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Updated: Super Street Fighter 4 to be released on April 27, new details

Posted by Jon 'Catalyst' Grey • January 26, 2010 at 4:26 a.m. PST • Comments: 0
Updated: Super Street Fighter 4 to be released on April 27, new details The release date for Super Street Fighter 4 will be April 27, 2010 in North America and will follow on the 28th in Japan and the 30th in Europe. Here's the official press release from Capcom announcing the release date.
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV will further redefine the 2-D fighting genre with a host of new features including new characters, new ultra combos, new online modes, the return of the famed bonus stages and retuned online and offline gameplay.

Super Street Fighter IV’s new characters include Street Fighter’s first Tae Kwon Do-styled fighter - the deadly female fighter Juri - classic Street Fighters such as Cody, Guy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Adon and more to complement the full roster of returning fighters from Street Fighter IV. Featuring all new user-selectable Ultra Combos and advancements to the online gameplay and matchmaking, Super Street Fighter IV is the ultimate vision of Street Fighter.
Also, the cover art for the game on both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 was released, with the Japanese cover being all the way on the right.

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According to the Japanese SSF4 blog, it will sell for 4,990 Yen, which is about $55 when converted to United States dollars, which seems a bit pricey considering we've heard this won't be a full priced title.

It may be that the game is simply selling for more in Japan and will be cheaper when it hits other countries though.

Anyway, here's the gist of what was revealed in the latest blog entry.
  • Super Street Fighter IV will be playable at the national tournament in Japan on April 4th — with all characters available.

  • A collectors package will be sold, including a CD with the character's background music, all promotional videos and trailers, character art, and a mini story for Super Street Fighter 4. It will cost 5,990 yen — about $66 USD.

  • The new SSF4 Juri anime movie will be an exclusive to the XBox 360.

  • You get the classic pack of alternative costumes for Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, and Fei Long which can be downloaded free of charge with the game, after July 1st, you'll have to buy these.
For those of you who want to read the whole blog entry, here's a translation provided by Azrael.

Hello everyone!

I reeeeeally want to write about the Tohoku qualifiers! But as today is a special update, I've got something different to talk about!

Today, it also seems that Capcom is announcing a new title for the Xbox 360! To go along with that, I've also got some Super Street Fighter 4 news as well. Big news!

First, the sale date has finally been decided!

On sale April 28 (Tuesday) 2010!
The price is 4,990 yen!
What a steal!
(For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3)

Also, the Super Classic Pack of 3rd alternate costumes for Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, and Fei Long will be immediately available for free download! (But, if you don't get it soon, from 7/1 you'll have to buy it.)

Super Classic Pack

^ This is what you'll be getting! Fei-Long is just too cool. And I personally like Dhalsim's Indian look.

But wait, there's more!

As special content exclusive to the Xbox 360, we're including a new anime that focuses on Juri! This anime comes from Director Kizaki of "Afro Samurai" fame, and the well-known Japanese animation studio GONZO! Which means, its incredibly high-quality.

^ A shot from the opening scene. Looks just like a panel from an American comic book.

^ Chun-Li's in bad shape. No ribbons around her hair buns, and without her earrings, this is a very raw look for Chun, who has been badly injured.

^ Smiling Juri, she seems nice enough. Looks like she's holding...a person?!

But that's not all, I've got more.

We're also going to be selling a fully-loaded "Collectors Package"!

And what is it fully loaded with?

First off is the "Character Soundtrack Collection". A soundtrack CD featuring the remix themes of all the Super Street Fighter 4 character's music!

There are many fans who are really passionate about the character themes in Street Fighter. As we got all character themes in Super Street Fighter 4, now you've got a great opportunity to listen to them! On the way to work or school, while driving... however you like!

Next is the "All Promotional Video Collection". We're including all the promotional videos and trailers that have been made for Street Fighter 4 as well as Super Street Fighter 4! That's about 30 movies! ... We couldn't get the very last Super Street Fighter 4 PV to be released in there, but aside from that one, everything else!

I think the trailers for Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4 are cooler than any other game out there. I may have all this stuff for work, but I'm really happy that I can get it for my personal use, and looking forward to it!

And last is the "Character Art Collection". A wonderful art book including sketch-style illustrations for all Super Street Fighter 4 characters. But that's not all! There's also a mini-story for SSFIV included as well!

As we made this "Character Art Collection" in mind with the idea that you'd look at it while listening to the "Character Soundtrack Collection", the illustrations follow the same order as the songs! So its like of like a lyrics sheet. So just like the soundtrack, the last page will feature liner notes from the composer Mr. Fukuzawa, Sound Designer Mr. Endo, myself and of course Lil' Ono.

Collectors Package

This wonderful and extravagant Collectors Package will be sold for just 5,990! Man... how can you not buy it. [Editor's note: The Collectors Package — or something akin to it — may only be available to people outside of Japan through Capcom's store, as retailers here haven't liked the idea and Capcom U.S.A. is working on making something special for fans.]

But... there is one thing I'm concerned about. It seems that Capcom is planning something else for this deluxe edition as well. I've heard some things... The main details aren't clear yet, but as soon as I know something I'll be sure to tell you through the blog!

And finally! At the National Tournament April 4th, a playable edition of Super Street Fighter 4 will be available in Japan for the first time! Of course, all characters will be usable.

So we've got the National Tournament for the arcade, playable Super Street Fighter 4, and various other events planned as well. It will be held at the BelleSalle in Akihabara! Be sure to clear your calendar for April 4th and come check it out!

... And that's all for the new info on SSFIV today! I can already hear some voices in the back saying "What about info about new characters?!" To that, I can only say please wait a little while longer.

Well then, see you all on Friday!

Here's the Japanese trailer for the new Juri Super Street Fighter 4 anime with an English audio track.
Another trailer for the game also was released, nothing extra special about this, but there is a CG sequence which is nifty.
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