When it first hit arcades in 1995, Street Fighter Alpha was a strange and welcome treat--it was a Street Fighter game done in a bright, animated style, with fast-paced battles reminiscent of the Street Fighter II anime movie. While they were fun games, the prequel series (taking place between the original Street Fighter and SFII) hasn't been seen since 2006's Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX.
With Capcom looking back at its library and asking gamers what they want to see in the digital space, a gamer tweeted his desire to see a console release of PSP exclusive SFA3 MAX alongside the upcoming Darkstalkers Resurrection. It drew the attention of Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono, leading to this exchange:
@CSLFiero: "Here's to a hoping a console release of Alpha 3 Max with DS: Resurrection"
@Yoshi_OnoChin: "I have interest in making something for [Alpha] series ;D"