IGN Reviews Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Rolento, Poison, Elena, and Hugo

By on December 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

IGN recently posted brand new footage and input about Ultra Street Fighter IV, reviewing the four new characters in the game.

According to the review, IGN compares Rolento more to his “Street Fighter Alpha 2” counterpart than his most recent incarnation in Street Fighter x Tekken ver. 2013.

In the video, there are several tricks of Rolento’s put on display, such as escaping with an EX Back Roll, juggle states off of his knife throw and comboing into an ultra after using the EX Patriot Circle.


Although she clearly doesn’t wear a martial arts dobok and a black belt, Poison is described as having similar play style to “Shoto” characters Ryu, Ken and Akuma.

“Poison can’t technically be labeled as a shoto character,” said IGN in the video review, “but her incarnation in Ultra Street Fighter 4 has a lot of the fundamental tool set that makes the style so popular with newer players.”

Guess we will be seeing a lot of pink fireballs and dragon punch variants in the future. Oh boy.


Our favorite (and only) capoeria using street fighter is back, and is shown to have a punishing move set capable of maximizing damage from almost any range.

In addition to the high damage potential, IGN shows off her great pokes and long distance overheads which look promising to give any non-Elena players a nightmare or two.

And to top it off, the video briefly mentions the potential of safely setting up her healing ultra, which could make the new W-Ultra option a viable one.


“Hugo is monstrous.”

Great first words to describe him in the video, as Hugo appears to be everything he was in both Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, and Street Fighter x Tekken ver. 2013.

According to IGN’s video, Hugo’s fastest normal is a sluggish 7 frames, making him vulnerable to fast characters with quicker pokes. However, he makes up for it with his grappling moves as he can grab you both on the ground and in the air for big damage.

Look for Hugo to rival Zangief and Ultra Street Fighter 4’s scariest grappler.

Take a look at the videos and soak it in. The game is coming up fast, and there is knowledge-a-plenty about the four new characters. It’s only a matter of time before back breakers and patriot circles come to a console (or computer) near you.

Source: IGN