Delve Into The Underground Culture Of Street Fighter To Celebrate The Release Of Street Fighter V

Street Fighter

The king of beat ’em ups is back.

Promoted By Capcom 

Within the beat ’em up world, Street Fighter is arguably the game with the biggest fan base and legacy, ever since the classic Street Fighter 2 game revolutionised the gaming industry in the mid 90s. Since then, there have been numerous editions of the game and this culminated with the release of Street Fighter IV back in 2008, which brought the franchise back to where it belonged at the forefront of the gaming world.

Street Fighter IV has now been retired though and it’s all about the latest edition, with Street Fighter V finally being released this week. In order to celebrate this, our friends over at VICE have produced the following short documentary entitled ‘KO Dreams’, highlighting the legacy of the title and the impact that it’s had on the gaming world.

The film follows Street Fighter pro player Ryan Hart as he attends the final Street Fighter IV tournament at London’s Capcom HQ before the release of the fifth title. There’s also a look at the underground Street Fighter clubs that populate the country, where gamers get together to crown themselves the best player in their area. VICE also caught up with grime DJ Logan Sama about the impact that the game has had on him personally. Yoshonori Ono (the man who singlehandedly resurrected the franchise in 2008) is also profiled and his importance to this history of the game revealed. 

An epic watch that really proves the importance of Street Fighter to the gaming world and has only got us even more pumped up about playing Street Fighter V. In fact, I’m probably going to order it for my PS4 right now. 

If you still need anymore convincing though, go check out VICE Gaming Page on it the and start following Capcom on Twitter.


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