There’s a 12-Game Classic Street Fighter Collection Coming in 2018St
Over the course of 2017, we've seen increasing numbers of upright arcade games for sale, reworked for modern consoles. It looks like 2018 is going to start in a similar way with the announcement that a 12-game Street Fighter collection is being released. It will be available in May 2018.
The special release is to mark Street Fighter turning 30 – the first version of the game appeared in arcades at the end of August 1987. It quickly became a classic, particularly with the release of Street Fighter II in 1991. In fact, Street Fighter is a one-on-one fighting game that effectively launched a genre.
The Impact of Street Fighter
The Street Fighter franchise has been hugely successful too, selling over half a million arcade machines down through the years in addition to 40 million versions of the game for various consoles, as well as for PC.
Capcom aims to grow these sales even further by tapping into the expanding market for retro games. It released an arcade edition of Street Fighter V earlier in 2016, but it has now gone a stage further by giving retro gamers the full classic Street Fighter experience.
Check out the trailer for the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection below:
12 Arcade Classics
Capcom says the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will deliver “arcade perfect gameplay”. It will be available on the Switch as well as PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The 12 games included 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: 3rd Strike
In addition to full arcade versions of the above games, there are also other features. This includes online multiplayer capabilities for four of the games: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, and Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting.
There will also be a museum mode. This includes character bios, Street Fighter facts, and cool looking concept art.
If Street Fighter isn’t your thing, though, there are plenty of other classic games you can play, including many in a real arcade format. Check out our collection of arcade machines today.