There have been three versions of Street Fighter IV on Steam: vanilla SFIV, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and now Ultra Street Fighter IV, which is a $15 / 12 upgrade from SSFIV:AE. Capcom's business model is obviously outdated. Being outdated is sort of Street Fighter's thing .
Poison, one of Ultra's new characters, is a libidinous glam caricature whose clumsily-handled identity has spanned 20 years of games and controversy. The manual is presented as a document you can zoom and pan around. The 'continue' countdown every time you lose a fight in Arcade mode is a needless bit of old-fashioned flavor. The menus are just all-around awful. Street Fighter hasn't grown up with us.
And yet it's the best modern fighting game, and if you play Street Fighter IV or have any sustained interest in fighting games, you should play Ultra. It's the new competitive standard.
Release Date: 7 Aug, 2014
Genre: Action, Anime, Adventure