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Epic Street Fighter 15-disc box set announced

The image you see at the bottom of this article is of Capcom's newly announced Street Fighter box set, and it's a beautiful, beautiful thing. Whereas film fans constantly get box-sets of their favorite series, it's relatively rare for video games despite our many famous franchises.

But what exactly is in this set, other than a lot of discs and a certificate of authenticity? Quite a bit. For starters, you've got the obvious: a bunch of Street Fighter games: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken. Downloadable content will also be included for SFIV Arcade and SFxT.

However, that's not even half of what's in here. The set also includes three movies (a documentary and two anime features,) the full SF animated series, and a boatload of music. It also comes with a rather fancy velvet box, a light-up Ryu statue, a hardcover art book, and a replica of Ryu's belt.

The only disappointment in this set is that it's not complete. It's more of a retail package than a celebration of Street Fighter. We would have liked to see multiple iterations of each game so fans can see how it evolved over time. The biggest ommission is the original Street Fighter. Granted, it's pretty terrible by modern standards, but it's endlessly educational to see where games came from. Especially given that Street Fighter 1 was one of the pioneers of the fighting genre.

The set will be available September 18, and will retail for $149.99.

15 comments

  • Ravenbom - May 27, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    I would jump on this if I didn't have all the games already. Also, it's a little bit of a disappointment that they didn't include SF Alpha. Also, one final complaint is I would like some ability to see every story mode for every character from every game. I think that would be a fun, silly addition.
  • Darkhawk - May 24, 2012 6:16 a.m.

    It should include emulated on-disc versions of Street Fighter and Street Fighter 2100, then a disc of all the MAX titles as well. It's annoying how boxed sets are never complete because publishers are always holding out more hope to bleed the consumer more.
  • KishouTenpi - May 23, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Good concept, good price, good package :D Shame I don't like SF isn't it?
  • Dadyo238 - May 23, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    150 bones? count me in!
  • forestfire55 - May 23, 2012 5:27 p.m.

    Mortal kombat should do this, then it would be, ya know, fun.
  • Cyberninja - May 23, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    Since it comes with all the dlc, I am seriously going to consider getting this since its a great deal at $150
  • josh-horvath - May 23, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    no x-men vs street fighter? pass
  • IceBlueKirby - May 23, 2012 1:43 p.m.

    Only $150? That's actually not bad, and definitely a lot less than I was expecting. I may actually end up buying this.
  • rongunz - May 23, 2012 1 p.m.

    screw that, where's my Street Fighter alpha 3 aka better than most of the games in this darn collection? You can't call it a true collection if the Alpha series is missing as well!
  • DrFred79 - May 23, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    I'll wait for the Ultimate Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary 15 Discs Collector Limited Ultra Super Edition Turbo Birthday Edition EX + version ;)
  • J-Fid - May 23, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    WHAAT!? Wow, epic!
  • NoAssociation - May 23, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    And I'm sure each disk comes with on disk dlc :P
  • slimjim441 - May 23, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    :0-
  • myguyfromthe80s - May 23, 2012 11:04 a.m.

    I thought Yie Ar Kung Fu on the ZX Spectrum was the innovator on fighting games? Oh and I had Street Fighter 1 and 2 on same machine.
  • alexandre-bret - May 23, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    I thought Urban Champion on the NES was the innovator on fighting games? Will it come with a Ryu replica costume limited to only Japan?

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