Street Fighter has stood as a cornerstone franchise since the release of the second installment in 1991, but as a fighting game, many fans are unaware of its actual plot. In extreme cases some people may not even know that there was an original game that came out in 1987. It’s hard to blame anyone for that, though, because the story is not what usually draws players into this type of game. Also this in particular might be an example of one of the sloppiest lores in gaming history. With Street Fighter V now out, you might be wondering about that story, so we’ve done a quick wrap-up so you don’t have to read all the literature or risk the headache of trying to understand where the various game editions, retcons, and changes all fall into place.