Capcom is bringing one of its core franchise over to Android later this month. Originally launched on iOS in late 2017, Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition aims to be a full fledged mobile fighting game, as opposed to some of the other fighting game franchises that have arrived on mobile. The game will use a virtual joystick and buttons for its control scheme, and gamers will have the option to opt for a Bluetooth controller.
With a February release date, Street Fighter will be going head to head with Bandai Namco’s Tekken, which is being rolled out globally with the U.S. release date coming on March 1st. It is already available in a number of countries. While Street Fighter IV: CE is a mobile fighting game that asks players to unlock the full game for one flat rate, Tekken is a free to play title with an array of in app purchases. Tekken also focuses a lot less on fighting mechanics and more on powering up and unlocking characters.
Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition will be free to try and the full game will available for $4.99 via an in app purchase. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:
- Fight as 32 Street Fighter characters including fan favorite and Android exclusive, Dan.
- Intuitive virtual pad controls allow players to execute full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos
- Take your game to the next level with a Bluetooth controller (Controllers do not work in menus, they fully function in multiplayer and single-player gameplay.)
- Battle head-to-head against players from around the world via Wifi – Single player “arcade” and multiplayer modes.
- Unleash super moves with a tap of the “SP” button. – Four levels of difficulty.