Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection release delayed in Japan

Producer Tomoaki Ayano says new date is 'TBA'

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 22, 2018 at 6:36 a.m. PDT | Comments: 32

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is slated for release on May 29th here in the West. The congregation of 12 classic Street Fighter titles was expected to drop in Japan sometime this Spring, however, that is no longer the case.

Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano wrote an entry on the official Japanese Street Fighter website stating that the collection has been delayed in that region.

The release date has been moved from Spring 2018 to "to-be-announced," according to Ayano.

According to the producer's message, Capcom Japan has received a ton of fan feedback and demand pertaining to the 30th anniversary collection. In order to best fulfill the wishes of the community, the company has decided to delay the release date.

Ayano did not give specifics as to why the collection is being pushed back. This could be a result of the push back received from fans over the international version featuring only English voices and text, as Siliconera reports.

The 30th Anniversary collection includes 12 "arcade perfect" versions of classic Street Fighter titles. Included here is the original Street Fighter; five versions of Street Fighter 2, including The World Warrior, Champion Edition, Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super, and Super Turbo; three iterations of Street Fighter Alpha, including Alpha, Alpha 2, and Alpha 3; and three iterations of Street Fighter 3, including New Generation, 2nd Impact, and 3rd Strike.

Of those titles, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike will all be playable online. Each of these four games will feature ranked and casual matches, and will have a global leaderboard.

Capcom recently announced the pre-order bonus for the 30th anniversary collection in the West. Those who put money down early for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam versions will receive a digital copy of Ultra Street Fighter 4 for free.

The company also revealed the Super Street Fighter 2 Tournament Battle mode that is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the collection. This mode, which was never officially implemented outside of Japan, allows eight players to battle in a local tournament using four Switch consoles.

A bracket is set up in-game, and those who aren't currently in a match will have the ability to slug it out and practice while they wait. This is a recreation of the same mode that was featured in some Japanese arcades, but ultimately flopped due to its costly nature and its requirement of four arcade cabinets.

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