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How did we miss this for 4 years? One of Street Fighter 5's stages features a damn cool Easter egg that's near impossible to spot

Unless you were looking in the background of G's character portrait that is

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • October 24, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. PDT • Comments: 24

Video game developers always seem eager to hide little Easter eggs and bonus details into their created worlds even though some may never actually be discovered by the players considering they may not know there's more to look for.

We've been seeing and playing Street Fighter 5 for over four years now, but up until now have completely missed a really nice Easter egg in the game's City in Chaos stage which then actually popped back up in G's character artwork.

Sure everyone spotted Alex fixing his truck right away behind all the action though looking even further back at the courthouse to see a reference-filled mural / statues.

Above the columns on the building's tympanum are poses of some of Street Fighter's most iconic moves and poses side-by-side.

We can see Ryu's Shoryuken dead-center with a Tatsumaki on one side of him and what looks like Urien's jumping medium kick on the other. Following that we have two Hadoken throwers, Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick, Balrog's crouch and finally Urien's sweep.

They're actually pretty difficult to make out on the PlayStation 4 version of the game having a lower texture quality, but bumping the PC game up to max settings showed them clear as day.

This building and the murals also show up in G's character render looking a bit more detailed but also hidden by shadow. It also is of course featured in the Frosty Blvd stage which is the holiday version of City in Chaos.

Looking closely at these figures, they do appear to share a bit of their appearance with SF4's villain, Seth, with the gray skin and featureless bodies. That could easily just be explained away as them being generic mannequins, however.

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Mysterious Mod maker Killbox and data-miner X-Kira have also posted what the textures of the stone fighters look like by themselves too.

Does this mural have a deeper meaning or impact of Street Fighter's lore? Probably not — unless the architect is a huge fan of the world warriors or something — but it is nice to see there's more going on in the background of the game than many of us thought before.

Now, I guess we'll need to go back and take a look at the rest of the stages to see if there's any other neat details we've missed up to this point.

If there's any other Easter eggs hidden away in the game, let us know in the comments or just tell us what some of your favorite stage details or references are in fighting games like the R. Mika vs. Haggar billboard in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

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