Street Fighter Kashihara City tourism app
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Street Fighter Kashihara City Tour App Released in Japan

Capcom released a new mobile app that lets people explore Kashihara City in Japan’s Nara Prefecture with a Street Fighter theme. The Street Fighter x Kashihara Sightseeing Tour app is now available on the Japanese Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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This app features landmark spots in the city, and a navigation map that creates routes to those spots will also play theme songs from the fighting game series. It also has an AR camera where users can spawn Street Fighter characters unleashing their signature moves. A Gallery mode that gradually unlocks character artworks by clearing given quests completes the app.

Kashihara City holds a special connection with Capcom because the company’s founder Kenzo Tsujimoto was born there. The Street Fighter collaboration began in earnest in late August 2022, when Capcom signed an agreement with the city to help promote the latter’s tourism.

The city then started launching multiple events and building permanent monuments throughout 2023. The first monument is a bronze statue of Ryu, which was unveiled in May 2023 and is located in front of the Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center. The city’s government also held successful crowdfunding to produce utility holes featuring Street Fighter characters and add a Chun-Li bronze statue, both of which are scheduled for completion in February 2024. The city even has plans to add more bronze statues modeled after Edmond Honda and Ken.

Street Fighter x Kashihara Sightseeing Tour is available on Android and iOS mobile devices. The app features content from the fighting game series, of which its latest entry is Street Fighter 6, available immediately on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, PC, and arcades.

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