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'Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max' Punches Its Way to Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2006 @ 3:04 p.m. PST

Capcom today announced the release of Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max for the PSP. A direct conversion of the critically acclaimed arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhancedwith 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, fouradditional fighters are joining the fierce competition. Street Alpha 3 Max is now available at retailers across North America and carries a “T” rating for teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). To date, the Street Fighter franchise has sold more than 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 Battle Mode, 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 offer endless 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 ofteam battles with Team 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 Battle Mode.

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