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Street Fighter 2: Pocky Edition 'releasing' this month to celebrate the series' 35th anniversary

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 27, 2022 at 3:05 p.m. PST • Comments: 3

For decades, fighting game fans have continued to joke about the seemingly never-ending versions of Street Fighter 2 Capcom has made, but this one is a little bit different.

Glico and Capcom have now revealed Street Fighter 2: Pocky Edition as a new special version of the iconic title that'll "release" later this month to celebrate the franchise's 35th anniversary.

SF2: Pocky Edition will technically be a free game for those who purchase the world warrior-branded snacks, which are set to go on sale this Tuesday, November 29, according to Famitsu.

Inside the box of Pocky is a QR code and password needed to play the game on either a smartphone or PC — although there will apparently be some actual Pocky Edition arcade cabinets available at select locations in Japan.

The game appears to be very similar to the special Street Fighter 5: Pocky Edition featured at Capcom Cup 2019 where players whittle down their opponent's life like normal.

Once the health reaches a point where the gauge resembles a stick of the snack, however, players have to knock out the opponent in that range to score a Pocky KO for a special ending.

Like similar promotions, this one will probably be technically exclusive to Japan, but interested fans should be able to import a box easily enough or keep an eye on their local Asian markets.

At this time, there doesn't appear to be a competition or sweepstakes involved with the game's release but that could very well change once the limited edition Pocky releases.

This isn't even the first food-themed version of SF2 to come out this year funnily enough, as Capcom teamed up with a Japanese sparkling water company this Summer to create an augmented reality fighter where the world warriors beat up bottles.

More information about Street Fighter 2: Pocky Edition and the snacks can be found on Famitsu though it is in Japanese.

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