You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Street Fighter 2 stories

Update: Fighting game companies release iconic stages to use as video call backgrounds in games like Street Fighter, Granblue Fantasy: Versus and more

Update: Bandai Namco has also joined the chat by releasing a bunch of Soul Calibur-themed backgrounds including a handful of its newest stages and my personal favorite, the character creation screen.

The amount of people around the world that are now working from home or finishing up their classes online has grown exponentially lately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has opened the doors to more creative environments to draw energy from.

Video calling services like Zoom allow users to swap out their background surroundings with pretty much any image. This has started a new trend of companies releasing their own official backgrounds to use including a handful in the fighting game space.

Continue reading »

More 'approved art' from Street Fighter 2's style guide; includes Ryu, Ken, M. Bison, and Guile

We're privy to yet another look at Street Fighter 2's internal style guide from the early 90's, this time with looks at Ryu, Ken, M. Bison, and Guile.

This all comes thanks to Street Fighter 5 Director, Takayuki Nakayama's, continual posts on Twitter from now nearly three decade old style guide.

Continue reading »

Capcom reveals the 'approved art' for Street Fighter 2's characters from their style guide but some of them need to go back to the drawing board

Recently, we got the chance to take a look at Street Fighter 2's internal style guide from the early 90's for seemingly the first time ever, and now some more pages from the colorless book have appeared online the same way.

Street Fighter 5's director Takayuki Nakayama is currently in the process of releasing the 'approved art' for the world warriors of SF2 found within the style guide though perhaps that's where some of them should have stayed.

Continue reading »

Okay, Zangief as a rubber duck is pretty cute but Dhalsim Duck might be a bit too creepy as Tubbz adds more Street Fighter rubber ducks to collect

Last year, we reported on some neat Street Fighter-themed cosplaying rubber ducks hitting the online market for collectors of the world warriors, and soon there'll be at least two more variants to pick up โ€” one with lots of hair and one without any.

Numskull Designs recently revealed their upcoming Zangief and Dhalsim cosplaying Street Fighter ducks as part of their Tubbz line of merchandise which are now available for pre-order.

Continue reading »

Street Fighter 2's Arcade Mode run transformed into a creative in-home workout routine with exercises based on each character and stage

The worlds of fighting games and fitness collide probably just as much as one would expect with some players also being health gurus though melding the two together is surprisingly rare.

Untechable Performance is attempting to change that, however, by creating fighting game-related workout videos and his most recent one turns Street Fighter 2's Arcade Mode run into clever exercises based around each world warrior.

Continue reading »

Capcom reveals internal Street Fighter 2 style guide from 1992 featuring cool details like individual character logos, unique artwork and more

Street Fighter 2 will forever be known as the title that kicked off the fighting game boom of the early 1990's, and despite the game being almost 30 years old at this point, there's still apparently even more interesting facts about it hiding behind the doors at Capcom.

We now have the rare opportunity, however, to see some more of that which has remained potentially unseen for decades at this point, as Street Fighter 5's director Takayuki Nakayama recently showed off over a dozen pages of what appears to be Street Fighter 2's internal style guide for its initial release.

Continue reading »

Brazilian gamer projects Street Fighter 2 onto opposing apartment building for entire neighborhood to enjoy while under quarantine

Life is surely different for most people right now as we continue to keep indoors as much as possible, and that means some inevitable innovation when it comes to keeping ourselves entertained.

Street Fighter 2 has proven highly entertaining for the better part of three decades now, and one Brazilian gamer decided to share the love with his entire neighborhood by aiming his projector screen at an opposing building for all to see.

Continue reading »

Desk knows how to fight Street Fighter 2's Vega on hardest difficulty so well that he can do it one-handed, look up videos during, and more

From creating glitches to incredible combos, the knowledge and ability to break down fighting games that content creator desk has is undeniably impressive. In his latest video, desk focuses on a particular character and match up in Street Fighter 2 and brings us a superplay to enjoy.

Featured here we have Ryu (desk) taking on Arcade Mode's Vega on difficulty set to 7 โ€” the hardest difficulty. Of course, that's no problem here as he is able to get through multiple rounds without taking any damage due to being able to manipulate Vega into doing seemingly anything he wants.

Continue reading »

Kemonomichi III results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, we'll be enjoying the long-awaited return of fighting game legend CYG|Daigo Umehara's hype exhibition series Kemonomichi in its third installment.

The players competing for glory this time around are Punk, CYG|Infexious, Kotaka Shoten, Kurahashi and T3-Kamui.

Continue reading »

How well does Street Fighter 5's roster represent the franchise as a whole? Let's have a look at how many returnees each past game got in SF5

With the release of Seth last week for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, we've got a pretty well-rounded roster at 40 characters, just 4 short of the number the Street Fighter 4 series eventually ended on. Although we don't actually know if Seth will be the final character for the game or not, Season 4's addition of boss characters throughout the franchise seemed like a good opportunity to have a look at how many characters from each part of Street Fighter's history returned.

We'll be looking at Street Fighter 1, the Street Fighter 2 series, the Street Fighter Alpha games, the Street Fighter 3 titles and finally the Street Fighter 4 installments and detail each character who originated in these respective parts of Street Fighter history that returned in Street Fighter 5, and look briefly at the ones who didn't as well. So, let's get started.

Continue reading »

Street Fighter's T. Hawk probably isn't looking forward to Valentine's Day

Love is in the air as Valentine's Day is right around the corner. While a portion of the fighting game community will be celebrating with the launch of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition this February 14, others will be spending quality time with their significant others โ€” which might actually involve Champion Edition too!

In the spirit of the holiday, I decided to take a look around at the relationships between characters within the Street Fighter series in hopes of highlighting some of the stronger ones for all of those hopeless romantics out there. However, during my research, I discovered that there exists a storyline that brings the literal definition of "hopeless romantic" into the fold, and that's the grim tale of Street Fighter 2's T. Hawk and Street Fighter Alpha's Juli.

Continue reading »

Best birthday ever? This kid's reaction to waking up to a brand new Street Fighter 2 cabinet is heartwarmingly priceless

At least around these parts, we can't think of a better way of waking up on your birthday to find a brand new Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet on and ready to go right there in your room with you.

That was the reality for one of @Amber_doll81's children as the lucky little one woke up to the sounds of the character select screen of his very own Arcade 1up Street Fighter 2 cabinet. The rest of us are lucky too as Mom was in the room to capture his reaction.

Continue reading »

Genesis 7 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Genesis 7 is happening this weekend in Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Notable players set to attend are many, but as a sample, here are a few names: FOX|MkLeo, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, NRG|Nairo, C9|Mango, PG|Marss, eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, Tempo|Axe, Zain, Maister, Solary|Glutonny, Liquid|Dabuz, EnVyUS|Wizzrobe, FOX|Mew2King, Rogue|Light, PG|Esam, MVG|DarkWizzy, Cosmos, iBDW, PG|Plup, VGBC|aMSa, MVG|Salem, Fiction, S2J, APE|Goblin, Pandarian, CLG|SFAT, TG|MVD, n0ne, EMG|Moky, Captain Faceroll, Swedish Delight, PS|Trifasia, Ned, DA|Venia, Armada|Prodigy, DA|Sinji, EMG|Hax$, Ginger, Armada|Myran, MuteAce, 3D|Gen, NVR|ELegant, K.I.A.|Stroder, NVR|CakeAssault, Penguin, Spark, Liquid|ChUDat, DIG|Lucky, CLG|PewPewU, ARMY and many more.

Continue reading »

Frosty Faustings XII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XII is going on this weekend and the action will be happening in Chicago, Illinois.

Players set to attend include EG|NYChrisG, Illusion|LostSoul, Dramatik|RedBlade, Disrupt|Shadow20z, AMTRS|Score, AN|KizzieKay, Teresa, 1UP|PepperySplash, CATPION|Daymendou, PG|MarlinPie, BC|LordKnight, Rikir, EQNX|CuddleCore, Foo, AXL|Boom, GeTV|Sandman, BNP|Gosuda, BDG|DidimoKOF, LordJimmyBones, KPB|JDR, IThatGuy-_-, MC|GCYoshi13, BDG|SubatomicSabers, KPB|Magnets, Elyon, BxA|Argenrost, Incendiate, 1L2P|Burrity Vorhees, Crescent|RobTV, Flux, EQNX|Brian_F, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|Kitana Prime, UTAE|Coosco, Disrupt|Joonya20z, JoeyD, LTL, ScrawtVermillion, Betadood, Crescent|Doza, Armada|Ned, dB|Yeti, Zinoto, Daze, ZomBmu and many more.

Continue reading »

These Arcade Mini setups transform the Nintendo Switch into a Street Fighter 2 cabinet... sort of

Arcade machines appear to be once again coming into style here in the western hemisphere with smaller versions of cabinets available on Walmart's shelves, but what if you want the aesthetic without the heavy functionality?

The small gaming publisher Microids recently released something of a creative solution to that question by way of the Arcade Mini which uses the Nintendo Switch as the screen inside of a small wooden cabinet.

Continue reading »

The creator of Guile's theme, Yoko Shimomura, explains why she thinks the iconic background tune became so popular

There's a reason, outside of the general success and appeal of the game they're in, why so many of the tunes from Street Fighter 2 have become iconically ingrained into fighting game culture, and have even spilled out into the popular realm.

While you could argue that these 8 and 16-bit tunes are relatively simple, the intricate thought process that went into developing them not only as background themes but as contributors to character identities that gives them a deep-reaching foundation that has clearly kept them bolstered up for the past three decades. We have Yoko Shimomura to thank for that.

Continue reading »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may be the best selling fighting game of all time, but Sakurai still deems a different title 'king of fighting games'

Although there are some who would still question whether or not Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game, it seems the more pertinent query these days has become whether or not Ultimate is the fighting game given its recently acquired status as the best selling title in the genre.

Be that as it may, series creator, Masahiro Sakurai, still humbly gives props to the game that started it all, Street Fighter 2, in a recent Famitsu column. Thanks to some translation work from PushDustIn and Japanese Switch, we find that Sakurai isn't quite ready to crown Smash as king.

Continue reading »