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Monday, April 26, 2010

R.I.P. Street Fighter IV

Posted by Earnest "Nex" Cavalli on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM

With the release of Super Street Fighter IV on Tuesday, the original version of Street Fighter IV is officially dead. Most Street Fighter fans are gleeful, more than happy to shovel dirt on the game's corpse before it's even in the ground, but hardcore Street Fighter devotee Jared Rea thought a more sensitive tribute was in order.

Hit the jump.

From Jared:

On April 27 we say goodbye to a dear friend. Yes, the release of Super Street Fighter IV is most definitely something to celebrate, but we can't ever forget just how much the original Street Fighter IV boosted the fighting game community. From its debut in the arcades to the incredibly successful console release, Street Fighter IV blew the doors off what was once a considerably tough community to crack and I for one am glad for that.

For as much as I'm praising SF4, it's by no means a perfect game. In fact, at times its a downright silly display of dumb luck and head-scratching nonsense. Super Street Fighter IV fixes a lot of these instances but no doubt, in time we'll discover new quirks in which to ragequit over. But for now, let's take a look back and pay respect to the game that brought us all together. Also, don't forget to stay tuned after the credits!

Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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