First Street Fighter, and now Final Fight

Capcom is familiar to gamers. Really, it should be familiar to anyone of the Generation X variety, as Street Fighter is only one of the most groundbreaking games ever made. Which bodes well for you, comic book fan, because it has allowed Udon Comics to bring those glorious hadokens to the pages of comics. But why stop the fun with Street Fighter? Udon Comics will be taking the fight to its finality. More specifically, to the Final Fight. That's right kids, in Street Fighter II: Turbo #6 & #7, the challengers will be fighting the characters from Final Fight. The issues will depict the fighting in the American leg of the competition in Metro City, and will also feature Final Fight side stories. These issues could be awesome, and if you're a fan of Final Fight might be worth your time. The two issues are set to hit April and June, so keep your eyes peeled. Full press release below.
Toronto, ON – January 22, 2009 – Over the years the Street Fighter® franchise has become intertwined with several other Capcom® game properties, but the strongest of those connections has always been with the classic arcade street brawler Final Fight. The series’ unique characters like pro wrestler-turned-politician Haggar, the strangely seductive Poison, and heroic (though sometimes jailbird) Cody are personal favorites of many a gamer. Now UDON has officially added Final Fight to the publisher’s list of Capcom comic licenses. Considered by many as the finest example of the ‘beat-em-up’ side-scroller genre, Final Fight and its sequels tore up arcades in both Japan and North American during the 1990s. The series was concretely connected to Street Fighter when Final Fight cast members Guy and Sodom appeared as playable characters in the game Street Fighter® Alpha. Many other characters would make the jump between games in future Street Fighter and Final Fight instalments, interweaving the two series’ continuities into a single universe. Final Fight cast members will be joining the Street Fighter Tournament in the Street Fighter® II Turbo comic series starting with issue #5’s Japanese qualifying round. Then in issues #6 & #7, the tournament heads to Final Fight’s own Metro City for the American leg of the competition. In addition to joining in on the main Street Fighter storyline, Turbo issues #6 & #7 will also each feature a bonus Final Fight backup story. For those keeping track, the full Turbo backup story schedule now includes: Turbo #2 – Street Fighter® IV - Abel Turbo #3 – Street Fighter® IV - El Fuerte Turbo #4 – Street Fighter® IV - Rufus Turbo #5 – Street Fighter® IV - Crimson Viper Turbo #6 – Final Fight Turbo #7 – Final Fight Turbo #8 – Street Fighter® III Turbo #9 – Street Fighter® III Turbo #10 – Street Fighter® III If reaction is positive to the guest appearances and backups, a full Final Fight mini-series could be just around the corner! For now, Street Fighter II Turbo #6 and #7 arrive in April and June 2009. For more info all of UDON’s Capcom titles head to