Street Fighter II

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Street Fighter II
DeveloperCapcom
PublisherCapcom
Tec Toy (Master System and Mega Drive in Brazil)
Systems3DO, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, C64, CPS Changer, DOS, FM Towns, Game Boy, GBA, Genesis, Legends Flashback, PC Engine, PS2, PS3, PS4, SNES, SMS, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, X68000, ZX Spectrum
ReleasedStreet Fighter II: The World Warrior
Arcade WW: March 1991
Super Famicom JP: June 10, 1992
DOS EU: July 10, 1992
SNES NA: July 15, 1992
C64 EU: August 20, 1992
Spectrum EU: September 14, 1992
SNES AU: October 23, 1992
Amiga EU: November 15, 1992
SNES EU: December 17, 1992
Atari ST EU: December 20, 1992
Amstrad CPC EU: December 31, 1992
DOS NA: April 26, 1993
CPS Changer JP: July 14, 1994
Game Boy JP: August 11, 1995
Game Boy NA: September 16, 1995
Game Boy EU: November 23, 1995
Wii (VC) JP: December 2, 2006
Wii (VC) NA: December 25, 2006
Wii (VC) AU/EU: January 19, 2007
Wii U (VC) WW: August 22, 2013
Wii U (VC) JP: June 25, 2014
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) NA: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) EU: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) JP: October 25, 2018
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Arcade JP: March 18, 1992
Arcade AU/EU: May 13, 1992
PC Engine JP: June 12, 1993
Arcade NA: August 3, 1992
Genesis NA: September 27, 1993
Mega Drive JP: September 28, 1993
Mega Drive AU: October 22, 1993
Mega Drive EU: October 29, 1993
X68000 JP: November 26, 1993
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) NA: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) EU: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) JP: October 25, 2018
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Arcade WW: December 9, 1992
Super Famicom JP: July 11, 1993
SNES WW: August 1993
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) NA: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) EU: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) JP: October 25, 2018
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
Arcade JP: September 10, 1993
Arcade NA: September 11, 1993
Arcade Asia: October 5, 1993
Arcade EU: November 19, 1993
Mega Drive, Super Famicom JP: June 24, 1994
Genesis, SNES NA: July 18, 1994
Mega Drive, SNES AU: August 17, 1994
Mega Drive, SNES EU: August 24, 1994
Mega Drive Brazil: 19xx
X68000 JP: September 30, 1994
FM Towns JP: October 7, 1994
Amiga EU: 1995
DOS NA: 1996
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) NA: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) EU: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) JP: October 25, 2018
Legends Flashback: October 29, 2019
Street Fighter II'
Master System BR: September 1997
Super Street Fighter II: Tournament Battle
Arcade: 1993
Switch (30th Anniversary) NA: May 29, 2018
Switch (30th Anniversary) EU: May 29, 2018
Switch (30th Anniversary) JP: October 25, 2018
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Arcade WW: February 23, 1994
Arcade update NA: March 23, 1994
Arcade update EU: March 1994
3DO NA: November 7, 1994
3DO NA: November 14, 1994
3DO AU: November 21, 1994
3DO EU: November 23, 1994
DOS NA: May 5, 1995
DOS AU: June 1, 1995
DOS EU: June 2, 1995
Amiga EU: 1995
Dreamcast JP: December 22, 2000
GBA JP: July 13, 2001
GBA NA: October 30, 2001
GBA AU: November 1, 2001
GBA EU: November 2, 2001
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) NA: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) EU: May 29, 2018
One, PS4, Switch, Win (30th) JP: October 25, 2018
Hyper Street Fighter II: Anniversary Edition
Arcade JP: December 22, 2003
PS2 JP: December 22, 2003
Arcade NA: 2004
PS2 EU: May 27, 2004
PS2 NA: August 31, 2004
Xbox JP: October 28, 2004
Xbox EU: October 29, 2004
Xbox NA: February 22, 2005
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
PS3 NA: November 25, 2008
Xbox 360 NA: November 26, 2008
PS3 EU: February 19, 2009
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Switch WW: May 26, 2017
Added to
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Switch (Ultra Street Fighter II): January 31, 2018
DOS (Street Fighter Series): November 10, 2019
Switch (30th Anniversary): April 19, 2020
Flashback (Super Street Fighter II): May 2, 2020

Street Fighter II was a fighting video game by Capcom, originally released for the arcade market in 1991.

History

The 1991 arcade release was titled Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and was also known simply as Street Fighter II.

The game was a smash hit, leading Capcom to release an updated version with additional playable characters titled Street Fighter II: Champion Edition in 1992.

Also in 1992, the Taiwanese hacking group, Hung Hsi Enterprise Taiwan, released a bootleg version of Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. The title screen of this version only displayed Street Fighter II. However, it is colloquially known as the Rainbow Edition because of the color of the text on the title screen. This version made tweaks to the special moves of the various characters and increased the speed of the game.

In December 1992, Capcom released Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. While it is uncertain whether this game was released as a response to the Taiwanese bootleg, the former increased the speed of the game in a matter similar to the latter. This version also added new special moves for each character.

In 1993, Capcom released Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers. This version balanced the abilities of the characters and added four new characters to the playable character roster.

The Sega Genesis release titled Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition was a compilation containing both Street Fighter II: Champion Edition and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.

In Brazil, Tec Toy released Street Fighter II' for the Sega Master System. This version combined elements of Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers.

Super Street Fighter II: Tournament Battle, released in 1993, was a special edition of Super Street Fighter II that allowed up to eight players to battle in an elimination tournament.

In 1994, Capcom released Super Street Fighter II Turbo. This version added new combination moves known as super combos and air combos. It also added the new secret character, Akuma.

Hyper Street Fighter II: Anniversary Edition was released in 2003. All of the main characters from the previous Street Fighter II games were playable in this version.

In 2008, Capcom released Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. This version included the original assets from Super Street Fighter II Turbo as well as a remake of the game using high definition art created by Udon Entertainment. The high definition version also included remixed versions of the music from previous versions created by OverClocked ReMix members.

The series culminated in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, which was released in 2017. Like Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, it was a remake of Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Also like its predecessor, it included a version with high definition resources as well as a version with the original resources. It also balanced the moves of some of the characters, added grapple breaks, added a cooperative gameplay mode where two players can team up against one character controlled by artificial intelligence, and added a first-person-battle mode known as Way Of the Hado.