Capcom Announces Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max

by Jay Cochran
November 17, 2005


Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisherof video games, today announced that its popular Street Fighter franchise will make its debut on the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system with Street Fighter® Alpha 3 Max. A direct conversion of the critically acclaimed arcade fighting game, Street FighterAlpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes. Adding to an impressive roster of more than 30 renowned characters from the world famous Street Fighter universe, four additional fighters are joining the fierce competition. Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is scheduled for release throughout North America in February 2006. To date, the Street Fighter franchise has sold morethan 27 million units worldwide.

Utilizing the PSP system's superior performance and technology, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max features new content specifically designed for the system. A gameplay mode new to the Street Fighter Alpha series, Variable BattleMode, has been implemented to allow real-time tag team brawls. Tag out and the second fighter enters performing a jump attack, a move useful for escaping tight situations. Yun, Maki and Eagle, from Capcom vs. SNK 2, as well as Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Evolution, enter the arena and are perfectly reproduced with all new original storylines. Versus battles heat up with the Wi-Fi League Battle Mode that allow a maximum of eight players to duke it out in round-robin mini tournaments.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max delivers the same compelling experience that players have come to expect from the series. Gamers can choose an ‘ism’ to govern a characters ability to perform powerful combo moves and select from a host of different gameplay modes which offerendless replay value. Arcade Mode pits the player in a series of matches against CPU controlled opponents. In Survival Mode, battle against a series of enemies until getting KO’d. Dramatic Battle Mode lets players team up with a CPU controlled character to fight an enemy. Fight the final boss in Final Battle Mode. Play alone or with friends in four network modes: Go mano-a-mano with any playable character in Versus Mode. Select a team of three characters and engage in a series of team battles withTeam Battle Mode. In Versus Dramatic Battle Mode, mix and match the combinations of brawlers as gamers can stack the deck against an opponent with 2 characters-on-1 character matches. Participate in infinite tag team competitions with Verses Variable BattleMode.

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil MayCry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Street Fighter, Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web siteat www.capcom.com or a href="www.capcom.com/streetfighter/">www.capcom.com/streetfighter/.

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Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Breath of Fire are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Internet connection and Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately). All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.


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