CAPCOMÂ® PACKS A PUNCH WITH STREET FIGHTERÂ® ALPHA ANTHOLOGY FOR THE PLAYSTATION2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
SUNNYVALE, Calif. â January 24, 2006 â You win! The ultimate in arcade brawlers comes home as CapcomÂ® today announced Street FighterÂ® Alpha Anthology for the PlayStationÃ¢2 computer entertainment system, a monumental compilation of the entire Street FighterÂ® Alpha arcade series. The collection features direct arcade conversions of Street FighterÂ® Alpha, Street FighterÂ® Alpha 2, Street FighterÂ® Alpha 2 Gold and Street FighterÂ® Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, the âpint-sizedâ Super Gem Fighter Mini MixÂ® (also released on consoles as Pocket FighterÂ®), is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc. Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is scheduled for release throughout North America in summer 2006. To date, the Street Fighter franchise has sold more than 27 million units worldwide.
All titles in the collection feature three core gameplay options. Arcade mode pits competitors against a series of CPU controlled opponents in order to beat the game. Versus mode allows two players to choose among the cast of characters for intense head-to-head battles. Fighters can practice special moves and combos to hone their skills in the training mode. Additionally, all four Alpha titles feature survival mode as well as a dramatic battle mode which allows 2-on-1 tag team matches.
Street Fighter Alpha brings together a cast of 13 characters from the collective Street Fighter universe. The seriesâ inaugural title introduces super combos and alpha counters to add a new dimension to fighting. Street Fighter Alpha 2 ups the ante with 18 fighters and several new options including high and low Alpha counters as well as more moves and combos for each character. In addition, the second title launches the Custom Combo system which lets players use up a super meter to perform devastating multi-hit combos. Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold is an enhanced version of the previous game featuring different versions of some of the characters. The most robust entry, Street Fighter Alpha 3, includes an unprecedented 25 characters and offers players the choice of three âismsâ fighting styles made popular in previous Street Fighter games. Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix rounds out the anthology with miniature versions of popular Capcom fighters in fierce battles. Combatants vie to collect power-up gems as they perform an array of special attacks and powerful combos.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Street Fighter, Capcom and its products can be found on the companyâs web site at www.capcom.com or www.capcom.com/streetfighter/.