LG Electronics and CAPCOM announced today that the handset maker will have exclusive rights to Street Fighter IV when it makes its Android debut. Expected in the fourth quarter, the title will be one of the premier games offered on LG‘s first HD handset. Although LG has remained tight-lipped about said HD handset, rumors have started swirling around an LU6200 which aims to unseat the Galaxy S II has the must-have Android phone for the end of 2011. Specs are said to include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.5-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
“We are honored to be able to bring one of the most popular fighting games of all time into the Android ecosystem. As we prepare our first HD smartphone for launch, it was important for us to be able to offer HD content that would really demonstrate this phone’s benefits. The HD version of Street Fighter certainly fills this objective. We are also confident that LG’s soon-to-be-unveiled HD display technology will give Street Fighter fans a whole new reason to play the game again.” Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.