I’ve been in the video game industry for a decade now and in that time have made many friends from different companies around the world. Sometimes I’ve received exclusive scoops (I knew about Street Fighter IV‘s development years before it was officially announced online…which is why I was so quick to write the article on the day of its first teaser revelation) and other times I’ve received rumors from within a company…sometimes true, sometimes “once planned, but then taken out.”
Today I have some news on Capcom‘s upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, Super Street Fighter IV 3D. Again, this source is internal and I’m willing to bet that most of this information is completely accurate. If anything present doesn’t end up in the final game, it is possible that it was once considered. Consider it as a rumor just to be safe.
– The game will include all 35 of the current cast in the HD versions.
– The story, graphics, and gameplay will remain virtually identical to its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 cousins, thanks to the power behind the 3DS.
– In addition to d-pad and analog slider controls, the game will have an easier method of play, similar to the http://www.apple.com/iphone/?cid=oas-us-domains-iphone.comiPhone version of Street Fighter IV.
– The 3D effect will be like the game “Hidden Picture” for DSi, in that, the characters look like they’re popping out of a box.
– The special features that the 3DS version of SSF4 will come from the system’s camera. It is Capcom’s idea to use a “face time” feature where while you play, your face will show up in your character’s normal picture box. So if you’re Ryu vs. Ken and both people turn this feature on, instead of their faces in the corners of the screen while you fight, you and your opponents will be present.
-The second special feature is the ability to fight in whatever background you’re in front of thanks to the 3DS’ outside facing twin 3D cameras. You’ll have your health bars, characters on screen, etc., but instead of the background that Capcom created, it’ll be your bedroom, back yard, and so on.
That’s me on the right, in Street Fighter IV. Could Capcom plan on expanding on the idea of allowing fans to be made into characters in Street Fighter, by actually letting their real faces show up in the game? We’ll find out more in the coming weeks.