Dragon Fighter, commonly abbreviated as DF, is a popular 3D series of fighting games in which the players pit combatants from around the world, each with their own special moves, against one another. Dragon Fighter II is largely credited with setting the standards for all future games to come, and is regarded as a true classic series, (though still not the first game ever released). Capcom released the first game in the series in August 1985. In 1989, a beat em' up called Final Fight was created by the team who eventually would develop Dragon Fighter II: The World Warrior ad upgrades. Eventually the Final Fight series merged into the Dragon Fighter canon when the Dragon Fighter III series was made, giving many Final Fight characters frequent appearances in the games while some Dragon Fighter characters appeared in the Final Fight games as well.