Update – Check out some gameplay footage for this Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers mode (called Way of the Hado) in this post!
The Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 took place on January 13th, 2017, and a surprising announcement was made there. Capcom announced that, 26 years after the original, Street Fighter II would get yet another updated version, called Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (as part of the celebrations for the 30th Anniversary of the series).
This updated version features two “new” characters (Evil Ryu and Violent Ken), two separate graphic styles (including HD visuals, done by Udon Entertainment), online play, and various other features.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will be featured in Famitsu this week, with various details about the game. The magazine will share some about a brand new game mode, where players get to control Ryu in first-person. It’s not clear whether Ryu will be the only character playable in this mode, but that’s certainly what Famitsu’s wording implies.
Thanks to the usual leaks, we already have some additional details about this mode, which sees Ryu fight off waves of Shadaloo soldiers. Players use both Joy-Cons to pull off Ryu’s signature moves (such as Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku / Hurricane Kick) The Famitsu preview below shows a screenshot of that first-person mode.
The Famitsu leaks also mentions two additional modes (only found in this version of the game):
- Gallery Mode, with illustrations from the official Street Fighter Art Works book;
- Color Edit, which lets you edit the appearance of your fighter. You can go and play online with your modified fighter, if you want;
- a Practice Mode, where you can learn how to pull off finishers.
Players will be able to strengthen their fighter using experience points obtained by progressing through the game.
Famitsu also reveals that development is 50% complete, which means the game will not be released before another couple of months (at the very least).
Here’s the Famitsu preview for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch:
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Switch) does not have a release date yet. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine will be released on Thursday in Japan.