Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade '2012 Edition' changes detailed

Capcom has outlined the buffs, nerfs, and tweaks coming to the Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012 patch.


Capcom has outlined the changes coming to Super Street Fighter IV from the promised 2012 Edition patch. As expected, some tournament favorites like Akuma and Yun, have been tweaked to make them less devastating, though overall Capcom says it is "focusing on buffing up weaker characters, rather than nerfing existing ones."

The Capcom Europe blog gathers up translations on the Capcom Unity blog. Most of the classic characters like Ryu, Ken, Sagat, and Chun-Li are getting only minor changes to make them more user-friendly, while others like Blanka and Zangief are receiving general balance changes. Some characters like T. Hawk are just receiving changes to make up for the rest of the roster's alterations.

Most characters received minor buffs, but Gouken, Adan, and Hakan seem to be getting the lion's share of improvements. Akuma is receiving some light nerfing, particularly in move loops, and C. Viper and Seth are both receiving a bit of a downgrade as well. Yun, usually cited as the most overpowered character, is probably getting the most nerfs. Capcom says this is to make him less of a "scrubby character" and to focus his talents on "players with strong technical skills."

The announcements didn't outline specific release plans for the balancing patch, but it's planned for location testing in Japanese arcades soon.

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    August 26, 2011 1:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade '2012 Edition' changes detailed.

    Capcom has outlined the buffs, nerfs, and tweaks coming to the Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012 patch.

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      August 26, 2011 3:04 PM

      Noes nOt akuma

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      August 26, 2011 3:11 PM

      Does pOt akuma!

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      August 26, 2011 3:21 PM


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      August 26, 2011 3:26 PM

      Focused on buffing weaker characters, rather than nerfing existing ones my ass.

      Fei Long got hit by a gang of 20 midgets wielding nerf bats.

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        August 27, 2011 1:57 PM

        Fei Long is arguably the strongest character in the game. The only reason people have used Yun instead of him is because it takes a higher level of skill up use him. Also, of the top tier characters that tournament players are scared of, Fei Long was nerfed the least.

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      August 26, 2011 3:38 PM

      There are those still playing this game? I hated it when it came out. One of the biggest letdowns ever.

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      August 27, 2011 4:59 AM

      Capcom's multi-release methodology = Ruining the games i love. Just leaves a bad taste.

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        August 27, 2011 12:02 PM

        Shut up, it's a patch.

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      August 27, 2011 4:29 PM

      And they keep making sure to gimp Cammy. Every release makes her less and less viable. Yun is the Cammy that doesn't suck.

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      August 29, 2011 1:33 AM


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        August 29, 2011 3:02 PM

        Yes you can. But you won't be able to select any of the new characters in that match.

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      February 19, 2013 3:03 PM

      It is good to see the new release of good games any way. Those classic <a href="">arcade</a> games are great and every one should try it.

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