No Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition in the Home
Arcade version purposely made to bave unbalanced characters.
Are you hoping that Capcom will bring Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition to home consoles? Stop hoping now! In this week's Weekly Famitsu, producer Yoshinori Ono says that there are no plans for this, and he gives a pretty good reason why.
The home version of Super SFIV was made with extremely good balance, explained Ono. The balance was done in such a way that there's no one overly powerful character.
Arcade Edition, on the other hand, has some characters who were purposely made strong. The reason this was done is because Ono feels that having such a character helps to build community and competitive spirit.
Unfortunately, Ono did not comment on what everyone really wants: home releases for Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni, all additional characters for the arcade version. It's widely expected that these characters will be offered as download content for home players.
Ono's comments on a home version of Super SFIV AE came in response to a question about the future of the series following Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition's release this week.
In his response, Ono also touched briefly on Street Fighter X Tekken. With Street Fighter IV's release, the fighting market was given new life, said Ono. However, he wants to make the fighting movement even bigger. With Street Fighter X Tekken, they're trying to create a huge wave.