A weird split in release dates is about to complicate the tournament scene. What is this shit, Capcom?
EVO 2014 will be played July 11-13 in Las Vegas. Allegedly to feature Ultra Street Fighter IV as one of the top games... well Capcom is cutting it close saying now that USF4 will be available as a DLC upgrade to AE2012 only in early June and if you want the full-on disk version you're gonna have to wait until August. (Also, if you're on PC, you have to wait too).
"Right now, we are hard at work to bring the game to all of our fans as soon as possible, and want to ensure there is enough time that players can practice to compete at Evolution 2014. As such, the digital upgrade will be available in early June for $14.99 (€14.99) on PS3 and Xbox 360. Following shortly after in August, is the digital upgrade for PC at $14.99 (€14.99), as well as the PS3 and Xbox360 full digital bundle and retail versions, which include all previously-released costumes for $39.99 (€39.99). Since our PC fans have to wait longer for the content, we have a special deal where they can get the full digital bundle including all of the previously-released costumes for only $29.99 (€29.99), also in August."
Well this is some bullshit. Now we need the DLC on each of our stations or just tell everybody "Sorry, wait until August when the disk version comes out". Putting the DLC on every station is a pain in the ass and was the reason the full retail version featuring all the costumes on a disk got such big applause when announced. Now MR Wizard is going to have to install DLC on every box before EVO, not to mention the game not releasing until only a few weeks before EVO? Is this shit going to fly? Why can't they just print the disks? What's the hold up? Get Ono-san off of that stupid "Deep Down" PS4 bullshit and get him back over here to fix this mess!