Throw Hadoukens In Your Living Room With Street Fighter On Kinect

The Kinect genie refuses to return to the bottle. Here an enterprising modder rigs up his PC to play Street Fighter IV with Kinect, including shoryukens and hadoukens (and Ken). The video features actual gameplay versus the CPU.


Modder demize2010 wrote the scripts to work with FAAST, the open-source Kinect driver, and another to enable a Nunchuk for movement ("'Cause we're not ninjas," says demize2010). After a brief demonstration, its on to an actual fight against Guile on the game's easiest difficulty setting.

demize2010, noting the game's online multiplayer support, opened up his work, with links to the drivers involved and his script on the movie's YouTube page. How long until we see human-vs-human Street Fighter Kinect?

Street Fighter IV Kinect Hack - Throw Real Hadoukens [Shoryuken]


Matt McConnell

See this is my problem with Kinect. Movement.

There is no possible way to make a game experience good if you aren't able to physically move from point A to point B if there is no joystick for control.

Here's an example of what I mean, say you're playing a first person shooter, something that most people dream of coming true for Kinect, this is a reason why they bought it (for future innovation). But it doesn't seem possible. The only movement I can see working for that is stomping in place to go forward. What are you gonna do for all the other movements? Everything would be awkward and not immersive.

It's handicapped to not only the players room, but also how much room the Kinect can actually track.

Right now I don't see anything from microsoft that's promising regarding it, only these hacks.

Please poke holes in my argument (without taking it out of context), I sincerely want to know.