As part of Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary, The cool folks at Capcom are releasing a set of chess pieces cast in the shapes of your favourite street fighter characters.

SFCHESS largescreenshot5 Capcom to release chess set as part of Street Fighters 25th Anniversary

The Street Fighter® 25th Anniversary Chess Set is limited to 5000 sets, each of the chess pieces are resin pieces painted with silver and pewter colored paints.

The Roster(Using their American names) includes Ryu & M.Bison as kings, Chun-Li and Juri as queens, Ken, Guile, Balrog & Vega as bishops, E. Honda, Blanka, Rolento & Akuma as knights, Dhalsim, Zangief, Sagat & Seth as rooks and Ryu’s fist & Shadaloo winged skull as the pawns.

SFCHESS largescreenshot1 Capcom to release chess set as part of Street Fighters 25th Anniversary

The storage case doubles as a chessboard and will be made of high quality black wood with a glass surface for collectors to display the chess pieces.

The Street Fighter® 25th Anniversary Chess Set will retail at US$299.95 with an expected release date in August 2012 and it will be a Capcom store exclusive.

Source: Kotaku JP , Capcom Store