Street Fighter IV takes place several months after the events of Street Fighter II (thus is chronologically set between Street Fighter II and III). After M.Bison's survival from his encounter with Akuma, the S.I.N. corporation organized another fighting tournament in order to draw out the most powerful fighters on Earth in order to compile their fighting data for nefarious purposes.
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The original game concept, titled Street Fighter IV Flashback, a single-player mode with third-person 3D action that focused on Ryu's backstory, never made it past the proposal stage. Flashback would likewise feature the 2.5D game play and a roster made of classic Street Fighter II characters plus Sakura and a few new characters. Flashback's proposed easy control system was later used in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, minus its titular "flashback" game play feature. See more
In the Street Fighter IV Trailer with Chun-Li explaining the storyline we see Chun-Li and a group of cooks taking a group photo together. The camera used has an LCD but the LCD on Digital Cameras hasn't been introduced in 1993/1994 (the date of Street fighter 2 and 4) it was introduced in 1995. See more
My name is Akuma, and I will teach you the meaning of pain!
The Next Door - Indestructible
English Lyrics: lil' showy
Music: lil' showy
Original Arrangement: Yûta Nakano
Game Arrangement: Ken Harada See more