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Super Street Fighter IV gets its new batch of DLC costumes, Sagat gets a wig

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Ryu

Imagining Ryu in anything other than his gi is already a stretch, his whole thing is that he’s an eternal warrior ready to fight at the drop of a hat. Seeing as they already used battle damaged Ryu for the previous costume I guess they had to go in another direction. A Headband and tank top with a corny water pattern slapped on it should not have been that direction. Just awful.

 

Abel

Usually when I pay for a costume I want either a cool idea or maybe just a snazzy, over the top outfit, this is a bad idea and an ugly pair of shorts. Abel goes to the beach. That’s it. Maybe if you squint you could pretend he’s Michael Phelps? Anything to make it less boring.

 

Hakan

While Hakan may be Turkish, putting him in traditional Turkish garb doesn’t make a whole lot of sense seeing that most people in Turkey aren’t 500 lb bright red monster men. The baggy pants look like a huge purple diaper, the elf shoes are just way too goofy, and the fez covers up his awesome helmet hair.

 

Sagat

By far the worst of the bunch, the idea behind Sagat’s costume is that this is “Young Sagat”, notice the lack of eyepatch and scar. Unfortunately the hair looks absolutely awful and it’s impossible not to see it as a bad wig. Sagat has been bald since the very first game; giving him hair is like shaving Guile’s head, it just looks wrong. The other problem here is that aside from the wig and the scar/eye patch removal, this is the exact same costume Sagat always wears. So instead of making a new costume, they just made an exisiting one worse.

All the costumes will periodically arrive in packs on PSN/XBL this Fall, or you can wait until they’ve all been released and scoop them up for what will likely be $18.00/1,440 Microsoft funbux. As usual I’ll prob get a few of them and then feel dirty for paying to dress up my fighters so they can look prettier. Which ones do you guys dig? Let us know in the comments!

Sep 23, 2010

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21 comments

  • FauxFurry - September 25, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    Uh,fellows,I do believe there is a typo right inyour catch line. "Big Touch Guys"? Is that really what you meant to say? Yes, they do reach out to touch someone with their mits, but that still seems like an odd turn of phrase. New GamesRadar lingo? Ryu's dock worker costume may not be so great, but at least they didn't go for the lazy shredded gi route this time. Goku wore that look out in the Dragon Ball Z Budokai games. On the flip-side: Cammy covered from head to toe in a a Lin from Breath of Fire-Dragon Quarter meets Cat Woman style costume? Madness. Vega/Bison/Dictator's would be perfect if they threw in a mask,though. Putting in Char's Zaku would turn Super Street Fighter 4 into Steel Battalion or CyberBots, so that wouldn't be reasonable to hope for.
  • Ivan200X - September 24, 2010 2:37 p.m.

    Young man, I think you're being a bit harshly opinionated on these designs.
  • Dameon Angell - September 24, 2010 4:45 a.m.

    The Gou Hibiki outfit is worth the $4 alone for me.
  • bmrskate - September 24, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    It's about damn time that they brought back Chun-Li's Alpha costume! It's just too legendary. Some of the others are embarassingly bad. I think that Ryu's is actually somewhat traditional Japanese in a way, since that costume is similar to what Japanese men wear in parades for festivals. Sagat and Rufus made me laugh for 5 minutes straight.
  • marioman50 - September 24, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    Alpha Chun-li for the win!
  • Crabhand - September 23, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    I usually play Ibuki, and I'm not sure how I feel about hers... but it doesn't matter, because I feel that the costumes are a little overpriced. I do find the Cammy catwoman one interesting, all of her alternate costumes have been pretty cool.
  • epicdominican91 - September 23, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    @Psylockerules Your hilarious!!
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 23, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    @Psylockerules They just turned him into Rey Mysterio Jr.!
  • Psylockerules - September 23, 2010 10:36 p.m.

    EL FURTES IS THE BEST!
  • near01 - September 23, 2010 10:16 p.m.

    zOMFG balrog has hair D:
  • listerinemarine - September 23, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    Can't. Watch. Video....on. iPod. Want to see costumes. Can't. listernemarine feel unsatisfied.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 23, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    @ventanger I refuse to bow to Capcom's obvious cheesecake ploy!
  • ChrisCultista - September 23, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    Yes, but does Chun-Li get bigger thighs? Thats the important part.
  • ventanger - September 23, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    No mention of the Cammy Cat Costume? Thought you'd have plenty to say about that.
  • BudokaZ - September 23, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    Char Bison. Capcom has decided to merge two of my favourite things together. SIEG SHADALOO
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - September 23, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    @infernox Dudley's got a new costume, you can check it in the vid. Didn't have time to comment on every single one sadly.
  • infernox - September 23, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    no new dudley costumes? balrog does look cool in that costume but dudley is just too classy.
  • paganpoet - September 23, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    Cammy's new catwoman look is kind of bizarre...not sure how I feel about it yet. She's my go-to Street Fighter, and I was not so fond of her M. Bison costume from the last set of costumes.
  • Ampatent - September 23, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    Not so sure about the opinions on Ryu and Rufus, I think Ryu's doorag look is awesome. I do kind of agree with Sagat, while I would have preferred a new style, I still think it's neat to see "young" Sagat. Adon, though, is totally badass.
  • donutman7 - September 23, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    Prob gonna pick up rog just to get that costume on

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