Though it isn’t much different than the previous announced Super Street Fighter IV boxart displayed in January, this slick and improved design will be the final cover for the game releasing at the end of April. It is pretty interesting that Capcom actually took the time to listen to fans, who didn’t really think the art was in the “super” category, and actually changed it before release.
Capcom had a few things to say about the redesign:
You’ll notice some “subtle” changes we made since we announced the previous version in January. Capcom listens to its fans, and although it’s not a full redesign, we felt it was “time to oil up” and give it some additional slickness and shine. We brought in color and texture to the background, swapped the placement of Juri and Chun-Li, and dropped out Cammy for the awesome Dudley. We did this because we know you guys love you some Dudley! But the other reason was that we now have three series represented with those three characters. Adon = Alpha / Dudley = 3rd Strike / Dee Jay = Super SFII. Add in SF’s leading man and woman, Ryu and Chun-Li from SFII, and Juri from Super SFIV, we almost have a full SF representation.
There is no denying how cool the boxart is, but my question still remains unanswered: will people actually fork over the 40 bucks for the little extras included in this version of the game? Apparently Capcom thinks so. Will you be buying Super Street Fighter IV? IF so, do you already own the original game?