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Guy was 'Gay' in the early days of Final Fight development, replaced Cody as the star in 'Final Fight Guy', and more trivia from Did You Know Gaming

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • July 6, 2014 at 1:03 p.m. PDT

Capcom's Final Fight series takes the spotlight in the latest episode of VGFacts's weekly YouTube video series Did You Know Gaming.

The Final Fight DYKG starts off fairly mild, covering the fairly well-known story behind Final Fight's development as well as the reasons that led to Poison's gender differences in the Japanese and International versions of Final Fight and Street Fighter games. But at some point the episode ramps up and shifts gears, taking us into lesser-known-trivia territory.

Did you know, for instance, that Guy's name was spelled as "Gay" at one point? Or that there's actually a version of Final Fight entitled "Final Fight Guy" where everyone's favourite sneakers-wearing modern-day ninja actually replaces Cody as the protagonist of the game?

What about Sodom being renamed as "Katana" in certain versions of Final Fight and Street Fighter Alpha 2?

Video from Did You Know Gaming. Sent in by Shinkuu_Kikoken.

Comments

6748 said on July 6, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
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wtf? loool now am glad i never used gay i mean guy hahahahahhahaha

shoutouts to the middle east shots fired bahahahahahhaha

#1
SadisticSamurai said on July 6, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

Lol, that phrasing in the title.

Final Fight was a becon of diversity and sexual acceptance... Where you could also find diamonds, Steaks and beer by kicking open oil drums.

#2
Terios said on July 6, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

Weird cause you would think it'd be Gai.

#3
Baby_Astaroth said on July 6, 2014 at 1:16 p.m.

The creative team must really have been progressive. Gay and transgender characters.

Don't get technical with me because I'm done with this conversation. :p

#4
Gotomaster said on July 6, 2014 at 1:17 p.m.

-_-

#5
sarif2soon said on July 6, 2014 at 1:17 p.m.
#6
Him said on July 6, 2014 at 1:18 p.m.

Ah short grammar problem(that was fixed before the inception of the game?). No prob. I'm still maining him. One of the best SF's I've used in this series

#7
streetfighterjoe said on July 6, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

profound sadness

#8
Mike said on July 6, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.

I thought this story was going to be about Guy originally being a homosexual ninja.

#9
Sadisticcupid said on July 6, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

profoundly butthurt rofl

#10
Paradonyx said on July 6, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

I knew it.

#11
Yung said on July 6, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

I'm so glad Matt from 2BF had a part in this.

#12
cerokelvin said on July 6, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

That's an odd translation error.

#13
Existent said on July 6, 2014 at 1:56 p.m.

He was called Guy because they didn't want Gai mispronounced as Gay. His name wasn't actually "Gay". The arcade name was only a mistranslation.

#14
Dreamking23 said on July 6, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.

Oh man, Sarif. You just made my day in one link hahaha

#15
xShonuffx said on July 6, 2014 at 1:58 p.m.

There you go fellas, Capcom localization at its finest.

#16
Sage_Liebert said on July 6, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.

3 on-going world topics over passed 10yrs

1. Gas
2. Gay
3. Greed

Triple G's

#17
MF_BEATZ said on July 6, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

HA!! Gay!

#18
fohstick said on July 6, 2014 at 2:13 p.m.

i knew it

#19
potter27 said on July 6, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.

Love the fugazi reference who knew people in Japan listened to punk

#20
KingKong said on July 6, 2014 at 2:48 p.m.

Hm, kinda makes sense.

#21
OhYouDontSayThat said on July 6, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

He's the reason Cody and Jessica broke up... just sayin'.

#22
Yae45 said on July 6, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.

This article is so funny to me because every time I lose to Guy, I always blurt out "fuc$ing gay a$$ Guy". This is gold EH.

#23
SpadeHand said on July 6, 2014 at 3:29 p.m.

Guy x Cody OTP

#24
Raiden365 said on July 6, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.

Guy main since SFA2, and this is loltastic.

#25
NumeroGaijin said on July 6, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

Yeah you even got me to check this out lol. I was like nooooo way not Guy but when I understood what it really meant I was like :<>: (my version of a double bro fist)

#26
Wardog said on July 6, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.

I think the title should be "Guy name was spell Gay in Japan before it was change, when it came over to America"... the way it is now, making it sound like he was gay. Change please. :) thank you.

#27
Hraklea said on July 6, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

Where I lived, it was easier to find a Final Fight "Guy" arcade than an arcade with both Guy and Cody. :p

#28
Cauptain said on July 6, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.

Wow...My life changed after reading this!!

Another scrub article only from Crapcom.

Next scrub news: "Ono isn't Guy, He is Gai or Gei or Dei".

#29
BlackOnyxThunder said on July 6, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

... lol.

#30
Ninjanuity said on July 6, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

You're an idiot. DYKG has nothing to do with Capcom.

#31
Existent said on July 6, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.

Why should they change it to much less appealing headline? Your amendment isn't correct anyway. They never said it was spelt in any specific way in Japan or mentioned it, only that there was unused code written out as "Gay".

#32
Kenshiro said on July 6, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.

Yeah it was written that way to get you to click on the article. Then if you needed further clarification that's what the video is for.

#33
OniBlanka said on July 6, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.

That explains the fabulous orange get up

#34
JesseRobles said on July 6, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.

PROFOUND... Kreygasm

#35
Kenshiro said on July 6, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.

It's clearly red.

#36
TheMasterPlayer said on July 6, 2014 at 6:46 p.m.

lol! Same here.

#37
GirlsOfGaming said on July 6, 2014 at 8:28 p.m.

Wow really?

#38
DJoe said on July 6, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

Like Might Guy from Naruto, some webpages spells him like "Gai"

#39
Shinkuu_Kikoken said on July 6, 2014 at 9:19 p.m.

Not cool man. Not cool. As mentioned, this is from DYKG, not Capcom.

Also there was the DYKG episode of SF that you guys missed almost 4 months ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A38qs...

Not sure if you guys also got all the episodes on Super Smash Bros:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...

On the subject of this specific episode, I admit it was pretty surprising that Guy's name was originally spelled "Gay." Also must have overlooked Sodom's name being Katana, even though I have played the SNES version of SFA2 before.

#40
Seoul777 said on July 6, 2014 at 9:22 p.m.

Like, oh my gosh guys or should I said gays.

...

Ok ok, that was a guy joke.. i mean gay i mean gai i mean..(wtf)

#41
Shinkuu_Kikoken said on July 6, 2014 at 9:29 p.m.

Will also add that it's great to have a site like DYKG.

#42
HyperViperNZ said on July 7, 2014 at 12:29 a.m.

It's sometimes Orange so not really "clearly"

#43
Teinted_Gene said on July 7, 2014 at 5:59 a.m.

A GUY... who is named Gay (happiness), who upon losing has a death scream of "profound sadness"

That's almost magical in a way

#44
ChristianDMG said on July 7, 2014 at 6:39 a.m.

#PogChamp #Kreygasm

#45
VulcanHades said on July 7, 2014 at 8:12 a.m.

Of course he's gay. Practicing ninjitsu with a hot babe like Ibuki and not getting hard all the time? Come on..

#46
ChainsXII said on July 7, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

So did I

#47
Utils said on July 7, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

Why the F is gay in quotes in the title?

Gay people exist, deal with it, EH. People are born that way.

EDIT: I overreacted! I'm sorry! I could have edited out my mistake but F it, I'll take my lumps.

#48
Gorehound said on July 8, 2014 at 12:08 a.m.

Screw all your talks about "Gay"!

There was a woman in their staff that listened to King Diamond!!!

All the women with great taste in music are always abroad!!!

#49


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