Calling all fans of gem breaking, moonlight loving night warriors, and full metal fighters! Capcom Fighting Collection launches June 24 and is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Store.
For those of you who weren’t ready to put your quarter in the machine yet, Capcom Fighting Collection features ten different fighting games straight from the arcade, including two darkstalkers games never released outside of Japan. Each game also supports online play with the rollback network code, making it easy to test your skills and prove you’re the best.
Pre-ordering will also give you a mix of bonuses, including 18 music remixes from artists like Cap-Jams, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Keizomachine!, Olive Oil, and Matt Cab. Also included are new exclusive illustrations by Yuri Kataiwa, Sakutamo, Ryuji Higurashi, Tamio, and Chisato Mita, featuring various characters from each game in the collection in each artist’s signature style!
We have more information about the ten games included in Capcom Fighting Collection here. Today, we are talking about two absolute gems in this collection. It’s all fun and games until someone gets a chain of 8. Puzzled by that? Well, let’s bring you up to date with…
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (nineteen ninety six)
For many, this game needs no introduction, but for those who are not familiar, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo take familiar faces from Street Fighter, darkstalkersand a few other Capcom fighting games, and brings them together into… one puzzle game!
Instead of directly attacking your opponent, you are dropping gems on a board to crush your opponent. When a Crash Gem appears, matching it with the same color will smash all connected gems of that color as an attack, and your chibi character will unleash their own unique moves to match. In classic puzzle game style, the person whose stack reaches the top of the screen loses the round… and in classic fighting game style, whoever wins two matches first wins the match! It’s more brains than brawn in this one, so you’ll need to carefully place individual gem drops to create even bigger gems, cascade Crash Gems to trigger combos, and send plenty of Counter Gems to your opponent before they have the opportunity to retaliate. !
Each character has their own pattern of Counter Gems that they send out to an opponent, so choosing the right character for your strategy is key. Playing against the CPU will also feature unique, and typically wacky, story introductions and endings for each character. Where will Ken’s quest for fortune and fame take him? Will Felicia be able to make it to the Broadway stage? Will Ryu find the answer at the heart of the battle (puzzle)? There is only one way to find out!
Legend has it that a certain master of the Saikyo style is also playable, although choosing him as your character might make you see red.
Super Gem Fighter Mini Max (1997)
I 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 a roster of miniaturized characters returning from puzzle fighter as well as some newcomers, gem fighter it’s a total mix of fighting game style and wacky additions to everything you think you know about head-to-head gameplay.
In traditional fighting game style, you’ll 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 executed with a single button press or a combination of punches and kicks, allowing you to chain attacks as your character goes through a variety of animations and even costume changes.
Every attack that connects with an opponent also sends gems flying across the screen. Collecting gems will boost your special abilities and can also have unique effects on moves, such as transforming Ryu’s shoryuken into an impressive electrical hook. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for items that restore health, orbs you can throw at opponents, and all sorts of Capcom references in character animations, KO’s, background items, and more. With gems flying everywhere, items that can turn a game around, and moves that power up over the course of a game, 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 quarter in the machine with “I’ve got the next one,” be sure to pre-order. Capcom Fighting Collection so get ready to crush it on June 24 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! Included is a wide variety of iconic series titles 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 just getting into them for the first time! ■ Full featured online modes Players can aspire to top the global leaderboards in ranked matches, or create a lobby with friends for casual games or just watch some exciting matches. Supported by a strong Rollback network code that offers a stable and smooth online experience. ■ Rookies are welcome. Beginner-friendly features such as training mode and special one-button motion control options are included. You can also save and load at any time for a quick replay! ■ Additional content: The Museum This file presents more than 500 illustrations and development materials in the 10 included titles. It also includes concept art that has never been shown to the public before and behind-the-scenes footage that gives insight 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 only versions Japanese) The following contents are available as pre-order/early purchase bonuses. Enjoy additional original content created by some great artists! Additional museum content Each will be downloaded in the “Museum” of the game. 5 new exclusive illustrations by: Chisato Mita Yuri Kataiwa Ryuji Higurashi Tamio SAKUTAMO 18 music tracks remixed 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, Use of Tobacco, Violence / In-Game Purchases