Street Fighter fans who are picking up Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection have some new incentive to get it on the Nintendo Switch. Tournament Battle, a mode that can't be found on any other console, is making its way exclusively to the Nintendo Switch. In the spirit of maintaining that arcade feeling, the new title allows players to play a tournament as though they were on actual arcade machines.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is an anthology of 12 Street Fighter iterations ranging from the first title all the way up until Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. The collection aims to be an arcade-perfect version of every game with added features including a museum mode, online play for select titles, and, exclusively for the Switch, an arcade-style tournament where players move from cabinet to cabinet duking it out.
The new mode enables four Nintendo Switch consoles to link up locally to play a tournament ladder. Allowing up to 8 players to compete in an ever-slimming bracket, the Switches act as mini arcade cabinets that players hop between as they take on new matches using the Joy-Con controllers. Eventually, the final match will take place on one Switch, where a victor will emerge. This simulates the old-school method of linking four arcade cabinets together for Tournament Battle, which wouldn't work nearly as well on more traditional modern consoles.
The only real downside is that not only do four Switches have to be connected, but each one needs a copy of the game. However, if the group playing doesn't have four players, computer-controlled fighters can be fought instead.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection comes to the PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC this May.
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