Capcom plans to sell costumes as optional Street Fighter IV DLC here just like Japan. Some of the outfits play on Capcom’s history like giving Guile clothes that makes him look like his buddy Charlie and the Mike Haggar outfit for Zangief. Others are silly like Blanka’s safari hat. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy individual costumes. Capcom is distributing the costumes in packs that cost $4 each starting the day the game comes out in North America.
Here’s the schedule:
February 17: Brawler Pack will include alternate costumes for: Zangief, E.Honda, Rufus, El Fuerte and Abel.
February 24: Femme Fatale Pack will include alternate costumes for: Chun-Li, Cammy, Sakura, Rose and C.Viper.
March 3: Shoryuken Pack will include alternate costumes for: Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken and Dan.
March 10: Shadowloo Pack will include alternate costumes for: Seth, M.Bison, Sagat, Balrog and Vega.
March 17: Classic Pack will include alternate costumes for: Guile, Dhalsim, Fei-Long, Blanka and Gen.
Notably missing from the list is the “All In Pack” Famitsu announced which contains all of the costumes at a discount price. We contacted Capcom USA to see if this pack is coming to North America to which we were told it was “TBD”.
The good news about the downloadable Street Fighter IV content is the meaty stuff is free. After Street Fighter IV hits stores Capcom will release a Championship Mode Expansion pack with two point systems (championship and tournament), enhanced matchmaking based on grade points, and replay mode which lets players share and watch matches. Capcom says this is the “first expansion pack” so don’t be surprised to see more updates in the future.
Images courtesy of Capcom.