5 new characters, 6 new stages and balance updates in 2014

#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Announced at the Capcom panel at EVO earlier, there will be a new Super Street Fighter IV update costing $15 that will include 5 new characters. They are the following:

  • Elena
  • Rolento
  • Poison
  • Hugo
  • A character that has not been playable in Street Fighter before

The update will also include 6 new stages and a bunch of balance updates to current characters. It will be released some time in 2014 for the PC, PS3 and 360. There will be an official trailer tomorrow before the top 8 in SSFIV at EVO.

There will be a disc version for $40. The downloadable update as well as the retail version will include all previous DLC from the previous games.

Pre-order bonus will be new UDON designed character alternate costumes.

This website has all of the updates from the panel.

Here are some of the balance updates:

General

- Capcom is aware of unblockables and attempting to fix them, no details on how yet.

- Goals were to decrease the gap between high and low tier characters in SF4 with balance changes.

Ken:

- Faster walk speed.

- Crouching Hard Kick has a shorter start up.

- Standing Light Punch combos into Crouching Hard Kick now.

- Ultra 1 does more damage when it connections without the full animation playing.

Dudley:

- Short Swing Blow has throw invincibility.

- He's been given better hit boxes on some of his attacks.

- Target combo does more damage.

Chun-Li

- Health increased to 950.

- EX Fireball knocks down on hit.

- EX Flip Kick breaks armor.

- Increased her damage.

T. Hawk

- Faster walk speed.

- Crouching Medium Kick is special cancelable.

- Ultra 2 has been improved.

Cammy

- Cannon Stride can be done LOWER to the ground now.

- Damage reduced on Hard attacks.

- Stun reduced on Hard attacks.

- They tried to reduce the "2 combos and you're dead" effect.

Balrog (Boxer)

- Faster charging of his Turn Punch.

- Less Headbutt recovery.

- Farther range on his Ultra 2.

E. Honda

Ultra 2 has more range.

Ultra 1 has a faster start up.

Jump Toward MP has a smaller hurt box.

Ibuki

- Less vortex for her.

- More defense options.

- Soft knockdown now on Neckbreakers, but EX version is still a hard knockdown.

- EX DP will have more invincibility.

- Spin Kicks have a larger and lowered hit box.

Fei Long

Rekka Ken range nerfed.

Yang

- Faster walk speed.

- Shorter start up on Standing Light Kick.

- Increase in jumping middle throw?

Vega (Claw)

- Hit stun increased on Crouching Light Punch.

- Faster start up on Ultra 1.

- Faster start up on Ultra 2.

#2 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

I'm curious on the price for this update. My guess is it will be $20 like with the Arcade Edition Update. Cool to see that Capcom is still supporting Street Fighter 4 after all this time. Just wish Marvel 3 got the same treatment.

#3 Posted by Lukeweizer (2771 posts) -

"moar"? Really?

#4 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

@joeyoe31 said:

I'm curious on the price for this update. My guess is it will be $20 like with the Arcade Edition Update. Cool to see that Capcom is still supporting Street Fighter 4 after all this time. Just wish Marvel 3 got the same treatment.

Woops, forgot to mention in the OP (since I had to remove it in the title) that it will be $15.

I believe it's mostly because of licensing issues that Capcom can't do much more with UMvC3.

"moar"? Really?

Haha, just copy and pasted from a source who was at the EVO panel. I'll post a better formatted list when there is one.

#5 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

@joeyoe31 said:

I'm curious on the price for this update. My guess is it will be $20 like with the Arcade Edition Update. Cool to see that Capcom is still supporting Street Fighter 4 after all this time. Just wish Marvel 3 got the same treatment.

Woops, forgot to mention in the OP (since I had to remove it in the title) that it will be $15.

I believe it's mostly because of licensing issues that Capcom can't do much more with UMvC3.

Neat, hopefully the PC version doesn't have Games for Windows Live like the past two iterations have.

#6 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4833 posts) -

Holy fuck. They added Elena.

Looks like it's finally my chance to make top 8 at EVO...or top 32...or top 356....I dunno. Whatever, I'm just fucking soooooooooooooooo hype right now.

#7 Edited by falserelic (5407 posts) -

After all this time, ugh....

#8 Edited by ArbitraryWater (12135 posts) -

Considering SFxT hasn't exactly lit the world on fire, I guess it makes sense to retroactively throw those characters in the game that most people still care about since the models and animations are already done. I'm interested in whoever the new character is (and will no doubt be leaked 2 months before they're officially revealed).

Also Street Fighter IV is like 5 years old at this point. Weird.

#9 Posted by MrMazz (1037 posts) -

I really wish Alex was in this =( but man if they throw in Batsu from Rival Schools I'll be so happy. Man I wish they could make a Tatsonoko v Capcom 2 but you know on things not called the WiiU so people would play it.

Still this is exactly what I need to get back in the game.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21763 posts) -

Finally getting Rolento is SSFIV.

Too late for me to care. Quit playing ages ago.

#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

So they are going to release a disc then? Didn't seen that image yet. Very, very excited for this to come out.

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#12 Edited by gokaired (572 posts) -

Cool, not much to say but i'm glad they're adding some much needed stages because for some reason i've always felt short changed in that regard

@mrmazz said:

I really wish Alex was in this =( but man if they throw in Batsu from Rival Schools I'll be so happy. Man I wish they could make a Tatsonoko v Capcom 2 but you know on things not called the WiiU so people would play it.

Still this is exactly what I need to get back in the game.

Even if they wanted to make a second game it's mired in legal and other licensing problems, i like it the best out of the modern VS. games too :(

#13 Posted by MrMazz (1037 posts) -

@gokaired: Yep it had the right mix of MvC crazzyness and SF style technique and I didn't really know half the cast so I was all sure Imma try out this dude who looks like a giant lighter. Man if they had giants in UMvC3 that'd of been weird (prolly bad) but kinda awesome

#14 Edited by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

@joeyoe31 said:

@fluxwavez said:

@joeyoe31 said:

I'm curious on the price for this update. My guess is it will be $20 like with the Arcade Edition Update. Cool to see that Capcom is still supporting Street Fighter 4 after all this time. Just wish Marvel 3 got the same treatment.

Woops, forgot to mention in the OP (since I had to remove it in the title) that it will be $15.

I believe it's mostly because of licensing issues that Capcom can't do much more with UMvC3.

Neat, hopefully the PC version doesn't have Games for Windows Live like the past two iterations have.

Same. Curious if it will be just DLC for the PC version or not.

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#15 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -
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#16 Edited by casper_ (908 posts) -

maaan i was hoping they would include Q or Karin but i guess its quite far into this games lifespan so its much more economical to re-use SFxT models. still pretty disappointed. as far as the balance changes i thought yang and vega would get better buffs but whatever the game is relatively balanced as it is. hopefully chun becomes competitive.

if the 5th is asura i'm gonna be pretty bummed.

#17 Posted by GnaTSoL (836 posts) -

Them transfering character models between games does not sit well with me....

It's logical, but.......ughhh

#18 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

This video was from the SRK article talking about this.

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#19 Edited by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

Actually I think this is great I sold my copy of SSFIV when I lost my 360 and and I been wanting to play some SFIV again so I might as well just wait and buy the retail copy for PS3 if they're putting all the DLC costumes this is definetively the last update for the game, I also hope they name it something cooler sounding like the SFIII iterations for once.

#20 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

@angeln7 said:

I also hope they name it something cooler sounding like the SFIII iterations for once.

Rumored to be Hyper Street Fighter IV.

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#21 Posted by JackSukeru (5967 posts) -

I might be down for some more characters, I only recently got into playing SSF4:AE on the PC.

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#22 Edited by IrrelevantJohn (1093 posts) -

Asura should be the 5th character!

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#23 Posted by DystopiaX (5364 posts) -

@jjor64 said:

@angeln7 said:

I also hope they name it something cooler sounding like the SFIII iterations for once.

Rumored to be Hyper Street Fighter IV.

I want them to get ridiculous, call it like Hyper Super Street Fighter IV Advance Arcade Edition or something.

Can't wait for the HSSFIVAAE tourneys.

#24 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

@jjor64 said:

@angeln7 said:

I also hope they name it something cooler sounding like the SFIII iterations for once.

Rumored to be Hyper Street Fighter IV.

That sounds lame! I want Street Fighter IV : Semi-Giant Impact: Attack of the Future.

#25 Edited by gokaired (572 posts) -

@angeln7: "Attack of the Future"

You're a star! XD

#26 Posted by StarvingGamer (8560 posts) -

Yaaay I am so happy! Poison is going to be D-tier but I'm gonna main her anyways! Yaaay!

#28 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Welp, Poison is part of this.

Looks like I'll be playing Super Street Fighter IV again.

#29 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

just read that the new stages are from sfxt as well...what a bummer.

they should call this version "Street Fighter IV X Street Fighter X Tekken"

#30 Posted by Humanity (10141 posts) -

Street Fighter really is a gift that keeps on giving. I always feel sad though as its so incredibly intimidating to try to get into. I tried dipping my toes into SF x T which simplified a lot of things and that was a pretty rough learning experience. I feel like unless you're naturally good at fighting games or have been playing SF for years then its an almost impossibly hard game to get into.

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#31 Edited by Ninja_Welshman (500 posts) -

Yeah Hugo!! I hope he's still animated all goofy like SF3.

#32 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4702 posts) -

Cammy Nerfs sound shockingly tame. People like to hate on that character but i'm happy about this.

#33 Posted by Hunter5024 (5982 posts) -

I wish they'd do something more with SF4's single player. I've never been able to get into playing it competitively, and it makes me sad that their solo mode walked right out of the year 1999, because they have a lot of colorful characters that they aren't doing a whole lot with.

#34 Posted by Petiew (1362 posts) -

After all this time, ugh....

What's the problem? They're constantly improving on and adding to the game. It's a good thing. This game wouldn't be nearly as popular right now if they'd just stuck to original Street Fighter 4.

#35 Posted by maverick1 (92 posts) -
#36 Edited by StarvingGamer (8560 posts) -
#37 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@starvinggamer: You know Poison is a dude right?

Depends on who you talk to, but Capcom USA at least considers her post-op. And yes, Poison identifies herself as a her.

Also, I am totally maining the shit out of her. I thought I was done with SSFIV, but just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.

#38 Posted by maverick1 (92 posts) -

@hailinel: Haha I know what you mean as soon as i hearf rolento I was back in too.

#39 Posted by Zacagawea (1617 posts) -

So the name is officially Ultra Street FIghter IV

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