Capcom has released a new trailer for Ultra Street Fighter IV which showcases two new mechanics being added to the game, Ultra Combo Double and Red Focus Attack.
Ultra Combo Double allows players to select both of their character’s Ultra Combo moves at the beginning of the fight, but at the cost of reduced damage. “Before the match starts you’re able to choose between your Ultra I and Ultra II combos,” designer Tomoaki Ayano explains.
“In Ultra we’ve added a third option, “Ultra Combo Double.” As the name suggests, once you’ve built up your revenge gauge you’ll be able to use either Ultra combo! The downside to this is that the Ultra will do less damage than it normally does.
“Having both Ultras available will give you new ways to press your opponent, limit their options, and expand your fighting strategies.”
Next up is Red Focus Attack, which is a stronger version of the existing Focus Attack that can absorb more hits. “It uses up Super meter, but can absorb multiple attacks. Since it uses meter you’ll have to put some careful thought into how you use it. As the name implies you can distinguish it by its red glow. Just like the regular Focus Attack, the Red Focus Attack can also be dash cancelled,” according to Ayano.
“Our vision is that Dual Ultra Combos will give you more offensive options, while the Red Focus Attack will give you more defensive options.”