Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection release date revealed

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection announced in December 2017 now has an official release date. According to Capcom, the upcoming collection, which features several Street Fighter games, will be available to purchase on the three big gaming consoles starting May 29. When that date arrives, gamers will be able to buy the collection for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The Street Fighter series is an expansive one, and this collection will make it a bit easier to enjoy altogether. A total of 12 games from the franchise will be offered in this series, the most recent title dating back to 1999:

Street Fighter

Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II: Champion Edition

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting

Super Street Fighter II

Super Street Fighter II: Turbo

Street Fighter Alpha

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Street Fighter III

Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

The Anniversary Collection is available to pre-order now; those who purchase ahead of time will get a copy of Ultra Street Fighter IV to download. Capcom says that the Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike titles will be online-enabled, bringing both the classic arcade experience and the ability to battle other people online.

Other collection features will include an interactive timeline and exclusive art via "Museum Mode," the ability to listen to series music in the Music Player, sprite viewers, and more. According to Destructoid, the Nintendo Switch version will also include a Tournament Battle mode, which will allow up to 8 players to engage in local battles.

Though some details are still missing, we do know that the online gameplay (on supported titles) will include global leaderboards, lobbies, and both casual and ranked matches. All things considered, the Anniversary Collection appears to be a solid compilation for series fans with modern consoles. Ahead of the collection's release, Capcom has made screenshots, as well as a few pieces of game art, available on the franchise's website.