Ultra Street Fighter IV Arriving in North America and Europe Before Evo 2014, More Details Released for Elena, Rolento, Hugo, and Poison

By on November 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

Combofiend’s latest post to the Capcom-Unity blog is a doozy, but as it’s about Ultra Street Fighter IV, that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. First off, he confirms earlier reports of the title arriving in Japanese arcades next April, but also mentions that we should expect the digital versions to arrive in North America and Europe before Evo 2014, which is scheduled for July. How soon before is anyone’s guess, but at least it’s possibly we’ll see it included at the largest fighting game tournament in the world.

Next, he provided a few new screenshots and details for the four fighters making their way from Street Fighter x Tekken. We’ve included those below, so be sure to check them out. Some interesting things to note are the return of Rolento’s Take No Prisoners super from the Alpha series and increased damage for Poison, something she lacked in the crossover title.


The Capoeira Queen herself. Elena has traditionally had very few options off of her low attacks despite having great range on her kicks. This has been changed this time around, so expect a fun, mid-ranged character who can also hold her own up close with an exciting high/low game.


Rolento has always been a character who can control space both offensively and defensively with his diverse move set. As players have come to know and love his movement and style, we wanted to make sure this was captured in his first Street Fighter IV appearance. Take note, that unlike his Street Fighter X Tekken incarnate; he will not be taking any prisoners this time around.


Every grappler has their own unique characteristic that makes them a threat in addition to their powerful throws. For Zangief, it’s combos; for T.Hawk, it’s his air control; and for Hakan, it’s his uncanny oil movement. Well for Hugo, we think it’ll be his corner pressure. Once he puts you there, you may never get out!


Poison’s play style will be a departure from her Street Fighter X Tekken incarnate. Although she had the tools to play any way she wanted, she didn’t have the damage to back it up. This time around, it’s a different story. She’ll have a variety of fun attacks to play with in close, yet will still be able to hold her own mid range and against projectile characters.

Source: Capcom-Unity

  • Blam57

    good to see. i have a feeling that rolento might be the best rekkka character in the game

  • MrJechgo

    Is Hugo literally dwarfing Zangief? Yikes…
    And I thought he was imposing in 3rd Strike…

    • TheAverageGuyTAG

      To be fair, Hugo is just ever-so-slightly-below a foot taller than Zangief, so…

  • I said it wouldn’t be at EVO ; I stand corrected! It will be interesting to see this at EVO. I imagine a lot of blow ups and chaotic happiness will occur…or very huge complaints either way its exciting!!!

    • Blam57

      are you new to the fgc? sounds like it

      • Yeah fairly to the community, not new to fighting games. Is that supposed to be some kind of insult? I really don’t see what my statement has to do with being new. If you’re implying that I don’t know what I’m talking about then..you’d be somewhat right because I’m giving my opinion and its not to be taken as fact its only speculation and if you feel that I’m wrong, I won’t take offense to what your opinions are but saying I’m new with having no reason as to why is kind of half ass…and if I’m as new as you say I probably would need some explaining too :/..right?

  • CptPokerface

    Lovely. Poison, i really hope they did right by you this time around girl. Same for you Hugo. Mad gear for life.

  • NihilistZerO

    Seeing these pictures reminded me of a feature I’ve wanted since Vanilla…
    the ability to move the camera axis during replays. The engine can obviously do it as we’ve seen “cinematic” style screen grabs for years. Why can’t I grab my own Capcom? If this is the final “kitchen sink” version of this title it’s your last chance 🙂

    • Travis Lynn

      In game highlight video editing would be cool. I know many games have similar features.

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  • Magegg

    I hope the Upwards Knifes will be Rolento’s super, the Grenades attack his Ultra I and Take no Prisoners his Ultra.

  • BlackMasamune

    If the game comes out less than 2 months away from EVO, I really hope it isn’t shoehorned into the tournament.

    • Nybb

      But it’s an EVO tradition to make sure the flagship SF4 tourney is on a version nobody has had for more than a couple months!

      • Unemployment Master

        Except the japanese.

  • Justin Archer

    red focus has me worried.

    • SexWeasel McGee

      me too actually.
      the focus attack is one of the best game fighting machanics that have ever been. And to change that is very risky.

  • IgTerminals

    I’m so looking forward to Poison. Although should be ‘incarnation’, not “incarnate”.

  • Unemployment Master

    Am I the only one who wishes this was titled USF4Turbo?
    I want this game to be faster. *sigh*