It seems that all the complaints have not been in vain. Major Nelson has posted the following:
There is an auto update now available for 'Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting.' Xbox Live users will be automatically prompted to accept this auto update the next time they sign in to Xbox Live with SF:II. When I asked what the update does, I got this from the marketing team:
The title update will address connection and time out issues that have been reported by players. In addition, the Leaderboards will be cleared in order to offset players that have cheated by causing intentional disconnections.
While these issues shouldn't have made it into the final game, it's great to see that the Microsoft and Capcom are serious about fixing these issues. It does however bring up an interesting question: Should games be re-reviewed if they were scored lower based on something that gets fixed in an update?
So as most of you know already Street Fighter II : Hyper Fighting was released this morning after far too many delays. While most people have been happy with the (mostly) lack of lag, personally it has been a very humbling experience. Has it really been that long since I was able to beat this game on a single quarter?
Xbox.com has removed Frogger (Summer 2006) from the "recent addition" under Xbox Live Arcade today... and put it under a new category, "Coming soon to the Arcade". Along with 4 other Xbox Live Arcade games - Cloning Clyde (Summer 2006), Texas Hold 'Em Poker (TBD), Lumines Live (July 2006), and Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (Summer 2006).
Who knows what to think? What to believe?
... For the 8th time? This time, Xbox Australia points towards a July 30th release. While it is rare that any Arcade game gets a specific release date other than "the end of April" or "sometime this year", especially Street Fighter II, believe it when you see it folks.
If the release date is correct, which we doubt it is.. could you at least 'throw us a bone', Microsoft? Where are the other Arcade games?
Also, since when did any marketplace content release on a Sunday? I think it's just a 'safe' way of saying 'sometime in July'.
UPDATE: It looks like that date for Street Fighter II has changed on Xbox Australia, to an incredibly vague "2006". .. We liked the "July 30" a bit more.
Xbox.com has finally added a new game to the forums, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting. So now we can stop our Street Fighter II conversations on the "Astropop" or "Uno" boards (I'm guilty). With the forum finally appearing, and the recently released Marketplace content for Street Fighter II, I have a feeling that it's close to its long - awaited release... real close... I hope.
There's a decent, 3 page, preview up at gamespot. For all you achievements junkies out there it does describe them all, although doesn't state the point values. Here's a summary:
Based on what we saw of the work-in-progress game, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting is looking solid. The offline game is looking good and the online experience, though there's still work to be done, has potential that it's close to realizing. As it stands right now, what we've played could pass for "good enough," but we're hoping that Capcom will be able to do the work needed to get it to be better. Though there's still no word on exactly when the game is releasing or how much it will cost, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting is still expected to ship in Q2 2006.
You can read it all here.
After a better look through the video posted by XboxZone, we were able to pick out a fair bit of the Achievement details from Street Fighter. Here they are:
It seems that the guys from XboxZone.com.au have posted a video of the Street Fighter II presentation made last week in Australia. The link to it is here. If you listen carefully the presenter talks about how it's going to be one of the next three games to be released (We can only guess as to what the others will be, but my guess is two of Uno, Texas Hold'em, and Cloning Clyde). Not the best of quality recordings, but does show us what to expect.
UPDATE: there's also a video of the Cloning Clyde presentation here (Thanks qwerty)
So it seems that MS has finally decided to update there list of XBLA games to include Street Fighter. Currently it's completely devoid of any information, but at least it's another step on the (long) road to it's release.
Interestingly enough, no other game was added, not even Uno