Street Fighter IV to launch in March 2009
- Posted August 19th, 2008 at 11:29 EDT by
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Movie producer Patrick Aiello has confirmed that the console release date of Street Fighter IV will coincide with 'The Legend of Chun-Li' - a brand-new Street Fighter film from Hyde Park Entertainment.
"Capcom is releasing Street Fighter IV in 2009, which is the 20th anniversary of the game," Aiello stated. "The film and game release dates will coincide."
Scheduled for March 2009, the movie takes a darker look at the Street Fighter universe, with Aiello encouraging comparisons to Batman Begins.
"The action is an organic result of the conflict that our characters find themselves in," he continued. "We took great care to construct our characters' starting point, so when we watched them grow in separate directions, good and evil, the fighting scenes would be out of natural conflict and make sense. It's very much like Batman Begins in that sense."
Street Fighter IV retains the series' light-hearted approach, however.
"I'm not certain how much of the game will coincide with the story because ours is a very partitioned off origin story of the Street Fighter universe," Aiello stated. "So the release dates will coincide, elements between the two will coincide, but in terms of them relating to each other perfectly, I don't believe that's the case."
And that's no bad thing with positive reviews pouring in for the arcade version. Roll on March 2009.
- 6:36am EDT - August 19th, 2008
To bad we have to wait so long to play it at home. But I believe this move is done for promotional purposes, first and before anything else.
- 6:37am EDT - August 19th, 2008
the movie doesnt even have ken or ryu(not even a cameo)...no thanx
- 6:56am EDT - August 19th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... the movie does sound quite poor but i cant wait to see this game in its console form
- 7:57am EDT - August 19th, 2008
man, who cares about some movie or the anniversary, I was looking forward to playing SF4 this fall; I guess since they they just released SF in the PSN they are not selling much because everyone was waiting for SF4, so by delaying it more people might consider to pick up the PSN game (that's my guess anyway)
- 9:18am EDT - August 19th, 2008
[[the movie doesnt even have ken or ryu(not even a cameo)...no thanx]]]
Is this true? Maybe they should...you know, try making a Street Fighter movie that's actually based on the main character of the game? (not including the animated movie)
- 9:35am EDT - August 19th, 2008
An SF movie without Ryu and Ken?Count me out!
- 11:30am EDT - August 19th, 2008
OH GOD, as long as the movie doesn't turn out like the last street fighter film with Jean Claude suck so much balls.
- 12:05pm EDT - August 19th, 2008
Hope this comes out before my birthday!
- 11:18pm EDT - August 19th, 2008
looking forward to playing this, the movie.... hmmmm might be worth a look
- 11:30pm EDT - August 19th, 2008
a film on chun Li? errrrr well i wonder who the boss is? and wtf is ryu and Ken not in it?! My opinion, they are the 2 top characters! its like a batman and robin film, but the film focuses more on robin errrrr i don't think so!
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