Super Street Fighter IV arcade listed for sale at the end of August UPDATE: Make that October

Shaggy May 12, 2010 3

While I had thought that the impending release of Super Street Fighter IV in arcades would be happening in the winter of this year(the always reliable AM-Net lists it as such), importer Coinopexpress.com has listed both the cabinet and the kits for SSFIV as becoming available on August 31st, 2010. I won’t bore you with details on what SSFIV adds to the original game as you can already find that out there since the game is available on consoles but COE adds this: “The Windows version of Street Fighter IV includes all the features found in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, plus some extras, which Capcom representatives say could make it “the definitive version” of the game.”

I assume that they are calling it the Windows version as Taito’s Type X2 hardware is a PC. No official version of SSFIV has been announced for PCs that I know of and the only way to make a fighter definitive is to put it on an arcade machine so I will hope for now that Capcom will actually reward arcade players for their patience in this case with extra content. COE also states under products details that the cabinet version handles one or two players, which I greatly hope means that Capcom has pulled their heads out of their rear ends and will give operators a chance to get a two player version of the game without having to invest in two expensive cabinets as opposed to one.

UPDATE: Not long after we posted this Coinopexpress changed the date to October 31st, putting it closer to AM Net’s winter timetable. They also changed a few things in the description, such as changing it from “Windows” version to the arcade version and removing the language about the arcade version being the definitive version of the game. Hmm…

[Super Street Fighter IV cabinet listing @ Coinopexpress.com] [Kit listing]

3 Comments »

  1. arcades4ever May 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I hope capcom is putting in extra stuff in the arcade version with having to wait til end of summer. it would be better to release it now especially in the UK when people will be playing arcade games particulary near the seaside resorts.

  2. Mark May 13, 2010 at 12:13 am - Reply

    The old description was linked to the PC version that came out ages ago. I’ve read that before. It seems that was just a placeholder.

  3. editor May 13, 2010 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I am interested that a number of consumer game journos are ignoring the news of the arcade release. One even deleted a forum topic on this… what’s going on?

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