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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade to get '2012 Edition' patch

by Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2011 10:30am PDT

Capcom is planning to release a free '2012 Edition' balance patch for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, following complaints from the community that the new version throws some characters out-of-whack. Producer Yoshinori Ono made the announcement at the Evo 2011 tournament this weekend. Location testing will be held in Japanese arcades later this summer.

Eurogamer reports that Ono didn't mention specific plans for balancing. However, the competitive Street Fighter tourney community on Shoryuken.com has its own hopes -- ranging from buffs for characters like Rose and Cammy to various calls to bring back certain characters' moves.

The elephant in the room is Yun, often cited as the most imbalanced character in the new edition. He was actually two of the top eight characters in this year's Evo finals, although he's not unbeatable. After Daigo Umheara (using Yun) was knocked out in an earlier match, "Fuudo" used Fei Long to win the tournament against Latif's C.Viper.

To see Yun in action, check out the video of Daigo's match-up against Tokido (as Akuma) below.





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