Capcom has unveiled new battle systems for Ultra Street Fighter 4.
USF4 has what's called the Ultra Combo Double. In previous versions of the fighting game, before a match you can choose between your Ultra 1 and Ultra 2 combos. In Ultra, there's a third option: Ultra Combo Double, which lets you use either Ultra combo.
There's a downside, though, as designer Tomoaki Ayano explained on Capcom Unity
. Pick Ultra Combo Double and your Ultra combos do less damage than normal.
"Having both Ultras available will give you new ways to press your opponent, limit their options, and expand your fighting strategies," Ayano said.
The Red Focus Attack in action.
Also new is the Red Focus Attack, which absorbs multiple attacks but burns Super meter.
"Since it uses meter you'll have to put some careful thought into how you use it," Ayano said.
The Red Focus Attack has a red glow, so you can tell it apart. Like the normal Focus Attack, it can be dash cancelled.
"Our vision is that Dual Ultra Combos will give you more offensive options, while the Red Focus Attack will give you more defensive options," Ayano said.