - March 29, 2011 2:55 a.m.

    I'll wait until Super Street Fighter IV Turbo: 3D Arcade Edition: Anniverary Edition Remix: Limited Edition.
  • Japanaman - March 29, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    I can't wait for Hyper Street Fighter Alpha V Turbo Remix 3D HD Arcade Edition Anniversary Edition EX Plus A Max Impact Gold, can you?
  • Crimmy - March 29, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    I love how all the comments are about all the different versions and whining, plus really long made up names. However, some do have a point, and this better be DLC. Otherwise, I'll be just like suicidali.

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