SAN MATEO, Calif.— March 13, 2008— Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Xbox LIVE® Gold subscribers will be able to access the Beta test for the eagerly anticipated Super Street Fighter® II Turbo HD Remix when they purchase Wolf of the Battlefield™: Commando 3. This will be the first time that a Beta test has been run across the Xbox LIVE network for a digitally distributed Xbox LIVE Arcade game. Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 will be available this spring for 800 Microsoft® Points, with the Beta version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix releasing shortly thereafter. The final version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PLAYSTATION® Network later this year.
When an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber purchases Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, they will also be able to download Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Beta when it is released shortly afterwards through Xbox LIVE Marketplace. This unique Beta version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will allow players to select from one of two Street Fighter characters, either Ryu or Ken, and battle online. This Beta test will help Capcom stress-test the network code underlying the incredible online features that power the multiplayer modes of the game. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix online modes include Player or“Quarter” Match, Ranked Match, and Tournament Mode. The Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Beta will run for approximately eight weeks.
The Capcom arcade classic receives a whole new look as Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix comes to both Xbox LIVE and the PLAYSTATION Network this fall. Capcom will maintain the integrity of the popular game by utilizing the original game code while upgrading the graphics with new artwork and high resolution 1080p images. Again, all of the art, from character animation to stage backgrounds, will be completely redrawn by Udon Entertainment, the company responsible for the US Street Fighter series of comics. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will include both online and offline competition for one or two players.
The full version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will feature:
• All new 1080p high-definition art for Street Fighter characters and backgrounds created by Udon Entertainment, creators of the Street Fighter comic books
• Features all 17 of the original Super Street Fighter® II Turbo characters including Ryu, Guile, M. Bison and Akuma
• New optional“Rebalanced” Mode: massive changes across the board to all Street Fighter characters as created and tested by some the world’s top-ranked professional Street Fighter players
• One to two player head-to-head play either offline or online
o Single player vs. CPU
o Player vs. player over the same console
o Player vs. player online
• Training mode helps fighters hone their skills
• Improved network code for the best possible online fighting game experience
• Numerous online features:
o In-game voice chatting between players
o Matchmaking flexibility through multiple options
o Personal and friends statistics tracking
o Quarter Match Mode– this spectator-based system allows online competitors (2 competitors and up to 4 spectators) to use a“virtual quarter” to“buy into” heated two player matches
o Comprehensive worldwide rankings and leader boards by character - tracks overall wins and losses, number of throws, perfects, highest combos and more
• Widescreen support with option to select classic 4:3 mode for SF purists
• Choose from either classic Super Street Fighter II Turbo music or optional newly remixed tunes
• Option to play as the original Super Street Fighter II Turbo 2D sprites for traditionalists
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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