Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was confirmed for the Nintendo Switch during today's presentation, and now Capcom has given a few more details on the forthcoming fighter.
Based on the original Street Fighter II - the arcade smash hit which made its home console debut on the SNES back in 1991 - Ultra Street Fighter II gives you the chance to pick between "classic" visuals and remastered HD graphics created by UDON Entertainment for 2008's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Hardcore fans will also be pleased to learn that two new versions of Ryu and Ken are being introduced with this title:
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.
The Switch's Joy-Con pads will allow players to challenge each other in Arcade Mode or team-up to fight against the CPU at the same time - a feature which was introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha series.
More modes are expected, and Capcom has stated that it will reveal additional info as well as pricing and availability at a later date. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that Yoshinori Ono, Executive Producer of the Street Fighter series, will be making an appearance during Nintendo's Treehouse Live event today to demo the game.
No trailer currently exists, but this footage of the aforementioned Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix gives a pretty good impression of what the game will look like on the Switch:
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