CAPCOM® TO HOST TWO STREET FIGHTER® TOURNAMENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2006
SUNNYVALE, Calif - July 10, 2006 ? Ready to fight? Capcom® invites gamers to bring their best moves to the Comic-Con International convention in San Diego later this month, where it will host game tournaments for Street Fighter® II? Hyper Fighting on Xbox Live® Arcade for Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Street Fighter® Alpha 3 (from Street Fighter® Alpha Anthology for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system). The Street Fighter II? Hyper Fighting tournament will take place on Saturday, July 22, from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Rounding out the competition weekend will be Street Fighter Alpha 3 on Sunday, July 23, from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Alltournaments will take place in Room 29 C/D which is upstairs from the exhibit floor. Advance registration is available online and fighters can also register at the show in Capcom?s booth #4145. Comic-Con 2006 will take place at the San Diego ConventionCenter from July 20-23. Full details on registration and rules can be found at http://evo2k.com/comiccon/ or www.capcom.com.
A total of 128 players will compete in each tournament, in standard double elimination brackets. Up to 72 competitors will be accepted through online registration prior to the show while the remaining number will be registered at the show in Capcom?s booth, all on a first-come, first-served basis. Contestants must be 18 or older to participate. All registered contestants must check in for the competition at Room 29 C/D, one hour before the respective tournament begins. The grand prize winner of the Street Fighter II? Hyper Fighting competition will receive an Xbox 360 console, courtesy of Microsoft. The Street Fighter Alpha 3 champion will win a $250 Best Buy gift certificate.
Street Fighter II? Hyper Fighting is Capcom?s first title for Xbox Live® Arcade. In addition to several offline modes and numerous leaderboards and achievements, the game takes advantage of thenew online features of Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the console?s powerful processing capabilities to create a seamless online multiplayer experience. Among several online game options is an exclusive mode called ?Quarter Match,? which introduces a new way of reliving the exhilarating arcade experience at home. Xbox 360 users can connect to the Xbox Live® online game service and access Xbox Live Arcade to download a free, feature-limited version of the game which offers two playable characters for one match. When they are ready for the ultimate retro gaming experience, users can then unlock the full version of the game, enabling players to choose from all eight original characters as well as four boss characters, each with their own special endings and home levels. Street Fighter II? Hyper Fighting will be available on Xbox Live Arcade this summer.
Street Fighter® Alpha Anthology for the PlayStationâ2 computer entertainment system is a monumental compilation of the Street Fighter® Alpha series. The collection features direct conversions of Street Fighter® Alpha, Street Fighter® Alpha 2, Street Fighter® Alpha 2 Gold and Street Fighter® Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, the ?pint-sized? Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix? (also released on consoles as Pocket Fighter®), is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc. The most robust entry, Street Fighter Alpha 3, includes an unprecedented 25 characters and offers players the choice of three ?isms? fighting styles made popular in previous Street Fighter games.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company?s web site at www.capcom.com.