If there was a time that you imagined Ryu in an RPG setting, it’s finally coming true to life with this new Street Fighter: Duel!
Capcom reveals Street Fighter: Duel, a new entry in the series that would depart significantly from previous Street Fighter games.
The mobile role-playing game Street Fighter: Duel will be available for no cost.
What to expect from Street Fighter: Duel
As of Street Fighter: Duel, Capcom and Crunchyroll have joined forces.
According to Crunchyroll, it will be the “first-ever RPG in the series,” but it will also include the hallmark fighting from previous entries.
Moreover, Terry Li, General Manager of Crunchyroll Games, stated that “Street Fighter has been an iconic game for generations, and we know anime fans love to go on exciting adventures with beloved characters.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Capcom to bring Street Fighter: Duel and its incredible roster of iconic fighters to anime and gaming fans alike”, he added.
In the preview, we see Ryu standing in the middle of nothing with only the epic Street Fighter music and wacky action sounds for the company before he turns and charges a gigantic Hadoken.
Next up are fan favorites Chun-Li, Ken, and Blanka, whose character models have a distinct plastic sheen that makes them look like toys.
After a brief black screen, a splash screen appears with more characters in a more conventional concept art style, the title Street Fighter: Duel and a prompt to pre-register for February for Android or iOS.
While it successfully piques interest, the trailer does little to shed light on actual gameplay.
Players can go through the tale in either real-time RPG combat or auto-battling, and both new and classic stages will be included.
The game will have card mechanics and feature 2D battles where players can use their fighters’ signature combinations and skills with a few touches on the screen.
Gamers may take their teams online to face friends or players all over the world, and they can level up and enhance their fighters through gameplay or in-app purchases.
Street Fighter: Duel’s launch and thereafter will be accompanied by the introduction of exclusive skins.
Pre-registration for Street Fighter: Duel is now available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and select European nations, including the United Kingdom.
Though a specific release date has not been confirmed beyond February 2023.
The amount of free tokens that will come out for everyone who pre-registers depends on how many people sign up.
A great year ahead for Street Fighter
It’s a bit strange that they worked together, given that Street Fighter is not an anime and Capcom has already launched other mobile games, including Street Fighter 4 CE for Android and iOS.
Given the massive workload the Osaka-based studio is under to develop Street Fighter 6, Monster Hunter, and the highly anticipated Resident Evil 4 Remake, it is understandable that Capcom would prefer to contract out some of the development.
With the release of Street Fighter 6 on June 1, 2023, this is shaping up to be a monumental year for the Street Fighter franchise.