Ahead of the May 29 release of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Capcom is releasing a series of videos delving into the history of the fighting game series. Their most recent is on the Street Fighter Alpha series, a stylish and slightly exaggerated departure from the core games’ more grounded roots.
The video discusses Alpha’s anime inspirations and more accessible systems, as well as its trademark curios. For instance, Alpha I had a hidden co-op mode for friends to take on M. Bison together, and III included a bizarrely titled “-ism” system for complete character customization.
Along with the first video on Street Fighter I and II, Capcom has put together a compelling story on how its fighting series cemented itself as a cultural touchstone.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition drops May 29 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch) and includes 12 titles total, including all of the Alpha games covered.
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