Android fighting game fans have something new to try out. 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 uses a virtual joystick and buttons for its control scheme, or they have the option to use a Bluetooh controller. It should be noted that controllers do not work in the game’s menus. In a refreshing move, the game has launched in all regions simultaneously, so gamers in Japan, the U.S., Sweeden, India, and just about everywhere else can get it from Google Play.
This release date puts the game squarely in the middle of the rollout for Tekken, which is now available in most regions other than the U.S. and Japan. 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 is free to try and the full game is 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.
Interested? Check out the fighting game on Google Play.