As you may or may not know, Capcom has been working on a fantastic remake of Street Fighter II tournament edition entitled Street Fighter II Turbo HD. Instead of your standard 16-bit sprites, all character models have been revamped by Udon studios (these are the guys that produce the great anime influenced comic books) This game will be available for download on the XBLA along with the PSN hopefully by the end of the year (Capcom has not given an official release date but are teasing us with a winter release). The great thing about this game, besides being a 2D fighter of course, is that you will be able to play both offline and online various battles. The coolest online feature is the “Quarter Match”, which will look to recreate the feel of being in an arcade while waiting your turn to take on the current champion of the game by placing your “quarter” on the arcade cabinet. I have been waiting for this game since it was announced over a year ago and will definitely download this the day it comes out.
Not only will we hope to see SFII HD by the end of the year, Capcom has give us a final release date for Street Fighter IV. SFIV will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on February 20th.
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