The Capcom’s fighting game series remains one of the most famous videogame franchises of all time. Street Fighter at 35 years-old has had all manner of spin-offs and incidental appearances. Just yesterday, a new collaboration saw Street Fighter 6 characters coming to The King of Fighters All Star. However, one of the most beloved alternatives to all that punching is the Puzzle Fighter series. And now, Street Fighter 6 players will get to experience Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo as a game-within-a-game.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is a tile-matching puzzle game. It originally launched in arcades back in 1996. The name is a play on Super Street Fighter II Turbo, as despite being characterised as a sequel, it was in fact the first title in the series. This in-joke would later be resurrected with Super Ultra Dead Rising 3′ Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α. But that’s a story for another time.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo in Street Fighter 6
As a tile-matching game, most will be familiar with the gameplay in Puzzle Fighter. However, in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, gems can only be eliminated by coming into contact with a Crash Gem of the same colour. This then eliminates all adjacent gems of that colour, setting up the potential for huge chain reactions. During the game, ‘super deformed’ versions of various characters from two of Capcom’s fighting game series, Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, act out a comical battle based on how the game is going.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo is now available to play within Street Fighter 6. The game can be found in the Game Center. However, it’s not currently known which edition of the game is being emulated here. As stated above, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was originally released in arcades. But there have been multiple ports over the years, including PlayStation, Saturn, Dreamcast, PC, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Other New Additions
While the addition of Puzzle Fighter is undoubtedly the headline, Street Fighter 6 also receives a number of other new additions today. The new Outfit 3 series brings new looks to 18 characters. A new feature also added today will allow players to select their opponent’s outfit and colour during online matches. As long as a player owns the outfit and color, they’ll be able to customise their opponent’s look accordingly. The opponent does not need to own the outfit or color, and the feature will not affect what the opponent sees on their own screen.
However, unlike Outfit 2, Outfit 3 is only available for purchase. This new series cannot be unlocked via World Tour. Each Outfit 3 will cost 300 Fighter Coins and will include all 10 available colors. Outfit 3 for all Street Fighter 6 Year 1 DLC characters will arrive when Akuma is released in Spring 2024.