Capcom has today released details of the new, upcoming Street Fighter, 30th Anniversary Collection in a press release as they prepare to celebrate one of the world’s most popular video game series.
Capcom announced the what they are calling the ultimate tribute to the Street Fighter arcade legacy with the huge Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming up for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC in May 2018.
Capcom shared some of what the collection will highlight which includes an anthology of 12 iconic titles with ‘arcade-perfect balancing’. The collection will also contain 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. That’s a hell of a lot of Street Fighter and a collection no die-hard fan can live without.
There will be online play for four of the classic titles including Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. As part of the collection and the celebrations, Capcom wants players to be able to recreate the arcade experience by competing against the CPU while waiting for friends in online lobbies, which is a really cool feature.
Capcom in their press release also released details about other gameplay features. A mechanic they call “rewind” tech they say will ensure low-latency online matches. The ability to revisit historic moments from the series and explore an interactive timeline of events that helped craft the series. Alongside this will be concept art galleries and trivia around the series, character bios and animations and even a music player to explore and revisit your favourite tracks from across the games.
Capcom is certainly cramming in a treasure trove of content for die-hard Street Fighter fans, a collection worthy of such a titan series of games. We’re sure they will be much more to come from Capcom as they gear up to the full release next May so watch this space.