Now here’s a problem. Super Street Fighter IV is released soon, looks pretty damn tasty and will be retailing for around £25. But look, cheap shiny Collector’s Edition! It’s full of quality extras too, rather than the usual tin-box and art cards guff.
- Click here to buy Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition [X360] for £17 from 365 Games
- Click here to buy Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition [PS3] for £19.98 from Blockbusters
So what’s in the box? There are two limited edition figurines: one of Ryu and one of the new gal Crimson Viper (the one with those outrageous flaming kicks). A new HD movie on a bonus disc that fills out the story of events preceding the game and also a collection of those gorgeous early teaser trailers is also included.
There’s also a comic book-style mini strategy guide for the new characters that might tempt you to give them a go, rather than sticking with old favourites. You’ll also get the ‘Brawler’ DLC pack of extra costumes for five characters, saving you a few quid on PSN/XBLA.
The game is about a year old now but is still one of the best brawlers out there, our readers voted it the Best Fighting Game of 2009 and rightly so. The new art-style is simply breath-taking and a brilliant new look between retro cool and modern graphical prowess. King of Fighters XII seemingly tried to copy it, but realised mid-development it was harder than it looks and came out with an odd looking mess stuck in two minds.
Ultra Combos and Focus attacks look and feel devastatingly effective and the game even has a solid online mode. It was a little lacking in extra modes, which is where the upcoming ‘Super’ version will be an improvement. You just have to weigh up your choices of new version soon or this one now. If you consider yourself a hardcore fan but couldn’t afford the £70 price-tag when it was first released, then it’s a no-brainer.
Thanks to burstlikeabubble and gooner_187 at HotUkDeals.