The feature-length Street Fighter documentary Here Comes A New Challenger is now available to purchase on Blu-ray. After successful Kickstarter and IndieGogo campaigns, the documentary presents a unique examination of iconic 90’s arcade game, Street Fighter II.
The Street Fighter series has a lasting legacy in video games. There’s so much influence, it’s hard to define precisely what has given the series its longevity. Even after misfires such as Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter X Tekken, the series endures. Recent launches have seen fantastic highs in Street Fighter 6, and terrible lows in Street Fighter Duel. And yet, despite this rollercoaster Street Fighter has an almost unparalleled reputation.
Co-written and directed by YouTuber and filmmaker Oliver Harper (Harper Film Productions Ltd.), Here Comes A New Challenger tells the origin story of the Street Fighter series and evaluates its lasting impact on the gaming industry, players and wider popular culture. The documentary features exclusive guest interviews with Capcom’s Yoshiki Okamoto (Producer, Street Fighter II), James Goddard (Co-lead Designer, Street Fighter II Turbo), Jeff Walker (Executive VP, Sales & Marketing) plus Street Fighter II’s music composer Yoko Shimomura, to name just a few.
Street Fighter Documentary
The Blu-ray release of Here Comes a New Challenger includes a number of bonus features. These include new deleted scenes and an exclusive audio commentary. Here Comes A New Challenger is available now as a region free Blu-ray for £29.99 GBP. It should also be noted that the release is limited to just 2,500 copies, so if you’re looking to grab a piece of Street Fighter history, don’t wait too long!
The documentary will also air on digital streaming services later this year. However, it’s not yet been disclosed which services will host the documentary.
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