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Capcom Makes Their "Big" Street Fighter Announcement

Did you feel that? I think the earth started to shake under our feet... wait a second before you stand up.

After releasing the Hadouken Cabs viral video earlier this week, Capcom had promised us some "big news" for next year's Ultra Street Fighter IV release. Considering that Hadouken Cabs was actually part of an official Playstation 4 ad, most of us assumed the big news was that Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to the Playstation 4.

Super Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono fueled the speculation on Twitter by talking about the PS4 launch in New York, and confirming he had just arrived in the US. 

Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano made some announcements today regarding Ultra Street Fighter IV via the Capcom Saikyo Blog.

And, the third new battle system is

"Delay Standing"

try it out! 

Delay standing allows you to delay the usual  timing of get up from knockdown
Now you can develop strategies against attacks with strong okizeme!. 

Please come everyone!

So basically, what just happened is the big news is some dates of when they're doing location tests in the arcades and that you can now delay when your character stands up from a knockdown. This is in addition to the already announced multi-hit absorbing Red Focus and the ability to choose both Ultras when selecting your character. 

While diehard Street Fighter IV players will tell you how delayed wakeup is going to drastically change the game... most of us felt the bigger news might have been the long-teased fifth new character. It's also not nice to release a video about Ryu driving a taxi cab for Sony and not explain what it means. Not cool Capcom... not cool. 

Published Nov. 15th 2013
  • Ryan Kerns
    Featured Columnist
    Having double ultras was already a game changer... and yes delayed wakeup will change the way serious players approach the game... but c'mon... Hadouken Cabs! The game is out in Japanese arcades in April... I sure hope they don't lead us on until then.
  • MANGO SENTINEL
    Featured Correspondent
    Hey to be fair this is a giant change for the competitive scene

    This would be like Counterstrike having different clip sizes for the same gun or Warcraft classes being able to have varied GCDs
  • Ashley SSS
    Associate Editor
    Oh, come on. :(

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