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New Street Fighter 4 Details, Animated Trailer Arrive; Arcade Stick to Hit Alongside Home Version

by Aaron Linde, Jun 03, 2008 3:40pm PDT

Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono revealed several new details of the upcoming fighter update at Capcom's Captivate 08 including the existence of an "arcade-perfect" stick to be released alongside the game and clarification of its character roster. A new trailer for the game was also released.

Ono told Kotaku that while the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 conversions of Street Fighter IV will feature characters not seen in the arcade version, the previously reported home-exclusive appearances of Dan Hibiki and Fei Long have not yet been confirmed. In fact, the team hasn't yet decided who will be added to the roster.

The producer also revealed that the home versions of the fighter may include the return of the classic car-and-barrel-smashin' bonus levels from Street Fighter II, as well as the addition of fully animated anime-style endings for each character. The arcade version, meanwhile, will feature simpler still-frame endings, owing to budget limitations.

Capcom also plans to ship an "arcade perfect" stick controller alongside the console and PC versions of Street Fighter IV, and is currently in talks with a US-based peripheral maker to produce a stick with a steel base plate, steel shaft and arcade style buttons. The controller may be bundled with a copy of the game.

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