Capcom has announced a new Edition Select mode for Ultra Street Fighter IV.
The special multiplayer mode will allow players to choose any version of any character from the Street Fighter IV series, complete with their original balancing settings.
This means anyone unhappy with the way a character was rebalanced in subsequent versions of Street Fighter IV will be able to play with the older version before the rebalancing took place.
Each character (where possible) will have the following versions available:
- Street Fighter IV (original)
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
- Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012
- Ultra Street Fighter IV
This is not the first time Capcom has offered a mode like this. Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, released on PS2 and Xbox in 2003, let players choose between the Street Fighter II, Champion Edition, Turbo, Super or Super Turbo versions of each character.