When thinking of ways to control fighting games you usually think of arcade sticks, D-pads, or in some cases the analog stick, but would you consider playing a fighter using a touch screen? Capcom thinks so as they will be bringing Street Fighter IV to iPhone.
Come March you will be able to duke it out in Street Fighter IV anywhere you go with your iPhone. Using the touchpad as buttons and a joystick, players will be able to pull off all of their favorite combos from the console version at any time of the day. But if the default control’s don’t suit your fancy, then you will be able to choose from some other alternative control styles.
Capcom is determined to make the game look good though despite the major differences in hardware. The game uses graphics pulled straight from the code from the console versions and have been scaled down for the platform.
As of right now, Capcom only would confirm Ryu, Ken, and Dan ( who was confirmed via Capcom’s official twitter for the character), but promises that the title will have a large roster including classic Street Fighter characters and the new comers from Street Fighter IV.
On the go fighting with the computer might be a fun time killer, but the real meat of a fighting game is the ablity to play against other players. You can do just that using the iPhone’s blue tooth to battle out against other human opponents.
You can expect to see Street Fighter IV on the app store some time next month. In the mean time be sure to check out some screen shots over at IGN.