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'Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting' (X360) Fastest Selling XBLA Title

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2006 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT

Capcom's Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting has seen a phenomenal record of downloads since it’s debut on August 2. Within the first 24 hours of it’s unveiling, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting has become the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade title to date with hundreds of matches being played every hour.

Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting’s overwhelming success can be attributed not only to its arcade roots but also its timeless gameplay. Thousands of users continue to flock online to purchase the game with the hopes of proving who truly is the world’s best street fighter. The ultimate retro gaming experience is now available worldwide for download on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.

“We are elated by the tremendous response Xbox Live users have given Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting as players around the world vie to be on top of the game’s numerous leaderboards,” said Charles Bellfield, vice president of marketing, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “It'll be exciting to see who ranks number one on Xbox Live Arcade after the first weekend of gamers playing the greatest arcade title in history."

“The phenomenal response to Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting on Xbox Live Arcade comes as no surprise as this has been one of the most eagerly anticipated titles of the summer,” said Greg Canessa, Group Manager of Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft. “We are thrilled that gamers everywhere are jumping into Xbox Live Arcade and enjoying the fantastic game play experiences this title and our platform has to offer.”

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting not only delivers several offline modes and numerous leaderboards and achievements, it takes advantage of the new online features of Xbox 360 and the console’s powerful processing capabilities to create a seamless online multiplayer experience. Among several online options is an exclusive mode called “Quarter Match”, which introduces a new way of reliving the exhilarating arcade experience at home. Xbox 360 users can connect to the Xbox Live entertainment network and access Xbox Live Arcade to download a free, feature-limited version which offers two playable characters for one match. When they are ready to prove their skills, users can then unlock the full version of the game, enabling players to choose from all eight original characters as well as four boss characters, each with theirown special endings and home levels.

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