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Nearly eight years after Street Fighter 4 first hit Japanese arcades, Capcom has launched what it describes as the pinnacle of the publisher's flagship fighter, Ultra Street Fighter 4. I'm not going to argue that claim. Ultra Street Fighter 4 expands on its predecessors with more characters, more moves, more stages and more gameplay modes – and unless Comcast h...

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Sales, income down in Capcom's Q2 financial report

Capcom's Q2 financial results remain gloomy, with net sales down by 51.3 percent and operating income down by 41.6 percent over the same period in 2013. This marks the second consecutive quarter in which the Street Fighter publisher posted declining sales. The culprit, Capcom believes, is a lack...

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Fists of furry will fly with Ultra Street Fighter 4's costume pack

So what if there hasn't been a new Bloody Roar game for more than 10 years? Gamers dying to make anthropomorphic animals punch and claw each other can at least experience something close, thanks to an animal-themed costume pack coming to Ultra Street Fighter 4. As spotted by Shoryuken on the fir...

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Scenes of Calm and Chaos: Artists on fighting game backgrounds without the fights

The hand-drawn fighting game background is a fading art, kept alive by the crew at SNK Playmore, keeping the lights on in the King of the Fighters series and the tireless hardcore savants at Arc System Works. Brawlers like Super Smash Bros. 3DS, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle, and Ultra S...

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Ultra Street Fighter getting free Omega Mode, PC network fixes

Ultra Street Fighter 4 fans will have plenty of new combos to practice once Capcom distributes Omega Mode, a free portion of DLC due later this year that switches up the normal and special attacks of Ultra's entire roster. Capcom Unity's related post explains that since Omega Mode is focused on fu...

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Capcom working to counter Street Fighter's Steam woes

Street Fighter fans are supposed to smash bumbling opponents and conquer long-standing rivalries, not grapple with shoddy netcode and general technical issues. Unfortunately, anyone running Steam copies of Ultra Street Fighter 4 (or its predecessor, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition) is likel...

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 now available at retail

Capcom's latest 2D fighter, Ultra Street Fighter 4, made its standalone, retail debut yesterday, bringing with it 44 fighters, "over 100" DLC costumes, a complement of multiplayer modes and the above launch trailer, just in case you forgot what a Shoryuken looks like. [Image: Capcom]...

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PSN Tuesday: Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept, Ultra Street Fighter 4

This week's PlayStation Network update delivers pre-orders on Assassin's Creed: Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and LittleBigPlanet 3, while also serving as the standalone debut for both Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept and Ultra Street Fighter 4. Both PS4 and PS3 also get Facepalm Games' clev...

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World's largest fighting game tournament, Evo 2014, begins today

Today marks the debut of the Evo 2014 fighting game tournament in Las Vegas, but those who didn't book airfare to the City of Sin won't be entirely left out thanks to a bevy of broadcast streams covering all the virtual fisticuffs. Eight top fighting games are officially represented at Evo 2014:...

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'From Masher to Master' offers Street Fighter crash course

Hoping to attract a few new faces to the growing fighting game community, author Patrick Miller has debuted "From Masher to Master," a simple, easy to understand guide for anyone hoping to pick up the basics of Street Fighter. The 131-page tome, which can be downloaded at no charge from Shoryuke...

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 review: The best around

Nearly eight years after Street Fighter 4 first hit Japanese arcades, Capcom has launched what it describes as the pinnacle of the publisher's flagship fighter, Ultra Street Fighter 4. I'm not going to argue that claim. Ultra Street Fighter 4 expands on its predecessors with more characters, more m...

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