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More On: Street Fighter 25th Anniversary
Capcom has revealed a new product offering as part of their 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter. The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set, which was previously sold at the San Diego Comic Con, will be offered in limited quantities through Capcom’s online store.

There are 5,000 individually numbered sets being manufactured, worldwide. The set is constructed with the following specifications:
  • highly-detailed silver and pewter-colored resin pieces ranging from 1.75" to 3.25" tall
  • chess piece stores conveniently in a protective custom slot under the chess board
  • 18"x18" smoked and sandblasted glass game board
  • high-quality black wood storage case with polished chrome latch and hinges and a large Street Fighter® 25th Anniversary logo laser-etched into the lid
  • storage case doubles as playing surface with the glass
  • roster includes Ryu & M. Bison (kings), Chun-Li & Juri (queens), Ken, Guile, Balrog & Vega (bishops), E. Honda, Blanka, Rolento & Akuma (knights), Dhalsim, Zangief, Sagat & Seth (rooks), Ryu's fist & Shadaloo winged skull (pawns)
Pre-orders are currently being accepted for the set and are priced at $299.95. It is expected that orders will ship in August 2012. If you are truly a hardcore Street Fighter fan, this is a must have and would look awesome on display in your office or game room. Hell, I want one but I don't have a spare $300 to drop on a conversation piece; if I did though...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Capcom PR" <pr@capcom.com>
Date: Jul 25, 2012 11:03 AM
Subject: New Details on the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary!
To: "Charles Husemann" <chusemann@gamingnexus.com>

Hello Charles,

The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter continues, as Capcom recently shared new information surrounding the activities that will support this hyper-combo milestone. In addition to the limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set that will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 18th, Capcom is ready to kick off its high stakes global tournament series in Austin, TX this weekend on July 28-29.
Registration for the Austin, TX qualifying round is now open and is free to enter, but a refundable $20 registration fee is required in order to save a spot. This intense tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco, CA on December 8th and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present:  Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. For everything related to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary, including how to register for each tournament, go to: http://www.streetfighter25.com/
As a way of continually honoring and promoting the many different aspects of Street Fighter culture, Capcom has partnered with creative collective, iam8bit, to produce a special Street Fighter 25th Anniversary group art exhibition. The gallery features artwork from over 50 renowned artists from around the world, and the grand opening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on August 3rd from 7 to 11pm. Admission into the exhibit is free and all ages are welcome, and will be on display until August 19th. The opening extravaganza will also feature several one-night only installations, including a real-life "Bonus Round" that will literally transport attendees into the game. For more information about iam8bit and the Street Fighter art exhibition, check out:  http://iam8bit.com/the-gallery/combo-attack/
Also recently announced, the Capcom Store is now offering an exclusive, high-quality Street Fighter 25th Anniversary chess set that takes the iconic characters from the Street Fighter franchise and places them into an all-new type of battle. The individually-numbered chess sets are limited to 5000, and contain highly-detailed silver and pewter resin pieces that are stored in protective custom slots inside the wood case. A certificate of authenticity is included, and the entire set retails for $299.95 and will be available in August 2012.
The limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set carries an MSRP of $149.99 and is available now for pre-order. For more information and for details on how to purchase the collector’s set and the chess set, head to: http://shop.capcom.com/store/capcomus/home/themeID.1944700
For information on all Street Fighter products, please visit: www.press.capcom.com and www.capcom-unity.com
Capcom PR Team 
PR contacts for Street Fighter:
Jason Andersen
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