AOU 2008 has begun in Japan and with it come images. AM Net has posted a number of images up to their site already and expect to see more over the next few days from them as they are pretty much the arcade authorities in Japan. The first images are pretty good, showing a number of booths from various Japanese arcade companies and the best thing about the images at the moment is they were taken without many people around so you can see everything each booth has to offer. A few of the games you can see is Arcana Heart, MaxiTune 3, BlazBlue, Sega’s UFO Catcher (also shown at ATEI), a new racer called Final Turn, Samurai Spirits, D1GP, the new King of Fighters ’98, The Lord of Vermilion, and last but not least (as this is the game that most western news outlets are only paying any attention to) Street Fighter IV. The SFIV booth also happens to be the picture with the most people standing around in it so far so expect more pictures to show long lines. It’s safe to say that there is enough interest in the arcade version of SFIV that Capcom would be stupid to not release it in that form outside of Japan although who knows what they plan to do since eventual console releases are also planned for the game. If we learn anything else from the event, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.