Don’t let the Game Informer quote fool you – the PlayStation version of Alpha 3 is far from perfection. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad, it’s just that the Saturn and Dreamcast ports were that much better.
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The Street Fighter series turns 25 this month, and Capcom has a whole lot of merch and such ready for your consumption.
One of the cooler pieces being released for the occasion is this Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess set, which is available through Capcom’s store for $US299.95.
Each set is individually numbered (there are 5,000 sets being made), and encompasses highly-detailed silver and pewter-colored resin pieces (each of which fits into a protective custom slow when not displayed, a large 18″x18″ smoked and sandblasted glass game board, a high-quality black wood storage case with polished chrome latch and hinges and a large Street Fighter® 25th Anniversary logo laser-etched into the lid and a certificate of authenticity.
The roster includes Ryu & M. Bison (kings), Chun-Li & Juri (queens), Ken, Guile, Balrog & Vega (bishops), E. Honda, Blanka, Rolento & Akuma (knights), Dhalsim, Zangief, Sagat & Seth (rooks), Ryu’s fist & Shadaloo winged skull (pawns).
The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set is already chock full of goodies, but PlayStation 3 owners are now in for even more content. At San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom announced that the PS3 version of the set will include exclusive additional digital content.
In addition to all the content already announced, the PS3 version will come with download codes for Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams, Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 as PSOne Classics, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max for PSP, and the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition DLC. You will apparently also receive 175 PSN avatars – that’s a lot of avatars!
The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set is available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 18 in North America for US$149.99 (you can preorder it on Amazon now). I wonder if the Xbox 360 version will get anything to compensate.
August marks 25 years since the debut of Street Fighter, and to celebrate Capcom will be selling a special 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set.
Priced at $US150, the set contains Street Fighter X Tekken (with all character and swap costume DLC), Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (with all costume DLC), Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online, a documentary on the history of the series and its fans, both Street Fighter IV anime movies, the US Street Fighter animated series, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, a light up Ryu statue, an 11 CD soundtrack featuring official and fan made music from the series’ history, a replica of Ryu’s martial arts belt and a certificate of authenticity.
It’s one hell of an impressive set, but it is only for sale through the Capcom Store at this stage, and I believe they don’t ship software outside the US, so you might need a friend or a forwarding service to help out.
With Street Fighter celebrating its 25th anniversary later this year, Capcom is requesting fan submissions of art and music for future use in the commemorations.
Capcom have said that they are “planning some pretty cool stuff” for the upcoming anniversary and they want Street Fighter fans to get involved. Through either celebratory fan art focusing on reflection and nostalgia or a music piece (remix or new creation), fans have the chance for their contribution to be “immortalised” as part of the Street Fighter tribute.
Capcom has promised to reveal their plans for the anniversary celebrations (which includes a tournament) closer to time.
A new book, Street Fighter X Tekken Artworks features a detailed breakdown of many of the different concepts that were devised during the creation of the game. The book is currently only available in Japanese, but there’s a remote chance that it might see an English release through Udon like many of Capcom’s other artbooks.
However, if you can’t wait until them, the Mega Man Network has posted a few scans from the book.