History VideoGame / StreetFighterIV

18th Oct '17 4:38:06 AM SolidSonicTH
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: By ''Ultra'', ''Street Fighter IV'' has the largest cast of characters of any iteration of the franchise (even moreso than ''Alpha 3 MAX''). The arcade version started off with the original 12 from ''Street Fighter II: The World Warrior'', four new standard fighters, and three boss characters (Seth, Akuma and Gouken) for a roster size of 19. The console version added six more characters (a mix of ''Alpha'' and ''Super Street Fighter II'' characters) to bring it up to 25. ''Super'' added another ten (a mix of ''Alpha'', ''III'', and ''Super [=SF2=]'' characters plus two new ones), ''Arcade Edition'' four (two from ''III'', one from ''Alpha'', and a new character), and finally ''Ultra'' five (two from ''III'', one from ''Alpha'', a new ''Final Fight'' import, and a new character; all but Decapre were imported from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'') for a total size of 44 characters.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: By ''Ultra'', ''Street Fighter IV'' has the largest cast of characters of any iteration of the franchise (even moreso than ''Alpha 3 MAX'').MAX'', the largest roster in the series until it was surpassed by ''[=SSF4:AE=]''). The arcade version started off with the original 12 from ''Street Fighter II: The World Warrior'', four new standard fighters, and three boss characters (Seth, Akuma and Gouken) for a roster size of 19. The console version added six more characters (a mix of ''Alpha'' and ''Super Street Fighter II'' characters) to bring it up to 25. ''Super'' added another ten (a mix of ''Alpha'', ''III'', and ''Super [=SF2=]'' characters plus two new ones), ''Arcade Edition'' four (two from ''III'', one from ''Alpha'', and a new character), and finally ''Ultra'' five (two from ''III'', one from ''Alpha'', a new ''Final Fight'' import, and a new character; all but Decapre were imported from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'') for a total size of 44 characters.
15th Aug '17 8:47:54 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** The Small Airfield stage is a secret Shadaloo/S.I.N. base somewhere around Nigeria or Cameroon. During the match, a black S.I.N. plane will land and its door will open, revealing Balrog (Boxer) watching the combatants from afar. If Balrog himself is present, Vega (Claw) will instead appear in Balrog's place. In a Balrog vs. Vega match, Bison (Dictator) shows up in the plane in their stead. This is a nod to the naming history behind these three individuals.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** The Small Airfield stage is a secret Shadaloo/S.I.N. base somewhere around Nigeria or Cameroon. During the match, a black S.I.N. plane will land and its door will open, revealing Balrog (Boxer) watching the combatants from afar. If Balrog himself is present, Vega (Claw) will instead appear in Balrog's place. In a Balrog vs. Vega match, Bison (Dictator) shows up in the plane in their stead. This is a nod to the naming history behind these three individuals.
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** In ''AE'', the boss incarnations of Evil Ryu and Oni also have specific intros for every member of the cast, including themselves. The ''Ultra'' characters get reused intros, though.



** Like in the ''Alpha'' series, Dhalsim's wife, Sally, can be seen on the left end of the Exciting Street Scene stage. Unless you get her attention, she's usually the least interested in the fight of the three women there. If her husband is fighting, however, she'll cheer him on when he's winning and look away with a sympathetic wince whenever he's on the receiving end of a strong hit. She can even be seeing crying if the other player beats Dhalsim instead of applauding like she usually does.

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** Like in the ''Alpha'' series, Dhalsim's wife, Sally, can be seen on the left end of the Exciting Street Scene stage. Unless you get her attention, she's usually the least interested in the fight of the three women there. If her husband is fighting, however, she'll cheer him on when he's winning and look away with a sympathetic wince whenever he's on the receiving end of a strong hit. She can even be seeing seen crying if the other player beats Dhalsim instead of applauding like she usually does.
20th Jun '17 5:10:59 PM Adam43
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** This goes back to being both straight ''and'' subverted in ''Ultra'', where, by random, the theme of the stage, the character you are playing as, or the character your rival is will play.
11th Jun '17 3:56:34 PM nombretomado
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In April 24, 2009, Capcom released an update for the game known as the "Power Pack" (a.k.a. the Champion Edition patch), which introduced the ability to save and upload replays to the {{Xbox Live|Arcade}} or [[PlayStationNetwork PlayStation Network]] leaderboards, and a brand-new online-exclusive "Championship Mode," which allows players to participate in tournament battles.

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In April 24, 2009, Capcom released an update for the game known as the "Power Pack" (a.k.a. the Champion Edition patch), which introduced the ability to save and upload replays to the {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox Live|Arcade}} or [[PlayStationNetwork PlayStation Network]] leaderboards, and a brand-new online-exclusive "Championship Mode," which allows players to participate in tournament battles.
4th Apr '17 11:06:47 AM santos32
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An arcade version of the game, aptly named ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition'', was released in late 2010; it features several balance tweaks and four new characters: the Lee Brothers, Yun & Yang, from ''Street Fighter III'' (who originally had a cameo in Chun-Li's intro cutscene for the original version and her ending in ''Super''), [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Evil Ryu]], and [[CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown Oni]]. These four characters, plus numerous new features, were released as a DLC update for the console versions on June 7, 2011. A PC version of ''AE'' was released in 2011; as the PC did not get a regular release of ''Super'', it marks the first time PC gamers could get their hands on all of the new fighters. In December 2011, ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012'' was released as a free patch, updating the balance of the game even further. On January 23, 2013, Ono himself teased a possibility for a new version, and on March 22 said new version was officially green-lit by Capcom. They were taking suggestions from the community on balance changes for each character, as well as system changes.

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An arcade version of the game, aptly named ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition'', was released in late 2010; it features several balance tweaks and four new characters: the Lee Brothers, Yun & Yang, Yang from ''Street Fighter III'' (who originally had a cameo in Chun-Li's intro cutscene for the original version and her ending in ''Super''), [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Evil Ryu]], and [[CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown Oni]]. These four characters, plus numerous new features, were released as a DLC update for the console versions on June 7, 2011. A PC version of ''AE'' was released in 2011; as the PC did not get a regular release of ''Super'', it marks the first time PC gamers could get their hands on all of the new fighters. In December 2011, ''Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012'' was released as a free patch, updating the balance of the game even further. On January 23, 2013, Ono himself teased a possibility for a new version, and on March 22 said new version was officially green-lit by Capcom. They were taking suggestions from the community on balance changes for each character, as well as system changes.



* DeathCryEcho: Everyone gets one, each ranging from fairly generic to ''[[HilarityEnsues downright hilarious]]''.

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* DeathCryEcho: Everyone gets one, each ranging from fairly generic to ''[[HilarityEnsues downright hilarious]]''. All five characters added in ''Ultra'' have 2 separate KO sounds: a regular one for losing normal rounds and a unique echoed scream for losing the final round.



** The first trailer for ''Super'' implied that Cody (the vigilante former hero of Metro City) would be facing Chun-Li (Interpol agent). Later trailers instead showed him and his [[VitriolicBestBuds somewhat-estranged best bud]] Guy.

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** The first trailer for ''Super'' implied that Cody (the vigilante former hero of Metro City) City and escaped convict) would be facing Chun-Li (Interpol agent). Later trailers instead showed him and his [[VitriolicBestBuds somewhat-estranged best bud]] Guy.
8th Dec '16 10:34:28 AM AndyLA
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* ContinuityNod: One of Bison's win quotes is reminiscent of the original ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter|I}}'':

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* ContinuityNod: One of Bison's win quotes quote towards Makoto is reminiscent of the original ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter|I}}'':
8th Dec '16 10:32:02 AM AndyLA
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: A few win quotes have fun with this concept:
--> '''Akuma''' ''(vs. Poison)'' ''':''' "''Such frivolous fighting folly is beneath my cantankerous contempt!''"\\
'''Gen''' ''(vs. Vega, ''Super'' onwards)'' ''':''' "''Keep your nauseating narcissistic nattering to yourself, nitwit!''"
15th Apr '16 4:26:11 AM PF
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* RegionalSpeciality: Used in El Fuerte's ending, [[spoiler:where he mixes Zangief's and E. Honda's favourite foods, Chankonabe and Borscht, and add chilli peppers and lemon to the mix. The results apparently tasted very bad, as Honda and Zangief's faces turn blue with disgust. Then El Fuerte proclaims the food "tastes so great it sends you straight to heaven!"]]

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* RegionalSpeciality: Used in El Fuerte's ending, [[spoiler:where he mixes Zangief's and E. Honda's favourite favorite foods, Chankonabe and Borscht, and add chilli chili peppers and lemon to the mix. The results apparently tasted very bad, as Honda and Zangief's faces turn blue with disgust. Then El Fuerte proclaims the food "tastes so great it sends you straight to heaven!"]]
15th Apr '16 4:23:50 AM morenohijazo
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* RegionalSpeciality: Used in El Fuerte's ending, [[spoiler:where he mixes Zangief's and E. Honda's favourite foods, Chankonabe and Borscht, and add chilli peppers and lemon to the mix. The results apparently tasted very bad, as Honda and Zangief's faces turn blue with disgust. Then El Fuerte proclaims the food "tastes so great it sends you straight to heaven!"]]
20th Mar '16 1:56:38 PM AndyLA
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The original twelve characters from the original ''Street Fighter II'' and Akuma returned, along with six new warriors: American spy Crimson Viper, French martial artist Abel, Mexican luchador El Fuerte, American {{acrofatic}} Rufus, Ryu and Ken's master and Akuma's brother Gouken, and the BigBad Seth. The home console versions additionally included more returning characters from ''Super Street Fighter II'' (Cammy and Fei Long) and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' (namely Gen, Dan, Sakura, and Rose), along with the bosses being made playable. Gouken, Ryu and Ken's mysterious master, finally appears on-screen for the first time in the series.

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The original twelve characters from the original ''Street Fighter II'' and Akuma returned, along with six new warriors: American spy Crimson Viper, French martial artist Abel, Mexican luchador El Fuerte, American {{acrofatic}} Rufus, Ryu and Ken's master and Akuma's brother Gouken, and the BigBad Seth. The home console versions additionally included more returning characters from ''Super Street Fighter II'' (Cammy and Fei Long) and ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' (namely Gen, Gen[[note]]who is actually from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'', but whose appearance is based on his ''Alpha'' series incarnation, with a few design alterations[[/note]], Dan, Sakura, and Rose), along with the bosses being made playable. Gouken, Ryu and Ken's mysterious master, finally appears on-screen for the first time in the series.
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