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March 6, 2004
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition - Preview
Release Date Publisher Developer Anticipation Players Price

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E Honda's hundred hand slap.
More retro goodness is coming to Playstation 2. This game Hyper Street Fighter 2: The Anniversary Edition is a comilation of the legendary Street Fighter 2 games. Based on the acclaimed 'Street Fighter II Turbo' system, Hyper Street Fighter II features all the different versions of each character ever to appear in a Street Fighter II title and places them in one game. This perfect reproduction of the legendary fighting game will appeal not only to those who experienced the huge phenomenon that was 2D beat 'em ups during the late 1980s and 1990s, but also young players who have never played Street Fighter II before.

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Selection screen.
While Hyper Street Fighter II utilises the character sprites and sound samples found in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, each character's actions are faithfully replicated from each specific Street Fighter game. For example, you could have Ken from the original Street Fighter II, before his dragon punch had its additional reach and his hurricane kick performed multiplehits up against Ken from Street Fighter II Turbo. It's going to be an epic battle through the Street Fighter universe to find out once and for all who is the ultimate warrior.

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Chun Li. She's so fine...
Game modes include Champion Edition, Turbo, Super, Super Turbo and World Warriors. Icons will appear on screen in place of the Super Turbo super meter, denoting which version of a character you've selected. In addition to the fighting itself, Hyper Street Fighter II will also feature a gallery mode, which will contain artwork, opening and ending sequences from all the games and credits for the various instalments.

As an added bonus Hyper Street Fighter II will include a bonus film - Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. This feature length anime movie sees Guile, Chun-Li, Ken and Ryu fighting side by side to defeat the infamous Shadowland organisation led by master criminal Bison.

Finally the game is going to be released in the UK for the low pricepoint of £19.99 which, while still unconfirmed should also be released here in Australia at a lower price point of $AU79.95. Expect a release in June.