Capcom already said that Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was planned for release this month, but with just two weeks remaining in November, the company has been mum about narrowing down the launch any further. Gamers concerned that certification woes will keep the remixed fighter bottled up until next month can breathe a little easier, given that Capcom today promoted a November 26 launch for the Xbox 360 edition of the downloadable game.
The news actually came from a screenshot accompanying a press release for Capcom's Street Fighter-branded "destination experience" as part of the much-hyped Xbox 360 dashboard update, the New Xbox Experience. The main story on the dashboard screenshot proclaims in no uncertain terms that HD Remix is "Coming Nov. 26 to Live Arcade." Other promoted items include a Street Fighter downloadable table for fellow Live Arcade game Pinball FX, and an HD Remix theme. A fourth panel is partially obscured, but makes reference to some other HD Remix-related event in December.
Considering the Wednesday, November 26 release date for the Xbox 360 edition, a November 27 launch for the PlayStation 3 edition of the game would be the standard, given Sony's insistence on Thursday releases for its PlayStation Network. However, next Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, which may scuttle Sony's weekly update schedule. As of press time, Capcom had not returned GameSpot's request for comment on release dates for both versions of the game, and Sony had not said if it would be updating the PSN on Thanksgiving.