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Street Fighter: Duel is a new mobile game from Tencent... which is looking quite similar to a very different game

There might be some changes to make

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 24, 2019 at 8:40 a.m. PST • Comments: 48

Mobile video game developers have been trying to tap into the fighting game audience for some time now, and have started making some headway in recent times with some actually decent titles like the King of Fighters: All-Star and Skullgirls mobile.

Chinese company Tencent is recently showed off its newest venture by teaming up with Capcom to make Street Fighter: Duel as a team-based RPG for the world warriors. It also may have an element or two that probably looks very familiar to fans of Japanese RPGs.

Street Fighter: Duel is a licensed mobile game tasking players with creating their own teams of three iconic fighters to take on scores of bad guys from M. Bison and Juri down to Shadaloo grunts and random thugs.

Not much else is known about the game at this time having just entered the pre-registration phase in China, but characters appear to have skills that recharge over time and can be taken into PvE or PvP battles.

A trailer and promotional images were also released to advertise Street Fighter: Duel which gives us a rare chance to hear a Chinese dub of the fighters. A few people though have noticed some similarities to Atlus' popular game though, Persona 5.

People like Scotia on Resetera and Lulu pointed out that one of Duel's key art pieces looks quite similar to Persona 5's main menu down in the subway system though that can easily be waved away as a common theme for urban-based titles.

What is a little harder to explain, however, is another screenshot reportedly of the game featuring a dialogue box that is near identical to that of Persona 5 including the overall oblong shape of the text box and the white outline around the outside.

Some other user interface elements from the trailer also appear to be familiar in their uses of text and fire though we can't really do much more than speculate on some design choices with very similar implementations.

Tencent owns League of Legends creators Riot Games, a minority stake in Activision Blizzard and have their hands in tons of different tech and video game endeavors around the world.

The company has not made any plans to release Street Fighter: Duel outside of China as of this time, so you'll need to either be a resident or have a good VPN if you really want to try out this game. You can find out more about the game's pre-registration launch on Duel's website.

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