Super Street Fighter II Coming To Virtual Console With Online Play

When you think of the Virtual Console, you often think of overpriced, direct ports of games with no additional features. Prepare to have your perceptions of the service completely blown apart with the news that the Mega Drive version Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers is coming to VC with working online multiplayer.

That’s right – online multiplayer on the Virtual Console,  for an 18 year old game. Weirdly enough, the capacity for online play actually existed for the original release in the form of XBAND compatibility – something that you oldies out there might recall.


No word on pricing or availability for the title as of yet, but if you ever dreamt of seeing SFII Cammy and Sagat going at it over the gut-churningly slow Wii internet service then, frankly, you’re never going to have a better chance.

Source: Capcom Unity



  1. The most expensive game I ever bought was Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition on my Mega Drive, at £60.00.

    And what is Virtual Console?

    • It’s the Wii’s downloadable platform for old games – you can download a host of old NES/SNES/N64/Mega Drive etc. games on it.

      • Thanks – can’t believe I didn’t know that!

        Super Mario World (SNES) and Zelda Link’s Awakening are must-haves, if available.

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