Now I know many love Street Fighter 4, and consider it a masterpiece fighter, akin to a fine game of chess. However, I do feel it could have had a better presentation, and pulled a LOT more new players into the fold. How you may ask? Simple. What do gamers love these days? Hardcore violence. Blood, gore. Dark themes. This is why games like gears of War and God of War do so well, they sell like hotcakes. Now I know “But Street Fighter doesn’t need to be dark/gorey, it’s a great game already”. yes I agree, but Capcom needs to make that moola, and the best way to do that is to cater to what people want.
Did you see the new MK movie trailer? That is what Street Fighter needs. SF needs to be rebooted from the beginning, and redone with a new story and style that appeals to the modern gamer. Grimdark. Gore. Violent. Scary. here are ideas I had for character stories as well as gameplay that would really help sell this game.
The general story in this would be this. Some of the Nazis escaped to South America during WW2 to avoid being captured by the Allied Forces. Hitler was among them, however many falsely assumed he killed himself. The Russians proved the DNA associated with the so called body was not even his, meaning he did in fact escape with his life. As the world continued to develop, Hitler with his remaining loyalists created the organization known as “Shadowlaw”, as a representation of the occultic symbol the “Black Sun” overcasting a shadow upon the earth when the 4th Reich finally is established. The logo for Shadowlaw is in fact The Black Sun.
Anyway, Hitler has his scientists using a particle collider they created to open the gateway between the human world and the demon world(pay attention to this, because Gouki’s story is related to this). Hitler allied himself with a demon lord in this world, Fortinbras(this ties together SF and Onimusha’s story) as well as Oda Nobunaga, another demon lord who recognizes Hitler as the man who was allied with his nation many years after his demise. They both give Hitler something called the psycho Power, this is a dark energy that is manifested from Hitler’s hatred towards all that is not Nordic and Aryan. Hitler reemerges into the world, calling himself the savior of mankind, and demands all governments dismantle and bow to him. He uses a new name for himself, Lord Marduk Bison, or M. Bison for short. He now holds the World Warriors Tournament and invites the strongest of the strong to fight one another for his amusement, the victor getting 100 billion dollars and the right to fight him and challenge his rule.
Ya with me so far? Good. Now that explains Bison, but what about other characters? Here are a few sample stories to whet your palette.
Guile: Colonel Guile was a soldier who served in the Iraq War, during which he and his best friend and fellow soldier Charlie, was set up and captured due to Bison’s influence and his mercenaries, and brutally tortured by muslim terrorists, with Charlie dying at their hands. Guile was set up by Bison as well, and falsely accused of raping a 12 year old Iraqi girl. He was tortured as well for over a year, and finally managed to escape somehow. His reputation as a soldier ruined, he now seeks vengeance against Bison for having his friend murdered and his career sullied.
Sagat: Sagat was living it up in Thailand as the reigning Muy Thai champion. One day he decided to celebrate a victory by buying himself a lady of the night, only to realize it was actually a man, not a woman. In a fit of rage, he brutally assaulted and killed the transsexual, only to end up being sent to prison for it. In there he happened upon an in prison fighting ring, where he became the champion there as well, and was respected by all the inmates. That is, until the day a young man visiting from japan who was arrested for street fighting was tossed in. This young man also engaged in the fighting ring, only to defeat Sagat and scar his chest, making him lose his respect from all the other inmates and his pride. Sagat, feeling the young man cheapshotted him, despises this man, this… Ryu… Bison, learning of Sagat’s strength and martial arts ability, arranges for him to be freed from prison. He now serves as one of Bison’s personal bodyguards, and enters the tournament to kill Ryu and regain his respect and pride.
Rufus: As a young man he was always picked on by the other boys. One day in high school he was violently sexually assaulted in the locker room by the football team and severely traumatized. Dropping out of school, he ended up getting in with a bad crowd and was arrested for selling drugs. In prison he was sexually assaulted again in his life by the bigger inmates. He had had enough, and started working out like a fiend to fend off his attackers, learning fighting arts form a chinese man whilst in prison.
Upon his release, Rufus started to feel disgusted with his body, as his rippling muscles reminded him of the very same jocks and inmates who had brutally assaulted him before when he was vulnerable and small. He decided to eat and eat and eat and get fatter, while maintaining his strength and agility. He formed a biker gang of other fat men, and they all went around assaulting and savagely raping and beating any buff and ripped men they could find. Rufus eventually met his soon to be gf, and decided what better way to impress her, than to enter the WW tournament and defeat any comers there. Plus, he heard there’d be lots of ripped, buff men there, men he could make submit like the bitches they are…
Ken: Ken was the son of a wealthy businessman who lived the good life. Living with his wife Eliza, all seemed fine, until one day a package was sent to them. Inside was a finger, belonging to his father, and a ransom note. His dad had gone gambling again, this time gambling away the entire family fortune. The ransom note stated if ken didn’t come up with the rest of the money, they’d finish off his father, and come for his wife next… Ken in a rage, enters the WW tourney to win the prize money and get his father back.
More to come…