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Capcom Fighting Evolution shipping to retailers
Get ready for another dose of 2D fighting mayhem.

by | November 16, 2004

Although the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection domestic release is still months away, fighting enthusiasts will be delighted to dig into Capcom's other highly anticipated 2D installment....

Street Fighter 4!

No wait, that's not right. What I meant was, Capcom Fighting Evolution has been announced for release for the PS2 platform. Capcom Fighting Evolution features a remarkably diverse cast of characters from five of Capcom's classic fighting franchises: Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth and Street Fighter Alpha. The default roster consists of Ryu, Guile, Guy, Demitri, Felicia, Yun, Chun Li, Leo, Hauser, Guy and Sakura; plus several additional hidden characters (including a few that didn't make the cut from the dismissed Capcom Fighting All-Stars title).

The gameplay offers two-on-two team battles in which players choose a character for each round of battle; strategically pick the combatant based on the opponent's power and weakeness. This should be cake for fighting veterans...

Each character maintains their unique fighting style from their respective title, so players must strategically use each one's combat system to defeat that of their opponent as they square off in battle. With two-on-two action, gamers can mix and match their team from any of the different titles. The character change system allows players to choose a combatant for each round of the battle. Pitting the right competitor against the opponent based on the strengths of the fighting systems will be the key to victory.

A recap of some of the features includes a 6-button control scheme, Arcade, Vs. and Training Modes. In addition, Capcom Fighting Evolution will include a gallery mode to view character illustrations, endings and additional items by meeting certain conditions in the game. Sadly, you won't be able to take the action online, a reality which PS2 gamers ultimately had to face with Street Fighter Anniversary Collection.

Naturally, we'll be picking the game up this week. Look forward to our hands-on report.

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