After Capcom released Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike near the turn of the century, the company pretty much got out of the Street Fighter business. The series faded away for a decade and fighting games, once a marquee attraction became a side show.
Good going, 3rd Strike. And... welcome back?
This year, riding the wave of a Street Fighter resurgence that began with 2009's Street Fighter IV, 3rd Strike is back as Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: Online Edition, a downloadable, enhanced port of the game available for download later this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Why did this game deserve to come back? How has it been enhanced? And what's it mean for people who maybe started Street Fighting with Street Fighter IV. Capcom's Seth Killian explained it all to us yesterday during a noisy demo of the game in New York.