New Gameplay Mode coming to USF2: “Way of the Hado.”

Have you ever wanted to fight exactly like how the Street Fighter characters do? Well, your dream is about to become a reality!

Yesterday, Capcom dropped a post on the Capcom Unity blog to share a new gameplay mode coming to Ultra Street Fighter 2. This mode is called “Way of the Hado.”

Based on images shared via the blog, Way of the Hado is an interactive mode that allows the player to execute attacks by performing animated movements in real life. The player holds the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con in their hands while moving their arms in motions similar to Ryu when he performs his signature fireball, spin kick or even the legendary Dragon Punch.

In other words…like with the Kinect for the Xbox family, you can take matters into your own hands!

Full descriptions on how to perform each move will be available in Training Mode, but here are some quick examples:

  • Hadoken: Ryu’s signature fireball attack. This is performed by holding the Joy-Con controllers sideways and then thrusting forward with both your hands. Useful for combating enemies from a distance.

  • Tatsumaki Senpukyaku: Ryu’s spin kick attack. Hold the Joy-Con controllers upright in front of yourself and then rotate your hips from side to side to perform a spinning kick that knocks away multiple enemies at a close distance.

  • Shoryuken: Ryu’s most damaging special attack sends a clenched fist upwards towards an enemy’s chin to send them flying. To perform this attack, keep one arm still while you punch the other into the air in an upwards arc.

  • Shinku Hadoken: Ryu’s super attack. It is performed by doing the same motion as a Hadoken while holding both the SL and SR buttons down. However, you must fill up your Super Meter first or you cannot perform this attack.

When your training is complete, you can engage in combat with the soldiers of Shadaloo at their home base. As you repel each wave of enemies, you will earn experience points. These can be used to boost your stats such as your health, attack power, speed, defense, etc.

At the end of your road, you will come face-to-face with none other than the evil M. Bison himself. Defeat him and your journey is complete!

Exciting, isn’t it? You won’t have to wait long to take on this exciting trial, because the Nintendo Switch hits retail stores on March 3, 2017! Ultra Street Fighter 2 will be included with the launch titles for the Switch, so go pre-order it and get ready to FIGHT!

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