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Ultra Street Fighter 4 hits PSN and XBL on June 3rd/4th, retail versions on August 5th - an EventHubs exclusive interview with Combofiend

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 15, 2014 at 8:01 a.m. PDT • Comments: 139

EventHubs correspondent Jason24cf recently conducted an exclusive interview with Capcom's own Peter "Combofiend" Rosas over at ECT 2014.

The entire discussion focuses on Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Combofiend shared with us the one important bit of information that everyone has been aching to know.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on the PlayStation Store on June 3rd and on the Xbox Live Marketplace on June 4th. The digital version of the game comes at a price tag of $14.99 USD.

The digital upgrade will be released first, and the disc-based version will follow on August 5 for $39.99 USD. PC players can look forward to a retail and digital copy on August 8th.

This interview is packed with juicy information, and we've also added a transcript with some of the standout bits. Hit the jump to check it out.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 interview transcript

• Capcom is currently taking feedback from players in Japan who are putting in time with the arcade release of USF4. That feedback is being applied to the console build of the game.

• There will be new changes in the console version that Japan isn't aware of, and western users will be given Training Mode, which Combofiend feels will make up for the early overseas release.

• Due to lack of Training Mode in Japan arcades, Combofiend says that many players are afraid to try out new characters or changes because it costs $1 to play a game.

• Guy's kara Tatsu cancel into other special moves will be removed in the console version.

• Ken's crouching medium kick is being reverted back to its AE v2012 form.

• Combofiend originally felt that the nerf to Dragon Punch, FADC was a little drastic, but the majority of users approved of it. He now feels that the change adds more of a mind game to the situation.

• There is still no confirmation of online Edition Select, but Capcom is definitely aware of the demand for it.

• There will be no option to show hitboxes in-game.

• Combofiend says that there are no tweaks to the netcode at this time, but they are aware of the request.

• T. Hawk, Blanka, and others have gotten immensely better in USF4.

Official press release from Capcom

Ready to… FIGHT? Capcom today announced that the digital upgrade versions of Ultra Street Fighter IV will release across North America on June 3rd for PSN (PlayStation 3) and on June 4th from the Xbox Live Games Store (Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft). On August 5th, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 retail versions will be in stores, with the full digital bundle on PS3 available for download then too. Both the digital upgrade and full digital bundle for PC (Steam) will be out on August 8th.

Players who pre-order any version of Ultra Street Fighter IV at select retailers will receive the 2014 Challengers Costume Pack, consisting of alternate costumes for each of the five new characters for free. The five new costumes include: Jungle Elena, Medieval Hugo, Pirate Poison, Wizard Rolento and Gladiator Decapre. The pre-order program officially kicks off today, so be sure to check out the alternate costume character art and new trailer here! More information on the pre-order promotions will be available on the official Street Fighter website and on Capcom-Unity in the coming weeks.

In Ultra Street Fighter IV, Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento and Decapre join the fight, complete with new animations and their own unique play styles, bringing the final roster count to a massive 44 characters. Six new battle environments (including Pitstop 109, Cosmic Elevator, Half Pipe and more) provide a thrilling and colorful backdrop to the action. Direct fan feedback was gathered on all of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition’s original 39 characters and core system mechanics in order to achieve the most balanced Street Fighter ever. In addition to the action-packed new content and the finely-tuned rebalanced gameplay, the new version features a host of new features and modes that are sure to test even the most well traveled world warrior.

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC owners of Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be able to download Ultra Street Fighter IV as a $14.99 digital upgrade. The full digital bundle for PC is priced at $29.99 and PS3 users can download the full version of the game for $39.99. PS3 and Xbox 360 users can purchase the retail versions of the game for $39.99. Players who purchase the retail versions (PS3, Xbox 360) or full digital bundles (PS3, PC) will receive all previously released costumes for the series, making this the definitive version of Street Fighter IV!

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