A Closer Look At The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set

By Ishaan . August 16, 2012 . 11:35am

Remember the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set? Limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide, the chess set costs $300 and can be bought from Capcom’s online store. This week, Capcom gave a closer look at the set and how it was designed:



The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set is scheduled for release in August. You can find more details here.

  • Anime10121

    That actually looks INSANELY awesome, from the pieces to the board itself, its all sculpted and created beautifully. Now for me to finally sit down and learn how to actually PLAY chess.

    Edit: But dat price! looks like I wont be learning chess with them pieces! No matter how bad I may want them.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, awesome as this looks, it’s prohibitively expensive lol. Craaazy price.

  • Paradox me

    I’m not a big enough Street Fighter fan to grab this, but that’s still pretty awesome.

    Now, a Metal Gear 25th anniversary chess set of this quality would pretty hard to pass up (in case someone from Konami happens to be reading…). Just image the pieces they could do with Metal Gear characters.

    Er, kinda got off topic there.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I would be ALL over that. Big Boss as king, EVA as queen, a bunch of Raidens as pawns, it would be glorious.

  • RmanX1000

    Because when i think Street Fighter, i think chess. Wait what?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      I believe people consider street fighter a fast paced chess. Even one of the actors for that Inception movie said that on a talk show lol

    • Roubjon

      Many people consider it the Chess of fighting games.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Maybe this will be the only way for Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter to cross over. MK did a chess-mini game, SF has an actual chess variant… combine the two and replace the white side with MK and the black side with SF!

    And the pathetic thing is, I would probably buy that chess-set.

  • Herok♞

    That is a awesome chess set but I could buy the special edition game box for half that price.

  • Eddie

    The only thing I’m worried about is the weight of each piece. I know he said the whole thing is 22 pounds. But I’m not sure if that means each piece is heavy. I really hate when chess pieces are to light. If its heavy enough I’d totally buy it. Btw I think a metal gear solid chess set would be amazing as well.

    • Tek’a Rain

       The pieces are a nicely weighted resin/plastic. not something that is about to blow away like dust. (metal was considered, but was kinda meh, and would have made the set come near 30lbs and pricier)

  • Meh, I’ll wait till the super arcade edition chess set, comes with this chess set and 6 new characters

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