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Dee Jay And T. Hawk Coming To Street Fighter IV?

Announcer audio featuring some old Street Fighters surfaces. Could new characters be on the way?

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Earlier today, Capcom released a "benchmark tool" for the upcoming PC release of Street Fighter IV. It's essentially a non-interactive demo of the game that'll run and let you see how well the game will run on your system.

Yeah, I think it's sort of silly, too. But considering this is a game you probably wouldn't want to play at all if you couldn't get it running right, it makes some sense.

More interestingly, some folks have been digging through the audio files and came up with some announcer audio that specifically mentions Dee Jay and T. Hawk, two Super Street Fighters who didn't make it into the original release of Street Fighter IV. As EventHubs points out, the two characters were, at one point, under consideration for inclusion in the game. So this leads to the obvious question: is this leftover audio that just never got cut out of the game files, or is this a sign that additional characters are still on the way?

That's something we'll probably have to wait for Capcom to reveal. Meanwhile, if you're after that benchmarking tool, FileShack's hosting it. It's nearly 400MB.
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Posted by Jeff
MAXIMUM
Earlier today, Capcom released a "benchmark tool" for the upcoming PC release of Street Fighter IV. It's essentially a non-interactive demo of the game that'll run and let you see how well the game will run on your system.

Yeah, I think it's sort of silly, too. But considering this is a game you probably wouldn't want to play at all if you couldn't get it running right, it makes some sense.

More interestingly, some folks have been digging through the audio files and came up with some announcer audio that specifically mentions Dee Jay and T. Hawk, two Super Street Fighters who didn't make it into the original release of Street Fighter IV. As EventHubs points out, the two characters were, at one point, under consideration for inclusion in the game. So this leads to the obvious question: is this leftover audio that just never got cut out of the game files, or is this a sign that additional characters are still on the way?

That's something we'll probably have to wait for Capcom to reveal. Meanwhile, if you're after that benchmarking tool, FileShack's hosting it. It's nearly 400MB.
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Edited by ImAaronJ

!!! PLEASE BE DLC!

Oh, and don't make us pay for costumes. That'd be great...

Posted by Breadfan

T-Hawk is a punk

Edited by McPaper

Im surprised how well my PC ran the SF4 benchmark. It managed to retain great visual quality despite not being on the highest settings. Capcom have really optimized the game.

Edited by djgeki

Oy...why these two and NOT Ibuki/Karin or ANY other character from Alpha/SF3?

Posted by Scooper

I hate T-Hawk he's a punk ass.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I'm pretty sure that T. Hawk and Dee Jay are everyone's least favorite Super Turbo characters.

Posted by Kou_Leifoh

I never understood the hate for T-Hawk and Dee Jay. Seriously, casuals are just too shallow when it comes to fighting game characters.

And character DLC won't happen.

Posted by ImperiousRix

More characters, plz.

Posted by Vance_Helsing
@ArbitraryWater: I agree with you.

Honestly, I don't really like any of the Super Street Fighter characters- the gameplay, not the characters, drew me to that update.

If T.Hawk and Dee Jay are your thing, and they offer this as DLC, go for it. I'll skip.
Posted by Lazyaza

Cant wait to test this out. Should get a nice consistent 120fps+.

Posted by Gambit

Fuck T.Hawk they can put in dee jay if they want.

Posted by vladgd

im a man who loves me some dee jay.  hopefully this is true, and if they charge for it...please don't be $5.00. 

Posted by thegoldencat7

They're definitely the two worst characters from 2.  So no rush.

Posted by Kou_Leifoh

Hopefully SFIII characters will become apart of SFIV.

Posted by Bishop113

NOOOO! If they bring T-hawk in the game will be ruined!

Posted by Kou_Leifoh
@Br3adfan said:
" T-Hawk is a punk "
@Scooper said:
" I hate T-Hawk he's a punk ass. "
@danterandal19 said:
" @ArbitraryWater: I agree with you.Honestly, I don't really like any of the Super Street Fighter characters- the gameplay, not the characters, drew me to that update.If T.Hawk and Dee Jay are your thing, and they offer this as DLC, go for it. I'll skip. "
@Bishop113 said:
" NOOOO! If they bring T-hawk in the game will be ruined! "
Posted by carlthenimrod

You couldn't pay me $10 to add Dee Jay and T. Hawk into my game.

Posted by Scooper
@Kou_Leifoh: ;(

I do wanna learn how to play T-Hawk though... I never knew what his moves were.
Posted by TripMasterMunky

Someone needs to make a T. Hawk page.

Posted by whatisdelicious

I'm hoping it's just leftover. They've said in interviews that they'll add costumes and other stuff like that where it doesn't split the user base in a meaningful way, but stuff like new characters would be off-limits.

Posted by JJOR64

Your welcome Jeff.  :-P

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Posted by spiceninja

I'm all for more characters.

Posted by TheHBK

I dont see why a benchmark tool is silly, seems like always a good idea, like that benchmark tool that came out on steam a while back for HL2.  I guess that a demo could fill this and be playable, but before the release, still pretty good.

Posted by Dan64

Yeah, the Benchmark tool is a good idea.
Although for a game I don't want to play?
I'll give it a miss.

Posted by dibiase77

If they bring Rainbow Mika in for SF4 I'm buying a XBOX 360

...

God, I wish I were kidding

Posted by REDRUN

might as well do Rainbow Mika if T. Hawk is making the cut for a DLC. If they are going to upset the balance, then might as well go for broke.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

SF4's story is set between SF2 and 3 I believe.  So the possibility of SF3 characters being included are null.

Posted by Kou_Leifoh
@OllyOxenFree said:
" SF4's story is set between SF2 and 3 I believe.  So the possibility of SF3 characters being included are null. "
  
Posted by McBradders

Lame characters are lame. Given the rich vein of characters they could draw from, those two seem like the worst possible choices :(

Posted by Kou_Leifoh
@McBradders said:
" Lame characters are lame. Given the rich vein of characters they could draw from, those two seem like the worst possible choices :( "
That's just base off your personal preference.
Posted by Chris2KLee

If the characters are well balanced and fit in with the others, I'm all for it. I used D-Jay a bit in the past, and for some reason he was one of the few charge characters I could get  handle on.

On a side note I got an A Rank on my laptop from the benchmark and am now seriously considering getting a PC version of this game so I can play on the go.

Posted by The_A_Drain

I don't like either character, but they pretty much said if there is enough interest they will finish them. But as of right now, it's leftover audio, I mean they said they had the characters preliminary models done without textures and some of their animations, it stands to reason they would have gotten the announcer guy to spend 2 minutes doing the announcing for them seeing as at the time they probably didn't know they were gonna cut them.

Posted by MikeFightNight

Yea I could care less about Hawk, Dee Jay I might want to see though.
They should bring SF III chracters to IV.
Actually, Ibuki would be biggest character I would want to see make an apperance...Oro would be good too.

Posted by HatKing

I'll asume T. Hawk is Tony Hawk.

Posted by Vance_Helsing
@Kou_Leifoh: Hahaha, you made me laugh, that was good dude!

Honestly, I wasn't whining, all I said was that I wasn't a fan of these two characters (or any of the four Super Street Fighter characters).

Have fun with them if that's what you're into.
Posted by RVonE

Man, I got a C rank in that benchmarking tool. I used medium settings (turned down AA and lowered the least essential shadowing) on a core 2 duo 6700 and a nvidia 8800GTS. It seems it is time for an upgrade.

Posted by addictedtopinescent

I'll try that benchmark thing tonight, 

But why the fuck T-Hawk 
SKULLOMANIA
Posted by Jordan23

I would like to play as Dee Jay, although, I never really got into mastering T. Hawk.

Posted by Llama

this game absolutely FLIES on my rig, even with maximum settings. It actually looks like it's going too fast O_o

Posted by Kohe321

Cool benchmark.

Edited by King9999

Nothing wrong with a benchmark tool, Jeff...or maybe your own PC can't handle the game. :P

Anyway, I'm sure T.Hawk and Dee Jay will be included in the inevitable SF4 expansion.

@Llama : If the game is too fast, you might have turned off V-Sync.  Keep it turned on to cap the frame rate at 60 FPS.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Maybe they will finally include some SFIII characters in the game. Dee Jay and T. Hawk are ehhh IMO.

Posted by eduardo

T-Hawk is so awful, I hope they choose someone else to add...

Posted by zityz

I'd get DeeJay and T. Hawk into SF4 if they made them available. More variety!

Posted by m_rum

Keep T. Hawk THE FUCK AWAY from my SF4. Pleaseeeee.

Sorry I just hate his guts. :(

Posted by Judoka

I would love it if they added new ultras and make them selectable like SF3. 

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

When I first saw "T. Hawk", the first thing I thought was "Tony Hawk is in this game!?!". (I'm not a fighting fan, so I didn't know this T. Hawk was another character.) Needless to say I was woefully disappointed.

Posted by King9999

I don't get the hate for T.Hawk and Dee Jay.  They were in SF2, and we already got Cammy and Fei Long, so why not add the rest of the World Warriors?  Their inclusion would only add more variety.

I will say though, that I'd like to see some brand-new characters for the expansion in addition to Hawk and Dee Jay.

Posted by chikusho

I'd rather see third strike characters. Makoto is my darling <3

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