There won't be a Street Fighter IV arcade release in the U.S.

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Even though you can find imported stand-up arcade units of Street Fighter IV in the big cities, Capcom will not officially releasing it here.

You all know why: arcades in the U.S. have been dead for several years—when was the last time you or someone you know said “let’s go to the arcade”?—so it’s not worth Capcom’s time to release it here. That means it’ll be one of the only Street Fighter games to be released onto consoles without a prior arcade run.

And yes, it’s still scheduled for a February 17, 2009 release for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Meanwhile, we’re all waiting for Capcom to release Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix to be released for Xbox Live Arcade and PSN later this month, supposedly. I fully prepared to stop playing Warcraft for a few minutes to run through arcade mode with Ken for approximately the 80 billionth time.

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