The original Street Fighter was being developed for the NES at one point

Unfortunately, the game was cancelled

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 6, 2018 at 4:29 a.m. PDT | Comments: 14

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is now in the hands of the public and brings with it 12 classic Street Fighter titles for players to enjoy. From Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior to Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, this package is the ultimate trip down memory lane that commemorates three decades of fighting in the streets.

This collection of legendary games comes equipped with a fact-filled museum mode that allows players to peruse through information and view stills / artwork that span across each of the Street Fighter series. Whether you're checking out official art or rejected designs, there's a lot to dig into here.

Frank Cifaldi, the founder of the Video Game History Foundation and developer for Digital Eclipse (who worked on the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection), recently took to Twitter to share some interesting tidbits about the Street Fighter franchise. On such fact that many probably weren't aware of is that the original Street Fighter was in development for the Nintendo Entertainment System at one point.

According to Cifaldi, an image showing what the NES version looked like was buried "deep in a Capcom marketing archive, undiscovered for decades." Ultimately the game was cancelled.

The original Street Fighter saw its arcade release back in 1987. It featured only two playable characters, Ryu and Ken, with classic fighters such as Sagat, Birdie, Adon, and more making appearances as non-playable CPU opponents.

Street Fighter's first title also introduced three of the most widely recognized attacks in fighting games: the Hadoken (fireball), Shoryuken (Dragon Punch), and the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Hurricane Kick). With the release of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, many fans are getting their hands on the game for the very first time.

Street Fighter 1 on NES image #1 Street Fighter 1 on NES image #2
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