The world according to Street Fighter [PIC]

Last week Capcom confirmed Super Street Fighter IV, a slight update to this year’s critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV, which will tweak certain fight mechanics as well as add several new characters to the fray. One of those new fighters is Juri, the first Korean character in the series’ 20 year history. This got us thinking, now that South Korea has a star fighter, how many countries are represented by the number one fightin’ franchise?

Above: Click for the high res original

The answer: a lot. We decided to honor them all with this super swanky desktop background starring every single character from the main SF series (that’s I~IV, plus Alpha 1~3). Big thanks to Fighters Generation for having all of their sprites pre-ripped, saving us hours of toiling away. It’s a super-cool, cripplingly thorough site for anyone even half interested in the subject matter.

For more on Super Street Fighter IV and several other Capcom titles, be sure to check out tomorrow’s episode of TalkRadar (72, for those counting), as it’s co-hosted by Capcom’s own Seth Killian.

Oct 8, 2009

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Awful box art: Street Fighter series
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  • erickalessandrini - October 8, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    I just noticed that street fighter needs a Canadian Lumberjack
  • Mvilhel - October 8, 2009 7:12 p.m.

    Ingrid is a norwegian name.
  • Hydrohs - October 8, 2009 7:47 p.m.

    Yeah, why so many American but not a single Canadian? All of North America except the biggest part is represented.
  • NeoKef - October 8, 2009 7:47 p.m.

    Sweet!! Seth is coming back for his third podcast!!!
  • Ninjamatt5 - October 8, 2009 8:30 p.m.

    I could comment on the fact that you have highlighted the whole of the United Kingdom and used the Union Jack to represent it, but still labeled it as only England, when it in fact contains England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. But I wouldn't be that fickle, of course.
  • Cyberninja - October 8, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    capcom loves japan and the usa
  • Pumbli - October 8, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    No one has noticed that the map say Elena is from Kenya yet the map marks her in Ethiopia?
  • michaelmcc827 - October 8, 2009 9:07 p.m.

    just changed my wallpaper, very cool yet low profile. props!
  • thomashalpenny - October 8, 2009 9:33 p.m.

    we need an irish leprachaun to represenent...where?...england? it makes sense now
  • Nin10DOH - October 8, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    I agree with Hydrohs and erickalessandrini, they really need a canadian guy in there! How bout a lumberjack or a ninja mountie? Or just a buff guy in a hockey jersey and and goalie pads. He could be like Zangief
  • sgloomy - October 8, 2009 10:31 p.m.

    i just noticed there are more characters from U.S. than Japan!
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - October 8, 2009 10:39 p.m.

    We tended to stick with the countries you fight them in rather than their origin (Oro wasn't born in Brazil, but his background is) and left out some Final Fight characters that don't appear as playable... characters.
  • fattoler - October 8, 2009 10:43 p.m.

    We need a Scotsman in a kilt, and make it like that one in Katsumi Ninja so that he can fire fireballs out of his crotch.
  • Johnny6Gun - October 9, 2009 12:14 a.m.

    Mike from SF1 IS Balrog. :)
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - October 9, 2009 12:38 a.m.

    ^ Nope! Been confirmed by Capcom that he's not. I checked!
  • IroDeniro - October 9, 2009 12:45 a.m.

    EPIC FAIL, They got Thailand and Kenya wrong of course they fixed Kenya but not Thailand. Also Bison is not from Thailand he needs to be down with Seth, Q, Ingrad...
  • doomdoomdoom - October 9, 2009 1:38 a.m.

    street fighter is like Nascar it is just there and when you tell people about it they stare at you with the "what the f*ck" expression on there face.
  • pikachu2000 - October 9, 2009 3:54 a.m.

    All right. Now all we need is an Australian, Middle Easten, and Canadaian and the series will be finally complete. And great shout out to TFG. That is one kickass site. check it out.
  • sweetpotatofry - October 9, 2009 8:12 a.m.

    Street Fighter is in desperate need of a fighter from Antarctica. Like, an eskimo who was raised by Polar Bears or something.
  • Marshall123 - October 9, 2009 10:53 a.m.

    1. Ingrid's Birthplace is Malaysia "FACT" 2. Eagle, Birdie, Dudley and Cammy are 'English' Yet the pointer is pointing at 'Scotland' And showing the 'British' Flag. Change the Pointer to the Lower half of the United Kingdom or write it as British.

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