Ultra Street Fighter II Releases on March 3 in Japan, May 26 in the West

Capcom has announced the release dates for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.

The newly revamped and expanded version of the classic fighting game will launch on March 3rd in Japan, followed by May 26th in North America and Europe. The game will cost $39.99.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Nintendo.com:

Street Fighter II, the most iconic fighting game of all time, is back on the Nintendo Switch! The newest iteration of Street Fighter II in nearly 10 years, Ultra Street Fighter II features all of the classic characters, a host of new single player and multiplayer features, as well as two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!

Features a stellar line-up of characters, including all of the original fighters and bosses, the characters added in Super Street Fighter II, plus the first new additions in nearly 20 years: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!

Key Features

  • Choose between classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip, or enjoy a refined new modern look!
  • Utilize the motion controls of the Joy-Con in “Way of the Hado” mode, a new first-person single player experience where players attempt to defeat the Shadaloo army using signature Hadouken and Shoryuken special moves!
  • Team-up with a friend to take on the CPU opponent in “Dynamic Battle” mode. Create new two-character combos and attack the CPU on both sides!
  • Battle it out with a friend in local multiplayer or take the fight online in Ranked and Casual matches.
  • Browse through a beautiful 250+ page digital artbook featuring over 1,500 illustrations throughout Street Fighter‘s 30-year history.


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  1. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    March 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    The game that will outsell Street Fighter V.

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Why so much later?

  3. NukeA6
    March 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    $39.99? That artbook better be worth it.

  4. RichardGristle
    March 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    It comes out at the exact same time as Injustice 2, Tekken 7, and Armslol. It’s also a month and change before Evo when everyone will be in the middle of practicing SFV/their respective fighting game(s) for the tourney season. Very few people are going to go back and dick around with SFII @ $39.99.

  5. Fenrir007
    March 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    That’s a really steep price for a glorified rom repack.

  6. Bret Hart
    Bret Hart
    March 1, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Outselling SFV is not an achievement when everyone else has already done it.

  7. OldPalpy
    March 1, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    That “refined new modern look” is nearly a decade old that’s some serious memorholing Capcom.

  8. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    March 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I swear people got SSF2 in the 90’s for cheaper.

  9. David Curry
    David Curry
    March 2, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Definitely not the $80+ cartridge ports. Not new copies anyway.

  10. David Curry
    David Curry
    March 2, 2017 at 4:56 am

    You probably won’t even see this version played in tournaments, thanks to the removal of the O. characters from Super Turbo. Capcom better not blame us for not supporting dumpware.

  11. Matz
    March 2, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I would have preferred Street Fighter V with the lack of content and everything bad about the game, at least is not a game that I can play in almost every console ever made plus PC and Phones, two “evil” versions of some of the characters and a bland FPS mode are not enough incentive to get this game