Capcom Celebrates Street Fighter Anniversary with Collector's Edition

Capcom Celebrates Street Fighter Anniversary with Collector's Edition

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The real fight will be getting all this stuff back in the box.

Back in August, 1987, Capcom released Street Fighter to arcades, unleashing a franchise onto the public that would see countless updates and iterations over its long, 25-year history. There's no doubt that Street Fighter has a huge, important legacy, so it comes as no surprise that Capcom is producing a massive collector's edition to celebrate the franchise's silver anniversary.

Set to arrive in stores September 18, 2012, the $149.99 collection will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to including four entries in the Street Fighter series (Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition), it will also include all of the DLC for each.

Like any late-night infomercial, there's more. The star of the show is an 8-inch statue of Ryu performing a devastating Shoryuken. Best of all, it lights up, so you can rest assured that any monsters under your bed will be thoroughly trashed if they try anything. If you prefer watching Street Fighter more than playing it, this collection might be for you, too. It includes a documentary on the Street Fighter series, the entirety of the Street Fighter animated series, and the Street Fighter IV animated movies (notably, the live-action film is missing). There's also an 11-disc soundtrack and a hardcover art book featuring pieces from fans.

Best of all, fans who really want to get into character can strap on Ryu's black belt. Yes, you get a full-sized black belt in the box that you can wear it in public, should you choose. The major retailers have yet to list it as available for pre-order, but Capcom is stressing the limited nature of collector's edition, so get your orders in early if this is one you want.

Source: Capcom

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Won't they just release an ultimate collector's edition in about 9 months?

Wow (insert shup up and take my money) if only I was rich would I afford that without feeling bad about it.

vxicepickxv:
Won't they just release an ultimate collector's edition in about 9 months?

Yes, and the Ultimate Collector's Edition Arcade Edition will be out 9 months after that.

For a Collections edition theyre missing a few titles in there.

They are also missing an entire platform... or wasnt there a single PC fan for the IP over the years ?

Critical strike: Wallet is down!

September! I'll be loaded by then! Can't wait! Street Fighter memories...HERE I COME!
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Meh. I wanted to want it, but with all of the missing games and the fact that I already own a lot of what's included I just can't find myself caring. I would definitely like the statue though and would probably buy that by itself if I could.

TizzytheTormentor:
September! I'll be loaded by then! Can't wait! Street Fighter memories...HERE I COME!
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If by memories, you mean the 4 games that were released in the past couple years.

OT: Great buy for folks who don't have the most recent Street Fighter titles. Beyond that, can't really justify blowing $150.

Um...yeah, that's all great and everything but when you advertise a "collector's" edition for an "anniversary," I expect to see:

"Street Fighter"
all incarnations of "Street Fighter II"
"3rd Strike"
"Street Fighter Alpha 1 - 3"
"X-Men VS Street Fighter"
"Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter."

Hell, even throw in the crap-tastic Jean-Claude Van Damme movie-based game

Then maybe I'll fork over $150

crono738:
If by memories, you mean the 4 games that were released in the past couple years.

Um... Street Fighter III was released in 1997; 15 years ago, and Street Fighter II is from 1993. Some of us have been gaming since before the days of X-Box Live Arcade re-releases.

Edit: And no, the fact that the Collector's Edition mentioned here has the latest versions of the games doesn't count as "released in the past couple years", because the games are still the same. Otherwise I could argue that World of Warcraft is a brand new game because it just got a new patch.

Wallet K.O.

God damn it Capcom, every time I think I'm done with you, you just pull me back in.

Yeah, I'm buying this. It comes out extremely close to my birthday so I'm getting it. It hurts to do it, but I must.

nice, but i'm kinda over street fight

something blazblue or guilty gear ish, then we'll talk

The entire animated series?

Hmm... tempting, VERY tempting. Despite being a big fighting game fan, I actually DON'T own most of those games (haven't picked up SFxT yet, don't have Turbo Remix, the only version of 3 I have is in the LAST anniversary collection, and while I have SSF4, I don't have Arcade Edition). To say nothing of not having the DLC for any of that. So, I'd probably be getting my money's worth for the games. Mostly.

The show and movies are a nice touch, and that Ryu bust is fairly awesome. Plus, the belt there would look GREAT with my Ryu headband from SF4.

Still... I'm trying to save money here. Not really sure I can justify purchasing this, especially since I've been a bit burned out on fighting games recently (Mortal Kombat, MvC3, TvC, Dissidia, etc.). Suppose we'll see. But damn, this box really DOES have everything. Well, except for the original Street Fighter... which is really forgivable, in my opinion.

All of this after they say Street Fighter X Tekken didn't do well because of market saturation. I have such little respect for Capcom at this point. AND, I already own all of those games.

I'm going to wait for the super hyper turbo ultimate remix HD DX edition that will come out in 1 year, just 6 months after its super turbo ultimate remix edition of the collection

I understand th need to pick and chose games for this collection, but it's a poor aniversary colection that doesn't include the game you're celebrating the aniversary of.

Granted the original Street Fighter controled like shit.

WhiteTigerShiro:

crono738:
If by memories, you mean the 4 games that were released in the past couple years.

Um... Street Fighter III was released in 1997; 15 years ago, and Street Fighter II is from 1993. Some of us have been gaming since before the days of X-Box Live Arcade re-releases.

Edit: And no, the fact that the Collector's Edition mentioned here has the latest versions of the games doesn't count as "released in the past couple years", because the games are still the same. Otherwise I could argue that World of Warcraft is a brand new game because it just got a new patch.

HD Remix being compared to a WoW patch...brilliant.

Chracter sprited were redrawn, as were backgrounds. The entire soundtrack was changed courtesy of OCremix, not to mention all of the balancing Capcom did. It was far more than a simple port or half-assed patch of the original SF2.

I'll give you 3rd Strike Online though, since the only real changes were online multiplayer and a pointless achievement system...thing.

Still, damn near everyoe who was actually a Street FIghter fan would've already picked both of them up off of the PSN/XBLA.

Edit: The addition of the Street Fighter Animated Series, assuming it's the old American one, is brilliant, however.

asherdeus:
Capcom Celebrates Street Fighter Anniversary with Collector's Edition

image

The real fight will be getting all this stuff back in the box.

Back in August, 1987, Capcom released Street Fighter to arcades, unleashing a franchise onto the public that would see countless updates and iterations over its long, 25-year history. There's no doubt that Street Fighter has a huge, important legacy, so it comes as no surprise that Capcom is producing a massive collector's edition to celebrate the franchise's silver anniversary.

Set to arrive in stores September 18, 2012, the $149.99 collection will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to including four entries in the Street Fighter series (Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition), it will also include all of the DLC for each.

Lake any late-night infomercial, there's more. The star of the show is an 8-inch statue of Ryu performing a devastating Shoryuken. Best of all, it lights up, so you can rest assured that any monsters under your bed will be thoroughly trashed if they try anything. If you prefer watching Street Fighter more than playing it, this collection might be for you, too. It includes a documentary on the Street Fighter series, the entirety of the Street Fighter animated series, and the Street Fighter IV animated movies (notably, the live-action film is missing). There's also an 11-disc soundtrack and a hardcover art book featuring pieces from fans.

Best of all, fans who really want to get into character can strap on Ryu's black belt. Yes, you get a full-sized black belt in the box that you can wear it in public, should you choose. The major retailers have yet to list it as available for pre-order, but Capcom is stressing the limited nature of collector's edition, so get your orders in early if this is one you want.

Source: Capcom

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I may buy that, even though I am not a big fan of Street Fighter (or very good at it). I like that collector's edition quite a bit T-T

crono738:
HD Remix being compared to a WoW patch...brilliant.

It's called an analogy, something that a startling number of people completely fail to grasp the concept of (whether on purpose or otherwise). Point being, a few changes to a game (even if those changes could be categorized under "complete overhaul") don't change the initial release date of a game.

Chracter sprited were redrawn, as were backgrounds. The entire soundtrack was changed courtesy of OCremix, not to mention all of the balancing Capcom did. It was far more than a simple port or half-assed patch of the original SF2.

None of which changed the gameplay itself. It just looks and sounds prettier, but it's still just Street Fighter II.

I was playing SFII back when it and Mortal Kombat (the first one) were the only fighting games worth spending your quarters on at the arcade*, but I don't feel the need to have every single game in the series included. Yeah, Special Championship Edition (or CE, Turbo, etc.) was fun... back when it came out. The gameplay has evolved since then, and having the four games in this boxed set, I honestly can't see myself wanting to fire up SF1 other than to see just how poorly it's aged. And that's what documentary films are for.

Yeah, that's pretty pricey. Then again, the Skyrim Collector's was the same price and it only had one awesome dragon statue, the artbook and the game. Then again, it IS Skyrim. Then again, the Ultimate edition for Borderlands 2 seems more appealing. Then again, I wouldn't spend 150 bucks on something like this because internet and consoles (For movies and games). Then again, the statue seems nice.

I still think they should have thrown in a fight pad or the original game or something. You know, like the MK pad that comes with a MK game for free. And it's like half the price of this whole thing.

gentlemanghost:
Um...yeah, that's all great and everything but when you advertise a "collector's" edition for an "anniversary," I expect to see:

"Street Fighter"
all incarnations of "Street Fighter II"
"3rd Strike"
"Street Fighter Alpha 1 - 3"
"X-Men VS Street Fighter"
"Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter."

Hell, even throw in the crap-tastic Jean-Claude Van Damme movie-based game

Then maybe I'll fork over $150

Funny thing is I'm pretty sure I've got street collections on Sega saturn and the Original Xbox that have all the Pre-street Fighter III games and the Xbox version has everything but IV. I picked those up for like $5.

And the Sega Saturn sweet ass Street Fighter the Movie game is like .99 on ebay.

Way to cheap out Capcom.

 

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