On April 4, 2010, an arcade version was confirmed by producer Yoshinori Ono during the Japanese Street Fighter IV
Various playtests were handled in various arcades as well as appearing during the Street Fighter IV
finals at Tougeki - Super Battle Opera
Shortly before release, images showing debug Xbox 360 achievements from Microsoft's PartnerNet
service featuring characters from Arcade Edition
were leaked, implying a future console release.
During the launch of the Arcade Edition
of Super Street Fighter IV
, a launch trailer was uploaded teasing characters Evil Ryu and Oni.
Various arcades around the United States who obtained Arcade Edition
units also were able to gain access to the then unannounced characters planned for a later release.
Videos featuring Evil Ryu and Oni were requested to be closed as well as accounts suspended at the request of Capcom.
Evil Ryu became officially playable on March 25, 2011 while Oni was released on April 8, 2011.
During Capcom's Captivate event, multiple ports of Arcade Edition
would be released.
It was released on June 7, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as online downloadable content and physical media on June 28, 2011.
Although initially questioned due to the rampant piracy the original Street Fighter IV
suffered on the platform,
on April 12th, 2011 it was announced that a PC version would be released in July 5, 2011, with the contents of Arcade Edition ...