|Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike|
(3S, 3rd Strike)
CPS3 & derived home ports
|3S Online Edition (PS3-N/XBLA)|
|SF 30th Anniversary Collection|
|Fightcade 3S Portal|
Rollback via emulation
|Zweifuss 3S Animation Viewer|
|Game Restaurant Frame Data & Detailed System Mechanics (JPN)|
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the last revision of the SF3 series, the two previous games being SF3: New Generation and SF3: Second Impact. The main differences found in 3rd Strike include: a new way of performing throws (done by pressing LP+LK), universal overheads (MP+MK), a "choose your opponent" approach to Arcade mode, the return of the "Crush the Car" bonus round, a new soundtrack, new stages and 5 new characters: Chun-Li, Q, Twelve, Remy and Makoto. 3rd Strike is considered by much of the competitive Street Fighter circuit to be the greatest fighting game of all time, let alone in the series, for its depth, parrying system and unique, engaging roster.
Home versions of 3rd Strike can be found on the Dreamcast, PS2 and Xbox. The Dreamcast version was released in 2000 with slight differences to the arcade version. In 2004, Capcom released 3rd Strike as part of the "Street Fighter Anniversary Collection" for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 which also included Hyper Street Fighter 2. After this a version dubbed Online Edition was released for Xbox 360 (forward-compatible to current Xbox One/Series consoles) and PlayStation 3 with GGPO-based online play, new features and extra modes. The most recent release of 3rd Strike can be found in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PC & modern consoles.
The modern online 3rd Strike community plays via Fightcade, a free emulation platform with rollback netcode for arcade games.
2021 renovation project
Work is underway to renovate the format of the 3rd Strike wiki to adopt a mobile-friendly format and improve legibility. You are invited to join the SC Wiki Editor's Discord and coordinate contributions in the 3rd Strike Renovation thread.
New versions of the main character pages can be found under the 2021 sub pages:
These pages are expected to replace the old format in time.