Street Fighter III Retrospective Released for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is out – and it’s incredible. Capcom prefaced its released with a series of retrospectives on the franchise, and is continuing them post-release with a new one out covering Street Fighter III. It was a game that so many thought would never exist – and then when it did, people were shocked by it. The roster was nearly completely different than any prior one – meaning you had a lot of characters to re-learn outside of Ken, Ryu, and later Chun-Li and Akuma. It was also known for its lush animation – which remains incredible 20 years later.

The super combos from the Super games returns as Super Arts – and you could choose between three before a fight. Parrying also changed the game because you could avoid all damage, but had to have frame-perfect timing. This would allow you to absorb highly-damaging projectiles or even Super Arts if your timing is right. 2nd Impact changed up the roster a bit and added Hugo and Urien, while also bringing in a native widescreen mode – a rarity in the days of 4:3 displays. 3rd Strike expanded the roster further and added a grading system to show how well you were playing. You can get the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection now on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, or Nintendo Switch now.