Just before the top 8 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 finals, Capcom announced that the most popular fighting game franchise in history is returning, better and badder than ever with Ultra Street Fighter IV!
Continuing the tradition of excellence the Street Fighter IV series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering.
In Ultra Street Fighter IV, Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento and a secret all-new playable character join the fight, complete with all new animations and their own unique play styles, bringing the current roster count to a massive 44 characters. Six new battle environments (including Pitstop 109, Cosmic Elevator, Half Pipe and more) provide a thrilling and colorful backdrop to the action. Direct fan feedback was gathered on all of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition’s original 39 characters and core system mechanics in order to achieve the most balanced Street Fighter ever. Further details on the exciting new modes and gameplay features will be announced in the coming months.
Owners of Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be able to download the title as a €14.99/$14.99 digital upgrade. User who purchase the retail or full download version of the game for €39.99/$39.99 will receive all previous costume DLC released for the series (a €40/$40 value), making this the definitive version of Street Fighter IV to check out!
Ultra Street Fighter IV is scheduled for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in Europe and North America in Early 2014.
See new screenshots and box art below! (Clicking on an image triggers the gallery for easier viewing).