Take a trip down memory lane with the Capcom Fighting Collection launch trailer
The Capcom Fighting Collection launch trailer has surfaced to the world wide web, and it showcases ten classic Capcom fighting game titles that debuted between 1994 and 2003. In celebration of the Street Fighter series’ 35th anniversary, this new collection contains the arcade versions of all five Darkstalkers games, two Pocket Fighter games, the first console release for Red Earth, the first United States release of Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, and Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition.
Breaking down each individual title, the Capcom Fighting Collection launch trailer first starts off with the gothic horror Darkstalkers series, a fighting game that features monsters from international folklore. Darkstalkers introduced gameplay mechanics that were later on utilized in the Marvel vs. Capcom and Street Fighter Alpha series. The Darkstalkers games include Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (1994), Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (1995), Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire (1997), Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (1997), and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (1997).
Then comes the chibi/kawaii style of 1997’s Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, a 2D fighting game spinoff with characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and even Red Earth. Additionally, the stages have several character appearances from other Capcom titles. Known as Pocket Fighter in Japan, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix takes a unique approach to the standard fighting gameplay while incorporating gems and orbs for power ups and elemental attacks, respectively. Check it all out in the Capcom Fighting Collection launch trailer below!
1996’s Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is technically not a fighting game, but it’s still considered one of the best competitive puzzle games ever made. Retaining the style of Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, the chibi characters are back in action in this parody of Super Street Fighter II Turbo. This was Capcom’s response to Sega’s hit arcade game, Puyo Puyo 2.
1995 saw the release of the 2D mech fighter Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, while 1996 saw the release of the first game on the CP System III hardware, Red Earth. Last but not least on the list is Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, a game that was originally released for the arcade and PlayStation 2.
Also showcased in the Capcom Fighting Collection launch trailer is the BGM Player with over 400 music tracks and the Museum of over 500 gallery items. Both English and Japanese versions of each game will be available along with enhanced features such as EX Settings, mid-game saves, and online play including both ranked and casual matches.
Capcom Fighting Collection is available now on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.