Ultra Street Fighter IV Makes a Dramatic Comeback with New Features

Ultra Street Fighter IV will get new characters and new stages when it releases next year, but it'll also pack in a bunch of gameplay changes. This three minute trailer shows off what you can expect. Is it me, or does this Red Focus Attack thing look like a made-to-order Daigo full-parry comeback?

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Probably not a coincidence Capcom chose Chun Li and Ken (albeit in red gi) to demonstrate it. They also dropped about a dozen screenshots, which you can have a gander at below. Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 some time in the first three months of 2014.

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DISCUSSION

I have to say, even though I thought it was a bit overpriced at launch for what was essentially an expansion pack, Super Street Fighter IV added a lot of great content; Arcade Edition was only a minor enhancement, but at least that brought Evil Ryu, who I love playing as. I feel like calling this "Ultra" with only four characters and a couple of new mechanics is a bit too much - they should've at least add a lot more characters and some brand new stuff, like a Story mode a la Mortal Kombat.

Mind you, I'm not complaining! I frankly feel that Street Fighter IV is the best fighting game ever, or at the very least my favorite, so having it get so much content is great. It's just how much we get for how much we pay, and this barely feels like a step up from Super Street Fighter IV.