Like a Hurricane
A collaboration between Read-Only Memory and Polygon, Like a Hurricane is 480 page, 90,000 word oral history of one of the most important and beloved videogames of all time – Street Fighter II. The culmination of several years of research by games writer Matt Leone, the book gathers together over 60 voices, spread across continents, disciplines and companies, offering a detailed account of the game’s impact on the industry, its creators, and the game-playing public that so warmly embraced it. The case design features the joytstick motions required to carry out the game’s revolutionary special moves, burned into the memory of every fan of the series.
The special slipcased edition of Like a Hurricane features a dark blue, ultra-matt covering with the iconic Hurricane Kick joystick motion stamped in on the slipcase holofoil. Like the standard edition, the spine typography is printed with a raised UV varnish, so at first glance, the edition appears completely free of text or branding.