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The world warriors are taking a snack break — Street Fighter 5 X Pocky is back with a new competition and awesome official artwork

I wouldn't mind having some of those cards

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • December 27, 2020 at 4:23 a.m. PST • Comments: 29

The Pocky KO exhibition during Capcom Cup last year was certainly unexpected considering it showcased a different version of Street Fighter 5 that hasn't been made available since though the crossover is back and going much further now.

Capcom and Glico recently revealed the special Pocky KO Grand Championship along with Street Fighter-themed Pocky products that all feature some nice official artwork of the world warriors munching on the snack.

Unfortunately, we likely won't be seeing these specially packaged Pocky boxes appear here in the West, but at least we can check out the art on them thanks to Street Fighter 5 Director Takayuki Nakayama.

The collaboration work for Ryu and Chun-Li were featured previously last year, but there's almost a dozen more that appear to be new.

Now, there's products with Juri, Menat, Rashid, Lucia, Cody, Alex, Vega and Cammy which vary from funny to cute to somehow even a bit sexy though nothing will probably top Juri attempting to stuff a whole box into her mouth at once.

They won't just be on the boxes either, as multi-packages of reportedly contain collectable cards that also use the same artwork.

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As for the Pocky KO Grand Championship, players need to capture their own Pocky KO moments in SF5 and post them to Twitter or Instagram with the #PockyKOChallenge hashtag to enter.

Pocky KO's can be achieved by scoring a win while your own life bar is at around 20 percent remaining, which makes it look like a stick of Pocky with the empty gauge as the chocolate and HP as the cookie part.

Four players between the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia will be chosen to where they will proceed to possibly get the chance to face off with previous Pocky KO champion Crescent|RobTV. They will all also receive limited edition Street Fighter x Pocky merchandise as well.

Western fans could still certainly attempt to import the special Pocky boxes, but prepare to pay quite a bit to acquire your special treat.

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