With the 25th anniversary of the classic arcade title Street Fighter nearly upon us, game publisher Capcom continues to unveil new info surrounding the activities to support the hyper-combo milestone.
In addition to the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set, set to drop on the PS3 and Xbox on September 18th, Capcom is will kick off a high stakes global tournament series in Austin, Texas this weekend from July 28-29.
Registration for the Austin, TX qualifying round is now open and is free to enter. Then, the tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco, CA on December 8th, which 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 more info on the tournaments, and 25th Anniversary, visit StreetFighter25.com.
Additionally, 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, which will be showcased in a grand opening in Los Angeles on August 3rd.
The exhibit will run through 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 info, visit iam8bit.com.
Also recently announced, the Capcom Store is now offering an exclusive Street Fighter 25th Anniversary chess set that takes the iconic characters from the 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. The set retailers for $299, and will go on sale in August.
The limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set will sell for $149.99, and includes a light-up Ryu statue, an 11-disc soundtrack, a 64-page hardcover art book, Ryu’s belt, and all past and present Street Fighter titles. Pre-order yours at Capcom.com.