Double dose of nostalgia: Street Fighter IV meets Faith No More

Spotted on Power Glove‘s always epic C-blog, this new trailer for Street Fighter IV could be the most thought provoking yet. Not because it has an alarming amount of new content, because it doesn’t. Everything that shows up in this trailer is at least ten years old: old favorites like Ryu, Zangief, and… Faith No More’s Epic?

Clearly Capcom is trying to appeal to the nostalgia (and disposable incomes) of young adults, now out of college with good paying jobs, who ten years ago were experiencing puberty, “Alternative Rock and Roll” and Street Fighter II all for the first time. That’s all well and good, by why the Youtube-yness, Capcom? When this video ended and there was no “Created by a 14 year old ‘Make your own Street Fighter video’ contest winner!”, I almost fell over.

There is borrowing from YouTube the right way, and then there is this. Or am I being too harsh?

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes