When the Nintendo Switch was revealed, many eagle-eyed fans noticed that the ad showed a clip of Street Fighter. It was a 2D Street Fighter though, which made fans even more intrigued. Turns out that this was the first look at Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, which is a remake/update of the classic Street Fighter II with some extra features only for the Switch. Despite initial praise for the title, upon release fans really didn’t take to it nor have critics who have given it middling review scores.
This has raised the question of whether the game is even worth getting for $40 when a very similar is available for $2.49 on PSN. This was brought to the attention of others by Reddit user Nycetech, who happily noted that this game was basically 20x cheaper than Ultra Street Fighter II. There are some differences such as characters, ability to switch between styles, a Hadouken mode, and more–but at its core, it really is the same game in many players eyes.
What has made Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers even more curious is that Capcom has said that the game’s success will determine their future support for the Nintendo Switch. This has caused quite a stink with fans as they wonder why Capcom would put future support of a booming console on a port that costs $40.
For proof, look no further than the Reddit thread, where players scoffed the $40 price and Capcom for what they have been doing with the franchise:
“Capcom doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing with Street Fighter anymore, and I say that as a fan who still plays SF5 regularly,” says rafikiknowsdeway1.
What do you think? Is Capcom doing wrong by this game and by fans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.