Street Fighter is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, and Capcom has some surprises up its sleeves that are set to be revealed later in 2017.
It has been thirty years since the first game in the much-loved Street Fighter franchise was released and, to celebrate the substantial anniversary, Capcom is teasing a special new project that is sure to make long time fans of the games very happy.
In a recent interview with IGN, Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono has teased that there will be some ‘surprises’ coming to the series later in the year. The 30th anniversary of the franchise will be celebrated in style, as a special reveal is going to be made at either San Diego Comic-Con or E3 in 2017. Ono didn’t announce any more details about the reveal, but stated that there would be “one or two surprises” for Street Fighter fans to look forward to.
The producer then took time to reaffirm that Capcom will still be updating Street Fighter 5 in 2017, as well as releasing the mysterious new Season 2 content over the course of the year. Fans who choose to buy the game’s second season pass will be treated to fan-favorite character Akuma returning to their screens, as well as five other fighters in the following months. It is unclear as to whether or not the special reveals later in the year will be related to Street Fighter 5, but with support for the game expected to last until 2020, there’s sure to be a lot of new content coming to the popular title sometime in the near future.
The celebrations for the popular franchise’s anniversary kicked off last week when classic title Ultra Street Fighter 2 was announced for the newly-revealed Nintendo Switch console. The version coming to the handheld/console hybrid will star two new characters and will feature one new game mode, meaning that fans who have sunk numerous hours into the game in its prime will surely not be disappointed with the upcoming release.
In other Street Fighter news, the long-requested Arcade mode is soon to arrive in Street Fighter 5 – in the form of a mod for the title’s PC version. One talented fighting game enthusiast has taken the time to program in the classic gamemode to the latest game in the Street Fighter franchise, in the hope that Capcom will take note of the mod’s popularity and see a viable market for investing in their own version of the Arcade with a future update.
Perhaps the reveal of a working Arcade mode awaits fans at the San Diego Comic-Con, later in the year. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what Capcom has in store for us. Stay tuned for more Street Fighter details as they arrive.
Street Fighter 5 is now available for PC and PS4.