Game Trivia

  • This marks the return of Birdie and Adon from the original Street Fighter, as well as the first crossover with the Final Fight franchise via Guy and Sodom. This game also features the debut of Dan Hibiki.

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  • The kanji on Sodom's armor was supposed to translate to "death." However, it was intentionally drawn incorrectly by the designers to represent Sodom's otaku personality.

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  • Dan's stage is based on the real-life Ayutthaya Ruins in Thailand.

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  • Rose's design is partially based on Lisa Lisa from Battle Tendency, the second installment in the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure series. Both characters are associated with Venice, enjoy taking baths, and incorporate scarves into their fighting styles.

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  • Chun-Li's stage is located atop the Great Wall of China.

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  • This is the first Street Fighter game to implement Darkstalkers-style chain combo mechanics.

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  • After Akuma performs his Raging Demon, he'll turn away from the camera and some kanji will appear on his back. The kanji is translated as "Heaven."

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Connection to Other Media

  • Sodom's stage takes place in a snowed-in rail yard. While it's partially covered in graffiti, you can see the Amtrak lettering on one of the trains.

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  • Rose's stage takes place in Colosseum. The setting is also an homage to the fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in Way of the Dragon, a martial arts film released in 1972. Both versions use identical camera angles and even feature stray cats in the background.

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  • Sodom's ending features cameos from Final Fight's Mad Gear gang. Poison's arcade mode in Ultra Street Fighter IV reveals this ending to be part of the canon series storyline.

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  • M. Bison's sprite was changed to a bulkier, muscular design as a nod to his appearance in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.

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  • The Dramatic Battle Mode was based on the famous showdown between Ryu, Ken, and M. Bison in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, right down to the same battle theme in the Japanese version.

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