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Capcom unveils plans to commemorate 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter game series

Lou R.A. Aug 6, 2012 0

Street-Fighter-25th-Anniversary-logoIn connection to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Street Fighter series, games developer Capcom has announced the upcoming release of Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set and the official launch of its global tournament series.

Street Fighter has now reached its silver anniversary since breaking out into the mainstream gaming industry in 1987. With this, Capcom made sure 2012 will be a memorable year for the Street Fighter franchise, launching a variety of events and products to commemorate the milestone achieved by arguably the most successful fighting game series ever.

Capcom is scheduled to release the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set on September 18th. The game – which features Street Fighter characters of different generations – will be playable on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at MSRP of $149.99.

The Street Fighter 25th anniversary global tournament has already kicked off, pitting in gamers from around the world in several qualifying tournament on their way to the grand finals in San Francisco, California on December 8th. The tournament series features selected Street Fighter games over the decades, including the 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.

Capcom has already teamed up with creative collective iam8bit to come up with a special Street Fighter 25th Anniversary group art exhibition, which will present artwork from over 50 renowned artists from different country. The gallery’s grand opening will be held in Los Angeles from August 3-19.

Capcom is also offering Street Fighter 25th Anniversary chess set. The chess sets, which contains detailed silver and pewter resin pieces stored in protective custom slots inside the wood case, are only limited to 5000 pieces. The commemorative chess sets will be available in August at Capcom Stores for $299.95. Purchase includes a certificate of authenticity.

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The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter continues, as Capcom recently shared new information surrounding the activities that will support this hyper-combo milestone. In addition to the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set that will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 18th, Capcom is ready to kick off its high stakes global tournament series in Austin, TX this weekend on July 28-29.
Registration for the Austin, TX qualifying round is now open and is free to enter, but a refundable $20 registration fee is required in order to save a spot. This intense tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco, CA on December 8th and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present:  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. For everything related to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary, including how to register for each tournament, go to: http://www.streetfighter25.com/
As a way of continually honoring and promoting the many different aspects of Street Fighter culture, Capcom has partnered with creative collective, iam8bit, to produce a special Street Fighter 25th Anniversary group art exhibition. The gallery features artwork from over 50 renowned artists from around the world, and the grand opening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on August 3rd from 7 to 11pm. Admission into the exhibit is free and all ages are welcome, and will be on display until August 19th. The opening extravaganza will also feature several one-night only installations, including a real-life “Bonus Round” that will literally transport attendees into the game. For more information about iam8bit and the Street Fighter art exhibition, check out: http://iam8bit.com/the-gallery/combo-attack/
Also recently announced, the Capcom Store is now offering an exclusive, high-quality Street Fighter 25th Anniversary chess set that takes the iconic characters from the Street Fighter franchise and places them into an all-new type of battle. The individually-numbered chess sets are limited to 5000, and contain highly-detailed silver and pewter resin pieces that are stored in protective custom slots inside the wood case. A certificate of authenticity is included, and the entire set retails for $299.95 and will be available in August 2012.
The limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set carries an MSRP of $149.99 and is available now for pre-order. For more information and for details on how to purchase the collector’s set and the chess set, head to: http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/home/themeID.1944700