Capcom is preparing the next big installment of the Street Fighter series, but that's a long way out. So in the meantime, they're preparing to release Ultra Street Fighter IV on Sony's next-gen console. The most recent installment of the long-running franchise has been given a release date on PlayStation 4, with the game set to arrive on May 26.
"All the characters, all the levels, and all of the DLC that have been launched so far will be included in the PS4 version of the game," SCEA Third Party Production Director Gio Corsi said on PlayStation.Blog. "Also, a few of you hardcore Street Fighters out there said that there was minor input lag in the controls of Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS3. Well, don’t worry: we’ve eliminated it to make the PS4 edition the ultimate version on any platform, so it’ll be good to go for all your tournament needs!"
Corsi's statement on tournament use is an interesting one to note, as the annual Evo tournament gets closer. A number of tournaments are utilizing either PC builds or Xbox 360 builds (despite some hiccups, as seen during the recent NorCal Regionals). It'll be interesting to see which tournaments, if any, decide to adopt the PlayStation 4 build of Ultra Street Fighter IV for future tournaments.
As for the general public, they'll be able to pick the game up on May 26 as a digital download for $24.99. Retail disc versions will not be made available.