Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition changes for Ken, Vega, Rufus, Fei, Juri

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • November 1, 2010 at 8:19 p.m. PDT
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition changes for Ken, Vega, Rufus, Fei, Juri USD provided a translation of the most recent Japanese SSF4 blog detailing changes made to Ken, Vega, Rufus, Fei Long, Juri on the NeoGAF forums.


Keep in mind that it's very unlikely that this is a complete list of changes for these characters, as additional things will probably turn up when the game is released in mid-December.

Here's the run down.

Ken

Normal Moves
• Less recovery time on Crouching Medium Punch. He can now combo Crouching Medium Punch into Crouching Medium Kick.
• Improved the hit box for Crouching Light Punch.
• Target Combo hit box (Medium Punch into Hard Punch) also had its hitbox improved.

Special Moves
• Light Punch Shoryuken has 2 extra frames of recovery, but now does 120 damage. It did 100 damage in SSF4.
• EX Fireball can juggle twice in the air, so now you can get full juggle off a Light Punch Shoryuken into EX Fireball.
• EX Air Hurricane Kick can now be blocked high or low. Used to be that it had to be blocked high.

Other
• Is considered to be mid-air right after the invincibility frames of his backdash end.

Vega

Normal Moves
• Crouching Medium Kick start up is now 6 frames, which is 2 frames faster.
• Crouching Medium Punch and Crouching Medium Kick do less damage.

Unique Attacks
• More recovery time for Cosmic Heel (Down-Toward + Hard Kick, Launcher) on block.

Special Moves
• Less recovery time on EX Rolling Crystal Flash.
• You can now combo Crouching Medium Punch from an EX Rolling Crystal Flash.

Ultras
• His Ultra 2 has slightly more startup time.

Other
• Is considered to be mid-air right after the invincibility frames of his backdash end.

Rufus

Special Moves
• EX Messiah does less damage. It took off 100 damage in SSF4.

Ultras
• When Ultra 2 (Big Bang Typhoon) is used as an anti-air, it won't fully connect, so it does less damage in these scenarios now.

Other
Is considered to be mid-air right after the invincibility frames of his backdash end.

Fei Long

Normal Moves
• Close and Far Standing Light Punch have an extra frame of advantage, making it +6 now.
• Close Standing Medium Kick has a 4 frame startup.
• Additional frame advantage on many moves.

Specials
• Less recovery on EX Rekka on hit and on guard.
• No invincibility on his Hard Flying Kick (Chicken Wing).

Other
• Is considered to be mid-air right after the invincibility frames of his backdash end.
• Crouching Medium Kick still cannot be Canceled, earlier reports said this might happen.

Juri

Special Moves
• Her Fireball Kick (projectile) knocks the opponent higher up into the air. Now you can combo it into a Pinwheel Kick, for example.
• Less stun and damage on the kick part of the Fireball Kick.

Ultra
• No changes to Ultra 1, but because of the changes to the kick part of the Fireball Kick, it's easier to score knockdowns.

Other
• Faster foot speed, while walking towards and backwards.
• EX Focus Attack hitbox improved (this could be incorrect, translation was a little fuzzy).

Chun-Li, El Fuerte, Cody and Sakura will be the focus of next week Arcade Edition changes entry.

Thanks to Actrmx and Gemakai for contributing to this story.

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