Some media said that due to the interference with the Bruce Lee family, the character Fei Long in “Street Fighter” series would no longer appear in the game.
Fei Long first appeared in Street Fighter 2 in 1993. Fei Long’s fighting style is a form of kung fu derived from Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do; in one of his Street Fighter IV win quotes, he refers to it as Hitenryu.
Last month, Daniel Lindholm, the composer of street fighter 5, said that Fei Long might not appear in the series of games because Bruce Lee’s estate administrator believed that the image of Fei Long must be “decent”, not like the image in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”. Lindholm later claimed that this was his own hypothesis, and Bruce Lee’s official twitter account also stressed that such information had not been released. But the fact is that Fei Long did not appear in street fighter 5, even as a DLC character. Fei Long is not on the list of characters revealed by street fighter 6.
Subsequently, the media interviewed Capcom official about this and the official denied it.
Takayuki Nakayama, development director of street fighter 6, said: “all the information they mentioned about Bruce Lee is false.” “I’m not sure if this role will come on stage, but there is absolutely no legal problem.”
Street Fighter 6, the 3 5th anniversary of the series, will be officially released in 2023.