Ultra Street Fighter IV is now available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners who wish to digitally upgrade older versions of Super Street Fighter IV. The PC version, as well as physical retail copies of the full console game, are poised to launch in August. But it now appears that Capcom’s fighter may come to another platform as well.
Recently, gaming gear manufacturer Mad Catz announced their Ultra Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2, which features top of the line parts and the usual stunning background image to accompany it. However, looking at the description for the flashy fight stick, it includes one interesting feature — players can switch between its use on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on the fly.
Seeing that there are no real fighters on the PS4 as of yet, aside from Injustice: Ultimate Edition and Guilty Gear Xrd, it leads me to believe that a possible announcement for Ultra Street Fighter IV coming to the PlayStation 4 is imminent. Otherwise, Mad Catz wouldn’t make an Ultra Street Fighter IV themed arcade stick compatible with the PlayStation 4 if Capcom wasn’t going to release said fighter in the near future.
Considering this is E3 season, after all, and the series producer for Street Fighter IV, Yoshi Ono, recently revealed on Twitter that he’s set to make an announcement during the convention while making preparations for a Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament, it’s not too far-fetched of an idea.
We’re making preparation about USFIV TOURNAMENT at E3 and …. ;D RT @Zepht: announcement of the new game?
— Yoshinori Ono (@Yoshi_OnoChin) May 24, 2014
This isn’t the only hint that Ono has left behind either. Back in February, he tweeted the following:
Coincidentally, the Blanka figure that’s pictured along side the DualShock 4 controller is usually used by Ono when he wants to hint at something.
Hopefully we get a clear answer next week when E3 kicks off.
Would you pick up a PlayStation 4 version of Ultra Street Fighter IV?