Choosing to go with a surprisingly short name, Capcom announced Ultra Street Fighter IV at EVO on Sunday. The newest entry will come with a five new characters and new battle grounds.
The newest characters are mostly from Street Fighter III. Among the new Ultra Street Fighter IV cast is Hugo, Poison, Elena, and Alpha’s Rolento. The fifth character has yet to be announced.
The new additions have been met with a combination of resentment and enthusiasm. Many people are excited about them being added in, but feel cheated since these “new” characters are all already in Street Fighter x Tekken.
I think that this negative reception can be altered if Capcom choose a fan favorite that has not been in a Street Fighter game any time recently. R. Mika, Kairi, or any of the characters from the very first iteration of the game come to mind. (I’m personally rooting for Mika.)
Ultra Street Fighter IV is set to realese early next year on the Playstation 3, XBOX 360, and PC. It will cost $14.99 if you upgrade Arcade Edition or $39.99 if you buy the disc. If you buy the hard copy of the game, you will also receive bonus DLC.