Capcom has joined forces with the Japanese police to create a Street Fighter-branded campaign to recruit new cops-to-be

The real CapCops are coming, cyber criminals beware

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • July 4, 2019 at 7:58 a.m. PDT

Street Fighter has long been one of the most well-recognized video game brands in the world with characters like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li having been referenced in things like other games, films, cartoons, advertisements and everything in between.

The Japanese police force is apparently looking to tap into that brand power by teaming up with Capcom to use Street Fighter characters officially in their new campaign to recruit new cyber-crime investigators.

Capcom officially announced the news that they were teaming up with Osaka Prefectural Police's recruitment advertising for cyber-crime investigators beginning July 2 using the fighting game mascots.

This isn't the first time that Capcom has teamed up with the cops, as back in 2018 they did something very similar using Mega Man for cyber crime awareness and even other properties like Monster Hunter for vehicle-related crime.

The campaign will apparently revolve around the distribution of thousands of flyers and posters around the area's police stations, police boxes and even train stations starting this week.

You can check out one of the posters they're implementing to help out in cyberspace with Ryu and Chun-Li though I don't think they'll give you any of their costumes as a uniform, however.

The CapCops image #1
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Source: Capcom.
Image Source: Pixabay.

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