Capcom has cleaned and polished its museum piece celebrating the Street Fighter franchise. Today the publisher announced that Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on May 29, 2018.
The Collection will include the original arcade editions of 12 different titles across the franchise's history:
- Street Fighter
- Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
- Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (Online Play)
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II: Turbo (Online Play)
- Street Fighter Alpha
- Street Fighter Alpha 2
- Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Online Play)
- Street Fighter III
- Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Online Play)
As the list above notes, only four of the titles in the collection will be available for online play. In these online titles, online play will also be active in Arcade Mode to mirror the original arcade experience. Players can challenge you while you're playing and if you win, you'll be dropped back into your arcade playthrough until the next challenger arrives. You can turn that feature off or change the frequency in the options menu.
As an added bonus, pre-ordering Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection nets players on Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4 a free copy of Ultra Street Fighter IV, rounding out the collection on those platforms.
The offer is slightly different on each platform though. On PlayStation 4, pre-ordering the physical copy will give you a digital copy immediately, while pre-ordering the game digitally will give you a code one to two weeks after launch. On Xbox One, players get two codes, one for Ultra Street Fighter IV and one for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Like the PS4 version, physical purchases get the code on their receipt, while digital purchases have to wait. (7-10 days in this case.) On Steam, Ultra Street Fighter IV will automatically appear in your library on launch day.
What about Nintendo Switch owners? Ultra Street Fighter IV hasn't come out on Nintendo Switch, and Capcom's not porting it over. Instead, Switch users will be getting Super Street Fighter II: The Tournament Battle, an exclusive version of an arcade-only release. It allows up to eight players to play in a bracketed tournament by bringing together four Nintendo Switches and eight controllers of any type.