Capcom Producer Derek Neal has announced today that Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition will be hitting PSN PLAY on August 23, 2011.
To quote: Available August 23rd, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition takes one of the most revered fighting games in CAPCOM's history and brings it Online.
Quite frankly, the feature set we've included in this downloadable is jaw dropping. In addition to upscaled graphics, we have hundreds of trials, dynamic challenges, and a huge Vault full of all kinds of unlockables.
We have multiple training modes, integrated Tournament support, and 8 player lobbies (with spectator mode!). We have GGPO for near-lagless online play, a robust replay system, and the ability to upload matches straight to YouTube - from within the game! All of this, and much, much more.
We are also very excited to be the lead title in the brand new PSN PLAY program. Now with PSN PLAY, you're able to pre-order this game now. This is actually the first time a pre-order program has been offered for a downloadable PSN title, and we couldn't be happier than to help lead that charge.
The pre-order period for the game runs through August 18th, and people who pre-order during this period will receive a special gift: a custom Third Strike theme for their PS3! Here's a sneak peek of what it will look like:
If that wasn't enough, we are also announcing that we'll be giving a free gift to everyone who purchases the game between now and through September 19th: a free key that unlocks the hidden boss character, Gill. This boss character is a ton of fun to play, and can be used in all of our casual game modes, such as Arcade and Player Match. (He is not available in Ranked matches or in Tournaments.)
Finally, PlayStation Plus members will be excited to hear that they're getting a special deal: an additional 20% off on this already great value! So what are you waiting for?! Pre-order now. Buy this game... it's time you realized that it's the THIRD STRIKE THAT COUNTS!
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