I can't believe it myself, but it seems that Street Fighter has turned 25. That's a quarter of a century of kicking and punching (and assorted special moves!). Wow. To commemorate the occasion, Capcom is planning lots of stuff throughout 2012 including global tournaments. But this article is all about that crazy-ass set of merch you see in the photo above, which is the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set. Each one is individually numbered and packed with Street Fighter games, video, art, music and collectibles, all in a special chest and a certificate of authenticity.
Inside the chest, you'll find four select Street Fighter games (playable on your Xbox 360 or PS3, depending on which version of the set you get): Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (with all costume DLC) and Street Fighter X Tekken (including all character and Swap Costume DLC). Then there's a two-disc Blu-ray set including a documentary on the franchise, the Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV anime movies, as well as all the episodes of the Street Fighter animated series and Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.
There's also that 8" tall light-up Ryu statue that looks pretty boss. Oh, and an 11-disc soundtrack collection spanning the series' entire 25 years, including remixes and fan-created music inspired by Street Fighter. Not enough? Well, how about a 64-page hardcover art book that includes professional and fan pieces. Or maybe you're wondering what that rolled up black thing is in the bottom right corner of the photo. That's a full-size regulation martial arts black belt that is a replication of the one that Ryu wears (and emblazoned with his classic "Furinkazan" in kanji!)!
Of course, this kind of a set isn't going to come cheap, so it's pretty much for the real Street Fighter die-hards. Which, honestly, if you're even interested in the stuff that's in this box, you probably are. In which case, you're probably not going to mind shelling out $149.99 for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set for Xbox 360 or PS3. (Honestly, that price doesn't seem that outrageous for what you're getting, at least not to me...)