A Street Fighter reference in Hearthstone? One of the newest cards yells out one of Guile's trademark moves as it attacks

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 19, 2017 at 6:40 p.m. PDT

Not too long ago, Team 5 of Activision Blizzard released a new expansion for Hearthstone. The expansion is called Journey to Un'goro.

Among the cards released, there is a card called the Stormwatcher. Whenever you click the card in preparation for attacking, the card's dialogue is very interesting to those of us familiar with the Street Fighter series.

You can hear the card shout "sonic boom" as it attacks. If Guile were a minion in Hearthstone, he would be this minion.


Click image for animated version

...Too bad the minion isn't exactly competitively stated for constructed play in today's meta.

Source: Kripparian's Twitch channel.

Comments

malcrash01 said on April 19, 2017 at 6:43 p.m.

The irony of a card out of the meta to a character that is now heavily used in the meta in SFV Season 2

#1
AdaptiveTrigger said on April 19, 2017 at 6:44 p.m.

Yeah, that thought was very amusing to me as well... ha ha.

#2
MisguidedAngel said on April 19, 2017 at 6:54 p.m.

Most cards are out of the meta in hearthstone. Is poo game.

Shadowverse is the real money maker ;)

#3
UncleBibby said on April 19, 2017 at 6:54 p.m.

he says it twice like it's a special move or sumthin!!!

#4
malcrash01 said on April 19, 2017 at 7:23 p.m.

I was pretty triggered when I heard most of the cards I have are out of the meta

#5
Hakansoilbarrel said on April 19, 2017 at 7:24 p.m.

(so does it say flash kick or somersault?)

#6
Gellus said on April 19, 2017 at 7:32 p.m.

Yep, if there's a genre were meta REALLY matters and you have to bump a bunch of money to get into, is card games

I would have loved to win some tourneys with my Ojama deck, but i just gave up on that a long time ago lol

#7
RafaelBUrena said on April 19, 2017 at 7:39 p.m.

Cash my Legendary Quest Rogue outside, how bou dah?

#8
Wisppeons said on April 19, 2017 at 7:59 p.m.

lol event hubs with the reach

#9
AdaptiveTrigger said on April 19, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.

Blizzard is a company that has been historically known for referencing many source materials as easter eggs throughout their games.

It's a reach to say it's a reach...

#10
OverlordJC said on April 19, 2017 at 8:29 p.m.

Exactly. People quickly forget that also referenced Dr.Doom (Dr Boom) from Marvel, the much "beloved" character from Marvel Vs Capcom 2&3 LOL

#11
Tassadar said on April 19, 2017 at 8:33 p.m.

MARVEL AT HIS MIGHT!

-Actual description of the card when right-clicking it in the collection

Not too subtle there at all.

#12
BlackGuile said on April 19, 2017 at 10:06 p.m.

Never Lucky BabyRage

#13
sduggie2t said on April 19, 2017 at 10:59 p.m.

They should have a faster card that says Tiger constantly.

#14
Von_Kunlun_BOOF said on April 20, 2017 at 12:46 a.m.

Lol, I played Overwatch for the first time a month ago and of all the heroes in the game, I can confirm this is 100% true.

http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Easter...

#15
qOcOp said on April 20, 2017 at 12:56 a.m.

Lol blizzard loves street fighter so it's a nice cameo. wonder if any employees at blizz is good at the game

#16
MarthFE said on April 20, 2017 at 4:18 a.m.

It would be supported forever. I would play a blizzard fighting game. A lot.

#17
kabal31082 said on April 20, 2017 at 4:21 a.m.

Quest rogue and taunt warrior are pretty meta right now in the game.

#18
Durant31 said on April 20, 2017 at 4:31 a.m.

What kills me more is the stats of the card.

Attack Value 4
Defense Value 8

Its like they really wanted this to be a Guile influenced card since Guile is traditionally defensive; given you are genuinely holding down-back for a period of the fight.

#19
Stanczyk51deuce said on April 20, 2017 at 7:13 a.m.

Hearthstone is my jam

#20
maddog666 said on April 20, 2017 at 7:17 a.m.

please...

#21
pbsk8 said on April 20, 2017 at 8:10 a.m.

HS is s--t for 9 year old children,

play gwent guys

#22
ThePikachuMaster said on April 20, 2017 at 11:40 a.m.

Never thought Lucio's voice line about tinnitus was a direct reference to Archer. Unexpected but much appreciated.

#23
Wisppeons said on April 20, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.

its a reach bro stop blizzard doesn't care that much about SF or its community lol.

#24


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