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Classic interview reveals details on the creation of Street Fighter II's roster

Choose your fighter

Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, and the entire cast of Street Fighter II are absolutely legendary among gamers. While they might not have the expanded reach that characters like Mario or Sonic do, you'll be hard-pressed to find a gamer who doesn't know these fighters. Their creation is thanks to Akira “Akiman” Yasuda and Akira Nishitani, two Capcom employees tasked with filling out Street Fighter II's roster.

In a newly-translated interview that was originally conducted in 2003, Yasuda sheds some light on how the creation of these iconic characters came about. Check out a blurb on the creation of Chun-Li below.

“My first idea resembled the Chinese character Tao from the Genma Taisen (Genma Wars) animated movie, with big wide-legged pants. She would also have that front and back apron. The character wasn’t very sexy though, and my design lacked visual impact and personality. So at the 11th hour, I experimented and made a bunch of frantic changes to the pixel art. First I tried giving her bare legs and a bodycon dress. That made her look like a female pro-wrestler, a sort of “fake” kung-fu fighter. It’s a little bit hard to describe in words, but it had a lot of impact, and I decided to go with it and release her to the world this way. She became far more popular than I had imagined, I was shocked. I guess part of it was that she was the only female character in the game.”

Check out the full interview here

Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo - official promo video

Looking slick


Nintendo has put out a slick promo video to spread the word on the Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo. I know I shouldn't buy these, and I don't have anymore room for them, but I know I'll end up grabbing them randomly one day. Which ones do you plan on picking up?

Daisy, Young Link, and Ken amiibo - another unboxing video

But they'll lose their value!

Three new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo have hit store shelves, including two series newcomers; Ken & Daisy! Get a close look at the three amiibo in our unboxing provided by Daan Koopman!

Daisy, Ken, and Young Link amiibo unboxing

The three Musketeers

Let's get another up-close-and-personal look at the Daisy, Ken, and Young Link amiibo. This time we get to see each amiibo unboxed from its packaging, which I'm sure is sacrilege for some collectors!

Uniqlo shows off their upcoming Street Fighter apparel lineup

Fight Club

Uniqlo has a lot of gaming-themed content on the way, with the next round being “The Game By Street Fighter Uniqlo 2019 UT.” This series of Street Fighter-themed shirts is set to release on April 15th, 2019 in Japan, and should also make its way to NA/EU around the same time.

A close-up look at the Daisy, Ken, Pichu, and Young Link amiibo

So close it's uncomfortable

Want to get yet another look at the Daisy, Ken, Pichu, and Young Link amiibo? The above video should do the trick by getting up close and personal with the lineup. Which one is your favorite?

Check out Uniqlo's lineup of Mario, Splatoon, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter t-shirts

Time for a wardrobe upgrade!

We've been covering all the game-related clothing that Uniqlo is offering, but now you can actually purchase these items in the states! Hit up the links below for a refresher on the various gaming-related lineups that Uniqlo is offering, including Mario, Splatoon, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter.

Shirt collections here, here, here, and here

Ken, Daisy, and Young Link amiibo due out April 12th, 2019

You have a few more weeks before you'll have to somehow find even more room on your amiibo shelf. Nintendo has confirmed that Ken, Daisy, and Young Link amiibo are all set to launch on April 12th, 2019. That's certainly an interesting mix of amiibo to release on the same day!

Capcom gives sales update on various games, says Mega Man 11 had 'strong sales'

Capcom has put out their most recent fiscal results, and in the report, they share some updates on various released titles. While we don't have exact figures, we do have comments from Capcom.

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

- “enjoyed robust sales”

Mega Man 11

- “reported strong sales”

Onimusha: Warlords

- “off to a good start”

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

- “performed strongly”

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2

- “performed well”

WWE superstar Zelina Vega wears a Street Fighter tribute at the Royal Rumble

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Zelina Vega has made it very clear that she's a big fan of video games. She put on some Mortal Kombat cosplay for the MK 11 event, she dressed up as one half of Team Rocket a few weeks back, and just last night she showed her love for Street Fighter. Vega entered the Royal Rumble wearing a Vega tribute mask, as well as Vega's signature claw!