September 19, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and those other classic Capcom characters will bring their decades of fighting experience to Android later this. LG announced today that it has obtained an three-month-long exclusive for the Street Fighter IV Android game, which should arrive in a few months.
LG is developing its “first HD Android smartphone” with a new display technology and strong power under the hood. The Korean smartphone maker will put both to the test with Street Fighter IV, which will only be available at LGWorld.com. An exact date for release has not been given, but the game should be available in Q4 (October – December).
Android users have been asking for more interesting games, and Street Fighter IV is not short on interest or possibly-fun gameplay. The iPhone version of the game has been fairly successful and available since last year, so one can only hope that Capcom will make SFIV for Android equally entertaining and challenging to play on a touchscreen device.
“We very much look forward to expanding the legacy of Street Fighter to the Android platform through this partnership with LG,” said Yoshinori Ishida, Deputy Head of Consumer Games Business Division and General Manager of Consumer Games Marketing Department at CAPCOM.
Added Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company:
“As we prepare our first HD smartphone for launch, it was important for us to be able to offer HD content that would really demonstrate this phone’s benefits. The HD version of Street Fighter certainly fills this objective.”
I’ll now leave you with video of the Street Fighter game on iPhone, which should be an indication of the type of gameplay to expect. Obviously, some things will be different in the Android version, but the iOS version has strong graphics and on-screen controls that translate the intense hadouken-throwing method to mobile. Let’s hope Capcom keeps that trend going.