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Ultra Street Fighter 2 Announced for Switch, Has New Characters and Mode

Dramatic Battle also included for co-op multiplayer.


Capcom is releasing a new version of Street Fighter 2 for Nintendo Switch called Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers. It features a new mode and characters, along with the updated art used in 2008's Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

The two new characters are Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. The latter of the two first appeared in crossover fighting game SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos.

"For the first time in nearly 20 years, since Super Street Fighter 2, two new characters join the fight; Evil Ryu and Violent Ken," Capcom said on its website. "This version of Ryu has succumbed to the Satsui no Hado and is now obsessed with fighting in order to prove he is the strongest. His former honorable self has been purged, allowing him to enjoy absolute power and embrace an unquenchable bloodthirst for battle.

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"Violent Ken is the result of M. Bison kidnapping and brainwashing Ken, enhancing his abilities with Psycho Power and twisting his brotherly rivalry with Ryu into hatred. Violent Ken is more ruthless, aggressive, and fearless with moves that feature purple flames instead of his signature fire."

In addition to the classic arcade mode, players will be able to team up in 2v1 fights, similar to the Dramatic Battle mode from Street Fighter Alpha series.

For those that want the classic Street Fighter 2 visual style, Ultra Street Fighter 2 will allow players to choose between pixel-art graphics or HD graphics created by UDON Entertainment.

"Nintendo Switch TV, Tabletop, and Handheld modes allow you to play Ultra Street Fighter 2 at home or on-the-go with brand new single-player and multiplayer modes," Capcom continued. "More information and details on these modes, along with confirmed pricing and release timing, will be shared at a later date."

Nintendo is scheduled to host a livestream on January 13 at 6:30 AM PT / 9:30 AM ET discussing the Switch's upcoming games. Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono will be appearing to talk about Ultra Street Fighter 2.

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