How Street Fighter’s Ryu Changed Over The Years

How Street Fighter’s Ryu Changed Over The Years
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26 years of Street Fighter means a lot of change in graphics and art direction, and what a better way to show this than a huge gallery of the series’ main character, Ryu.

Here’s EventHubs‘ visual trip from a simplier 1987 to a detailed present day:

The Visual History of Ryu in Street Fighter, Vs. And Other Capcom Games [Catalyst, EventHubs]

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  • You might be able to tell how he changed over the years if these were actually laid out chronologically. They’re not. For example, Marvel vs Capcom 3 is in the middle but that game’s newer than SF4. Same for Street Fighter X Tekken. Capcom vs SNK is toward the bottom but should be closer to the middle, I remember playing it on my Dreamcast.

  • I never realised how huge his eyebrows are, until I noticed they partially covered up his headband.. wow!
    Additionally, Alpha Ryu > all other Ryus.

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