Saturday, February 7, 2009

Memorable Black Characters in Video Games

In 1997 Capcom launched Street Fighter III, the only returning cast members were Ryu and Ken, everyone else was brand new. The designers created a new boxer for Street Fighter III, and broke away from the steriotypical down on his luck, boxer, with a penchant for violence. Instead Capcom gave us a British boxer who was the polar opposite of Balrog. Dudley is a refined gentleman who was trying to retrieve his antique car that was stolen. When Capcom announced Street Fighter IV many fans petitioned to have Dudley added to the roster so the two boxers could finally face off. Regrettibly no characters from Street Fighter III made it into IV.