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  • Blog Post: Pop Culture Shock Toys Opens Pre-Orders For Street Fighter V Statues

    The launch for Street Fighter V has been complicated , and the convoluted rollout for its March update didn’t help matters much. You might be looking for something to keep you anchored down while Capcom addresses the unstable nature of its fighting game. Maybe your anchor is a hefty $899 Ryu statue... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Roy And Ryu For Super Smash Bros. Out Today

    Update: Following reports yesterday, Nintendo confirmed that Roy and Ryu aren't just coming to the fight. They're here. The pair join Lucas today as additions to the roster. Roy and Lucas are $3.99 each on Wii U or 3DS. For $4.99 a character becomes unlocked for both versions. Ryu is a bit more... More
  • Blog Post: Street Fighter’s Ryu Turns 50 Today

    You may not realize it, but on this day in 1964, Street Fighter hero Ryu was born. The fireball flinging World Warrior was first introduced in 1987’s first Street Fighter title. Since then, Ryu has appeared in nearly 20 games (not including updates like Street Fighter II Turbo Edition and Ultimate... More
  • Blog Post: Ultra Street Fighter IV Launching Without Trials For New Characters

    Ultra Street Fighter IV won't launch with trials for its added characters, but Capcom says fans should "stay tuned". The trials are meant to give players a course on using the capabilities of the assorted characters. When Ultra Street Fighter IV launches digitally on June 3, the trials... More
  • Blog Post: Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Web Series Now Available In Its Entirety

    The live-action, high production value Street Fighter web series, Assassin's Fist, is now available to view online in its entirety. The series, which has the support of Capcom, is directed by Joey Ansah, who also plays Akuma in the show. Ansah co-wrote the script with Christian Howard and produced... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Opera Album Trilogy Tells The Tale Of Street Fighter II

    Six years of work and three full-length albums later, musical group Man Factory has completed its Street Fighter II-inspired rock opera. The first of three albums (appropriately titled Street Fight: Rounds 1 , 2 , and 3 ) released back in 2007, with the final part of the trilogy releasing last month... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer Sequels Or Large Updates?

    Street Fighter IV released back in 2009, but a new version of the game is coming in August with Ultra Street Fighter IV . Would you rather be playing Street Fighter V at this point? Street Fighter IV's model of adding lots of new content and major tweaks for subsequent re-releases isn't a common... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Posts 'I Am Street Fighter' Documentary On YouTube For All To See

    I am Street Fighter , the 70-minute documentary film covering the cultural phenomenon that is Street Fighter, is now available on YouTube . The documentary was originally included as part of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set , which released around this time last year. The documentary... More
  • Blog Post: Evil Ryu's Life-Size Bust Costs $499

    Pop Culture Shock is opening up pre-orders for its polystone busts of Ryu and Evil Ryu on February 18. The Evil Ryu bust stands in at 24" and features LED-illuminated eyes and a fabric headband and gi. The Ryu bust turns up the creep-factor to 11 with positionable acrylic eyes that will likely follow... More
  • Blog Post: Asura's Wrath DLC Introduces Anime Art Style & Ryu

    Asura’s Wrath just released today, so you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t gotten around to completing Capcom’s over-the-top action game yet. That doesn’t mean can’t get excited for some story-expanding DLC and a visit from a legendary Street Fighter. Capcom announced... More
  • Blog Post: Ryu or Evil Ryu? The Choice Is Yours

    The battle between light and dark is totally ancient, but now you can throw in with one side or the other with these statues of Ryu and Evil Ryu from SOTA Toys. You may remember the announcement of these figures last summer, but now the time has come to put one on your shelf. How do you choose? Both... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Akuma Spotted In MvC 3

    Update: Another convincing piece of evidence has surfaced pointing to Akuma's appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. A piece of promotional art appearing at EventHubs (shown below) depicts the fan-favorite alongside a bunch of confirmed characters. In case the previously leaked in-game screenshot before... More
  • Blog Post: Time Lapse Video Shows Off Ryu's Zombification

    Yesterday we posted Robert Mangaoang (Doom CMYK)'s beautifully grotesque art of the once-noble martial artist Ryu reduced to a flesh-eating abomination. Today we have actual video footage of the fireball-thrower's wretched transformation. Below you'll find Mangaoang's time lapse "speed... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Zombie Ryu Munching On?

    The zombie infection is merciless. Most recently it has consumed Street Fighter's main man, Ryu, who now hungers for more than training and winning tournaments... Robert Mangaoang (a.k.a Doom CMYK) has posted his new creation (abomination?) on his tumblr page . It's nice seeing Ryu sport a look... More
  • Blog Post: SOTA Unveils 10th Anniversary Ryu Statue

    SOTA Toys is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 18 inches of Ryu. This resin statue shows the most recognizable Street Fighter character in all of his Jersey Shore glory. SOTA says this statue will be the culmination of 10 years of statue-making experience. So how will this particular statue be better... More
  • Blog Post: Super Street Fighter IV Videos Feature Adon, Cody, Cody's Wrench

    Capcom has released a pair of new gameplay videos featuring Adon, Cody, Ken and Ryu. In addition to the usual assortment of kicking, punching and fireball tossing, Cody's video features that smug Ryu fellow taking a wrench right on the chin. Perhaps Cody should have been frisked more thoroughly before... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Unreleased SSFIIT HD Remix Intro

    Remember Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix? The game was a treat for fans of Capcom's fighting game, with beautiful new sprites and remixed tunes. One thing was missing, though: Ryu's fireball-tossing opening. What happened? Well, Capcom has released the intro that never was on its official... More
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