While I don’t agree with the new trend of paying for alternate costumes like Capcom has been doing with Street Fighter 4 (and Team Ninja with Dead or Alive recently), but, in general, I do love a good alternate costume. Especially in fighting games. I’d just rather unlock them (like Mileena’s bandage outfit in the last Mortal Kombat), that way everyone knows you worked for it instead of paying for it. I guess I’m in the minority though because Capcom keeps cranking them out.
Case in point: They just released artwork for a handful of alternate costumes in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4. I don’t know if these are planned to be DLC or if they are going to be unlockable in the game, but they do look pretty cool (especially Elena). Check out Gladiator Decapre, Jungle Elena, Pirate Poison, Medieval Hugo, and Wizard Rolento after the jump and let me know what you guys think.
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01”