Wednesday, January 19, 2011

[DND] Character Conversion - Street Fighter: Ryu vs. Ken

Capcom's world-renowned fighting game series Street Fighter is legendary, and the main character duo of Ryu and Ken stand at the top of the ever-growing roster of characters. While my personal favorite is the ninja girl Ibuki, and I wanted to post a D&D character conversion concept post for her first, I felt I would be remiss if I didn't start at the beginning.

In the videogame, ever since Street Fighter II,  Ryu and Ken have shared the same list of special attacks: the Hadoken fireball, the Shoryuken leaping uppercut, and the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku spinning jump kick. In later versions, the designers and developers kept the "clone characters" feel of the two by keeping their control input the same, but at the same time giving each fighter a different flavor by changing the effects of the attacks. Ryu's Hadoken became larger and stronger with more variation, while Ken's Shoryuken grew more powerful and his Tatsumaki Senpukyaku spun faster.