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Rumor: Evil Ryu and More Evil Akuma Coming to Super Street Fighter IV

| 29 Nov 2010 10:49

Leaked screenshots hint that a level of martial arts villainy as yet unseen on a modern console may be on its way to Super Street Fighter IV.

Sources suggest that Capcom's plans for SSFIV DLC might extend beyond snazzy new threads for all the fighters. In fact, Capcom may be adding new fighters to the roster - and then presumably selling us snazzy new threads for them as well.

The rumors spring from a series of leaked screenshots, seemingly related to the rumored Arcade Edition DLC and showing new achievements for the Xbox 360 version of Super Street Fighter IV. The screenshots show pictures of Street Fighter III characters Yun and Yang - both of whom will appear in the arcade version of SSFIV - and Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma, suggesting that Capcom is adding at least four new character into the game, although the latter pair may only appear as bosses or could be hard to unlock like Akuma and Gouken in the original Street Fighter IV.

Evil Ryu is, as the name suggest, an evil version of the series' main character. This version of Ryu has given into the dark power that gnaws away at him, urging him to be the very best at any cost, even going so far as to kill his opponents. Oni Akuma, on the other hand, has not only given in to this dark power, but has mastered it, using it to its fullest potential. Both Evil Ryu and Oni Akuma - also known as Shin Akuma - first made an appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Twin fighters Yun and Yang first appeared in the original Street Fighter III. In the first version they shared a selection frame and were essentially different models for the same character, but starting in SFIII: Second Impact, they became seperate characters and their fighting styles started to differ from each other.

The pictures look fairly genuine, but there seems to be four new achievements for doing the same thing - beating the game on medium difficulty without using a continue. It's possible, however, that the text for the achievements is unfinished, which is why this discrepancy exists, especially if you consider that if someone had faked the screens, that kind of mistake seems like the kind of thing he or she would avoid.

We are talking about leaked screens from unannounced DLC here though, so even though it seems pretty likely that Capcom will release some kind of Arcade Edition update for SSFIV, these should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism. The arcade version of Super Street Fighter IV comes out in December, so maybe we'll learn more then.

Source: Event Hubs

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