By Paul Hunter
It's hard to believe that the iconic Street Fighter series is now officially 25 years old, but it is, and developer and publisher Capcom is making sure this milestone is celebrated with quite possibly the largest video game Collector's Edition ever created. It's so massive, the box contains a whopping fifteen discs, which include full games, a Street Fighter documentary, movies, animated series and 11 discs dedicated just to Street Fighter music spanning the last 25 years. If there's a hardcore Street Fighter fan in your family, you should be very, very excited.
Called the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition (it's a mouthful, I know), this enormous package features content and collectibles dating back to the original Street Fighter from 1987, all the way to the latest release, Street Fighter X Tekken, which released a mere four months ago. To get a sense of just how much Capcom packed into this Collector's Edition, take a look at the full contents:
Street Fighter X Tekken Game Disc
Super Street Fighter IV Game Disc
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Full Game (downloadable content)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Full Game (downloadable content)
Additional Downloadable Content:
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Costume Collection (with over 100 costumes!)
Street Fighter X Tekken Character Update
Street Fighter X Tekken Complete Swap Costume Collection
Two Disc Blu-Ray Set:
25th Anniversary Documentary
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind
Super Street Fighter IV Original Video Animation
Street Fighter: The Animated Series
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter III: Third Strike
64-Page Hardcover Art Tribute Book
8-inch Light-Up Ryu Statue
Embroidered, Full-Size Ryu Belt Replica
Individually Numbered Letter of Authenticity
The 8-inch Ryu statue in particular looks amazing, and was specially commissioned to include the highest level of detail. Ryu's pose, as Street Fighter fans will instantly recognize, is his signature Shoryuken move complete with the striking blue flames lit from below. Here's a closer look:
This is such an amazing Collector's Edition sure to please any diehard fan of Street Fighter. There's enough content packed in to keep an lucky recipient busy for many weeks.
The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition has as a release date of September 18, 2012, and will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
For more information on the Street Fighter 25th anniversary, be sure to check out Capcom's official website here: www.streetfighter25.com.
[This article originally appeared on the Future Shop Tech Blog]