Arcade venues will need to make some room for a few new additions pretty soon. According to an announcement revealed earlier today, Capcom is finally introducing a pseudo-arcade edition of Street Fighter V. SNK was also on site to confirm that King of Fighters XIV will be making a similar appearance as well. Both titles will launch at supporting arcade venues in 2017.
Reportedly, King of Fighters XIV will be powered by the NESICAxLIVE 2 hardware. However, Street Fighter V will take a different approach that could disappoint a few arcade purists. That’s because the “arcade edition” is actually going to be based upon the PC edition of the game.
According to Ryan 'Fubarduck' Harvey, Capcom is coordinating its efforts with Taito to configure the PC version so the stations will support the ability for local multiplayer matches.
While the news should resonate with both communities, finding an arcade venue could be a bit of a challenge in certain areas, especially here in the States. Perhaps LAN owners will consider making some adjustments to accommodate these forthcoming editions once they're ready for the general public.