Capcom has Ultra Street Fighter IV up and available for free this weekend on Steam. Gamers who have not already given the game a try can do so this weekend completely free of charge. The game is also 66% off so if you decide that you like what you've played you can purchase the game for the low-low price of only $10.
The free weekend is promoted on Steam at the moment for Ultra Street Fighter IV. If you don't own the game you can pick it up for 66% off the normal price for only $10.19. If you do already own the original Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, you can upgrade your copy to the Ultra Street Fighter IV rendition at 66% off for only $5.09.
In addition to the base game being discounted by 66% off, all of the game's additional DLC are also discounted. This includes the Ultra Street Fighter IV: 2014 Challengers Costume Pack and the Ultra Street Fighter IV: Shoryuken Vacation Pack.
Capcom has been rolling out DLC for the game for years and now they have it spaced across various compilation packs and bundles.
Ultra Street Fighter IV came out last August, following on Capcom's previous re-release of the game as Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, which was actually a re-release of Super Street Fighter IV, which was a re-release of Street Fighter IV. The different iterations of the game are about identical to how Capcom handled the original Street Fighter II, which had various iterations as well, including Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Figher II Hyper Edition, Super Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II: Championship Edition... to name but a few.
Capcom is notorious for re-releasing their games in multiple iterations, usually a new one every year or a new one every six months. It took them seven years before they actually released Street Fighter III.
At the moment they're hard at work on Street Fighter V. The game is scheduled to release on PC and PS4 in 2016. The title takes advantage of today's tech by giving the characters a complete visual overhaul. No longer do they have the cartoony, watercolor-inspired look from Street Fighter IV.
The new game has had a few characters revealed, including Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, a very physically altered and much darker Charlie Nash, Birdie and a completely overhauled Ken Masters. Ken, by the way, has probably been the most polarizing and talked about character so far, only because some people are really all-in on his new new hairdo and under-armor getup. As far a his moves go, there's only positivity surrounding his new flaming kick abilities and his distinct separation from Ryu in this newest game. But that's a year away from release.
For now, gamers who have not already managed to get a taste of Street Fighter IV or any of its following iterations can get in on the action this weekend, for free. Ultra Street Fighter IV can be acquired from over on the Steam store.