Calling all gem-crashing fans, moonlight-loving night warriors, and full metal fighters! Capcom Fighting Collection launches on June 24 and is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Store.
For those of you who weren’t ready to put your penny on the machine, Capcom Fighting Collection contains ten different fighting games straight from the arcade, including two darkstalkers games never released outside of Japan. Each game also supports online play with rollback netcode, making it easy to put your skills to the test and prove you’re the best.
Pre-ordering also gets you a combination of bonuses, including 18 music remixes from artists like Cap-Jams, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Keizomachine!, Olive Oil and Matt Cab. Plus, exclusive new illustrations by Yuri Kataiwa, Sakutamo, Ryuji Higurashi, Tamio and Chisato Mita are included, featuring different characters from each game in the collection in each artist’s signature style!
We have more information about all ten games in Capcom Fighting Collection here† Today we are talking about two absolute gems in this collection. It’s all fun and play until someone gets an 8 chain. Surprised by that? Well, let’s update you on…
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (1996)
For many, this game needs no introduction, but for those unfamiliar, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo takes familiar faces from street fighter† darkstalkersand a few other Capcom fighting games, throwing them together in… a puzzle game!
Instead of attacking your opponent directly, drop gems onto a board to crush your opponent. When a Crash Gem appears, matching it with the same color will destroy all connected gems of that color as an attack, complete with your chibi-fied character unleashing their own unique moves to match. In classic puzzle game style, the person whose stack reaches the top of the screen loses the round… It’s brains over muscle in this one, so you have to carefully position individual gems to create even bigger gems, use cascading crash gems to trigger combos and send lots of counter gems to your opponent before they get a chance to take revenge!
Each character has their own pattern of Counter Gems that they send to an opponent, so choosing the right character for your strategy is key. Playing against the CPU also displays unique – and typically bizarre – story introductions and endings for each character. Where will Ken’s quest for fortune and fame lead him? Can Felicia make it to the Broadway stage? Will Ryu find the answer in the heart of the (puzzle) battle? There’s only one way to find out!
Legend has it that a certain Saikyo-style master is also playable, but if you choose him as your character, you might see red.
Super Gem Fighter Mini Max (1997)
Love the chibi aesthetic of? Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, but miss the fights? You can get the best of both worlds thanks to Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix† Featuring an array of miniaturized characters returning from puzzle fighter as well as some newcomers, gem fighter is a total mix of fighting game flair and absurd additions to everything you think you know about live gameplay.
In traditional fighting style, you have access to a punch button, a kick button and a variety of special moves… but that’s where the similarities end. Combos can be performed with a single button or a mix of punches and kicks, allowing you to string attacks together as your character goes through a wild variety of animations and even costume changes!
Any attack that connects to an opponent also sends gems flying across the screen. Picking up gems will boost your special abilities and can also have unique effects on moves, such as transforming Ryu’s shoryuken into a stunning electric uppercut. Also keep an eye out for health-restoring items, orbs to throw at opponents, and all sorts of Capcom references in character animations, KOs, background elements, and more. With gems flying everywhere, items that can change a match, and moves that become more powerful over the course of a match, it’s a game that fighters of all skill levels can enjoy!
That’s all for now, but if you’re ready to put that penny on the machine with an “I’ve got the next one,” make sure you pre-order Capcom Fighting Collection so you’re ready to crush it on June 24th when the 10 game collection hits the Xbox Store!
Capcom Fighting Collection
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Ten of Capcom’s most popular arcade games in one epic collection! A wide variety of titles have been included from iconic series such as Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, Cyberbots and the first home console port of Red Earth! And of course, all titles support online play! This is the perfect collection for both arcade veterans who remember the titles and those who want to dive in for the first time! ■ Full-featured online modes Players can strive to top the global leaderboards in ranked matches, or create a lobby with friends for casual games or just watch exciting matches. Supported with a robust Rollback netcode that provides a stable and smooth online experience. ■ Beginners Welcome Beginner-friendly features such as training mode and dedicated one-button motion control options are included. You can also save and load anytime for a quick fix! ■ Additional content: The museum This archive contains more than 500 illustrations and development material on the 10 titles included. It also includes concept art that has never been shown to the public before, and behind-the-scenes materials that give a glimpse into the development process. Not only that, you can listen to over 400 music tracks recorded from the arcade versions of each title. Included game titles (Japanese and English versions selectable for most titles *1) Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness Red Earth (*1 Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire are Japanese versions only) The following contents are available as pre-order/early purchase bonuses. Enjoy additional original content created by some great artists! Museum Bonus Content Each is downloaded to the in-game “Museum”. 5 exclusive new artwork by: Chisato Mita Yuri Kataiwa Ryuji Higurashi Tamio SAKUTAMO 18 remixed music tracks by: CAP-JAMS (8 tracks) Knxwledge (6 tracks) Mndsgn (1 track) KEIZOmachine! (1 track) Olive Oil (1 track) Matt Cab (1 track) Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium: Three Wonders Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium rated TEEN with Blood and Gore, mild language, partial nudity, suggestive themes, tobacco use, violence/ in-game purchases