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 β Zangief β 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 β 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.
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