Street Fighter and UNIQLO's clothing line collaboration receives an awesome commercial filled with breakdancing, parkour and references

They even animate the shirts

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 13, 2019 at 7:41 a.m. PDT

Merchandising and cross promotion are certainly nothing new for Capcom considering the licensing they've done over the past few decades including things like official Street Fighter sneakers from Diesel or colognes that let you smell like Ryu.

The publisher really appears to be pushing their latest collaboration with the clothing manufacturer UNIQLO especially hard with their new line of Street Fighter shirts, however, after putting ads for them into SF5 itself and creating a really neat commercial in Japan.

Featuring a couple of freerunners wearing the new clothing options as they flip, breakdance and pose, the commercial itself sets out to make the Street Fighter 2 and 5-themed shirts appear way cooler than they can be in everyday life.

Sprites from the groundbreaking fighting game are mixed in with the live-action stunts as the parkour heroes dodge around M. Bison's Psycho Crusher and Honda's headbutt culminating in the collection of characters surrounding the duo as they have a dance-off to decide the winner.

What's fun as well is they even managed to animate the art on the shirts for a really cool effect showing some of the references in motion which makes us wish that technology was actually real to wear.

The Street Fighter x UNIQLO clothing merchandise is scheduled to launch on April 15 in Japan and in May for those of us in the western hemisphere. You can take a look at the rad new commercial for yourself below.

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