Street Fighter Grand Finals Event will conclude 25th Anniversary December 8th

by: Sean Colleli -
Street Fighter's 25th anniversary is nearing its close but Capcom is sending it out with a bang. It all goes down on December 8th with a tournament, of course, at the SFO Hyatt Regency. There 45 of the world's best Street Fighter pros will compete for $125,000 and a Street Fighter branded  Scion FR-S coupe. Street Fighter producers Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano will be in attendance to share in the festivities and sign autographs.

Capcom has really done right by the series' 25th and it is hard to believe it's a quarter century old. The 25th Anniversary Collection is out now and it's a fan's dream come true. I picked it up for a special someone this holiday (shhh! don't tell!) and I can attest that it does the series justice. I really wish Nintendo had gone all-out for the Mario, Zelda and Kirby anniversaries. Those were nice but we didn't get anything as complete or awesome as the Street Fighter 25th collection. Hell, we didn't get a Metroid anniversary at all. A fan can dream I guess.

The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter is approaching its epic finale, as the activities that support this super-combo milestone will culminate at the Grand Finals event on December 8th in the San Francisco Bay Area. Capcom’s high stakes global tournament series has travelled from the USA, Asia, Brazil, France and to the UK in search of the greatest Street Fighter players on the planet. The world’s best fighters from the preliminary tournaments will soon unite in what promises to be the ultimate Street Fighter showdown!

Over 45 of the best Street Fighter players in the world have made the cut and will compete for $125,000 in cash prizes. Raising the stakes even higher, the winner of the Street Fighter X Tekken tournament will be handed the keys to an all-new custom-designed Street Fighter 25th Anniversary branded Scion FR-S Sports Coupe. The tournament series features the following monumental titles from the past and present:  Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

In addition to the intense competition taking place on stage, fans can expect a barrage of bonus Street Fighter-related activities and exciting announcements taking place on the show floor throughout the day. All of the titles being played in the tournament will be available for free play, including the recently-announced Darkstalkers Resurrection and more! Street Fighter producers Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano will be on hand for signings and photos and a LIVE art show will celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter culture.
The Grand Finals will be held at the Hyatt Regency SFO (in Burlingame, CA) on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 9pm PST. Admission to the event is free, and the first 1000 guests to arrive will receive goodie bags filled with exclusive Street Fighter collectibles.
For everything related to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary, including the tournament series, go to: http://www.streetfighter25.com/
 
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