Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
The storyline in 2nd Impact is considered a retcon which overwrites the events of Street Fighter III: New Generation. A third World Warrior Tournament is held throughout the globe, but new faces appear as it has been years since the last Second World Warrior Tournament. Though many fight with their own motives and ends, word has spread urban rumors of an illusive secret society since the fall of Shadaloo, and some seek to investigate its legitimacy, to which all evidence points to the Third World Warrior Tournament.
2nd Impact brought back all the characters from the first game and introduced two new ones: Hugo and Urien. Yang, who was an alternate version of Yun in the first game, became his own character with his own set of special moves and super arts. Akuma also returned as a secret computer-controlled challenger and selectable character. Thus the playable character roster increased to 14. In addition to the regular Akuma, a non-playable computer-controlled version named “Shin Akuma” also appears in the single-player mode.
|Alex||The lead character of the Street Fighter III games. He fights with close-range wrestling and quick rushing attacks. His goal is to avenge the defeat of his friend Tom at the hands of Gill. Voiced by Michael Sommers.|
|Dudley||A dandy British boxer who is trying to retrieve an antique car that Gill has stolen. Voiced by Bruce Robertson.|
|Elena||An African princess who uses the fighting style of capoeira. She seeks to make new friends. Voiced by Hotaru Fujino.|
|Ibuki||An aspiring ninja whose fight in the tournament is part of her final exam. She is very quick and agile. Voiced by Yuri Amano.|
|Ken Masters||Knowing that Ryu has entered the tournament, Ken enters to test his strength against his old friend. Voiced by Koji Tobe.|
|Necro||A Russian man who was kidnapped and experimented on in the Illuminati’s “G-Project”. In 2nd Impact, he finds a companion named Effie who follows him and mimicks his actions. Voiced by Michael X. Sommers.|
|Oro||A hermit who seeks a fighter worthy to inherit his fighting style. He binds one arm while fighting, to keep from accidentally killing his opponent, except when performing specific special arts. Voiced by Kan Tokumaru.|
|Ryu||As usual, Ryu enters the tournament to better his skills and find worthy opponents. Voiced by Wataru Takagi.|
|Sean Matsuda||A young Brazilian fighter who is being trained by Ken, Sean wants to improve his skills and prove his ability. Voice by Isshin Chiba.|
|Yang Lee||Yang is a Kung Fu expert from Hong Kong, and the twin brother of Yun. In New Generation, Yang is selectable only as a “palette swap” of his brother Yun. In 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike, Yang is a separate character, with his own unique set of Special Moves and Super Arts. Voiced by Wataru Takagi.|
|Yun Lee||A cocky fighter who, along with Yang, protects his hometown in Hong Kong. He’s a happy-go-lucky person who likes to do things his own way. Voiced by Koji Tobe.|
|Gill||The leader of the secret organization known as the Illuminati, he desires to restore balance to the world, to which he sees is near its apocalypse. He can manipulate fire and ice. He is the final opponent for all the characters in New Generation and 3rd Strike, and for most of the characters in 2nd Impact. He is a playable character only in the console versions of the games. Voiced by Bruce Robertson.|
|Akuma (Gouki in Japan)||Appears in 2nd Impact as a secret character and has a non-playable “Shin Akuma” version which can be selected in the Dreamcast version of the game in Double Impact. He is a regular character in 3rd Strike while his “Shin” version was removed, though in the arcade game this version is present as a near-complete character, including a recolored stage. Voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura.|
|Hugo Andore||A professional wrestler who wants to find a strong tag team partner. He is often accompanied by his manager, Poison. Based on the Andore enemy character from Final Fight, also a direct nod to late professional wrestler André the Giant. Hugo was planned to be in the first game, as evidenced by his mobile character with unfinished sprites, and the presence of his stage in New Generation. Voiced by Wataru Takagi.|
|Urien||Gill’s younger, bitter brother who wants to forcibly take the Illuminati from him. He can manipulate electricity and metal. Voiced by Yuji Ueda.|
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