Ultra Street Fighter IV
In true Street Fighter style, Street Fighter IV has taken on a variety of different forms since it was released back in 2008. Characters have changed, too, as the game's dev team worked to balance and rebalance the roster. Fans who miss earlier incarnations of their favorite fighters will be able to see how they'd fare now, thanks to a new option in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV.
The feature, called Edition Select, lets players choose their character, and then select their favorite version from the original Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter IV AE, Street Fighter IV AE ver. 2012, and Ultra Street Fighter IV. If you're a big Street Fighter nerd, this is pretty exciting stuff. As Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas posted on his blog, which outlined the feature, "Just thinking about Daigo using SFIV Ryu vs. Justin Wong using SSFIV Rufus is getting me pretty hype."
Whenever a game is tweaked, everyone seems to have an opinion – either the changes were a long time coming, or they signal the end of the world. This should be an interesting test to see just how much of a difference some of these changes really made. One thing's for sure: People will have one less thing to lean on when they lose a match.