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Street Fighter V: PS4 and PC exclusive,
This trailer got leaked before the Sony Experience Event over the weekend and the internet went into melt down. Heard the news at work and couldn't believe it.
Oh, and Ultra Street Fighter IV has also been confirmed as a Console Exclusive for the next gen systems too. So looks like Sony have realised they need something that's just their own as when you think about it, outside of a few titles, there's not much to separate the two systems outside of the usual rubbish of resolution, content and minor performance issues.
I'm not too sure how I feel about it at the moment. Graphics wise the jump from IV to V does not look that dramatic, but I guess just like with Killer Instinct, the additional details will be in the stages with the added bump up in character models.
I love Ultra Street Fighter IV and the roster had steadily increased to a nice healthy level since the last update.
I really hope Street Fighter V is like SF3s roster when it first came out. Characters with some similarities to the old gang, but totally different in play style. SFIII cast was the least represented out of all of the SF games so hopefully some of the missing guys will be making their debut in V. Brand new characters will also be nice too.
MIA - Alpha\Zero Characters
MIA - SFIII
13/20 missing with the exceptions of Dudley, Elena, Hugo, Ibuki, Makoto, Yang, Yun.
Things to note;
- Denjin Hadoken - Ryu's Super Art from SFIII - Had to be charged.
- Tensei Ranka - final attack of Chun Li's 3rd Super Art from SFIII when she in the air.
- Knockdown attacks
- Stage Transitions
- Guard Crush - This will help with dealing against those who thought IV was a block\turtle fest.
- Status Change\Power Up Mechanic
The stage looks quite detailed, I hope this is a return for each fighter having their own stage. SFIV really gimped out on that. There's no way this will be out any earlier then 2016, so there will be plenty of time for me to get a PS4.
If there was going to be a game that would have made me get a PS4 or any Console for that matter...can't have picked a better game then this.
I don't know the sales data for how well SFIV did on 360 compared to PS4 and whether Capcom would be happy with the sales from one of their premier titles almost being halved, but if the money hat was filled up by Sony, might have been worth it.
Just really glad that I did not buy an Arcade Stick for the Xbone.