Update: Street Fighter series executive producer Yoshinori Ono has stepped in to deny that Street Fighter V Champion Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch, stating that it “does not exist right now.”
Original Story: It would seem to appear that Street Fighter V Champion Edition may be headed to Nintendo Switch.
EB Games Canada has sent out a tweet stating that Capcom’s fighting game is headed to the portable home console, encouraging customers to pre-order it in-store.
Capcom pitches Street Fighter V Champion Edition as “the most robust version of the acclaimed fighting game,” letting players choose from 40 fighters, 34 dynamic stages, and more than 200 stylish costumes across both single-player and multiplayer modes.
The iconic fighting series has been met with tremendous success on Nintendo Switch, and it wouldn’t be completely unimaginable to see Capcom want to continue to build on that.
However, Street Fighter V Champion Edition is still yet to release on PlayStation 4 and PC and, with little over two weeks to go until they launch, it doesn’t seem to be a particularly feasible time for them to make a surprise reveal that the game is coming to another platform.
The “strategic partnership” that was made between Sony Computer Entertainment and Capcom for the original base game may also dampen such chances further. Even though, seeing as it has been developed using Unreal Engine 4, the porting process to the portable home console would be approachable.
Other than that, it could simply be a mistake that EB Games Canada has made. The specialist retailer may be drumming up last-minute pre-orders for the upcoming PlayStation 4 version, and accidentally wrote Nintendo Switch on a scheduled tweet without realising.
Then again, it wouldn’t be the first time that the retailer has leaked a game’s existence…
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