Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Goes Gold

Capcom has announced Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers has gone gold.

The news comes via series executive producer Yoshinori Ono, who confirmed the game reaching gold master status. This means the game’s development and code is finalized and ready to be put onto game cartridges, for distribution.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the new version, via Capcom:

The newest iteration of SFII 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! Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop and Handheld modes allow you to play Ultra Street Fighter II at home or on-the-go!

Key Features:

  • 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 roster additions in nearly 20 years: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!
  • 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 Hadoken and Shoryuken special moves.
  • Team-up with a friend to take on the CPU opponent in a new co-op 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 art book featuring over 1,500 illustrations throughout Street Fighter’s 30-year history.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is launching for the Nintendo Switch on May 26th.



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  1. Mr0303
    April 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    “Violent Ken” – as opposed to Ken who uses reason and dialogue to get out of fights.

  2. tccboss
    April 9, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    An old goes gold. Wut.

  3. Offendatron_5000
    April 10, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I prefer SJW Ken. He states how as a white male he can only punch down on his opponents. So, sorry Dragon Punch fans.

  4. sanic
    April 10, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Something about a digital art book seems so wrong to me, I can’t explain why exactly theres a tactile requirement for me I guess.

  5. Fenrir007
    April 10, 2017 at 1:06 am

    It’s like trying to sell us a link to deviantart.

  6. Fenrir007
    April 10, 2017 at 1:09 am

    “New” characters my ass. Will they release “Business Casual Zangief ” and “Gym Clothes Chun-Li” as DLC?

  7. OldPalpy
    April 10, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Yuck that decade old modern look is anything but “refined”.

  8. Mr0303
    April 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

    When facing female opponents he automatically checks his privilege and loses.

  9. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    April 10, 2017 at 9:45 am

    When the new street fighter goes so bad that capcom has to start re-releasing street fight 2 again, Smgdh.

  10. Loli de 42 Anos
    Loli de 42 Anos
    April 10, 2017 at 11:51 am

    if they are gonna call the modern look “refined” the least they should have done is re-do animations to be more fluid not just HD sprites.

  11. nine_ball
    April 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    He instead gains an upgraded hurricane kick, because as a cis white male he just can’t help but walk all over people of color.

  12. Eden
    April 10, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    That Gym clothes Chun-Li would probably sell pretty damn well as DLC.

  13. sanic
    April 10, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Pretty much.