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No color edit mode in Street Fighter 4, HD Remix not this week

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • November 10, 2008 at 5:08 p.m. PST • Comments: 0
No color edit mode in Street Fighter 4, HD Remix not this week There will be more options for character customization in Street Fighter 4 than any previous game, but there won't be a color edit mode, and HD Remix won't be out this week according to Capcom staffers Seth Killian and Christian Svensson.

Here's the word from the Unity Boards.
Will a color edit mode make its way to Street Fighter 4?

Seth: There will be more options for colors and character individuation than in any previous Street Fighter game, but there are no plans right now for zany options like you see in Tekken or Soul Calibur.

That may disappoint some, but in my opinion the characters in Tekken, Soul Calibur, etc., are not nearly as strong and iconic as the Street Fighter characters. Ivy? Paul? I mean really, can any of these guys hold a character to the original Street Fighters in terms of personality and iconicism?

Maybe I'm biased, but I'd say "no," and I think a poll of people on the street would get similar results. Having weaker characters to start is part of the reason why it's less of a big deal for Tekken to be able to put tiger-print leotards and pink pimp hats all over their characters -- they were already kind of self-similar, so putting a lot of wacky visuals on them only helps.

There wasn't as much significance at stake when you started (and having a legacy of disco shirts only makes the Tekken characters even less distinct over time).

I know it can be fun unlocking some of that stuff and good for some cheap laughs, but Street Fighter, whether you think it's silly or not, is a little more deliberate and careful.

That doesn't mean we don't still get zany designs -- Street Fighter wrote the book on them, in fact, and oddballs like Blanka and Dhalsim are still benchmarks.

That said, giving Dhalsim a clown hat and skateboard isn't what the series is all about.

Can we expect Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix this week?

Sven: Not this week. Sorry.
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