As revealed in Famitsu and mentioned on Eventhubs, it appears Street Fighter 3 twins Yun and Yang (get it? They’re twins!) will be two of the (rumored 6) DLC fighters soon to be added to Capcom’s latest hit.
While I enjoyed messing around with the Martial Arts Duo in Third Strike, I can’t say I’m happy about their inclusion in Super Street Fighter 4. While the brothers’ fighting styles are cool, they’re essentially identical to those of Rufus and Gen, give or take a few hundred pounds/years.
In a game with half a dozen boilerplate “shoto” characters, do we really need more semi-duplicate fighting styles? And two of them? And they’re fucking twins? We might as well add Thing 1 and Thing 2 while we’re at it.
Additionally, with “only” 6 new characters rumored to be added, using up 1/3 of the available slots kills off hope for a lot of the most highly likely and hoped-for characters.
Capcom spokesperson Ono (Japenese people don’t have first or last names) has previously stated that he would like to see R. Mika, Elena, Rolento, and Hugo in the game. These are all interesting characters who can bring diversity and perhaps a few lulz to the next major Street Fighter tournament. Additionally, they each represent a fighting style that isn’t a simple copy/paste job.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like Yun and Yang, but their inclusion is redundant. I would have much preferred that Capcom leave at least Rufus out of vanilla SF4 and included these two instead, perhaps even as a tag-team duo to increase the diversity of gameplay.
Here are my hopes for the arcade version/DLC of Super Street Fighter 4: