Celebrate 30 years of fighting game history with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, coming on May 29, 2018 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam! Continue reading for a reminder of the 12 iconic titles and various modes this collection contains, as well as an exclusive bonus for the Nintendo Switch.
The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection contains 12 iconic titles in the series that each have their place in Street Fighter history. Four of these titles will include online play as noted below:
Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting – Online Play
Super Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo – Online Play
Street Fighter Alpha
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Online Play
Street Fighter III
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Online Play
The four games that offer online play also feature a recreation of the classic arcade experience as opponents can challenge you in real time as you play through arcade mode! Once the match with another player ends, you’ll be sent straight back to Arcade Mode. You can adjust the frequency of these online challenges or turn them off completely. Online play also features rollback technology that provides low-latency matches with the ability to adjust your own input latency via the in-game menu.
Whether you’re currently playing Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition or have only experienced the classic Street Fighter II, this collection is for all fans throughout the spectrum. Dive into the Interactive Timeline, Museum, and Music Player to sift through a rich collection of Street Fighter history. For more information on each of these features, visit our announcement blog: Celebrate 30 Years of Street Fighter with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.
The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection contains 12 titles that have each shaped the history of the Street Fighter series by introducing new concepts, gameplay features, and characters. In terms of release date, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike launched way back in 1999 before it was followed by the series’ triumphant return with Street Fighter IV. This is where the pre-order bonus steps in with Street Fighter IV, which revitalized the series with its release and continued the legacy into the millennium! When you pre-order the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam, you’ll receive Ultra Street Fighter IV to complete the series!
Each platform’s pre-order bonus has its own redemption instructions, so make sure you read carefully.
PlayStation 4 – Pre-order the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on PlayStation 4 to receive Ultra Street Fighter IV, the final updated version of the original Street Fighter IV. If you pre-order the physical copy, you’ll receive the game as a digital code on the receipt in North America. For European physical pre-orders, please check with participating retailers for details. If you pre-order the digital copy, you’ll receive the code one to two weeks after May 29.
Xbox One – Pre-order the physical or digital copy to receive two separate codes: one for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and the other for Ultra Street Fighter IV, which is playable due to backwards compatibility. The codes will be on the receipt during in-store pickup of the physical copy in North America. For European physical pre-orders, please check with participating retailers for details. For digital pre-orders, codes will be delivered to the Message Center 7-10 days after launch.
Steam – Pre-order on Steam to receive a digital copy of Ultra Street Fighter IV! The game will automatically appear in your library on launch day, the same time the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection appears.
Nintendo Switch – While there is no pre-order bonus for the Nintendo Switch, it is also the only system that will contain Super Street Fighter II: The Tournament Battle, which allows up to eight players to partake in a local ranked tournament together. More information on this exclusive below!
Street Fighter IV first launched in North America in 2009, an entire decade after Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Upon release, Street Fighter IV received universal acclaim from both players and the media who noted it as a familiar, yet innovative contribution to the series. In 2010, Super Street Fighter IV, was released in the first major update to the game, featuring new modes and characters, including the wildly popular Juri. In 2014, Ultra Street Fighter IV was released and was the final major update that included all previous modes, balance changes, and also introduced five new characters. In a span of five years, Street Fighter IV became a fighting game phenomenon in its own right.
EXCLUSIVE TOURNAMENTS FOR THE NINTENDO SWITCH
The Nintendo Switch version of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will contain an exclusive recreation of Super Street Fighter II: The Tournament Battle, a special arcade-only version of Super Street Fighter II that featured the networking of four arcade cabinets and allowed up to eight players to compete in a bracket-based tournament.
Using local wireless play, you will need four Nintendo Switch systems and eight controllers to start a tournament, which is perfect for a group gathering! In cases where you don’t have eight players, the CPU will take control of the remaining spots to give you the same tournament experience. Once each match begins, the winner and loser will be placed in their respective brackets, followed by a short period of time where players will switch “seats” to face their next opponent in the tournament bracket. This process will continue until a champion is crowned!
Super Street Fighter II: The Tournament Battle takes advantage of the Nintendo Switch, which allows players to bring their systems anywhere and play together. We hope to see you forming tournaments of your own come May 29!
I'm guessing the downvotes are because the Switch version is the only one that doesn't get you a free copy of Ultra Street Fighter 4. And that's understandable... it would have been nice to add that to the collection, especially right as I'm buying every Street Fighter game that chronologically goes before it.
Still, Switch simply didn't have Ultra Street Fighter 4 in the first place so there was not much they could do. What they could have done is give a download code for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. But I suppose they want to keep selling that.
Whatever. I'm excited for this game, and I hope Nintendo eventually puts out a joycon with a real D-pad.
Is the whole game on the Switch cart?
I hate Street Fighter 4 personally, so I don’t care that Switch doesn’t have it. I understand the rationale, as it’s a game the PS4 and Xbone already have and they’ed have to spend time and resources porting it to Switch. It’s very clear by now that “Capcom” and “time and resources” don’t belong in the same sentence as Switch.
What I really want at this point is a wireless controller with six face buttons. I learned fighting games at the arcade so my first choice is a joystick, but since that’s not really feasible for portable play I’d at least like to have a controller in which I don’t have to use L/R triggers to attack. I HATE doing that, it’s the most unnatural feeling in the world. With all the retro-style third-party controllers for Switch, how come nobody has made a ripoff Sega Saturn pad? That’s what I need right now.
I agree. I hate having two of my moves up on the shoulders where they're a bit harder to work into a combo (especially L).
I keep hoping Nintendo starts taking advantage of the potential of the Joycon. I'm hoping we start to see some real variations in their design to suit different kinds of gameplay (and why not? It seems like it would make money). Six buttons on the face would make a lot of sense, and personally I'm hoping for a joycon with a real D-pad.
If people are really acting entitled because the other platforms are giving away a port that already exists on said system (in other words, just a key for an older game, meaning that for the Switch they'd have to port it all from the beginning just to have said preorder bonus) while the Switch at least has an exclusive mode to compensate, then I honestly don't know what to tell people. Street Fighter seems to be the one thing Capcom makes that people love to hate for whatever reason, even though the games are very solid and enjoyable. Really, this is a day one buy for me, although I would have liked if they snuck in a spinoff like Puzzle Fighter as a secret bonus.