If you’ve already placed a pre-order deal with Shopto for Capcom’s forthcoming Super Street Fighter IV (out April 30th), then you might want to consider cancelling it in favour of this deal from Zavvi. They are currently charging £20.45 (remember to enter the discount code APRIL2 to get this price) in an offer which undercuts Shopto by about £1.40. Like Shopto, Zavvi are also throwing in a free Street Fighter IV t-shirt.
Capcom had initially intended to release Super Street Fighter IV in the form of DLC, but decided the game the was large enough to justify an independent standalone sequel. However, by promising to provide owners of the original SFIV with some extra perks and charge well under the usual £30+ for a new release, they've more or less reached a compromise. Super Street Fighter IV will feature ten additional characters and provide some significant tweaks to the gameplay which, overall, should offer fans of the series substantially more than your average expansion.
Eight characters return from previous Street Fighter editions and include the likes of Dee Jay, T.Hawk, Codey, Guy and Dudley. The game will also feature two characters that are completely new to the series. First there’s Juri: a Korean female fighter who batters her opponents with Taekwondo and has some strange implant in her left eye which endows her with time-warp abilities. And then there’s fat Turkish oil wrestler Hakan who has rubbish mobility but is deadly at close range – a bit like E-Honda.
New gameplay mode include ‘Endless Battle’ which basically just an online ‘winner stays on’ match; ‘Replay Channel’ which allows players to view and share replays, and SSFIV also sees the return of car and barrel bonus stages. Although - like previous expansions - some the gameplay improvements might be difficult to notice initially, this sequel should provide plenty of subtle refinements.
Thanks to Mintcake from Hotukdeals.