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Development has started on version 2012 of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 11, 2011 at 7:10 p.m. PDT
Ono made a tweet announcing that development has begun on the Version 2012 rebalance of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, and left this image. Nothing too fancy here, but in the upper-right corner you'll see the words 'Ver.2012 Alpha'.


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There aren't a lot of details known about version 2012 of SSF4 AE, but here's a brief rundown of past notable updates.

• This will be a free download for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

• It'll be out in the fall or winter time.

• A PC version of the rebalance patch will be released at some point. Svensson said they'll keep the PC release and console versions in sync. Although not officially announced yet, the PC patch should also cost nothing.

• All that's currently planned for v2012 of SSF4 AE is a balance update, no other characters or features have been announced at this time.

Contributions to this story by Nyoro and Jason24cf.

Comments

zufir said on August 11, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.

Make Ryu OP plis

#1
zufir said on August 11, 2011 at 7:11 p.m.

Oh right... *troll face*

#2
ChunLi said on August 11, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.

Incoming cries for Buffs/Nerfs in 3...2...1...

#3
zufir said on August 11, 2011 at 7:13 p.m.

BUFF YUN PLEASE

#4
HighOnPCP said on August 11, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.

can i has bison 4 way teleport and projectile pleeeeezz?!

#5
MetallicA said on August 11, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.

There's no way to update the Japanese arcades with the new patch? It'll be really lame if they didn't get the update.

#6
GenmuZero said on August 11, 2011 at 7:19 p.m.

inb4 SSF4: AE version 2013

#7
Nago said on August 11, 2011 at 7:20 p.m.

By "Winter" they mean the first week or so of 2012, right? :|

#8
Zengasm said on August 11, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

wtf is street fighter

#9
blue_westcoast said on August 11, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

no new characters? i was hoping for elena,rolento,hugo to be added as dlc. =(

#10
rvnender said on August 11, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.

Just undo the nerfs you did from Super to AE and it would be perfect.

#11
FADCTAUNT said on August 11, 2011 at 7:29 p.m.

arcade runs a stripped down version of the PC edition of AE so it will get the update.

@11 no it won't be.

#12
Model_M said on August 11, 2011 at 7:29 p.m.

@blue_westcoast
Enough with the f*cking character requests... geez.

#13
spotlesseden said on August 11, 2011 at 7:31 p.m.

if there are new characters, it won't be free. you can't have both. making a new character is no cheap.

#14
DestinyZX1 said on August 11, 2011 at 7:34 p.m.

And with this, the trolling begins. I'm just hoping that they made some changes to some of the characters that have been nerfed real bad especially Guile.

#15
MasterCheeze said on August 11, 2011 at 7:35 p.m.

Well, better enjoy Vanilla AE as much as I can. Oh, wait, I don't play Fei or the twins.

#16
Maladath said on August 11, 2011 at 7:41 p.m.

I am hoping there are no nerfs

Just buff all of the cast up to the supposed Yun/Fei/Viper level

gogogo :)

#17
Ex_Ein said on August 11, 2011 at 7:43 p.m.

Nago
Anything from the the middle of December to the end of Feb

#18
SHOGUN said on August 11, 2011 at 7:43 p.m.

If this is going to be "last" iteration then please give the other lower tier characters the Makoto treatment and make them freakin' awesome!

#19
okay said on August 11, 2011 at 7:45 p.m.

Nerf the joke characters (Dan, El Fuerte, and Hakan).

#20
madsoul242 said on August 11, 2011 at 7:53 p.m.

really miss the SNES and PS2 days when you initially get a effin game and you just made dew try to master that specific game (glitches, bugs and character original attributes included) or move the phuck on. NOW we're consumed with bitchin bout nerfs, buffs, patches and and extra characters you now you will never see. Hey guys i know its a new era in technology and this give us the ability to greatly improve our gaming experience but hell lets just let a game be what is and CALM THE PHUCK DOWN!

#21
Ex_Ein said on August 11, 2011 at 7:57 p.m.

FADCTAUNT
Actually, it's no really a stripped down version of PC due to the fact the program is meant to run continuously also you can't change graphical settings. the consoles are closer to the PC model then anything as they're meant to compensating to mutliple inputs outputs and displays. the PC and modern console are closer then either party would like to admit but just think about it. Also there's the factor of "How is it preforming on PC" you must think about

#22
logic_boi said on August 11, 2011 at 7:57 p.m.

I just hope they do it right. Have faith.

#23
Tensa said on August 11, 2011 at 8 p.m.

@21 best comment so far too much bitching about nerfs/buffs

#24
Ex_Ein said on August 11, 2011 at 8:03 p.m.

madsoul242
The thing is, we have the way to communicate and get the problems resolved. Also you have to remember before this generation not half of the people you even see playing online or chatting about things online didn't play a fighting game. nothing has changed just we do hear these people and it is becoming a bigger vocal opinion as we can actually get it done, but don't be fulled SINCE world warrior the ideals of "well this seems broken/bugged/unbalanced" has been there, however we never could be vocal we didn't have unity, or SRK or even eventhubs and online gaming wasn't as big.

And don't let this effect you, play your game, talk about your character, discuss match ups about the current game not the future game.

#25
Ex_Ein said on August 11, 2011 at 8:05 p.m.

madsoul242
and before you say "STFU noob online gaming didn't exist" It did just was exceptionally rare

#26
firecotton said on August 11, 2011 at 8:06 p.m.

Give me SSF4 Cammy back and I'm happy.

#27
Gorehound said on August 11, 2011 at 8:06 p.m.

Is that Alex in the pic?

#28
Kuai said on August 11, 2011 at 8:07 p.m.

Hey there is Karin in the pic

#29
SAMURAI said on August 11, 2011 at 8:11 p.m.

I just want Super or Vanilla Balrog back.

#30
shin_ono said on August 11, 2011 at 8:11 p.m.

is that Freddy Kruger in that pic?

#31
ado said on August 11, 2011 at 8:19 p.m.

is that honda in the pic?

#32
SHOGUN said on August 11, 2011 at 8:19 p.m.

I don't know what you guys are talking about, but that looks like Honda giving Cammy the hundred hand finger blast.

#33
SHOGUN said on August 11, 2011 at 8:20 p.m.

I mean Sakura. Still applies.

#34
CoastalmixX said on August 11, 2011 at 8:22 p.m.

The person slapped by Honda is Yang, or Chun. Probably Yang.

#35
Nukka said on August 11, 2011 at 8:23 p.m.

Give Ryu atleast one of his things back ( Cr.Mk or Air tatsu) then I think Ryu can do well in AE.

#36
Bushinryuken said on August 11, 2011 at 8:25 p.m.

Simply undoing the nerfs isn't enough. Several characters still aren't strong enough to compete well. Here's to hoping for more BUFFS.

#37
Von_Kunlun_BOOF said on August 11, 2011 at 8:27 p.m.

To all the people talking about who's in the picture I want to let you know I'm not even wearing my glasses and I can tell that the two are Honda and Sakura.

#38
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 8:28 p.m.

It's Honda and Sakura.

I know you'll hate me for asking... But please add ALEX!!!!

#39
Danpser said on August 11, 2011 at 8:28 p.m.

make sakura's cr. hp hit box stretch across the whole screen.

#40
electronbabies said on August 11, 2011 at 8:42 p.m.

@36

Ryu's air tatsu escape is gay. He doesn't need that back. I mained Ryu since Vanilla (dropped him in AE). I'd love some powerz back but that one is just toooooo lame. You don't want to encourage a run away game.

Low forward buff? Sure give it to him if you want, but its not enough.

You know what would be awesome? Let Ryu throw his super with a fireball on the screen again.

What I really expect? Damage back on solar plexus. Slightly better hit boxes on pokes. That's about it.

#41
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.

Hey guys...

You know what...

The Workers are Gone...

Hugo is gone...

OMG! SSF4 Giant Attack starring Alex and Hugo!! Please god let it be true!! Jk...

But the workers are gone, wonder why.

#42
jason24cf said on August 11, 2011 at 8:52 p.m.

@42 better hitboxes for ryu, seriously his pokes have the highest priority with his st/cr.lp plus his cr.mp Valle was still top 16 with Ryu at EVO. nice troll

#43
Burn said on August 11, 2011 at 8:54 p.m.

Deejay needs dem buffs. All he really needs is a bit of a damage boost. The damage I do with a 5-6 hit combo isnt even at 240. even a slight damage boost would be nice. Also, a little bit more combo-ability. He needs reliable ways into his ultras that arent situational. although that might be too powerful. All I know is that if I could combo into his Ultra 1 from upkicks(obviously not all the hits, but more than 1 or 2) then I would be a happy boy.

#44
denaycous_dee85 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.

Okay, F#(k YOU. TIER WHORE!!!!!

#45
Nukka said on August 11, 2011 at 9:09 p.m.

@42

Running away doesn't depend on the move, but the player. It just gives them different options. Ryu is practically useless in the corner and the Air tatsu would help alot in some matchups (zangief, yun, etc). And I mean ken still has his and akuma has a teleport, so... it's only fair lol.

And you would be surprised how a little buff on Cr.Mk could change his whole position in the game.

#46
SteadiestShark said on August 11, 2011 at 9:16 p.m.

Even if the top tier character has nothing but 5-5 matchups, people will still bitch like crazy when they have to fight them.

#47
SteadiestShark said on August 11, 2011 at 9:18 p.m.

@#43

...that could actually be onto something interesting. lol

#48
denaycous_dee85 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:21 p.m.

Just buff low tiers(fuerte,thawk,gen,deejay,guy)etc...... Keep high tiers high. Plain and simple.

#49
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 9:37 p.m.

@49

I know right? That would be some crazy sweet $hit! Can you freaking imagine how HYPE everyone would be!

Everyone would buy it!

#50
VanCityPlayboy said on August 11, 2011 at 9:41 p.m.

Aluppoj> I'm with you homie , that IS E.Honda doing his 100 hand slap on Sakura and yes you know I defintely want Alex in

#51
VanCityPlayboy said on August 11, 2011 at 9:42 p.m.

Please Ono, I'm asking you nicely please add or reveal who this is

http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/no...

#52
madsoul242 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:44 p.m.

@ 25/24 point taken i understand and respect both of your opinions i just got a little nostalgic is all

#53
madsoul242 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:46 p.m.

i ment 25/26 but thanks for the support 24

#54
denaycous_dee85 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:49 p.m.

AE is missing some Alex, Hugo, and Rmika.Wonder if she would have like a juggle super like Yun??? Intriguing i gotta say. Kinda sad i cant see gief and hugo in action, or alex and charlie.

#55
denaycous_dee85 said on August 11, 2011 at 9:56 p.m.

Ono this is your chance to shine, rmika, you know you want her......me too:)~

#56
Shinebox said on August 11, 2011 at 10:05 p.m.

@21 It also took much longer for games to come out because the final product couldn't afford glitches, there was no online updating.

#57
NyuBomber said on August 11, 2011 at 10:18 p.m.

Buff Vega.
Buff Juri.

That is all.

#58
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.

@53

Good to hear from you bra! Vancity is my conspiricy theory partner lol!

@57

Your right! This is his chance to shine! Add Alex! I'll even accept R.Mika as long as The Brooklyn Brawler (Is that even his nick name? Lol) makes it in!

Face it, we'd all go freaking nuts if they added a few fan favorites! And IMHO the transition from 4 to 3s NEEDS ALEX!

Oh, one other thing... Who the Fu<k was that kid that Balrog took?!? Who is Remy!?!? Who/What is Q!?!! We should ALL Demand a few God Damn Answers!

#59
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.

Yes, I'm losing my mind.

#60
BrawlKarter said on August 11, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.

@53 That is definitely Yang in his alternate costume. Look at the hair and look at this pic if you're wondering what is hanging between the characters legs: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=yang+a...

#61
Lyn said on August 11, 2011 at 10:32 p.m.

F*ck everyone above.

Focus on SFxTekken.

I want MY Makoto beast in it. :))))))))

#62
sickthink said on August 11, 2011 at 10:33 p.m.

I want to be able to input actions after the KO flash!!!

#63
Dark1ce said on August 11, 2011 at 10:44 p.m.

IT'S PIKACHU

#64
xShonuffx said on August 11, 2011 at 10:45 p.m.

DEATH OF THE TWINS IS AT HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!!!!!!!!

#65
Aluppoj said on August 11, 2011 at 10:58 p.m.

@62

You must be new here. That is not Yang and it is not Chun Li. Several of us have done like a Zillion still shot comparisons and Yang's crouching Hit stun kneels on the opposite leg!

And Chun Li has a similar leg stance, but her leg thickness never matches, her sash never matches, her right arm never matches.

Try again.

#66
Master_of_Magnet said on August 11, 2011 at 10:59 p.m.

The ONLY changes I want to this game are:
1. Input actions after K.O.
2. Gouken and Akuma's original theme music back. (a Ryu remix is not a real theme capcom)

#67
Realpolitix said on August 11, 2011 at 11:05 p.m.

Poison plz.

#68
BestAlgorithm said on August 11, 2011 at 11:12 p.m.

Add Elena in it please :D

#69
RagingDemon said on August 11, 2011 at 11:22 p.m.

For those of you who were hoping for new characters/content...

Keep in mind they announced AE would be the very last game in the iteration, and if they plan to add more characters that would just make the balancing process harder. Even then, stuff like new characters are NEVER for free (at least for Capcom games), so my theory is that they're only just gonna work on balancing the characters.

That's just my theory though.

#70
portalsofmadnes said on August 11, 2011 at 11:38 p.m.

meh

#71
draw2 said on August 11, 2011 at 11:51 p.m.

@#53

Isn't that Oni?

#72
werewolfgold said on August 12, 2011 at 12:02 a.m.

Psst... I heard from a very reliable source that Omega Rugal is going to be in the game. But, you didn't hear that from me...

...Yep.

#73
General_Awesomo said on August 12, 2011 at 12:03 a.m.

@ #68.

YES. Why were Akuma's and Gouken's themes nerfed into some Ryu's theme variations? And now Evil Ryu included, 4 characters are stuck with the same theme. "Oh, but you could just fight Shin Akuma and Shin Gouken in Arcade mode." What if I'm playing online? When I fight Akuma and Gouken, I want to hear THEIR themes, not Ryu's.

And yes, I also want post KO hits. Capcom was like "oh, they're disrespectful." Bull.

#74
GamePirate420 said on August 12, 2011 at 12:12 a.m.

@ 75
remember post-KO hits for MvC1 and MvC2?

#75
Novacane said on August 12, 2011 at 12:13 a.m.

I have a feeling this might be the last patch or any of downloable thing ever for IV series...

#76
GamePirate420 said on August 12, 2011 at 12:14 a.m.

We ALL know Street Fighter X Tekken will have PLENTY of patches/updates.

Has ONO's team got anything right the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time?

#77
General_Awesomo said on August 12, 2011 at 12:18 a.m.

@ #76

I'm not sure about MvC1, but I do remember post KO hits in MvC2. You would press start and were then allowed to smash your opponent up for a bit. But you couldn't do it if you did a Team Hyper Combo finish.

#78
iBreakArcadestickscauseofnerfs said on August 12, 2011 at 12:23 a.m.

I agree with #68 and 75, after KO' we should be able to hit them!!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to that after I beat someone! Let me kick yun after I knock his ass out from a hard earned victory!

#79
GamePirate420 said on August 12, 2011 at 12:29 a.m.

Capcom, do you admit that your fighting games always have unbalances on purpose to increase interest on your product, to keep the higher-ups happy in order to keep a steady stream of revenue coming in...eventhough you COULD have a balanced game?

Do expect us to believe that MvC3 and TvC and SF4 were put on market because the team thought they were truly 'complete'???

ANSWER!!!... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdU8oq...

#80
yuenyun said on August 12, 2011 at 12:54 a.m.

I have a creeping suspicion that Yun will be buffed further to troll us. Then Super Ultra Street Fighter IV: Mega Arcade Edition will be released for $40.

#81
chickenwings said on August 12, 2011 at 1:07 a.m.

its a free update and people are asking for characters? give me a break already.

Wat we need is to have ALL character tournament worthy, forget about adding more characters that will go unused anyway.

#82
NGB_Solid said on August 12, 2011 at 1:09 a.m.

agreed with #42. at least give back ryu ssf4 cr.Mk, without it, ryu does horrible in some matches imo.
a little damage boost on solar plexus wont be too much to ask for either.
super trap i will consider that to be a little bit broken.

#83
evolkid said on August 12, 2011 at 1:45 a.m.

All i ask for is a decent attempt at balancing the game similar to super and the addition of CHAMPIONSHIP MODE. Don't know if anyone remembers this but i thought i was f*****g GODLIKE!!!

#84
Dude130 said on August 12, 2011 at 1:56 a.m.

All the characters need the wear & tear like Oni's 2nd outfit so anybody has a tweeter tell Ono.

#85
thepuscifer said on August 12, 2011 at 2:23 a.m.

Anyone who still plays SSF4: thepuscifer (XBL)

I play that over AE, I do have AE but yeah, Seth and Ryu are useless in it now IMO

#86
VanCityPlayboy said on August 12, 2011 at 2:27 a.m.

Aluppoj and denaycous_dee85> yes WE NEED ALEX, please Capcom make it happen we need Alex from SF3 in here it will bring new life to the game Guaranteed! Mika would be cool for Alex as a rival and Aluppoj brought up a interesting concept though at the Skyscaper stage Hugo and the workers are gone, could it be Hugo as the other character?

#87
JasonLee said on August 12, 2011 at 2:47 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#88
DeadlyMoves said on August 12, 2011 at 3:07 a.m.

Lets face it, theres only one character the REALLY needs to be balanced, and thats Yun.
But i would like to see them actually make Gouken good. Hes ment to be the master of the shoto's for gods sake! He should be one of the best, not one of the worst.

I really hope there gonna add 4 new characters, 2 from 3S and 2 from Alpha...
Alex
Sean
Birdie
Karin

#89
bbgun83 said on August 12, 2011 at 3:14 a.m.

Why are they making it a big deal that this re-balance is free? Shouldn't it be free in the first place?

#90
JIHADJOE said on August 12, 2011 at 3:21 a.m.

Is it gonna be called SSF4 "BE" a.k.a
Balanced
Edition
?

#91
JIHADJOE said on August 12, 2011 at 3:22 a.m.

@89
I want Ryu buffed to the point where he was in vanilla.

=P

#92
caruga said on August 12, 2011 at 3:32 a.m.

Maybe they're doing the free balance patch come xmas time to persuade people to buy it who didn't the first time around. Free doesn't necessarily mean they won't make money off of it.

#93
DashHyper said on August 12, 2011 at 3:32 a.m.

the pic is honda n sakura.

#94
Doopliss said on August 12, 2011 at 3:33 a.m.

I'm sad, because they're probably gonna fix the damage scaling reset glitch with T.Hawk's U2 after FA.

#95
DeadlyMoves said on August 12, 2011 at 3:53 a.m.

@95 No Sh*t Sherlock

#96
Lavama said on August 12, 2011 at 3:57 a.m.

So, guys who said something about all the workers and Hugo being gone brings up a good point. What the heck happened?

#97
BlassKain17 said on August 12, 2011 at 3:57 a.m.

@ #15 wtf? buff guile? everyone knows how lame people can play guile. Sonic boom, sonic boom, flash kick! there is no way of getting close to that coward of a fighter. So few recovery frames after he throws a sonic boom that you can never punish that and if you jump you get flashed kicked in the mouth.

#98
J said on August 12, 2011 at 4:02 a.m.

Just buff the lower tier characters please. No stupid nerfs again.

#99
DemonDethchase said on August 12, 2011 at 4:08 a.m.

still holding out hope for new characters to fill those two empty spaces. Hoping for like Alex/Hugo/R.Mika

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