Here’s a bit of déjà vu. Capcom has officially released Evil Ryu as a playable character in Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. As you may remember, Evil Ryu and Oni were leaked a few months back. Since then, Capcom went on a rampage and had tons of gameplay footage featuring the two characters removed from YouTube. Problem is, the internet never forgets.
Evil Ryu is described by the community as beastly character with low health. As you’d expect, his play style is basically a combination of Ryu and Akuma. In addition to having different moves with unique properties, he also has new Ultra combos. They both look pretty awesome.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition features four new playable characters (Evil Ryu, Oni, Yun, and Yang) and tweaks the balance of the game. There is still no word on Capcom releasing AE as DLC for the console versions of SSFIV. Yoshinori Ono, the producer of the Street Fighter IV series, is constantly telling fans on twitter to wait just a bit longer for some sort of announcement. It seems likely that we’ll learn more during Capcom’s Captivate event in April.