Capcom Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of Street Fighter In Style
Capcom recently announced the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set, that will be released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 18th, but they’ve got even more hyper-combo juiciness planned for the 25th anniversary for one of their most popular franchise titles.
Firstly is the high stakes global competition tournament series that is set to kick off this weekend in Austin, Texas. Inviting some of the most skilled combatants from around the globe, it’s sure to be a nail biting competition. However, plenty of players have the chance to earn their stripes as the registration is free, although a refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve a spot. The winners of the event will be invited to the grand finals set to take place in San Francisco, CA on December 8th. The tournament will see the worlds best fighters slugging it out on some of the best games in the franchise including, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Anyone interested in signing up for the tournament or following the results should head on over to the official website.
Lastly, and arguably the most exciting aspect of the 25th anniversary celebrations, a limited edition chess set. Yes, you read that right. Capcom have announced an exclusive chess set that will feature iconic characters from the franchise, introducing them to an area of battle previously undiscovered by the likes of Blanca, Guile and Ryu. There’s only 500 available and with the price tag of a mere $299.95, they’ll fly out once available in August 2012.
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