Reviews are in and aggregated for Capcom’s recently released Nintendo Switch exclusive, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, and they are not positive on the whole. As the newest version of the fighting classic, Ultra Street Fighter II seems to have retained the core gameplay fans have come to love in Street Fighter II‘s many versions, but many critics seem to agree that a $40 price tag is too steep for a glorified replay of a 1991 game with some additional features.
The Switch version of the game has received many
mediocre reviews, with an aggregate critics’ score of 67 on Metacritic. Ultra Street Fighter II runs the gamut of positive to negative reactions, the former mostly based on the retention of the tight trademark gameplay and the latter usually based on lackluster attempts to make the game new and interesting again according to some critics.
The significance of this score has gone back and forth over the past few days, as a statement from Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto came out and was reported as saying, “Capcom will monitor [Ultra Street Fighter II‘s] performance with regard to supporting the Switch.” Many were concerned that these low scores would in turn lead to low sales, which could result in Capcom decreasing or outright dropping support for the Nintendo Switch.
However, Nintendo Everything has since managed to make a direct translation of the quote, showing that Tsujimoto’s words were much less ominous: “We are releasing Ultra Street Fighter II on the Switch in May, and we’ll be keeping an eye on it as we decide where to go from there.” Not only that, but Capcom has also announced that Monster Hunter XX is being ported to the console, and given how excited that has gotten Japanese investors, it seems safe to assume that Capcom will continue to support Nintendo’s newest hardware regardless of how Ultra Street Fighter II ends up performing.
Have you played this Nintendo Switch exclusive yet? And what are your thoughts on review scores and how this port of a classic has being handled? Leave your thoughts in the comments below; just do us a favor and don’t start duking it out like Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.