According to IGN, it looks like SFIV is going to have a slew of optional costumes available, the same ones that could be purchased with in-game currency earned on the arcade version. GiantBomb and the Escapist have both taken a look at what is coming down the runway for our favorite fighters and while the extra content is welcome stuff, the delivery options are still up in the air. Speculation seems to be turning towards premium DLC, but Capcom has been mum on the subject so far. In any case, here’s a rundown on what IGN’s captures have gone through but I suggest watching the video just for the action. It’s hot stuff.
Starting it off is El Fuerto as the the chef that will pummel anyone that puts ketchup on their eggs.
Ryu, clad in ripped pants and doing his best Shirtless Kirk impression, is temporarily distracted by Chun Li's fashionable appearance in a dark gown that does little to hold back the God Legs she is about to stomp all over him with.
My rope is bigger than your rope! Why do I have rope?!
Zangief's plain green pants are nothing compared to E. Honda's...rope. Wearing huge rope must mean Absolute Fist Smashing Badassery or something.
Dhalsim's alternate costume isn't much to look at, but Blanka's best Livingston impersonation racks up points for making him the dapper wild man of Street Fighter.
Guile's muted yet distinctive look pales in comparison to Ken's black gi.
Don't pay any attention to the bars, Balrog's Rocky hopes are dashed by Vega's Spanish Conquest. Ruffled shirt and spandex pants don't compare to Balrog's fighter duds, though. He'll be back for a rematch.
Abel's Olympic dreams haven't ended in 2008 as he comes out in tights and C. Viper's open shirt sexiness and black pants aren't really all that exciting. But it looks great in action.
Rose's magic scarf and gypsy look isn't quite as cute as Sakura's Ryu cosplay sans pants, but both work.
Yeah, that's Dan in the purple and pink. He's got pads to protect his awesomeness against Gen's masked Manchurian manliness of bone crushing facepalms.
Rufus, in his best Green Slime cosplay costume for Dragon Quest, really hated El Fuerto's cooking.
Fei Long's beach look is about to be tossed aside by Cammy's pantless attack of ultimate sorrow. The only thing she's missing from her costume is the Hammer and Sickle, but we all love her anyway.
M. Bison's ripped uniform makes Sagat's clean cut sparring suit look absolutely outmatched here. Like M. Bison cares, anyway.