As a youngster 3D printing would have come in handy to fix the many control pads I broke button-bashing with E. Honda on the iconic Street Fighter II. Today at comic-con it sees a totally different Street Fighter and 3D Printing combo.
Source3, the platform for licensing and the distribution of official 3D content, have launched a partnership with the game's creators Capcom to provide 3D printed versions of the the cover art for the eagerly anticipated Street Fight V game, scheduled for release in March 2016.
The video game has inspired countless spin-offs including graphic novels, feature movies, cartoon series and endless merchandise that a cult following has lapped up for the best part of three decades. This latest hi-tec memorabilia will be inn display to the hoards of super-fans visiting the Capcom Booth at International Comic-Con in San Diego today.
The cover-art features the man famed for the exclamation at the top of this page, Street Fighter's main protagonist (controversial?) Ryu and will be available to purchase on the show floor and directly on Source3's Amazon Storefront.
“Our twin goals at Source3 are bringing premium, licensed content to the 3D industries and demonstrating the power of 3D printing to brands,” says Scott Sellwood, CoFounder and VP of Business Development at Source3. “It is exciting to work with a forward thinking creative team like Capcom to use 3D printing to connect fans to iconic characters using innovative technologies.”
“Capcom is excited to offer such a unique Street Fighter collectible to all its fans, utilising cutting edge 3D technology. This is the first of many Capcom images that will be brought to life in the amazing world of 3D printing." says Francis Mao, Senior Director, Marketing, Creative Services, Events and Licensing, Capcom, Inc. USA.
in order to manufacture the artwork Source3 partnered with ZVerse, Inc. for their complete content creation platform - Layr - to colour 3D printing capabilities. As more companies cotton onto the capabilities from a merchadising perspective companies like Source3 with their licensing and distribution processes already in place are sure to reap the benefits.