It’s become a trend as of late to include special guest characters in tried and true fighting game franchises. SoulCalibur kick-started the trend by offering platform-exclusive guest fighters for gamers, while Mortal Kombat X saw to it that horror movie icons Jason Vorhees and Predator joined the fray as downloadable content. In fact, one of the only series not to include guest characters in some capacity is Street Fighter, which apparently got YouTube’s GameBill Studio thinking about how one would fit into the arcade action.
The aforementioned YouTubers opted to place Dragon Ball Z‘s very own Goku into the mix. Unsurprisingly for anyone familiar with the anime property, the entire balance of Street Fighter is immediately shattered as a result of the overwhelming abilities that the Saiyan Warrior possesses. While clearly designed to be humorous, the end result is still a very well-made fan video that’s worth checking out for followers of either series.
While there’s little debate that Ryu would have his tail handed to him by Goku if a real battle (as real as a fight between two fictitious characters can be) were ever to break out between the two, it’s probably best if the anime character stuck to his own line of Bandai Namco-published fighting games. Even then, it likely won’t stop gamers from asking for the poster boy for the Dragon Ball franchise from appearing as a bonus fighter in a beat ’em up like Street Fighter or Super Smash Bros. – the latter of which many have been wanting to see for years.
This fan-made footage couldn’t have come at a better time either, as Capcom slowly continues to roll out updates on Street Fighter 5. The most recent confirmation about the forthcoming title was that the fan-favorite Rainbow Mika will once again be appearing as a playable character, while three brand new additions to the series will also be claiming a spot in the title at some point as well. Suffice to say, there’s still a lot more information that fight aficionados have to anticipate.
Admittedly, it’ll be interesting to see if Goku ever makes an appearance as a guest combatant in any other fighting game – outside of recurring Shonen Jump-sponsored slam fests – as he’s certainly popular enough from a global perspective. Even then, out of all the titles that fall within this genre, Street Fighter seems the most accommodating. Chances of this happening are, understandably, few and far between, but fans should never say never – Ryu has squared off against the likes Spider-Man in the past, after all.
What did you think of Goku taking on the cast of Street Fighter 2? Would you like to see the Saiyan invade any other games in the future? Get at us in the comments.
Source: GameBill Studio