Following the accidental leak of a teaser by Capcom last week, Sony has responded with more.
Street Fighter has been around forever. While that is certainly not the case it seems like forever. The franchise made its debut in arcades in late August of 1987 before being ported the next year to PCs and consoles like Nintendo’s NES and numerous generations of Sony’s Playstation among others.
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The original Street Fighter, designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto, like other incarnations features fighters from around the world in head-to-head battles with each fighter displaying a unique series of attacks. Early players of each of these fighters were given the option of three types of punches and kicks of different strength and speed. But the real draw of the game was the special attacks available to players the Hadouken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku.
Street Fighter 5: Accidental leak
Following an accidental leak by CapCom of a video that was quickly taken down, Sony felt it prudent to release more details to the public. Since the leak, Sony has released the box art and final logo along with official screenshots and two videos of actual gameplay. The trailer showed two of the franchise’s long-running characters, Chun-Li and Ryu, locked in an epic battle that showed the former knocking the latter into an alternate arena, a move that ultimately didn’t help her.
No love for the Xbox
Perhaps the most surprising announcement regarding Street Fighter 5 is that it will be exclusive to the PlayStation and PC. This was confirmed by PlayStation’s Adam Boyes announced during PlayStation Experience when he said that Street Fighter was “built from the ground up for PlayStation,” and that is “built from the ground up for PlayStation.”
He also stated that PC players will be able to compete online against PlayStation Street Fighters. While that’s pretty cool it’s not going to make Xbox One owners who enjoy the iconic fighting game feel any better about being left out in the cold for this newest chapter in the franchise’s long history.