Super Street Fighter IV Getting Five New Characters and Even More Additions in 2014

on July 14, 2013 9:34 AM

Capcom has just announced we’re getting some additions to the Super Street Fighter IV roaster. Early 2014 will see the characters Hugo, Poison, Rolento, Elena and an all-new, never-before-seen fighter.

If you own Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, you can download the update for $14.99. This will upgrade the game as is, with all your data intact. The other option would be to buy the disc version, which will give you all DLC costumes for all characters released until now, as well as future content (details yet to be released). This option is available for $39.99.

The $14.99 add-on, coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC versions of the game, will also add new stages and required balance updates. Capcom will release the expansion’s first trailer and reveal the name of the update, which is no longer Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition later today.

Capcom also detailed some of the balance tweaks coming to Super Street Fighter IV, touching on changes coming for Chun-li, Dudley, Balrog and T. Hawk.

Here are the official bullet points about the updated character:

Chun-Li

The improvements to Chun-Li will allow her to play a stronger offensive game as she now has more opportunities to knock down

  • HP increase to 950
  • EX Kikoken knockdown on hit
  • EX Hazanshu armor break

Balrog

The improvements to Balrog will allow for him to play a much more aggressive playstyle which he is known for.

  • Dirty Bull now has longer range
  • Buffalo head has reduced recovery
  • Lower charge time for higher levels of Turn Around Punch

Dudley

The improvements to Dudley will allow him to go toe to toe with others at a distance a lot better than before.

  • Short Swing Blow completely throw invincible
  • Increased damage on all target combos
  • Larger hitbox on attacks (e.g. Kidney Blow)

T. Hawk

The improvements to T.Hawk allow him to pressure the opponent better with new offensive options and movement, lowering his dependency on command grabs.

  • Crouching middle kick now special cancelable
  • Faster walk speed
  • Improvements to Ultra 2

Check out the gallery below to the newly released images.

 /  Staff Writer
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