The agonisingly slow drip drip drip of new SNES games on the New 3DS' Virtual Console turns into a bruising gush this week, with three classic Street Fighter games on their way to Nintendo's handheld, as announced by Nintendo UK's Twitter account.
Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers and Street Fighter Alpha 2 are all due on July 28th, and while the prices haven't been disclosed just yet (though it's likely they'll be £7.19, in line with other SNES games on the 3DS) there will be a buy two get one free offer available until August 11th.
Released in 1993, Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting is perhaps the most iconic iteration of Capcom's fighting game, while Street Fighter 2 Alpha is the most technologically advanced that appeared on the SNES. Alongside Star Ocean, it was one of only two games to utilise the S-DD1 chip which ensured a robust if not entirely faithful arcade port.
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers, however, is the one I have the strongest memories of, having somehow managed to raise £100 to pick up the import version from a shop in Slough way back when, all to get a headstart with the amazing Fei Long. All of a sudden that £7.19 for the 3DS version doesn't seem so steep.