Dead or Alive: Lots Of Clothes And Yet Not A Lot Of Clothes isn’t the only PC fighting game news today. It seems Street Fighter V was accidentally let out of the Capcom bag a little early, replete with a trailer which comes across a little like a men’s fragrance advert.
Console land is screaming its head off about SFV being exclusive to PlayStation 4 – i.e. no Xbone love from a pretty bloody big series, which is a bold move that presumably involved no little money changing hands – but the good news for us lot is that it is hitting PC.
HITTING, LIKE WHAT A FIGHTY-MAN DOES, DO YOU SEE? No? OK, here’s a visual demonstration:
(Apols for the weirdly-sized Daily Motion embed and pre-roll ad – we can’t control it.)
I parted ways with Street Fighter after the Hyper Turbo Megadeath versions of II proved to be beyond my skill level, but the familiar cast and moves will forever incite some delight. It’s a game I’d like to watch, and perhaps I shall do just that once V is out. Those more familiar with the series’ ways than I am claim that the little on show here suggests an iteration of IV rather than a giant leap forwards, but what do they know, eh? (‘Much more than me’).
Is Dhalsim still in it? I like his stretchy legs.
(As it happens I wrote about Dhalsim and falling in and out of love with SFII in my Raised By Screens quasi-memoir, which for now is exclusive to the RPS Supporter program. Will open it up to everyone at some point).