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Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV photo
Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV
by Brittany Vincent

The Street Fighter series is one that will always invariably undergo several revisions, all in the name of uncovering the perfect fighter. Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latest iteration of 2009's massively popular Street Fighter IV, is an exemplary specimen of what cherry-picking mechanics, features, brawlers, and balancing alterations can do for an already venerable fighting game.

Despite being the fifth "remix" of a solid title, Ultra Street Fighter IV is a comprehensive series of tweaks and upgrades that come together to showcase the most feature-rich version of Street Fighter IV yet.

On the surface, the alterations may not even be noticeable to players who breeze in and out of Street Fighter in a casual manner. Other than additional characters and cosmetic augments, it seems very much like the same game. Indeed, much of where Ultra Street Fighter IV's appeal will lie is within the fighting enthusiast crowd.

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3:00 PM on 06.16.2014

Street Fighter's Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom Vancouver

Writing on Twitter, Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono announced that he has resigned from his director position at Dead Rising studio Capcom Vancouver. Note that he specifically left that position -- from the so...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 06.16.2014

Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter: AE are free on Xbox Games with Gold

In addition to Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault, Microsoft's Games with Gold is getting two more additions this month on the 360 -- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Charlie Murder. S...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Capcom president talks, confirms Street Fighter V

Fighting game fans have been playing Street Fighter IV for a long time. If we're talking the Japanese arcade version -- since 2008. That's a really, really long time. But according to Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Ts...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Mad Catz new Ultra Street Fighter IV stick has a PS3/PS4 toggle

Ultra Street Fighter IV is now out, which means a brand new fight stick was also released by Mad Catz. Well in Japan at least. Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 version has a PlayStation 4 toggle, so you can use the stick on S...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Get a look a what's behind Decapre's mask in these Ultra Street Fighter IV endings

If you are playing, will be playing, or don't care either way about Ultra Street Fighter IV, the game's story is probably not what comes to mind whenever it's brought up. That said, it hasn't stopped Capcom from creating ani...

Abel Girmay

10:00 AM on 06.03.2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV launch trailer shows off glimpses of the FGC

Ultra Street Fighter IV is out this week, and given that there are multiple iterations of the game at this point, you should watch the trailer to see what you're getting. Namely, the new characters, new stages, rebalancing, ...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 05.28.2014

Super Street Fighter IV AE moving from GFWL to Steamworks soon

On Friday, Capcom will transition the PC version of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks, though "your GFWL enabled game will still function as normal for the foreseeable future," n...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 05.23.2014

This live-action Street Fighter series is actually pretty great

So Machinima's Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series is surprisingly enjoyable to watch. I was worried this would be another hit-or-miss situation as with the live-action Mortal Kombat stuff, but that's not the case here. I...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 05.22.2014

Tsume sure makes some fine-looking Street Fighter figures

You can never have too many Street Fighter figures, especially if they're of Vega. Tsume's "ultra high quality" Street Fighter statues are currently available for preorder on the official website, making their way to your hom...

Brittany Vincent





12:30 PM on 05.15.2014

These are the release dates for Ultra Street Fighter IV

Capcom has narrowed down the various release dates for Ultra Street Fighter IV and, jeez, there's a lot to keep track of here. Let's just dive right in. Players who are upgrading to Ultra from Super SFIV or Arcade Edition can...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 05.13.2014

Capcom migrating some titles over to a new online service

GameSpy Technology is shutting down on May 31. We've seen some companies respond to this, stating that they'll fix their old titles so they live on, or straight up just abandon them. Capcom has responded, and they'll be migra...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 05.09.2014

So there's this: Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

Ah man! I love Honda. Not E. Honda. Just Honda. Great lawnmowers. I also love videogame fan films. Watching them feels kind of like eating 3 pints of Ben and Jerry's in one sitting. Wrong but tasty. Guilty but satisfying. Also, Ken's hair. [inhales deeply] Ken's hair. I HAVE to see this series. Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist officially debuts on May 23 on the main Machinima channel.

Dale North

7:00 AM on 05.02.2014

This Street Fighter fan art is super badass

Behance artist Phuwadon Thongnoum has put together some of the coolest Street Fighter fan art I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty! The style -- the shapes and lines, with defined edges and bold colors -- really catches the e...

Dale North

5:30 PM on 04.24.2014

Check out Poison, Elena, and Rolento's Arcade endings in Ultra Street Fighter IV

With Ultra Street Fighter IV having been floating around in the wild in Japanese arcades for some time, there's plenty of new footage on the intertubes to ooh and ahh over. New characters mean a heap of new goodies, and you ...

Brittany Vincent

2:45 AM on 04.17.2014

Elena is all smiles in Ultra Street Fighter IV's opening cinematic

Am I tripping, or does she seem way happier than usual, with softer eyes? How about an Ulta Street Fighter IV Android/iPhone companion app that is just a makeup studio sim and you get to pretty up all the characters in the game? Capcom Releases Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Opening Cinematic [Shoryuken]

Steven Hansen