AU New Releases: Ultra Street Fighter IV Dragon Punches Onto The Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

Digital upgrade option exclusive to the Xbox 360 version of the game.

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The latest iteration in Capcom's flagship fighting game series punches its way into Australian retailers this week. Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on August 8.

As the name indicates, the game is the latest version of 2009's Street Fighter IV, which was followed by Super Street Fighter IV, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

This version of the game introduces five new characters--Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento, and Decapre--six new stages, new modes, and balance changes. Those who own Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be able to upgrade to Ultra via Xbox Live for $15. However, owners of the PlayStation 3 version will not be able to access the digital upgrade option due to age rating restrictions from Sony.

In a statement sent to NZGamer.com, a Capcom representative stated that the situation resulted from a "conflicting age rating with the OFLC the digital upgrade is not available on PSN across Australia and New Zealand... More specifically, Ultra Street Fighter IV has an 'M' classification, whereas Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV Arcade have 'PG' classifications. Best practice with Sony means that an update may not have a different classification from the original title."

Ultra Street Fighter IV was released earlier this year for the North American territory to positive reception. The game was praised in GameSpot's review for its new and enriching game mechanics. For more details on games out this week, check out the full list below.

August 5, 2014

Sacred 3 First Edition (360, PS3, PC)

August 7, 2014

Goat Simulator (PC)

August 8, 2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PS3, PC)

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