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Street Fighter IV character profiles

Akuma

The rat bastard villain who was thought to have killed Gouken. Oops. Like Gouken, he’s a hidden boss, but has been balanced for competitive play
with friends.

Defining move: Raging Demon: Light Punch, Light Punch, Forward, Light Punch, Hard Punch

Guile

Still moaning about his dead friend Charlie who – spook – might not actually be dead according to SFIV’s godawful cinematics.

Defining move: Sonic Boom: charge Back for a second, Forward + Punch

Dhalsim

Dhalsim is an Indian yogi who can summon his mystical powers to breathe fire. Except we all know it’s really because he has a spicy curry belly. Subtlety is not Street Fighter’s strong point.

Defining move: Yoga Fire: Down, Down-forward, Forward + Punch

E. Honda

Apparently still desperate to prove Sumo is the greatest martial art in the world. At least until he gets his arm broken by some Jiu Jitsu nutcase, anyway.

Defining move: Hundred Hand Slap: Hammer Punch repeatedly

Zangief

Never afraid to stereotype, Zangief is a colossal Russian bear wrestler, most inspired by American pro wrestling and Final Fight’s Mike Haggar.

Defining move: Spinning Piledriver: Rotate stick 360 degrees + Punch

Fei Long

Looks a bit like Bruce Lee, doesn’t he? Sounds like him, too. Hails from the same city in China, as well. Very suspicious, that.

Defining move: Rekkaken: Down, Down-forward, Forward + Punch – can be repeated three times for a combo

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12 comments

  • Fenix654 - January 17, 2009 6:08 p.m.

    Is seth playable in multiplayer? Because that would be kind of unfair...
  • ROBOKYLE - January 17, 2009 4:36 a.m.

    Don't get me wrong i like the list of characters but i still would have loved to see T.Hawk in the mix as well TENTH!!!!!!
  • Spike_the_Dogg - January 17, 2009 1:41 a.m.

    I can't wait fo this game it is going to be awesome. I also can't wait for the game with all the characters ever in it, maybe DLC though. Still, countin down the days. Oh yeah, NINTH!!!
  • Defguru7777 - January 15, 2009 2:58 a.m.

    I'm not a Street Fighter fan per se. I've watched the animated versions on Sci-Fi, but I haven't played any of the games. But this article really makes me want to play SFIV.
  • AyJay - January 15, 2009 2:48 a.m.

    dammit off by 23 secs
  • TrIp13G - January 15, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    Can't wait to unleash that old Fei Long fire, y'know?
  • lava_lamp - January 15, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    no chuck norris... aw
  • Major_Wuss - January 15, 2009 1:48 a.m.

    FIRST! Great article. I played Super Street Fighter II after hearing it on the podcast, and loved it. Cannot wait for it to come out!
  • oreomonkey - February 22, 2009 5:03 a.m.

    OMG TWELVTH!!!!!!!!! YES! i am AWESOME!!!!
  • apokolypsse - January 17, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    i wonder why they dont bring back (or redo) some of the other characters from the original street fighter like Lee in china or Geki and Retsu from Japan... or instead of Balrog bring back Mike (the one character that would break you with around 3-5 powerful punches but balance him out like they did with other characters from the first game) and Joe was a decent fighter too... i was happy to see Eagle and Birdie return in other SF titles but didnt understand the design disaster that Birdie became though... anyways enough nostalgia and all that, i can maybe hold out some hope on one of those aforementioned characters being apart of some future dlc... maybe even a hint at a crossover character from the SNK lot or perhaps even a new Rival Schools / Project Justice character like the arrival of Kyosuke in CvS2...
  • nudger - January 15, 2009 3:32 p.m.

    SEVENTH! See I can be a retard like some of the people commenting here too!
  • AyJay - January 15, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    THIRD! that artwork looks epic

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