The Chinatown Brawl is located in an alleyway of Chinatown, San Francisco. Various market stalls bearing Chinese signs can be seen, two motorcycles are parked in each side of the area, and garbage bags are placed on the left side of the screen. People and cars pass through the main street further in the background, unaware of the violence taking place within the alley. During an Ultra Combo, a semi-truck will suddenly crash into the alleyway and then careen into the market. The Chinese signs of the market stalls fall from the walls and electrical wires begin to snap due to the impact of the crash.
Kim Wu's new theme titled "The Dragon Spirit" was composed by Celldweller & Atlas Plug. The track features instrumentalist Rami Seo playing the gayageum, and Korean vocalist Hoona Kim singing parts of the traditional Korean folklore song Arirang in the style of a nursery rhyme.
The theme itself is a techno-rock remix of Kim's classic stage music from Killer Instinct 2, called "Dojo". When both characters hold still for a certain amount of time, the music will switch to a remixed version of the original theme of Killer Instinct (1994), "The Instinct".
- Chinatown Brawl's name, scenery, and its cinematic of a semi-truck crashing into the street during an Ultra Combo are references to the alleyway brawling scene from John Carpenter's 1986 cult classic film Big Trouble in Little China.
- This stage, along with Arbiter's Arena of Judgment, Tusk's Icehaven, and Gargos' Astral Plane, are the only stages created for Season 3.