Super Street Fighter IV : Dubious Achievement leak 'confirms' new characters, schoolboy error teases possible fakery

Okay, I'm not sure if this is genuine, but if it is, someone at Capcom has messed up. If it isn't, someone faking a leak has messed up, but they've messed up in a way so flagrant as to look too stupid to be a mess-up, thereby making it all look more genuine. That make sense? Good.

A list of supposed new Achievements for Super Street Fighter IV has appeared, along with matching icons. They seem to indicate that the arcade version's Yun and Yang will be making the jump to the original home version of the game, along with Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma. Only problem? Four of the Achievements are currently listed as having the same criteria. Now who'd mess that up?

There you have the Achievement list. It all seems plausible enough. Pictures of Oni Akuma looking blue and demonic. Pictures of Evil Ryu looking like Ryu but evil. Pictures of Yun and Yang looking all hip and cool, provided it's still the late '90s and that sort of thing is still acceptable. But check this out:

Four of the Achievements are listed as "complete arcade mode on medium without using a continue". If they're character-specific Achievements, the game is a bit vague about explaining that. They could be placeholder descriptions though. Another problem? The medium-no-continue feat is already a Super Street Fighter IV Achievement, being a 10G task called Herculean Effort. Either these are placeholder descriptions, or just bollocks.

SFIV Producer Yoshinori Ono has said several times that he's not sure if the arcade game's new characters will go the  way of DLC, so the issue would be a prime candidate for sneaky online fakers to play around with. But why would someone go to all of this trouble, only to balls it all up with a schoolboy copy-paste error? It's a tricky one alright. Let me know what you think.

Source: EventHubs




  • Crimmy - November 30, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    @Crabhand They ran out of space for the title.
  • Crabhand - November 29, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    @Drewbian it is normally like that, not sure why.
  • Ivan200X - November 29, 2010 2:23 p.m.

    Never mind, I just realize you aren't necessarily unlocking these characters (especially if they are DLC). I thought I was on to something.
  • Ivan200X - November 29, 2010 2:19 p.m.

    Good eye drewbian... But let's say it isn't a fake (maybe even just a placeholder), you could still unlock all four characters one by one by beating the game on medium with no continues four times.
  • drewbian - November 29, 2010 1:21 p.m.

    is the fact that the title Streetfighter is all one word as opposed to Street Fighter not a give away as well? or is it normally like that?
  • DrFred79 - November 29, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    Indeed, enough with the overpowered Shotos...
  • IIIIIACEIIIII - November 29, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    Wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait I see the mistake I have made. Nobody say anything. I've alread slapped myself.
  • IIIIIACEIIIII - November 29, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    But but but GR, when was the last time you ran through each of the trophies and read them? Each of the trophies have a picture of a character, and the description for the trophy is written in the manner of which that character talks, although the trophy actually has nothing to do with that character. If they're adding new characters, but not new game content, then there is no reason to add new trophies. In an effort to fit the new characters into the trophy system, they may have simply changed the icons and descriptions for those four trophies from old characters to these new shiny ones.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - November 29, 2010 1:01 p.m.

    Exactly, Psylockerules. More shotos are not what this game needs.
  • Psylockerules - November 29, 2010 12:58 p.m.

    i really hope they are not real as another akuma and ryu are not the characters i wanted, wheres Rolento, Alex, Elena and R.mika?
  • DrFred79 - November 29, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    So fake...

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