Street Fighter 2 character names swapped between regions

Posted by keyrat in 01-28-2008, 12:53 AM

did anyone mention the Street Fighter 2 names? This one’s pretty well known.

In Japan, Balrog is M. Bison, M. Bison is Vega, and Vega is Balrog. Basically, Balrog was really named M. Bison, to sound like Mike Tyson. To avoid any legal issues on bringing it to the US, they switched all the boss’ names around.

Cacildo´s note: This one i knew since the big days of Street Fighter 2. The japanese cart for the super nintendo arrived in town before the american one, so everybody was surprised by the names.

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