Capcom Dishes Out New SSFIITHDR Beta Info, Screens


Just in case it slipped your mind, Capcom has extended a friendly reminder that the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive beta test begins tomorrow. The only criteria for entry is that you purchase the XBLA version of Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 for 800 Microsoft Points. After that, you’re all set to begin the download.

At this point you are probably wondering what exactly the beta will entail. Well, let me tell you. According to the note Capcom sent me today, the beta will provide only two fighters to choose from — those two being Ryu and Ken, duh! — and a good variety of play modes to test out, including Player or “Quarter” Match, Ranked Match, and Tournament Mode as the online offerings, and even a little local, offline two-player brawling.

The best news of all, however, is the proposed length of the beta phase. For a game like this, you’d probably think the beta would be maybe a couple weeks. But oh no my Street Fighter loving friends, it’s actually going to last upwards of eight weeks! The estimated end date is August 20th right now, but keep in mind that Capcom is reserving the right to close it down “whenever we decide that we’ve had enough people using cheap moves on us online.” So if you want the beta to run its full course, don’t be cheap bastards. Got it?

With that I’ll leave you with this gallery of six new screenshots. Two gameplay videos are supposed to be coming along tomorrow too, so be on the lookout for those.

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