The vastly underrated fighter Street Fighter III is finally getting a release on the current generation of hardware… or so it seems. Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono announced over the weekend that the third iteration of SFIII, Third Strike, is going to be released as an online edition.
The issue with the announcement? No specific hardware choices were announced; the only statement made was that it will be a downloadable affair. The assumption is (of course) Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network (and maybe PC?).
Those expecting a visual makeover along the lines of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix should probably get their expectations in order. Not only would the complexity of such a project be unheard of, that surely would have been part of the announcement to get fans hyped up. This will likely be the standard port with all of that beautiful animation intact, and now with online play, a great boost for Xbox Live players who lost support for Street Fighter Anniversary when Xbox Live went offline for the original Xbox.