Back in early March of this year, a port of Street Fighter IV was released for the iPhone to much positive fanfare. The graphics and sounds were incredible, but the biggest doubt on everyone's mind leading up to release was how well the game could work with virtual touch screen controls. In the end, SFIV for iPhone turned out to be a highly playable and fun affair. Rather than the controls, the biggest complaint from gamers regarding this otherwise excellent fighter was the slim roster of characters. Featuring just 8 playable combatants (the same number of the original SFII mind you), many fan favorites from from the Street Fighter universe were notably absent.

A little more than a month later, Capcom took a step to address those complaints by announcing the addition of Cammy to the roster in a forthcoming update. But the weeks passed by with no sign of Cammy, and fans of the series grew increasingly impatient and even skeptical that Capcom would follow through on their promise. Then earlier this month, they announced that another new character – Zangief – would be entering the fray as well. With such a long span of time since their previous announcement, gamers who had been anticipating the arrival of Cammy weren't feeling especially confident that they'd be playing either character anytime soon.

Thankfully those concerns proved erroneous, as earlier this week the update featuring both characters finally arrived on the App Store. And it's pretty much exactly what you would expect – it's the Cammy and Zangief you know and love now playable in Street Fighter IV for iPhone. While not exactly surprising, they are a welcome free addition to arguably the best 2D fighter available. They fit right into the roster and feature just about all of the moves of their console counterparts. Hopefully this leads to more and more characters being added down the line, and were E. Honda to enter the mix then the original cast of characters would finally be complete. Like many others, I'm personally keeping my fingers crossed for an Akuma appearance someday.

This update was free, but it remains to be seen if future updates will be too. If you're a fan of Street Fighter IV for iPhone, then make sure you download this latest update and give Cammy and Zangief a spin for yourself.

  • Brian

    Weirdest screenshot ever.

    • MrSpud

      Yep, I think I did something like that last night...
      Not sure I would call it wrestling...

    • russiaone

      Yup... Made me chuckle

      • russiaone

        My comment was meant for Brian

      • http://twitter.com/MattRix Matt

        It's much funnier if your comment was meant for MrSpud. Just saying.

    • Noah

      Looks kinky to me!

  • Brian

    Weirdest screenshot ever.

    • MrSpud

      Yep, I think I did something like that last night...
      Not sure I would call it wrestling...

    • russiaone

      Yup... Made me chuckle

      • russiaone

        My comment was meant for Brian

      • http://twitter.com/MattRix Matt

        It's much funnier if your comment was meant for MrSpud. Just saying.

    • Noah

      Looks kinky to me!

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    Grabbed the update the other day, it's still amazing fun to play. It runs really well on the 3G too, which is very uncommon these days.

  • russiaone

    This looks especially awesome on the iPhone 4. I just wish Capcom would see to somehow making those backgrounds active. But the addition of extra characters is far more important.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    Grabbed the update the other day, it's still amazing fun to play. It runs really well on the 3G too, which is very uncommon these days.

  • russiaone

    This looks especially awesome on the iPhone 4. I just wish Capcom would see to somehow making those backgrounds active. But the addition of extra characters is far more important.

  • Kyle

    Hey Jared I hope you are enjoying your new iPhone. It was nice to meet you in line. It's funny to think I've read almost all your work on here and then bump into you.

    • Jared Nelson

      Oh, are you the world famous ex-Apple store employee??? You were the celebrity of the line! It was nice having some cool people to chit chat with while waiting, I had meant to ask your name or if you were in the forums but practically before I knew it I was in the store getting my phone. I'm Boardumb on the forums if you ever care to chit chat some more, and thanks for reading my articles. Take care! :)

  • Kyle

    Hey Jared I hope you are enjoying your new iPhone. It was nice to meet you in line. It's funny to think I've read almost all your work on here and then bump into you.

    • Jared Nelson

      Oh, are you the world famous ex-Apple store employee??? You were the celebrity of the line! It was nice having some cool people to chit chat with while waiting, I had meant to ask your name or if you were in the forums but practically before I knew it I was in the store getting my phone. I'm Boardumb on the forums if you ever care to chit chat some more, and thanks for reading my articles. Take care! :)

  • JustAGamer

    Erm.. I think this game should get a M18 rating.

    I just wish updates with new fighters would come more often. I willing to pay for them if that's the only to get it faster.

  • JustAGamer

    Erm.. I think this game should get a M18 rating.

    I just wish updates with new fighters would come more often. I willing to pay for them if that's the only to get it faster.

  • Limousine Lemon

    cool... finally a hot game...

  • Limousine Lemon

    cool... finally a hot game...

  • Hai

    Took TA couple days to finally publish this news, iPhone 4 really does took all the attentions.

  • Hai

    Took TA couple days to finally publish this news, iPhone 4 really does took all the attentions.

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    WTB Juri, Akuma, or Rose

  • http://soiled.com Gload

    WTB Juri, Akuma, or Rose

  • lol

    the screen shot...had to be this?

    lmao

  • lol

    the screen shot...had to be this?

    lmao

  • Shadowsfall

    What a strange screenshot lol!!

  • Shadowsfall

    What a strange screenshot lol!!

  • Shibuya_109

    Playing this on my new iPhone 4 it's pretty disappointing that the frame rate is so low. It's only pushing a couple of sprites around over a 2D background image with a flat polygonal floor. Basically nothing, but it runs at around 20fps tops.

    Considering Real Racing runs at 960x640 resolution at 60fps on an iPhone 4... Capcom clearly need to go back to coding school.

  • Shibuya_109

    Playing this on my new iPhone 4 it's pretty disappointing that the frame rate is so low. It's only pushing a couple of sprites around over a 2D background image with a flat polygonal floor. Basically nothing, but it runs at around 20fps tops.

    Considering Real Racing runs at 960x640 resolution at 60fps on an iPhone 4... Capcom clearly need to go back to coding school.