As you might have heard, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was recently released on the Switch. We gave it a nine star rating, touting it as an “utterly essential purchase” for any fan of the series or the fighting game genre. Capcom looks to be continuing celebrations of the anniversary with the retrospective series. The latest video focuses on Street Fighter III and can be viewed above.
The 15 minute video discusses how Street Fighter III wasn’t readily embraced on release, but was still praised at the time for its intricate art style during an era when 3D fighting games were beginning to take off. It also makes mention of the larger character roster, technical fighting system and how the game takes place at the end of the timeline – occurring after the events of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V. The second part of the video looks at Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack and Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Fight for the Future.
If you want to watch the previous retrospective videos or view any extra 30th anniversary Street Fighter content, be sure to visit the official channel.
Have you bought the 30th Anniversary Collection yet? Is Street Fighter III one of your favourite games in the series? Tell us in the comments.
3rd Strike is my favorite Street Fighter game of all time. So happy to finally have it on the go. I’ve been dreaming of it since the 3DS’s reveal.
I can't play as Gill unless i use Twelve with his X.C.O.P.Y
Prefer Alpha 2 myself
I have find memories of playing Street Fighter 2 on my friends SNES... I remember thinking, how could anyone ever get bored of this?! My Dad got me a Sega Saturn and Street Fighter Alpha 2 for Christmas one year... it was outside our budget but it was all I wanted! However when I see this game for over £10 cheaper on PS4 I just cannot bring myself to buy it. Same game, same content, released at the same time? I'm aware it's on a different physical media but no, I believe Switch owners are being taken advantage of here, by Capcom, Nintendo, the retailers or all three possibly, but it's not fair. Hope everyone is enjoying it though, and I do believe it's worth the price, but I can't justify spending over a tenner more than what they're looking on another platform, it's not right for a game releasing simultaneously on all platforms with the same content.
@MartyFlanMJFan £10 more to play street fighter on the toilet = worth it.
@Deanster101 ha I do think it's worth the asking price, don't get me wrong! But when I go to order it from Amazon, Argos, GAME and see it mocking me on PS4 for as low as £21.99...? I literally can't complete the order! Lol anyway I hope you are enjoying it!
@MartyFlanMJFan You're right ,it isn't fair. There being a £15 difference in price is ridiculous. I bought it myself but I took advantage of the region free and got it from the US Eshop.
@OorWullie is it overly difficult to do? It was sold out at one point on Amazon on Switch, I see that quite regular with Switch games, maybe they need to increase initial shipments, forecasts? The Wii U days are over, you know? I'm probably biting of my nose to spite my face, but at the minute I just can't bring myself to purchase, much as I want it lol. How are you enjoying it yourself? How's the online now? I would be mostly playing offline myself.
@MartyFlanMJFan I haven't touched the online for a few days,it was basically unplayable for me. I've only had 1 match that ran relatively smoothly. Part of the problem could be due to my location and it not being out in Japan yet. When playing Splatoon 2 and Tennis Aces I'm mostly matched with Japanese players and my connection is perfect. Unfortunately SF30th isn't releasing there until some time in Autumn. In a way it's comforting to know others are having problems with the online,not just on Switch either. It means Capcom will surely have to improve it and also that it's not just down to where I live.
Buying physically from the US wouldn't really be worth it as the time shipping and custom fees are added on it would work out much the same. Buying digitally from there though is easy. I buy Eshop top up codes from Amazon US which are sent to my email and then use an app called Revolut to avoid a foreign transaction fee. I buy a lot of games so having this option has saved me a fortune.
why didn't they include these videos in the game?
I’m really enjoying this collection all the games play superb but I do have a problem with the sound on 3rd strike I have had this game since it came out on the Dreamcast and the soundtrack has a rich deep bass but on the switch it’s not right no bass and it just sounds off key I understand it may have been re-recorded for the Dreamcast instead of using the original arcade soundtrack and I know it’s probably been used to stay authentic but it’s just bad I never realised what an integral part of the game experience the sound was until I played the switch version they should have offered the dc soundtrack as an alternative this really needs fixing cos as I said it plays amazing
Never played it, but it looks really good
I know most people seem to prefer 3'rd Strike since it is the favorite of competitive gamers, but I always thought 2'nd Impact had the most charm and the best music IMO. Next Generation still has the best backgrounds though.
I just want SF3. But I can't justify 6.5gigs of space for it.
@manu0 I guess they weren't done in time. I love the included museum, but definitely wanted to see video content included.
To think the Street Fighter III series would had been as popular as Street Fighter II had it were release on mainstream consoles (like PS1, N64, Sega Saturn, 3DO, etc.) instead of just being exclusive to Dreamcast. Third Strike would eventually made to PS2 and Xbox later on but by that time the series already died out and the game was an afterthought. The only real purpose for the game right now is for tournament play and if it wasn't for that no one would know about the game's existence.
Another fact is that the series originally was suppose to not featured any returning characters at all such as Ryu and Ken cause Capcom wanted to move the series fresh to a new generation which is why it was called New Generation to begin with. The main characters were suppose to be Alex and Sean and the new main villain is Gill but fans outcry were the reason Ryu and Ken were reconsidered as it wouldn't be Street Fighter without them according to the fans. Fortunately it was suppose to be only Ryu who was to return (like how Terry Bogard was in Garou: Mark of the Wolves) as Capcom only want to keep one veteran from the past but Ken fans also wants in too so yeah they were both brought back.
In theory this is Capcom's answered to SNK's Garou: Mark of the Wolves, two returning characters with a brand new cast then 2nd Impact and Third Strike came and the roster got bigger with two more returning characters and a bunch of other new weird but cool characters added to the mix.
@retro_player_22 Meh. Capcom made a good move. It was the gamers who didn't want to move. If it was released on ps1 would've been a bad version. N64 with little space on cards it was not possible for them just like marvel vs capcom wasn't release due too little space on those cards. Ps1 with very long load times.... best experience close to arcade was the Dreamcast. Well it is what it is
Out of all the games in the collection, I'm having the most fun with the SF III family of games. Prior to the collection, I never played the first two iterations and only briefly played 3rd Strike, but man, these games are fun. I feel like they're very well balanced fighting games and I love the oddball characters like Necro, Twelve, Oro and Q. Glad to finally have the SF III family on a Nintendo platform.
"Street Fighter III" may be beloved among hardcore fighting game fans, but I think this is where the series lost touch with casual fighting game fans.
I mean, the combos and some of the special moves in "SFII" are hard enough for me to do, and then they keep introducing all these new mechanics that I'll never be able to pull off no matter how much I practice. Thank goodness for those touchscreen shortcuts in "Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition"!
@Deanster101 Zero 3 Upper is the king for me. It's better than the version of Zero 3 on this new Switch compilation as it includes several additional characters. I have it for my Japanese Saturn and it's quite possibly the greatest fighting game ever made.
Third Strike is my favourite Street Fighter game, closely followed by Alpha 2. For me those two just felt right.
@retro_player_22 Yes, I've always found funny how people complained about SFIII roster, but the makeover of Garou was applauded.
I've not played much SFIII myself, only a few times on Xbox 360 as Dreamcast version is too expensive for my budget, but I remember seeing screenshots of it in magazines and they blew my mind.
Now with this compilation I'll give it the time it deserves, and suspect it (well, 3 versions of it) will be my main use of this cart. That and SFI, which I know is bad, but I've always felt fascinated by it and never had the chance to properly try it.
@moroboshi I think we are a many to feel that Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper is the best 2D Street Fighter ever !
I own it on Saturn too : so many good memories
I guess Upper is not on this compilation because it was adapted in Arcade on the Naomi card. To be on this compilation, it would have required an emulator for itself, as all the 12 other games were released on CPS1/2/3 arcade cards.
I don't get why Capcom didn't made this effort... it would really have been the ultimate compilation.
@smashboy2000 In that Case Alpha Max is even better that is the definitive version of the game
@AlbertXi Disagree Sound effects are too loud on PSP and the four new characters feels out of place. But there is a 2 VS 2 mode (like in Marvel VS Street Fighter) that you can't find anywhere else and that is great.
I just discovered that the best technical version is supposed to be the PS2 one.... which is a CPS2 version of the Zero 3 Upper. So YES Capcom could have include it on 2018's compilation
It's arcade perfect, pix perfect, gameplay perfect, sound perfect.
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