Street Fighter 2 comes to Nintendo Switch Online as a Genesis game

Street fighter 2the premier retro fighting game, has arrived on what is arguably the premier retro game subscription service, Nintendo Switch Online – but strangely not in any of its Super Nintendo incarnations.

Despite its close relationship with the Nintendo console over several releases, including the iconic Street Fighter 2 Turboo, the classic Capcom fighter has been added to Switch Online’s Sega Genesis collection in the Genesis version, Street Fighter II’: Special Champion Edition.

This version is a good choice: it contains both the Champion edition And Turbo: Hyper Combat rulesets, making it relatively extensive as home console versions fall within the incredibly complicated Street fighter 2 release history. (Seriously, there have been so many versions of this game.) Special Champion Edition was the first incarnation of Street fighter 2 be released on a Sega system.

Would it be cynical to suggest that Nintendo opted for a Genesis instead of an SNES version of Street fighter 2 so it could put it in the additional, more expensive subscription tier of the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack? Maybe.

Participate Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition in the latest, full Genesis Nintendo Switch Online update are a trio of platforming games. Expansion Pack subscribers get access to the cult-like nostalgic objects Flashy And kid chameleonas well as the lesser known Pulseman.