Saturday, 20 September 2014


Capcom have always been a bit rigid when it comes to their Street Fighters. Move sets are written in stone and only ever lightly embellished for super attacks. Guile, for instance, hasn't evolved much beyond his basic sonic boom / flash kick arsenal.

Not everybody takes this approach with fighting games. SNK remixed their King of Fighters characters year on year, dumping traditional ground and air specials to keep their characters fresh and bizarre.

Capcom are finally following SNK's example with their free Omega DLC for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Ken's throwing fireballs with his kicks, Dhalsim has zero recovery time and Guile's got a command kick combination. The animations are a little rougher too, lending everything an impressionistic, bootleg ROM feel.

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