Ultra Street Fighter II Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Live

by Matthew Hayes

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(Photo: Capcom)

Eager to get your retro fighting game fix on the Nintendo Switch? If so, you'll be happy to know that Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is now available to pre-order. The Nintendo Switch remaster is currently listed on Amazon and Best Buy's websites, and you can find the links here and here, respectively.

Ultra Street Fighter II is listed for $39.99, but if you pre-order on Amazon (or buy the game within the first two weeks) you can get a 20% discount, bringing the price down to a very reasonable $31.99. If you're more of a Best Buy guy or gal, you can get the same deal through Best Buy's Gamer Club Unlocked, which offers the same discount for the same period of time.

"Street Fighter II, the most iconic fighting game of all time, is back on the Nintendo Switch! The newest iteration of SFII in nearly 10 years, Ultra Street Fighter II features all of the classic characters, a host of new single player and multiplayer features, as well as two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!"

This isn't just a straight up port of the original game, either. There are multiple new features and bonuses for long-time Street Fighter fans in this attractive little package.

  • Choose between classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip, or enjoy a refined new modern look!
  • Team-up with a friend to take on the CPU opponent in “Dynamic Battle” mode. Create new two-character combos and attack the CPU on both sides!
  • Battle it out with a friend in local multiplayer or take the fight online in Ranked and Casual matches.

Ultra Street Fighter II will also ship with a bizarre new first-person mode where you hold the Joy-Con controllers in each hand and use a variety of motions to throw hadokens and attacks at your opponents. It's a weird on-rails battle mode, and to be honest it didn't look very good, but it's there if you want it. More exciting will be the art gallery included. Street Fighter veterans will get a kick (pun intended) out of this digital museum which houses over 250 pages of Street Fighter artwork.

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers launches on May 26 on the Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned to WWG for additional coverage.

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.