The return to one of the best fighting games to have ever graced an arcade machine is making its return to the ring on XBLA and PSN. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition brings back everything fans loved about the original Street Fighter III, but has come back with a ton of new features and modes. The game features upgraded visuals, new training modes, challenge modes, and a fan favorite feature in GGPO.
This is the first pure fighting game to use GGPO. GGPO is a netcode that allows smooth arcade play over the internet. Capcom has added this feature in hopes of having a lag free experience for people with a good connection. People will also be able to save replays and instantly upload them to YouTube for the world to see. Capcom has also updated the visuals of the game to HD quality and also created new artwork for the game. This game is a piece of fighting game history that you should not skip out on if you are at all a fighting game enthusiast. While the game is more on the harder side, with time it can be a player’s best friend. Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition is available now for $14.99 on the PSN and 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.