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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition Announced

Ono busts out a surprise reveal at Comic-Con.

If Street Fighter X Tekken isn't your cup of hadoken, perhaps the other game Capcom announced over the weekend is. At its panel during San Diego Comic-Con, series producer Yoshinori Ono revealed Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, a downloadable version of the 1999 Dreamcast fighter.

Few details have been released about this resuscitation. At the panel, Ono said that the team is "going to take [its] time to bring [it] out," and we shouldn't expect it in the "immediate future." Ono didn't bother with even the smallest of specifics like the game's media-type or if it's a creation along the lines of Street Fighter II HD Remix
 


Eurogamer discovered that it was a "downloadable title" this morning, but the gigantic mystery--what the "Online" part of the name really means--is still unanswered. Could it possibly allude to network support? Online fighting? Is that even possible? Oh wait. Yes, of course it's possible. Uh... let's just call that "mystery solved" and move forward, cool?

The current talk is that work on Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition is just getting underway. Ono seemed to allude to this during the panel prefacing his release expectation comments with, "Now that I have announced it, the company can't stop us." No, sir, I bet they can't.
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Posted by BradNicholson

If Street Fighter X Tekken isn't your cup of hadoken, perhaps the other game Capcom announced over the weekend is. At its panel during San Diego Comic-Con, series producer Yoshinori Ono revealed Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, a downloadable version of the 1999 Dreamcast fighter.

Few details have been released about this resuscitation. At the panel, Ono said that the team is "going to take [its] time to bring [it] out," and we shouldn't expect it in the "immediate future." Ono didn't bother with even the smallest of specifics like the game's media-type or if it's a creation along the lines of Street Fighter II HD Remix
 


Eurogamer discovered that it was a "downloadable title" this morning, but the gigantic mystery--what the "Online" part of the name really means--is still unanswered. Could it possibly allude to network support? Online fighting? Is that even possible? Oh wait. Yes, of course it's possible. Uh... let's just call that "mystery solved" and move forward, cool?

The current talk is that work on Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition is just getting underway. Ono seemed to allude to this during the panel prefacing his release expectation comments with, "Now that I have announced it, the company can't stop us." No, sir, I bet they can't.
Edited by Ithryn

hadukon
 
awww

Posted by TheDrake

yay

Posted by Aarduil

Hakudon!

Posted by TheLegendofLuke

I think "Online Edition" just means you'll be able to play it online and not some deeper meaning.

Posted by DoctorWelch

I have never actually played Street Fighter 3, so I am pretty interested in this. Also, its kinda crazy how many fighting games Capcom is pumping out right now, or even how many fighting games are coming out/being worked on by anyone.

Posted by Jeffsekai

What? This was news like 2 days ago.

Posted by Skogen

Looks like i'll end up having 3 copies of Third Strike when this version comes out. DC, PS2 and the new one.

Posted by SOTIGHTSOTUFF

 "Now that I have announced it, the company can't stop us."
 
Fantastic.

Posted by Blaqueronin

I hope they don't change the art, like HD REMIX. Think HDR was a great game, but the art wasn't that great.

Posted by cikame

I only recently got into street fighter, bought SF3 for xbox after playing SSF4 and i like it a little more than 4.
The only downside, widescreen stretches to fit instead of being true widescreen, the emulation on the 360 lags very very rarely but it happens and the graphics are very blocky, it would look much better on an sdtv i'm sure its a display thing.
 
So have true widescreen and higher resolution and i'm sold, as long as it has an arcade mode, if it's online only i'm not sold, i'm not a competitive person.

Posted by Shibbles
@Aarduil said:
" Hakudon! "
And, as a dazed Ryu shouted these words as he pointed his hands at M. Bison, able to finish him off for good, he realized the direness of his situation: the trauma from the blows to the head he suffered had left him with brain damage, and he could no longer remember his famous technique.
 
Worriedly, he ran up to the stunned Bison and crouched below him. "Shorkeyun!" he shouted as he jumped in the air and promptly fell down, leaving Bison untouched. Recollecting his senses, Bison walked over to the confused fighter. 
 
"Well, Mr. Street Fighter. I believe you're down for the count," Bison chuckled as he raised his heel over the helpless fighter's temple.
Posted by BenderUnit22

It's actually an MMO, you can play as either Ken or Ryu

Posted by foxhound421

YEEEEEEES!!! 
 
this is the best thing that happened at Comic-Con

Posted by Solh0und

Release the Q-ken!

Posted by Dan_CiTi
@cikame said:
" I only recently got into street fighter, bought SF3 for xbox after playing SSF4 and i like it a little more than 4. The only downside, widescreen stretches to fit instead of being true widescreen, the emulation on the 360 lags very very rarely but it happens and the graphics are very blocky, it would look much better on an sdtv i'm sure its a display thing.  So have true widescreen and higher resolution and i'm sold, as long as it has an arcade mode, if it's online only i'm not sold, i'm not a competitive person. "
Fighting games without fighting other people would be like Diablo without loot or Mario without jumping. 
Posted by Rolento
@Shibbles:  
Awesome.
Posted by nycityisme

about time!! just look out for the mass use of ken's, chun li's, and ryus'!! watch all the people who tried to main makoto in super relase some amger in 3rd strike!! aha!!
Posted by Druminator

so much Street Fighter now...

Posted by skrutop

Oh, for some reason I thought this was going to be some browser-based thing.  I was wondering why people were so excited.  Now I know!

Posted by lordofultima
@nycityisme said:
" about time!! just look out for the mass use of ken's, chun li's, and ryus'!! watch all the people who tried to main makoto in super relase some amger in 3rd strike!! aha!! "
No one uses Ryu in 3rd Strike. I think you mean Chun, Yun, and Ken.
Posted by harinosho

now this is what i've been praying to gaming jesus for

Posted by Mechanized

If this is just 3rd Strike with a graphics filter and online matchmaking... ugh.

Posted by Yummylee

Never played third strike so mucho happy for this news!

Online
Posted by Cleric

YES!

Posted by bonbolapti

Eurogamer discovered that it was a "downloadable title" this morning, but the gigantic mystery--what the "Online" part of the name really means--is still unanswered. Could it possibly allude to network support? Online fighting? Is that even possible? Oh wait. Yes, of course it's possible. Uh... let's just call that "mystery solved" and move forward, cool?

 That's the most pussy footing thing I've ever read.
Posted by Kratch
@freshym said:
" If this is just 3rd Strike with a graphics filter and online matchmaking... ugh. "
If this is just 3rd Strike with a graphics filter and online matchmaking...I'd still be pretty happy.  I love 3rd Strike and would love to be able to play it on my 360 or PS3.
Posted by JJOR64
@Jeffsekai said:
" What? This was news like 2 days ago. "
Posted by FreakAche

As someone who only got into fighting games recently I'm a bit confused. I could be wrong, but wasn't Street Fighter 3 sort of the black sheep of the series? I have a retro games store near my house, maybe I'll see if I can pick up the Dreamcast version to see what this is all about.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@FreakAche said:
" As someone who only got into fighting games recently I'm a bit confused. I could be wrong, but wasn't Street Fighter 3 sort of the black sheep of the series? I have a retro games store near my house, maybe I'll see if I can pick up the Dreamcast version to see what this is all about. "
The Dreamcast version isn't a great port. 
 
Black sheep? 3rd Strike considered by many to be the finest 2D fighting game ever made. Its still played in tournaments to this day. The reason it's obscure is because it only received a few ports (because the CPS3 was very advanced for its time) and it didn't have many SFII characters. It was still great, but more for the hardcore players.
Posted by Jazz

Thank god, at last I can chuck basketballs at people again. 
Oh Sean how I have missed you..

Posted by LiquidSwords

The least of the SF games I played. Once it finally came out, I really didn't care for video games anymore.  Can't wait to add it to my collection

Posted by nycityisme
@lordofultima said:
" @nycityisme said:
" about time!! just look out for the mass use of ken's, chun li's, and ryus'!! watch all the people who tried to main makoto in super relase some amger in 3rd strike!! aha!! "
No one uses Ryu in 3rd Strike. I think you mean Chun, Yun, and Ken. "

correct sir!! got games mixed up!! sorry about that!! yun is the one i meant!! thank you!!
Posted by gla55jAw

If this isn't on 360 and PS3 it's a waste.

Edited by DukeTogo

It's called Third Strike for a reason.

Posted by George_Hukas

I hope they can find a way to keep people playing online 3 months after release.

Posted by JJOR64
@cide said:
" I hope they can find a way to keep people playing online 3 months after release. "
There will be a group of people who will play this game non-stop.
Posted by nail1080
@JJOR64 said:
" @cide said:
" I hope they can find a way to keep people playing online 3 months after release. "
There will be a group of people who will play this game non-stop. "
I think MvC2 begs to differ
Posted by George_Hukas
@JJOR64 said:
" There will be a group of people who will play this game non-stop. "
I tried to get a game of MvC2 going the other night but was unsuccessful.. but I am trying to stay positive so I hope you're right!
Posted by dagas

I missed out on this on Dreamcast. Heard from a lot of people that's it's the best SF game. Nice to see it return and give us a new chance to check it out.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Well, I might finally be able to figure out what all the weird people on the internet were talking about when they said that Street Fighter III was super great.

Online
Posted by Dan_CiTi
@nail1080 said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" @cide said:
" I hope they can find a way to keep people playing online 3 months after release. "
There will be a group of people who will play this game non-stop. "
I think MvC2 begs to differ "
Because when it first came out MvC2 had some major bugs...also unless you are playing MvC2 at a high level it's actually pretty boring. 
Edited by Dan_CiTi
@ArbitraryWater said:

" Well, I might finally be able to figure out what all the weird people on the internet were talking about when they said that Street Fighter III was super great. "

Yes! It's one of the most fun fighting games ever made for sure!
@freshym
said:

" If this is just 3rd Strike with a graphics filter and online matchmaking... ugh. "

Hopefully they also give us some better features from the other console versions. Like a better training mode, being able to select the bonus games from the main menu, and possibly include the other SFIII games with it.  
 
I'd love to see a good rebalance, to the least just buffing the low tier characters like Sean and Twelve. It's funny, because Sean was top tier in the 2nd SFIII.  
 

@lordofultima

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@nycityisme said: 

" about time!! just look out for the mass use of ken's, chun li's, and ryus'!! watch all the people who tried to main makoto in super relase some amger in 3rd strike!! aha!! "

No one uses Ryu in 3rd Strike. I think you mean Chun, Yun, and Ken. "
So wrong. People use Chun-Li, Yun, Yang, Ken, Makoto, Urien, Dudley, Akuma, Ryu, Hugo, Q, Necro, Alex, Ibuki(an Ibuki placed top 8 in EVO '09), and even Elena. Watching EVO finals of 3S really isn't the best way to see what the game has to offer. People on GGPO and the Japanese have a much better variety of characters. 
Posted by Tordah

Man, there's been a bunch of Street Figher news lately.

Posted by jdownes

This is great news.  I liked SF3 much more than any incarnation of SF2.  I already have SF3 on PS2 but would gladly pay for it again on PS3 with online support.

Posted by AjayRaz

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by c1337us

I never played Third Strike so maybe this is my chance to check it out.

Posted by arcadmix

PERFECT My favourite street fighter!

Posted by WillyFourEyes

I'm excited, but not fully surprised. I had a feeling that something of that vein was on its way when SFIII-themed avatars made their way to the PlayStation Store.

Posted by Phished0ne
@MysteriousBob said:
" @FreakAche said:
" As someone who only got into fighting games recently I'm a bit confused. I could be wrong, but wasn't Street Fighter 3 sort of the black sheep of the series? I have a retro games store near my house, maybe I'll see if I can pick up the Dreamcast version to see what this is all about. "
The Dreamcast version isn't a great port.  Black sheep? 3rd Strike considered by many to be the finest 2D fighting game ever made. Its still played in tournaments to this day. The reason it's obscure is because it only received a few ports (because the CPS3 was very advanced for its time) and it didn't have many SFII characters. It was still great, but more for the hardcore players. "
 Yeah but when you are talking about video games,  i would say not being popular to the general public would make it a black sheep, considering how popular every incarnation of SF2 was. I mean there are bands that fill up festivals with upwards of 50 thousand people and are stlll considered "cult" bands.  It dosent matter the quality of the game, the lack of public consumption is what makes it a "black sheep".
 
With that being said, eh i dont really care about this, i dont know if i would even consider buying it,  I never played much 3rd strike, and i already have enough games catagorized as  "PUNCH DUDES IN THE FACE: The Video Game".  
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