Street Fighter on 3DS Will Play in 2D

Just because Street Fighter IV 3D will appear on the Nintendo 3Ds doesn’t mean Capcom in abandoning the game‘s hallmark 2D gameplay.

Street Fighter IV plays on a traditional side-scrolling, 2D plane in which fighters face each other from either side of the screen, an SSVI producer Yoshinori Ono told Famitsu that the platform won’t change that. The 3DS will be pretty and shiny, but don’t expect SSVI 3D to be radically different from every other Street Fighter game ever made.

In fact, Street Fighter IV 3D will be a lot like SSIV as it appears on consoles, he said. However, Ono mentioned that the SSIV team is considering adding 3Ds-specific controls, since it has a touch screen and slide pad built in.

Nintendo recently has been trying to figure out how it can market the 3DS, which projects a three-dimensional picture. It’s tough to show that in 2D media, it seems.

In addition to new controls, Ono said Capcom is considering finding a use for the system’s wireless connectivity functions as well, but he didn’t give any details.

Capcom recently announced a pair of Street Fighter IV tie-in game with Namco’s Tekken franchise. Tekken traditionally is a 3D fighting game, unlike Street Fighter, so it’s possible Tekken X Street Fighter will be a 3D experience in more ways than just the picture.

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1 Comment on Street Fighter on 3DS Will Play in 2D

Nosey Nosemeister

On July 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Well, ANY game on the 3DS can be played in 2D by using the slider so this isn’t really news at all is it?