Are you a fan of Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise? If you are but have yet to purchase Street Fighter V, then we have some good news for you. The publisher has recently announced that for an entire week, they will be making Street Fighter V Arcade Edition completely free to play. This means you’ll be able to check it out and play the game without paying for it.
A couple of weeks ago, Capcom made an interesting and somewhat controversial decision to add ads into Street Fighter V. These ads were quickly mocked as some felt that the placement was a bit ridiculous, and suffice to say that many did not receive these new ad implementations well.
Back in 2010, Bandai Namco announced Tekken X Street Fighter, but fast forward to today, the game has yet to be launched. However over the years, Bandai Namco has reassured gamers that the game hadn’t been cancelled, and last we heard which was back in 2017, apparently they felt that it wasn’t the right time to launch it.
One of the ways we’ve seen fighting games evolved over the years is that many seem to go beyond offering just different colors of existing costumes/uniforms, and are releasing proper costumes for characters. Capcom’s Street Fighter V has been on the receiving end of various costume options, and now it looks like gamers will have more options to choose from.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/street-fighter-the-miniatures-gameThe other day we reported that Mario Kart had been turned into a board game of sorts when a Monopoly version of the game was launched. However it looks like it isn’t the only video game that is being given the board game treatment because it looks like Capcom’s Street Fighter franchise has been made into a board game as well.
Given the popularity of the Street Fighter franchise, it’s not surprising that we’ve seen adapted onto the big screen. There was that original Street Fighter movie that starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, then there was also that movie that was based on Chun-Li’s character that featured Kristin Kreuk in the titular role.
Last year Capcom announced the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary collection and for those who are interested in checking it out, Capcom has since confirmed that the game will be released on the 29th of May and that pre-orders have already begun. There will also be pre-order bonuses for gamers that pre-order the game before it is released.
With more companies starting to push augmented reality (AR) technology these days, we’re starting to see some really cool applications. For example one developer leveraged Apple’s ARKit and the TrueDepth camera to create a mind-bending illusion with the iPhone X, and another brought Japanese horror movie “Ring” to life.
Last year the folks at Capcom launched Street Fighter IV Champion Edition for iOS devices, leaving many to wonder if and when the game will find its way onto Android. The good news is that it looks like Android gamers won’t have to wait any longer because Street Fighter IV Champion Edition is now available on Android.
Capcom’s Street Fighter has a few characters that are very iconic, such as Guile, Chun-Li, Ryu, Ken, and of course how could we forget Blanka. The good news is that if you’ve always enjoyed playing as Blanka, you’ll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced that Blanka will be arriving for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on the 20th of February.
The other day Capcom announced that Monster Hunter-themed costumes would be coming to Street Fighter as part of the celebration of the launch of Monster Hunter: World. Now it looks like the opposite is happening, where it looks like Street Fighter characters will be coming to Monster Hunter: World.
If you love the Monster Hunter franchise and also Street Fighter, you will be pleased to learn that to celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter: World, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter-themed costumes will be making its way into Street Fighter 5, although it seems that it won’t be as straightforward as buying it outright.
If you’re a fan of Capcom’s Street Fighter series and would love to play all of the titles at once in one massive collection, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which as its name suggests collects various Street Fighter titles under a single release.
Capcom has unveiled the final Street Fighter 5 season 2 DLC character at the 2017 South East Asia Major tournament. Zeku the “ever-changing ninja” is back and will now be available as a playable character in Street Fighter 5. Those who have played Street Fighter Alpha 2 will remember this particular character, Zeku used to be Guy’s teacher who taught him Bushinryu, a style of ninjutsu.
If there is one thing about the Street Fighter series that we’ve noticed is that Capcom seems to love creating many versions of a particular release, which can be admittedly confusing for fans or those new to the series. However it seems that this won’t be changing anytime soon because Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has been spotted.
Consoles these days rely on digital downloads or discs, versus back in the day where cartridges were the more (and only) way of playing games. In fact for a while this translated to handheld consoles too, like the Game Boy and Game Gear, so it is rather surprising to see that Capcom is releasing a cartridge game in this day and age.
While console gamers are enjoying the latest Street Fighter titles with the amazing new graphics, all Nintendo Switch gamers got was “Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenge”. While there were some graphical improvements made to the game, we’re sure that gamers would have liked to see something like Street Fighter V.
If you’re looking to play a bit of Street Fighter on your phone, you might be interested to learn that Capcom has announced that Street Fighter IV Champion Edition is now available on iOS devices. The game is not free and will cost gamers $4.99, although the upside is that it looks like there are no in-app purchases, so what you see is what you get.
We know that sometimes the Street Fighter franchise can be a bit confusing with the different titles, and the rumors of an upcoming Super Street Fighter V do not seem to be helping. In a post on Reddit by Rikurikumore, it seems that Capcom could be working on a new title based on the Street Fighter V game.
If you love fighting games, there will be some options that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, such as Arms and Super Smash Bros. However if those games are a little too cute for your tastes and you wanted something more “serious”, then Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers might be worth looking forward to.