street fighter timeline

Below is a timeline showing the primary release date of every game in the Street Fighter universe alongside every related title that features elements or characters from the series, either as Easter-eggs or in reference. It does not attempt to list individual ports (unless they are particularly notable). Games that take place in the series proper are written in large, bold text, whereas games that are more-or-less closely tied to the series are also written large but in normal weight. Spin-offs are denoted by smaller text and those games with only tenuous connections are smaller still. For additional clarity, games within the same Street Fighter family are denoted by coloured bullets. Finally, cameos mentioned here are explained further in the Miscellany.

        
1987 --08/87 Street Fighter
1988 --12/88 Fighting Street TurboGrafx-CD port of Street Fighter
1989 --12/89 Final Fight
1990 --03/90 Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibouken Includes Damnd cameo
  --08/90 Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight Featuring 'Ken' [INT]
1991 --03/91 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
  --11/91 Captain Commando Takes place in 'Neo' Metro City, 2026
1992 --03/92 Final Fight Guy Remake of SNES port replacing Cody with Guy as playable character
  --04/92 Street Fighter II': Champion Edition Ported as Special Champion Edition
  --07/92 Varth: Operation Thunderstorm Ryu/Shoryuken Easter-egg
  --09/92 Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2 Japan ARC only, numerous SF & FF cameos
  --11/92 Warriors of Fate Ryu/Ken/Mobi-chan Easter-egg
  --12/92 Street Fighter II': Hyper Fighting In Japan and ported to SNES as Street Fighter II': Turbo - Hyper Fighting
1993 --04/93 Breath of Fire Chun-Li cameo
  --05/93 Final Fight 2
  --06/93 Mighty Final Fight 'Chibi' revision of Final Fight for NES
  --07/93 Saturday Night Slam Masters Muscle Bomber: The Body Explosion [JP]
  --10/93 Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
  --12/93 Muscle Bomber Duo: Ultimate Team Battle Muscle Bomber Duo: Heat Up Warriors [JP]
  --12/93 Mega Man X RockMan X [JP], Hadoken Easter-egg
1994 --01/94 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Contains Mike Haggar cameo
  --03/94 Super Street Fighter II Turbo: The Ultimate Championship Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge [JP]
  --09/94 Ring of Destruction: Slammasters II Super Muscle Bomber: The International Blowout [JP]
  --12/94 Mega Man X2 RockMan X2 [JP], Shoryuken Easter-egg
  --12/94 X-Men: Children of the Atom Akuma included as hidden character
1995 --04/95 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers' Revenge [JP], Hsien-Ko's item toss contains SF items
  --04/95 Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Mech-Akuma cameo
  --05/95 Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Street Fighter Zero [JP]
  --06/95 Street Fighter: The Movie Arcade version
  --08/95 Street Fighter: The Movie Home versions
  --10/95 Marvel Super Heroes Unfinished Anita contains an Akuma sprite
  --12/95 Final Fight 3 Final Fight Tough [JP]
  --12/95 Street Fighter II MOVIE PS/SAT, based on the animated movie, released in Japan only
1996 --03/96 Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Fighter Zero 2 [JP]
  --05/96 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Super Puzzle Fighter II X [JP]
  --08/96 Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha Japan ARC only but ported to home as Alpha 2 Gold in NA and Alpha 2'/Zero 2' in EU & JP respectively
  --09/96 X-Men Vs. Street Fighter First appearance of Shadaloo Cammy
  --12/96 Street Fighter EX
1997 --02/97 Street Fighter III: New Generation
  --03/97 Street Fighter EX Plus
  --05/97 Vampire Saviour - The Lord of Vampire Hsien-Ko's item toss includes Akuma doll
  --06/97 Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter
  --07/97 Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha PS exclusive
  --07/97 Capcom Sports Club Tennis player Li-Li is a Chun-Li double
  --08/97 Mega Man X4 Boss Magma Dragoon performs Hadoken and Shoryuken attacks
  --09/97 Super Gem Fighter Mini-Mix Pocket Fighter [JP]
  --09/97 Breath of Fire III Chun-Li and Sakura cameos
  --10/97 Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack
  --11/97 Rival Schools: United By Fate Shiritsu Justice Gakuen - Legion of Heroes [JP]
1998 --01/98 Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
  --03/98 Street Fighter EX 2
  --07/98 Street Fighter Alpha 3 Street Fighter Zero 3 [JP]
  --07/98 3d Kakutou Tsukuru Japanese version of Fighter Maker includes Skullomania (from EX), licensed from Arika
  --08/98 Mega Man Legends RockMan Dash [JP], references Street Fighter in game script
  --12/98 Fighting Layer Japanese ARC only, developed by Arika, featuring Allen Snider and Blair Dame
1999 --05/99 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike - Fight For The Future
  --06/99 Street Fighter EX 2 Plus
  --06/99 Shiritsu Justice Gakuen Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki 2 Japan only expansion of Rival Schools
  --07/99 Final Fight Revenge
  --11/99 SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive
  --11/99 SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive
2000 --01/00 Resident Evil Survivor Biohazard Gun Survivor [JP] PS, Lott's room contains a SF poster
  --03/00 Street Fighter EX 3 PS2 Exclusive
  --03/00 Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 ...New Age of Heroes [JP]
  --09/00 Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
  --10/00 Mega Man Xtreme RockMan X: Cyber Mission [JP] GBC exclusive contains Hadoken and Shoryuken
  --11/00 Cannon Spike Gun Spike [JP]
  --12/00 Project Justice: Rival Schools 2 Moero! Justice Gakuen [JP]
2001 --01/01 Technictix Japan only, developed by Arika and featuring Skullomania from EX
  --02/01 Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper Japanese ARC re-release of Alpha 3 using Sega's NAOMI hardware, i.e. a DC port
  --03/01 Fever4 Sankyo Official Pachino Simulation Japan only PS compilation including three Street Fighter II pachinko simulations
  --05/01 Final Fight One GBA reprise of Final Fight
  --05/01 Kuusou Daibouken X3 Japan only, a.k.a Startling Adventures contains R. Mika cameo
  --06/01 Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro DC and PS revision of 2000 title
  --08/01 Capcom Vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 Millionaire Fighting 2001 [JP]
  --07/01 Mega Man Xtreme 2 RockMan X2: Soul Eraser [JP] GBC exclusive contains Hadoken and Shoryuken
  --09/01 SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive, Japan only revision of 1999 title
  --10/01 Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Revival GBA exclusive
2002 --07/02 Capcom Vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 EO GC and XBOX revision of 2001 title
2003 --03/03 Super Puzzle Fighter II GBA port of 1996 title
  --07/03 SNK Vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
  --12/03 Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
2004 --04/04 Crimson Tears PS2 exclusive, features unlockable Street Fighter skins
  --10/04 Capcom Fighting Evolution Capcom Fighting Jam [JP]
  --12/04 Mega Man X8 RockMan X8 [JP] Shoryuken power-ups obtainable for Zero and X
2005 --05/05 Namco × Capcom PS2 exclusive
  --06/05 Slotter Up Core 7: Dekitou da! Street Fighter II Japan only, PS2 exclusive gambling game
2006 --01/06 Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX Street Fighter Alpha 3 Double Upper [JP], PSP exclusive
  --01/06 Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams Shin Onimusha... [JP] PS2 exclusive includes unlockable Street Fighter skins
  --02/06 Final Fight: Streetwise Featuring Cammy as enemy character
  --12/06 SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS DS update of Neo Geo titles
2007 --06/07 Monster Hunter Frontier [Online] JP exclusive for PC and later XBox 360, SF DLC released in 2011
  --11/07 Perfect KO Korean MMO featuring Chun-Li and Ken
  --12/07 We Love Golf! WII exclusive, Street Fighter character skins unlockable
2008 --01/08 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Guile, Dhalsim, Zangief, Ryu, Chun-Li cameos
  --04/08 Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generation Online PC game licensed by Capcom
  --06/08 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 XBLA exclusive, contains access to beta of Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix
  --07/08 Street Fighter IV
  --09/08 Mega Man 9 Newsreader is a Chun-Li doppelganger
  --10/08 Little Big Planet Contains downloadable Street Fighter character 'Sackboys'
  --11/08 Super Street Fighter II Turbo Pinball FX XBLA exclusive
  --11/08 Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix Re-drawn version of 1994 title available on PS Store and XBLA
  --12/08 Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes Japan ARC, ported internationally in 2010 as ...Ultimate All Stars
  --12/08 Street Fighter II Uno Street Fighter II themed deck for XBLA Uno
2009 --04/09 Flock! Blanka cameo
2010 --04/10 Super Street Fighter IV
  --09/10 Dead Rising 2 Includes Blanka mask
  --12/10 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
2011 --02/11 Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  --02/11 Super Street Fighter IV: 3d Edition 3DS exclusive
  --06/11 Street Fighter IV Volt: Battle Protocol Exclusive update to iOS version of SFIV
  --08/11 Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition XBLA and PSN reissue
  --08/11 Nazo Waku Yakata: Oto No Ma Ni Ma Ni Japan only, 3DS exclusive, M. Bison cameo
  --11/11 Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
2012 --03/12 Street Fighter × Tekken 2D, produced by Capcom
  --06/12 Onimusha: Soul Browser/mobile game featuring several SF cameos in feudal costumes
  --12/12 Street Fighter × Mega Man Fan developed, published by Capcom
  --10/12 Project X Zone 3DS RPG featuring Street Fighter characters
2013 --01/13 Street Fighter × Mega Man V2 Fan developed, published by Capcom
  --01/13 DmC: Devil May Cry World Warrior cabinet Easter-egg
  --11/13 Dead Rising 3 SF themed DLC released in June '14
  --11/13 Street Fighter × All Capcom RPG card game for JP mobiles
  --12/13 Oto Ranger: Rhythm & Battle! Japan only, aka 'Soundrangers' Mega Man rhythm game for iOS, features Ingrid cameo
2014 --04/14 Ultra Street Fighter IV
  --09/14 Super Smash Bros. 4 Ryu is a playable character, downloadable in June 2015
2015 --03/15 Street Fighter Battle Combination 3 vs. 3 fighter for mobiles
2016 --02/16 Street Fighter V
TBC --??/?? Tekken × Street Fighter 3D, produced by Namco (who knows if this will ever see the light of day....)
TBC --??/?? Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Features Akuma as a playable character
        

Comprising well over one-hundred releases, from the benchmark World Warrior to niche titles with only tenuous links, it takes a chart like the one above to appreciate the enormous extension of the Street Fighter series, its complex history and numerous cross-overs. And this timeline doesn't even begin to address every console port, the films, books, comics and merchandise; a subject, which to do justice, would be of an almost unimaginable length and intricacy. In all honesty, few could deny that the Street Fighter name and it's characters have been plundered and misused multiple times to capitalise on its popularity, but make no mistake, there are some diamonds in the rough. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, for instance, is a highly enjoyable and addictive puzzle game but whose charm lies in its light-hearted Street Fighter tie-in. Rather than being an exploitation of the name, this is an example of Street Fighter being used creatively, in this case to poke fun at itself and bring an otherwise typical puzzle game to life.

Whilst the series proper could legitimately be boiled down to just five games: Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Ultra Street Fighter IV it would be remiss to cast aside all the other titles in this list. The frequent revisions of Street Fighter games are a common source of criticism (and make plotting the history of the series that much harder!) but on the other hand, the subtle tweaks and changes, new characters and exchanges of dialogue give each game nuance and, when combined, make for a history that is richer for its pursuit of 'the definitive'. It is also thanks to its close ties with the Street Fighter series that many players come to discover Final Fight, or indeed Rival Schools, Cannon Spike or any of the better cross-over games. Perhaps for every Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, players have to accept a couple of Online Mouse Generations....

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NAME: Retsu

NATION: Japan

HEIGHT: 181 cm

WEIGHT: 76 kg

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NAME: Geki

NATION: Japan

HEIGHT: 180 cm

WEIGHT: 72 kg

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NAME: Joe

NATION: U.S.A.

HEIGHT: 185 cm

WEIGHT: 81 kg

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NAME: Mike

NATION: U.S.A.

HEIGHT: 196 cm

WEIGHT: 103 kg

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NAME: Birdie

NATION: England

HEIGHT: 216 cm

WEIGHT: 111 kg

B/W/H: 156 102 106

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NAME: Eagle

NATION: England

HEIGHT: 183 cm

WEIGHT: 75 kg

B/W/H: 105 80 86

BLOOD_TYPE: AB

NAME: Lee

NATION: China

HEIGHT: 178 cm

WEIGHT: 96 kg

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NAME: Gen

NATION: China

HEIGHT: 166 cm

WEIGHT: 61 kg

B/W/H: 106 75 80

BLOOD_TYPE: O

NAME: Adon

NATION: Thailand

HEIGHT: 182 cm

WEIGHT: 73 kg

B/W/H: 112 80 85

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NAME: Sagat

NATION: Thailand

HEIGHT: 226 cm

WEIGHT: 78 kg

B/W/H: 130 86 95

BLOOD_TYPE: B


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NAME: Ken

NATION: U.S.A.

HEIGHT: 175 cm

WEIGHT: 72 kg

B/W/H: 114 82 86

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NAME: Ryu

NATION: Japan

HEIGHT: 175 cm

WEIGHT: 68 kg

B/W/H: 112 81 85

BLOOD_TYPE: O