Someone Really Wants Poison In Super Street Fighter IV

By Ishaan . September 26, 2010 . 12:00pm

Over on Twitter, this past week, Yoshinori Ono came across a rather enthusiastic Poison fan who tweeted the following picture to him:



They later followed up with another picture:



In case you’re wondering, Ono’s reply was something along the lines of, “Wow, Poison sure is popular!”


On the subject of the new arcade characters making it into the console versions of Super IV, Ono reiterated that they’d do it, should the demand prove sufficient. And on the Darkstalkers front — he receives at least around ten tweets about that everyday — keep letting Capcom USA know you want it.

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  • I don’t get how demand for the console versions matching the arcade additions could not be significant.

  • Aoshi00

    Cute. But I thought they do know Poison is pretty popular, there’s this figure and on PSN there’s a Poison Avatar from Final Fight. I was going to get that but then Morrigan came along :)

    • I have that figure! ;)

      • Aoshi00

        haught! Now we just need a Poison Nendoroid :)

  • CrimsonFlamesX

    How many people, actually know that she is a Tranny?

    I mean *mumbles* she does look good. Uhmm, but I would be interested to see how she’ll fight.

    • I know, a lot of people know, and I think that either doesn’t matter to them, or makes them like her more. Certainly qualifies as a unique trait.

    • Knowing that fact doesn’t seem to keep people from liking Bridget of Guilty Gear either..

      • Yeah, But Bridget’s A Straightup Guy, not a tranny…

    • ThunderGod_Cid

      If remember correctly, in the JPN version of Final Fight she’s female, but because of concerns about reactions from American audiences to beating-up women, it resulted in the character being changed to a tranny when it was released here.

      So as far I’m concerned Poison is female.

      • Devonian

        I thought it was the other way around.

        Either way, last I heard she’s a transsexual everywhere. The only difference is whether she’s still got her dick or not (No in America, yes in Japan, iirc).

    • Aoshi00

      Moe: “I was a lot happier before I knew Dame Edna was a man, a lot happier” :)But like ThunderGod_Cid said, I think Poison is plain female in the Jpn ver, just like how Zoisite was changed to a woman in the American Sailormoon since we couldn’t have a gay guy in a cartoon, which is the other way around. Otherwise I don’t think many people want a $200 figure of a tranny.

      • From Ono himself: “Let’s set the record straight: in North America, Poison is officially a post-op transsexual. But in Japan, she simply tucks her business away to look female.”

        So yeah.

        • Aoshi00

          But Ono also said that her gender is “region-specific”, so I suppose it’s up to us how to view her. Also I’ve seen enough hot female cosplayers as Poison I refuse to think of her as a trap :) Either way, she’s hot, I dare anyone to say otherwise.

  • CrisSpiegel

    I follow Ono. He keep saying that we should let Capcom know how much we want a new Darkstalkers game because there’s nothing he can do anymore – Capcom just don’t care anymore about DS.I’ve said that Capcom should sell the IP to me, so I can release a new DS for MUGEN. :-PPPPPP He said it’s a good idea! XD

    • That was you? I actually saw that message!

      I think they do care…they just aren’t sure if it will sell, and I can understand why. Oftentime, the hardcore minority is the most vocal and it really isn’t a very good yardstick to measure success by.

      The reason we’re seeing SF and MvC make a comeback is because they’re both marketable. Darkstalkers…not so much.

      • CrisSpiegel

        Yeah, I agree.

        To be true, the only fighting game I want is SSFIV for PC, because I’m still bad at SFIV. Mastering anything beyond (S)SFIV is not feasible for me now. And on SSFIV for PC, the only replies they give are well known. At least I’ve got some time to train until and if they announce anything different on this subject.

    • moerdigan

      Can you ask them to but Darstalkers in Disgaea 4 as well?

      • CrisSpiegel

        Sorry, I don’t get it. Never played a Disgaea game.

  • Poison! OMG! the hottest chick in video games history!

    • maxchain

      There’s something you might want to know.

      (What that something is apparently depends on the region.)

      • xxx128

        Pixels dont have a gender. If capcom decided one day to let us know that chun li has a willy would we like her less? I do not think so. What we see is what counts and i see some goddamn bloody toons there. Cheers.

    • kylehyde

      I know all there is to know about the crying game
      I’ve had my share of the crying game
      First there are kisses, then there are sighs
      And then before you know where you are
      You’re sayin’ goodbye

  • videoman190

    I rather have Karin be in it instead or her! Also according to his twitter page R.Mika is not going to be in the arcade version because the battle doesn’t like her very much! There will be more new characters other than Yun and Yang. Even if is just those two I would be satisfied because I like those characters not because those characters are popular or represent the series.

  • RupanIII

    lol at his expression in the second pic

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Capcom should really did what SNK did once with Gal’s Fighters, and feature the most popular female characters from all their franchises in their own fighter. They could rehire their former 2D animator, who recently did Vanguard Princess, for the sprites. It would be shameless and sell like hotcakes, and the mechanics could even be good!

    You know, at some point in fighting game history, all-female fighters were really prevalent. Stuff like Asuka 120%. I’ts not impossible.

    Anyway, went off on a tangent. I wouldn’t mind Poison in SSFIV. But I’d much rather see Vanessa in KoFXIII. :P

    • I like this idea. I’d love to have a game with Tiffany Lords, R. Mika, and Cammy all together.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Oh man, now that you mention Tiffany, I wouldn’t mind a Rival Schools 3. I would rather have that than a new Darkstalkers. But I’m probably in the minority.

        • raymk

          Are you crazy i’d kill for a Rival schools 3. That or the nurse to get in mvc3 which is not going to happen. I’d also like for vanessa to get in kof XIII :3

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            You mean Ryoko with the clipboard, coat, and high heels? Hell yea. Good to see there’s other Rival School fans here (and another Kof fan).

  • kylehyde

    Super ultra street fighter IV: Jerry Springer Edition confirmed.

  • xxx128

    omg poison want <3
    and while you are at it gives us a bloody pc port of super street fighter 4 already.
    Geez, teasers :P

  • Hello, Anthony of Double Plus Good Games (++Good Games Podcast) here :P :: cheap plug :: check out my friend on Twitter and show your support for Poison to hit DLC/Arcade rendition of SSF4! It’s appreciated! Thanks guys & gals!

  • Oh, and one more, check out another supporter at:
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  • Guest

    Poison has a penor. That would make anyone nervous and sweat if he were standing next to you

    • >.> Yes and no to this. There isn’t anything official about the gender other than the Poison being a man an American made thing. Not so in Japan.

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