Capcom is striving to make “everybody a threat” in Ultra Street Fighter 4, the company’s senior product manager Matt Dahlgren recently told Siliconera.
“Our philosophy this time around has been to make everybody a threat,” Dahlgren told Siliconera. “We don’t want to say these characters are the best in the game and nerf them—that isn’t fair to the players that put a lot of time and effort in learning those tactics. The super powerful characters will have slight modifications, but our real intent is to take the lesser used characters and make them an equal threat as the top tier characters.”
During the interview, assistant battle director Peter Rosas specifically mentioned how Capcom is addressing player complaints about T-Hawk—specifically the character’s speed (or lack thereof) and the need to rebalance T-Hawk to focus less on his command throw.
Ultra Street Fighter 4 was announced during Evo 2013 earlier this month. In addition to tweaks and rebalancing, the downloadable add-on for Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 will also introduce Elena, Rolento, Poison, Hugo, and an unnamed mystery character when it launches sometime 2014.