[UPDATE – Off-Screen Footage] Ultra Street Fighter II Confirmed For Nintendo Switch; To Be Priced At Around $40
[Update] Some Ultra Street Fighter II footage has emerged online thanks to Dengeki. You can check it out right below.
[Original Story] In the past few months, we have learned much regarding Nintendo Switch titles thanks to insiders, but there were a few unexpected games that have been unveiled during yesterday's presentation. Among them is Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, a new version of the classic fighting game developed by Capcom.
Ultra Street Fighter II is going to come with some additional features not seen in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, such as two new characters, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, since Super Street Fighter II, two new characters join the fight; Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. This version of Ryu has succumbed to the Satsui no Hado and is now obsessed with fighting in order to prove he is the strongest. His former honorable self has been purged, allowing him to enjoy absolute power and embrace an unquenchable bloodthirst for battle.
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.
Ultra Street Fighter II will also allow players to choose between HD graphics created by UDON Entertainment and classic pixel-art graphics. Additionally, the game will come with new game modes, such as a co-op mode against the CPU and more.
Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes allow you to play Ultra Street Fighter II at home or on-the-go with brand new single-player and multiplayer modes. More information and details on these modes, along with confirmed pricing and release timing, will be shared at a later date.
While pricing has yet to be confirmed for the West, things don't look especially promising. The retail version of the game will be priced at 4,990 yen, around $43, while the digital edition 4,620 yen, around $40.
ULTRA STREET FIGHTER II The Final Challengers
パッケージ：4,990円+税(package : approx $43 + tax)
ダウンロード：4,620円+税(DL : approx $40 + tax) pic.twitter.com/6nS8AuCSyl
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Ultra Street Fighter II launches on Nintendo Switch on a yet to be confirmed date. We will keep you updated on the game as soon as more comes in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.