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Documentary celebrating Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary now available on YouTube

In further celebration of Street Fighter‘s 25th anniversary, Capcom have shared the 72 minute long documentary ‘I Am Street Fighter: 25 Years Of Inspiration’ on YouTube. Originally included in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set, the documentary is now available for all to see for free.

Created by production studio AREA 5, the documentary takes a look at the creation and history of the Street Fighter series and its fans. You can watch the entire documentary above.

Source: Siliconera

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Hyper Fighting brings Street Fighter action to the Virtual Boy

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The Virtual Boy has a pretty dedicated homebrew community, who’ve done all kinds of weird and wonderful things with Nintendo’s black and red headache inducer. Today you can add Street Figher II to that list.

Dubbed Hyper Fighting, this unofficial version of Street Fighter II was developed by Mr Anon on M.K.’s Virtual Boy fighting engine. You can get the demo over at the Planet VB forums, but you’ll need a VB flash cart in order to play it, as it is not compatible with any emulators at this point.

If you’d like to see how it plays, watch this clip posted to YouTube by the team over at RetroCollect:

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Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening

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I am a real sucker for crossovers, so it pleases me to hear that Tekken X Street Fighter is still in production.

Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter were announced together at Comic Con in 2010. The former has been released, but the latter, a crossover based on the Tekken style of gameplay and presentation has fallen off the radar.

Speaking with Siliconera, Namco’s Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that the game is indeed happening, but is under radio silence. The reason? They needed to give Street Fighter X Tekken room to breathe, since the game still had new content being released until recently, and had built a solid following.

We’ll hear more about Tekken X Street Fighter in the future.

Source: Siliconera

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Street Fighter Alpha 3

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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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Video Game Ad of the Day: Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight

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It seems like every franchise has a bizarre misstep – Street Fighter is no exception. Street Fighter 2010 is only vaguely related to the world’s most popular fighting game series – perhaps in name only. The localised version of Street Fighter 2010 saw the character’s name changed from Kevin to Ken, along with heavy implication that he’s Ken Masters.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Street Fighter II: Turbo


Christmas 1993 played host to what I call the Battle of Street Fighter II, with just about every system in the console war boasting some kind of version of the game. Street Fighter II Turbo was the second version of the game available for the Super Nintendo, and arguably the best of the three that were eventually released. It probably didn’t have the same level of impact when compared to Special Championship Edition on the Mega Drive due to the earlier release of The World Warrior, but it’s still a damn fine game.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Street Fighter Alpha 2


Street Fighter Alpha 2 for the SNES? It happened, thanks to custom hardware (the S-DD1 chip) which allowed on the fly decompression of sprites and some trickery with the way the game handles sound.

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Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess set coming soon


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).

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Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set for PS3 gets even more content

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.

Source: Siliconera

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Capcom reveals Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set


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.