252w ago - 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.
262w ago - Looking forward to the next next-gen (8th console generation) Unreal Engine 4.0 is expected to be released with Unreal Tournament 4 to show off its prowess, as with every new Unreal Engine comes a showpiece, usually an Unreal game.
An example of this happened before the release of Unreal Engine 3, when Epic Games' own projects -- Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 2007 (later renamed to Unreal Tournament 3) -- were touted as the company's showcase titles for the latest Unreal technology.
Back in August 2005, Epic Games vice president Mark Rein revealed that the creators of the Unreal games and technology have already begun work [two years before in 2003] on what will eventually become Unreal Engine 4.
Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney, who's been working on the Unreal Engine 4 core system design as the technical director, said in March 2008: "There is a long life ahead for Unreal Engine 3. [Unreal Engine] Version 4 will exclusively target the next console generation, Microsoft's successor for the Xbox 360 [AKA Xbox 720], Sony's successor for the PlayStation 3 [AKA PlayStation 4] - and if Nintendo ships a machine with similar hardware specs [AKA Wii 2], then that also. PCs will follow after that."
Mark Rein later clarified that Tim Sweeney meant that Unreal...