To celebrate Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary, Capcom is giving fans a nice big present. Though, this is Capcom we’re talking about, so while it may come with a boatload of goodies and games, this Collectors Set doesn’t come cheap.
Available for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles on September 28, the robust set will set you back $150 and includes the following:
- 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.
- Two-disc Blu-Ray set including a documentary on the influence the franchise has had on fans, Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV anime movies, and all episodes of the Street Fighter animated series and Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.
- A specially commissioned and highly-detailed collectible 8″ Ryu statue that lights up from below.
- An 11-disc soundtrack of game music and remixes spanning the past 25 years.
- A 64-page hardcover art book including fan pieces submitted by professional and aspiring artists.
- A replica of Ryu’s belt created to martial arts regulation specs.
- An individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
For fans wanting to win big, Capcom has also announced the dates of upcoming tournaments hitting the globe that include over $500,000 in cash and prizes. The tournament will showcase past and present Street Fighter titles, but the winner of the Street Fighter X Tekken series will be handed the keys to an all-new custom designed Scion FR-S Sports Coupe. How’s that for a first place prize?
• July 28-29 in Austin, TX
• August 11-12 in the NY area (location pending)
• August 26 in Taipei, Taiwan (location pending)
• Mid-September in the Tokyo Region, Japan (date and location pending)
• September 27-30 in London, England (during Eurogamer Expo)
• October 13-14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil (during Brazil Game Show)
• October 27-28 in Los Angeles, CA
• October 31 – November 4 in Paris, France (during Paris Games Week)
• December 8 Finals in San Francisco, CA
Known for releasing some of the most petty DLC content, it’s great to finally see Capcom give fans something reasonably priced. It may cost $150, but if you do the math and if the DLC appeals to you, you will actually be saving money purchasing this set. Though, it’s a shame it doesn’t include Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. I guess the lack of “Street” in the title kept it off the list.