Capcom just announced the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set. The Xbox 360 version and Playstation 3 version both went up on Amazon today. It retails for $150 and is expected to be very limited. I’ve already pre-ordered mine.
This Collector’s Edition is a sweet looking box stuffed with goodies. Buyers will receive the following items:
- Collector’s Case
- 11-disc soundtrack
- Street Fighter X Tekken game disc
- Super Street Fighter IV game disc
- Assorted costume / character DLC
- Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition game download
- Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix game download
- 8-inch Light-up Ryu Statue
- 2-disc Blu-Ray documentaries, animation, etc
- 64-page Hardcover Art Book
- Embroidered, Full-Size Ryu Belt
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
When the package is released in September, you can find out if it really is rare and special or if you were duped out of $150.
Note: Due to a New Year’s resolution described here, I am restricting myself to one game purchase per month. This article is part of a series describing my monthly choices and the reasoning involved.
During the last week of January, I was pondering whether my game choices could roll-over like cell phone minutes because there wasn’t much I wanted. January releases were pretty sparse, and my mad game addiction of the past several years did not leave many older releases to pick from. The intent of my resolution is to encourage thoughtful spending, so I had to find something I really wanted or skip January.
There are hundreds of games in the picture to the right, and that picture does not include my games for NES, SNES, Playstation, Nintendo DS, and other systems. I’m not trying to brag. Quite the opposite really.
I purchase too many games. Collector instinct mandated sequels, games that employ an interesting gameplay mechanic, or games that just look awesome. Fortunately, I work two jobs and can afford this. Unfortunately, I work two jobs and do not have enough time to play.
If you are one of the few people not buying Diablo III or Max Payne 3 next week, I suggest taking a look at Akai Katana for Xbox 360. Akai Katana is a console port of CAVE’s 2010 arcade shoot-em-up by the same name set in a semi-historical era of industrial growth and ninjas.