What's up, Street Fighters? Time to get your Sagat and Dee Jay on. Capcom's update for Street Fighter IV [$9.99] is now live on Apple's servers, meaning you can now pick the two aforementioned characters in regular and versus play. This update also adds in a hip Blue-tooth local matchmaking feature that auto connects people within range of each other, as well as a "Player Cards" feature that tracks stats of the people you happen to face.

I grabbed a screen of Sagat for your viewing pleasure. I didn't grab one of Dee Jay, as he's a locked character. To unlock him, you'll need to compete in Versus three times, which might be really hard if you don't have a pal with the game. That said, Capcom shot over an image or two, so problem solved on my end!



Oh! And before you run off to grab your update, do note that another Capcom joint has been updated. Resident Evil 4: Platinum [$4.99] has been given four new levels today -- Chapters 15 through 18 -- for free.

  • Robotron2084

    DeeJay is one of my favorite SF characters.

    Unfortunately I can't unlock him, because I have no one to play against.

    Thanks a lot Capcom. :-/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cat-Astrophy/100000838113704 Cat Astrophy

    Cart before the horse. Online MP should have been released before any vs requirements.

  • Anonymous

    How come i don't see DJ?

    • Harejordan

      He's there. On the character select screen, top left. He is blacked out though until you play 3 vs. matches with anyone, then you unlock him.

  • knutsen

    still no retina support...meh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2I4EFF3IG3VY3ZKPAVCQGMREQY Michael Shanks

    Without retina update, it'll still look crappy no matter how many characters they add

    • nizy

      It doesn't look that bad. Better than most non-retina games anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

    They'll never update this to retina. It's all 2D graphics so they'd have to remake every single frame of every sprite and all the backgrounds and menus to make it retina friendly.

    It's much easier with 3D games, you just up the resolution and the polygons are more sharply rendered. They still retain the low-res textures but that hasn't stopped most developers so far! πŸ˜‰

    Capcom might do it if they decide to scalp iPad owners for a separate "HD" version, rather than just making it universal. But even then they'd have to backport the high-res assets to the iPhone version. Maybe they'll do it if they think they can get away with charging for it via DLC...

    It's good to see Resident Evil 4 has been updated, but they still haven't finished it! There's three more levels still unfinished and waiting to be added.

  • Anonymous

    if you're worried about the lack retina graphics, you probably aren't the type of gamer to drop $9.99 on a mobile Street Fighter IV in the first place. This game does an *excellent* job of recreating the SFIV experience on a mobile phone. With all the free updates, it has also turned out to be a great value for SF fans.

    • http://twitter.com/AIMR8 AIM UAE

      Agree with this statement completely. This game has probably given me the most value for my money. I bought it when it first came out, and never expected additional characters.

  • lolwut

    Please, devs, for the love of Sagat, nerf E. Honda in grueling!

  • Ujn Hunter

    Wish there was a way to download older updates... it's great that they are adding all these characters... but it also means the game keeps getting bigger... I have no space for other games! Wish we could choose which update we wanted to install. It's worse for the iPad updated games like Metal Gear Solid Touch. It's the difference of over 100megs from one update version to the next.