What is a Xenomorph doing in the Street Fighter universe? The teaser trailer made by Capcom’s top management to fix the announcement of a new project tomorrow, Tuesday 16 April, shows one of the monstrous protagonists of the Alien saga fighting against one of the Street Fighter wrestlers.
The shrewd promotional stratagem used by the Japanese videogame giant plucks the strings of nostalgia for the millions of fans who have spent their childhood attacking family economies and squandering a fortune in tokens and coins: in fact, in the movie we can notice the buttons of a cabinet reflecting the screen image of arcade masterpieces like Giga Wing, Darkstalkers The Night Warriors, Street Fighter 2, Progear and Alien vs. Predator.
To reiterate the connection with the Alien series we then have Capcom’s references to intellectual property owned by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, with a rather unequivocal quote in the copyright section of the video.
The official announcement of the new Capcom project will take place at 17:00 on April 16th and, according to the indications offered by this teaser trailer, it could involve the presentation of a new Arcade Classics Collection for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android mobile systems. Meanwhile, we present the latest Capcom April Fools dedicated to a new chapter of Monster Hunter World for Google Stadia (???) and a revolutionary AI.