Renowned for its deep and balanced gameplay and bold art style, the Street Fighter series has been enjoyed by gamers across the globe, amassing sales of over 35 million units. For many they embody one of the purest forms of the games medium and for a generation of gamers the art and characters have become iconic.
Now, for the first time, fans of the series will be able to own museum-grade art prints and collections of original game and concept art. Presented as a two part collection, the first release, which is available worldwide will be available for reservations and pre-orders from December 13th and will start shipping in late January 2014. This first release focuses mostly on the core games between Street Fighter™ II and Street Fighter™ III:3rd Strike. A further second set of prints will be introduced later in 2014 with a focus on Street Fighter™ IV.
In the collections are drawings and images from some of the most influential artists from Street Fighter’s history whose designs have helped shape the series. All the prints are hand-numbered museum-grade Certified Art Giclees™ and come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Street Fighter’s Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono.
“This has really been a passion project for us as many of us here are huge fans of the series”, says Maarten Brands of Cook & Becker. “It is not often that you get to work with material covering so many years and it was a real challenge to narrow down so much great artwork to a manageable collection, but we’re very proud and happy with the results and hope fans and collectors are as enthusiastic.”