Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta going Commando on XBLA

Eight-week sampler for Backbone's reimagining of Capcom's classic fighter will come packed in with Commando 3 this spring.

Capcom's Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting is widely heralded as one of the greatest fighting games of all time, and its addition to Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade had more than a few classic fighter fans returning to the dojo in preparation for online brawling. However, its arrival on Xbox Live Arcade was met with a bittersweet reception, as while the single-player component was a near-flawless emulation, the much-anticipated online features suffered from debilitating lag.

With Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Capcom has another chance to do right by its throng of faithful fans, and the publisher seems to have learned its lesson from its first outing. Capcom announced today that it will be offering free access to the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta to Xbox Live Gold members who purchase Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3. A continuation of the high-octane action series with roots dating back to 1985, Commando 3 will run gamers 800 Microsoft points ($10). It will also be available for download on the PlayStation 3.

With Capcom touting the SSFII Turbo HD Remix beta as the first of its kind for a digitally distributed XBLA title, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download an access key for the advanced trial alongside Commando 3 this spring. The beta is expected to be available for play shortly thereafter. The beta period will run for approximately eight weeks, and world warriors will be able to battle it out on a single stage as either Ken or Ryu. According to Capcom, the purpose of the beta is to stress-test the game's network code in anticipation of its full release on XBL and the PlayStation Network later this year.

Experience the classic rivalry again for the first time in high-def.

Adapted for XBLA and PSN by Backbone Entertainment, SSFII Turbo HD Remix brings the classic fighter into the high-definition age, with completely redrawn visuals created by Udon Comics, publishers of the current Street Fighter comic book. Aside from its aesthetic enhancements, the game packs in a number of updated features under the hood, including online multiplayer matches, in-game voice chatting, and worldwide rankings.

Purists will be pleased to know the game is playable in all its old-school glory, but Capcom will also be packing in a "rebalanced mode" that promises "massive changes across the board to all Street Fighter characters as created and tested by some the world's top-ranked professional Street Fighter players." Gamers will also be able to choose between the game's original 4:3 resolution or a new widescreen mode, as well as the game's original tunes or a remixed soundtrack.

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kromeronese12
kromeronese12

street fighter is a badmans game none of u lot could test me on it il whoop u all especially when street fighter 4 comes out u best b turnin off ur headsets

Sunrie
Sunrie

More than likely I'll end up getting SSFT HD when it is released as a full versions. I cannot say I'm not without my concerns, as the last time I played SSFT, the game felt horribly unbalanced and difficult. More than likely this is due to my love the Alpha series, which is a lot more different than SFII and SFIII. I also can't wait to get my hands on sprite rips if possible. As for people complaining about the BETA being available to those who buy Commandos 3, knock it off. Game companies have been doing this for a very long time. Brave Fencer Musashi had a bonus disk which had Final Fantasy VIII as a demo, Dragon Quest 8 had a bonus disk which had Final Fantasy XII on it, Parasite Eve had a bonus disk which had Brave Fencer Musashi as a demo...these are only semi-recent examples.

Litchie
Litchie

Cool. Another SFII. Just what the gaming world neeeded. :P

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

People are going to buy Commando for the beta, not for Commando. Cammando is the true bonus.

truevar
truevar

ocdog ur not paying for the beta but for a game called commando. beta is justa bonus you get.

matty_sen
matty_sen

again, beaters arnt ment to be bought like a game (coff* crackdown) it should just be an extra i find betas not so good but wolf of the battle fied looks good any ways

ImajinMyFX
ImajinMyFX

whats wrong with the analog? i find it easier to do ken and ryu's special moves using the analog

ocdog45
ocdog45

you don't expect me to pay to bucks for a beta do you?

Vash67
Vash67

SSFIITHDR FTMFL. Seriously, stop adding adjectives and work on new SFs. Because we all know they are paying more attention to the various SF2s than they will to SF4.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Where is the PSN beta?!?! :lol: Can't wait to DL this on XBLA... 8)

WormyTheWorm
WormyTheWorm

First thing i thought of was the official controllers D-pad... it really is poor for streetfighter, i had to resort to using the analogue stick when playing SF2turbo and SFanniversaryCollection. The original xbox1 'S' controller had a really good D-pad for Streetfighter but it didnt have enought buttons, now the 360's controller has enough buttons but a crap D-pad :( Anybody recommend a controller with a good D-pad?

painpas
painpas

Look just search you'll find a third party controller with a proper d-pad.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

can't wait for this will download virsion of street fighter. for that person who said about the xbox dpad there is nothing wrong with that however i am with him on the six button layout thing that would be nice but that won't stop me buying super street fighter hd

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

I also agree with some who've mentioned the standard controller wont do. A hefty 6 button controller with the ole fashion joystick is needed. It's easier to pull of those corkscrew pile drivers from Zangief when using the oldskool setup.

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

This looks good. I've been a Street Fighter fan since '92. Bring it now. The other XBL Street fighter looked like crap, when placed on a high def screen.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

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mr2m3
mr2m3

I cant wait to play SF2 Remix. Ive been waitin for this game for almost a year. Even though its just a beta. This new SF remix will entertain me till SF4 comes out. Commando 3 looks great too so I dont mind buying it to play the demo!!!! Oh and midway take notes. Now its time you come out with a HD motal Kombat

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

would love to participate on this one, just to say I did it.

MGSolid86
MGSolid86

Yeah, eff this, I refuse to buy a game just to play a demo or beta of another game. I didn't get Dragon Quest VIII to play the FFXII demo, and I didn't buy Crackdown just to play the Halo 3 beta [although I did rent it (Crackdown), because it's still a great rental]. I guess I'll have to wait 2+ months until it comes out. I do have a Hori EX2 stick though, so I'm still excited for it's actual release.

N15PCA
N15PCA

I guess I'm going to have to buy Commando 3 now.

Diernes
Diernes

Sorry until Microsoft release a Control pad with a nice accurate D-pad and 6 buttons ON THE FACE! I have to say no to street fighter on the 360. Im not forking out for a stick cause it just feels wrong lieing on my ass trying to play with one of those. heh/

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

I hope the game is not confined to the XBLive core 150 MB limit.

09231991
09231991

@ jediknight52501, You are right! Like I said, I hope they up the amount of room for arcade games. Right now the limit is 512 MB, if it was at least 1 GB, there would be bigger and better NEW arcade games and more possibilities for re-releases of older games such as you suggested Megaman, Megaman X and as well as more SF games to.

Lordofultima
Lordofultima

Alpha did NOT have better visuals than 3rd Strike, are you mad? Street Fighter III has some of the best 2D sprites I've ever seen.

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

Uhm. For those whining about SFIII 3rd Strike online-- You do realize that you could've just gotten the Anniversary Collection on the XBox and gotten 3rd Strike, Hyper Fighting and the SF Movie all on one disc, right? Online too? Sheesh.

09231991
09231991

@ 5FingersOfDeath - "3rd Strike Online please." HOLY CRAP, YES!!! I am still waiting for an announcement for 3rd strike to be put on XBL. Why can't they friggin up the amount of space, jeez. The amount of space for an arcade game right now is like 512 MB. can't they do at least a gig, please I'm begging you MS, please. I love 3rd Strike and it has been my favorite SF ever because I remember always playing my brother (Who's freaking amazing) and just having fun. Please MS, please.

Phylyn5151
Phylyn5151

Ra-Devil, Im aware. Those are just the only ones I could think of on the spot....

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Phylyn5151, you forgot a few.... Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Super Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighing: The New Challengers I know there's a few more other than that. My friend and I went and found every version ever made and documented them, but they're on his computer, so I don't have the list with me, otherwise I'd post it. We still need to add this one.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

What's the difference between Street Fighter II, Turbo, Remix and all that jazz? I'm not a very hardcore fan so I'm not quite sure... is it really word?

megavader
megavader

You're right RealXBoxKiller Mercs is the sequal to Commando. But I didn't even know part 3 was even in the works.

coolguy681
coolguy681

Cant wait!!!!! too bad there is no beta on PSN. But I love Street Fighter and I want this game so badly.

painpas
painpas

This is not connected to BCRearmed? What's the point? If they connect to rearmed they will sell this beta. But realistically for how much I want this game now. It doesn't matter what they connect this with. $10 gone.

Phylyn5151
Phylyn5151

Street fighter 2 Street fighter 2 turbo Street fighter 2 championship edition Super Street fighter 2 Super Sreet fighter 2 Turbo Super Street fighter 2: Hyper Fighting Super Street fighter 2 turbo HD Remix .....My spin is heading......

X_Box_Killer
X_Box_Killer

Commando 3? Whatever happened to Commando 2? I assume that was released as "Mercs" ? It was released in 1990 if memory serves me correct.

King9999
King9999

@ HollywoodR15: the solution to your problem is to buy a stick. :)

Savior24
Savior24

I absolutely can't wait for this to come out. Why oh why isn't it spring already??? LOL...!!!!

Vulpis
Vulpis

A demo where you can only play as Ken or Ryu? Sounds kinda like they're porting the original Street Fighter, rather than one of the many Street Fighter 2 versions... ;-)

Terami
Terami

Can't wait... PS3 version for me thanks! ...SF on the 360 pad is like mixing oil with water, no thanks.

HollywoodR15
HollywoodR15

i got quite a dilemma here, i prefer to play this game on XBL cause i have an established friends list with ppl who will def get this, but i would want to get it for ps3 also cause i prefer their d-pad for fighting games, but not the online......what should i do?

hegetshiskeys
hegetshiskeys

I absolutely can't stand the 360s directional pad. Trying to pull off tough moves in Ultimate MK3 can be a terribly frustrating experience. Also, trying to cast spells in Castlevania: SOTN (like Soul Steal) lead to me almost throwing my controller out the window. I could go on and on. And NO, my controller isn't broken! None of them are. It's the eeffin D pad!! MS needs to develop a controller with a D pad that's similar to Sony's or Nintendo's cuz these games suck trying to poke around with the current one. I think I'll pass on this, sorry MS

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Firstly, lol @ "going Commando". Secondly, is Commando 3 the third installment of Capcom's Commando that was ported to NES years ago? I love that game, though it's too hard. I don't even remember beating it.

Wezker619
Wezker619

AWWW the graphics are so fricking awesome. Street Fighter is better on the 360 anyway.

xneoken
xneoken

I'm glad to hear about the "rebalanced mode" and hope that is the default mode at tournaments. Despite having a huge cast of characters, at tournaments you will mostly see O.Sagat and Dhalsim, the two most powerful characters in the game as well as being the easiest. Remix looks great and probably will be reasonably price. Hopefully the redo the sounds. The voices from Super Street Fighter was too high pitch, almost girly.

lamprey263
lamprey263

well, I think I might get it despite the online lag since I'll mostly just be playing with friends infront of the same TV

09231991
09231991

ummmm, lets not forget people, its only a beta, they aren't going to let you play as every character yet. Anyways, this game looks friggin sweet!

thebeast619
thebeast619

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Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

why they couldn't do the same thing for PS3.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Having only Ken or Ryu to play as is almost as bad as having only one character to choose from.