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Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch gets first-person hadoken mode

OK. Fine. But what’s up with Ryu’s arms?

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers
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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch will come with a special first-person mode that will let players throw fireballs using the system’s Joy-Con controllers, according to the game’s Japanese box art.

Nintendo Everything reports that game cases for Ultra Street Fighter 2 highlight a new mode, “Unleash! HaDOken,” that appears to be a time-based, combo-scored battle against Shadaloo soldiers.

Ultra Street Fighter 2’s first-person hadokens were first teased — very, very briefly — in the Switch game’s announcement trailer. Here’s 21 frames of Ryu fireballing some Shadaloo lackey with his weirdly shaped arms:

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2017. The fighting game will feature a mix of old-school, 16-bit era graphics and revamped artwork that was previously featured in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix. The game will also include two newly playable characters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

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