Capcom’s Tomoaki Ayano recently spoke to VG24/7 regarding the new characters being added to Ultra Street Fighter IV. In response to four of the characters (Hugo, Poison, Elena and Rolento) having previously appeared in Street Fighter x Tekken, Ayano-san assured that they aren’t just straight rips from that game. He states that simply copy and pasting them over from the previous title would result in them being the best characters in the game due to Street Fighter x Tekken’s system mechanics.
Users do not need to worry, because the new characters will definitely not just be copy and pasted from Street Fighter x Tekken. If we did that, they would undoubtedly be the strongest characters in the game.
The reason for this is down to the difference in gameplay systems, most notably Boost Combos. Boost Combos formed the basis of the battle system in Street Fighter x Tekken and do not exist in Street Fighter IV. Besides adjusting the characters for a game engine without Boost Combos, each will need to have many moves added as well, such as Ultra Combos and Super Combos.
A simple rip wouldn’t allow us to make the necessary changes, so a lot of work is going on behind the scenes.
Make sure to visit VG24/7 for the full interview.