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Street Fighter III: New Generation was the long-awaited third game of the Street Fighter series, after the wildly popular Street Fighter II. There are ten playable characters (11 if Yun and Yang are to be counted as separate) and one unplayable boss, but Ryu and Ken are the only characters recurring from previous Street Fighter games. Street Fighter III also sports vastly improved graphics over its predecessors.

Game Features

Parrying

Street Fighter III loses the air blocking that was present in the Alpha series, but boasts a unique defensive maneuver that would later be integral to SFIII gameplay: the parry. To parry an opponent's attack, the player must tap the joystick toward the opponent at the moment of impact. If successful, the character will perform a parrying motion and flash blue, and will be immediately available to counterattack the opponent. While risky, a successful parry can turn around the flow of the match.

Super Arts

Street Fighter III characters, like Alpha characters, also have access to Super Arts, more powerful versions of normal attacks, but Street Fighter III adds a twist to the process. At the beginning of the game, the player is forced to choose between one of the three Super Arts the character can use. Each Super Art is different in damage, range, and bar length, and some form of strategy is used when choosing an appropriate Super Art when battling human opponents.

Characters

Originally, Ryu and Ken were not supposed to be in the game; Capcom developers initially wanted to put Sean as the new 'shoto' character. Fan uproar, however, forced them to bring back the two characters. Eventually, Chun-Li, also a fan favorite, was included in Street Fighter III: Third Strike.

Unplayable Characters


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Street Fighter series
Main series
Street Fighter
Street Fighter II - Street Fighter II: Champion Edition - Street Fighter II: Turbo
Super Street Fighter II - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo
Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix
Street Fighter III: New Generation - Street Fighter III: Double Impact - Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Street Fighter IV - Super Street Fighter IV
Spinoffs
Alpha series: Street Fighter Alpha | Street Fighter Alpha II | Street Fighter Alpha III
EX series: Street Fighter EX | Street Fighter EX II | Street Fighter EX III
Other games: Street Fighter II pinball - Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade game) - Street Fighter: The Movie
Media
Live Action Films: Street Fighter (film) - Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
Animation:Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie - Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie - Street Fighter Alpha: Generations - Street Fighter II V - Street Fighter (TV series)
Street Fighter comics
Related games & series
Capcom vs SNK series - Marvel vs Capcom series - Namco × Capcom
Final Fight series - Capcom Fighting Evolution
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo - Pocket Fighter - Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
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