Street Fighter IV to iPhone? Yes they can

by: Dan -
Capcom announced today that Street Fighter IV is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch in March and everyone better get brushed up on your virtual button mashing. It appears the game will contain all of the console Street Fighter IV properties, but add a “Dojo” mode for those to work on using the virtual buttons and d-pad. Players can go it alone, or head-to-head against friends via Bluetooth. I am probably most impressed with the screens below and the detail level. As for the controls…that will have to be a hands on assessment at this point, as some games work well with them and others don’t.

CAPCOM® ANNOUNCES STREET FIGHTER® IV FOR THE IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH

Legendary Fighting Franchise Set To Make Its App Store Debut This March
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 16, 2010 –Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Street Fighter® IV, the definitive next generation fighting franchise, is making its way to iPhone and iPod Touch this March. The game will feature a roster pulled from recent console releases including several classic and newly introduced fighters.

"This is Street Fighter IV in all its glory… uncompromised and awesome," said Takeshi Tezuka, General Manager of Mobile Content Development, Capcom. “We’re particularly proud of the multiplayer feature as it remains true to the series arcade roots by allowing players to go head-to-head over Bluetooth in spectacular fashion.”

Street Fighter IV for iPhone uses an advanced virtual d-pad or “Visual Pad” control interface to immerse the player into the familiar Street Fighter combat system. Players can fully customize the “Visual Pad” interface by repositioning the buttons and d-pad anywhere on the screen through the options menu. Additionally, players can further refine their configuration by setting the transparency level of the controls.

For newcomers to the series, a new “Dojo” mode unleashes the warrior within turning neophytes into Street Fighter masters. Once players hone there skills in single player mode they can then go head-to-head against their friends via Bluetooth for bragging rights and the coveted title of “Champion.”

Street Fighter IV will be available this March on Apple’s App Store. For more information, visit the Capcom official press site at www.press.capcom.com
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