Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Due Out This Summer

By Ishaan . June 6, 2011 . 1:58pm


Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition has a release window. The game is due out on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this summer, for 1,200 Microsoft Points, or $14.99.


Third Strike Online Edition is a downloadable game, but Capcom USA say it has the highest budget of any downloadable game they’ve created. They released a new trailer and screenshots for the game today:



  • Re10

    This is insane, 15 dollars for this great game? Hopefully the game will make a come back.

  • This news is better than E3 >_<

  • ffboi7

    So excited!!!!! SFIII: Third Strike the game from my middle school years xD

  • RagnaXBL

    Woah did i see youtube sharing!? i must be dreaming!!

    • Re10

      Wow, I missed that. The features before it were what I expected so I stopped paying attention I guess when they revealed that. 

  • Third Strike is definitely the best Street Fighter in the series. Much better than IV. 

    • thaKingRocka

      I like it, but I prefer ST. Of course, this is because I think the parry system automatically breaks the game. IV is a fun game, but it just doesn’t do for me what ST does.

      • The parry system balances out because of how difficult it is to use effectively.  The skill level required to use it so well that it becomes game-breaking is enormous.  Videos like the famous Daigo Full Parry might say otherwise but that was seriously like a once in a lifetime deal

        • thaKingRocka

          Early on in the life of SF3, before 2I or 3S, an opponent parried my entire super art. I quit playing it in arcades, feeling that while the skill level necessary to break the game was well beyond my own, it would not be beyond the skill level of the average Chinatown Fair opponent. I object to it on principle regardless. There should be absolutely NO gamebreaking techniques whatsoever. Hell, I don’t even think cross-ups or combos beyond three are reasonable elements, and I love fighting games.

        • It’s perhaps a once in a life time deal at a tournament, at that level, but I personally parried whole supers back in my prime. The real challenge of Third Strike came much later, when all the top players could pretty much parry anything you threw at them. That’s when the ground was level again, and the real game emerged. 

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      Personally, I think Alpha 3 is the best of the series. 

      Third Strike I didn’t like until I was able to play with the extra options a bit and turned off parrying, turned on air-blocking, and allowed characters to have more than one super available.

      • PrinceHeir

        hell yeah Alpha 3 all the way, though kinda wish the A-ism last just as short as Alpha 2.

        plus you can parry, provided you lose one bar and can still be punished if parry it and follow up with a wrong move.

        cannot wait for this :P

      • that sounds like mvc to me…..

    • Guest

      Check It out Now,Check it out Yo
      Check it out Now, 3rd Strike Yo
      Yo, I know ya got your options
      So pick the right bid
      Some choices to make
      And mad ruckus to bring
      Just hooked on it
      Da bodies, who want it
      I don’t know where you got your skills from
      Jump off it
      Bring it on, any opponent or contender
      No one can stop this
      With guns or objects
      As far as I’m concerned, yo it’s only one topic
      Join the Street Fighters from bare hands to toxic
      If your an average warrior, I be the master
      I could teach you how to fight and move faster
      One false move kid, that’d be disaster
      I’ll beat you endless and continue the day after
      Street Fighter 3, that’s right, the third chapter
      This game’s for real, no blond’s and no actors
      Pick your character, know one to represent your life
      We’re stompin anybody so make the choice right

      (Let’s get it on now)
      Select and make your first pick
      (Let’s get it on Yo)
      10, 9, 8, 7, 6
      (Let’s get it on Yo)
      Choose and pick the best one
      (Let’s get it on now)
      5, 4, 3, 2, 1
      Repeated X4

      One box will could you messed up and fractured
      Block these uppercuts, they made me the captured
      May the best fighter win and win again
      Battle to the top until his life ends
      But if his life ends and he starts to decay
      May one of us street soldiers can finish things
      See ya talkin to the game couldn’t be talkin to me
      I got enough to beat and more soldiers to bury
      You know, we just clicked in and made you realize
      This game is twice as hard
      You see that with your own eyes
      You’re on the way to choose the kind of life cause ya gotta
      I tell you from now, which fighter will be the hotter
      I don’t think you’ve won this one, just practice
      Just challenge me when your ready, weight your tactics
      High punches, spin-kicks, watch the back-split
      I see you in the air when I make you back-flip

  • Exand

    So I’ve seen the “highest budget of any downloadable game” piece many times regarding this game, but I’ve yet to see what makes it so high? I’m not asking to be disparaging, I’m genuinely curious.

    Oh well, grabbing AE when it hits tomorrow, then 3S when it hits later in the summer. Yay for summer gaming.

    • puchinri

      Ya know, I was reading comments in regards to Megaman 9 and 10 by one of the guys at Capcom USA, and he talked about expensive it was for them to be making Megaman even and how they weren’t cheap about it. Now that they’re saying this, I wonder if there’s a reason as to why they’re so heavily emphasizing how expensive/big the budget is for their downloadable games.

      • The R&D required for making the net code for this game as flawless as it needs to be would be a huge cost. Third Strike, more than any other fighting game, relies on precision timing and split second decisions. They know that this one is only for the hardcore fans. If they muck up the net code / buffering and parries etc., the people who this game is marketed to won’t stand for it. 

        • puchinri

          That makes sense. By as to why they’re going to such lengths to make sure everyone knows how expensive all these downloadable games are is the weird part to me. I would think the quality of the game says enough. There’s no need to go and make sure people know that they put so much money into them.

  • Kris

    Well… the cover certainly depicts who people will be playing pretty well!
    Sarcasm aside, so hype! :D

  • 128bitigor

    “Capcom USA say it has the highest budget of any downloadable game they’ve created.”
    Obviously they haven’t created many downloadable titles then…

  • city_debut

    Highest budget in a downloadable game went to a sprite filter?

  • evilhero

    It’s worth noting that 3sO will support GGPO netcode, something people in the FG community have been screaming for for a long time.

  • Guest

    Yo make your first move, so what’s in gon’ be?

    You’re trapped in the new world of Street Fighter 3

    The 3rd chapter so what’s it gon’ be?

    You’re trapped in the new world of Street Fighter 3

    Make your first move, so what’s in gon’ be?

    You’re trapped in the new world of Street Fighter 3

    The 3rd chapter so what’s it gon’ be?

    You’re trapped in the new world of Street Fighter 3

    Yo rock what you got. Block what you shot

    Another chapter and what you get is what you got

    ‘Nuff warriors here to fight, choose one

    The best of the best will be the champion

    Whose world is this after all?

    Capcom living with LockDown forever y’all

    ?????? sees the violence and death

    ?????? so ain’t ready yet

    If a pack they ain’t ready step up with all you got

    With the fighters who ain’t ready take your regular


    So what? Come down before it’s too late to stop

    Tryin to front like you was kids of the block

    Step too close kid you might get shot

    Only one master’s goin straight to the top

    One false move your whole game gets blocked

    Only one master’s goin straight to the top

  • it’s a good idea. but i have more stuff in mind, if capcom would like to here me out

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