A rumor has been running around the internet in the last few hours. This relates two important companies, Bandai Namco y Capcom.
According to what was shared, it all stems from when the first Street Fighter went on sale in the 80s along with the PC Engine / TG-16 port of the game known as Fighting Street. Now, Yoshiki Okamoto
This is because Namco owns the trademark for the name ‘Street Fight’, and whoever uses it would have to pay. To avoid decreasing the earnings of the PC Engine port, a different title was chosen so as not to have to pay more. Along with this, Okamoto adds that it has been maintained over the years and it is very likely that Capcom still has to pay Bandai Namco today for the use of these marks in the production and subsequent release of Street Fighter II and III.
Here’s Yoshiki Okamoto explaining Namco owned the tm for Street Fight meaning Capcom had to pay for its usage with each SF release. However, the licensing fee would have killed the PCE version’s profitability, hence the name change!https://t.co/Zl4xqB2a1m
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At the moment this information has not been confirmed by either Capcom or Bandai Namco, so we will be attentive to more details. What do you think about it?