This past weekend went into a roar as Street Fighter fans were greeted with a new emerging announcement regarding the latest mainline installment of the grandfathered fighter series: Street Fight V is being developed for a port to Nintendo Switch. As of the initial announcement for the 2016 title, the game is only available through PlayStation 4 and PC.
However, this new stride of news originated from EB Games’ Canadian division on Twitter who disclosed that the game is scheduled to release for Nintendo Switch later this year. “Street Fighter V Championship Edition is heading to Nintendo Switch,” the retailer tweeted this weekend.
Howbeit, it looks that this assumed announcement from the video game storefront actually happened to be fraudulent. According to Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono, the Producer for Street Fighter V, denounces the claim made by EB Games Canada.
Although Ono does debunk the initial claim made by the video game retailer, he does still leave room for speculation to suggest that a Switch port for the game could possibly be on the workbench. “Such item does not exist right now.” Only given a basis for conjecture, time will prove this hypothesis to be true or not later on.
Even more, since the tweet was made, the post has later been retracted from EB Games Canada which also leaves room to support this prediction. The claim coming from an international retailer, this could have been a slip of the tongue ahead of what Capcom had scheduled for the reveal.
Reflecting on the available library of Street Fighter titles on Nintendo Switch with the titular 30th Anniversary Collection and Ultra Street Fighter II, it would be suiting for the Nintendo eShop to pick up the franchise notorious installment to further imbed the series for the Switch. With only a slew of other competing fighter like Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Brawlhalla, and even Rival of Aether, its surprising Street Fighter does not have a bigger presence.
Have you picked up Street Fighter V yet or would you consider a Switch version if the title ever launches?
Street Fighter V is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC.