The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter is approaching its grand finale, as the activities that support this milestone will end at the Grand Finals event on December 8th in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capcom’s high stakes global tournament series has travelled from the USA, Asia, Brazil, France and to the UK in search of the greatest and most awesome Street Fighter players on the planet. The world’s best fighters from the preliminary tournaments will soon unite in what promises to be the ultimate Street Fighter showdown!
Over 45 different players from around the world has made it through to the Finals where they will compete for $125,00 (£78,000) in cash prizes. The winner however to make it even higher stakes will be handed keys to a all new custom built Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Branded Scion FR-S Coupe (Should of entered myself). The tournament has featured the following titles:
- Street Fighter X Tekken
- Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
- Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
The participants of the tournament are not the only ones getting involved. Fans can expect to see a mass load of Street Fighter related fun and activities which will be taking place throughout the day on the show floor. All of the titles will be free to play while at the event which includes the recently announced Darkstalkers Resurrection and more. Street Fighter producers Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano will be on hand for signings and photos and a LIVE art show will celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter culture.
The Grand Finals will be held at the Hyatt Regency SFO
(in Burlingame, CA) on Saturday, December 8th
from 10am to 9pm PST. Admission to the event is free, and the first 1000 guests to arrive will receive goodie bags filled with exclusive Street Fighter collectibles. (Time to book your plane ticket if your a Brit like me).