(last updated: 12/28/17)
Metro City is one of the major homes of organized fighting in the world, being home to many powerful fighters and martial artists; even its Mayor, Mike Haggar, is a well-known wrestler known for wrestling in the Capcom Wrestling Association. He is the chief rival to Russia's pride, the Red Cyclone Zangief. One would think this would mean that Metro City would be extremely safe, however this is far from the case.
Especially of late, many rival gangs and influential individuals have consolidated, coming under the control of a single individual: the enigmatic and wily businessman, Horace Belger. Through this man and his powerful lieutenants, a new gang, "Mad Gear," has come to power, and is now beginning to take ever more escalating steps to become a second Southtown Syndicate in Metro City. The only thing that stands in their way are the people of Metro City themselves..