The lights are on
It is six months after the previous tournament and there is a new
evil organization named S.I.N. looking to take over the world. Most of
the fighters from the previous tournament have reunited to challenge
this new threat. Some fight for peace and others fight for power.
Any fan of fighting games will quickly realize that the cooperation
between Capcom and SNK Playmore had a strong influence on the game's
imagery and music. Right away, the game looks and feels similar to
Capcom Versus SNK, but still plays like the previous Street Fighter
games. This time around, it was decided to go with more of an
anime-inked look. It provides a bit of artistic flare to the action on
screen. In addition, the ink effects are the substitute for sweat and
New to the franchise are the extended opening, rival, closing story
lines and the English voice acting. The voice actor behind Ryu is Kyle
Herbert. Herbert is best known as the voice actor behind both teen and
adult Gohan of FUNimation's DragonBall Z fame. With him are other voice
actors from many different English anime studios.
The one thing that has survived the test of time is the commands for
each character. Very few commands have changed and the powered attack
system introduced in Capcom Versus SNK has been updated and
implemented. However, using the current generation of game controllers
can make fighting difficult. In turn, companies are releasing wired and
wireless controllers strictly made for this type of fighting game.
This game also packs in a multitude of new features, such as various
challenges, galleries and online fighting modes. As players fight
through the arcade mode, they unlock other characters and videos. As
players fight against others online, they unlock titles and icons. In
all manner of ways, players can unlock items in the gallery. There is
also downloadable content, including alternate costumes.
Since Street Fighter III, there has been a multitude of crossovers
involving the main SF cast. It has been 15 years since there has been a
strictly Street Fighter game. It is about time and online play to
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