Capcom brings their biggest brawler yet to one of the smallest gaming devices, announcing an iPhone version of Street Fighter IV, due out in March. How are Ken and Ryu handling the trip?
From the looks of the screenshots, which you can find more of at IGN, the dynamic duo is a little worse for wear, but that’s what happens when you take the current-gen code and shrink it down so it fits on the iPhone. That’s what Capcom has done, taking assets directly from the game’s console cousins, maintaining a bit of the 2.5D look and feel, while utilising the good-old virtual joystick and button combo to overcome the platform’s lack of external controls.
While Ken and Ryu are the only two characters confirmed for the iPhone version of Street Fighter IV, Capcom tells us that they’ll be introducing a mix of classic and new characters, so there is hope that you’ll soon be able to carry Rufus around in your pocket.
And you’ll be able to compete against your friends, with Bluetooth multiplayer built right in.
Now we just have to wait for Mad Catz to announce iPhone Tournament Edition Fight Sticks and we’ll be good to go.