Street Fighter IV Story Trailer - Now In English

Street Fighter IV Story Trailer - Now In English

No, we're not talking about the upcoming Chun-Li movie. The English version of the Street Fighter IV Story Trailer has popped up on the 'net, giving a little preview of what all the characters will sound like with their dub voices - and it's not nearly as cringe-inducing as you might have feared.

As a wee lad, I loved the hell out of Street Fighter II. Slightly older and ... okay, not exactly all that much wiser, I loved the hell out of Street Fighter III. If past trends are any indication, I'll probably love the hell out of Street Fighter IV when it comes out next month to quench my thirst for an awesome 2D fighter (how long has it been since Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, anyway?)

This particular trailer has been floating around the Internet for a little while now with the original Japanese audio, and as far as the content is concerned, it's no less awesome than it was when we first saw it. No one should be expecting a story worthy of Shakespeare here, but I have to admit that I'm really loving the anime-style cutscenes - they're reminiscent of the old Street Fighter II animated movie, which is certainly a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

As far as the voices... well, they're a mixed bunch, but on the whole the quality is surprisingly decent. I'm not a big fan of the voices for Akuma or Blanka, and Chun-Li sounds a bit too valley girl for my tastes (hey, maybe tying in to the movie?), but some of them actually work pretty well. I might just have to give masked lucha libre wrestler El Fuerte a try based on sound alone.

All in all, I'm pumped for SF4, and hey: a Sonic Boom is a Sonic Boom - no matter the language.

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Yeah Chun-li really does sound like a valley girl, and so does Sakura. But at least Viper and Cammy sound right for the role.

Playing SF4 at the arcades was a lot of fun and you can easily tell who the pros are and who are the novices when it comes to using super moves.

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Is it just me or did anyone else like Dan's voice actor and line? I feel a new found respect because he is the only person that could be considered trancendent? What I mean is that he is on that line from being a normal martial artist and trancending to the level of Ryu and Ken, and Guile which so many fans of street fighter dreamed as a child.

Was... was that George Takei as M.Bison? O_o

I'm not sure if that's awesome, or omfgstupid.
All I know is that I'm still hoping that the US release has JP voiceacting as an option.

Cammy seems to be channeling Lara Croft. Although not as atrociously as Psylocke in the X-Men fighter.

I never really played the other Street Fighter games, but this game looks absolutely brilliant. I will definitely be picking it up when it is released (Feb. 14th in America right?).

I will admit that, in order to hold me over till SFIV, I did download Guilty Gear X2 Reload for the XBLA.

Love me a 2D fighter.

It's a fighting game.

When has the 'story' ever mattered?

Hankage:
It's a fighting game.

When has the 'story' ever mattered?

Only in the good fighters... y'know... SF... Guilty Gear... that's about it.

And it's Feb17th, Gxas, not Valentine's Day, sadly.

 

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