Capcom collects Street Fighter spin-offs

Five fighters from fisticuffs franchise compiled in Street Fighter Alpha Anthology for PlayStation 2.

While Street Fighter fanatics the world over patiently wait for a fourth proper installment in the series, Capcom is prepping another retrospective compilation to tide them over--this time of the Alpha side series. Capcom today announced Street Fighter Alpha Anthology for the PlayStation 2, a collection of the three main Alpha games, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, and Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.

From Alpha counters to custom combos to the "ism" fighting system, gamers can relearn each game's hallmarks in arcade, versus, training, survival, and dramatic battle modes, the last of which allows for two-on-one tussles. But don't expect much in the way of additional content or the extra characters and modes of the Game Boy Advance and PSP Alpha 3 ports. Capcom has said that each installment of the Alpha series will be a "direct arcade conversion."

As for the odd game out, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix is a superdeformed take on the Street Fighter franchise, with comically squat pugilists whose attacks often involve costume changes and props. Fans of Capcom's Fighter's Edge line of PlayStation games may remember the title's original American release under the name of Pocket Fighter.

Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is scheduled for release this summer. The price of the collection was not announced.

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58 comments
Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Yay. Let's hear it for another retrospective compilation of games that were popular a decade ago.

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

Now this is what I am talking about Street Fighter for PS2

Reffuji
Reffuji

I personally think SFA 3 was one of the best Streetfighters ever. It had the most characters (Useful characters too!). It had an updated quick roll system and it even had juggles. I cant wait for this collections.

Psycho_
Psycho_

Why can't they make any good graphics Street Fighter game while theyr'e using the SF series only for collections :E.

fmcuk
fmcuk

More of the same krap....

R3last
R3last

More 2D fighting goodness! Now can we get super puzzle fighter on PSP or PS2?!?!

ghostpanther
ghostpanther

I think that Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat have both been K.O.'d from being relevant anymore by games like DOA, Soul Calibur, Tekken, etc.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

why not put ALL the previous SF's on ONE disc and leave them alone for the next 10 years!!!! (oh, in 10 years, no one will want to play them anyways!)

og_badguy
og_badguy

making a new street fighter seems difficult.guess street fighter 3 and alpha 3 have no more room for improvement.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Those idiots!!! Have they gotten even more braindead?! Come ON! I like Street Fighter and the Alphas, but I will PUKE if I have to see another mirror-imaged fighter! Geez, Capcom! go to cel-shading for cryin' out loud! It's cheaper to make now so stop rehashin!

ocdog45
ocdog45

more characters to play with huh

Viquist
Viquist

I love the Street Fighter series as much as any fan but they do need to make some new innovative games for the series for these consoles... these old games just aren't going to go over well next Gen except as a download for the REV or a Massive Multi-player online game that's a free for all fighter

Soul_Eclipse
Soul_Eclipse

How long is capcom going to keep repackaging and reselling this series. It's been yearzzzzzzzz since they've done anything new or innovative with the SF series and they should really be ashamed of that. It's like they're tryin' to drain the blood out a mummified corpse. It's gettin really disgusting what they're doing to the SF series.

killa-k
killa-k

1 series that i'm not tired of:)

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

plus... I already HAVE these games(yes, even Pocket Fighter)... other than being arcade perfect ports, why in god's name would I buy them AGAIN?!?!?

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

They're running out of things to milk....

hush404
hush404

Wait! What we really want is a complete collection! Every street fighter game ever made!!! OH and the animated movies and series and live action movie all on one blu-ray disc! boo yeah! lol. It'll be titled "Street Fighter: We can't milk the series anymore because it's all on this disc".

hush404
hush404

mmm street fighter on the PSP, lol. Oh and the ps2.... meh, ok.

joyer
joyer

hopefully they just release all of them on one new next gen console... wishfull thinking but they have no excuses about memory restrictions... not that any of them will come out on a nintendo system.... bah! super ultra mega hyper fighting street fighter alpha 3rd strike turbo championship edition vs neogeo vs marvel superheroes ex collection would be nice ... or maybe street fighter 4

john221978
john221978

How about a remake of the first Street Fighter...

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

Its scary how many times I have bought some version of Street Fighter II. (Including SF2 insipired games) Let's see. Over the past 15 years I have purchased... SF 2 Turbo (SNES) Super SF2 (Genesis) Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge (Saturn) Street Fighter Alpha I (Saturn) Street Fighter Alpha II (Saturn) Marvel Vs. Street Fighter (Saturn import) Pocket Fighter (Saturn import) Street Fighter Alpha III (Dreamcast) Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (Dreamcast) Capcom Vs. SNK 2 (Xbox) Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (Xbox) And I keep coming back for more!!!! I love it!!!! Having said that, I do have my limits. I wouldn't purchase this compilation, since I have all of the games already (with the exception of SF2 alpha gold) Which is not enough for me to purchase it.

Ryu
Ryu

A convenient collection for someone like me who never owned the Alpha games. Sweet, I say.

DarthUltima
DarthUltima

Capcom really seems to like collections these days.

thekey
thekey

Even though they constantly port this classic game why is it never arcade perfect? Its old technology.

thekey
thekey

No Xbox version? And where's SF4? This thing's older then the where's the beef lady.

Odin897
Odin897

They ought to do direct console ports. The DVD has more than enough space for that and they could retain all the extra characters and modes (especially the alpha 3 world tour mode, which for me made that game one of my all time favorites).

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

When are we ever going to see a NEW street fighter. Not just a SF 4 with the same graphics, but a new modern take on the series we all know and love.

musicgenerator
musicgenerator

any chance capcom would consider throwing in street fighter 3: third strike, if that happens i'm there

radiocreed
radiocreed

Great, I don't need to get a PSP anymore for Alpha 3.

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

Nice compilation, where the heck are the Xbox or GameCube versions? It still sucks that Capcom didn't release a GameCube version of Street Fighter Anniversary Collection.

artillery
artillery

Hahahaha Pocket Fighter returns!

hindug
hindug

And I sold my PS2. Crud crud crud. Sucks to be me.

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

A collection of Street Fighter games I waited to hear about.

madgamer2000
madgamer2000

This is a nice compilation, but, as everyone else has said, when are we going to get something new? either via an old game with higher rez sprites, or something totally new like SF4. I'd take either.

Kuruption84
Kuruption84

This is good for those who don't have the games yet.

Legir
Legir

It a good series but come on. SF4 FTW!

pcmacro
pcmacro

I find this should of been in the first Street FIghter Collection.

vickissv2
vickissv2

and theres NO online? booooo

abdu4
abdu4

Next gen 2d pleaaaseeeeeeee

matttrd
matttrd

How many more times are they going to milk these old games.

Redhead108932
Redhead108932

man how many street fighter games were there I still think Tekken is better. Tekken is the best fighting game even better than DOA 4