Ultra Street Fighter IV has officially released today as a digital upgrade for PSN (PlayStation 3) and the Xbox Live Games Store (Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft). Owners of Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition can download and enjoy Ultra Street Fighter IV as a €14.99 / £11.99 digital upgrade.
Players who purchase the PSN upgrade of Ultra Street Fighter IV during the first week of release will receive the previously announced 2014 Challengers Costume Pack, consisting of alternate costumes for each of the five new characters, for free of charge shortly after launch.
In Ultra Street Fighter IV, Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento and Decapre join the fight, complete with new animations and their own unique play styles, bringing the final roster count to a massive 44 characters. Six new battle environments (including Pitstop 109, Cosmic Elevator, Half Pipe and more) provide a thrilling and colorful backdrop to the action. Direct fan feedback was gathered on all of the original 39 characters from Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and the core system mechanics in order to achieve the most balanced Street Fighter ever. In addition to the action-packed new content and the finely-tuned rebalanced gameplay, the new version features a host of new features and modes that are sure to test even the most well traveled world warrior.
On August 8th, the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC retail versions will be in stores across Europe for €29.99 / £19.99 with the full digital bundle on PS3 available as a download then too. The €14.99 / £11.99 PC (Steam) digital upgrade and €29.99 / £19.99 PC (Steam) full digital bundle will also be available on August 8th. Players who purchase the retail versions (PS3, Xbox 360) or full digital bundles (PS3, PC) will receive all previously released costumes for the series, making this the definitive version of Street Fighter IV!