|Street Fighter EX3|
North American cover artwork.
|Release date|| JP 2000|
|Genre(s)||Fighting / Action|
|Rating(s)|| ESRB: Teen|
Street Fighter EX3 is the third console installment in the Street Fighter EX series developed by Arika and published by Capcom. The game was released in 2000 for PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America, and subsequently released in Europe in 2001.
Street Fighter EX3 follows a similar gameplay system to its predecessor Street Fighter EX2 Plus, with characters being able to pull off similar moves like super combos and meteor combos. However, the remarkable difference here is that the "guard break" system from the previous instalments has been "removed" and replaced with a similar system called the "Surprise Blow" system which does not use up energy stored "super bars", and rather than being unblockable, works as an over head attack that can be blocked, but only when standing. The core gameplay is essentially the same as previous installments, however EX 3 features tag battles, similar to games like Namco's Tekken Tag Tournament, allowing players to switch between characters when the appropriate gauge has filled. New with the tag team system is the "Critical Parade" wich uses 2 super bars from each character and a full tag meter to call in your opponent for a double team attack in which both characters are controlled by the player and have unlimited Super Combos for a brief period. As a character is defeated, his remaining super bars are transfered to his team mate allowing one character to stock up to 6 Super Combos, this is called the "Emotional Flow". Each player can have up to four characters, however the life bar becomes divided between the four. The only exception to this is the final boss.
- Doctrine Dark
- Cracker Jack
- True Bison (playable only through cheat device)
- Kaneto Shiozawa (the voice actor of Kairi and Vega) died two months after the release of Street Fighter EX3.