Capcom Pulls Back The Curtain On Street Fighter 4, Lost Planet PS3, And Other Neat Things

So it turns out that Bionic Commando wasn’t the real megaton after all. Before the countdown at Capcom Unity ended this morning, Games Radar let it slip that Street Fighter mother-effin-FOUR was in production. Of course, by doing this, Games Radar also felt the business end of a ruler slapping the back of their hands as Capcom brought down the hammer for breaking the embargo. You’ll notice the story that once held the details on their front page is now a “deleted article.” Oopsy.

That didn’t stop people from copy-and-pasting the information all over the internet first, though. According to the now-missing report:

Development has just begun and the release of the game is more than a year away. No platforms are yet confirmed – a highly stylised animated concept trailer of Ryu and Ken fighting was shown, but no game footage.

So Capcom is still beign rather skimpy on the details, but video of the trailer has since popped up on YouTube:

There’s certainly a lot to speculate about. For instance, why do Ken and Ryu look like they are in desperate need of rhinoplasty? This is downright ugly-stick material! Still, this is just a concept trailer and there’s no indication that the final game will look like this or, indeed, be three-dimensional at all (much to the pleasure of Street Fighter die-hards). The SF love didn’t stop there, as Capcom was also talking up the impending release of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD on XBLA next year, with the development team working hard on creating a no-lag online experience. Sadly, the PS3 version went conspicuously unmentioned.

Since I’m not much of a Street Fighter fan, to be honest, a few of the other announcements tickled my fancy more. First amongst these is that Lost Planet will be coming to the Playstation 3 “early next year,” once again proving that “exclusive” doesn’t mean a whole lot in Capcom’s world. It seems like it’ll be the definitive package, though, considering that it will include all of the downloadable content available thus far and feature 16-person multi-player over PSN.

Little bit of a confession here, but I never played Lost Planet beyond the original Xbox 360 demo that came out way before the actual game’s release. For some reason, I just didn’t get around to picking up a retail copy, so this’ll be a great chance to finally do so.

Also on Capcom’s docket was a new IP called Dark Void. No media is available yet, but it’s reported to be some kind of steam-punk adventure featuring aircraft segments. I’m always a sucker for “those men in their magnificent flying machines” and the whole retro-future aesthetic, so it already sounds golden to me.

Although no real surprise, Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice (the DS follow-up to Phoenix Wright) and Wii Love Golf (Wii, of course) were confirmed for U. S. release.

None of these games have a conclusive release date yet and some, like SF4 and Dark Void, aren’t slated for any particular platform for the time being.

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~ by Cavin Smith on October 17, 2007.

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