It's surely no accident that just after "Final Fight" characters Cody and Guy were announced as contestants in March's "Super Street Fighter 4" Capcom decided to schedule a downloadable re-release of the pair's original title with "Final Fight: Double Impact." Both "Final Fight" and the knights-and-swords classic "Magic Sword" will be included in the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN packages that will trail "SSF4" in April.
"Double Impact" will integrate "GGPO" technology to "frame-accurate arcade experience across the internet with online voice chat and the ability to join games in progress," according to Capcom's press release today, which promises a lot of multiplayer functionality.
"Final Fight," is of course the now legendary tale of a shirtless mayor and a couple of martial artists who have to save his daughter and city from a gang called Mad Gear. Its partner in "Double Impact," "Magic Sword," uses similar gameplay mechanics in a stricter 2-D space as its hero "The Brave One" battles the Medieval forces of the dark lord Drokmar.
The graphics are getting HD-ified and the same composer who masterminded tunes for "Bionic Commando: Rearmed" will be stepping in to work on sound, but otherwise it sounds like both games will be intact and your arcade memories with them will be ripe for reliving.
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