Planned to be available June 15, the add-on brings a fairly powerful tournament organization and operation system to the game.
Tournaments can be run as either a full-size eight-player bracket or half that with four players. An additional ninth (or fifth) player can serve as the tournament administrator hosting and certifying the matches without competing. For larger events organizers can coordinate multiple brackets to accommodate groups in increments of four.
Along with making it easy to get impromptu friendly fights setup, the new Tournament Mode should be a boon for organized online competition. To that end, Capcom has built-in the ability to award champion belts to winners of official tournaments. Like prize fighters, champions will have to defend their belt every time a title bout is called or forfeit it. And of course the current reigning champion will have the belt displayed as a badge of honor on their profile. One of the first of these is named the "sign of the warrior" but they stressed that there will be a number of belts and challenge brackets to earn them.
Awesome. Too bad SF4 original never got a proper multiplayer update... It's still pretty crappy.
Definitely looking forward to this. Already preordered on 360.
ya pre-ordered mine this morning with some luck and a lot of sucky sucky I might be able to go home with it before Tuesday