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Final Fight: Double Impact

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: April 14, 2010

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'Final Fight: Double Impact' (ALL) Contest Lets You Create Box Art

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. PST

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-'em-ups. Final Fight follows the adventures of Cody, Guy and Haggar, fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar's daughter, while in Magic Sword, you take on the role of the "The Brave One," a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower.

Final Fight: Double Impact is a dual release of two classic arcade side-scrolling beat-em-ups.

First up is Final Fight, where players follow the heart-pounding adventures of Cody, Guy, and Haggar – three heroes fighting their way across crime-ridden Metro City in hopes of saving Haggar’s daughter from the evil clutches of Mad Gear. There are 6 stages filled with perilous challenges where the only hope for justice is the unique fighting techniques mastered by each character. With the news released last week that Cody and Guy will both be playable characters in Super Street Fighter IV, Capcom fans now have the chance to take a trip down memory lane and experience these characters in their first appearance before playing them in the new Street Fighter game.

In Magic Sword, users will take on the role of the “The Brave One,” a fierce warrior who bears the daunting responsibility of cleansing evil forces from an ancient tower. As a consequence of his actions, he will inevitably meet the source of this scourge upon humanity – the dark lord Drokmar. But fear not as the hero is accompanied by eight allies who will lend their assistance through out the game. All of them bring specific skills and talents to contribute to the fight. It’s an amazing side-scrolling action illustrated in classic fantasy stylings, making a perfect pairing with Final Fight.

Final Fight: Double Impact will make the classics look better than ever by utilizing Capcom’s proprietary graphics engine to make the games shine in crisp and clear HD glory. Alternatively, purist pixel junkies can toggle back to classic and arcade cabinet modes to render the game in its original form. Complementing the new visuals is a new selectable soundtrack adapted by the highly acclaimed composers responsible for Bionic Commando: Rearmed.

The multiplayer features will allow gamers to relive these classics with friends online. “GGPO” network technology creates a frame-accurate arcade experience across the internet with online voice chat and the ability to join games in progress. Thanks to the innovative open invite system, other fighters can jump right in and contribute some classic butt-kicking to the cause. Leader boards for both games track scores to compete and compare for bragging rights.

Capcom would like to reach out to you, the fans, to provide color to its box art. That's right, this game will feature YOUR work right on the box for millions to enjoy.

For those who don't know, Double Impact celebrates two of the most highly-regarded arcade titles of all time, Final Fight and Magic Sword, by bringing them out in online-enabled, fan-serviced perfection.

Capcom respects how important this title is to the public and would love to get you involved. By involved, we actually mean "put to work," but fear not, there is much to be gained through your efforts.

What you Win:

One grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to New Orleans, where you will have the opportunity to take part in Capcom's exclusive Captivate event.

You will experience first-hand some amazing new games, and you'll meet the diligent and occasionally magical Capcom staff. There is no telling what great things this may lead to. But we'll tell you something: Your work will be featured as the main box art for FF:DI.

On top of all this, you will receive a poster of your beautiful work and a free copy of the game, as well as some additional swag.

Even if you are not into games, hey... free trip to New Orleans!

The 4 runners-up will also receive a free copy of Final Fight: Double Impact and some goodies.

What to do:


That's it.

Color this art anyway you want:

Crayons? Sure.

Oils, acrylics? Alright.

Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Paint? Why not.

Blood? Possibly not a good idea.

We have a piece of artwork created by the fantastic art house of Udon Entertainment, done by one of their most esteemed artists, Alvin Lee. Alvin's work is amazing. To be honest, the piece is gorgeous as-is, but will be perfect when colored. And that's what you need to do.

How to Start:

Download the art piece here in JPEG or PDF format. If you're using traditional (read: physical) coloring methods, be sure to print out the piece, or else your monitor might get a bit messy. Otherwise, you are set. Get to work!

How to Submit:

Either email your work to us or use postal mail.

Email submissions must be in by January 25, at noon (Pacific Standard Time). submission file should not exceed 5mb; Otherwise, the email may bounce. If your file is bigger, please send a smaller copy, keeping your file as a master copy. We may need it later.)

Or if you want to send via post, submissions must be postmarked by January 25 to be considered eligible.

Mail to:

Capcom, Attn: Robert Tunick, 800 Concar Drive, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402

Note that we won't be able to return entries that are mailed to us, so be sure to make peace (and take a picture or two) before putting it in the mailbox.

Who Wins?

All submissions will be reviewed by the Capcom staff and the top 5 contenders will be featured online for all the world to see and vote. Again, we want to make sure the fans get what they want, and that includes what's on the cover of Final Fight™: Double Impact.

Voting will take place on during the week of February 1.

Can I Win?

Are you over the age of 13? Check.
Do you reside in these United States of America? Check.
Do you want to read the full rules of the contest? Sure, here you go.
You are good to go. Get coloring!

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