It’s hard to believe that its been nearly 30 years since “Street Fighter II” set the benchmark for the entire genre of 2-D fighting, and the series still stands among the best of its peers in terms of popularity, gameplay, and sales.
In honor of this, Japanese brand-retailer Uniqlo is teaming up with Capcom to release a line of 12 T-shirts honoring the legacy of “Street Fighter,” past and present. Six shirts feature patterns based on the sumi-e art style of “Street Fighter V,” and the remaining six will have the retro feel of “Street Fighter II.”
Sadly, the underappreciated fluid anime style and general weirdness of “Street Fighter III” has been overlooked, cementing its reputation as the forgotten middle child of the franchise.
The SFV shirts are very nice and all, but the real fun can be found in the SFII shirts such as the Dhalsim print with his arms stretching right around to the back.
Also, as all fighting game fans should know, 623 Day is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate it than with a shoryuken and tiger uppercut tee?
Each shirt sells for 1,500 yen and will be made available from April 15 in Japan. Prices and release dates may vary depending on what part of the world your nearest Uniqlo is. The timing of these shirts is intended to coincide with the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour, where the world’s greatest “Street Fighter V” players vie to become the best in various tournaments from March to November.
Sources: Uniqlo, PR Times
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Source: Japan Today