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Evil Ryu Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition developer blog

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • March 29, 2011 at 12:08 p.m. PDT
Evil Ryu Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition developer blog A new developer blog from the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition team has been posted. This breaks down Evil Ryu's attributes, normal, specials and Super/Ultra moves, along with giving some general bits of info about this character.

Hit the link below to see everything.

Character Summary

• Evil Ryu is a character with strong close and mid-range offense, but weak defense. He can take out opponents, or be taken out in one stroke.
• Same health and stun as Akuma (850 health/850 stun).
• His jump is the same as Ryu's, but his movement and dash are different.

Normal Attacks

• His composition of normals consists of a Ryu base, with some of Akuma's as well as some all new normals.
• He has Akuma's Jumping Hard Kick, Standing Hard Punch, Crouching Hard Punch and Crouching Hard Kick.
• New normals: Close Hard Punch, Standing Medium Kick and Crouching Medium Kick.
• The frame data on the moves are adjusted, so though they have similar motions, they might have different frames.
• Same cancels and Super cancels as Ryu.
• Crouching Medium Kick is based on Ryu's version in 3rd Strike.
• 7 frame start up, so it doesn't Link with any of his normals, but since it has better reach than Ryu's, it works well as a low poke.


Crouching Medium Kick's hit box

Unique Attacks and Target Combos

• His unique attacks are Zugai Hasatsu (Akuma's overhead), Senbukyaku, and Tenmakujinkyaku (Akuma's dive kick).
• Senbukyaku is the same move from the Alpha series.
• It allows Evil Ryu to attack while avoiding low kicks, but can be blocked low and puts him at a frame disadvantage.
• Without hitting your opponent, it's effective at moving Evil Ryu into throw range.
• Target combo is Close Medium Punch, Close Hard Punch.
• Its damage isn't particularly high, so you might not find many places to use it, but since it's a simple motion and you can delay the attack, it's difficult to punish.


Senbukyaku's hit box

Special Moves

• His specials are Fireball, Red Fireball, Shoryuken, Hurricane Kick, Air Hurricane Kick, Teleport, and Ryusokyaku (Dragon Claw/Wheel Kick).
• Of those, Ryusokyaku is a completely new attack.
• In the early creation stage, some were of the opinion of giving Evil Ryu the Jodan Sokuto Geri (aka the Mule Kick from 3rd Strike), but it was decided to give him a new move more befitting of his image.
• Used alone, the attack is slow to come out, but you can can cancel into from Light, Medium, and Hard attacks, it's a strong but flashy move.
• If you have bar, you can perform top-class hard-hitting combos with the move.

Super Move

• His Super move is Shun Goku Satsu (a.k.a. Raging Demon).
• Since you will use Evil Ryu's EX moves often, you might not use his Super much, but when paired together with the Senbukyaku, it's an incredibly powerful technique.

Ultra Moves

• Ultra 1 is Metsu Hadouken, Ultra 2 is Messatsu Goshoryu.
• Ultra 1 is fundamentally the same as Ryu's, but doesn't do much damage.
• However, you can hold the buttons and charge the attack. Fully charged, it does more damage.
• Fully charged and at close range, it does even more damage.
• It might be difficult to create a situation where you can land it, but try it out.

• Ultra 2 is a horizontal Shoryuken, so it might be a bit difficult to use as an anti-air, but you can combo the move from a FADC (Focus Attack Dash Cancel).
• It does high damage, and by itself, with the full cinematic, it does the same damage as Ryu's Metsu Shoryuken (500 damage).

Boss Version of Evil Ryu

• The boss version is very different from the playable version.
• High difficulty, and can unleash some incredible attacks that will make you doubt your eyes.
• If you ever have the chance to fight him, you have the developer's blessing.

Translation by USD on NeoGAF.

Comments

Hypermarth said on March 29, 2011 at 12:12 p.m.

Sounds somewhat interesting when it's told by the developers, but still an odd choice over the other possible characters. Oh well, at least with a bunch of people playing Evil Ryu instead of Regular Ryu he'll die faster :P

#1
JanTheMan said on March 29, 2011 at 12:16 p.m.

We're not getting a palette swap after all.

#2
Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 12:18 p.m.

The developers blessing? sheesh lol

#3
DestinyZX1 said on March 29, 2011 at 12:18 p.m.

If I do face Evil Ryu, I'll enjoy this just like powered-up versions of Akuma and Gouken.

#4
Flipboy189 said on March 29, 2011 at 12:20 p.m.

We want Karin!

#5
Aninja11 said on March 29, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.

Looks cool...I wonder if he will be the same tier as Akuma.

#6
Suppi said on March 29, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

ryusokyaku kara into demon.

#7
gtfopanda said on March 29, 2011 at 12:34 p.m.

This guy's never gonna use Super when he can FADC into Ultra.

#8
THE_GODDAMN_MASTER said on March 29, 2011 at 12:37 p.m.

Given how Akuma and Ken are the only shotos left (thanks to AE), I wonder just how low E. Ryu will end up on the tier list...

#9
kryptonkandor said on March 29, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

Man we need damage and frame data now, and no Karin please >.>
I "personally" want Gill and Urien, "personally" not speaking for everyone here :)

#10
GigaGilgamesh9 said on March 29, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.

@5 Karin will probably be in SFxTK. Perfect rival for Lili.

#11
piccy said on March 29, 2011 at 12:45 p.m.

Armed with his all-new Ryusokyaku, you might say Evil Ryu's about to...

*puts on shades*

...put his foot down on the competition.

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH-

#12
Hakansoilbarrel said on March 29, 2011 at 12:46 p.m.
#13
SaintAvi said on March 29, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.

I know its early but this guy seems to be overall worse in most departments when compared to ryu, what was the point ?

#14
TwoCoins said on March 29, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.

Personally i think Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma is whats wrong with SSF4. I personally blame Ono for another one of his biased bullcrap love for shotos...and with a game with like 8 shotos this gets very annoying....and boring.

And If they were gonna be lazy about it... a character with ryu's model with ryu and akumas move set...(are they even trying anymore?)... why not be lazy and add Hugo....atleast he's unique compared to them. He's standing in the background....

Ono is a POS TROLL

If E.Ryu and Oni are the last two additions then it's a sad day for AE indeed.

#15
Batsu said on March 29, 2011 at 1:08 p.m.

Looks interesting. Can't wait to test.

#16
HKsupastar said on March 29, 2011 at 1:12 p.m.

@TwoCoins: With talk like that, you will not have the developer's blessings....LOL

#17
THE_GODDAMN_MASTER said on March 29, 2011 at 1:12 p.m.

@TwoCoins: I blame people like you, who don't realize Ono's just a PR guy with no more say in terms of characters as you or me and just latch on to the most visible figure instead of the actual content team.

#18
Mangosentennial said on March 29, 2011 at 1:19 p.m.

ZOMG! @13
The character select screen would have to be redone to fit that many characters, but my guess is Frank and Doc ock, Phoenix wright stage
The marvel side looks suspicious, apocalypse?! Thanos? and Juggernaut?!(OPP wont let me be!)
and that lupinko is prob fake right? right?
*head explodes*

#19
riku45 said on March 29, 2011 at 1:20 p.m.

would have liked the donkey kick so you could wall bounce then ultra

#20
holmes15688 said on March 29, 2011 at 1:26 p.m.

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#21
RandomJohn said on March 29, 2011 at 1:27 p.m.

The only way I can think of using his partially or fully charged U1 is when Ryu lands a light dp at his opponent's jump peak.

#22
brusora said on March 29, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

Can't wait to face this boss version. Because story wise I just can't believe SSJ4 Ryu (given that giant black hair of the alt. outfit lol) is that piece of crap.

#23
EmeraldFont said on March 29, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

#24
GodPride said on March 29, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.

I'm sensing a change of tune here, and it disturbs me. If Capcom wanted to be lazy in creating more shoto additions to the SF4 roster, I would have accepted Sean instead.

#25
MALDA said on March 29, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.

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#26
brusora said on March 29, 2011 at 1:51 p.m.

@19:

ROFL @ *head explodes*

Don't forget Apocalypse can grow bigger or get smaller as he pleases. He's a morpher, after all.

IIIIIIII AAAAAAAAAAAAM APOOOOOOCALYYYYYYPSE

Thanos would be just another former boss that becomes playable (Magneto, Juggernaut & Dr. Doom all fit here). Oh, and if Apocalypse becomes true, he too.

#27
Von_Kunlun_BOOF said on March 29, 2011 at 1:54 p.m.

@12

You made me laugh really hard.

#28
LearningFast said on March 29, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.

Character Summary
Akuma with some trick the end

#29
HighOnPCP said on March 29, 2011 at 2:24 p.m.

that lupinko guy leaked some true info before if i recall right...but i don't really like the characters exept maybe strider, octo and gene...and maybe juggernaut with massive 1.800.000 health haha

#30
Rafael2487 said on March 29, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.

Iam only excited in his Ultra2 Cant wait for ONI..

Anyway does anyone knows whats the condition to fight him as the Boss in AE.

#31
RoggingCamp said on March 29, 2011 at 2:43 p.m.

My guess? get as many perfects and ultra finishes as you can, don't lose any rounds. Ain't that how it always goes?

#32
juanrock said on March 29, 2011 at 2:44 p.m.

@12
you made me lol

@13
i hope not, that would increase the gap between capcom and marvel villans, is not something that matters so much in a fighting game but come on, capcom has some great villians and almost none of them are in the game, besides i really hope juri makes it in.

but actually what i want the most is a slightly tweaked (just a very little nerf to yun yang and fei) version od AE for consoles, i hope they anounce it at captivate

#33
cearbeartron said on March 29, 2011 at 2:47 p.m.

I was skeptical about adding E.Ryu and Oni at first but from what Ive seen they actually seem somewhat unique.

Also, I strongly believe that 2 more characters will be added for the launch of AE to consoles as the character select screen looks a bit "empty". I really hope those 2 will be Alex and Hugo :P

#34
old_school_rival said on March 29, 2011 at 3:12 p.m.

Cearbeartron, Evil Ryu unique; their point of reference for his move set is normal Ryu and Akuma. From what I read he has one completely new move, this is a big waste of a chracter slot.

#35
Nukka said on March 29, 2011 at 3:18 p.m.

Soooo...This guy can air tatsu outta corners?..

#36
Mr_Clack said on March 29, 2011 at 3:31 p.m.

Ryu and Akuma had a son?

#37
Prince_Shivan said on March 29, 2011 at 3:57 p.m.

@12 lmao nice one

#38
Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on March 29, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.

@36 That's a good point.

#39
AceKombat said on March 29, 2011 at 4:38 p.m.

Mr_Clack:

I heard that he can't air tatsu escape , so no ;P .

#40
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 4:56 p.m.

@Super_Shoto_Fighter_4

hows that a good point? of course he can't air tatsu out corner, shotos in general cant tatsu out of corner in AE

#41
Hitstick said on March 29, 2011 at 4:56 p.m.

Low stun/health means Evil Ryu is gonna take actual skill to use effectively. I still gaurantee that he will not be a fan favorite.

#42
hugeratjar said on March 29, 2011 at 5 p.m.

wow i already knew about evil ryu and oni give me something i dont know ._.

#43
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 5:17 p.m.

@hungeratjar

i really doubt you know much about Oni as he does play like any of the shoto's in the game so... yh stop talkin sh*t lool

#44
Aftermath1349 said on March 29, 2011 at 5:18 p.m.

For those doubting that DLC list, Lupinko is the guy who leaked ALL the MvC3 info (characters, Galactus, stages, specific character attributes etc.) so there's a good chance that list is real.

Marvel list is awful...

#45
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.

*Doesn't

#46
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 5:22 p.m.

@Aftermath1349

Who really cares about mvc3 anymore ?

#47
Aftermath1349 said on March 29, 2011 at 5:22 p.m.

I retract my previous statement. After doing some searching I realized that that list is likely fake as Lupinko has stated before that he would only leak info on twitter. So this is looking debunked. Good. F that Marvel list.

#48
Aftermath1349 said on March 29, 2011 at 5:26 p.m.

#47

Your asking me that while posting in a comments section related to a piece about Evil Ryu? How ironic.

#49
Douchebag said on March 29, 2011 at 5:31 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch
v=0X1Qkmy_R6c&feature=player_embedded

Those who are an active sense of humor (which I can see is quite deficient in this website) should check out this video, as it is Street Fighter-related.

#50
Douchebag said on March 29, 2011 at 5:32 p.m.
#51
Douchebag said on March 29, 2011 at 5:33 p.m.
#52
Aftermath1349 said on March 29, 2011 at 5:37 p.m.

#50

If there is one thing you won't find in the fighting game community it's a good sense of humor. We're talking about people who still think Gootecks throwing his stick is the epitome of humor.

Oh, and your link isn't working.

#53
Aftermath1349 said on March 29, 2011 at 5:40 p.m.

NVM.

I've seen that vid before but the Street Fighter homage actually makes it pretty funny.

#54
Darkyellow said on March 29, 2011 at 5:41 p.m.

So the developers confirmed what I thought, Evil Ryu is just a worse version of Akuma. They said nothing about mix-up potential which is really why Akuma shines. At least he has flashy ultras!!!!

#55
sowutifmahsnsux said on March 29, 2011 at 5:46 p.m.

so, why would i choose evil ryu over akuma?

#56
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 5:49 p.m.

@Aftermath1349

ahh i see lool but imo evil ryu is still cared about more than mvc3, although he isn't unique or really all that great as character choice, he does look amazingly evil lool

#57
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 6:19 p.m.

@sowutifmahsnsux

you wouldn't choose evil ryu over akuma but you would choose him over ryu

#58
TheShotokan said on March 29, 2011 at 6:39 p.m.

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#59
mndy said on March 29, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.

@41

Sakura and Ken can still air tatsu out of corners in AE.
It was actually kind of a questionable nerf because Ryu has been weakened enough in AE that removing air tatsu on top of the across-the-board zoning AE zoning nerf makes him below average, since Ryu's whole gimmick is being average at everything but being able to do everything and he basically was perfect at that in SSF4.

Now Sakura and Ken, two rushdown characters who have only gotten stronger, can air tatsu out of the corner. Akuma can still teleport and make it risky to try and punish it because of his improved U2 hitbox. Ryu... has nothing and is significantly worse overall.

Also Evil Ryu isn't a waste of a slot. He lets you play a character who is between the mixup play of Akuma and the spacing-based ground game style of Ryu. I can't believe anyone could have a problem with more options.

I also just want to add that there's way too much fighting over Marvel 3 and SSF4 fans on EH. Literally every single news post has some guy saying "lol mvc3 so broken get this bs out of here ssf4 forever" or "wololo people still care about super downback fighter 4 now that marvel 3 is out?"

Doesn't that get played after awhile? How do you people do this day after day? They are totally different games not even in the same spiritual spectrum.

#60
MALDA said on March 29, 2011 at 6:48 p.m.

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#61
Hitstick said on March 29, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.

@TheShotokan#59: Cody says wut up!

#62
jdigitalseven said on March 29, 2011 at 6:59 p.m.

SF 3rd Suck Fan Girls are so annoying, naming of the reject characters from that series that almost made Capcom give up on SF. Most of them only like it became of the music.

#63
MALDA said on March 29, 2011 at 7:01 p.m.

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#64
Darkyellow said on March 29, 2011 at 7:12 p.m.

Just in case you didn't know in-between characters are usually never as good as characters that are on the end of the spectrum because they aren't specialized. He is like Ryu with his best poke being longer, but he also has much less health and stun than Ryu. He is like Akuma, but he doesn't have the mix-up capabilities while having the same health. That axe-kick is not a mix-up move since it is painfully slow and requires meter to make it hit overhead? How is this better than either of the characters individually?

#65
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 7:15 p.m.

@mndy

yh i just checked and you were right on the ken and sakura tatsu thing lol my bad, but from vids i've seen evil ryu can't tatsu out of corner, it becomes very floaty and also imho i still feel evil ryu was a waste, you say he gains the mix up play of akuma but I don't really see that when he doesn't have a demon flip or air fireball just Senbukyaku which is apparently unsafe so really evil ryu is just ryu with a better ground game, the things evil ryu has gained from akuma seem really sluggish and leave the impression there not as good which is why i say you won't pick evil ryu over akuma.

#66
TheShotokan said on March 29, 2011 at 7:24 p.m.

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#67
GUNNAH_MAN said on March 29, 2011 at 7:34 p.m.

wish they left evil ryu for arcade mode, he sounds beastly for a secret boss
"• The boss version is very different from the playable version.
• High difficulty, and can unleash some incredible attacks that will make you doubt your eyes.
• If you ever have the chance to fight him, you have the developer's blessing."

#68
Novacane said on March 30, 2011 at 2:02 a.m.

@63 yup, i am a fan of it because im a fan of hip hop.

I like the game as a whole though, when i first played it on dreamcast i loved it, didnt become a fan of it because some dude did a bunch of parry's with ken.

But what makes me wonder is what makes people hate 3rd strike? Back in the day i knew people who used to go to the arcade all the time to play 3rd strike...i wasnt one of em but i used to go down to the arcade on fridays to get free popcorn and get some games in, hahah man those were the days...

#69
XNO said on March 30, 2011 at 4:31 a.m.

@60 because lot of brainless people

on the paper, he is far closer to ryu than Akuma but has his own style

worth the slot imo

#70
old_school_rival said on March 30, 2011 at 8:54 a.m.

@ mndy People who use "Shotos" have enough options already, at least 4 or 5. For me options materialize themselves via character diversity and more shotos doesn't make the necessary contribution.

#71
THE_GODDAMN_MASTER said on March 30, 2011 at 9:44 a.m.

@69: I hate it because of its increasingly obsessive fanboys, who refuse to acknowledge that it nearly killed the entire franchise, and adopt an absurdly elitist attitude towards every game that comes after it.
(They also think Makoto and Yun are actual characters...)

#72
Raven said on March 30, 2011 at 10:04 a.m.

These characters are going to be more like troll characters, lol. Low health characters have problems in SF4 and if their mix-up games aren't good/high recovery on normals,specials, they won't make it far in the competitive scene. Flashy alone does not win against top players.

Still, his cinematics look sick, so it's not too bad. I just hope Capcom saving money with the twins/shotos, means we're going to get two interesting characters within the coming months. I don't want to see anymore shotos. People will not pick evil counterparts over good ones when good ones are much more scrub friendly and are harder to kill...

#73
old_school_rival said on March 30, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.

@ 72 You dislike 3rd Strike that's your personal opinion, fair enough. But how are Makoto and Yun not actual characters.

#74
THE_GODDAMN_MASTER said on March 30, 2011 at 2:56 p.m.

@74: I think I misspoke. What I meant to say was, they're just lazy character archetypes with no originality (besides Makoto's fetish for genital torture, which her fans apparently share). They've been done before and better...

#75
duds said on March 30, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.

So he's a Akumafied Ryu which we've seen before in alpha days which is nice but oni akuma is much more interesting since it's something actually new.

#76
chrisagent75 said on March 30, 2011 at 3:16 p.m.

Will Evil Ryu and Oni be allowed in tournament play now that they are unlocked?

#77


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