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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection announced for Switch, launches in May 2018

by Oliver BrandtDecember 11, 2017

As if 3 collections of Mega Man games for the Switch weren’t enough, Capcom has decided to grace us with an even bigger collection.

Announced via official social media channels earlier today, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will launch in May of 2018, and comes with a whopping 12(!!) games:

  • 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: 3rd Strike

On top of that, four of those titles — Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike — will feature online multiplayer, with both casual and ranked matches. And if that’s not enough reason to get excited, games with online play will feature “rewind technology,” allowing you to compensate for input latency, so you’ll never be the victim of crappy Australian internet.

You can read the full release information below, or scroll past it to see a gallery of awesome screenshots, and even a trailer!

In 1987, the fighting game genre was forever changed when Street Fighter appeared in arcades around the world. Over 60 characters, 80 titles, 40 million units sold, and 30 years later, we’re celebrating this momentous feat with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC!

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection contains 12 iconic titles in the series that each have their place in Street Fighter history:

  • 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: 3rd Strike

Online Play – Have the desire to duke it out against fighters around the world? Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike are all playable online! In addition to Ranked and Casual Matches, up to four players can join a lobby where they can play against the CPU while waiting for their next match – a throwback to those days of waiting for a second player to challenge you in the arcades. Each of these titles will have their own global leaderboard to ensure bragging rights can be proved. Online play also features “rewind” technology that provides low-latency matches with the ability to adjust your own input latency via the in-game menu.

Museum – Bask in the nostalgic feels of Street Fighter in the Museum, a collection of stunning concept art, pitch documents, and little-known facts behind each game’s release.

Interactive Timeline – Who needs time travel when you have the Interactive Timeline where you can browse all 30 years of Street Fighter and see how the series has evolved.

Character Bios – Did you know Chun-Li likes crepes? See how your favorite characters have changed over time by reading up on their backgrounds, stories, and personal traits. You can even view each character’s sprites and animations in each title!

Music Player – You won’t just see the history, you’ll also be able to hear it through the Music Player, so sit back and let the retro notes of memorable Street Fighter tracks flow through your ears. Find out if Guile’s Theme really does go with everything (It does)!

Save States – Don’t worry about abandoning the fight in single-player modes! You can save your progress and resume at any time for any of the 12 titles.

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About The Author
Oliver Brandt

Digital game collector and impulse spender.
I write reviews and report on cool Nintendo stuff. Also the number one Minecraft guy on the team. Mine Cart Madness is the worst thing to happen to video games.

3 Comments
  • Jim
    December 11, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I actually came here expecting total disappointment.

    This collection is really good, wow!

  • DarkScythe13
    December 11, 2017 at 9:07 am

    This sounds awesome. I would totally buy this for USF2’s price because this at least had the content to back it up.

  • Brodie
    December 12, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I just wish they were going to be the ‘best versions of the games’. Sometimes arcade perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it’s missing characters, has glitches and isn’t the polished beast it could be.

    Yes, I’m worried about Alpha 3. It’s the main reason I’m buying this. The other is to be terrible at Third Strike on the go.

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