At the EVO Fighting Championships, a new iteration of Capcom's incredibly successful title Street Fighter 4 was announced, along with five new characters joining the roster.
First, the good news; not only will you be able to get the full game at retail for $39.99, but you'll also be able to download Ultra Street Fighter 4 as an expansion for either Super Street Fighter 4 or Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition for $14.99 (1200MSP). Of the five new characters, four have already been revealed. Poison, Hugo, Elena and Rolento will bring their unique brands of punishment to the game. The fifth character remains a mystery, but we've got it on good authority he (or she) will have a wide variety of kicks and punches in his moveset.
There will also be six new environments added, including Pitstop 109, Cosmic Elevator and Half Pipe, and the entire game will be rebalanced based on fan feedback. The only bad news is we'll have to wait until some time in 2014 to actually get our hands on Ultra Street Fighter 4. However, Capcom is already offering people who pre-order the incentive of five alternate costumes for the incoming fighters.
Take a look at the trailer and screens, and let us know what you think of this latest iteration of the Street Fighter franchise.