Capcom Announces $150 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set

Do you consider yourself a hardcore Street Fighter fan?  If so, Capcom has the ultimate collection for you.  Coming to PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on September 18th, 2012, Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set includes a wealth of collectible goodies.  Here’s the breakdown:

  • Past and Present Street Fighter Games – Playable on current gen PS3™ and Xbox 360 console systems, the four critically-acclaimed titles selected from the star-studded catalog are: Super Street Fighter® II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter® III 3rd Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition with all costume DLC, and Street Fighter® X Tekken® including all character and Swap Costume DLC.
  • Exclusive Video – The two-disc Blu-Ray set includes a documentary that highlights the profound influence the franchise has had on fans – and vice versa – throughout the years. The collection of videos also includes Street Fighter®IV and Super Street Fighter®IVAnime movies as well as all episodes of the Street Fighter animated series and Street Fighter®II: The Animated Movie.
  • Light-up Ryu Statue – A specially commissioned and highly-detailed collectable Ryu statue stands prominently at 8” tall and features the iconic character in mid-Shoryuken, with flames lit from below.
  • 11-Disc Soundtrack – Street Fighter game music spanning the past 25 years, in addition to remixes and fan-created music inspired by past Street Fighter games.
  • 64-page Hardcover Art Book – A tribute to Street Fighter game fans from all over the world, the art book includes fan pieces submitted by professional and aspiring artists alike.
  • Ryu’s Belt – Created to regulation specs, the full-size martial arts black belt is a replica of the one Ryu wears and even includes his classic “Fūrinkazan” in kanji!
  • Certificate of Authenticity – Each Collector’s Set comes individually numbered complete with a certificate of authenticity.

All of this can be yours for the low price of only $149.99.  Yes I’m being sarcastic.  That is quite a lot of cash for games that die-hard Street Fighter fans most likely already own.  So the question is, are the extra goodies worth the high asking price?

9 thoughts on “Capcom Announces $150 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set”

  1. Definitely a very good collector’s set right here. Too bad most of us have to re-buy the same games to get to the meat of the extras, but you can’t have everything. It’s not in my priority list, but I would definitely like to get my hands on it if there’s extra cash lying around. The question is, will Mega Man get the same treatment? Count me in for an epic Mega Man Collector’s Set!

    1. I think it’s possible Ahmed. It is Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary, and Capcom did make an official logo. It was not publicly revealed yet, but clever users have discovered it already. And considering how huge of a response the company has seen about the franchise, I can bet something is coming this year. E3 is just around the corner, so you never know. I would bet if it happens, it’ll be released around the holidays–Mega Man’s birthday is in December, after all!

        1. I’ve been writing an long Mega Man article for awhile, I’ll probably end up posting it soon. But I’ll probably elaborate more on that there.

          There isn’t much they can offer in that collection right now, simply because there isn’t much that is playable on the “modern” consoles. They can’t just package in the PS2/GCN/Xbox era games and call it a day. In that case, they have to release some content for the package. They can definitely bundle in all of the games available on XBLA/PSN, like Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, obviously. PSN has games like Rockman Complete Works 1-4, but since XBLA doesn’t have those, it might be unfair.

          I’d guess they have to announce some new games at E3 that would be prepared for release by the end of the year–either things that are quick to develop or things that have been in development for quite some time already. If I had to say anything, it would be feasible to see an Ultimate Mega Man HD Collection disk, compiling games from the classic and X series together, including later releases like X7, X8, and Command Mission, and the only console EXE/Battle Network game, Mega Man Network Transmission. I’m not sure about Legends. I’d love for those to be in, but they failed an IP sweep and legally CAPCOM cannot release them here. From what I understand, there is a conflict with the contracts with the English dub voice actors, which is why the games have no problem seeing re-release in Japan. I’d hope they can get that resolved, but really, there isn’t much they can do.

          1. Though if it was what I would really want to see, here it is:

            Mega Man Ultimate HD Collection (hopefully include all console releases and some arcade games, Mega Man 1-10, Mega Man & Bass, Mega Man Soccer, Rockman Battle & Chase, Wily & Right’s Rockboard: That’s Paradise, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Mega Man X1-8, Mega Man X Command Mission, Super Adventure Rockman, Rockman Power Fighters/Power Battle, Mega Man Network Transmission, etc). Doubtful, but Legends 1-2 and Misadventures of Tron Bonne would be excellent.

            Mega Man Ultimate Handheld Collection (including Mega Man I-V, Mega Man Game Gear, Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2, Mega Man Battle Network 1-6 all versions, Battle Chip Challenge/N1 Battle, Rockman EXE 4.5, Legend of Network, Phantom of Network, Rockman EXE Stadium Arcade, Rockman EXE WS, Rockman and Forte: Challenger from the Future, Mega Man Zero 1-4, Mega Man Star Force 1-3, Mega Man ZX & ZX Advent)

            Mega Man 25th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection (including soundtracks from many or all of the games, plus fan albums like Maverick Rising, and the 20th Anniversary Japan-only released remixes)

            An exclusive Mega Man light-up figure (don’t just include the Kotobukiya model kits, I can already buy those and have it!)

            A copy of the Mega Man Official Complete Works Source/Art Book

            And some miscellaneous Mega Man merchandise, like wall scrolls/posters.

          2. That’d be pretty hardcore there Tim lol. Based on all the games released in the SF collection throughout the years, I’d expect the MM collection to at least have all the main games in the original and X series. Everything else would be icing on the cake.

  2. Yeah I think this is solely for those that adore the SF collection, but I think it would have been nice to include the original SF in this collection. I mean only the hardcorest of hardcore are even going to buy this because essentially you’re buying it for all the extra stuff and not the games. Why not add in the first part, even if it isn’t anywhere near as good as the others?

  3. …I may buy this. I’m not joking. I really like Street Fighter, so it’s something I’m interested in, and I’ve wanted to get the games for PS3. I have SFII Turbo HD Remix and SSFIV AE on 360, but I’ve wanted to get PS3 versions anyway. SFIII Third Strike I have on PS2, via the Anniversary Collection disk. So I haven’t downloaded SFIII Online Edition yet. It has some cool stuff in the collection. I don’t think the price is that bad though. SFII Turbo HD is like $10, SSFIV AE is about $40, SFX Tekken is still about $60 in stores, and SFIII Online is $15. So that’s already about $125.

    Now if they announced a Mega Man Collector Set, I’d pre-order it. I’d put my money up front, even if it was more than this.

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