Updated: Super Street Fighter IV Release on April 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The highly anticipated expansion to the best fighting game of 2010 is going to be released on April 27, 2010. That's if you're living in the US. Don't worry the rest of the world gets it around the same week. There's a lot of stuff to look forward to including a collector's package that has some extra stuff to go with the game. Check the break for all the action and a first look at the new anime movie featuring the new character Juri.

First of here's a look at the covers for both the XBox 360 and PS3 as well as the cover for the collector's package:

Here's the gist of what we'd be getting, courtesy of the guys from EventHubs:
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 and only available in Japan.

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.

Here's the full translation from Nakky Blog translated 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! (Only available in Japan) 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!

There's also a great anime movie centering around Juri and how she kicks Chun-Li's ass. It's so good that it's worthy of it's own post so stay tuned.

Update: Added European Cover Art

Posted by Jab Escutin
Source: Nakky Blog via EventHubs