Arika teases Street Fighter EX fans with their gorgeous April Fool’s Day video [UPDATED]

By on March 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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If there’s one sub series of the Street Fighter franchise that doesn’t see much representation these days, it’s Street Fighter EX. It was somewhat of an experiment on bringing the series to 3D, with the help of Arika–a company co-founded by Street Fighter II co-creator Akira Nishitani. Sadly, the complicated issues with the rights to the characters means we won’t be seeing any EX alums in main-line Street Fighter any time soon.

That said: Arika certainly hasn’t forgotten about these characters, and the company has released the following video showcasing a “what if” hypothetical look (at least as far as we know!) at what a new EX-style game with these characters would look like, just in time for April Fool’s Day in Japan.

Now, the video itself states that it’s for April Fool’s–so fans of these fighters shouldn’t get their hopes up too high. Although–the production quality looks almost too good for a one-off joke video, which certainly fuels the hope of another EX-related game…

UPDATE: Yep, it’s a real thing.

Sources: Arika; SK@PSO2_Ship5 (Twitter)

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