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Capcom will not release any new fighters this year

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 31, 2010 at 11:51 a.m. PDT
Capcom will not release any new fighters this year Capcom's Christian Svensson fielded a number of questions recently on the Unity Boards.

Probably the most interesting statement was that the company would not be releasing any more fighting games this year, beyond Super Street Fighter 4 which came out in April.

The door was still left open though for additional DLC content, which is rumored to happen this fall, and could potentially add new characters to the roster.

Are you guys going to release any other fighting games this year?

Sven: Beyond Super Street Fighter IV that shipped just 3 months ago? No.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is "Spring" [2011].

And Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken are not this year... and as stated in the [Comic-Con] panel where it was announced SFxT is really far away. Development only has really started after Super shipped.

Is Street Fighter X Tekken limited to just the Tekken characters, or will we see other Namco franchises represented?

Sven: It is purely Street Fighter and Tekken characters. This is an X ("Cross") title, not a Versus title.

I heard that Yoshinori Ono said Street Fighter X Tekken plays more like a Street Fighter game than a Vs. game, so they decided to label it as a Cross game, i.e. an X. Is this true?

Sven: [Yes]. Versus games have very specific mechanics. This game is a Street Fighter game (which also has very specific mechanics but they are different from Versus titles).

Were the characters that were included in Super Street Fighter 4 based on fan feedback or were they selected because they fit in with the storyline?

Sven: [...] Indeed the roster for SSFIV was determined by fan feedback from the roster we had in SFIV. People asked for more SF3, Final Fight and Alpha characters as well as wanting to complete the SF2 cast. So that's what we provided.

The ones that were chosen in each of those categories were indeed based upon the popularity of those characters/fan feedback.

Ghost Rider isn't going to be playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Are you insane!?

Sven: Sorry guys but I really can't say why certain decisions to cut one character or another was made. I generally don't sit in those meetings as they get more detailed than I'm usually able to get (though I was in the ones where the initial proposals were determined and as Niitsuma mentioned, Ghost Rider was in the mix at that time).

I will say that the roster we have across the board is excellent and I believe at the end of the day, people will be pleased. There's no shortage of great additions from both pantheons and at the same time, there are many others that would have also been great additions who for whatever reason, didn't make the cut this time.

Are you going to use GGPO with your upcoming fighting games?

Sven: I'm not going to be able to answer this directly but let me ask you a question.

What have been the commonalities in titles that have used it (or something like it) and ones that haven't?

[Editor's note: Sven seems to be implying here that the digital only versions of upcoming fighters will use GGPO, while other games like MvC3 and SFxT seem like they won't be, as has been the pattern previously.]

In the EGMi write up for MvC3, they say it's going to be released on the Wii. Is this true?

Sven: The information they've given is incorrect. It is only for X360 and PS3.

Will we see Lucia Morgan and Dean from Final Fight 3 added to a Street Fighter game?

Sven: I would say that this would be a long shot.

In other related news, EuroGamer confirmed that Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition will be a downloadable title, like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

Comments

Oroku_Saki said on July 31, 2010 at 12:17 p.m.

I hope we get some new characters for Super Street Fighter IV.

#1
LiangHuBBB said on July 31, 2010 at 12:21 p.m.

At the Tokyo game show they are going to reveal 2.

#2
courte said on July 31, 2010 at 12:27 p.m.

I feel bad for all Capcom characters named Lucia, who are still in school, or who were born in a beat 'em up. Rest In Peace Captain Commando, Jin Saotome, and Strider Hiryu.

#3
Mugenpunch said on July 31, 2010 at 12:56 p.m.

So does that mean no SSF4 for PC this year?

#4
L said on July 31, 2010 at 12:58 p.m.

@4 i was wondering the same thing. they're releasing arcade SSF4 this year, which wasn't included in the statement, so perhaps PC release is a possibility.

#5
jesuslovessatan said on July 31, 2010 at 1:18 p.m.

i doubt SSF4 will be released on the PC considering all the question dodging these guys have been doing in relation to the PC release. maybe when their profits cap they will but i wouldnt hold my breath.

still hoping for alex though. i hate abel.

#6
Lolento said on July 31, 2010 at 1:25 p.m.

"This is a cross game" is a really poor retroactive justification. Capcom vs SNK was nothing like the Marvel Versus series, yet it had "vs" in its title. And the only other "X" game was Namco X Capcom, which wasn't even a fighting title.

As for GGPO, I believe the fact that those games are remakes is more important than their distribution media, no? That means they tend to have low hardware requirements (leaving plenty of resources for GGPO) and Capcom might even have some kind of CPS porting kit to aid.

#7
OSM said on July 31, 2010 at 1:40 p.m.

No one's bothered to ask them about Darkstalkers? Seriously?

#8
BlackHart said on July 31, 2010 at 1:42 p.m.

Elena FTW

#9
RagingApocalypse said on July 31, 2010 at 1:46 p.m.

Some the questions asked are stupid.
Final Fight 3 characters??? Really?

#10
fabulos said on July 31, 2010 at 1:52 p.m.

So apart from DLC, there will be no new retail version of SF4 with the additional characters of the arcade release? too bad, I want everything on a disc.

#11
JupiterJazz2655 said on July 31, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.

I agree with OSM, where the hell are the questions about darkstalkers?!?!?!?! and the far release of 3rd strike OE better result in HDREMIX and re-balancing

#12
Jarkyttaa said on July 31, 2010 at 4:02 p.m.

It will almost certainly not result in HDREMIX. They have said several times that an HD Remix is very unlikely because A.) There are so many frames it would be a gigantic undertaking and B.) the sprites really don't look bad. They were really awesome graphics at the time, and they still look very solid.

#13
JupiterJazz2655 said on July 31, 2010 at 4:17 p.m.

ya i know, but why did they say that they were going to take their time and get it right? if the games so perfect the way it is what are they going to change about it? I highly doubt the game will see no change otherwise we'd be getting a much sooner release which has nothing to do with overflooding the market since the only people who are going to pick up 3rd strike are the die hards who have been requesting it for so long.

#14
Jarkyttaa said on July 31, 2010 at 4:32 p.m.

I think Capcom's aim would be to introduce it to a new audience, like they did with MvC2. I'm not sure what they'd change, aside from optimizing it for online play. They may do balance tweaks a la SSFIITHDR, since the game had pretty awful balance compared to most, but then again, they didn't do that so much for MvC2.

#15
jon said on July 31, 2010 at 4:34 p.m.

Beside the porting and instituting an online component with GGPO, a lot of balancing has to be done.

Plus, they just started work on it so I wouldn't expect it until after MvC3 comes out.

#16
47drift said on July 31, 2010 at 4:47 p.m.

At least this gives me more time to practice up on Tekken.

#17
Liberator said on July 31, 2010 at 5:01 p.m.

Is Street Fighter X Tekken limited to just the Tekken characters, or will we see other Namco franchises represented? - dumbest question ever...i guess i don't need to explain why...

#18
Liberator said on July 31, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.

...just forgot to add...if i were the one who'd answer i'd say something check those gray thingy inside your brain buddy...

#19
McBison said on July 31, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.

@10 I concur.

#20
mag44 said on July 31, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Who would ask such a stupidly obvious question?...

#21
irrenmann said on July 31, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Lucia was a sexy design, but her martial arts and storyline ("I'm a policewoman, but I don't use a gun or arrest anyone...I just beat them until they disappear") were not especially interesting.

I do wish Guy had his Gadouken-like move from Final Fight 3, though.

#22
Aristogato said on July 31, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

KARIN is a great Alpha´s character and very popular: where is she? DLC Please!!

#23
Meety said on July 31, 2010 at 7:14 p.m.

damn it letz give capcom more fans 4 wat we want nd dat iz more super street fighter 4 characters from street fighter alpha 3 nd street fighter 3rd strike like karin rolento elena nd ingrid

#24
guiliano said on July 31, 2010 at 7:18 p.m.

Hi guys.For those who are interest in Phoenix Wright being included in this game: Shu Takumi, the creator of Phoenix Wright, has said that even though Phoenix was deconfirmed from the game, if enough fan support is generated, he will fight for a place for him. If we can get word around, everyone's favourite Ace Attorney may be playable in the game! We have multiple useful links where you can support Phoenix in this topica at Gamefaqs:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/995375...

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/MVC3/pe...

#25
Dany said on August 1, 2010 at 12:49 a.m.

And no new NEW character for Super Street Fighter IV??
I'd say:
http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/12/65/27...
Bring her to life!!!

#26
Put_Elena_in_SF said on August 1, 2010 at 5:08 a.m.

Bring elena into ssf4. Someone needs to ask him this...

#27
xShonuffx said on August 1, 2010 at 5:51 a.m.

Man no 3rd Strike ONline?! Boo, im gonna go buy Blazblue.

#28
Chisin_Jong said on August 1, 2010 at 6:16 a.m.

"It is purely Street Fighter and Tekken characters. This is an X ("Cross") title, not a Versus title."

Whats that got to do with anything??

#29
raymk said on August 1, 2010 at 8:40 a.m.

@24 damn it letz give capcom more fans 4 wat we want nd dat iz more super street fighter 4 characters from street fighter alpha 3 nd street fighter 3rd strike like karin rolento elena nd ingrid
^yeah i'm sure that at least karin and rolento will make it i hope ingrid, elena and alex can make it as well i'd love to see them all in the new graphics also.

#30
jon said on August 1, 2010 at 8:44 a.m.

@28

You must be out the loop. 3ed Strike: Online Edition was announced.

#31
ShadowKnight28 said on August 1, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.

GGPO for 3rd Strike OE! Get er done Capcom.

#32
ChunLi said on August 1, 2010 at 3:12 p.m.

DARKSTALKERS 4 ENTIRELY POSSIBLE.

Straight from Yoshinori Ono's Twitter:

"Plz gather signatures!! So, it's sent to CAPCOM USA!! RT @16bitJeff: Are We Ever gonna get a Darkstalkers 4?
Sat Jul 24 2010 20:53:48 (Eastern Daylight Time) via ついっぷる"

Let's start a petition and present it to CAPCOM USA, and if enough communities participate, we'll have a definite for a long awaited DS4.
(If this gets a front page post, I had BETTER get credited)

#33
MALDA said on August 2, 2010 at 1:29 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#34
Mrlexxljr said on August 4, 2010 at 1 p.m.

I honestly hope Jin, strider, and all the original characters from the MvsC series are there. It just wouldn't be right idc if they're low teir or w.e.

#35
genocide_cutter said on August 6, 2010 at 9:54 a.m.

what about snk

#36


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