Today, Nintendo (not Capcom!) sent a press release about Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, in order to announce they would distribute the game in Europe and Australia. It’s not really the first time the two companies signed such a deal: they also did the same for the Monster Hunter games on Nintendo 3DS, as well as the original version of Resident Evil Revelations.
Revealed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation January 2017, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is the latest (but most likely not last… this is Capcom we’re talking about after all!) version of the iconic fighting game, Street Fighter II. It offers new control options, various game modes, online play, and more. It features 19 characters, including Violent Ken (brainwashed by M. Bison) and Evil Ryu (who succumbed to darkness).
Here’s the various modes that players will find in this Nintendo Switch version of Street Fighter II:
- In Arcade mode, a single player must defeat 12 warriors on the path to becoming the World Warrior champion
- Prepare for intense co-op battles as two friends can team up in Buddy Battle to throw down new two-player combos and attack their opponents from both sides
- Fight locally against a friend or against the CPU in Versus mode
- Go online and fight against the best players across the world in either ranked or casual matches
- Brush up on old skills – or learn new ones – in the training mode before taking on new challengers
- In the brand new mode called Way of the Hado, players can play a unique first-person mode and experience what it’s like to be Ryu. By using motion controls to perform moves, players can fight off an onslaught of opponents using the iconic Shoryuken (dragon punch), Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (hurricane kick), and Ryu’s fireball super combo, Shinku Hadoken
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers also has a cool feature for newcomers: Lite Controls (showcased in a previous episode of Capcom TV).
Just like in Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, players can perform special moves and combos simply by touching the touchscreen, though in that game, it’s also possible to press a single button instead. Naturally, hardcore fans will not look any further than the Pro controls, with the traditional controls they know so well.
Also showcased in a previous episode of Capcom TV: Colour Editor. It’s a feature that lets you customise the colour of the various fighters. Here’s two videos from today’s episode of Capcom TV, showcasing it:
Ultra Street Fighters II: The Final Challengers also offers some extra features such as:
- the ability to choose between the classics graphics or HD visuals
- a replay feature, to show off your best combos
- a gallery with over 1 400 highly detailed illustrations (from the Street Fighter Artworks: Supremacy book)
- and more…
Here’s some more gameplay footage for the game, from today’s episode of Capcom TV:
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) will be released on May 26th, worldwide.