Way back in November, Capcom revealed that an online multiplayer version of Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers for Genesis was coming to the Wii’s Virtual Console. Fast-forward more than five months, and now it’s here, completely out of nowhere!
The game is just like it was on Genesis, with the added feature of online play. It marks the first time since the Wii’s release that a Virtual Console game has been enhanced with a new feature. In the past, Nintendo was adamant about not touching up anything about their Virtual Console releases, opting instead to keep the emulation as faithful to the originals as possible.
I think I’ll personally stick to Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix, but this might be a title to look into for Wii users itching to play online. Plus, the SNES version of the game excels more visually and in sound capabilities, though I’d say the instrumentation of the Genesis version is much more faithful to the original arcade edition.
If you’d rather pass on yet another iteration of a Street Fighter title, puzzler Block Factory is available on the eShop, and Chuck E. Cheese’s Arcade for DSiWare. Yeah, I’m not sure where that came from either.
Oh, and be sure to update your 3DS’ firmware. It adds a new layout for the eShop, folder creation for better menu management, a new StreetPass Plaza puzzle board, and a few other neat doodads.
Block Factory $3.99
Super Street Fighter II™: The New Challengers 800 Wii Points
I Fight Dragons Video Premiere
Also new this week:
• Chuck E. Cheese’s® Arcade (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™) $4.99