New Super Street Fighter IV Update Announced: New Characters, Stages

Street Fighter fans, it’s time to rejoice: Capcom has revealed during the EVO 2013 that a new Street Fighter IV update is going to be released sometime during 2014. Some rumors about this new Street Fighter IV version were already circulating in the past few days and only today have been confirmed as real.

The new update will be added to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition via a DLC that’s going to cost around 15$. This new updated version, that’s going to be released for all versions of the game, Ps3, Xbox 360 and Pc, will allow gamers to play as Elena, Rolento, Poison and Hugo as well as a yet to be revealed all new character. Six new stages will also be included, together with a whole rebalancing of the whole character roster.

Here are the first rebalancing details for the already available characters:

General

  • Capcom is aware of unblockables and attempting to fix them, no details on how yet.
  • Goals were to decrease the gap between high and low tier characters in SF4 with balance changes.

Ken

  • Faster walk speed.
  • Crouching Hard Kick has a shorter start up.
  • Standing Light Punch combos into Crouching Hard Kick now.
  • Ultra 1 does more damage when it connections without the full animation playing.

Dudley

  • Short Swing Blow has throw invincibility.
  • He’s been given better hit boxes on some of his attacks.
  • Target combo does more damage.

Chun-Li

  • Health increased to 950.
  • EX Fireball knocks down on hit.
  • EX Flip Kick breaks armor.
  • Increased her damage.

T. Hawk

  • Faster walk speed.
  • Crouching Medium Kick is special cancelable.
  • Ultra 2 has been improved.

Cammy

  • Cannon Stride can be done LOWER to the ground now.
  • Damage reduced on Hard attacks.
  • Stun reduced on Hard attacks.

Balrog 

  • Faster charging of his Turn Punch.
  • Less Headbutt recovery.
  • Farther range on his Ultra 2.

E. Honda

  • Ultra 2 has more range.
  • Ultra 1 has a faster start up.
  • Jump Toward MP has a smaller hurt box.

Ibuki

  • Less vortex for her.
  • More defense options.
  • Soft knockdown now on Neckbreakers, but EX version is still a hard knockdown.
  • EX DP will have more invincibility.
  • Spin Kicks have a larger and lowered hit box.

Fei Long

  • Rekka Ken range nerfed.

Yang

  • Faster walk speed.
  • Shorter start up on Standing Light Kick.
  • Increase in jumping middle throw?

Vega 

  • Hit stun increased on Crouching Light Punch.
  • Faster start up on Ultra 1.
  • Faster start up on Ultra 2.

This new DLC update will be compatible with both Super Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. More details will be coming in the next few days so stay tuned for updates.