Capcom announces Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting

Capcom announced its first title for Xbox Live Arcade, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting. In addition to several offline modes and achievements, the game takes advantage of the new online features of Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the console's powerful processing capabilities to create a seamless online multiplayer experience.

Among several online game options is an exclusive mode called 'Quarter Match'. Xbox 360 users can connect to the Xbox Live online game service and access Xbox Live Arcade to download a free, feature-limited version of the game which offers two playable characters for one match. When they are ready for the ultimate retro gaming experience, 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 their own special endings and home levels.Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting will be available on Xbox Live Arcade in early 2006.

Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting includes the following features:
- Online game modes;
- This spectator-based system is a tribute to the title's arcade roots, allowing online competitors to use a "virtual quarter" to "buy into" heated two player matches;
- "Quarters" are used to virtually represent players and pays homage to the arcade tradition of claiming the right to play the next game;
- Recapturing the spirit of swarming crowds at arcades, onlookers can watch the current brawl in a game lobby as they wait to battle the victor;
- Voice chat support allows players to discuss the battleand even trash talk the current fighters;
- Competitors can highlight each other's "quarters" to check out their gamer tag data or add them as friends;
- Before entering the game lobby, users can choose either the competitive or casual option which determines whether stats are tracked or not;
- Offline game options;
- Comprehensive leaderboards;
- Achievements ? complete more than 10 offline and online objectives;
- Fully customizable control options ? players can map attacks to any of the main buttons and have the choice to map all three punches and/or all three kicks to a single button which simplifies complex moves;
- Updated menu screens provide easier navigation;
- 5.1 surround sound;
- Sound options control the volume of the music and sound effects.

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