Happy 25th birthday Street Fighter! 5 inspiring illustrations

Back in 1987, the combined efforts of Yoshiki Okamoto, Takashi Nishiyama, Hiroshi Matsumoto and Keiji Inafune resulted in the very first Street Fighter game landing in arcades. Their inspired execution and art direction allowed the game to become the legend it is today.

Since its first appearance, Street Fighter has gone on to evolve into dozens of sequels, and the franchise is one of the most well-known in the entire games industry. There was even a (terrible) film made in its honour back in 1994!

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