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Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition DLC

Capcom has announced the release of the first DLC pack for Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition. This color pack will include 7 new colors for each character and will be priced at $2.99 and should be available on September 6 for the Xbox Marketplace and Playstation Store. The next DLC which should be available next month will include all the themes from Street Fighter 3: New Generation and Street Fighter 3: Second Impact.

There was a semi-secret tournament at the Capcom offices earlier this year which featured 16 players from around the world. 4 of those players were from Japan. This tournament will be included as 2 DLC packs; 1 DLC pack will contain the top 8 of the tournament and the other will feature the best matches from the tournament. All the matches will include commentary and there is more than an hour’s worth of matches. These 2 DLC packs will be available later on this year.

New Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition Release Date & Trailer

Capcom has announced the release date for Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition which will be August 23 for $14.99 and will be available for both Xbox and PS3. Check out the new video below.

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Launch Party

Capcom is throwing a launch party for the disc release of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. The party starts at 7 pm and will be held at Vessel located at the following address:

85 Campton Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 433-8585

The launch party will also feature Street Fighter x Tekken and Street Fighter 3: Online Edition.

E3 Interview with Yoshinori Ono for SFxT, SF3:3SO, Future Projects

In an interview that lasted about a hour, Ono spoke about Street Fighter x Tekken, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online, and various other projects in the future. Check out a summary below or check out the entire video after the summary.

Street Fighter x Tekken

• Mentioning that this is a big hint, Yoshinori said that he’s working on bringing back characters that didn’t make the cut for Street Fighter 4 into Street Fighter X Tekken. You’ll see some characters that you haven’t seen in awhile.

• Ono added that if SFxT matches up with Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition’s roster, which is 39 characters, that means about 15-20 fighters on each side, so SSF4′s roster will have to be trimmed down a bit to keep the sides even. Yoshinori mentioned that if the roster gets beyond 40 fighters, it gets a bit difficult to memorize moves and stuff.

• Capcom is going to try and tone down the teasers in the future, because as many people have stated, they aren’t really teasers trailers because they show who the fighters are.

• They don’t want to cut any features they had in SF4, they want to add on to it, not take away with SFxT. This was in response to if the game has a rivals mode, but it implies an overall approach as well.

• There’s a “Cross Rush” system in place which is basically a Chain Combo setup going from Light 2x/Medium/Hard to do combos.

• The game won’t have a really deep story mode like there is in Mortal Kombat 9, which Ono said complimented on, but you will see a story mode like you’ve seen in previous Capcom fighters. Ono did say they’re looking at doing something like the MK9 team did in the future though.

• “Big surprising announcements,” for SFxT at Comic-Con.

• They’re trying to blend the art styles of SF4 and Tekken characters, using more saturated colors and thicker lines to try and find a balance.

• They want to see how the YouTube upload feature works for SF3 3s OE before they commit to putting it into Street Fighter X Tekken. They didn’t say one way or the other whether this would be included or not.

• Capcom staff grabbed copies of Tekken 6 and have been studying them on how to add the Namco characters into SFxT. Namco has seen their characters in game & have been happy with how they’re being implemented.

• The “watery” graphic effect seen in the SFxT trailers will show up when doing things like Launchers and the Cross Rush, similar to the ink effect when doing a Focus Attack in SF4.

• Expect more news about the Vita version of SFxT at Comic-Con, especially about Cole from inFAMOUS.

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online

• Late Summer Release date.

• Chances are Street Fighter 4 Volt (iPhone/iOS) will be out before Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition.

• Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition has a scanline option for graphics, and an arcade cabinet mode, along with many other features that haven’t been revealed yet.

• There are all sorts of training mode challenges for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition to help get players into the game.

Future Projects

• Creating a fighting game with all new characters doesn’t sound likely. Ono said it goes against the philosophy he wants to work with where he wants to keep things familiar for fighting game fans, without changing up the tool set and the rule book they’re used to playing under. If they were to do something new, it’d still probably incorporate elements of their previous fighters.

• Capcom doesn’t have immediate fighting game plans for the Wii U, but it is an interesting platform and they’re looking at it.

• It was said that nothing has been decided about Darkstalkers yet. Ono still wants to make it, but the project hasn’t official been pushed through.

• If a new Capcom vs. SNK were to happen, it wouldn’t be announced any time soon, as there are a lot of hurdles to overcome.

• SSF4 Arcade Edition content on the 3DS is something they’ll consider, but there’s also the chance to do something else entirely instead of just the AE upgrade, as the 3DS has a lot of potential.

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Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Details

Capcom has released some more information regarding Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online on their website and other sources. Check them out below.

• Ranked / Player Match / Tournament online modes.

• 8 player lobby with spectate option.

• In a lobby the next pair of players get to play rather than winner rotating through losers. Unsure if you can alter this in option.

• 100 trials and 100 challenges to earn points for use to unlock some 200 items from the Gallery Vault.

• Quarter Matches | 8 Man Spectator Mode | Random Character Select | OG and Remix Sountracks all via Capcom’s Christian Svensson

• Dip Switch modes i.e. System Direction | Preview option in Combo & Parry Training modes to show you what you’re supposed to do.


Bringing the new generation of World Warriors to new consoles, Street Fighter® III: Third Strike online Edition takes one of the deepest, most sophisticated fighting games of all time online with an arcade perfect re-creation.

Featuring the unique and memorable characters of the Street Fighter® III series, GGPO-enabled online allows players to use their technical moves – like the series-defining parry system – in a seamless, arcade-like environment. High-quality, HD-filtered graphics emphasize the smooth animation, a vault of unlockables allow for replayability, and an integrated leaderboard combined with an extensive and viral YouTubeTM Replay Sharing system encourage players to bring their A-game.

• Street Fighter® Continues: Set in a timeline after Street Fighter® IV, follow the next chapter in the epic Street Fighter universe

• GGPO-Enabled online play: Street Fighter iii: Third Strike online Edition will be the first pure fighting game to use true GGPO-enabled online functionality, allowing for pixel-perfect arcade play online, including a matching system and leaderboards

• Unchanged Arcade Gameplay: Utmost care was taken to maintain an arcade perfect experience and preserve the deep gameplay system that has become revered as one of the most sophisticated in the fighting genre

• Upgraded visuals: With new art and UI matched to hand-tuned HD filtering options, players can customize their viewing experience to their preference, even playing in a simulated arcade cabinet

• YouTubeTM replay Sharing: Not only will players be able to watch local and global match replays in-game, but with a click of a button they can upload replays directly to YouTubeTM to share with the rest of the world

• Watch with Friends: A new channel that broadcasts a continuous live feed of the best match being played at any given moment, and also enables searches for specific matches to be viewed solo or with buddies

• Special Features and Unlockables: Optional side panel appears on-screen to provide challenges and track progress as players push their limits to unlock achievements and rewards.