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Arcade Super Street Fighter 4 logo, SBO announcement, Kmart deal

Posted by Catalyst
September 8, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. PDT
Doopliss noticed that Yoshinori Ono uploaded an image of the splash screen for the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4.

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Also, Ono said again that he'd be making an announcement for Super Street Fighter 4 at Tougeki (Super Battle Opera), which is being held this year at the Tokyo Game Show. The tournament runs from Sept. 18 - 19.

Yoshinori didn't clarify what he'd be announcing, but it's almost a certainty that he'll be revealing at least some of the new characters added to the arcade version, but if there are new features he'll probably spill the beans at this time as well.

Also, in somewhat unrelated news, Kmart is offering Super Street Fighter IV for $14.99 after you purchase Halo: Reach. Most of you reading this message have long since bought the game, but if you'd like to pick up an extra copy for a friend or family member and you're planning on buying Halo: Reach anyway, this is a solid deal.


Fishsauce said on September 8, 2010 at 9:03 p.m.

Get hyped!?

EXC355UM said on September 8, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.

That's actually a pretty good deal. Halo Reach is going to be a solid console FPS.

FroggyMan77 said on September 8, 2010 at 9:10 p.m.

The Japanese arcade goers will play this for a while, then get bored and go back to Continuum Shift. And then Continuum Shift II will come out, and this game will sit collecting dust.

Rodeoman said on September 8, 2010 at 9:13 p.m.

Yea cause SSFIV is just collecting dust at this point right?
Yea we all saw the Blazblue Continuum Shift finals at EVO 2010 & it completely overshadowed SSFIV. Yea...

ShaftyCakes said on September 8, 2010 at 9:15 p.m.

SSF4 PC Edition?

FroggyMan77 said on September 8, 2010 at 9:17 p.m.

This has nothing to do with EVO, an AMERICAN tournament. This has to do with Japan, which has the largest market for arcade games. Currently, the BlazBlue series is the most-played arcade fighter in Japan, certainly more than SSFIV.

Tsevin said on September 8, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.

Halo: Reach + SSF4? That's kind of a weird combination.

MALDA said on September 8, 2010 at 9:29 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

exblackman said on September 8, 2010 at 9:32 p.m.


Actually you wrong it is Tekken 6 at the the moment as of August... but I wouldn't have guess either so can't blame you

Nelaelu said on September 8, 2010 at 9:36 p.m.

Do you have any NERF/BUFF suggestons for Arcade SSF4? We have a topic on the forum where you could DISCUSS them. It's called:


To find it, go to "FORUMS" (link svailable at the top of the page), pick "STREET FIGHTER 4 SERIES," then scroll down and you will find it.

PS. I APOLOGIZE if that's an ANNOYING REPEAT for someone...

Rodeoman said on September 8, 2010 at 9:36 p.m.

Well of course BlazBlue:CS is more played in arcades than SSFIV considering that SSFIV HAS NOT BEEN RELEASE IN ARCADES YET, so that point is invalid. & EVO being an "AMERICAN tournament", sure it's held in a America but it's the biggest worldwide fighting game tournament in the world & of course people of all nationalities come to contend, certainly not just Americans.

Gun_Fu_Projekt said on September 8, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.

@ FroggyMan77
Of course Blazblue ( or Tekken 6 ) would be the most played arcade fighter in japan. SSF4 isn't even officially OUT YET in arcade.

Gun_Fu_Projekt said on September 8, 2010 at 9:41 p.m.

@ Rodeoman
Thanks man, you beat me to it lol.

FroggyMan77 said on September 8, 2010 at 9:45 p.m.


Well, you're completely missing the point, which was that I was referring to the Street Fighter 4 series in general, but whatever.

Sure, people from all over the world show up at EVO, but since it's hosted in America, the majority of players are probably American as well. If you have any evidence that refutes this, go ahead and present it.

The reason BlazBlue isn't played much in America is because they don't even know the game exists. Street Fighter has brand name popularity, hence it sells more.


No. Turns out exblackman is right in that it's Tekken 6 (at least as of March 2010). But Continuum Shift is still 3rd as opposed to SFIV's 7th.

AeriALs said on September 8, 2010 at 10:15 p.m.

comparing a new game with an outdated game... I'll cry myself to sleep now

ANewChallenger said on September 8, 2010 at 10:15 p.m.

I can tell you the reasons BlazBlue ain't played in America, and it's nothing to do with brand-name accountability:

1. It's art sensibilities (character designs and the like) are way TOO anime. There's a considerable backlash against the weeaboo set - if the game were exactly the same mechanics wise but all of the fighters were characters from Naruto, would *you* play it?

2. The learning curve is too steep give that the game revolves around combos on fallen opponents and juggles. First time I played, I picked some Chinese waitress with her tits hanging out, and the other guy was all over the screen with projectiles for 2 minutes straight. Meanwhile, this girl could barely move. Granted, Tekken is based on combo strings too, but there you can start one off with a simple laucnher followed by punching their ankle up against a wall.

3. We tried that game back when it was called Guilty Gear, and the above two problems turned us of to it. It hasn't changed.

TL;DR - Nobody wants to play BlazBlue. Yes, Japan is nobody. They also probably count DokiDoki LoveCrush PanicIdol Datingu+ for PSP among their top games right now - do you want to baww about hyping up tournies for that too?

SeoulZombie said on September 8, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

@FroggyMan77: You're missing the point. BlazBlue and Tekken 6 are more played than Street Fighter IV in the arcades, because they are the most recent versions of their series. Why would you go and play an outdated version of Street Fighter that has had several changes made to it, rather than a new version of Tekken or BlazBlue. To be honest, SFIV being at 7th is a pretty good spot, considering not many people play it at all. Once SSFIV hits the arcade scene I'm certain it will remain in a solid position for a VERY long time.

As for the original article, I will be greatly disappointed if Ono's only announcement is Yun and Yang. The official announcement of them is almost pointless, everyone knows they will be in the game.

zUkUu said on September 8, 2010 at 10:23 p.m.

this looks kinda "3D" logo

BlankaBeast said on September 8, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.


Phynx said on September 8, 2010 at 10:30 p.m.


Nail on the head, buddy. Especially reason #1.

Slade_Hokan said on September 8, 2010 at 10:38 p.m.


Ex_Ein said on September 8, 2010 at 10:39 p.m.

Shafty Cakes, No

Darts said on September 8, 2010 at 10:41 p.m.


FREE1UP said on September 8, 2010 at 11:07 p.m.

There gonna add like 6 characters I bet. They might not be who everyone wants but 6 more will extend the life of the SF4 series and we'll all keep playing. Plus SF4 is their golden egg. It will definitely be more than just Yun and Yang I believe.

Hamza said on September 8, 2010 at 11:15 p.m.

F*** Yun and Yang. They're a waste of character slots. One of em is enough. We need Rolento, Elena, Karin. Africa and australia are unrepresented in SF. So a character from these continents would be cool.

neon6 said on September 8, 2010 at 11:17 p.m.

What's wrong with photo? How about the weird after image effect?
Also, white knight powers activate!

neon6 said on September 8, 2010 at 11:40 p.m.

Gee, I don't know, a game as cutthroat as Blazblue probably doesn't have more than 25% of the online players just picking the same characters and mashing out moves because the controls are so relaxed the game essentially "guesses" what you want to do because you're too lazy to actually input the motions quickly enough in order to win the scrub audience (2xdiagonal down=dragon punch? Really?). But if that's what people want, ain't nothing can be done about it.

ArykheartX said on September 8, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

@17 actually I do want to see someone play tournaments of that game sounds like a speed run tournament to me

FREE1UP said on September 9, 2010 at 12:19 a.m.

@Clovr4Lyf.. you cant resist it I see.. You'll go as far as you can before you get banned lol smh

ArykheartX said on September 9, 2010 at 1:08 a.m.

@free1up how do you see that as an attack I seen it as him agreeing with you..... I in my head said DUH to your statement they will do the bare minimum so then they can send out the rest later....

In the game design business we call that extended life cycle

FREE1UP said on September 9, 2010 at 1:18 a.m.

I dont see it as an attack man lol.. forget it

Sektah84 said on September 9, 2010 at 1:29 a.m.

I wouldn't mind picking up a copy for 360 of ssfiv since I got the ps3 version but I'm not a fan of halo blah. Mw2>any halo game.

tokyobassist said on September 9, 2010 at 3:35 a.m.

Umm no. Virtua Fighter 5 R is the current arcade favorite aside from T6. BBCS isn't really played anymore except by console gamers. SSF4 is probably slightly more but not by much. Quit acting like a bunch of elitist nerds. Not saying any every fighter rules but ya'll should openup your minds to other games instead of being high school about it.

FroggyMan77 said on September 9, 2010 at 4:46 a.m.


1. I don't think that the fact that this game isn't played enough has anything to do with a stigma against anime. It's just that this game is practically an unknown over here. Ask some random gamer if they've heard of this game and I'll bet they say no. Most of this is probably due to ArcSystemWorks' lack of marketing over here. When was the last time you say a BlazBlue commercial? Or an appearance at a major Western video game expo?

And to answer your question, yes, I would play it. And I'm giving an honest answer here. If that were the case, then the game would probably be played more over here, but it would never be taken seriously as a fighting game because there's a certain stigma that all games based on licensed properties suck. And yes, a lot of them DO suck, but that doesn't mean that there can't be a select few standouts.

Hence why you never see anyone playing a tournament of Bleach: DS.

2. The learning curve is too steep? Sure, every character actually plays different in this game, so you can't just jump in with your favorite shotoclone and automatically start throwing fireballs and Shoryukens, but in terms of making combos, it's actually quite easy. Combos are very lenient on timing for the most part, as opposed to having a bunch of links for 6 different buttons that you have to hit with exact 1/60 of a second timing.

Don't use your own experience with the game (and to be fair, you started with a pretty advanced character) as a measure of the learning curve.

3. They're completely different games.


A fair point, but let's see if SSFIV can keep its "new game" momentum after Continuum Shift II comes out.

swellmell said on September 9, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.

so are we gonna have to buy another version instead of him just updateing the players?

Batsu said on September 11, 2010 at 12:05 a.m.


You're wrong. 17# hit the nail on the head. Go away.


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