In case you somehow may have completely missed it, the 2013 Evolution Championship Series was this weekend, with the tournament as a whole wrapping up just recently with a particularly stunning Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition grand final. Though speaking of Street Fighter IV, Capcom had a pretty big announcement for the game, it’s getting a big new update – Ultra Street Fighter IV, hitting the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 early in 2014.
For starters – there are five new characters coming to the game. Four of which were confirmed by Capcom: Rolento, Poison, Hugo and Elena, with the fifth character being a completely new character, and revealed later in the year. The game will feature a whole host of new modes as well as a number of gameplay tweaks and balances, mostly suggested by the fan base. Not to mention, Capcom will be selling the game as a digital upgrade for $15USD, with a disc version for $40 USD. Not to mention the balances will be available as a free patch sometime in the near future.
I’m kind of two minds on this one. While this is no doubt going to get me back into Street Fighter IV, it’s kinda disappointing to see that the four returning characters are effectively taken from Street Fighter X Tekken. Not saying it’s necessarily a bad thing (hey, if you’ve got the assets and data), and it’s great to see more Street Fighter III characters, but I’m more interested in this brand new character…who or whatever it is.