"Shadaloo Combat Research Institute" official website posted a
new interview all about the iconic 2D beat-up-em title, Final Fight, featuring legendary Capcom
developers: Akira Yasuda (Akiman), Akira Nishitani, SY, and Nissui.
Originally considered a "sequel" to the Street Fighter 1
(with the early title of Street Fighter '89), Final Fight
made a tremendous impact on not only the Street Fighter universe but video games as a whole.
Capcom's new interview details the history development of the original Final
Fight, along with some of the inspirations behind the storyline and
characters. Read the full interview
over at Capcom Shadaloo C.R.I. HERE,
and below, enjoy some nostalgic Final Fight artwork and early development images.
Growing up in the 80's, as an
arcade kid (and SNES fanboy), I'll always have a special place in my heart for Final
Fight, its characters, and the game's timeless soundtrack. Final
Fight was an aesthetically and technically revolutionary beat-em-up
title for the time, spawning countless "rip-offs" and wannabes
including Sega's Streets of Rage). The
sequels: Mighty Final Fight, Final Fight 2 and Final
Fight 3 weren't too shabby either.
Back in the day, I remember how
special and epic it was to see Final Fight icons like Guy, Sodom,
Rolento, Cody, Hugo Andore, Maki, and others make their big fighting game
debuts into the Street Fighter universe. It was first revealed in Street
Fighter Alpha (1995) that Street Fighter and Final Fight
share the same universe, making the world of Capcom seem much larger. There was so much love, care, and deep attention to detail when each Final Fight veteran
was added to the Street Fighter roster.
Especially for Capcom fans who played the hell out of the original Final Fight...
seeing each character's moveset and appearance fleshed out and reimagined in various Street Fighter
iterations was such a treat, and truly a
heartfelt fan service, every single time. These early
"crossovers" were some of Capcom's best fighting game ideas (and
have aged incredibly well), if you ask me. Metro City vibes for
Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com for more fighting game
history and content in 2019!