I was up late last night, and I started thinking about what I’d like to see in the next Street Fighter. Knowing Capcom, a “Street Fighter 4” seems unlikely as the next release…which may not even happen. And that’s just fine with me.
Instead, I’d like to see a follow-up to the Alpha series, this time taking place between Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 3. This would allow for the inclusion of a lot of established, favorite SF2 characters, and an entry or two from SF3, perhaps. And of course, some unique entries altogether.
Naturally, Ken and Ryu would be there. I guess I’d like to see what transpired between SF2 and SF3. I’m largely unaware of SF canon, so if any of my ideas aren’t plausible, or if my curiosity could be easily sated by reading some wikipedia entry, eh.
Like Alpha, this game could borrow other Capcom characters, which would be pretty cool, too. I’d like for the gameplay to more closely Alpha 3 than SF3, with some more bells and whistles. Parrying would be fine, and an abundance of specials would be swell.
Most importantly, the game would need some kind of awe-inspiring title. Something that would grab people by the quarters. Something like…
Street Fighter 2.5