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Capcom Spills Super Street Fighter IV StreetPass Beans

Posted by James Newton

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Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition isn't just about the 35 characters, online multiplayer and touchscreen controls – its StreetPass figurine battle mode is a potential ace up the sleeves of its gi, and Japanese site Andriasang recently nabbed more details on the violent statues.

Playing the game in any mode will accumulate Figure Points, which are used to play a slot machine that spits out a figurine into your collection. You can also purchase Figure Points with the Game Coins collected as you walk around in the real world using your 3DS console as a pedometer.

There are seven figures for each character, making a total of 245 statues to collect, each with their own unique statistics. You can trade figures with other players too, and judging by the number of times producer Yoshinori Ono referenced Pokémon in his speech in January's Amsterdam 3DS event Capcom is keen to get players trading to complete their collections.

When it comes to battling, you have to set up a team before you can take on any opponents. Each statue has a level from 1 to 7, and when choosing your five fighters the combined level total must be 20 or less, so don't think you can set all your top-level fighters to win every time. After selecting your combatants, you can boost their attack, defence and speed statistics with a preset number of points, making up for any weaknesses or piling them on top of a strong character to blitz your opponent.

This strategic element could bring extra longevity to the title, which already looks to be one of the 3DS's must-haves upon release. We played it in Amsterdam and came away very impressed, so be sure to read our First Impressions: Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for more details.


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TheBaconator said:

I wonder what the chances are of you even passing by some one doing the same thing? Probably very slim.



SilverBaretta said:

@ballkirby1: All they have to do is own the game. It doesn't matter what's in the handheld at the time, it happens anyway. That was one of the main schticks of the 3DS.

Sounds like a nice feature, though.



Spoony_Tech said:

I haven't bought a fighting game in years. This might be the one that changes it all for me. Looks really good and so many options to keep you coming back for more.



Kirk said:

If they just animate the character sprites in the background properly, rather than those totally static cut-outs, I'll be happy.



skywake said:

@ballkirby1 chances are pretty good if you think about it. If the 3DS approaches the sort of numbers that the DS has then more than one in eleven people in Australia will own one. There is a fair chance that if I carried it into a crowded place (say, to a major bus/train station) I'd walk past someone who has a 3DS in their bag.

I mean... I have carried a DS Lite in my laptop bag every day I've carried my laptop with me somewhere since mid 2005. It's a non-hassle, you never know when you'll have to wait ages for something (like a late bus) and it's hardly an unusual behavior... is it? Still, who knows how many people I've walked past in that time who had a DS in their bag and I know I'll be doing the same with my 3DS.



pixelman said:

I'm hoping this'll be playable without StreetPass. I'm really excited about this mode myself, haha.



LuWiiGi said:

Couldn't you just walk around in circles for a while to get Figurine Points?



Ian_Daemon said:

There's one 3DS peripheral that I haven't seen yet. It's the little dog/cat vest that allows you to put attach your 3DS "pedometer" to your pet. The little vest would also protect the 3DS from being damaged while giving its owner TONS of "game coins" or in-game rewards.



LittleIrves said:

@Tech101: I feel the exact same way. The last fighting game I think I bought was Killer Instinct Gold for N64. That was 14 years ago. (Ooh wait, I bought a used Street Fighter Alpha 3 for GBA a couple years ago.... but that barely counts.) Yet I'm actually quite excited about this one.
If I grab a 3DS at launch, I'm eyeing this and Nintendogs + cats, just so I can tease my cat-loving girlfriend. She's adamant they should be called Nintencats. But I say, "Nope, they're just 'plus cats.'" And then she gets angry. Anyway....



LordJumpMad said:

Not everyone you run in to, is going to have a 3DS.
it not like, we live in Japan.

Nintendo should bring this idea, to online.



FluttershyGuy said:

Can't wait to spend a weekend afternoon at a local mall, gathering coins for figurines (may become a mall walker:)), then get to my car and see how many fights I had with complete strangers.

Or I should say, hope it's still on me and nobody swiped my 3DS! Lets pray that they make some very PROTECTIVE carrying cases for the 3DS with all the traveling we'll do with it. Preferably one that can be secured with a MasterLock (TM).

It's fun aggravating girlfriends! To a point, anyway, after which time you'll have claw marks/blood all over you AND have to call it Nintencats to end the slaughter!



Kyloctopus said:

This is the first thing I`m gonna buy for the 3DS. And is on my top 5
1 Super Mario Kart
2 Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
3 Nikoli`s Pencil Puzzles
4 Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
5 Nintendogs + Cats French Bull + New Friends



Retro_on_theGo said:

This game`s really putting a lot of the 3DS`features to good use.
I can`t wait to walk around with my 3DS and see if I fought anybody!



MeloMan said:

System. Seller. Period. Too bad I only dabble in SF, but I still plan to play it, maybe on my friends 3DS since he's getting one as well...

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