Capcom has confirmed that it’ll be releasing a rebooted version of one of the most popular arcade fighting game Street Fighter II, which will feature multiplayer gaming mode as well as two new characters.
The Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will be showcased alongside the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch in the company’s Treehouse Live stream on Friday, where Nintendo will also showcase other games for Switch.
Apart from upgraded graphics, the game is going to feature Evil Ryu and Violent Ken — two new character updates.
“Capcom and Nintendo have a long history together, going all the way back to Street Fighter II on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991, so we are happy to bring the newest edition of Street Fighter II to the Nintendo Switch,” the company stated.
In the 20 years of Street Fighter franchise, this is the first time that two new characters are being added to the fold apart from their regular warriors.
The storylines of both of the primary characters of the game — Ryu and Ken — have been changed to fit them into the game.
The new storyline for Ryu goes like: “Ryu has succumbed to the Satsui no Hado and is now obsessed with fighting to prove he is the strongest. His former honourable-self has been purged, allowing him to enjoy absolute power and embrace an unquenchable bloodthirst for battle — the result is an Evil Ryu.”
The updated storyline for Ken goes like: “Violent Ken is the result of M. Bison kidnapping and brainwashing Ken, enhancing his abilities with Psycho Power and twisting his brotherly rivalry with Ryu into hatred. Violent Ken is more ruthless, aggressive, and fearless with moves that feature purple flames instead of his signature fire.”
Nintendo consoles wouldn’t be the same without a Street Fighter game, and this update provides something more to look forward to on the Nintendo Switch for nostalgic gamers like myself.
Gamers will have the option to choose between the new HD graphics which have been created by UDON Entertainment or enjoy a retro-trip with classic pixel-art graphics.