Before Capcom rebooted Street Fighter with IV, the main series had evolved into one of the genre’s most technical 2D fighters with the Third Strike release of Street Fighter III. Reaching back into their catalog, Capcom is revisiting the fan-favorite entry with the Live and PSN release of Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition for the 360 and PS3. Now available on PSN for $14.99 and tomorrow on Live for 1200 MS Points, players can also opt to skip out of having to clear arcade mode with all characters to unlock boss Gill and dip switch functionality with some launch-day DLC ($.99/80 MS Points each).
This latest version of Third Strike includes original and new art with HD filtering options, GGPO-netcode for multiplayer with a seven-player “Watch With Friends” in-game channel, and a challenge system. Successfully completing a challenge will earn players Vault Points, which can be redeemed for art, original in-game movies, and more. A training mode is also included to help reorient those who’ve become accustomed to IV’s play style and introduce newcomers to III’s system, as well as a trials mode. It was also announced that the YouTube share functionality will launch within the next few days.
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