When you want to hear about secret games in the works, sometimes it's best to go to the rating boards such as the ESRB of the BBFC to get the scoop on new projects before they are revealed. For instance, the BBFC has rated Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition for home consoles. As you may recall, this is the add-on to Super Street Fighter IV (which itself was an expansion of Street Fighter IV) that added four new characters to the mix. Capcom had pledged up and down that the add-on was not coming to the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, but yet somehow the BBFC has managed to rate it. That's a nice trick for something that allegedly doesn't exist. Here's GamesRadar with the news:
Well the BBFC's page simply lists SSFIV: AE as "digital media". DLC then, rather than a full disc release, a la Super SFIV? Maybe not. You see all versions of Street Fighter IV thus far have been dubbed with the same, catch-all monicker. We haven't managed to get anything concrete out of Capcom so far, but we're expecting a full reveal at the company's Captivate event, which starts next Tuesday, the 6th of April.
I apparently have a Street Fighter IV addiction. I just bought Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for the Nintendo 3DS. I already own Super Street Fighter IV as well as the PS3 and iPhone versions of Street Fighter IV. If this Arcade Edition is headed to the home consoles as a new stand-alone disc, then I'm done. I'm not kicking out another $40 for yet another version of a game for which I've already demonstrated an ongoing purchasing habit. I have to draw the line somewhere. However, a $10 downloadable content add-on for the Super disc that I already own would be perfect, and I really hope that Capcom makes that option happen instead.