Evil Ryu & Oni Akuma in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, new trailer

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • December 2, 2010 at 11:21 p.m. PST
Confirming long running rumors, Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma (name not official) have surfaced for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, here's how they look.


A higher quality version of the same image is on the right, although there's text partially obscuring the characters.


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The image came from an official trailer Capcom released today for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. While the trailer is mostly in Japanese, it shows new titles and an improved ranking system as well as these two fresh faces.

There are a lot of visuals here so it gives you some idea of what to expect from the latest edition of the game, even though it's in another language.

Also, since achievement images for the Xbox 360 popped up showing Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma in advance of their announcement, it basically confirms we'll be seeing a DLC release of the Arcade Edition content in the future, although prior comments by Capcom staff members all but confirmed a DLC package would be offered at some point.

Screens of manuals and marquees for Arcade Edition were also posted, but these aren't nearly as exciting.

Also, a quick note about the Shin Akuma vs. Oni Akuma naming thing. Many people have mentioned Shin Akuma was already in Super Street Fighter 4, as an unplayable boss character. He had his traditional double air fireball and souped up moves, like past versions of himself.

Since this Arcade Edition version of Akuma looks so different, many people have taken to calling him Oni Akuma, based off of the achievement images that were leaked last week, to offer further distinction from his boss counterpart in the console versions of SSF4, but this name is not official, at least not as far as I've heard.

Sources: Japanese SSF4 Blog and Yoshinori Ono's Twitter. Story submitted by Sick Case.

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