Update (02/21): Can you download Street Fighter IV Champion Edition from the Play Store right now? Shoryuken!

The long-awaited Android port of Capcom’s classic fighting game has finally arrived as a free download on Google’s store – be aware, however, that you’ll have to stump up $4.99 to unlock the full game through a single in-app purchase, otherwise you’ll only be able to play as Ryu in Arcade mode.

Once you’ve unlocked the full game you’ll have access to 32 fighters, including the klutzy, Android-exclusive ‘fan favorite’ (Capcom’s words, not mine), Dan, and all of the online multiplayer modes where you can test your mettle against other players from around the world.

Hit the button below with your mightiest dragon punch to head over to the Play Store listing (sorry for all the puns).

Original story (02/12): Despite having been released on iOS in July last year, Street Fighter IV Champion Edition is yet to make its way over to Android. However, according to a tweet by the official Capcom Twitter account, it’s arriving shortly.

While the tweet doesn’t give an exact date, it does say that the game is “coming soon” and also gives interested gamers the chance to pre-register so they can be made aware of its release when it’s available.

The game features 32 Street Fighter characters as well as well as the opportunity to play against players from around the world online. Its the latest in a long line of Capcom classics making the jump to mobile, including Ghosts’n Goblins, Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney, and all six Mega Man titles.

It’s an exciting time to be a fighting game fan on Android as Bandai Namco is also set to release a new title in their long-running fighting series Tekken this month (this week if you are in Europe). Which game are you most looking forward to playing? Let us know in the comments.