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New Street Fighter IV screens, online play confirmed

The home console version of Street Fighter IV will boast online play and characters exclusive to the different consoles, says producer, Yoshinori Ono.

To celebrate the news, publisher Capcom today released well over a hundred screenshots of the game, featuring two newcomers: the Mexican luchador El Fuerte, and Rufus, an intimidating-looking butterball with really awful taste in clothing. And we've grabbed them all for you to sift through - clickhereto check 'em out.

Ono also told of plans to include new fighters in the home version of the game that will not be seen in the Arcade version.

He stresses, however, that Capcom would be "adding characters while watching the overall balance" of the game, being careful not to add content simply for the sake of boosting package.

"We won't be adding unnecessary stuff," he told Famitsu (via IGN) in reference to the online mode's feature set. We'd be happy with straight one-on-one battles, and maybe a knock-out tournament mode.

Can't wait, either way.

Courtesy of CVG.

May 30, 2008