'Ultra Street Fighter 4' News: Bruiser Balrog Balanced, 'Violent Buffalo' Ender Updated [VIDEO]
Without a doubt, the big news about Ultra Street Fighter IV is the addition of five characters, four of which we've seen before. But that doesn't mean that we'll get the same old versions of the remaining thirty something characters. Capcom has begun releasing a number of videos detailing the various changes coming to the original roster. Here, we'll be looking at the boxer Balrog.
The money hungry Shadoloo enforcer was always quick on his feet, especially for someone packing such a mean punch. Literally. For Ultra, a wide array of his jabs have been made that much more effective. You can see the list of adjustments below:
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* More advantage on block, less on hit for Light Dash Swing Blow - allows players to use move more freely to pressure the opponent
* Players can choose Violent Buffalo ender - players can end with an Uppercut or Straight by holding punches or kicks respectively
* Range increased on Dirty Bull, new input command - will allow players to land this Ultra more often
Capcom's Community Manager Peter "The ComboFiend" Rosas details the changes a bit more thoroughly in the video below.
In addition to character specific balances, the biggest change coming with Ultra will be the addition of five additional characters. Four are Capcom favorites who've appeared in quite a few games before -- Hugo, Rolento, and the gender bending Poison all made their debut in the arcade classic beat 'em up Final Fight. Rolento would cross over into the Street Fighter world alongside fellow Final Fight alumni Sodom, Cody, and Guy in the Alpha series, and Hugo and Elena would appear in Street Fighter III. In Ultra, they'll all be joined by newcomer Decapre, a Shadowloo Doll along the lines of Cammy, and Juni and Juli from Street Fighter Alpha 3. More info on each fighter at their respective links.
Apart from the new characters and balances, players will also get new stages, all of which featured in Street Fighter X Tekken: Cosmic Elevator, Mad Gear Hideout, Jurassic Era Research Facility, Blast Furnace, and Pitstop 109.
Ultra Street Fighter IV is set to release in a few different forms this summer for both PC and consoles. On June 3, gamers can get a digital upgrade (provided they already have Street Fighter IV) for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 for $14.99. A full disc / full digital bundle will follow on August 5 for $39.99. PC gamers get access to the same bundle on August 8 for the reduced price of $29.99.