Ultra Street Fighter IV gets arcade release date and images of new fighters

Update coming to US and EU sometime after April.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV, the update to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, will be coming to North American and European consoles soon after the game releases to Japanese arcades in April 2014. According to Capcom, the console release will hit before EVO 2014, the fighting game eSports event taking place July 11-13, 2014.

A post on the official Capcom Unity blog says that the longer than expected wait has to deal with integrating the 20,000 plus comments from fans about what to include in the game as well as honing new features such as Red Focus, Ultra Combo Double, and other new modes that will be introduced in the coming months.

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available as an add-on for current owners of Super Street Fighter IV for $14.99 or as a standalone title for $39.99. Check out a few action shots below of some of the new characters announced for the update earlier this year.

Poison

Rolento

Hugo

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151 comments
Petrouilas
Petrouilas

Oooh come on!! YOU ALL KNOW THAT WE'RE WAITING TO SEE GARUDA IN A NEW SF GAME!! DO-IT!

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

Uncompetitive,  Uncompetitive noobs everywhere.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Ultra Super Mega Hadoooooooooken version. Because fuck you customers, that's why.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

More like Ultra Laziness. They are just recycling their characters from SFxT

MigGui
MigGui

if only they invested some of this in an actual, fun, lengthy single player campaign. I know brawlers are for multiplayer, but I really really really enjoyed playing single player on SFII with each fighter and watching all those happy endings, and was very upset that SFIV didn't evolve even a tiny little bit over that 20 yo single player "campaign"

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

already tryed to preorder, they told me not yet.

thereal25
thereal25

I found that the latest mortal kombat was very keyboard friendly.

I wish they would make ALL the characters easy to use (like in mortal kombat).

Monsterkillah
Monsterkillah

ultra super duper extreme limited edition arcade super extra limited combo edition next super limited street figther turbo limited arcadey turbo ultra fighter IV

tjoeb123
tjoeb123

It says there's images of fighters.....so where's Mega Man X?

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

It's so funny how these fanboys think they can fool everyone of us by lying about Capcom's bullshit that we know about. Why do these fanboys think they can hustle people? Even after all these years? LOL. 

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

Ah, Capcom lie number 423: "Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is the last update to Street Fighter IV."

hikaruai
hikaruai

I wouldn't bother anyway...they are nerfing Cammy this edition, so F@#k them...

Hollowdimension
Hollowdimension

Some of the people bitching about Capcom putting out another edition of this game for a $15 download don't seem to have any problem shelling out $60 for Madden, that was exactly the same as last years except for a roster update.

darkhadou
darkhadou

1) I don't understand why they're waiting till May/June of 2014 to release this!  It could have been released 2 months ago and we'll be playing it now, while transitioning to the PS4/X-One.

 2) I hope they have plans to release a PS4 version, since it's being released so late. 

Aaron3691
Aaron3691

Why can't Capcom put as much time into their other games like they do with SF?

RE has gone down the pan, lost planet is trash, dead rising has lost its appeal, the last worthwhile game they produced (SF not included) was monster hunter back on Ps2/psp but now that's a Nintendo exclusive :(

A few more years and they'll be in competition with EA....actually that was a harsh comment, at least Capcom produce games that work!

hadlee73
hadlee73

No thanks. I'll wait for Ultimate Street Fighter IV Turbo :P

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Who needs a PS4 or XBoxone or Wii U. Street Fighter 4 has sucked alot of hours for me.

angeloponekad
angeloponekad

All HAIL THE KING of all fighting games !!!!!! Cant fvcking wait !!! SFIV 4life

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

COD brain dead gamers or just uncompetitive MK fans commenting here :D The game is great, too bad capcom just keeps milking it, but it also keeps balancing it.

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

@john_matrix8953 Sexist haha I think you the one here with sexism problems. You think you are such manly man, because you play manly andrenaline filled FPS games whos main characters have big cocks and are all bulky.  You probably only watch MMA as sport as well. Guys like you are the ones that detest female protagonist in every way. We can see through you so easily.

korvus
korvus

@john_matrix8953 I'm not a fan either but you go off on anybody who wants more SF, they apparently spend the time waiting because they have fun with the game. My question is, why do you spend your time here going off on people?

korvus
korvus

@berzerk0912 New Capcom campaign? "Buy our milk! A Capcom body is a Healthy body..."

MigGui
MigGui

@hikaruai well, I guess I'll skip this one then, my favorite character by far...

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

@Hollowdimension Capcom fanboy, stop trolling. This update is overprice because all Crapcom is doing is recycling a bunch of content from SFXT and the only new content that this update contains is a one new character. 

It's this kind of bullshit that has Capcom in near bankruptcy. You do remember that, don't you troll? It's kind of funny how you're just ignoring that in defense of this shit.

Seriously, you think with Capcom almost going out of business would get your fanboy trolling-ass to finally face reality: The only morons here are fanboys like you.

Anymore more facts you want to ignore? 

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

@darkhadou 

1. Because the arcades in Japan don't get it until April. Arcsystem Works does the same thing. Japanese arcades first, consoles second.

2. Don't even begin to count on it.

jark888
jark888

@hadlee73 No, I'll wait for the most complete version of it, Alpha Ultra Beta Gramma Magaman F@#ked Chun-Li Edition.

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

@registeredpunk It's so sad to see that Capcom fanboys can only troll to defense Capcom. Oh, how much money does Capcom have in the bank again?

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

@kerrman @john_matrix8953 There's a video from a show call "Cross-Assault" (or I think that's what it's call) that aired online in promotion for SFXT and it showed some jackass pro-fighting game player yelling out "Rape that bitch!" in a game of MVC 3 and himself asking another female player what "her bra size is."  

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@MigGui @hikaruai Don't worry. They haven't announced Ultimate Super Alpha EX Hadoken Yoga Flame Hyper Street Foightin edition, yet. There will be another.

cachinscythe
cachinscythe

@john_matrix8953 @Hollowdimension Do you actually play any fighting games competitively, John? If you did, you'd know that putting a character from one fighting engine directly into another engine does not work very well. The developer has to make several adjustments to go from the more combo heavy setups of SFxT to a more footsie heavy game like Street Fighter. So "recycled content" or not, they aren't just throwing them in there and calling it a new game. Not to mention the new mechanics could drastically change the way the game is played on a competitive level, which is what updates like these are FOR.

I'm getting sick of all these people whining about companies like Capcom releasing further updates to existing games. They clearly have no idea how different the FGC is from the rest of the industry. Did you know that we've been clamoring for ANOTHER update to Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for years now? Why, you ask? Because we're sick of Vergil and Doom dominating the rosters. That's what happens over time with fighting games, because none of them are ever perfectly balanced. And updates to the game allow fighting game players--and competitors--to sit down and re-explore an engine they've grown to understand, looking for new tactics to exploit, which is where the primary joy comes from in the genre.

Now, you've decided to call this update, "overpriced." Why? It's 5 new characters for $15. That's $3 a character. Yes, the disc copy is $40, but there's a fairly easy way a smart person can avoid that: go buy a cheap copy of SF4AE for $15 to $20, then buy the update when it comes out. Voila! You just saved yourself $5. More if you find a copy even cheaper than $15.

Finally, Capcom is not in nearly the financial trouble that the news sites try to claim it is. The facts they use to prove their case could be used to describe almost any publisher in the industry. We're not ignoring any facts. The facts simply don't support the assertions you FRAME as "facts" but are really just "opinions." Try researching some of this stuff before acting like you know something about it.

Aaron3691
Aaron3691

Is that the shiny sleeve edition? :)

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

@astral171988 @john_matrix8953 @Korvus85 A Capcom fanboy sees me as a "troll"? Why this is quite surprising >_>.

What's next, you having no problem with other fanboys claiming that they're idiots for finding 12 locked characters on the disc a rip-off? Oh wait. 

Also, calling someone else a troll is trolling itself, moron. 

korvus
korvus

@john_matrix8953 So ego-stroking through the release of pent-up frustration directed at random people while hiding behind anonymity. It's ok, we can't all do it face to face to the people we really want to. Feel free to carry on =)

astral171988
astral171988

@john_matrix8953 @Korvus85 The only troll I see on this page is you. It looks like you were specifically hired to badmouth this game. 

You don't like Capcom and its business tactics? Then don't fuking play their games. Nobody's asking you to; nobody's forcing you. Just go on troll elsewhere.

korvus
korvus

@cachinscythe I wish more people would bother to present their arguments like you did instead of just going the "I'm right because I'm me, and FU if you disagree" route...thorough and respectful; well done.