Ahh.. the rollercoaster of emotions that is Super Street Fighter 4.
Today CAPCOM updated their official website containing screenshots of Dee Jay and also the full trailer that most of us have seen by now featuring T. Hawk, Juri and Dee Jay. So, nothing too earth shattering on that front unless you were on the edge of your seat waiting for Dee Jay's bio.
With that being said, if you make your way over to the official Super Street Fighter 4 blog you will find some encouraging news -- it looks like they are fighting hard for an arcade release of Super Street Fighter 4 after all!
Here are a couple translations from SRK:
they dont give up sf4 arcade and they know ppl are crazy about sf4 now
and super sf4 is been made for both arcade and console and they are sure ppl can enjoy it both at game center and home
they are creating it without compromizing and fight everyday each other so "please expect and wait for it"
Originally Posted by 特別な外人
"'Right now, it isn't 100% certain that SSF4 will not get an arcade release. I'd first like to let you know, we've decided not to abandon the [Super] Street Fighter 4 for Arcade. Because we don't want to quench the enormous flame people have for the game, I think we'd like to continue it, but everyone, we need your assistance!'...I know it was written in such a strange and serious way, but we want to make sure everyone (Everyone who plays SSF4 in Arcades, and everyone who plays SSF4 at home) knows that we're putting the finishing touches on something that is fun for everyone! Similar to SF4, because the development staff is working as hard as possible without any compromise creating this game, please wait with hope!"
Probably not 100%, but it's all I can be asked to do at 2:00 am. lol
So there you have it -- looks like Super Street Fighter 4 may be coming to arcades in some shape or form after all. The only question at this point is: why does Yoshinori Ono like playing with our emotions so much!?
Keep checking back to iPlayWinner for more updates and news on Super Street Fighter 4!
Another translation from Takari on SRK:
First part is about the new char, Deejay. 'Now the SFII cast is complete'
Second part is about the new trailer on the site. 'In motion!'
Third is about their fighting style, like DeeJay likes to talk shit [sousou, korekore!] while Juri is not only a Taekwondo fighter but also uses her left eye. 'Still in progress'
Fourth is about the tweaks on the exsisting 25 chars. Yes they will be tweaked, but the planners are having a very hard time with it. 'We are suffering'
Fifth is the big question, and they know about it, the arcade release. This game is made for consoles first, to offer not only strong opponents but also heated and wonderful fights online. However, the key sentence is ただ、アーケード版の可能性が絶対にないわけではありません。The possibility of SSFIV coming to the Arcade is not 100% out of the question, but 'we' all have to light a candle and make a big fire so Capcom can hear us (or see us). The part highlighted says Capcom won't abandon (vanilla) SFIV on arcades. (but the opposite might just happen) 'Arcade release is not out of the question'
Sixth part urges those arcade players to go for the console version, as it will DEFINITELY be fun. 'It will have the same impact as when SFIV was released'
Seventh part about the next update, nostalgic stories about SFII and backstories about SFIV. 'Plenty of interesting stuff'
So there you have it, more 'let your voice hear so we wil do it'-talk. Not looking very good, although they DO acknowledge the big concern regarding this matter.