- While Street Fighter IV has seen a limited release in arcades across North America, many of us are waiting for the home console version, which is still without a firm launch date.
We do have an idea of when it'll launch though, as Street Fighter movie producer Patrick Aiello has confirmed in a recent interview that IV will release day and date with the film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
To quote: Capcom is releasing Street Fighter IV in 2009, which is the 20th anniversary of the game. The film and game release dates will coincide, but I'm not certain how much of the game will coincide with the story because ours is a very partitioned off origin story of the Street Fighter universe. So the release dates will coincide, elements between the two will coincide, but in terms of them relating to each other perfectly, I don't believe that's the case.
Fairly sure that the only relation is the characters. Aside from that, totally separate initiatives. At any rate, releasing the game on the day of the film's debut makes sense. Just a little surprised though, considering Resident Evil 5 is also due out in March.