Ultra Street Fighter IV adds five characters in early 2014

Capcom just can’t stop. During this weekend’s Evo 2013 event, the publisher announced that the latest Street Fighter IV update, Ultra Street Fighter IV, will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in early 2014.

If you already own Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, the update will be available as a DLC expansion priced at $14.99. Capcom also plans to sell the game as a disc-based retail release with a $39.99 price tag.

So what does Ultra Street Fighter IV add to the franchise? Aside from the usual round of balance tweaks, the game will add several new arenas and five new characters. Three (Rolento, Hugo, and Poison) made their video game debuts in the Final Fight franchise, while a fourth (Elena) was originally found in Street Fighter III. The fifth character is currently a mystery.

I don’t know why Capcom didn’t go with the name “Super Duper Street Fighter IV” for this update. After all, they already had the logo.

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