The main difference between now and then is that there’s several more mechanics being added to the game this time around than there were in AE, which no new mechanics were added.
We definitely won’t see the highest caliber play in this one just due to the fact that lots of things regarding delayed wake-up, red focus, and double ultra aren’t fully going to be figured out.
I’ll say that anyone that gets the arcade version (Re: Japan) is going to have a really good chance at winning. I’m seriously hoping Korea gets a cabinet. Even if it’s just one and only at CafeId or Cong, then it’s whatever.