Capcom has announced Capcom Fighting Collection which, arriving this June, will feature nine classic one-on-one brawlers and one puzzle game in a single package.
Because, while the Street Fighter 6 announcement gave us Wide Ryu, it wasn’t the only title to be revealed when Capcom’s Countdown reached zero. If you’ve got fond memories of pumping your pocket money into Capcom’s arcade machines, or if you’re wondering what all the fuss was about, Capcom Fighting Collection could be right up your street.
It’s set to arrive this June 24th, hitting the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch. Aside from the obvious, ie, the Street Fighter 2 series, it’ll sport a range of titles that are less famous (outside of Japan) but still more than worth your time.
The titles that’ll feature in Capcom Fighting Collection are:
- Night Warriors
- Vampire Hunter 2
- Vampire Savior
- Vampire Savior 2
- Red Earth
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Hyper Street Fighter II
- Super Gem Fighter MiniMix
We’ve played all of these titles and while Cyberbots is probably our least favourite, there’s not a duff title here. There is, however, scope for confusion, given that some of these games were known by different titles.
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge was technically Darkstalkers 2 but was known as Vampire Hunter in Japan, and Vampire Hunter 2 isn’t a sequel but a “Super” version of Vampire Hunter. So the series goes Darkstalkers, Night Warriors (Darkstalkers 2), Vampire Hunter 2 (Super Darkstalkers 2), Vampire Savior (Dark Stalkers 3) and Vampire Savior 2 (Super Darkstalkers 3).
Oh, and Hyper Street Fighter II is a new version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo that lets you fight as characters (and versions) from any Street Fighter 2 game. And Street Fighter Puzzle Fighter II Turbo technically features head-to-head action, but it’s more of a puzzle game in the vein of Puyo Puyo Fever.
Still, if you’ve got the slightest interest in one-on-one fighters, Capcom Fighting Collection could be a must-have. According to Capcom, it’s not just a lazy conversion either, it’s set to feature online play, fully customisable buttons, a soundtrack museum and much more. You can get your hands on it when it launches this June 24th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.