A new documentary about Street Fighter II is on the way

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A new film will tell the story of the Street Fighter II videogaming phenomenon – and you can find more details here.

Oliver Harper is one of the people behind the recent documentary feature In Search Of The Last Action Heroes, that he co-wrote and directed. With that film now wrapped and gradually being distributed, he’s shifted his attention to videogames for his next documentary project. Specifically, the Street Fighter II phenomenon.


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He’s hard at work putting together a film called Here Comes A New Challenger, that will tell the story of the games and their impact.

As the official synopsis reads, The original Street Fighter from 1987 and other fighting games during the 80s will be discussed as the groundwork establishing what Street Fighter introduced and its failure to make an impact as Capcom went back to the drawing board to think of new ideas to improve upon their new franchise with their sequel – Street Fighter II.  Will explore its success, its cultural impact, and why it changed the face of the fighting game genre, and how it rejuvenated the arcade scene. “.

Fundraising to complete the film is now underway on Kickstarter, and the project is well on the way to hitting its target. You can find out more about the movie, and back the project too, right here.

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