Update: The Kickstarter is now live, with a goal of £25,000. If you’ve got a spare £1,500, you can secure yourself an Executive Producer credit on the final film. For £500, an Associate Producer credit awaits – we imagine the £28 tier will be the most popular, which will get you a digital copy of the movie, its soundtrack, behind the scenes videos and your name in the end credits.
Original Story [Wed 23rd Sep, 2020 10:00 BST]: You don’t need us to tell you that Street Fighter II is a special game. Capcom’s title rejuvenated the arcade industry and turned characters like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li into pop culture icons, and the series spawned numerous video game sequels as well as toys, comics, movies and much more besides.
The documentary Here Comes A New Challenger aims to capture what makes the game so special by exploring not only the coin-op roots of the series but also by delving deep into the history of Street Fighter on home formats, such as the Super Nintendo, which played host to what is perhaps one of the most significant arcade-to-home ports of all time.
You can catch the trailer above – if this seems like it’s something you might be interested in, then you might want to keep an eye out for the Kickstarter campaign which starts soon.