‘Street Fighter’ Vs ‘Mortal Kombat’ — Could Capcom’s Franchise Outshine Its Gory Competitor Once More?

The Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat war is about to hit console users right where it counts. With the recent release of Mortal Kombat X and gamers’ mixed feelings about it, the recent announcement of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PlayStation 4 next month seems like a well-timed answer.

This is no consolation for Xbone users though, even if successive releases of 2016’s Street Fighter 5 might still hit the Xbox One anyway. Microsoft’s camp won’t see Street Fighter again until probably 2017, if Capcom does the same thing with SF5 that it’s done with its flagship fighter since the early 90s.

Here are the numbers and general facts supporting each side of the Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat war for now.

Number of characters:

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 has a total of 44 playable characters, even though several of them are “evil” versions of previous fighters such as Ryu, and variations from the past. It also introduced the debatably new character Decapre, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
  • Mortal Kombat X has a total of 29 playable characters, with rumors of new characters being added later as DLC, such as Sindel, Baraka, and Rain. Some of the current characters can be bought as DLC, such as the pre-order bonus Goro, as well as film favorites Predator and Jason Voorhees.

Special moves:

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 doesn’t hold anything back, as every special move is available the instant the game starts. There are no shortcuts to the more powerful “super” attacks though: You have to fight for the new moves.
  • Mortal Kombat X offers three variations on every character in the game, each of which uses different special moves, and you can download or unlock the ability to perform “easy” fatalities.

Price:

  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 will only cost $24.99, but won’t include a physical disc. However, the entire game is included in the download, and it’s only available for PlayStation 4 (not Xbox One). It’s already been on Xbox 360 and PS3 though.
  • Mortal Kombat X is currently $59.99, and can be bought on disc or as a download for all current Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Give it a year and the price will likely drop to $39.99 for the physical disc, as is the trend with older games.

This round of Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat appears to favor Capcom, though if you prefer to unlock items and buy extra characters, or own the Xbox One, NetherRealm might offer the best option.

Which game has you more excited, or are you holding out for the next game to decide the winner in the Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat war?

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