This game is an update to the previous Street Fighter IV mobile game. Capcom added 8 new characters to this version: Akuma, Makoto, Yun, Fei Long, Cody, Sakura, Balrog and Vega making it a total of 22 characters. It resembles the Street Fighter IV console version in its gameplay. Capcom made this game with 2d sprites instead of 3d models so it to runs smoothly on mobile devices. Each character has been trimmed down of its normal attacks and special moves to be playable on the iDevices touchscreen having in mind the game uses 6 buttons and a V pad.
Inputs - The game uses a special assist move to make special moves easier to perform but manual inputs are also available. Supers and Ultra attacks are activated by taping the energy bars on the top of the screen.
Modes - The game has an Online multiplayer mode via Wifi and a Bluetooth mode to play locally. It also provides friendly matches over Game Center and has a ranked mode. The game provides Arcade mode, a training mode, a combo challenge mode, survival mode and a free battle mode. There is also a Battle Network website in game that allows players to communicate, create teams, upload and download replays. Capcom removed the Training Camp mode available in the first game that teaches how to play fighting games, and how to fight against all the characters that were in the game.