|Release date:||18 December 2008|
The World Warriors return... in High Definition
Reviving one of the most popular games ever created, Capcom classic 1990s hit Super Street Fighter II Turbo gets a glossy overhaul that maintains its timeless gameplay while upgrading the graphics with new artwork completely redrawn by Udon Entertainment - the company responsible for the US Street Fighter comic book series - and given a High Definition 1080p polish.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix features all 17 of the original Super Street Fighter II Turbo characters, including Ryu, Guile, M. Bison and Akuma, with online and offline head-to-head play for one to two players, matchmaking options, personal and friends statistics tracking, a spectator mode and comprehensive worldwide rankings and leaderboards tracking overall wins and losses, number of throws, perfects, highest combos and more.
Regardless of whether you're honing your skills in the training mode or battling foes in an eight-man tournament, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will refresh the fearless World Warrior within you. Round one... FIGHT!
- All new 1080p High Definition art for characters and backgrounds, and widescreen support with the option to select classic 4:3 mode
- Choose from either the original Super Street Fighter II Turbo music or newly remixed tunes
- Traditionalists can select the original Super Street Fighter II Turbo 2D sprites for an old school look
The World Warrior
High Definition high-kicking arrives on PS3 with Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Fans of the long-running classic arcade brawler are in for a treat with the arrival on PlayStation Network of a High-Definition Street Fighter II game retooled for today's play. Developer Backbone Entertainment has taken the original Super Street Fighter II Turbo and updated it with lavish High-Definition visuals for PlayStation 3.
The result is perfect for Street Fighter fans, newcomers and beat-'em-up enthusiasts alike and sets the scene for the impending release of the next generation debut of the series, Streeter Fight IV. The game features the very same roster as its original counterpart including series regulars Ryu, Ken, Zangief, E.Honda, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and big boss man, M. Bison. All of these characters and others, including bonus character Akuma, can all be controlled by players in single player, two player and online play.
A fighting chance
Offering up startlingly upgraded visuals the 2D sprites gamers the world over have grown accustomed to have been transformed into beautiful High Definition visuals that pop right off your screen.
Aside from the enhanced graphics, both the classic and the remixed modes are available and have also been rebalanced, with such alterations as Sagat's ability to inflict damage toned down as well as Blanka being able to take more damage from a hit than in previous iterations. These changes were implemented with the aid of some of the world's best Street Fighter players including the designer David Sirlin, who is also a renowned player on the Street Fighter tournament circuit.
These pivotal changes ensure both online and offline play is now much more balanced for both long term Street Fighter fans and newcomers looking for a nugget of nostalgia on PlayStation Network. Other new additions include a Training Mode that allows you to duke it out with an opponent who won't fight back or get knocked out, meaning you can practice killer combos until you have absolutely nailed them and are ready to take the brawl online.
Mixing it up
Both modes feature new and remixed versions of the memorable music, the ability to chat with friends (and opponents) over voice chat, a worldwide ranking system and leader board that is arranged by both character and by country. The game looks incredible, and plays just as good as when it exploded on to the arcade circuit during its original release.
The newly redesigned animation is simply stunning, and proves that Capcom are at the forefront of classic titles on PlayStation Network. Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will instantly have you hooked once that old familiar character selection screen powers up on your PlayStation 3.
The final fight
The game has been re-mastered in widescreen for remastered in High Definition for PS3 but if you are a purist at heart and prefer to keep things retro you have the option to switch to the standard 4:3 screen mode, which displays the game in exactly the same format as it did in the arcades back when it first launched. And for the combo masters hoping to show off some astounding battling skills, there are a whole host of new and devastating techniques for you to unlock in the remixed offering.
So, do you think you've got what it takes to become a master of martial arts in Capcom's breathtaking update of a coin-up classic? Then, strap on a pair of gloves and a headband, grab a Wireless Controller and step into the ring to see if you can make it to the top as Street Fighter's world warrior!