At a special GDC edition of "Street Fighter Fight Club," Capcom announced that the iPhone version of Street Fighter IV should be available on the App Store... now. Or soon.
I know this because I watched as Capcom clicked a mouse to set the app live, telling a crowd that the game would be available within a few hours. Sure enough, it's available now. The game, which will cost $9.99, will feature eight characters: Abel, Blanka, Chun Li, Ryu, M. Bison, Dhalsim, Guile, and Ken.
The game sports some pretty stunning graphics for an iPhone game -- viewing it on the small screen, the game was detailed and colorful, with little notable distinction between the full console game. Controls on the "phantom analog" were a bit iffy (pulling off a fireball motion was possible, but hit or miss), but the game features an "auto special" option, as well -- yes, that means one button plus a direction to launch special attacks.
We'll have our full review of the game up soon enough, so if you're not feeling dropping ten bones just yet, sit tight.