Ultra Street Fighter IV may not be getting a Wii U release, but that shouldn’t stop fans of the console from getting their fighting game fix. Capcom’s got a retro remedy for it in the form of all three SNES releases of Street Fighter II.
To refresh your memory, the SNES got three Street Fighter II arcade revisions from 1992 through 1994, including Street Fighter II (based off The World Warrior), Street Fighter II Turbo (based off Turbo: Hyper Fighting) and Super Street Fighter II (based off New Challengers). All three will be hitting the North American and European Wii U Virtual Console this week at $7.99 a pop.
For those left wondering why you’d buy Street Fighter II or Turbo when you’ve got Super, Nintendo will be instigating a nice little sale in which you buy one and get the other two half off. Europe will be getting the same deal albeit in a less convoluted manner: buy two, get one free.
I’ll be honest: it’s somewhat hard to go back to the SNES versions after playing Street Fighter Anniversary Collection and Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix, but these are incredibly nostalgic titles for anyone who had an SNES in the 90s.
Memories of playing this for hours and hours on end are flooding back to me…