We like the all the feels elicited in the announcement video, the Nintendo Switch game, called Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, it could also be essentially what one cynical commenter called, “A port of a remake of an enhanced edition of an enhanced edition of an enhanced edition…”
There might be something to be said about that, even if the game features a new mode and characters, along with the updated art used in 2008’s Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.
Two new characters will be made available, for the first time in nearly 20 years since Super Street Fighter 2: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. In a statement, Capcom explained that, “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.”
New gaming modes, in addition to the classic arcade mode, include the option to team-up, with both players co-operating to fight against the CPU at the same time. Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes also allow players to play Ultra Street Fighter II at home or on-the-go.
On the visual front, there is also the option for players to really ramp up their nostalgic feels with pixel-art graphics for that classic arcade experience; or just stick with HD graphics created by UDON Entertainment.
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.
Check out the launch announcement video here: