Ultra Street Fighter IV Producer Shares Details On The New Red Focus Attack

By Sato . November 1, 2013 . 6:55pm

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Last week, Capcom gave us a look at some of the changes we’ll be seeing in Ultra Street Fighter IV, with the offensive “Ultra Combo Double” and the “Red Focus Attack” that gives you more defensive options. Producer Tomoaki Ayano shares more details in his latest developer blog post.

 

The above is a look at the new Ultra Combo Double, which lets you perform either of the two Ultras, in exchange for less damage output.

 

And here’s a look at the Red Focus Attack, which is similar to a Focus Attack but allows you to absorb multiple attacks for the price of a Super Meter.

 

In Ayano’s blog post, he demonstrates a few examples on how the Red Focus Attack will work:

 

 

In this scenario, Ryu is shown performing the Red Focus Attack while blocking Ken’s jump mid-kick, crouch mid-kick, and hadouken. After blocking the three hits, Ryu punishes Ken with a powerful Red Focus Attack.

 

However, you’ll have to take various situations in consideration when deciding when to use the Red Focus Attack.

 

For example, the Red Focus Attack won’t be able to guard against Armor Break type attacks.

 

 

It also won’t save you from grab attacks.

 

While the Red Focus Attack can be a great defensive and offensive tool to have, Ayano says that it could also be a big risk, especially for the reason that it’ll cost a Super Meter bar to pull off. He also says that the regular Focus Attack will still be around, so not to worry about losing it.

 

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in early 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.


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  • endril

    “especially for the reason that it’ll cost a Super Meter bar to pull off.”

    I think it’s two bars…?

    • Guest

      I think it’s the entire bar.

      • Kelohmello

        It’s only two bars. It would be an absolutely worthless mechanic if it costed your whole super bar.

    • Nyanmar

      It’s two bars, which is half a meter. Sato, you should fix that in the post.

      • Crevox

        They rarely come back and fix minor things like that, sadly.

      • Ty Austin

        Technically, they haven’t said how much it’s going to be, so I don’t think they want to update it with inaccurate information.

      • http://sstatus.wordpress.com/ Matt

        Is that confirmed? Why would this article think otherwise?

    • Ty Austin

      They never said how much meter it’s going to cost. Combofiend’s explanation video demonstrated it without the HUD and this blog post says nothing about the cost (from what I can tell from google translate, anyways.) They’re still working out that detail.

      That being said, I can’t see it being anything other than 2 meters.

  • Chee Yang

    So all I got from this article was already explained by Combofiend in the video.

    • neo_firenze

      Some of us like to read a text recap. I don’t usually like having to stream a video, I read faster to get the details and maybe I’ll be interested enough to click on a video.

      Also, sometimes sound isn’t a good idea… reading at work, reading in bed next to a sleeping person, etc.

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