Street Fighter is about as big as it gets in the fighting game world, and the recently released Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection has made it possible to play every single mainline title prior to the series' fourth entry on your Switch. Amazingly, though, information has surfaced revealing that Street Fighter was once in development for the NES, before being ultimately cancelled.

The news comes from video game archivist, historian, and developer Frank Cifaldi who worked on the 'Museum' section of the recently released collection. In his Twitter thread below, Cifaldi mentions that the screenshot you can see above "was buried deep in a Capcom marketing archive, undiscovered for decades". This is the first time the image has ever been revealed to the public.

He also goes on to discuss more interesting facts about the series that you may not know, including the fact that a very "different" version of Street Fighter II was once in development. The image below shows the cast of characters that had been designed for the game, but the project was apparently cancelled early on before evolving into beat 'em up title Final Fight.


If you're a fan of the series, we'd recommend taking a look through this series of tweets and diving into the game's Museum feature. You may well find yourself discovering a whole load of awesome new information. 

In the meantime, though, have you got your hands on a copy Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection yet? Make sure to let us know if you're enjoying it in the comments, and feel free to check out our review if you'd like to know more.

[source twitter.com]