Street Fighter fans are in for a treat, as Capcom has announced a monster of a collection of the game’s 30th anniversary. And it’s not just all Street Fighter II.
I can’t say I’ve ever played the original “Street Fighter”. Then again, I’m sure that could be said for many a fighting game fan, since the series really didn’t take off till its sequel, the legendary SFII. A crazy start for a set of games that are icons in every way. All those sequels and revisions would make for one heck of a collection, no?
That’s what Capcom is hoping anyway. Just last night, the publisher announced a massive collection for the series. And it’s heading to consoles next year. Oh, and I’m not being hyperbolic, I mean massive. No, seriously, check out what’s included in this one:
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.
That’s a beastly set of games, one that contains pretty much everything that the franchise has offered, right up to SFIV. The 30th Anniversary Collection is kind of Capcom fighting game heaven, and it looks awesome.
Now, that’s a lot of Street Fighter games, but there’s more to this than just gameplay.
The 30th Anniversary Collection will also stock an audio player, a museum, and some kind of interactive “timeline” of the game’s overarching narrative. That one sounds particularly neat.
Expect online gameplay here too, though not for every game. Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Alpha 3 and Third Strike are all set to be playable over the net.
Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection will arrive for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch this coming May.