Here's what it would have looked like
Imagine if they released Monster Hunter outside Japan
"It's about making beautiful things"
Stemming from a love of art, video games and popular culture, Californian video games merchandising company iam8bit are continually collaborating with artists and developers to produce items that are beyond just physical software releases. Embracing both legacy titles in cartridge form - such as Mega Man and...
The 30th anniversary celebrations continue
As you might have heard, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was recently released on the Switch. We gave it a nine star rating, touting it as an “utterly essential purchase” for any fan of the series or the fighting game genre. Capcom looks to be continuing celebrations of the anniversary...
Here's what it would have looked like
Street Fighter is about as big as it gets in the fighting game world, and the recently released Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection has made it possible to play every single mainline title prior to the series' fourth entry on your Switch. Amazingly, though, information has surfaced revealing that...
Handsome fighters never lose battles
Street Fighter may have been surpassed by the likes of Resident Evil and Monster Hunter in Capcom's enviable stable of IP, but for gamers of a certain age, the merest mention of the name itself is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. In the early '90s, Street Fighter was...
Imagine if they released Monster Hunter outside Japan
Capcom’s support of the Nintendo Switch has been a little spotty to say the least, with many calling out the company for ho-hum ports of old games and its strange omission of a Switch version for new ones, like the Disney Afternoon Collection. Nonetheless, the company has brought some solid...
Where it all began
Capcom’s popular Street Fighter series is a household name at this point, due in no small part to the hilarious amount of rereleases and sequels that the series has received over its long run. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection aims to celebrate this legacy when it launches later this month, and in the run up to the...
Artbook and lithographs ahoy!
French firm Pix'n Love - famous for its excellent video game books - has been commissioned by Capcom to produce a special limited edition version of the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. The package will contain a physical copy of the game itself, a special box, an 80-page artbook and four...
And no, it's not Death Wish
Street Fighter II remains one of most iconic and famous video games of all time, and its visuals and music are etched in the memory of many a gamer. The colourful backdrops against which you fight have passed into gaming lore, which makes any piece of trivia regarding them incredibly interesting (for us, at least). With...
Your battleground is the real world!
Augmented Reality may be old news as far as Nintendo is concerned - the 3DS had it way back in 2011 - but companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are focused on the next generation of the technology, paving the way for incredible interactive experiences that mix fantasy with reality. With that in mind, we...
Akira "Akiman" Yasuda opens up on Capcom, designing games and loneliness
Even if the name Akira "Akiman" Yasuda means nothing to you, there's a chance you've been touched by his talent. Yasuda was the driving force behind many of Capcom's '80s and '90s smash-hits and has recently taken part in a superb interview with toco toco TV. Yasuda...
Including Hideki Kamiya
The fact that we're getting a compendium of every Street Fighter game should be cause for celebration, but in Japan some fans are less than happy about the upcoming 30th Anniversary Collection. The problem stems from the fact that Capcom is using the "international" versions of each game. In the small print relating to the...
Ones that haven't already appeared on Nintendo consoles, that is
It was only a few hours ago we reported on Square Enix expressing renewed interest in opening up its digital back catalogue to Switch thanks to a very strong first nine months for the console, and now it looks like it's not the only Japanese publishing powerhouse potentially...
Twelve games in the series anytime, anywhere.
Get your arcade sticks ready, because the Mega Man collections were just the beginning: Capcom will bring Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection onto the Nintendo Switch in May 2018! This compilation will contain no less that twelve arcade perfect ports of the series as follows: Street...
Just in case you didn't think the idea was cool enough already
A few days ago we reported on the news that Takara Tomy is set to release a special range of Street Fighter-themed Transformer toys, each one representing a character from Capcom's famous one-on-one series. The company has now released a special trailer for the line which, somehow,...
Another Capcom crossover
Capcom has given us some memorable crossovers over the past few decades but this latest one appeals to our nostalgic tendencies in more ways than one. Capcom is working with toymaker Takara on a Transformers x Street Fighter II range, which takes some well-known morphing robots and applies a Capcom spin in the form of...
New crossover could only make it to 12th in the UK chart
Ultra Street Fighter II might be considered a lazy (if fun) piece of Switch software, but it would seem that the all-important Street Fighter brand is more powerful than you might assume. According to the latest retail sales figures in the UK, the Switch title had a stronger debut than...
Yoga fire warning
Ah, nostalgia. While we can totally get behind retro delights such as the upcoming SNES Classic Edition and being able to challenge friends on the train with Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Switch, there has to come a point where you just roll your eyes. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Street...
"The Nintendo Switch seems to be doing very well"
Capcom has already stated that it is pleased with the way Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers has performed on Switch, but in the company's officially-translated first-quarter financial results conference call Q&A summary, it has given
But it won't divulge actual sales figures
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was Capcom's first major release for the Switch, but it came as something of a disappointment. Recycled content and a laughably poor first-person mode made it an unconvincing debut, despite the presence of that tried-and-tested Street Fighter magic. While the...
"The Worlds of Raw Denim & Street Fighter 2 Collide!!"
Jeans are pretty cool. They're fashionable - despite being invented many years ago - and hard-wearing. But you know what's really cool? Street Fighter II jeans. In a move that we're shocked hasn't happened sooner, clothing line Naked & Famous Denim is teaming up with Capcom to create a line...
Disgaea 5 Complete struggles to make top 40
Last week brought two diverse new retail releases to the Nintendo Switch, with the sprawling strategy RPG Disgaea 5 Complete and the 'new retro' of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. As is often the case in the UK charts it's not the darling of fans and critics that always wins the day...
The full storyuken
Not many games have prompted gamers to argue about pricing quite as much as Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. It delivers a fun edition of a flat-out classic, but has a few sloppy 'additions' that don't do it too many favours. Now that we've played a bit of online we've added a score to our own review, which...
Updated translation brings some reassurance
Update #2: Nintendo Everything has now fully translated the interview: I can see that consumers are buying the Switch because they are interested in the Switch itself. Even my younger daughter in grade school, who had never played console games, decided she wanted one. As a software company, it is...
With Capcom's legendary Street Fighter series enjoying its 30th anniversary this year, there is a lot of history and nostalgia behind this line of games, and it should come as no surprise to learn that there's plenty of merch to invest in as a result. To celebrate the long-awaited release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The...
"Now I will find a better challenge!"
Like Tetris, Doom and Minecraft., Street Fighter II is one of those games which will forever have a special place in the history of video games. Upon its initial launch in 1992 it captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players, triggering a genre explosion which would last for the remainder of...
No one wanted this
It's not an uncommon opinion to believe Street Fighter II is a game that's been re-badged, milked, and dead-horse-beaten to the point that it's beyond a joke. That's not to say it's not worthy of its legendary status amongst not only fighting games but video games as an art form, but sometimes enough's enough. But that's not...
Handsome fighters never lose battles
It's fair to say that gamers of a certain age have a very unique bond with Capcom's Street Fighter II. Upon its initial arcade release in 1991 it was instantly hailed as a coin-guzzling classic, and kick-started a one-on-one fighting game revolution which would last for the majority of the '90s. Securing the...
My Nintendo needs more training to defeat us
We're not too far away from the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers which - despite a wonky first-person mode and some question marks over its status as a retail title - is an oddly tempting game. We suspect many have hovered over pre-order buttons, unsure over whether to take a...
It's actually just a wallpaper with dates on
Buried within Nintendo of America's download update press release today was the following nugget on a new My Nintendo reward available in the region - a calendar designed with Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers in mind. My Nintendo in North America is offering a May calendar featuring the...
Looks like it's shaping up nicely
Street Fighter II was a pivotal moment in the game industry when it released in 1991, arguably acting as the catalyst that would bring the fighting genre into mainstream appeal. After that initial release, the game received approximately ten bazillion ports, and a special edition is naturally due out on the Switch...
Violent Ken approves
Update: The May 26th release date for Japan now also applies to Europe and North America! Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers looks set to please old-school fighting fans when it launches on the Switch later this year. We liked it in our hands on impressions anyway. While the exac
(Or Vega, if you'd prefer)
Wacky advertising crossovers are all the rage in Japan - we've already seen Mario hopping into a Mercedes, for example - and now it's the turn of Capcom's Street Fighter, which features heavily in this commercial for the Toyota C-HR. The clip uses graphics from the 1991 arcade smash hit Street Fighter II, with Ryu hopping...
The latest episode of Capcom TV has revealed footage of Ultra Street Fighter II's recently-confirmed first person mode, as well as video of Monster Hunter XX in action on 3DS. The first-person mode in Ultra Street Fighter II was hinted at in the game's initial trailer, but its existence was only officially confirmed by a photo of
Putting the "do" in Hadoken
A few weeks ago, some of you may remember that Capcom released a new Ultra Street Fighter II trailer which seemed to include footage of some kind of new first person fighting mode. No more details were forthcoming, but the idea seemed to fit well with the Joy-Con controllers that the Switch will be sporting. Now, a...
Evil and Violent
Many modern-day Street Fighter fans cut their teeth on the Super NES version of Street Fighter II, the fighting game by which all others continue to be measured even to this day. It's therefore fitting that 25 years later, Capcom is releasing a new version for the Nintendo Switch. We were on-hand to play the latest entry in both...
Capcom has already stated that Ultra Street Fighter II on Nintendo Switch will have special modes which haven't been revealed yet, but the game's freshly-released trailer appears to give of a hint of what one of them could be. Towards the end of the trailer there's a very short segment which shows the action taking place from...
Yoshinori Ono to demo game during Treehouse Live
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was confirmed for the Nintendo Switch during today's presentation, and now Capcom has given a few more details on the forthcoming fighter. Based on the original Street Fighter II - the arcade smash hit which made its home console debut on the SNES back...
As well as special gear designed by Square-Enix's Tetsuya Nomura
Capcom has lifted the lid on Monster Hunter Generations' free DLC offerings for December, and Street Fighter fans have a lot to smile about. Take part in the "SF: Ultimate Entrance Exam" Prowler Quest and you can win Blanka and Chun-Li armour sets for your Felyne companions. Also up...
"It's bad and Ryu has red hair. I played it for like 5 minutes"
Street Fighter is one of the most famous video game brands in the world and has sold millions of units as a series, but ironically the game which began the franchise in 1987 is often totally ignored in favour of its much more successful 1991 sequel. The original Street Fighter is...
Buy two get the third free
Some of the more eagle-eyed among you may be wondering where the usual European Nintendo Download Update details are; that's a good question, as we're thinking the same thing . Nintendo hasn't sent out the press release to kick off the week, so we're working on the assumption it'll come later today or tomorrow. All is not...
36 million and counting
Capcom's Monster Hunter series has been a massive commercial success for the company, and this year it will leapfrog stablemate Street Fighter in terms of lifetime units sold - despite the fact that Street Fighter as a franchise has been around for much, much longer. The data comes from esteemed video game analyst ZhugeEX:...
"I wouldn't wanna pick one and just go with Street Fighter"
Ryu's timely appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS was a welcome surprise for fighting game fans, as the character is one of the most iconic in the entire genre. With Street Fighter V now available on the PlayStation 4, interest in the series has reached new levels and during...
These Street Fighters are clearly quite tough
Street Fighter's Dragon Punch - or Shoryuken - is one of the most iconic moves in fighting game history. A rising uppercut which propels your opponent into the air, it's handy for dealing with mid-air attacks and knocking your rival off-balance, and in the right hands, is a deadly weapon which can turn...
The first in a series of soundtrack remasters
A strong argument could be made that Street Fighter II was the game that led to the meteoric rise of the fighting genre. The simple controls, yet incredibly deep gameplay gave gamers a taste of competitive gaming like they'd never seen. Couple this with the excellent art style and the classic soundtrack...
Wii U eShop / GBA
Ryu on Wii U (again)
1991's Street Fighter II is a game that got people very excited and led to a surge of interest in the fighting genre. It's also a game that got updated a lot — new moves, new characters, new speeds... — while being ported to numerous home consoles and computers. Several of those ports have seen a Virtual Console release...
Set to be officially revealed tomorrow?
Remember that rumour we reported on some time ago that Ryu and Roy could be coming to Super Smash Bros.? Well, it seems to be getting more real, as the character has been found in game patch data in the Japanese version of the game. Unseen64's Liam Robertson found the footage, which has been posted in...
Designed by famed illustrator Stanley Chow
FunStock has announced that it will be carrying Numskull's limited edition 2015 range of Street Fighter T-Shirts. Designed by the supremely talented Stanley Chow, these are strictly limited and can be preordered now, with shipping taking place in June. The U
100,000 sales from July to September of this year
When Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition was released alongside the 3DS in 2011, the title was praised for being a portable fighting experience that actually lived up to the standards found on current home consoles. After the launch period, Capcom went on to ship 1.1 million copies of the 3D Edition,...
3DS eShop / NES
Back to the future
Capcom's Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight is not a typical Street Fighter game. If you go into this relatively obscure NES action title knowing you won't hear "Hadouken!" shouted once, you may be able to enjoy the experience. However, Street Fighter 2010's depth and surprisingly intricate gameplay will likely be lost on all...
Final Atomic BANKRUPT
Video games are a massively popular part of mainstream culture, but you don't need a snooty gaming critic to tell you that — you just have to gaze upon Street Fighter Monopoly to grasp this fact. That's right, Capcom's evergreen one-on-one fighting series has become so famous that it now has its very own version of the Parker...
Focused on Super Street Fighter II Turbo
With the Evo 2014 Championships kicking off this weekend — 11th-13th July — it's possible that you're getting into the fighting game spirit ahead of time. While some happily button mash and spam favourite attacks in titles such as Super Street Fighter II and more modern titles, the prospect of mixing it...
Live action shows based on games aren't exactly rare, but those with respectable production values and official licensing are. Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist falls into the latter category, beginning life as a proof of concept video on YouTube before gaining official rights from Capcom and private investment. At one point it was destined...
Wii U eShop / SNES
Street Fighter II casts an indelibly long shadow over the rest of Capcom's fighting games from the 1990s. First launched in 1991, SFII in all its Super and Turbo varieties has become synonymous with the Street Fighter franchise, a cultural touchstone the series wasn't truly able to move past until the launch of the successful Street...
Retro heavyweights flex their muscles on Nintendo's handheld
If you're a fan of blasting aliens, punching robots and playing demented pinball tables, then next week's Japanese 3DS Virtual Console releases should be right up your street. Irem's iconic 2D shooter R-Type is on the way (the PC Engine version), along with fellow PC Engine title Alien...
An epic six years in the making
What started as a throwaway joke between friends has now concluded as something much, much more; a fully-fledged rock opera extravaganza. In 2007, Texan indie group Man Factory got together and decided that there was enough referential material in the Street Fighter series to knock together a garage rock album telling...
All three Wii U Virtual Console versions tested
The SNES versions of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers are all now available on the Wii U Virtual Console, allowing fans of Capcom's iconic series to refine their pugilistic skills. One of the most common...
Wii U eShop / SNES
Work in progress or fighting masterpiece?
Street Fighter II hit arcades in 1991 but amazingly, by the time 1993 rolled around, players had already experienced three upgrades to the core game: Street Fighter II': Champion Edition, Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Stree
Get some snacks and a drink
As we've seen with Nintendo in recent years, plenty of major publishers are celebrating major anniversaries that go back to the 8 and 16-bit eras. Capcom is included in this, and has celebrated Mega Man by releasing a load of merchandise and by being upstaged by Keiji Inafune — the latter clearly wasn't part of any...
Wii U eShop / SNES
The need for speed
Although many will accuse Capcom of flogging the Street Fighter license within an inch of its life, the company wasn't solely to blame for the production line of incremental updates which appeared after the release of the original Street Fighter II. Unscrupulous arcade owners would "hack" arcade boards to increase the speed of the...
Wii U eShop / SNES
The original, but sadly not the best
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior was nothing short of a phenomenon. If you're old enough to remember when the game hit the Super Nintendo two decades ago then you may recall it as all you ever thought of or spoke about for weeks on end. The gaming world seemed to gravitate around Capcom's seminal one-on-one...
Nintendo fans remain hopeful for Street Fighter V
Street Fighter has been released on many different Nintendo systems over the years but it seems Wii U owners may have to wait a while to get a brand new game released on the console. Speaking on Twitter, the series' executive producer Yoshinori Ono has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring...
Will be a free PC only download
Street Fighter and Mega Man are both celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year, which is quite a feat. To celebrate both of their birthdays a special fan-made game called Street Fighter X Mega Man will be made available to download on your PC through the Capcom Unity website on 17th December. Street Fighter X Mega...
If you played the SNES original, you're officially over the hill
As pointed out by Kotaku, Capcom's seminal Street Fighter series is now 25 years old. The first game - which is also known as Fighting Street and ironically, isn't very good - launched in arcades in 1987. Of course, it was the sequel
"Lag-free" online promised
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated 3DS titles, making use of many of the machine's new features, including its Internet capabilities. Capcom is promising a lag-free and fully-developed online experience for the title, as detailed at AndriaSang. Taking the Arcade Request feature...
When not sweating it out with combos, kick back and just watch
With last weekend's Nintendo World 2011 event comes fresh new details on several anticipated 3DS titles, one of which is Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition from Capcom. We've previously reported on the game featuring an action figure collection mode which utilises the 3DS's StreetPass feature whilst in sleep mode, and the Arcade..
Like a programmable pad, but flatter
Hardened Street Fighter II veterans may remember the days of programmable pads and the arguments that arose from their use in even the most casual of competitions. Essentially these pads let you "record" button inputs, making it easier to perform complex moves with a tap of a single button. Upcoming 3DS scrapper Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition will..
Little bit of gameplay too
Fighting fans will be spoilt for choice on 3DS: the trailer for Dead or Alive: Dimensions looked pretty sharp, but this trailer for Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition could sneak a first round victory. As well as showing the super-smooth fighting action, it also shows off two modes that make use of the
Game to use as-yet unannounced 3DS features
A portable, fully-equipped, 3D-enabled conversion of Super Street Fighter IV sounded too good to be true just six months ago, but here we are in the knowledge that Capcom is bringing Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition to the 3DS with all 35 characters intact. Will it be adding more to the mix? Producer Yoshinori Ono is reluctant to confirm or deny..
Start practicing those 720s on a DS D-pad
For a long time, Nintendo fans have had to turn to other systems to keep up with the Street Fighter series, but the current entry in Capcom's genre-defining franchise is making its way to the 3DS. As with several of the system's releases, there are only a few screenshots on Nintendo's website to go by, but from what can be seen, it holds up favourably in..
Capcom producer hints at Balance Board title
Since its release with Wii Fit a few years ago, the Balance Board has had all manner of applications: boxing, balls and, of course, the Department of Homeland Security in the US. All those titles are swamped, however, by the number of fitness titles available, and now Capcom may want a sweaty slice of...
As awful as it looks from an art perspective, many Nintendo Wii owners were praying their favourite fighting game would get some Wii love. Sadly Mr. Capcom has just ruined their plans.
The new Street Fighter, the 4th in the series and a return to it's roots, will be developed for Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. No Wii version has been announced and it is unlikely Capcom will do a U-turn and release..
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