street_fighter_iv_logoYup, you read that headline right. Capcom has announced that Street Fighter IV is coming to the iPhone, and better yet, this won’t be some buggy port: IGN says that Capcom has spent months working on the iPhone version’s control scheme alone, and multiple configurations are said to be included. Also expect to see some familiar graphics, because visual assets will be drawn directly from current-generation games. While the characters will be scaled down, loss of detail should be minimal. This is the real deal, folks!

As for the fighters themselves, Capcom has yet to announce the entire roster. So far we know that Ryu and Ken will be present, as well as new fighters from Street Fighter IV and old favorites from past installments. Each character’s move set will also be complete, including their Ultra moves and all animations.

Good news comes as far as modes go, too: in addition to a training (“Dojo”) mode and tournament mode, Bluetooth-enabled multiplayer will also be included. Heck yes! Half the fun of Street Fighter has always come from pulverizing your friends, and it’s great to see it included here as well.

It definitely looks like Capcom is taking this release seriously, as they should. Street Fighter IV is much-loved and critically acclaimed, and Capcom can make the transition to the App Store successfully it’ll be a great showcase of the iPhone platform as well as the fighting series itself. Street Fighter IV is currently slated for a March release, and we’ll keep you updated in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out IGN’s gallery!

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