Super Arts Select
What was the intent behind the Super Arts Select system?
People would have been upset if we tried to change that up on them.
So this was a way to have the best of both worlds.
The Ryu who perfected his Shoryuken would use Shin Shoryuken, while the Ryu who perfected his Hadoken would use Shinku Hadoken.
Where did the idea for Denjin Hadoken come from?
*2: Ken's super combo was the Shoryu Reppa.
I thought that players could say, "You want to fight? I'll use Denjin..."
So that's why we intentionally put weak moves in the game.
It's uncool to use hidden parameters to create handicaps, so I wanted to do it using the moves.
1. A small number of characters.
2. Increase the potential of each character.
3. Help the beginner players.
In 2nd Impact the Denjin Hadoken was pretty strong though. lol
Everyone is trying to help out the newcomers. Not seeing a whole lot of success though. lol
Originally, we were only going to have Ryu, but since we didn't have enough characters, we added Ken.
Chun Li and 3rd Strike was what we wanted to do from the start.
Within that, the aspect that took up the most time was Hugo. Since he was huge, he took twice the time as the other characters. Just taking up that much space meant he took a lot of time to create.
Thus, 2nd Impact Giant Attack.
But at the time, Mr. Okamoto was really into Evangel...well, let's just say a certain giant mech anime. He said "if we're going to say 2nd, then it should be 2nd Impact! Especially with you involved!" lol
It all comes back to Sadamoto, doesn't it? Lol
...I dunno if it's okay to write that here though.
He's the son of the oldest child of the Sadamoto family, while I'm the son of the 3rd brother.
I can laugh about it now.
I worked hard on the strategy book for Street Fighter III, so when it came out I went to go take a look at it in the bookstores. And next to the strategy book there was the art book for that certain mech anime. They happened to come out on the same day. All of the bookstores had the two books sitting next to each other.
Then it must be fate.