Capcom’s history of fighting game re-releases speaks for itself, but the advent of DLC counters the need to repurchase discs. This didn’t stop them from kicking out Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and didn’t help their image. At this point anyone with the patience needed would just ignore any Capcom branded fighter until its eventual and inevitable re-release. SFXT producer Yoshinori Ono has stated that this won’t be necessary since any update to the title will be done via DLC:
If we decide to create a new version of the game, we will go with the Street Fighter IV series route, by providing online update patches for the game.
This would be fantastic news if I could only trust Capcom further than I can throw them, but since I can’t, we will just have to wait and see if they’re going to be true to their word. DLC updates save money and time for gamers and developers, so they’re preferred. Especially when the alternative is buying what’s essentially another game entirely. SFXT is due on HD consoles and the PS Vita by March of 2012.