Should you be interested in Ultra Street Fighter IV but have yet to pick up a PC copy of the previous iteration, Amazon has got you covered. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition was recently marked down to $7.49, a 75% drop from its normal price of $29.99.
While it unfortunately still requires Games for Windows Live for online play, moves have been made to address that.
Over the past few weeks, a variety of new functionality has been quietly making its way to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition on Steam, including achievements, cloud support, and more. But the biggest step in moving the title away from Games for Windows Live may have been taken today.
As of earlier this morning, non-Steam Arcade Edition keys can now be redeemed through the PC platform, granting access to the game in time for Ultra’s release. They can be activated by visiting your library in the Steam client and clicking through the “Add Game” button in the bottom left-hand corner and choosing “Activate a Product on Steam.”
Both the digital upgrade to Ultra Street Fighter IV and its full, stand-alone release will be available on PC starting August 8.