Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set announced
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, May 23, 2012 8:30AM PDT
Do you love Street Fighter enough to pay $150 for a fancy box packed with SF goodies including four games, an 11-disc soundtrack, an 8" light-up Ryu statue, and a replica of the fighting man's black belt? If so, why, what a happy coincidence, as Capcom today announced such a set to celebrate 25 years of the beloved franchise.
The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set contains, deep breath:
- Past and Present Street Fighter Games - Playable on current gen PS3 and Xbox 360 console systems, the four critically-acclaimed titles selected from the star-studded catalog are: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition with all costume DLC, and Street Fighter X Tekken including all character and Swap Costume DLC.
- Exclusive Video - The two-disc Blu-Ray set includes a documentary that highlights the profound influence the franchise has had on fans - and vice versa - throughout the years. The collection of videos also includes Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV Anime movies as well as all episodes of the Street Fighter animated series and Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.
- Light-up Ryu Statue - A specially commissioned and highly-detailed collectable Ryu statue stands prominently at 8" tall and features the iconic character in mid-Shoryuken, with flames lit from below.
- 11-Disc Soundtrack - Street Fighter game music spanning the past 25 years, in addition to remixes and fan-created music inspired by past Street Fighter games .
- 64-page Hardcover Art Book - A tribute to Street Fighter game fans from all over the world, the art book includes fan pieces submitted by professional and aspiring artists alike.
- Ryu's Belt - Created to regulation specs, the full-size martial arts black belt is a replica of the one Ryu wears and even includes his classic "Furinkazan" in kanji!
- Certificate of Authenticity - Each Collector's Set comes individually numbered complete with a certificate of authenticity.
Whew! It'll be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 18. Capcom's also hosting special anniversary tournaments featuring the four Street Fighter games in the Set, held across the world between July and December, as detailed on the Capcom blog.