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Full beta change log to be shared soon for Ultra Street Fighter 4, location tests hit Japan this weekend

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • January 27, 2014 at 1:53 p.m. PST

Assistant Producer for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tomoaki Ayano, has just returned to Capcom HQ in Osaka from his recent appearance at the Taipei Game Show a couple of days ago, and already he's raring to go.

Earlier today, Ayano published a new entry on Ultra Street Fighter 4's official Saikyo blog, announcing that a round of USF4 beta location tests will take place this weekend, from January 31 to February 2, in three Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Fighting gamers in Tokyo will be able to participate in the beta location test at the HEY arcade in Akihabara, while their counterparts in Osaka and Nagoya can do so at the Taito Station outlets in Nihonbashi (Osaka) and Osu (Nagoya), respectively.

Hit the jump to read more, including details about how full change logs will be shared soon.

"The beta loc-test version was particularly difficult to tie down. On top of taking into consideration all the feedback we received from players with regards to AE v2012, we also had to consider the feedback we received from the alpha location tests, and fully incorporate all of the new battle system elements for Ultra Street Fighter 4," Ayano wrote.

"So it was really difficult to determine what's the best way to balance everything, and to ensure that we've got all of the characters done right. Now that we're finally holding the beta location tests, I'd love for everyone to try out the changes!

"Of course, this is by no means the final version of the game. As usual, we'd like your input on this version of the game at the location tests. And this time we won't just be getting it from you in the form of paper surveys -- Producer Koichi Sugiyama and myself will be in attendance at the location tests, so you'll be able to tell us what you think directly! Please be gentle with us!"

Ayano also mentioned that a full changelog for all the tweaks they've made to the game's 39 existing characters as well as the brand new characters, based on feedback gathered at the location tests, will be shared on Ultra Street Fighter IV's official site soon, likely within the next couple of days.

The beta version of Ultra Street Fighter IV at these location tests will also feature NESiCA card support, which allows players to track their win/loss stats and customize their player profile through the game's official mobile site. However, Ayano warned, all the stats for the beta location test will be wiped when Ultra Street Fighter IV is finally released in the arcades.

Beta location test attendees will also receive an exclusive NESSiCA card sporting a commemorative illustration done by Rensuke Oshikiri, the manga artist behind High Score Girl. The illustration was previously commissioned for a High Score Girl X Capcom official Street Fighter II tournament.

Source: Japanese SF4 blog.

Comments

BornReady said on January 27, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

5th character confirmed?

#1
PropLeXed said on January 27, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

Awesome, can't wait for this to be released.

#2
RandomSelectMaster said on January 27, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

When are they going to confirm the next 3 additions to Ultra... Decapre, Rainbow Mika, and Oro?

#3
H_Magnus said on January 27, 2014 at 2:06 p.m.

So, the chick from High Score Girl is the 5th character?

#4
TagAnarchy said on January 27, 2014 at 2:10 p.m.

5th character yeah!

#5
jaysenedwinward said on January 27, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.

You guys are so dumb! high Score Girl isn't the fifth character....

It's obviously Kuma in the background

#6
Sage_Liebert said on January 27, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.

You guy's totally just threw all the hint info away at the sign of the first female on a card with zangief... smh

They will most likely reveal the 5th character at these japan loctest though.

#7
salindy13 said on January 27, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

People already believing that the High Score Girl is the fifth character. *facepalm*

#8
BlackOnyxThunder said on January 27, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

5th character... confirmed? Wait...

#9
DannyBoyPERU said on January 27, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.

Give E.Honda love <3

#10
wBENDERw said on January 27, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.

its rose's master lol

#11
MakotoJoker said on January 27, 2014 at 2:55 p.m.

all i know is that i'm going to be disappointed

#12
pants4ever said on January 27, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#13
SnakeX said on January 27, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.

Looking forward to seeing a comprehensive list of changes thus far. Hopefully they keep at it and list them for every new version that gets a location test.

#14
Doopliss said on January 27, 2014 at 3:36 p.m.

nice, I love getting change lists.

#15
juicy_G said on January 27, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

girl donovan protects is 5th character

#16
bagel_bytez said on January 27, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

Change list will be hype

#17
unseenpotential01 said on January 27, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.

To be honest, i'd take R.Mika over all the new characters... except maybe poison.

lol at zangief holding the High School Girl, it'd be hilarious if that was the actual 5th character. She better have a move set similar to Ingrid... just sayin'.

#18
EXCh33ky said on January 27, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.

Are they gonna address the crappy animations for the new characters? I still can't get over that

#19
Smorgasboard said on January 27, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

They should add her to Zangief's intro.

#20
skeptical said on January 27, 2014 at 6:22 p.m.

I don't know, I just think it'd be in everyone's best interest if they had the 5th character at these location tests to help balance her.

#21
Lockm said on January 27, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

I'm prepared to be dissapointed, though i might take this opportunity to switch mains. If Yun or Cody stay the same i might go to Ibuki if they have undone her nerfs(which i'll expect) or Evil Ryu or Ken.

#22
Thor21 said on January 27, 2014 at 6:59 p.m.

U R on the right track but maybe the wrong characters. Alex, Urien, Karen, Eagle, Roy Bromwell, & King Cobra.

#23
bubbulious said on January 27, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.

Looking forward to this weekend, going to try to attend the test in Osaka. Hopefully there will be some big changes/news over the weekend.

#24
HooliganComboFTW said on January 27, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.

Is the 5th character gonna even have time for beta testing at this rate?

#25
holybird90 said on January 27, 2014 at 7:44 p.m.

LOL, it would be hilarious if this little girl is actually the 5th.

#26
WarLoRd23 said on January 27, 2014 at 8:59 p.m.

WTF' is up with giefs eyebrows though

#27
Getdownbrown83 said on January 27, 2014 at 9:42 p.m.

5th character will be announced bet on it.

#28
devilcuco said on January 28, 2014 at 12:56 a.m.

Full change logs, great! cant wait.

#29
Smorgasboard said on January 28, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

I'll take the bet that the 5th character won't be announced at this location test.

#30
xShonuffx said on January 28, 2014 at 10:13 a.m.

Butt hurt awaits!

#31
colossus said on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

PLEASE lets someone test if Hugo can link cr.LP (into Lariat) from different versions of the clap or kindly ask Ayano about it for me. This is really important for me to know. If cr.LP can't linked out of lariat kindly ask Ayano to make this possible. If someone who is going to participate in these beta test reads this, lets message me please.

#32


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