E3 2011: Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike goes online this summer

Downloadable Xbox 360 and PS3 Online Edition of Capcom fighter gets a release window; YouTube replay sharing confirmed.

LOS ANGELES--Last July, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono announced Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, but cautioned fans that the downloadable Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 rerelease of the classic arcade fighter would not arrive anytime soon. After nearly a year of silence about the project, Capcom today confirmed a launch window for the game, saying it would be out this summer for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

3rd time's the charm?

More than just a port of the 1999 arcade game, 3rd Strike Online will feature a revamped user interface to take advantage of the systems' HD capabilities and a handful of visual filtering options. Beyond changing the way gamers see the game as they play, 3rd Strike Online will change the way others see them play with YouTube replay sharing. Capcom is incorporating YouTube functionality into the game that will let players upload their match replays to the video streaming service "with the click of a button."

Capcom is incorporating GGPO technology for the game's online functionality, the same netcode under the hood of the Final Fight: Double Impact package released last year. The publisher has also promised unlockable rewards, but did not specify exactly what form they would take.

When it arrives, 3rd Strike will sell for $15 (1,200 Microsoft points). For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of the Dreamcast port.

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TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Gelugon_baat What I believe is the truth, which is you donot know what your talking about.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Gelugon_baat What makes me think is that the way you initially acted as if they owed you something. Oh wait you donot expect them too, but yet...you complained as if they did owe you something. And than you say you donot, but yet you question Capcom as if they owed you something? Funny....also I know what Yoshinori Ono said, infact unlike you I have interviewed him and he told the group I was with at one poitn that these rereleases are to interest both old and new fans. Your statement at the Comic Con address was misrepresented as I reread the transcript. Have a nice day sir!

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Gelugon_baat I am attacking your logic because your complaining for no reason. Your acting like the big bad corporations are out to get you, like all too many people. To be honest I disagree with the practices of some gaming companies, but the truth is that this is a buisness. Too many gamers, act spoiled, such as your comment demonstrated. Capcom is capitalizing on the growing Street Fighter audience, it makes sense, so thus your complaints are invalidated. Publishers are a buisness out to make money, they donot cater to just you. Its the truth.

WintersMidnight
WintersMidnight

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TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Gelugon_baat You logic again is fallible and you have no grounds. It proves you donot know what your talking about, and instead of being on a video game forum you should actually do some research. This buisness practice is to appeal to those fans. Its the same reason why you upgrade from the VHS to the DVD to the Bluray. They have added features that were not in the original release. And they are released when they are marketable. Street Fighter is quite popular these days, so it is to make money off the game with added online(Yes Third Impact was released on Xbox back in 2004, but that port had online only on live and not in the PS2 version. And of course live for original Xbox is not there.) Again you donot know what your talking about....

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

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TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Gelugon_baat Well than that means by your fallible logic all game companies are running out of ideas, considering that most publishers release older games of theirs right? Pretty funny statement....

187umKILLAH
187umKILLAH

Thats great news, yet another game I have to get this year! It can't be $15 worldwide though, here that'd buy me a McDonalds Hunger Buster you ain't gonna tell me I can buy a whole game for that price. I bet its like $50 or more here so why don't they put $15 US or UK or have gamespot forgotten this is the worldwide web? If it is that price great, but highly unlikely.

slvrraven9
slvrraven9

HOLY MOLEY!!!!!! this is awesome...3rd strike was one of THE BEST in the series!! however i liked double impact for its music!

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

now can we get strider 2 in HD or the original ps1 game on the ps store

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

Used to be able to play the original Xbox version online on 360.

Capristrider
Capristrider

Aaahh! I remember tap forward, forward, forward. forward, forward on the joystick to parry that spinning bird kick.....

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

i still have my ps2 version but i might get it if its on steam got to many fighters on my ps3

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

If they release Capcom vs SNK 2 Id buy that instantly. I want to play it online again since original Xbox was cut off.

stomponyahead
stomponyahead

Great. NOW WHERE IS CAPCOM VS SNK 2? arrhghrgr!! I need my fix!

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

"Love SF3, hate the ugly smudgy graphics" That's with one of the filters turned on, I'm sure you can turn it off. I hope so, pixels don't bother me at all.

shabulia
shabulia

$15.00 is a bargain. If I pay more, can I have it now?! I can't WAIT for this!!!!

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

F---ing yeah....this makes my summer.

Sam-os_IMP
Sam-os_IMP

Love SF3, hate the ugly smudgy graphics

mdchapel9
mdchapel9

Yay!!!! love this game, and I still own the xbox version (which started working on the 360 last year). Hopefully capcom vs snk 2 is next on the list. Good bye Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Kid_Black_Star
Kid_Black_Star

Arcade Edition Of Super Street Fighter 4 doesn't Exist anymore after this.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

"Too bad it's not a full HD remake like they did with SFII." Dear god man, they'd be redrawing the sprites until 2016. There are literally thousands of frames per character in this game. Plus, the redrawn sprites in SSFIIHDR looked pretty bad to be honest.

twyz
twyz

I will NOT buy another Street Fighter game!

dagamemon
dagamemon

Ok, I OFFICIALLY love this year's E3! THANK YOU CAPCOM!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! :D

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

Finally, we're not stuck with the noob-friendly SSFIV anymore, now we have a real man's fighting game.

supa_badman
supa_badman

As the villain, M.Bison once wisely said, ' YEEEEUSSSSS. YEEEEEEUUUUSSSS.'

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

and so ends my hunt for a working PS2 copy of Street FIghter Anniversary Collection....

falcon11
falcon11

Sweet, now wheres Capcom V.S SNK 2?

juiceair
juiceair

Finally! My Dreamcast copy is about worn out. One of the best $15 purchases a gamer can make.

jamyskis
jamyskis

This would have probably been my first major PSN purchase beyond minis. I've been waiting to buy this game forever. Now that it's been confirmed that GGPO is being used though (the same tech that caused games like Final Fight to lock up whenever your internet connection died), I think I'll pass.

buzzguy
buzzguy

Capcom, have my baby!!! :-D

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I'm pretty excited for this. SF3 was the one SF title that slipped under my radar and I'd like to really get into it. Having an arcade perfect port with a great netcode will make the experience that much better!

SAD4LiFe01
SAD4LiFe01

DEAR CAPCOM, PLEEEEASE AND I REPREAT PLEEEASE, IT'S TIME FOR CAPCOM VS SNK 2 :( THIS CLASSIC GAME IS TRUELLY MISSED BY CLASSY FANS. IT SHOULD BE NEXT ON THE LIST.!

SAD4LiFe01
SAD4LiFe01

great news! well done capcom, the good-coming-games can't stop can't they ;)

KCGemini
KCGemini

GGPO, about time that they used good netcode instead of what they used for MvC3.

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

This AND Mortal kombat retro collection this summer? I am very pleased!

flexin007
flexin007

Too bad it's not a full HD remake like they did with SFII.

brandanimal
brandanimal

I love it, fighting games are back in the spotlight.. lets see more classic rereleases.

ZeroChance79
ZeroChance79

Glad to see Capcom thinking up new ways of selling old product.

Shin_Gallon
Shin_Gallon

Thank God, finally a *good* Street Fighter game to play online...I can't wait.

terrain600
terrain600

okay what about SSFIV Arcade edition huhn? It was supposed to be out today on PSN, and still not there!!!!