Street Fighter III: New Generation was originally released in 1997, but Capcom had to rush it out and it wasn't the complete game they originally envisioned. One of cuts was an entire character: Hugo. Hugo was one of the Andore enemies from the Final Fight series. Hackers have found that Hugo's stage is in the game, as is his incomplete sprite. A few months later, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact was released in arcades, which contained new features and characters. Hugo was now fully complete, with his own set of moves and super arts.

Having left the Mad Gear gang, Hugo has returned to the wrestling ring and now has Poison as his manager. He wants to find a new tag team partner, and he has multiple endings showing him teaming up with some of the other characters in the game. Hugo's special moves include some powerful throw techniques and a running lariat. His stage is set in Munich, with a large crowd watching.

Despite all the improvements, 2nd Impact never saw as much success as the other Street Fighter games (and 2D fighters in general) around at the time. It was only ever ported to the SEGA Dreamcast as part of Street Fighter III Double Impact.

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