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Ultra Street Fighter 4 Edition Select still offline-only, has save/reload state and Network Simulation; hits retailers August 7 in Japan

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • April 16, 2014 at 12:50 p.m. PDT • Comments: 112

Updated: Upon closer scrutiny, it appears that Ultra Street Fighter 4's Edition Select is still an offline-only mode. We previously had a small error in translation that has since been fixed.

Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu has more than just a look at Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo and Poison's alternate costumes in its latest issue.

The gaming publication also revealed that the packaged retail version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 will come out in Japan on August 7 at the price of 3,990 yen (4,309 yen with tax included) -- as well as the scoop on some very spiffy new features: a save/reload feature and a Network Simulation option in Training mode.

Check out the Famitsu scans below, and hit the jump to read more about the new Training mode tools.

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Save/reload states and Network Simulation options

The lower-half of the page details two new toys for us to play around with in Training mode: save/reload states and a Network Simulation feature.

Save/reload states are exactly what they sound. In the example illustrated by Famitsu, as C.Viper, you could perform an EX Seismic Hammer, hit pause to register that in the game's save state, and then have the game reload the entire sequence recorded (likely at the press of a button; Famitsu did not go into detail on that) so that you could practice the follow-up options after an EX Seismic Hammer over and over.

Network Simulation, on the other hand, lets you simulate laggy online environments so that you can practice your combos for such situations -- this appears to be quite similar to the Lag Simulation feature in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Famitsu also notes that there is now an online training mode in the game that you could use with a friend, and that the feature set in the offline and online training modes are nearly identical.

Alternate costumes (SFxTK) for USF4's new characters

The final page in Famitsu's 4-page spread on USF4 this week contains information pertaining to what you can carry over in the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 to the USF4, as well as a closer look at the designs for Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo, and Poison's alternate costumes (which requires a Street Fighter X Tekken save to unlock).
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