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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Revealed for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Capcom have revealed Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.

While also having a ridiculously long name, the HD re-release of the classic fighting game lets you play with the newly retouched spites and visuals, or the classic style.

Players will be able to fight each other via TV mode and Table Mode, as well as progress through the single player in Portable Mode. A release date was not announced.

Here’s some more screenshots to compare both the new and the old styles:

Here’s more on the game, via Capcom:


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.

Choose between classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip, or enjoy HD graphics created by UDON Entertainment.

Utilizing the system’s unique Joy-Con controllers, players can challenge each other in Arcade Mode, or team-up to both fight against the CPU at the same time.

Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes allow you to play Ultra Street Fighter II at home or on-the-go with brand new single-player and multiplayer modes. More information and details on these modes, along with confirmed pricing and release timing, will be shared at a later date.

Yoshinori Ono, Executive Producer of the Street Fighter series, will be making an appearance on Nintendo’s Treehouse Live on January 13th to showcase Ultra Street Fighter II. Watch it live on Nintendo’s Twitch or YouTube Channel.

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30 comments
  1. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    January 13, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Ryu and Ken beating on Bison SF2 animated movie style means dramatic battle might be coming back.

  2. porkbun
    porkbun
    January 13, 2017 at 1:51 am

    So Capcom is not ready to give MH5 to NS? I assume it’s in active development right now

  3. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 13, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Like the world needed another version of Street Fighter 2.

  4. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    January 13, 2017 at 1:51 am

    The art from the original HD Remix has not aged well at all.

  5. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 13, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I don’t know why they bother calling it “The Final Challengers” when you know in a decade there’s gonna be a PS6 port with shit like Shin Akuma or whatever.

  6. Matz
    Matz
    January 13, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Another Street Fighter II update? I would have preferred a Street Fighter IV port, but since the game will let you use the original CPS2 sprites I might give it a try, I really hate the HD sprites.

    Also I hope that this new version of Violent Ken is faithful to the one seen in SvC Chaos, it was a good change from the typical Evil Shoto we’ve seen with Akuma and Evil Ryu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGu58k9uzQ

  7. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    January 13, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Looks better then SFV.

  8. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I think there is a lot of shit they didn’t talk about.

  9. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

    Watch it outsell Street Fighter V in like, a week.

  10. 真・女神転生
    真・女神転生
    January 13, 2017 at 4:13 am

    How, only 2 million switches are being released worldwide at launch…

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 13, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Not hard.

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 13, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Looking at V’s sales numbers it wouldn’t be hard.

  13. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Only so much you could show off in an hour. There better be some directs or something leading up to launch, because most of the games revealed won’t be on day 1, and day 1 currently looks a little bit dry.

  14. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

    At least it will be more of a complete game than SFV.

  15. David Curry
    David Curry
    January 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

    “Aged?” The art was stillborn.

  16. David Curry
    David Curry
    January 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I don’t have a problem with milking a 25+ year old (classic) game. I don’t have a problem using those horrible Udon sprites. I’m worried because that’s the only game Capcom showed for Switch.
    What the hell? How is showing 25+ year old game, and not even a logo for a modern title, a good sign for a $300 “console?”

  17. Kessek
    Kessek
    January 13, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This shit better not be 60 bucks. 10 tops.

  18. David Curry
    David Curry
    January 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

    $40.
    FORTY DOLLARS.

  19. Kessek
    Kessek
    January 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

    40 bucks?? LOL FOREVER!

  20. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    January 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Well, it’s a Street Fighter game people actually like, so it should be a hot launch title.

  21. Luis Gustavo da Luz
    Luis Gustavo da Luz
    January 13, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Looks like a Mugen game…….

  22. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Capcom just can’t let go of Street Fighter II. That game has been redone more times than Castlevania.

  23. -blank-
    -blank-
    January 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Both Violent Ken and Evil Ryu are stupid as shit, but I’m glad I finally got the re-released SF2THDr I wanted for YEARS.

  24. Stephen Gomez
    Stephen Gomez
    January 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Ugh, those crappy Udon drawings.

  25. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    That’s Capcom’s problem, not Nintendo’s.

    Sega and Koei Tecmo’s support seems pretty solid.

  26. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 14, 2017 at 11:40 am

    We’re getting new information on Fire Emblem Warriors as early as next week.

  27. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 15, 2017 at 5:24 am

    No doubt Capcom will bring the MH to the Switch when the 3DS dies, if it can die in Japan.