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Street Fighter (universe)
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Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Designer(s) Takashi Nishiyama (Piston Takahashi)
Hiroshi Matsumoto (Finish Hiroshi)
Akira Yasuda (Akiman)
Akira Nishitani (Nin Nin)
Yoshinori Ono
Genre(s) Fighting
Console/platform of origin Arcade
First installment Street Fighter (1987)
Latest installment Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (2020)
Article on Wikipedia Street Fighter (universe)

The Street Fighter universe (ストリートファイター, Street Fighter) refers to the Super Smash Bros. series' collection of characters and properties that hail from the famous fighting game franchise created by Capcom. Originating on the arcade in 1987, the series became world-renowned as one of Capcom's most lucrative franchises, alongside Mega Man. Street Fighter has three confirmed series sharing its universe, Final Fight, Rival School and Slam Masters, while Captain Commando and Strider are in question, due to their possible connection within this shared universe. It stars a multitude of characters whose sights are set on their life goals and to be crowned the greatest warrior on Earth - as is the case with its main stars Ryu and Ken Masters.

Franchise description[edit]

In 1987, Capcom developed and released its first competitive fighting game, Street Fighter, for arcade machines, and subsequently ported it to the TurboGrafx-CD console under the title "Fighting Street" in 1988. Though the one-on-one fighting game genre had already been first popularized years earlier by Karate Champ in 1984, Street Fighter is credited with introducing hidden, command-based special techniques to the budding genre's formula. The game itself is a primarily single-player affair in which the only character that can be played as is the martial artist Ryu, who must defeat a linear series of computer-controlled opponents at martial arts venues across the world. In the game's limited 2-player mode, the second player takes control of Ken Masters, Ryu's friendly rival who is otherwise a functionally identical clone of Ryu in-game, and whichever player wins a multiplayer match between the two will proceed with the rest of the single-player game as that character. The game received fair critical reception for relevantly innovating on its genre, but failed to garner lasting popularity, and would primarily derive its public appeal from being a historical curiosity in the wake of far more successful endeavors by the series.

Capcom had intended to lift Street Fighter's concept and improve on it with a sequel, but repurposed their follow-up project as a side-scrolling beat-em-up titled Final Fight in response to the popularity of Technōs Japan's Double Dragon. Despite this change in direction, Capcom decided to make fighting games a priority after Final Fight was commercially successful in the United States, and went ahead with Street Fighter II, which saw release in 1991. It was met with meteoric commercial and critical success and is credited with both setting off a renaissance for the arcade game industry in the early 1990s and giving rise to an influx of fighting game franchises by other developers, popularizing the genre. The Super NES port of Street Fighter II - the first 16-Megabit cartridge for the console - became Capcom's best-selling single-consumer game software until 2013, when it was surpassed by Resident Evil 5.

Street Fighter II added the concept of a roster of selectable playable characters, each with their own distinct fighting style and special moves, to the formula of the first game, as well competitive multiplayer combat between two players and a combo system - the first fighting game ever to use one, despite coming about as a bug initially. Many of the innovations brought about by Street Fighter II were incorporated into later fighting games - including the Super Smash Bros. series itself, to an extent. Following this, Capcom enacted a long series of updated re-releases of the game over the course of several years, adding various improvements and new features in response to a wave of bootleg ROM chip upgrades that emerged for its arcade cabinets. Street Fighter II: Champion Edition made four previously boss-exclusive characters playable and added "mirror matches" (the capacity for two players to fight as the same character with different color palettes); Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting featured faster-playing speeds; Super Street Fighter II reverted the speed change, added more characters, and featured a new scoring system which kept track of combos, as well as an eight-player single-elimination tournament mode; and Super Street Fighter II Turbo allowed the gameplay speed to be adjusted, featured combos that could be performed in the air, and introduced more powerful "Super Combos" that could only be performed under certain conditions.

Street Fighter had become Capcom's second best-selling franchise behind Mega Man, with Street Fighter II being among the most successful and highest-grossing video games of all time when considering both its arcade and home versions.[1] Capcom proceeded to release appropriately-iterative sequels in the decades to follow, each of which made more significant changes and expansions to the prototypical formula and each of which spawned their own subseries. In addition to a variety of game spinoffs and television and film adaptations, the Street Fighter IP has also been involved in a fairly regular stream of crossover productions, such as Street Fighter X Tekken, which pits Street Fighter's iconic cast against that of Namco's Tekken series (one of the more prolific fighting game series that Street Fighter has been credited with spawning in the wake of its own success). Street Fighter characters have also been regulars in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, where a large roster of the most popular characters from Capcom's overall stable of franchises fight alongside an equally large selection of Marvel Comics superheroes and supervillains. In a nonetheless unexpected turn, Ryu was included as a post-launch downloadable content character in Nintendo and Namco's Super Smash Bros. 4, the second Capcom-originating character to be included in the game's roster. He has since become a mainstay of the series ever since.

The Street Fighter series prioritizes gameplay over plotting throughout its chronology, with a vague scenario serving as a backdrop for otherwise context-free competition between members of the series' long-established recurrent cast. Ryu and Ken are two among many recurring combatants that have since become some of the video game industry's most iconic character designs, each with an international backstory and a set of relationships with any number of the other fighters. Among the more significant series mainstays are Chun-Li, widely regarded as a trailblazer for heroines in gaming media; Blanka, a mutated former human with green skin and a bestial combat style; and Guile, an affectionate All-American stereotype. Earlier games set their proceedings within "World Warrior Tournaments", in which aspiring martial artists from all corners of the globe compete for glory and personal advancement, but later games take place at tournaments organized for reasons more closely tied into ongoing storylines, such as a tournament hosted by the criminal organization of Shadaloo, led by M. Bison - another icon of video game character personification, embodying an over-the-top stereotype of a would-be world dictator. A synopsis of the numbered installments and some prolific spin-off titles are given below.

Street Fighter: The first game of the series released in 1987. While it did not achieve the same popularity as its sequels when it was first released, the original Street Fighter introduced some of the conventions made standard in later games, such as attack buttons and special command-based techniques. In this game, the plot focuses on Ryu who competes in an international martial arts tournament to prove his strength.

Street Fighter II series: Released in 1991-1994. Street Fighter II's worldwide success propelled the fighting game genre into great popularity by introducing a number of tropes and mechanics that would become commonplace within it, such as the combo system and a diverse cast of characters. Successive updates would further polish the game, with 1993's Super Street Fighter II expanding the original cast of 12 fighters to 16. The latest iteration, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, was released in 2017 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. This game concerns a worldwide tournament organized by the mysterious syndicate, Shadaloo.

Street Fighter Alpha series: Released in 1995-1998. This series introduces several new features, expanding on the Super Combo system previously featured in Super Street Fighter II Turbo and added new features such as selectable fighting styles called "isms", with graphics drawn in a similar cartoonish style to the one Capcom employed in Darkstalkers and X-Men: Children of the Atom. The plot of Street Fighter Alpha is set after the original Street Fighter but before Street Fighter II and thus the game features younger versions of established characters, as well as characters from the original Street Fighter and Final Fight, and a few who are new to the series.

Street Fighter EX series: Released in 1996-2001. Developed by Arika (which also developed the recent Dr. Mario games and Tetris 99), the series was Street Fighter's first foray into 3D-based gaming, although gameplay remained largely constrained to 2D. Treated as a side story, the games' cast consists of famed Street Fighter characters and original characters designed by Arika, which would also appear in other fighting games developed by them, such as 2018's Fighting EX Layer.

Street Fighter III series: Released in 1997-1999. The first proper sequel to Street Fighter II after six years, Street Fighter III made use of Capcom's new arcade board CPS-3, which boasted fluid and detailed sprite-based animations, among other innovations. The game popularized techniques such as Super Arts (selectable super moves similar to the Super Combos introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo) and parrying, a defensive technique similar to perfect shielding in which the user not only blocks incoming attacks but also deflects them for a quick opening. Story-wise, Street Fighter III is currently the final chapter in the series, introducing a slew of new characters save for Ryu and Ken (as well as Akuma and Chun-Li) competing in a new World Warrior tournament.

Street Fighter IV series: Released in 2008-2014. After a period in which the fighting genre lay mostly dormant, with the Street Fighter series itself surviving through successive re-releases, Capcom revived the series with a new entry which blended 3D visuals with the series' classic 2D-based gameplay. The Focus Attack was one of the innovations of the game, along with the Revenge Meter (a secondary gauge which fills as the player takes damage) and Ultra Combos (more spectacular versions of the Super Combos, tied directly to the Revenge Meter to allow for comebacks). The story takes place a short time after Street Fighter II, but before Street Fighter III, where an offshoot of Shadaloo known as S.I.N. organizes a new tournament with the intent of drawing the strongest fighters to have their data collected.

Street Fighter V: Released in 2016. The latest chapter of the series, exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam, has a different update model from previous versions: rather than standalone releases, the game was treated as a live-service title, with a steady stream of updates added to the game via patches containing new content such as characters, stages, and game modes. The most recent update, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, released in January 2020, only adds all content released thus far to the base game. The biggest innovation is the V-System, with which each character has special skills that can grant them temporary advantages in battle. The plot of Street Fighter V, which takes place between IV and III, details Shadaloo's master plan and ultimate downfall, parallel with Ryu's quest to purge himself from the evil power known as Satsui no Hado. This is the first game where a character from the Rival Schools series is playable since Sakura’s playable appearance in Rival Schools: United by Fate.

Marvel vs. Capcom series: A series of crossovers where, as the name indicates, pits superheroes and villains from Marvel Comics against characters from Capcom's sizable library of games. Its roots can be traced back to the 1994 title X-Men: Children of the Atom, a Capcom-developed fighting game which also featured Akuma as a secret guest character, and its successor Marvel Super Heroes the following year, which reused some assets from the X-Men game. The first proper crossover was 1996's X-Men vs. Street Fighter, followed by Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter the following year, then in 1998 followed by Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. These crossover games revolve around tag battles, where each player chooses two characters to fight in tandem, the winner being the first to defeat both of the opponent's characters. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, in 2000, expanded the concept to teams of three characters, which was followed in 2011's Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, but scaled back to tag teams for 2017's Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite.

Other Versus games and crossovers: As one of Capcom's flagship franchises, the Street Fighter series has taken part in other crossovers, either by itself or as part of a whole shared universe with other Capcom franchises. These include the Capcom vs. SNK series, which has a variety of selectable playing systems as a nod to both publishers' history of fighting games; Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, similar to Marvel vs. Capcom but with characters from the Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production such as Casshern and Hurricane Polymar; Namco x Capcom, which would later originate the Project X Zone series, which also involves Sega and Nintendo characters; and Street Fighter x Tekken, a tag-team fighting game.

Shared Universe games: Various Capcom series that take place within the same collective continuity of the Street Fighter series, crossing over common plot elements, settings, and characters.

-Final Fight: A spin-off series originally intended as Street Fighter '89 (1989), this series is centered on the wild disparate American metropolis of Metro City. Featuring 2D beat 'em up gameplay, Final Fight focuses on the heroes of Metro City as they personally take it upon themselves to clean the streets of both its violent gangs and criminal activities.

-Slam Masters: A series similar to Street Fighter but with a wrestling twist, Slam Masters focuses on the explosively popular professional wrestling scene within the Street Fighter world and the inner federation wars between two of its greatest organizations: the Capcom Wrestling Association (CWA) and the Blood Wrestling Association (BWA).

-Rival Schools: Set in the Tokyo area municipality of Aoharu City, Rival Schools is a fighting game series evocative of school setting martial arts shounen manga and anime. A city renowned for its youth education and schooling, Aoharu soon becomes the center of a great battle between high schools regarding mysterious kidnappings and assaults on its students and the quest of its students, in turn, aiming to unravel a great mystery to bring the perpetrators responsible to justice.

However, there are two series that while may happen in said continuity, their connections are not confirmed:

-Captain Comando: The 1991 science-fiction beat 'em up game Captain Commando is generally assumed to take place in the future of the Street Fighter universe due to its numerous references to Final Fight, such as being set in Metro City and Ginzu being mentioned to have been trained in Bushinryu. However, in Yuta Homura's Shadaloo C.R.I. profile, it states that he can clear a game of Captain Commando with Mack the Knife in a single credit on the arcade, which draws this into question.

-Strider: Street Fighter character Zeku shares many similarities and thematic elements with Hiryu, the main protagonist of Capcom's Strider action game series, as noted in the former's character biography. Because of these connections, it is theorized that the Strider series exists within the same shared universe as the Street Fighter series. Additionally, Hiryu was originally intended to be featured in Capcom Fighting All-Stars, the only member of a series with no direct connections to the Street Fighter franchise to do so. Whether or not the connections between the series are intended to convey a shared universe or if they are simply referential in nature is unconfirmed, however.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Street Fighter universe makes its Smash Bros. debut in downloadable content for this game, with a playable character, one stage in both versions, and a handful of trophies. All of the content from this version was released in the version 1.0.6 update.

Fighter[edit]

  • RyuIcon(SSB4-U).png
    Ryu: The iconic wandering world warrior from Capcom makes his Super Smash Bros. debut as a playable downloadable fighter. He is armed with his trademark Hadoken & Shoryuken attacks, his traditional Street Fighter button commands, and two Final Smashes: Shinku Hadoken and Shin Shoryuken.

Stage[edit]

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    Suzaku Castle: This stage, available for both versions, is a reimagining of Ryu's original stage from Street Fighter II.

Music[edit]

  • Ryu Stage: A string-heavy remix of Ryu's stage theme from Street Fighter II, arranged by the song's original composer, Yoko Shimomura.
  • Ken Stage: A more rock remix of Ken's stage theme from Street Fighter II, arranged by Rio Hamamoto.
  • Ryu Stage Type A: the original version of Ryu's stage theme from Street Fighter II.
  • Ken Stage Type A: the original version of Ken's stage theme from Street Fighter II.
  • Ryu Stage Type B: the updated version of Ryu's stage theme from Super Street Fighter II.
  • Ken Stage Type B: the updated version of Ken's stage theme from Super Street Fighter II.

Trophies[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Street Fighter series has seen a sizable boost in representation compared to the other third-party franchises, now being incorporated into the base game after being DLC in the previous installment. All of the content from the previous game was preserved in the transition and greatly expanded upon, including dozens of additional music tracks both sourced and rearranged, many more character references via Spirits, a new Assist Trophy, and even a new Echo Fighter.

Fighters[edit]

  • 60.
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    Ryu: The wandering World Warrior returns as an unlockable fighter after being DLC in the previous installment, with a largely similar moveset and combo-focused playstyle to his previous iteration. A new mechanic unique to Ryu and his Echo Fighter is that in 1-on-1 matches, they will face their opponent at all times. This is designed to decrease the amount of failed inputs when executing special command inputs. Otherwise, his combo game has been buffed to be made more flexible, including being able to cancel aerial attacks into specials.
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    Ken: Ryu's boisterous best friend, rival and the original fighting game clone character makes his debut as Ryu's Echo Fighter. He was the final Echo Fighter revealed for the game and is arguably the most distinct of the Echo Fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, having not only his own sets of taunts and victory screens, but also a faster dash speed on the ground, his Hell Wheel backwards throw, and multi-hitting up and side specials, among many other aesthetic changes and moveset differences. Unlike Ryu, who mainly relies on punches, Ken instead relies on kicks, which translates to moves such as tapped forward tilt, up aerial, and Focus Attack. He also has two distinct Final Smashes depending on proximity to an opponent, being Shinryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku.

Stage[edit]

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    Super Smash Bros. 4 Suzaku Castle: Returns functionally unchanged from Smash 4 and, like other returning stages, has overhauled visuals.

Assist Trophy[edit]

  • Guile: Guile, the original charged character, debuts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy in his classic Street Fighter II attire. He blocks certain projectiles and strikes from afar with Sonic Boom and up close with Flash Kick. His voice clips reuse lines from Street Fighter IV. He can be attacked and KO’d.

Music[edit]

Original tracks[edit]

Arrangements and remixes unique to Ultimate.

  • "Vega Stage"/"Balrog Stage" (JP): A remix of Vega's (Balrog in Japan) stage theme from Street Fighter II, composed by Yoko Shimomura.
  • "Guile Stage": A remix of Guile's stage music from Street Fighter II, composed by Yuzo Koshiro.

Returning tracks[edit]

Arrangements and remixes returning from Smash 4.

  • Super Smash Bros. 4"Ryu Stage": A Japanese-styled arrangement of Ryu's theme from Street Fighter II, which also includes the "crisis" version of the theme. Returns from Smash 4. Heard in Ryu's character trailer.
  • Super Smash Bros. 4"Ken Stage": A rock arrangement of Ken's theme from Street Fighter II, which also includes the "crisis" version of the theme. Returns from Smash 4. Heard in Ken's reveal and character trailers.

Source tracks[edit]

Tracks sourced directly from Street Fighter series games with no alterations. Most songs heard from this series are ripped out from Street Fighter II and its updated counterpart, Super Street Fighter II.

  • "Player Select Type A": The character select theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Ryu Stage Type A": Ryu's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Ken Stage Type A": Ken's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "E. Honda Stage Type A": E. Honda's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Chun-Li Stage Type A": Chun-Li's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Blanka Stage Type A": Blanka's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Zangief Stage Type A": Zangief's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Guile Stage Type A": Guile's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Dhalsim Stage Type A": Dhalsim's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Balrog Stage Type A": Balrog's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Vega Stage Type A": Vega's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "Sagat Stage Type A": Sagat's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "M. Bison Stage Type A": M. Bison's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • "T. Hawk Stage Type A": T. Hawk's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
  • "Fei Long Stage Type A": Fei Long's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
  • "Dee Jay Stage Type A": Dee Jay's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
  • "Cammy Stage Type A": Cammy's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
  • "Player Select Type B": The character select theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Ryu Stage Type B": Ryu's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Ken Stage Type B": Ken's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "E. Honda Stage Type B": E. Honda's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Chun-Li Stage Type B": Chun-Li's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Ken Stage Type B": Ken's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Blanka Stage Type B": Blanka's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Zangief Stage Type B": Zangief's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Guile Stage Type B": Guile's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Dhalsim Stage Type B": Dhalsim's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Balrog Stage Type B": Balrog's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Vega Stage Type B": Vega's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Sagat Stage Type B": Sagat's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "M. Bison Stage Type B": M. Bison's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "T. Hawk Stage Type B": T. Hawk's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Fei Long Stage Type B": Fei Long's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Dee Jay Stage Type B": Dee Jay's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
  • "Cammy Stage Type B": Cammy's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.

Victory Fanfare[edit]

  • "Victory! Street Fighter Series": A remix of the victory theme from Street Fighter II. Remains unchanged from Smash 4.

Spirits[edit]

Media with elements from or in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Street Fighter[edit]

  • Playable characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu debuts in this game as a playable character.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ken debuts in this game as a playable character after defeating Ryu.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The Hadoken, Shoryuken, and Tatsumaki Senpukyaku debut in this game as special moves.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Negative edge originates from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The "raised fist" victory pose debuts in this game after defeating an opponent.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu's mechanic of holding the A button down to produce stronger attacks is a direct callback to the pressure-sensitive buttons of the original Street Fighter arcade machine, which had the same functionality.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu on-screen appearance is also similar to his intro in Street Fighter, where he simply walks onto the stage.
  • Trophies
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu and Ken appear as trophies.
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu, Ken, Sagat and Gen appear as spirits.

Final Fight[edit]

  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cody, who debuts in this game as a playable character, appears as a spirit.

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tiger Knee and Renda Canceling originates from this game.
  • Stage
  • Assist Trophy
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guile appears as an assist trophy.
  • Spirts
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate E. Honda, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, and M. Bison appear as spirits.
  • Music
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu Stage: A string-heavy remix of Ryu's stage theme from Street Fighter II, arranged by the song's original composer, Yoko Shimomura.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ken Stage: A more rock remix of Ken's stage theme from Street Fighter II, arranged by Rio Hamamoto.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu Stage Type A: the original version of Ryu's stage theme from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ken Stage Type A: the original version of Ken's stage theme from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Victory! Street Fighter Series: A remix of the victory theme from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Vega Stage/Balrog Stage (JP): A remix of Vega's (Balrog in Japan) stage theme from Street Fighter II, composed by Yoko Shimomura.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guile Stage: A remix of Guile's stage music from Street Fighter II, composed by Yuzo Koshiro.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Player Select Type A: The character select theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate E. Honda Stage Type A: E. Honda's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Chun-Li Stage Type A: Chun-Li's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Blanka Stage Type A: Blanka's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Zangief Stage Type A: Zangief's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guile Stage Type A: Guile's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dhalsim Stage Type A: Dhalsim's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Balrog Stage Type A: Balrog's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Vega Stage Type A: Vega's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sagat Stage Type A: Sagat's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate M. Bison Stage Type A: M. Bison's stage theme, sourced from Street Fighter II.
  • Misc.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu's character poster on the Super Smash Bros. 4 website is a direct homage to this game's original arcade flyer, and is even drawn by the same artist, Akira "Akiman" Yasuda.

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The Shakunetsu Hadoken debuts in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The flame of effect of Ken’s heavy Shoryuken originates from this game.
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cammy, Dee Jay, T. Hawk and Fei Long appear as spirits. Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, and M. Bison use artwork from this game.
  • Music
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu Stage Type B: the updated version of Ryu's stage theme from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ken Stage Type B: the updated version of Ken's stage theme from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Player Select Type B: The character select theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu Stage Type B: Ryu's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ken Stage Type B: Ken's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate E. Honda Stage Type B: E. Honda's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Chun-Li Stage Type B: Chun-Li's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ken Stage Type B: Ken's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Blanka Stage Type B: Blanka's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Zangief Stage Type B: Zangief's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Guile Stage Type B: Guile's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dhalsim Stage Type B: Dhalsim's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Balrog Stage Type B: Balrog's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Vega Stage Type B: Vega's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sagat Stage Type B: Sagat's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate M. Bison Stage Type B: M. Bison's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate T. Hawk Stage Type B: T. Hawk's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fei Long Stage Type B: Fei Long's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dee Jay Stage Type B: Dee Jay's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cammy Stage Type B: Cammy's stage theme, sourced from Super Street Fighter II.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Shinku Hadoken debuts in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Oosoto Mawashi Geri and Nata Otoshi Geri debut in this game.
  • Trophies
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Shinku Hadoken appears as a trophy.
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Akuma appears as a spirit.

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu's up taunt of tightening his headband, and the portion of his idle pose where he adjusts his gloves, debuted both as taunts and in his "fight start" animation in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shinryuken debuts in this game.
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Chun-Li (Street Fighter Alpha), Nash, and Dan appear as spirits.

Street Fighter Alpha 2[edit]

  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sakura appears as a spirit.

Sakura Ganbaru[edit]

  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Karin, who first appears in this manga, appears as a spirit.

Street Fighter III: New Generation[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The Joudan Sokutogeri (appearing as his side Smash attack in SSB4) and Shin Shoryuken debut in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The duffel bag that appears in one of Ryu's victory poses, as well as his down taunt, are both from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu and Ken's back roll and initial dash animation are taken from his back and front dashes, respectively, from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shippu Jinraikyaku debuts in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu and Ken's perfect shield animation is a direct reference to the parry mechanic in this game.
  • Trophies
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Shin Shoryuken appears as a trophy
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Yun & Yang and Ibuki appear as spirits.

Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ken's eighth alternate costume in Ultimate is based off of his EX costume from this game.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The animation for Shinryuken is largely based on the version of the move found in this game.

Street Fighter Alpha 3[edit]

  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Karin, Chun-Li (Street Fighter Alpha), Nash, Dan, Sakura, Gen, and Cody use artwork from this game.

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike - Fight for the Future[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The lightning bolt effect present at the start of Shin Shoryuken and Shippu Jinraikyaku is taken from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Yuji Kishi, the Japanese voice actor for Ken in Ultimate, voiced Ken in Japanese for the first time in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate The sound effect used for Ryu and Ken's perfect shield in Ultimate is taken directly from this game.
  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Yun, Yang, and Ibuki use artwork from this game.

Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition[edit]

  • Music
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate T. Hawk Stage Type A: T. Hawk's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fei Long Stage Type A: Fei Long's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dee Jay Stage Type A: Dee Jay's stage theme, sourced from Hyper Street Fighter II.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cammy Stage Type A: Cammy’s stage theme, sourced from Hyper Steeet Fighter II.

Street Fighter IV[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Focus Attack debuts in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu's up and side taunts are also taken from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 The orange KO background that appears after delivering the final hit of the match when using the Shin Shoryuken or Shippu Jinraikyaku‎ debuts in this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 One of Ryu's victory poses, involving a punch toward the camera, is a reference to his victory animation in this game.
  • Trophies
    • Super Smash Bros. 4 Ken's trophy is a rip of his model from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. 4Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kyle Hebert (English) and Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese) voiced Ryu, Reuben Langdon voiced Ken in the English version, while Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese) and Travis Willingham (English) voiced Guile in this game, All of which reprise their roles in Smash.

Super Street Fighter IV[edit]

  • Spirits
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Juri appears as a spirit.

Street Fighter V[edit]

  • Playable Characters
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu’s design in Ultimate has been modified to resemble his appearance in Street Fighter V more closely.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate One of Ken's victory quotes is originally from this game.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ryu's purple palette swap in Ultimate is based off of his tenth color from this game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Street Fighter is the first fighting game universe to be represented with a fighter in the Smash series, and one of three along with Fatal Fury and ARMS.
  • Several Street Fighter characters made an appearance in the German Club Nintendo magazine, where Mario enters a fighting tournament and faces off against them, although Ryu was not present. Although Ken did appear in the story, Mario did not get to fight him.[2]
  • Street Fighter is the first character-based universe introduced as downloadable content.
  • Street Fighter is the second third-party franchise to have more than one playable fighter, following Castlevania and preceding Final Fantasy.
    • It and Final Fantasy are the only universes introduced as DLC to have more than one playable character.
    • It is also the second third party franchise to have a clone character, the other being Castlevania.
  • Street Fighter is one of two universes introduced as DLC to have an Assist Trophy, the other being Bayonetta.
  • Coincidentally, both Ryu and Ken were leaked prior to their official reveals; Ryu was datamined alongside Roy on April 15th, 2015, while a screenshot of Ken was posted onto 4Chan on September 21st, 2018.
  • Street Fighter is one of only two universes with multiple playable characters to have each character first appear in the same game, as both Ryu and Ken made their debut in the original Street Fighter game. The other being Cloud and Sephiroth who both made their debut in Final Fantasy VII.
  • Due to Street Fighter, Capcom is listed twice in the character copyright section under "Capcom Co. Ltd." and "Capcom U.S.A. Inc.". The former is for Mega Man, while the latter is for Street Fighter. This is because the rights to Street Fighter as an IP are held by Capcom U.S.A. Inc., unlike the rest of Capcom's franchises.

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