It's time for a few important updates that fighting aficionados will appreciate.
Ultra Street Fighter IV is an improved version of Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and it'll boast five new characters, along with new stages, modes, and gameplay tweaks. Now, Capcom Capcom has revealed the new battle mechanics for the game.
First, there's "Ultra Combo Double," which lets players select Ultra Combos for both their characters, rather than just one or the other. However, the sacrifice is that each Ultra Combo will deal less damage. So, if you want, the classic single-Ultra option will still be available. "Red Focus Attack" is the other new system, and it's an altered version of the game's existing Focus Attack. Red Focus Attacks can absorb damage from multiple attacks, but at the cost of the Super Meter; the basic Focus Attack could only absorb damage from one strike. Oh, and those unblockable moves that everyone hated? They've been removed.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will hit the Japanese arcades soon, and if you already own either SFIV or the Arcade Edition for consoles, you can pick up the Ultra add-on for only $14.99. It will be released as a standalone game for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2014 for the price of $39.99.
Related Game(s): Ultra Street Fighter IV