Street Fighter is one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time, and it is one of Capcom’s flagship series with the most sales, totaling 46 million units worldwide, as of March 2021.
Street Fighter has seeped its way into movies such as Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation in 2000 and Street Fighter Alpha Generations in 2005, action figure toys, and there is even a slot game inspired by the game called Street Fighter II: The World Warrior by NetEnt, which is a provider for many of the top casinos, such as MGM online casino.
Street Fighter has been in the news lately due to a couple of new releases. The first relating to AEW and wrestling. With several wrestlers entering the entertainment industry, the wrestling world has made a notable contribution in the past. AEW is now creating a crossover like we have never seen before, a crossover between the wrestling organization and the world of video games via Street Fighter.
This crossover will be symbolized by a simple t-shirt focusing on the character of Cammy wrestling against the elite female wrestler of Hikaru Shida. It leads to the most remarkable crossover of all time between the former Henchwoman of M. Bison and one of the biggest female wrestlers of all time in the AEF.
AEW took to Twitter to share the design for the limited crossover t-shirt that will combine the world of professional wrestling with one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.
Recently, the second piece of news relating to Street Fighter has been the rumor that Tekken x Street Fighter is dead. Katsuhiro Harada has attempted to clarify a few misunderstandings due to mistranslations. While the English subtitles referred to Tekken x Street Fighter as ‘dead’, Harada said that the translation was meant to be in ‘a pending state’ or ‘paused’.
‘ The Original Japanese Languages along with English Subtitles sometimes gives a horribly ironic impression,’ Harada claims. In general, people who understand the Japanese language might not be interested in this topic.’
Harada assured me that Tekken x Street Fighter is still in development – it might be taking a break, but it is safe to say that it is not dead yet!