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As optimistic as many diehard Nintendo fanboys and fangirls may have been, I don’t think anyone really expected the Switch to be quite as popular as it has been. The hybrid console is remarkably hard to find in stock and now it might be even harder to find, because we’ve got a new fighting game to play. And by new, I mean a game that’s fundamentally more than two decades old and we still want it. Here’s Ultra Street Fighter II.

When the Nintendo Switch first launched, people basically said there was no point in getting it unless you really wanted to play the new Zelda and that’s fair enough. Then, we got to have a new Mario Kart that isn’t exactly totally new either. It’s just the best version of an old game with some jazzed up extras.

It’s obvious enough that they’re banking on nostalgia here and the newest entry in the Street Fighter franchise is no exception. Don’t confuse this with the HD Remix that we got about a decade ago either, because clearly it’s totally different. Totally. Realistically, there are maybe three main reasons why you might consider this.

First, you get Violent Ken and Evil Ryu unlocked straight out of the box, complete with new moves and new art. Second, there’s a weird co-op mode where you can go 2-on-1 versus the computer. And third, it’s the best iteration of Street Fighter II that you can actually take with you, though you’re still stuck with just four face buttons until we get to carry around an arcade stick to go along with the Switch.


In any case, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is available now for $39.99 in both physical and digital download form.

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