Capcom's famed Street Fighter franchise is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the company has packaged all kinds of Street Fighter material into a massive collection for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, and Street Fighter X Tekken will be repackaged as part of the set which also includes video content, a soundtrack, art book, and much more. Here's the complete breakdown of whats in the box:
- Street Fighter X Tekken (including all character and Swap Costume DLC)
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (with all costume DLC)
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
- Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
- New documentary Blu-ray that highlights the lifelong love affair fans have had with Street Fighter, and how their dedication has affected the game.
- Street Fighter IV, Super SFIV anime movies
- All episodes of the Street Fighter animated series (DELICIOUS!)
- Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
Light-up Ryu statue
- Brand new statue with light up base. Eight inches tall and frozen in mid Shoryuken.
11 disc soundtrack
- Game music from the past 25 years, including remixes and fan-created music.
64 page hardcover art book
- Containing pieces from fans all over the world.
- Full size martial arts black belt for the aspiring World Warrior. Includes Ryu's "Furinkazan" in kanji.
Certificate of Authenticity
- Like any good collector's set, this comes with a lovely piece of paper telling you how limited and special it is. They're all individually numbered, so get one before they disappear!
All that's missing is the 1994 Street Fighter feature film. This collection will set you back $149.99 when it goes on sale on September 18, 2012. While it looks like an amazing deal at first glance, I wonder how much of the target market for this collection — ardent Street Fighter fans — already own most of this content from previous releases. If you don't own any of this stuff, then $150 is an amazing bargain for all of this and I say go for it if you enjoy the franchise but haven't bought SSFIVAE and SFxT, but if you've bought Street Fighter titles already this generation, then you're essentially paying for the video content, soundtrack, statue, and art book. Whether or not that's a fair offering for that price is your call, but as much as I enjoy Street Fighter, I can't justify springing for the double dip on this one. That's a shame, too, because I love a nice displayable statue.