It’s time to dust off your Wii U consoles and get some cardio in before you ruin your friendships on Mario Kart 8. No, I don’t mean playing Wii Fit and actually getting real cardio. Your console will be getting the exercise when you download Street Fighter Alpha 2 tomorrow off of the North American virtual console! (Seriously though, your Wii U has gained some weight, just sitting around and eating bytes.. )
If there’s anything that tickles nostalgia, it’s a Street Fighter game. It’s safe to say that anyone out of school now grew up playing this iconic brawler franchise and can still recall the fond memories of settling sibling rivalries with a spinning bird kick or hadoken. Now, you can call up your brother and tell him to put the bottle down, it’s time to relive your adolescence with the 1996 classic.
The price is rumored at $7.99, and the classic is everything you remembered and more. Boasting new hidden moves and reversals for every character, Capcom is also happy to announce that all your favorite characters are back. Even better, the previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison will be joined by five new fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura, and the classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.
So, Xbros, who among you is going to be picking this gem up and settling down with Mountain Dew to relive the good ol’ days?
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Follow her on Twitter @beltravi or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go, go, TEAM XBRO!