[UPDATE] Capcom Announces New Update to Street Fighter IV During Panel at PAX East, Looking for Character Balance Suggestions from the Community

By on March 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

UPDATE – A new video from Combofiend on Capcom-Unity has been uploaded asking the community for character balance suggestions for this update. While they can’t reveal any more information about this new installment, they are making a conscious effort to open up dialogue with the players to hear what they want out of this new version.

For the next few weeks, Capcom will be opening threads for ten characters at a time, so be sure to visit the Capcom-Unity forums and provide your opinions on changes they should make. The characters included in this first week are M. Bison, Balrog, Guile, Ryu, E. Honda, Sakura, Sagat, Ken, Makoto, and Dudley. We’ve included links below for each thread. Remember, thought-out and detailed suggestions are more likely to be acknowledged by the team.

M. Bison | Balrog | Guile | Ryu | E. Honda
Sakura | Sagat | Ken | Makoto | Dudley

Combofiend also released a quick schedule for when character threads will be open.

  • Week 1 (3/22-3/28) – Balrog, M. Bison, E. Honda, Ken, Sagat, Sakura, Makoto, Dudley, Guile, Ryu
  • Week 2 (3/29-4/4) – T. Hawk, Zangief, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Blanka, Gouken, Dan, Rufus, Cody, Vega
  • Week 3 (4/5-4/11) – Juri, Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, Abel, Dee Jay, Hakan, Rose, Guy, Gen
  • Week 4 (4/12-4/18) – Cammy, Seth, Akuma, C. Viper, Adon, Ibuki, El Fuerte, Fei Long, Oni
  • Week 5 (4/19-4/25) – System and additional character changes
  • Additional time (4/26-4/30) – Additional changes

Like many companies this weekend, Capcom has a big presence at PAX East, and announced something very special during their panel this afternoon. According to Alex Jebailey, organizer of Community Effort Orlando in Florida, they revealed that development has begun on a brand new Street Fighter IV update.



What this update entails has yet to be divulged, but feel free to let your imaginations and opinions run wild in the comments below. Are you happy about this news? Is another update what the title needs to remain relevant on the tournament circuit?

Source: Alex Jebailey, Capcom-Unity