Showing posts with label Street Fighter II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Street Fighter II. Show all posts

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

Capcom is bringing back Street Fighter V in-game ads for their partnership deal with Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO.

A while ago developer/publisher Capcom has introduced in-game advertising within Street Fighter V, fifth mainline release from their popular fighting game series Street Fighter and was eventually removed upon negative fan-response.

Of course, people were still skeptical that it may only be a temporary move they pulled off and might return anytime in the foreseeable future. Capcom has brought back that function today to promote a Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO UT.

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Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

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After collaborating with major video game companies like Blizzard and Nintendo in past, the clothing shop has shifted focus on popular characters of the Street Fighter franchise. Their collection of tees will be mostly comprised of classic victory quotes and screen from SF series.

Their initial design lineup features characters like Akuma, Bison, Cammy, Chun Li, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Guile, Ken, Ryu and Sagat from the 90's legendary arcade game Street Fighter II and current flagship title Street Fighter V.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Designs

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UNIQLO UT is looking at this Spring window to launch their twelve different Street Fighter UT collection designs in stores and online alongside Capcom Cup 2019 event. They also released some spectacular promotional artwork to compliment their upcoming clothing line.

As part of their partnership program, advertisements are returning once again in exchange for some in-game currency "Fight Money" to allow them, which could otherwise be gained via gameplay but a lot differently this time.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Promo Artwork

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Showing ads on character outfits, loading screens and stages was criticized and heavily rejected by fans saying the feature is ruining the aesthetic of the game that was already troubled with series of issues from when it launched.

However, they are returning to show UNIQLO's logo on Capcom Pro Tour-themed stages and everywhere else they used to, except for the characters this time. Apparently, they have learned a lesson from receiving unwanted fan backlash from last time.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

It's been 30 years that Capcom's most celebrated fighting game series Street Fighter is entertaining us with one title after another. During 2017's Capcom Cup, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was officially announced as an anthology of 12 fan-favorite games but what we had for a release date was May 2018 and no specific day until now. Yes, we now know that the game will be released on May 29, 2018 and every fans waiting for the title are as thrilled as us.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

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Below is a recently released short clip from Capcom announcing the release date and some few other great things about Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for you to check out.




Needless to mention that players are way too excited for the game because it packs years of nostalgia in one set that allows you to enjoy all those retro era games from the Street Fighter series on modern day gaming platforms. Some of the most essential titles like the Street Fighter Alpha Series and Street Fighter Turbo Series have made it to the anthology. You do not need to unlock any of these games and they all are available to play from the start.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Titles

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Among these greatest releases, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is up for online multiplayer. Another aspect that is common for these four titles are that they all are final installments of their cycle. The rules for the multiplayer is that, four players will go online and two of them will engage in a match while the other watching and wait for their turn.

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This all feels like a re-creation of the arcade feel, where you are faced by challengers during a fight with the AI. The only difference is, it's all online now. Whenever you are done with your opponent, you get back to face the CPU controlled characters. You can turn this on and off at your will to complete the whole game without someone interrupting you with a challenge in the middle of an ongoing fight. However, this is probably the closest they will be able to give us that nostalgic arcade vibe.

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Concept Art Museum

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It will be near-impossible to find a fan of the Street Fighter series that haven't played Street Fighter II, the game which redefined fighting game genre forever. The in-game Museum of this anthology pack let's you discover a lot than you already know about the game through documents, concept art and sprites. Any game of the Street Fighter Alpha series or Street Fighter III features the gameplay evolution of the franchise for you. Also, all the above mentioned sections are unlocked from the very beginning to save you from trouble.

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Street Fighter Gameplay Evolution

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the latest addition to this collection and even that happened nearly 14 years ago, in 2004 and probably the last one using 2D design sprites. Street Fighter V is currently the final release of the entire series and they have added an "Arcade Mode" lately. So, to bridge up between the classics and the modern era, Capcom has an offer to make. With your pre-order of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will get Ultra Street Fighter IV completely free!


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If you are going for the physical copy pre-order then you will receive a digital code for the free game and this is how it will go in North America. In case of digital purchase, the code will arrive exactly two weeks after the release of the anthology pack, which is priced only $39.99. Ultra Street Fighter IV is the updated final version for Street Fighter IV containing 44 playable characters, which initially debuted on all platforms in 2009.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

The franchise that has ushered a new age of revolution on arcade is Capcom's fighting video game series of Street Fighter. Yes, other series like Mortal Kombat and The King of Fighters have undoubtedly contributed a lot as well. Back in December 2017, Capcom announced a collection of Street Fighter games to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the series titled Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

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Below is the announcement trailer for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection showcasing the amazing titles filled with the flavor of nostalgia for fighting game lovers.




The collection is simply an anthology of 12 glorious titles from the Street Fighter franchise since it begins in 1987. That includes the hazy designs of the first game from the series to the intense designs of the Alpha series are all packed in one combo pack. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the four titles that supports online multiplayer. You can even turn on widescreen mode in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.

We have a pre-release brief glimpse at the game courtesy of PlayStation Underground, as guys from Capcom plays from the 12 different games and shares insight about the release.




This one is the first official video of the gameplay of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection where someone actually played it, if we do not include the announcement trailer as it was a few in-game footages. This collection is definitely the best conversion of the arcade versions that you've played and the developers tried their best to keep the arcade vibe as intact as possible. Hopefully, fans will be very appreciative of this attempt by Capcom.

Now, aside from all these great games and improved features, there is one unique mode in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch that is not possible to bring in any other platform. Formerly exclusive in Japan, a Tournament Battle mode was available for eight players by linking four Super Street Fighter II cabinets. Now you can re-create that virtual arena by connecting four Switch consoles with the 30th Anniversary Collection installed in them.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is going to come out in May 2018, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arguably, this one is the best way to get lost for a while in the old arcade days indulging into the fantastic charisma of the fighting game saga with all those legendary fighters. Plus, you have other features like concept arts, music archives and sprite viewers in an interactive timeline. All things that we know till now make us believe that the 30th anniversary collection is as arcade-perfect as it can get.