Street Fighter 4 bizarre update change requests from Japan, extras part 1 - Yang, Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Akuma

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • July 5, 2013 at 7:26 a.m. PDT
Street Fighter 4 bizarre update change requests from Japan, extras part 1 - Yang, Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Akuma In a new blog post over at the Street Fighter 4 Saikyo Blog, game director Tomoaki Ayano has given us some insight into the more odd requests he's received about certain characters, starting with the same five the actual balance change requests started with.

These are actual requests he's received, that he wanted to share because they were simply so bizarre. There's probably not much value here except for a few chuckles, but it's worth a read if you want to know what kind of bizarre stuff people actually send in.

We'll start you off with Ayano's introductory quote below.

Good day, everyone. This is Ayano.

There wasn't a lot of rain in Tokyo this week, after all. But that doesn't mean it's been sunny, we've had a lot of cloudy days...

Well then, for this week, we're going to change our plan, since I feel that I'd like to introduce some of the stranger requests we've received from our battle balance requests.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the change requests.


The power of his Tourou Zan... Is too low!?

Ayano: When I saw this, I instantly imagined Yang covering his mouth with his hand and saying "Uwah..."


Hello, I'll get right to the point, and tell you that I have a little sister. But she has a weak body, and is hospitalised. But the doctor tells me that "If you make it so that Ryu is oiled up at the start of the round, she'll be cured". I don't really get it, but for the sake of my little sister, I'd like you to make it so that Ryu is oiled up at the start of the round.

Ayano: I hope your little sister gets better soon. Please tell your doctor "Please devote all your time into make this person's little sister get better. Ryu cannot have oil."


I love Chun-Li. I like her so much, that in my delusional world I call her "Haru" (the first kanji in Chun-Li's name can be read as "Haru", meaning "Springtime"). Most likely, you already think I'm very creepy, but I have a request. In the new version, could you please give her a new costume where she has her hair let out? For me, balance suggestions are secondary, and what is most important is Haru's costume.

Also, I've previously requsted this from your company, but if possible, I'd like the materials for a cosplay of her Alternate Costume 1. I realise it's a selfish request, but please consider it.

Ayano: Thank you for your passionate opinion! I don't think you're creepy at all. I don't think there are many people who care as much about a character as you do, so thank you very much! I really don't think it's creepy, so it's alright!


Regarding Cammy's alternate costumes, I'd like you to add her costume from Alpha 3!

Ayano: The Alpha 3 costume is nice, isn't it? I like it too. Her alternate costume 1 has a jacket similar to the one from her Alpha3 costume, so I think it's really cool too.


I'd like you to increase Akuma's stamina and stun so that he can easily win all international tournaments.

Ayano: This is just too candid... Also worth noting is that this opinion was sent in signed with a certain top Akuma player's name, though I honestly don't think it really was him sending it in, haha.

Well, that will be all for this week's blog.

Please look forward to next time!

Source: Street Fighter 4 Saikyo Blog.

You can read previous entries in this series below.
Part 1 - Ryu, Chun-Li, Yang, Cammy, Akuma
Part 2 - Seth, Guile, Ken, Guy and Rose
Part 3 - Dee Jay, Zangief, Gouken, Sakura, Adon
Part 4 - Dudley, Juri, Cody, Sagat, Fei Long
Part 5 - M. Bison, Yun, El Fuerte, Vega, Blanka
Part 6 - Ibuki, Makoto, T. Hawk, Oni, Hakan
Part 7 - Balrog, Gen, Evil Ryu, E. Honda, Dhalsim
Part 8 - Rufus, C. Viper, Abel, Dan

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