….he must be asleep. Or he’s at work? Neggy? You there?
Okay, here goes.
Normally, Neggy’s the one to handle anything Capcom related, but I figure I’ll fill in for now. I have no idea why the fuck I’m awake anyway.
Since two of Capcom’s most popular IP’s are celebrating their 25th anniversaries, Capcom decided to give the little blue bomber a brand new game….featuring the characters of Street Fighter as bosses. Sounds pretty legit, doesn’t it?
I’ll be honest with you all. I never got to play very many Mega Man games. My NES was taken away from me at a relatively early age, and shipped off to the Philippines where my cousins plugged it into a 220v outlet and fried it. I stated out playing Mega Man X on the SNES, and beating Mega Man X4 and X5 on the PlayStation 1. I bought Mega Man 2 for my cousins on their Wii, and man…that shit was fun. So suffice it to say, Mega Man isn’t one of my personal favorite IP’s of Capcom. Doesn’t mean the IP sucks, by no means, it’s just not one of my favorites. And I’m glad that they’re doin’ stuff with Mega Man, because I still think he should’ve been in MvC3.
Now Street Fighter….well, that’s a whole other story. I devoted an entire week to Street Fighter, so I’ll leave that alone.
I am excited for this, and it’s free! A FREE PC DOWNLOAD FULL MEGA MAN GAME WITH STREET FIGHTER BOSSES. HOW CAN YOU LOSE? It’ll be on the capcom-unity website on the 17th.
Up until Street Fighter II, you couldn’t really name any kickass females in gaming. Well, besides Samus Aran in Metroid, but you only found that out at the end of the game! Princess Peach? She was always getting kidnapped by Bowser. “Kidnapped”. Right.
There was that one cyborg female in the Guardian Legend, but other than that, I can’t really think of kickass females in gaming from the cartridge era.
So, Capcom, thanks for giving us these kickass girls.
We’ve come a long way, haven’t we? Street Fighter, the ubiquitous 2d fighting game has now turned 25 today. Happy birthday, Street Fighter!!
And big congrats to Capcom and Ono-sensei for making such a wonderful fighting game.
The franchise itself has gone through numerous twists and turns to get to where they are today. Mixing it up with other franchises seems to be only the beginning.
So, for this week, Team Mixed Nuts will be talking about their experiences with the Street Fighter games, the culture, the fighting game scene, and how it grew and changed with the times.
Now excuse me while I go ogle Han Juri.