Akuma was designed in order to please fans who were victims of April's Fools in the claims from journalists that there was a hidden character named Sheng Long.Funamizu wanted the character, Akuma, to be based on Ryu's design. Even if we know the timeline, it is not easy to figure out the characters’ ages. Last Section Update : 21/03/2014 - Added Sabaki Ryuuken(Duracelleur + Azcal) ', acknowledging speculation from fans that Sheng Long was Ryu and Ken's master. Around the release of Street Fighter III: New Generation , EGM later revived this rumor with an issue in April 1997, where they actually gave him a defined appearance and … It was the original Fighting game one for sure :) EGM even revisited it during the Street Fighter 3 days :P They were also the ones to make the Sonic in Super Smash Bros Melee rumour go big. Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Sheng Long v 7.3a) [Hack] 3.53 Mo Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (street fighter 2' 920313 etc) 3.52 Mo: Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Red Wave bootleg set 2, 920313 etc) 3.71 Mo: Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Sheng Long v 7.3a) 3.56 Mo: Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Tu Long bootleg set 1, 811102 001) 3.72 Mo: Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Tu Long bootleg set 2, 811102 001) 3… Street Fighter 3 and 3rd Strike - 1998 to 1999. Akuma was created by request of Noritaka Funamizu to Akira Yasuda when creating a new Street Fighter character. On March of 2017, Sheng Long was given his "official" profile in the Shadaloo Combat Research Institute along with an official render by Street Fighter V's character designer, Bengus. This was later made fact in Street Fighter IV (under the name Gouken); one of his character-specific player titles was "A.K.A. Fei Long's stage in Street Fighter Alpha 3 resembles the film set for Bruce Lee's movie Enter the Dragon. Creation. His first alternate outfit in Street Fighter IV is Bruce Lee's fight attire from the opening scene of Enter the Dragon. When ported to the SNES, developers changed "Sheng Long" to its correct "Dragon Punch", and while the entire episode became something of a running joke within Capcom, the confusion surrounding the mysterious Sheng Long did influence future incarnations of the Street Fighter series. The opponent was named Sheng Long after Ryu's arcade win quote, 'You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance! Street Fighter III Mugen Characters. The Street Fighter 2 Sheng Long one was the best imo. For the Sonny Chiba martial arts series, see The Street Fighter.For the first game in the series, see Street Fighter I.. Street Fighter is a long running series of fighting games by Capcom, that have basically defined the genre.. Before Street Fighter, most fighting games were side-scrolling beat 'em ups in the style of Kung Fu Master. During the development of Street Fighter III, fans discussed the prospect of Sheng Long's inclusion in the new title. In the first games, Capcom revealed their full birth date (for example, Ryu was born in July 21, 1964) but afterwards they indicated only month and day. Sheng Long." Street Fighter V might be back to 1996. His third alternate outfit in Super Street Fighter IV resembles a suit that Bruce Lee often wore.