After nearly a year and a half away, I’m itching for some more 3S and wanna get Anniversary Collection again but it’s scarce as hell and I don’t have the time to search. I saw the JPN version in stock on play-asia.com and had some questions.
Which port is this? (Hopefully Arcade)
Any modes or features that’s not in the AC version?
Will the mem card save work on AC and vice-versa?
(Not that it matters much but) How much of the game is in eng?
It’s a ported version of the arcade (just like SFAC). It’s made to play like the arcade version. It’s not 100 percent true to the arcade because the coding used to make the Ver. A arcade game was too complicated to recreate on the PS2. Which then Capcom just decided to redo all the coding from scratch for the PS2 and just try to make a port as close to the arcade as possible. They tried to keep a majority of the unblockables intact, dont get the delay in the button inputs like the Dreamcast version, etc.
There are no modes or features that are not in AC 3S. It’s basically a Japanese version of the US SF AC.
Memory card save wont work between both games. US SFAC and JPN 3S are still considered 2 different games (especially considering the region they are in) so you’ll have to make seperate files for both games.
Majority of the game is in English. Only the pre game copyright info, memory card menus and super art names are in Japanese (minus Twelve who still has the English acronyms for his supers). Couple other things I’m probably missing but majority is Engilsh.
In Japan, it’s common for 3rd-party companies to re-release games under their own label of “Greatest Hits” (CapKore, SNK Best Collection, Konami the Best) if the game doesn’t sell quite enough to get re-released under Sony’s own label of “Greatest Hits”.
In America, I’m never seen this happen except for Castlevania: DS, which Konami of America re-released under their own budget label.
Yea maybe so. But a 10 hour job, soon to be fiance, basketball at least 3 times a week, and classes will do that to ya. I’m actually suprised I still find time to try to game at all…
Thanks DarkNecrid, Takahashi0, and DevilJin01. I initially ruled Amazon and other similar sites out, thinking they would charge some ridiculous “MvC2 price” since this is getting pretty rare. I’m gonna go ahead and order AC end of next week(hope it stays in stock). Although I’d like to have the nice 3S box cover for cosmetic purposes. I actually made a 3S cover for my old AC. I’m lame…