Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Street Fighter with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular video game series of all time, Capcom has announced the ultimate tribute to the Street Fighter arcade legacy in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC coming in May 2018. The collection highlights the series’ past in this anthology of 12 iconic titles with arcade-perfect balancing, including the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

Players will be able to take the fight online in four of the classic titles for even more gameplay options, including Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. Players can recreate the classic arcade gaming experience by competing against the CPU while waiting for friends in online battles where they can put their fighting skills to the ultimate test. Lobbies support up to four players waiting to climb up the ranks through Ranked Matches. Each title will also have their own Global leaderboards and the “rewind” tech ensures low-latency online battles.

With the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, fans can re-visit historic moments from the series, including the introduction of two of gaming’s most famous heroes - Ryu and Ken in the original Street Fighter, and explore the timeline of events that helped create one of the world’s leading fighting game series. Fans can take a walk down memory lane in the Museum and view stunning pieces of concept art, scroll through character bios and uncover little known facts behind each game release with an interactive timeline. Audiophiles can also sit back and relax while listening to the most memorable Street Fighter tunes in the Music Player.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will have a simultaneous release in May 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC both digitally and at retail (console versions only).

Thanks to B31knight and Nicolauscamp for the heads up!


Sun Dec 10 17 06:25pm
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Holy shit!...............
If they add cross platform play, with at least, xbox one and pc, that would be incredible.

Hadouken!!! *punches you in the face*.

Looks like Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is going to probably get a price drop then.

I feel bad for whoever bought this game already. It was already a rip-off to begin with but now with this coming out...yikes...

Another game to add to the ever growing 2018 Switch line-up. Though Capcom needs to seriously release some new games for Switch as every title they have released has been a port or collection. The only new game they're releasing on Switch is Mega Man 11.

Why are people saying this?
USF2 is a remaster, this is a collection of ports.
USF2 also included a lot of bonus content that won't be on this collection.
Sounds more like rationalizing USF2 as not worth it because it's an exclusive.
This collection is also being made by Digital Eclipse, which is a huge red flag.
I do hope they make these games work properly this time and don't just ship
something half-assed like the Legacy Collection 1.

I'm actually good with just USF2. Street Fighter II is the only one I liked anyway.

Mon Dec 11 17 09:50am
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USF2 is a cheap, garbage remaster, the graphics have been stitched together from wrong resolution assets in the most amateur, lazy fashion, it lacks details from the already ugly, messy HD remix, and the retro mode has hideous image scaling and forced border art.

The bonus features are bare bones and the Hado mode is a complete, broken, free-mobile-game-caliber waste of cart space.

USF2 is overpriced shit and Capcom did NOT care. You're damn right I feel ripped off, even before this compilation was announced.

Aw, dude please chill and just sell your copy if you already haven‘t. If you bought it digital though, well, shit happens.

Never regretted my purchase of USF2. It lacks a little in content and removing the mini games was just a stupid idea, but my Switch is telling me I currently play for over 10 hours. It is still a much better game, even in this day and age, compared to Street Fighter V.

So, don‘t compare a Remaster with a collection of arcade ports. Anyway, this is a great package. SNK released something similar on the PSP with King of Fighters and Midway with their arcade games including Mortal Kombat, also on the PSP. Downside was, most of the emulations performed horribly. Hope Capcom will deliver a smooth experience. Really surprised they added even the original Street Fighter.

Guess Europe will get a special ultra digital edition from these pricks handling the release.

Sun Dec 10 17 08:10pm
Rating: 1

Don't feel bad, I've quite enjoyed my time with the game. It was a great upgrade. I'll pick up this collection as well.

Speaking of ports and collections, I am still hoping we get the Disney Afternoon Collection.

Also, you should be thanking those people who bought it, or else I don't think they would have ported this over (or shown Capcom that there is a demand on Switch).

Sun Dec 10 17 06:39pm
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Shoryuken!! qk, hk, Hadoken!

No Ingrid, no buy.

(...I'll buy it at launch anyways)

Having this show up on Switch is REALLY nice. It's portable versions of decades worth of Street Fighter games, with likely no discernible drop in visual quality for being on the Switch. All it's missing is a good D-pad. Sad

But I think I'll get it. Being able to play any Street Fighter before 4 anywhere I want is too tempting. And I absolutely loved 3.

Mon Dec 11 17 02:43am
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I play SamShoIV and Mark of the Wolves on the pro controller d-pad and it works fine. Also it's worth noting that the stick works surprisingly well for a stick in a fighting game and that the small sticks of the joycons work ok to be honest, only the charge attacks are a bit tricky to pull off.

My point is overall the Switch is the console that offers the best and the most versatile options to play a 2d fighting game. Let's be honest for a second the Xbox one controller is no better than the pro and the only reason why the horrendous Sony d-pad is still around is because fanboys have been used to its crap factor over years of thinking the PlayStation was the second coming.

Nice. We are finnaly getting an official option to play A3 online.

pretty much what I hoped for. Online and a lower price from new retail games, it's pretty much a lock.

I hope it's all on the cartridge.....

It will be. The largest game in the collection is only 78mb and all the Street Fighter II versions are 12mb and under. Capcom should be able to fit it all on a pretty small cartridge even with all the artwork and bonus stuff.

3rd strike portable!!!! that's it!!!

I hope we get a physical release in Europe and cross platform online play would be nice too. I felt sorry for anyone who bought SFII back at launch with its extortionate price, now I feel even more sorry for them.

I really don't get Capcom. The Switch gets this but doesnt get the DMC trilogy that was announced earlier this week... I assume Okami couldnt be made in time for Switch but idk what their excuse is for DMC.At least they are showing some support but their decisions are so random.

Well now Nintendo only needs to get SFV at some point (SFIV was on the 3DS).

Still surpassing the spritework of some of these games must be hard, since it kinda looks fresher than what was in SFIV.

SFV was funded by Sony, so it can't release on Switch. It seems Capcom made a deal so it could at least release on PC.

Hmm, interesting. Well, you can't win all of them. Kinda like how Nintendo has locked on Bayonetta except for the original.

Sun Dec 10 17 08:39pm
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Seems unlikely seeing as Sony co-financed SF5.

Will definitely buy this, $40 is a good price too.

Great for Nintendo Switch but it is NOT really an Anniversary celebration without SF IV. What's wrong with you, Capcom?

It's collecting the arcade games. Not the console only games.

But there was arcade versions of SF IV, I saw an arcade machine of the original SF IV around here.

Well yeah, technically there's an arcade version but it's based off the Console releases, which makes it a downgrade of sorts. I know the other arcade games had extra features in their home ports, but USFIV has a lot more content than what the arcade version allows. Though now that you mention arcade releases of home console games, that does make the lack of Hyper Street Fighter II a bit of a shame

Oh, I didnt know that. Thanks for clarifying that up.

The value of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Switch following this announcement:

Expect a run on Ebay and other such sites with people quickly trying to off-load the game before this announcement becomes general knowledge and long before Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection arrives when it'll then become pretty much worthless.

But isn't this perspective undermining that, as great as these games are as well as having them all in one, they're still old while Ultra is actually a new game in the SFII series; however lazy it may be, and exclusive at that, for now. So I'm not sure why anyone would think of this as a replacement to Ultra.

What? No Street Fighter EX? Pass.

Day one and I'll be buying this one digital. I bought Ultra SFII day one and my only regret was that it wasn't digital. Having SFII on my Switch at all times would have been awesome. Now we get Third Strike?! Damn, I'm so hyped up for May!

Don't get your hopes up guys. I'm happy that this is announced but I also know how random the quality of these SF collections have been over the various versions that already exist.

Wait for the reviews. And the real ones too.

Maybe, but are we talking about badness like Silent Hill or Master Chief Collection online struggles? Or more like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 uneven display or DMC censoring type of changes.

Will wait and see but it seems the worse could be if some versions of some games play better than the others, which is a thing that could actually appear in discussion forums being loud about the "right" way to play Street Fighter.

No, more something along the lines of bad emulation process. Bad framerates , uneven display for example yes. But I mean it is difficult to accept knowing it is emulation of arcade games from years ago. Now I know arcade is never easy to emulate but they have had years of potentially copying what has been done by the fan community emulation-wise and even perfect it if they wanted to. So it's still a hard pill to swallow when they release someting as a "celebration" and they seem to have so little respect for the orignal material that they're not even capable of making it as awesome as it should be. It's nothing that makes the games unplayble, sure, but come on, it should not even be a concern.

And also, I'm not a hardcore vs fighting gamer, but it is SF3.3 we're talking about. I'm pretty sure some more capable players would argue that fiddling with the framerate actually completely destroys their playstyle.

I suppose is a conundrum about what's acceptable if the ideal version isn't achievable. I mean if it's about frames of difference I probably will not notice, but hardcore players will (59 Mario Kart 8 fps, that apparently can be noticed for example). There's also things like input lag, or like you said, speed and graphical hiccups.

I think when the time comes, if it's not something as jarring, it'll be more a thing of choosing your battles if you can deal with things that don't turn out right. I mean in a less bad scenario, it could come down to one of these games being bad and the other playing very well. Then it'll depend if you liked more that particular entry.

Sure nobody is going to care too much if SF's emulation (the first one I mean) is not too well executed.
Still I consider this pretty good news and I really hope they're going to do the games justice. If it is the case, I'll be all over it.

Has Nintendo said when will they start charging for online play? Seems this may be one of the first games that use it.

It's amazing that it took so long to be releasing an official port of the original Street Fighter!

Mon Dec 11 17 09:02am
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Oh wow, how are they going to fuck this one up?

Let me guess... you can't disable the obnoxious border art nor resize the image, no visual filter/clarity options and the default scale will have grossly uneven pixels.

My expectations are very low, but at least several screenshots show that the borders are optional.


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