120w ago - Capcom Marketing Lead Vince Tran has announced alongside a video trailer that Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition is live on PSN today.
To quote: Today is the day that fighting game fans from around the world have been waiting for - Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition is about to go live on the PlayStation Store!
We are super excited to be bringing what gaming websites have been calling a piece of fighting game history to all of you to enjoy. For those of you who haven't seen this game in action, check out the launch trailer below.
One of the deepest and most sophisticated fighting games of all time, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition maintains an arcade-perfect experience while including additional features such as updated graphics, a deep online experience, and a new challenge system that encourages players to push themselves and reap rewards for accomplishments that go far beyond mere wins and losses.
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition will be available to download later today on PlayStation Network for $14.99.
Get hyped guys, because it's time you realize that it's the Third Strike that counts!
121w ago - Capcom Producer Derek Neal has announced today that Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition will be hitting PSN PLAY on August 23, 2011.
To quote: Available August 23rd, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition takes one of the most revered fighting games in CAPCOM's history and brings it Online.
Quite frankly, the feature set we've included in this downloadable is jaw dropping. In addition to upscaled graphics, we have hundreds of trials, dynamic challenges, and a huge Vault full of all kinds of unlockables.
We have multiple training modes, integrated Tournament support, and 8 player lobbies (with spectator mode!). We have GGPO for near-lagless online play, a robust replay system, and the ability to upload matches straight to YouTube - from within the game! All of this, and much, much more.
We are also very excited to be the lead title in the brand new PSN PLAY program. Now with PSN PLAY, you're able to pre-order this game now. This is actually the first time a pre-order program has been offered for a downloadable PSN title, and we couldn't be happier than to help lead that charge.
The pre-order period for the game runs through August 18th, and people who pre-order during this period will receive a special gift: a custom Third Strike theme...
122w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an EVO interview today with Capcom's Seth Killian on PSN Street Fighter III and Street Fighter X Tekken.
To quote: This August sees the long-awaited PSN release of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, followed by Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 in November and Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012.
I caught up with Capcom's Strategic Director of Online & Community Seth Killian at EVO, the world's biggest fighting game tournament, to get the latest updates on all three games.
Killian did me one better, discussing Capcom's evolving view of community engagement and sharing his analysis of Noah "The Prodigy," the eight-year old Marvel vs Capcom 3 competitor who captured the imagination of EVO attendees when he outmatched much older players to place among the competition's top 64 finalists.
PlayStation.Blog: Street Fighter III was famously a huge departure from Street Fighter II, earning it a fair bit of controversy. How does it hold up today?
Seth Killian, Strategic Director of Online & Community: For me, the essence of any great fighting game is learning how to read the mind of your opponent. If you can do that, Street Fighter III gives you the ultimate way to show that off...