During a major annual contest for the fighting diversion Street Fighter V, the series’ creators at Capcom announced the biggest anthology ever for the series—if not for Capcom as a diversion maker. On Sunday, the developers interrupted their Capcom Cup eventuality to betray the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which will mix a hulk set of games, a garland of features, and an desirous every-system-simultaneous launch in May 2018 for $39.99.
The primary selling indicate of this set is that it will finally combine every mainline, sprite-based Street Fighter diversion in one anthology. Capcom depends that as 12 games. The timeline starts with Street Fighter (no number—this is the 1987 strange with only Ken and Ryu selectable), and it continues with every chronicle of Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, and Street Fighter III. (Sorry, Pocket Fighter and Street Fighter: The Movie diversion fans.)
What’s more, Capcom will broach full online support for 4 entries in the anthology: Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. All 4 of those titles will support infrequent and ranked matches, along with four-person lobbies. They will also support a vaguely described “rewind” underline to let players fine-tune submit timing to contend with any latency issues. (We’ll have to see either this actually lets players rewind matches to test, or if it’s just like other fighting games’ latency-adjustment meters.)
The full package, which also includes a tasty concept-art gallery, a extensive series timeline, a music player, and the ability to save and solidify your diversion at any time around “save states,” will launch on May 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC around Steam.
In new years, many, but not all, of this anthology’s games have launched on several systems as self-contained purchases. Street Fighter Alpha‘s trilogy is the biggest exception, as its 3 entries have languished given rising on the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast around the spin of the century, while all 5 SFII arcade entries have nonetheless to launch in an easy, play-and-compare anthology.
Nintendo Switch owners who bought this year’s Ultra Street Fighter II may feel miffed, seeing as that diversion also cost $39.99 and was, you know, only one title. But its remastered elements are not coming to this 2018 anthology, and it will continue to exclusively horde Evil Ken as a playable SFII character. So, take that as you will, Street Fighter completists.