'Ken's non-animation Ultra 1 with 100% meter is a game changing move, cr. MK/cr. HK became really strong pokes' - Momochi demos Ken in USF4

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 25, 2014 at 1:32 p.m. PDT

One of Japan's best Cody/Ken players recently had the opportunity to get his hands on Ultra Street Fighter 4. Evil Geniuses' Momochi sat down with the arcade release of the game, and put together a demonstration of Ken's newly acquired changes.


Momochi discusses Ken's strengths in Ultra Street Fighter 4, noting that his crouching medium kick is now a very strong poke due to it recovering 3 frames faster. He also says that crouching heavy kick is particularly strong because it starts up 1 frame faster and can be combo-ed into from a light punch.

When showing off Ken's Ultra 1 damage buff, Momochi explains that a basic FADC combo into the non-full animation version hits fairly hard, even when the player selects Ultra Combo Double (which reduces damage) and the Ultra meter is only 50% full. He says that if Ken actually selects only Ultra 1 and combos into non-animation U1 with 100% Ultra meter, it would be a game changing move.

The entire video is in Japanese, but a full English translation appears on screen in the form of subtitles.

Hit the jump to see what EG|Momochi thinks of Ken in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Source: Momochi & ChocoBlanka TV. Tips sent in by gintoki, Ash Pedreiro, and Santaclaus.

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