Here’s How Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Will Be Updated

By Ishaan . May 15, 2011 . 4:30pm

The Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition update patch is slated for a June 7th release on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation. Capcom have a post up on their community site, detailing how the update will be rolled out come release day:


“On June 7, there will be a few downloads available. The first is a title update/patch. This will be automatically downloaded to your console of choice when you are connected to the network. This patch is basically an under-the-hood primer for the other two downloads, and doesn’t have any real visible functionality.

The second download is a free "Update Kit". If you’re not planning on buying Arcade Edition, you’re going to want/need to download this for matchmaking and spectating purposes. However, you’ll still be playing Original SSFIV.

The third download is the Arcade Edition DLC (1200 MSP/$14.99). This is a required download if, you know, you want to play AE.”


Once you’ve downloaded the second patch, you’ll have the ability to play against Arcade Edition owners online, but they’ll only be able to use “vanilla” Super Street Fighter IV characters against you. The balance changes of their game will revert to those of Super IV while they play against you. You can find more information regarding how online play and costume DLC works in Capcom’s FAQ blog post.


The boxed version of Arcade Edition for consoles will be released on June 28th for $39.99. The PC version of the game doesn’t have a concrete release date just yet, but Capcom hope to have it out in the early part of July.

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  • Eddie

     Can’t wait! 

  • Yu_TheKing

    So Awesome! Makes me wanna Hadouken-spam all over again. ;P

  • the arcade edition box looks a lot better than the regular version.

  • shion16

     Theres one question they forgot to answer

    the box edition of SSF4 AE is gonna include the original SSF4 ?

    • Kris

      I think that it’ll include the option to turn the game back into original SSFIV, just like the DLC. :) 

      • shion16

        i hope so Im thinking of selling my Super Street Fighter to buy the box arcade edition but i dont wanna lose the original version (and all my Battle Points xP)

  • IceRomancer

    Can’t wait! Hope yun and yang play exactly like they did in 3rd strike!

  • nyobzoo

    I was hoping for the alt costumes to be in the disc version of SSF4:AE

  • Natat

    The Boxart actually looks pretty nice…
    But naah, I won’t wait until the end of June to get the game again just because of that lol.

  • PrinceHeir

     hell yeah :D

    buying the retail version for sure, though im still pissed at capcom not putting all DLC costumes on the disc. i mean really capcom? how greedy can you be? im pretty sure this is not a space issue so that’s out of the question. heck i would pay $60 if it includes everything that has been released. 

    sucks capcom has to leave a few tidbits out for them to sell it in another price.

    i just hope there’s a DLC costume pack that includes every new costume(including the new characters: Evil Ryu, Oni, and the Twins)

    • shion16

       they are twins???

      • PrinceHeir

        yup Yun and Yang :P 

    • Guest

      Why do they refuse us the yellow Game of Death tracksuit for Fei Long? I used that in the SFIV PC version (custom mod)

      • PrinceHeir

        the one with Bruce Lee? i have no idea O_O 

  • Has the arcade edition actually been released in the arcades yet? The videos I’ve seen give me the impression that they’re still location testing.

  • y’know

    I almost asked “why am I tempted to get it boxed?”

    but then I realized, Street Fighter should last forever. DLC doesn’t.

    • thaKingRocka

      That’s why I don’t buy DLC and it’s why I’ve objected to this practice for years now. Specifically, fighting games are a serious problem with DLC. It splinters the audience and has people playing with different balance tweaks. Then, wWhen you have a tournament like EVO, you have to mess with 100s of consoles with DRM for each piece of DLC.

  • Good thing PSN is back up :)

  • thaKingRocka

    “The balance changes of their game will revert to those of Super IV while they play against you.”

    Wait, so you can play against an old character with a new character? How would that be possible without them playing by the newer balance updates?

  • oh.

    So now they’re releasing it psychically?

    •  They’re able to transfer data to consoles using mind-waves?  Holy crap, new wave of digital distribution!

  • ninjaonizuka

     i never got the first sf4 so this will eb great :3 i just need my damn ps3 fixed >.< thx mom for throwing it down the steps :D

  • SoulEater98

    *Whistles* That is one sexy looking Character selection screen ;)

    On a more serious note, they might be releasing two more characters to fill those empty spaces(top left, bottom right)

  • 300 Microsoft points per character isn’t that bad.  With balance fixes and everything it almost seems like a steal.

    • Charging for the characters is more than fair. Balance changes though should be free on principle. = 

      •  According to the post they do seem to be free.  There is a download so that you can play against people with the extra characters.  I honestly think that this is a great way to not screw over the public by releasing things this way, even if some of the people in the tournament crowd say that they are less then found of the some of the changes. 

        • “Once you’ve downloaded the second patch, you’ll have the ability to play againstArcade Edition owners online, but they’ll only be able to use “vanilla” Super Street Fighter IV characters against you. The balance changes of their game will revert to those of Super IV while they play against you.”

          I hope I’m simply reading this incorrectly. As far as I can tell however, that patch just lets you play with the AE owners period. You don’t get the balance changes out of it, and they don’t get to use their characters against you. Kind of a step back, if anything. People paying for AE aren’t going to want to be reverting to previous changes to play against people who aren’t paying up. =P

          •  It doesn’t seem like that was Capcom that said that, as much as Ishaan who wrote the article.  Siliconera might know something that I don’t, and that Capcom isn’t letting on about this moment.  From the copy and pasted press release it doesn’t show that, so I don’t know.

            Although I have to say the two character hole in the select screen annoys me a little.

  • Ok, so they release SSF4 because Capcom said that SF4 didn’t feel complete at all. Then, they lowered the price to $40. Cool. Now they want us to pay more money to get a complete version of SSF4. This is getting absurd with the DLC. Why should I have to pay more and more money because of DLC? I want to buy a complete game with all of the intended characters on it. I want to unlock costumes instead of shelling out $35 for them. 

  • xflame10

    looks nice but those ugly green circles aren’t becoming at all i prefer the old select screen. XD.

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