Five new characters coming to Street Fighter IV

[UPDATE] Capcom reveals Rolento, Poison, Hugo, Elena, and one mystery character coming to fighting game in 2014; package is called Ultra Street Fighter IV.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Capcom confirmed that the new update will be called Ultra Street Fighter IV. It includes five new characters and six stages, among other features, and will be released in 2014 digitally and at retail.

The original story follows below.

Capcom has announced that five new characters will be coming to Street Fighter IV during a panel this weekend at the Evolution Fighting Game Championships (EVO). The new characters, along with balance changes, will come out sometime in early 2014, with a name and trailer to be shown tomorrow before the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Finals.

Rolento, Poison, Hugo, and Elena will be joining the cast. Each of the four new characters has been included in Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken. The fifth and final new character has never been in a Street Fighter game, Capcom said at the panel today. Along with the five new characters, six new stages are being added.

"I'm personally excited to be able to use Rolento in SF4," Capcom senior community specialist and former professional player Peter "Combofiend" Rosas said. "Yes, he was in SFxT, but SF4 and SFxT play very differently, so it’ll be a treat to use him against Seth, Hakan, and others that are not in SFxT."

Capcom is also balancing the entire cast of characters again so that they "will all be powerful," they said on today's panel. Capcom illustrated some improvements to Chun-Li, Dudley, T-Hawk, and Balrog, while showing off some of the downgrades to Cammy.

Capcom has posted and showed off some of the changes already implemented.

The new characters, stages, and balance updates will be released for $15 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC simultaneously sometime in early 2014. Players without Super Street Fighter IV already can purchase the disc version with all the previous DLC costumes released, as well as future content to be discussed in the future. That will cost $39.99.

The name of the game and a trailer will be shown directly before the Super Street Fighter IV: AE Finals on Sunday evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. PDT.

For more on EVO 2013 and to watch the reveal tomorrow, check out GameSpot's eSports hub

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401 comments
faeast91
faeast91

so many letdown


My firm faizibr91 passed Nazeq.org evaluation

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

Sigh, Same stuff .. they'll never learn 


Booooooooooooooooooo " sucks " 

gp3tron
gp3tron

And then they will have to create these upgrades/versions: (from PC GAMER)Hyper Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Venti Street Fighter IV
Super Ultra Street Fighter IV: Family Size Edition
Super Giga Street Fighter IV: Jumbo Turbo HD Dubstep Remix Ultimate Frisbee X Tekken III Kart
Street Fighter IV: Origins

BoSnerdly
BoSnerdly

Thumbs down for another SF rehash!
Middle fingers up for "...while showing off some of the downgrades to Cammy."

joeboosauce
joeboosauce

Another SS4?!?!? BORING!!!! Not buying this. Got the first SS4 (non-super). Done with you clowns! Seriously, this is so BORING!!!!!!!!!!!! Capcom sucks now!

ad1x2
ad1x2

I'm not complaining about paying $15 for five new characters. I remember the SNES days where you would pay $69.99 for the original Street Fighter 2 and then turn around and have to pay another $69.99 for Street Fighter 2 Turbo because console DLC didn't exist yet. Add in inflation and it's even more expensive compared to today.

Dominic-79
Dominic-79

capcom basically took 4 characters from street fighter x tekken and put em in the normal street fighter

pound-u
pound-u

Kiss my ass crapcom.

Pukshd
Pukshd

Oh no, we already have enough, why you don't go creat a new megaman game or even SF5 Capcom?

deltamirage
deltamirage

It seems like the majority of the whining is coming from the casual fighting game fans. Casuals shouldn't really be concerned about playing the latest most up to date version. 

You're only playing for fun, you wouldn't notice any of the changes outside the character/stage additions. Which honestly, to hardcore fighting game players like myself, are the least exciting part of the update.

sfkm2
sfkm2

*sighs and smh*

Capcom...... GTFO of SFIV and move to something new! It good you got elena on there but come on. You pretty much lost me anyway since I'm going focus on MGSV.

killlo
killlo

I hope its Karin :)

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Championship Edition, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II Turbo....


Really people, it's SF, so this should not be surprising. 

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

to be honest I couldn't care less about the new characters. The new characters could just as well as call it the Mad Gear expansion. I am excited about things like a updated challenge section for all characters. I want trials for yang and for everyone. I also want a rematch button for both characters on ranked matches or all online matches. These things would be huge for USF4. 

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Any word on Tekken x Street Fighter? Haven't head about it in a long time. (Not Street Fighter x Tekken).

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Another version of Street Fighter 4?

Chronologo
Chronologo

@moodyfoo I don't think so, every name starts with capital letter and that fifth character is suppossed to be secret until they release it

wonzan
wonzan

 Capcom is cutting and pasting all the characters and most of the stages from SFXT and still charging $15? The only real content here is the one new character.....who probably is mike haggar and he is basically a cut and paste from marvel vs capcom. To say it is a bigger instalment than Super or AE is a flat out lie. They should have just released the balance patch.

Oh and don't get me started on how they are shafting all the series faithful by only letting people new to the series that buy the complete disc get previous DLC.

Cashcom at it's finest. When will they learn to stop squeezing money out of the FGC and caress it out of them instead?

Anyway, I'm a big SF fan so I will be getting this but reluctantly....I hate the Capcom business side but love their FG dev team.

dariusq
dariusq

Meh. No real Street Fighter fan should be upset about getting more stuff. As long as they're upfront (and honest) about the DLC then I'll bite. Heck, I'll go one step further and buy the hard copy for when my X360 craps out.

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

This is just unreal..


The entire capcom marketing division should be burned at a stake..  And if they aren't to blame just keep burning people until this ridiculous money making farce stops.

Shaznazzi
Shaznazzi

None of these are new characters, they were all in the last game.

HKILLER88888
HKILLER88888

it never gets old does it Capcom?making 200 versions of the same game.like you used to do on SNES.what's next? Ultra Street Fighter IV Turbo?then Ultra Street Fighter IV Alpha?
why would i buy this when i already have Super Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken?just to have the Extra characters of SF X Tek in my SSF4 for 15$?i prefer to pay 30$ and buy MK!double the price but it's a totally new game!
To be honest i liked SF X Tek much more than SF 4!the fighting mechanics were much more smoother...

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

I Want Street Fighter Alpha 4 =(

gralvader
gralvader

So basically they are forcing people to buy the 40 dollar version if they want all the character costumes, because as I understand it, if I upgrade I only upgrade to the new characters and stages and don't get all the content I am missing. It then becomes cheaper to buy the disc version than upgrading and buying the missing costumes. Damn you Capcom.

enoslives7
enoslives7

SF sucks anymore. Every character can do a dragon punch and fireball. I miss charge moves.

Capcom should have quit making SF clones after Alpha. Its just getting embarrassing now.

EddieDominguez
EddieDominguez

Most of you in here don't know anything about the FGC.

Naylord
Naylord

I got the omega super arcade SF4 for free on PS+ but I couldn't get into it based on how overwhelming it was. So many characters and stuff going on; it felt like some party I wasn't invited to.

MrBustaWolf
MrBustaWolf

I'm excited about Rolento and Poison.

Zignoff
Zignoff

How about some actual GAMEPLAY  and content? Remember a series called ALPHA?! You know how the Alpha 3 had a full rpg adventure mode with leveling and like a dozen modes to play? How about THAT capcom? Oh no that would actually be WORK for you, and fun for the customer,  so the same crappy arcade and versus mode with limited  modes...  as usual... 

Heads up capcom, you can blame over saturation of fighting games as being caused of poor sales, but when you offer literally nothing in terms of content and gameplay what can you expect?

Donrock12
Donrock12

Oh, and to the people complaining...

How much should the 5 new characters cost?

And why do you feel inclined to buy a game or dlc that in your mind is "not worth it" or "milking it"?

Defender1978
Defender1978

Super Street Fighter 4:  Milk it Edition

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

Five new characters? It just about matches how many craps were given today...

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

@gp3tron yeah its getting a little ridiculous, i mean even the sfxt characters are probably just reused models, and the price bleah... this cows teets are dried and crusty

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

@ad1x2 Wait so cause they ripped us off more back then it's ok to rip us off with moderation now?

blueleon70
blueleon70

@pound-u 

RE6, DMC(reboot), SFxT....

Capcom wtf happened?

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

@Naylord Fighting games aren;t like FPS where you can be good at one after a couple weeks. It takes a while to get halfway decent in games like SF.

scanders411
scanders411

@Naylord Gotta stick with it! Took me about 3 months to learn one character well enough that I could be competitive. 

Wolfkcing
Wolfkcing

@Naylord One of a few problems that may preventing the growth of this fanbase. Can't say I have single solution. I like fighting games but I can't play any of them worth a damn.

gralvader
gralvader

@Enforcer246 @gralvader What does that have to do with my comment? Since you make no sense I will not make sense to you either. Go back to CoD, chump.

Donrock12
Donrock12

@noandno @Donrock12 you lost me...this game will not cost $50...it is only $40  And if you purchased any of the other editions it is only $15...