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Ultra Street Fighter IV Planned For June 2014 Release


Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in early June 2014, Capcom have announced.


The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be released first as a digital upgrade, available for $14.99 (€14.99 in Europe)  each. Then, in August, the digital upgrade will hit PC for the same price.


Also in August, Capcom will release full digital and retail versions of Ultra Street Fighter IV, for players that don’t own any of the existing Super Street Fighter IV series. The full version will cost $39.99 (€39.99) on Xbox 360 and PS3, while PC owners will be able to grab it for $29.99 (€29.99), including all previously-released costumes.


Capcom add that they apologize for the month-long delay that PC players will have to suffer, explaining that, while they wanted to pursue a simultaneous release across all platforms, they needed to focus on getting the console versions out quickly enough to give tournament players enough time to practice for the Evolution 2014 tournament.


Ultra Street Fighter IV will include five new characters, four of which have been announced thus far. These are: Poison, Rolento, Elena and Hugo. The game will also feature new mechanics such as Red Focus Attacks that allow you to absorb multiple hits, delayed wakeups after taking a fall, and the ability to select both Ultras for your character, but with lower damage. Finally, every character in the game is being rebalanced as well, and Capcom intend to continue to update the game post-launch.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.