With Community Effort Orlando in the bag for 2016, viewers were sent home with a special gift from Capcom: two new characters for Street Fighter V and the long-promised Story mode, all available this Friday. And literally in the space of that two minute trailer, the fighting games scene went from caustically pessimistic about the game’s chances to unbridled jubilance. Just listen to that crowd, will you?
Some bad guy in some old game once defined insanity as ‘doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again expecting shit to change’. For the team at Capcom, however, it looks like they’re expecting a different result from their same old reluctance to bank on their non-Street Fighter fighting franchises, despite the runaway success of Street Fighter doyen Yoshinori Ono’s labour of love. Read the rest of this entry