This oral history of Street Fighter II is an intimate look at the creation of the iconic game and its impact on the videogame industry.
Like a Hurricane tells the story of the creation of one of the most important and beloved videogames of all time, Street Fighter II, and its subsequent impact on the industry, its creators, and the game-playing public that enthusiastically embraced it.
The culmination of years of research by gaming writer Matt Leone, Like a Hurricane gathers together more than sixty voices, spread across continents, disciplines, and companies, speaking candidly on the vision, fearlessness, and bold ambition that made Street Fighter II a household name.
A collaboration between Read-Only Memory and Polygon, Like a Hurricane is an extended and enhanced print adaptation of Matt Leone’s series of in-depth oral histories, published online in serial form by Polygon. This physical version has been extended and enhanced for print, featuring over fifty specially commissioned illustrations and extra research content.