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By Ishaan . November 8, 2013 . 9:00am
Street Fighter IV’s next update Ultra Street Fighter IV will introduce five new characters to the game, and producer Tomoaki Ayano has shared brief notes on the four that have been revealed so far. Below are a few quotes from Ayano’s blog post, which you can read in full here.
Rolento can be a bit predictable at times, but once you get a handle on using him, you can control the air game as well as the ground game. The “Stinger” is very useful for stopping your opponent’s movements.
Of course when we think of Hugo, we think of the “Giant Palm Breaker”! Hunh! Hunh! Hunh! This move’s got a lot of priority. Takes you back to SFIII, doesn’t it? :P I think this will be his main special move on the ground in Ultra SFIV as well.
I think Poison is probably the easiest to pick up out of the four new characters. I know I’ve said this before, but of the four she’s definitely my favorite.
Elena’s specialty is fighting on the ground with mid attacks, but the Rhino Horn is a nice tool for helping to close the distance. The key will be to hit this right at max range.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in early 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Ayano has said he intends to continue updating the game beyond Ultra’s release, in order to keep the game going and the mechanics evolving.