Saturday, January 1st, 2022 

Street Fighter III - What Happened?

  

Content creator and popular YouTuber Matt McMuscles is back with another fabulous "What Happened" video on a classic fighting game series, Street Fighter III. Before the series reached its pinnacle with SFIII: 3rd Strike a game that took the competitive FGC to new heights and made way for the iconic EVO Moment #37, the early incarnations of Street Fighter III actually experienced some troubled development. The series as a whole, including SFIII: 3rd Strike, was actually a financial failure in sales according to Capcom. However, SFIII's polished gameplay, unforgettable sprites, and ultra-polished 2D animation make it a widely-respected classic beloved by fighting game fans. Matt's latest "What Happened" video (below) takes a look back at the history and troubled past of Capcom's defining CPS3 2D fighting game series, Street Fighter III.
 

 
In related news... Last month, Matt also released an ultra-informative 50-minute video documentary on SNK's highly-influential Fatal Fury series. Be sure to check out more great fighting game content over at Matt McMuscles' YouTube channel. Thanks for reading!
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