Ultra Street Fighter IV will introduce a new mode that allows players to select which iteration of their character they want to play as.
Dubbed Edition Select Mode, players can select balance rules from all of the game's releases: Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Ver. 2012, and Ultra Street Fighter 4.
The obvious highlight here is that players will, in this mode, be able to play the original Street Fighter IV Sagat--considered by many to be brutally overpowered. The character was nerfed in later revisions of the game, and the game's fighters will also receive another round of rebalancing as part of Ultra Street Fighter IV.
"In all the years that I've been playing through the SF4 series, I can't count how many times discussions on 'who the strongest character has been thus far' have come up among players both old and new," Capcom's Peter Rosas wrote on Capcom Unity.
"Seeing of how there was no actual way to measure whether vanilla SF4 Sagat was stronger than AE Yun, players would engage in long theoretical discussions with no way to figure out who was right."
"Well, time to change that in Ultra SF!"
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in June for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and in August on PC.