SF IV costumes and spoiler-phobia

I’m a subscriber to this blog called Costume GET!, which “discusses the finer points of videogame character costumes.”

The latest hint on Street Fighter IV’s alternate costumes is enticing, but at the same time, I’m afraid to look at them as it would take away much fun of getting a fresh look – or is it just me?

Can anybody tell me (maybe by watching the video) if the shown costumes are exhausive? And/or how the system works – I’m assuming that there’re only complete outfits, not a dress/ item system as seen on the other recent 3D fighters.

In general: having a FAQ to tell you what rewards await and, more importantly, what their sometimes invisible unlock conditions are, is one thing, but isn’t seeing them, especially the costumes which have no gameplay influence, spoiling the point of them? What do you think?

Btw, a small shameless plug: it was a pleasant surprise to discover Velvet Assassin on Costume GET! as I was commissioned by Replay Studios last year to work on the main character (the base/nude complete model plus the night dress and the full-leather outfit). Note that I only created the assets but not the renderings, and that I own nothing of those or any other part of the IP and production.

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Yu-Chung Chen

Yu-Chung Chen is a designer working primarily on video games. He studied at Köln International School of Design and has contributed to a number of published games. Currently he works as a freelance UI designer at Keen Games.

2 responses to “SF IV costumes and spoiler-phobia”

  1. Krystian Majewski

    You and your spoiler-phobia. I don’t know what you are expecting from the video. There are some guys. They fight. They have clothes on. I can’t comment any more. I don’t know what the original costumes look like and I can’t tell if they are “customized” form items or anything.

    I don’t see how looking at some of the thing the game has to offer will spoil you anything. I mean shouldn’t you then also refrain from reading ANYTHING about it? You will buy the game so you see the costumes sooner or later. Better be surprised now then be surprised later.

    Maybye I don’t see a problem because I generally don’t see anything “fun” in costumes.

  2. lunaticg

    Thank you for sharing this. I love street fighter games.
    See you around.


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