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A small press release just hit my inbox from Capcom announcing that the first Street Fighter 4 commercial (the home made ones you have been seeing on Youtube don’t count) will air this Saturday night at 10pm on CBS durring the EliteXC Saturday Night Fights.

So in addition to rooting for Kimbo Slice (who deserves to be an unlockable character in SF4), you can now sit back and enjoy some Capcom Street Fighter commercial goodness — and for those of you who don’t know who Kimbo is, check out the video after the official announcement below.

FIRST STREET FIGHTER IV COMMERCIAL TO AIR DURING CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) EVENT
New Trailer, Preorder Campaign Kickoff On StreetFighter.com Immediately Following

When: Saturday, May 31st, 2008 at 10 PM
Where:
CBS (check local listings)

SAN MATEO, CA – May 28, 2008 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the first television commercial for Street Fighter® IV will debut during the CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights mixed martial arts (MMA) event. The EliteXC bout takes place on CBS on Saturday, May 31 at 9 PM EST. Immediately following the bout, the Street Fighter IV trailer will debut on the newly redesigned StreetFighter.com, along with the first chance for gamers to preorder Street Fighter IV for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system exclusively through GamesStop.

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