Downloadable Xbox 360 and PS3 Online Edition of Capcom fighter gets a release window; YouTube replay sharing confirmed.
LOS ANGELES--Last July, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono announced Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, but cautioned fans that the downloadable Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 rerelease of the classic arcade fighter would not arrive anytime soon. After nearly a year of silence about the project, Capcom today confirmed a launch window for the game, saying it would be out this summer for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.
More than just a port of the 1999 arcade game, 3rd Strike Online will feature a revamped user interface to take advantage of the systems' HD capabilities and a handful of visual filtering options. Beyond changing the way gamers see the game as they play, 3rd Strike Online will change the way others see them play with YouTube replay sharing. Capcom is incorporating YouTube functionality into the game that will let players upload their match replays to the video streaming service "with the click of a button."
Capcom is incorporating GGPO technology for the game's online functionality, the same netcode under the hood of the Final Fight: Double Impact package released last year. The publisher has also promised unlockable rewards, but did not specify exactly what form they would take.
When it arrives, 3rd Strike will sell for $15 (1,200 Microsoft points). For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of the Dreamcast port.
@Gelugon_baat What makes me think is that the way you initially acted as if they owed you something. Oh wait you donot expect them too, but yet...you complained as if they did owe you something. And than you say you donot, but yet you question Capcom as if they owed you something? Funny....also I know what Yoshinori Ono said, infact unlike you I have interviewed him and he told the group I was with at one poitn that these rereleases are to interest both old and new fans. Your statement at the Comic Con address was misrepresented as I reread the transcript. Have a nice day sir!
@Gelugon_baat I am attacking your logic because your complaining for no reason. Your acting like the big bad corporations are out to get you, like all too many people. To be honest I disagree with the practices of some gaming companies, but the truth is that this is a buisness. Too many gamers, act spoiled, such as your comment demonstrated. Capcom is capitalizing on the growing Street Fighter audience, it makes sense, so thus your complaints are invalidated. Publishers are a buisness out to make money, they donot cater to just you. Its the truth.
@Gelugon_baat You logic again is fallible and you have no grounds. It proves you donot know what your talking about, and instead of being on a video game forum you should actually do some research. This buisness practice is to appeal to those fans. Its the same reason why you upgrade from the VHS to the DVD to the Bluray. They have added features that were not in the original release. And they are released when they are marketable. Street Fighter is quite popular these days, so it is to make money off the game with added online(Yes Third Impact was released on Xbox back in 2004, but that port had online only on live and not in the PS2 version. And of course live for original Xbox is not there.) Again you donot know what your talking about....
@Gelugon_baat Well than that means by your fallible logic all game companies are running out of ideas, considering that most publishers release older games of theirs right? Pretty funny statement....
Thats great news, yet another game I have to get this year! It can't be $15 worldwide though, here that'd buy me a McDonalds Hunger Buster you ain't gonna tell me I can buy a whole game for that price. I bet its like $50 or more here so why don't they put $15 US or UK or have gamespot forgotten this is the worldwide web? If it is that price great, but highly unlikely.
HOLY MOLEY!!!!!! this is awesome...3rd strike was one of THE BEST in the series!! however i liked double impact for its music!
Aaahh! I remember tap forward, forward, forward. forward, forward on the joystick to parry that spinning bird kick.....
If they release Capcom vs SNK 2 Id buy that instantly. I want to play it online again since original Xbox was cut off.
"Love SF3, hate the ugly smudgy graphics" That's with one of the filters turned on, I'm sure you can turn it off. I hope so, pixels don't bother me at all.
Yay!!!! love this game, and I still own the xbox version (which started working on the 360 last year). Hopefully capcom vs snk 2 is next on the list. Good bye Marvel vs Capcom 3.
"Too bad it's not a full HD remake like they did with SFII." Dear god man, they'd be redrawing the sprites until 2016. There are literally thousands of frames per character in this game. Plus, the redrawn sprites in SSFIIHDR looked pretty bad to be honest.
Finally, we're not stuck with the noob-friendly SSFIV anymore, now we have a real man's fighting game.
This would have probably been my first major PSN purchase beyond minis. I've been waiting to buy this game forever. Now that it's been confirmed that GGPO is being used though (the same tech that caused games like Final Fight to lock up whenever your internet connection died), I think I'll pass.
I'm pretty excited for this. SF3 was the one SF title that slipped under my radar and I'd like to really get into it. Having an arcade perfect port with a great netcode will make the experience that much better!
DEAR CAPCOM, PLEEEEASE AND I REPREAT PLEEEASE, IT'S TIME FOR CAPCOM VS SNK 2 :( THIS CLASSIC GAME IS TRUELLY MISSED BY CLASSY FANS. IT SHOULD BE NEXT ON THE LIST.!
okay what about SSFIV Arcade edition huhn? It was supposed to be out today on PSN, and still not there!!!!
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