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Street Fighter social media account sparks a mystery with 3 eggs

By Dakota ‘DarkHorse’ Hills

This one was tough to crack until it seemingly wasn’t

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Who doesn’t love an odd mystery? Especially one regarding a highly anticipated video game.

That’s basically what Street Fighter fans were handed this week when a social media account attached to Capcom’s fighting game franchise dropped 3 eggs, and it took us a while to apparently crack the case.

The Shadaloo Combat Research Institute Twitter page on Monday, November 28, essentially erased all of the information on its profile aside from the name and profile picture with everything else getting replaced with eggs.

They followed that up by tweeting a screenshot of their new profile page with 3 egg emojis.

For those who don’t know, the Shadaloo C.R.I. is the website connected to Street Fighter 5 and the Capcom Fighters Network, which tracks online match data, contains frame data and provides patch notes among other uses.

Their post would have likely gone largely unnoticed if it weren’t for Street Fighter 6 Director Takayuki Nakayama retweeting it with his own enigmatic tweet.

“Are these the eggs seen in the recent Donbra episode? Coincidence?” wrote Nakayama that we translated with an attached image of a Japanese Super Sentai show featuring 3 chickens.

That series in question is Avataro Sentai Donbrothers, so we started digging into information on the show under the assumption that Nakayama may be providing a hint.

We scoured through articles on Donbrothers’ characters, premise, and episodes, but we couldn’t form a connection to anything Street Fighter related.

While Sentai seemed to be a dead end in terms of solving this mystery, Twitter user Io_housenka came up with a different idea that looked pretty legit.

They went back to Street Fighter 5’s old April Fool’s game Neco Drop: Cat Friends Nation, which featured the “Boss” cat, who has 3 baby chicks with him.

“A cat that takes care of his three chicks,” reads the Boss cat’s description. “Each of them is really self-centered. Like REALLY self-centered.”

The Boss cat in this game represents Street Fighter’s longtime villain M. Bison, but that left the question as to the identity of the chicks.

Bison’s most recent generals in Vega, Balrog and F.A.N.G were clearly the most likely candidates, but one could argue the chicks could be Ed, Falke, Seth or other characters tied to the Psycho Powered baddy.

Neither Bison nor his generals are currently announced for Street Fighter 6, so maybe the eggs are some sort of tease that they are coming back.

Though it seemed like a stretch at first, this is the type of thing we could see Nakayama and his current crew doing to play with fans.

I believed for a few minutes that we had cracked the eggs open, but something just didn’t feel right.

After pondering a bit longer, I started getting annoyed at these silly eggs, so I took a step back.

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I thought back to my journalism courses as well as Occam’s razor — the simplest explanation is likely the correct one.

Boil it down to the basics.

What is the Shadaloo C.R.I.? What are eggs?

That’s when it finally hit me.

Capcom is probably about to completely overhaul their Street Fighter site for the impending release of Street Fighter 6, but it’s currently an egg that needs a little more time before it’s ready to hatch.

The answer was so simple, which ended up annoying me again.

If there is any further significance to there specifically being 3 eggs, we haven’t really been able to reach a conclusion, however — that is unless the whole thing is a random Sentai thing after all.

Even if the eggs aren’t teasing new characters or something like a release date, this still provides a piece of important information regarding the future of Street Fighter at least.

That is Capcom is likely not abandoning the Shadaloo C.R.I. and is currently in the process of remaking the website to work with Street Fighter 6.

We already knew that SF6 would still be using the CFN, but now this is close to a confirmation that these additional features, data, and info will be carrying on to the next game too.

Hopefully, that means Capcom is also looking to expand the Shadaloo C.R.I. and CFN beyond what they could accomplish initially 7+ years ago.

The site contains some really great and helpful tools to players, and we can’t think of another fighting game that currently provides anything close to the level of what Capcom had already built.

So it’s nice to know all of that should still have a home next year when the world gets its hands on Street Fighter 6.

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