Now that “Super Street Fighter 4” is officially an independent release, GameStop appears to have clarified the game’s price and shipping date, which represents an ultra-quick follow-up on the calendar compared to this year’s implicitly less super “Street Fighter 4.” The disc comes tagged with a $39.99 price point for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, matching the current MSRP for its predecessor, and the retailer’s site claims it will ship on March 23, 2010.
Granted these details haven’t been confirmed by Capcom yet, but that date would be just over a year past the February 2009 release for “Street Fighter 4,” so the natural question on everyone’s minds will be just how much more time and resources they’ve been able to pump into this game with a year’s time. A new Korean fighter named Juri has been confirmed to appear, as have Dee Jay, T. Hawk, who appear in various screenshots that have made their way to the Internet.
Other additions, such as new character intros, theme music, and full fighter roster playability without unlocking were confirmed by Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono in an interview with IGN, and more unverified rumors have percolated, including character names, over at EventHubs.com.
Make no mistake. The $40 price could have been set higher, but with the same boss and gameplay bones intact, I’m personally a little skeptical about re-buying “Street Fighter IV” with laundry list of features that could have been released à la carte as DLC, even if they do look enticing.
What do you think about of the price set for “Super Street Fighter IV”? Would you have rather seen more DLC for “Street Fighter IV” first, or do you think the game deserves its own release? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.