Dec 15 AT 6:03 PM Taylor Wimberly 58 Comments

Capcom and LG bring Street Fighter IV HD to Android


Over a year ago we reported that Capcom would bring some of their popular franchises to Android and it appears that is finally starting to happen. LG is teaming up with Capcom and throwing a large scale multi-national championship encompassing Korea, Japan, and North America to promote Street Fighter IV HD.

Each participating country will be holding a qualifying tournament, and the finalists from each event will be flown to Seoul where they will battle it out on TV over 5 episodes on Korean cable game channel OnGameNet. For the US tournament, there is more than $21,000 up for grabs as prize money. The official event site just launched and we expect more details to come soon.

Street Fighter IV HD will be exclusively available on AT&T LG Nitro HD smartphone in the US and the LG Optimus LTE in Korea and Japan. Capcom has optimized the game for dual-core processors and it will be available with full HD graphics at 720p resolution.

The US qualifying tournament is scheduled for January 14th, but you can go and and sign-up now by visiting the contest site.

We don’t have any previews of the Android version quite yet, but I dub up an old Street Figher IV trailer as a bonus. Hopefully we will see more Capcom games coming to the Android Market early next year.

Source: LG Cup

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  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I just need that g2x from you guys and im good :). For real though it looks and sounds awesome, and its better than IOS’s b/c its HD and b/c its android js :D

    • tmihai20

      It’s too bad it doesn’t say what are the hardware requirements, that the game won’t be too expensive and that it will be available worldwide.

  • J-Man

    I’m sincerely hoping the exclusivity period isn’t too long, or worse off, for good.

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  • keridel

    i’m sooo looking forward to this. it wont stay exclusive for too long i think.

    i cant wait.

  • antonioortegajr

    I wish OnLive would have been bringing it.

    • Jes

      I thought the same thing at first but there’s no way this game could be enjoyable over OnLive’s lag even if it is minimal.

      • Sean the Electrofreak

        It’s not OnLive’s lag, it’s your carrier’s lag. ;)

        OnLive’s ping times are unreal.

  • stenzor

    This better work on SGS2 soon, looks like a kickass game

    • eddieonofre

      It’s street fighter that fact alone make it a kick ass game

  • Thomas Biard

    Oh man, I would LOVE to play this game! I hope something in the near future inspires a seirous director to make a Street Fighter series of movies…nothing like the Jean Claude Van Dam version from before. HD Movies to go with an HD game with an awesome Tournament!

  • Varemenos

    I really hope capcom will make a Monster Hunter game for android in HD :D

  • mothy

    Hope it works on my ICS Galaxy Nexus!!!

  • Hall Lo

    OMGOSH it looks kickass :O!!! Want!

  • goncalossilva

    Amazing game comes to an amazing platform. Can’t wait to memorize all those crazy combos again!


    Wow I really hate all these exclusivity deals. It really hurts the community as a whole

    • goncalossilva

      They’ll open up sooner or later… at least that’s what happened with, for instance, Minecraft.

    • CactusCat

      With Chainfire, there is no such thing as “exclusivity deals”.

      • Nathan D.

        I need to get chainfire eventually

  • Danthes24

    Wow I cannot wait to play on my Optimus 2X..:D

  • Samar

    Liking the Trailer..Kinda like Dragonball Z.

  • Galen20K

    I love Street Fighter, I just wonder how it will control on the touch screen.

  • zyphbear

    I can’t wait for it to come to the market for other devices! If it looks like the original game, I’d spend a much as $10 for it.

  • Marc’us H.

    With the 6-button scheme, how will that work on a 4.3″ screen w/ a D-pad?

    • Daniel

      It actually uses a 4-button scheme: Punch, Kick, Special, Focus Attack. For normal attacks, you have a few variants based on direction. For example, d+P is nearly always a crouching jab, and df+P is a crouching fierce. Special attacks have no strength variants at all, usually being fixed on their fierce version.

      This game has absolutely nothing to do with real (console/PC) Street Fighter IV, but it’s still fun nonetheless.

    • Numbertwo

      They should add like a swype method for combos that would be cool

  • mac08wrx

    Ohhhhhh yeahhhh bring it

  • alxrock

    It’s awesome to see real games like Sonic CD and Streetfighter showing up on Android. With all these great games appearing, I wonder how long until some companies come up with some competition to the Xperia Play.

  • Lewis McGeary

    I worry about getting this game, my phone would be in great peril if I get drawn into it too much!

  • BigCiX

    LG and at&t need to hurry the f*ck up and bring us 2.3.x before the year is over!!!!

  • donger

    just registered!

  • Adryan maldonado

    looks pretty sick. On that same note that video made me kind of sick. Like it made me dizzy somewhat.

  • Billy

    Awesome … although gameplay could prove interesting .. outside of an xperia.


  • Billy

    Holy Mother of Ryu .. someone should make that trailer into a movie. It would be way better than the excuse of a movie made before.

  • tpulu

    I love Street Fighter…but I don’t know about playing with touch screen controls. Will be interesting though.

  • Ilyse Rose

    I would like to see how the controls are, but if they’re good I’m interested.

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  • lokidokie

    Yeah, as long as it’s not exclusive for long.
    Otherwise something newer will come out and I’ll forget about it.
    If they want my money, take it NOW. Otherwise too bad.

  • Elliot Powell

    There is not enough free time in the day to play all of these awesome games that are coming out for Android these days

  • Jorge Eslava

    As soon as its not exclusive I’m downloading it.

  • ramenchef

    Here’s to better games coming out for Android.

  • eliander mendoza

    ABUKEN its my favorite skill of the game :)

  • Martjn2

    OOOOMMMG YES!! Street fighter!

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  • kzlife

    Finally a good fighting game for android! :D

  • Darknight42020

    As long as good games keep coming, the openess to other devices will happen. Enough ppl will want these games that will in the end help get them across the span of more devices.

  • Louis A

    Damn they make games exclusive for networks too?

  • pritams

    Reminds me of good ol’ days…

  • Hershell Tidwell

    nostalgic gamer

  • humidity

    I love Street Fighter!

  • Danny Calderon

    Games that are exclusive to certain phones makes the fragmentation issue that much bigger

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  • junebugg

    Nice ‘

  • Mathew88

    Ive been waiting for this game since iys been on iphone about time the big names start appreciating us android users

  • pedro luis

    es muy buen programa