Capcom’s actually done a pretty good job of re-releasing its old fighting games. Sure, you could easily accuse them of milking the fighting game resurrection to death, but they’ve actually put some decent effort in to them. Super Street Fighter 2 got a whole new HD makeover, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike got online play and more recent collections like Marvel Origins and the frankly excellent Darkstalkers Resurrection add new modes and features to old games. If you were hoping (as I’ve been) for a Street Fighter Alpha collection, I’m afraid it’s probably just not happening.
“New development in the form of updated versions of SF2, SF3, MvC2, MvC1, Marvel Super Heroes, Darkstalkers, Puzzle Fighter etc.Sadly, I think we’ve probably run the course of feasible titles here given the droppoff we’ve seen in sales with each new introduction,” said Capcom’s Christian Svensson, on the company’s re-released fighters.
“It seems the novelty of such projects is wearing off even within just the fighting game community based upon the sales data of our last two launches. That said, we have been quite prolific in these areas (despite the assertion above that we haven’t) and it’s probably time for us to slow down anyway.”
So no, you probably won’t be getting Street Fighter Alpha, Power Stone or Rival Schools on HD any time soon. Which might be a good thing, because you’ll also not be getting costume DLC for those games.
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