Ed Boon on Street Fighter IV: "I hope they add enough new stuff"

The creator of Mortal Kombat says he's looking forward to seeing the new Street Fighter game from Capcom, but he hopes there's enough new stuff in there to hold his interest.

"I'm really excited about Street Fighter IV. From what I'm told, it's the same moves but a different interpretation. I really hope they add enough new stuff that it keeps you interested so that it doesn't feel like, after a few days, that you've already seen and done it," Boon told us during the Las Vegas unveiling of the new MK title.

"I think that's why fighting series don't hold peoples interest that long. Because people realise that they've played, for example, Heihachi from Tekken in four or five different versions, and don't want to carry on doing that.

"Going forward, online play needs to be a necessity, to keep the arcade feel that people love. You have to play against another person, not the computer. That's the magic of the game - one person against another. You against me. I just beat you so now you want to get back in there and beat me. That's what it's all about."

It's safe to assume that MK vs. DCU will have online play then? "Absolutely. It has online, it has dual storylines - we tell the story from the perspective of the MK guys and from the DC guys.

"It has new fighting mechanics, transition combat, freefall combat - so you're actually punching and kicking as you fall to a new area. So it's going to be a completely different feel. It's not going to feel anything like MK Armageddon."

In case you've been in Antarctica for the last three days - check out the effin' sweetMortal Kombat vs. DC Universe trailer.

Courtesy of CVG.

Apr 21, 2008