Street Fighter II, which was developed by the Capcom company and became the indispensable fighting game of Atari halls in the 90s, took its 30th anniversary.
Street Fighter II is 30 years old, although many people reading this news will feel old. This legendary fighting game debuted in Atari halls on February 6, 1991, according to tweet from the developer company Capcom.
Street Fighter II, which shaped and popularized the fighting game genre in many ways, is considered one of the greatest video games of all time. The Super Famicom (SNES) version, released in June 1992, had sold 6.3 million copies worldwide, the greatest success of its time.
Ageless fighting game
Street Fighter II also made its splash in mainstream culture, with characters like Ryu, Ken, Guile, and Chun Li involved in various works over the years. For example, one could mention the 1994 action movie Street Fighter, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Raul Julia; or from a series of Street Fighter anime series.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter II punching and kicking its way onto Arcades! 🕹️
Who was your favorite character from the original cast? pic.twitter.com/h6gtGtiMwa
— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) February 6, 2021
The explosive popularity of Street Fighter II was hidden in the excellent fighting mechanics of that time. Those who want to dive into the game’s story can watch the Capcom video above, dedicated to the game’s 25th anniversary. Today, Capcom continues to develop this famous fighting game series. The company may launch Street Fighter VI for PC and consoles in the coming period.