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Haitani Kumite in Street Fighter 3: Watch 1 of Japan's 5 fighting game gods unleash Makoto's destructive force in 3rd Strike

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • March 29, 2015 at 6:27 p.m. PDT • Comments: 11

It's been a while since we've seen Haitani, one of Japan's five esteemed fighting game gods, make an appearance at a tournament -- not since the Tokaigi Game Party Japan exhibitions, I believe.

I suppose Haitani doesn't plan to make a bid for the $500,000 prize pool at Capcom Pro Tour this year. Maybe he'll change his mind sometime down the road this year, but if you were hoping to catch him in action and you don't mind if the game involved isn't Ultra Street Fighter 4, then you're in luck.

Recently Haitani made an appearance at a Kyoto A-Cho arcade special event on February 22, where one of the headlining activities was a Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike kumite session with him, in which you can not only see Haitani beasting, but a lot of other high-level players strutting their stuff.

The Haitani kumite session has finally made its way to YouTube; check it out below.
Video from GAMEacho.
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