Yes, the title is completely accurate and no, you have not accidentally clicked on an article from 1991. Considering the internet was still in its infancy at the time, that would be pretty much impossible. No, this is an article written in 2017 about how Capcom and iam8bit have decided to join forces to release a 30th-anniversary edition of "Street Fighter II" for the SNES. Why? Mostly for collectors.

What is included?

We have to give it to them, both companies went out of their way to pull out all the stops to recreate the original package. "Street Fighter II" comes in a classic SNEX box, including a new cover print.

Fans and collectors will undoubtedly get a kick out of seeing it in all its 1990s glory.

Inside the box, there is the cartridge and a restoration of the original booklet. The cartridge contains the original game code and runs perfectly well on NTSC SNES consoles. Capcom has yet to mention whether a PAL version will also be released, so Europe and some parts of Asia might be left without an option.

Only 5,500 copies of "Street Fighter II: Legacy Cartridge Edition" will be made available around the world, so it is very much a first come first serve situation. It is unlikely whoever decides to buy it will do so to actually play the game. Anyone who wants to experience "Street Fighter II" already has by this point, and they probably own multiple copies on a few different consoles.

This is for people who want it for their shelves, or for those planning to re-sell it for a profit further down the line.

The original game

"Street Fighter II: World Warrior" hit the arcades back in the early 90s and is credited with starting the Fighting Game boom seen during that decade. The gameplay might seem rather pedestrian by today's standards, and it mostly kept to the rules set by the original "Street Fighter," but honestly, it is still playable and enjoyable today.

There are eight playable characters and a further four which are CPU exclusive. Fighters like Ryu, Balrog, Vega, Ken, and Chun-Li are a huge part of pop-culture and continue to be popular points of inspiration for cosplayers all around the world.

It should be noted that the first entry in the franchise was not particularly well received, so it was far from a sure thing when Capcom released the sequel. In Japan, they did not even release that huge a stock, which resulted in people having to pay well over the standard price just to get a copy.