Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Is Now Out

Posted by at 2:22 pm on August 29, 2011

“Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition,” Capcom has faithfully ported the game over to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And when we say faithfully, we really mean it. All the bugs, glitches, and quirks of the original remain, so old hands will feel right at home when picking up the port.

The most obvious addition is online play. Third Strike uses the same GGPO technology as last year’s Final Fight: Double Impact, which in theory, should result in smooth online play.

While Third Strike’s core gameplay remains largely untouched, the visuals have seen an overhaul – at least an optional one. You can stretch the original 4:3 image to 16:9 widescreen, add different smoothing filters, or turn off the modern enhancements all together and add CRT scan lines for the full pixel-filled arcade experience.

This just adds to the nostalgia when playing Third Strike, and coupled with the faithfulness of the port, it makes a great trip down memory lane.

“Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition” is available now for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

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