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I was hesitant to even do this…but screw it.
For what it may be worth (which may be nothing)…lets try to get this going as a sign up thread for people who REALLY want to see this thing continue the grand arcade tradition that Capcom helped build.
The hope here is that SRK has about 87K members. If even half of them signed up here, then it might help sway Capcom’s decision making on this issue for the future of the series.
ALSO: If you care to, please visit this other petition as well - http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SSFIVArcade/
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EDIT: I see people saying “why does this matter…there are so few arcades anyway”.
I’d like to comment on that, just something for you to consider:
Many of the advanced tactics are found or discovered early by Japanese arcade players. Since so many arcade matches in Japan get put to video, that knowledge flows directly to the rest of us. Kiss that goodbye if there is no arcade release.
While its true that there are few arcades in the US that are still open, or still populated with decent fighting games…the ones that DO exist are very very important to our community. Arcade Infinity, Denjin, and CTF are the source of a LOT of really good stuff that gets shared with the rest of us…even those of us who can’t get to those arcades regularly (or ever).
No arcade release in Japan probably means Tougeki will forget about this game = no SBO. If that happens…this game may seriously become a US centered thing like Marvel. That would be OK, but not nearly as good as the alternative.
Deci made a great post on this: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=7576191&postcount=63
I appears that a BRAND NEW post on the official Capcom blog strongly hints that there may be an arcade release.
Here is the post in Japanese:
Here is what we believe to be an accurate translation:
"‘Right now, it isn’t 100% certain that SSF4 will not get an arcade release. I’d first like to let you know, we’ve decided not to abandon the [Super] Street Fighter 4 for Arcade. Because we don’t want to quench the enormous flame people have for the game, I think we’d like to continue it, but everyone, we need your assistance!’…I know it was written in such a rare, serious way, but we want to make sure everyone (Everyone who plays SSF4 in Arcades, and everyone who plays SSF4 at home) knows that we’re putting the finishing touches on something that is fun for everyone! Similar to SF4, because the development staff is working as hard as possible without any compromise creating this game, please wait with hope!"**