If you are a Street Fighter maestro then we have some good news for you. In celebration of the Street Fighter franchise’s big old anniversary, Capcom has announced the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection that will bring twelve classic iterations of the brawler to the PlayStation 4.
The compilation will be available next year, with a current window of May 2018.
The twelve titles that have made the shortlist are:
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. Street Fighter III: Third Strike.
Did anyone say Street Fighter? Wow, that was a mouthful. Anyway, on with the details.
Out of the twelve, four will feature online play with ranked and casual play modes, and those all important leaderboards. And a new “rewind” technological advancement will minimise that dreaded lag; low latency matches are guaranteed with adjustable latency available for that ultimate experience. The four online compatible titles are Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike.
But Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will also come jam-packed with special features, as the studio explained:
Journey through the Interactive Timeline where you can browse all 30 years of Street Fighter and see how the series has evolved. The Museum contains stunning concept art, pitch documents, and little-known facts behind each game’s release. You can also explore all your favourite character’s bios and discover the story behind the fighter. Finally, sit back and let the nostalgic notes of memorable Street Fighter tracks flow through your ears as you imagine yourself watching each fight in person.
Are you looking forward to punching lumps out of the past? Or do you prefer its modern incarnation, Street Fighter V?