In 1992 Capcom released the sequel to 1987's Street Fighter, Street Fighter II The World Warriors was an instant smash hit, and reinvigorated the arcade scene. Street Fighter II let player choose from 8 unique warriors and travel the world fighting against other contenders in the second World Warrior Tournament. Street Fighter two had 4 final bosses the first is Balrog, aka as M. Bison in Japan. The name was swapped with another boss as to avoid the obvious law suit. Many believe Balrog is same character as Mike from the original Street Fighter. In February 2009 Balrog will return to the streets in Street Fighter IV!