My boy, Jason, and I went to the Super Street Fighter IV FIGHT CLUB! launch party. We got a little lost and got there later in the night, but we certainly had time to absorb and enjoy the event. Jason is a bigger fan of the franchise than I am and it was fun to see him wide-eyed inside a studio/warehouse space filled with PS3s set up to play the game.
In the middle, they had a stage and gigantic screen where they were also projecting the game on to. There was a live DJ, make-up artists giving people an ‘injury’ make-over, and even artists doing live paintings. They had voice actors from the English dubbed cast members of the Super SFIV game, including my buddies, Kat Steel, Taliesin JaffeÂ and Matt Mercer! Of course, the majority of the crowd were interested in testing out the new game which will be dropping the streets this upcoming Tuesday.
At the end of the night, they had Street Fighter champions Daigo (representing Japan) and Justin Wong (representing the US) duke it out on the giant screen. The crowd got together to cheer and dividing to give their support on either side. The fight got rather intense and the crowd went crazy when it ended in a double KO!
I had so much fun and got caught up in the energy of the whole crowd. As I’ve said before, it’s so wonderful to see a large group of people geek out over a common passion!
Me with iamchubbybunny of Bubble Punch!