Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Fifth New Character Has Never Been In A Fighting Game Before

By Ishaan . July 17, 2013 . 11:30pm

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s mysterious fifth character isn’t Asura or Bad Box Art Mega Man. Nor is it Strider, Morrigan, Evil Sakura or any of the other usual suspects you might be thinking of—it’s someone that’s never been in a fighting game before.


Speaking with The Jace Hall Show, Capcom senior product manager Matt Dahlgren revealed that this character has “never been featured in a Street Fighter game up until now” and that this will be “the first time he (or she) makes their fighting game debut.”


Okay then! That should make things more interesting. Ultra Street Fighter IV will be released in 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


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  • Highasthesky

    Oh Eren from attack on titan you had me going there for a while Capcom, but when you think about it he’s the only characters that makes sense. THE HYPE TRAIN IS READY :D

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  • Masa

    was hoping for Kairi’s glorious come back. :( Oh well.
    Anyone else remember him? His beam attack was insane.

    • Wiccan1109

      You mean from EX? Pretty sure he and the other EX characters are owned by that other company. Arika? Something like that. Doubt we’ll ever see them again. D:

      • Masa

        oh really. :( They had some great characters.

  • Tsun-Tsun Andi

    Please make it Ryu from Breath of Fire. I always wished for that in every Marvel vs. Capcom game.

    • pimpalicious

      This was my thought, doubt it will happen though.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      This would be amazing, but BoF is dead to Capcom.

      • And dead as Omega Boost to Polyphony Digital :(

        • JoJo_649

          and Wild Arms to Sony.

      • Guest

        That’s a shame because the Breath of Fire series has plenty of potential still

        Remakes of the first two games would be great

    • Red Antares

      I was thinking the same! BoF is one of my fav series and I’m really sad that Capcom hasn’t tried to revive it! I still have hope though! :P

  • Tony Xu

    I’m for sure now know it’s Nilin from Remember Me if not it’s a original SF4 char.

  • endril

    I want Ingrid, but oh well.

    • Kristoffer Brandberg

      Speaking of Ingrid, wasn’t there another two characters who hasn’t made into a fighting game? D.D. and Rook, was it?

      • Slayven19

        Well they were in a fighting game it was just canceled.

  • Just Tim


    I’m getting the impression it might be an all-new character.

  • Divine_Tome

    Never been in a fighting game? So no Burning Batsu or Wild Daigo :(

  • Dynami

    For people concerned about guest characters – http://twitter.com/CapcomDawg/statuses/357472316797632512

    Seems unikely. My best guess is a new character, a scrapped concept character, or a side SF/FF character (they’ve “appeared” in SF/fighting games but perhaps they merely mean featured as playable characters in those titles).

    • Fidelis

      Man, why would they even tease that then?
      Well..maybe to draw awareness but still,dick move

  • evilmajikman

    Aww. Was hoping for Deadpool. Sucks there’s no R.Mika & Karin love. Hopefully Mika and Karin will be in the next whatever the word of the week version is coming

  • Suriel Cruz

    It is a ‘very much related Street Fighter character’, but ‘had never been in a fighting game before’, so… are we looking for a Street Fighter Movie(s) character?… Rosanov from Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation?…

    • Chee Yang

      My guess exactly. It’s going to be someone part of the Street Fighter franchise and not any of Capcom’s other franchise. That leads us to a movie character.

  • Chris Bobb

    How about Roll?

  • darryl scott

    it’s been revail! its! KIRBY!

  • Isaac Newton

    Dr. Willy or Dr. Light?

  • Andrew A

    Oh damn….what if it’s Dan’s dad?

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  • Hunts Rattata

    The only guess I have left is Captain Sawada. Which would so silly, yet so amazing.

  • Ooh Bee

    Watch it be Ono. ._.

  • staplecoffee

    Goutetsu, Gouken and Akuma’s master

  • Tonton Ramos

    Tofu in USF4?

  • Niyari

    awkward matt confirmed new character

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Nilin Remember Me

  • Jimmy

    What if its Barrett from Megaman Legends 3 Project? I think that would be awesome fan service for revival of the game.

  • Brimfyre

    Ken’s Wife.

    • Lionxie

      Fei Long match is 10-0 in favor of Fei though :(

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    wait……..Zubaz the Rejected Street Fighter

  • Chris Cruz

    The suspense kills me.

  • Phill XVII

    100% the mysterious Shen Long from Street Fighter 2.

    • metaxzero

      Sorry. We already have Gouken

      • Chee Yang

        But we don’t have Gouken’s master.

  • eliel

    Gene from god hand would be cool to see

  • Karn McCloud

    It’s Zubaz, I’m calling it. Can you feel the storm?

  • D-Rev

    Please be King Cobra.

    • Shingo2k

      king Cobra is Rufus and alternative costume for Ken

      • D-Rev

        Well, he was initially a concept for Rufus with a different moveset in mind. And the Ken thing…All they did was make King Cobra’s costume a alt costume for him that’s it.

        From what I read of King Cobra, his move set was interesting and I was disappointed they went with Rufus over King Cobra.

        • AkuLord3

          I’m not…who need this guy when when have a annoying fast talking fat guy who stalks Ken… *SARCASSSSSSSSSSSSSMMM*

    • Chee Yang

      We definitely need a black fighter since there’s only Dudley, Sean, Boxer, and DeeJay. LOL.

  • artemisthemp

    Dark Sakura would be cool, but sadly is seen in another SF game.

  • Fidelis
  • Megaman Starforce? ZX MCs?
    Carlos from Final Fight 2? Dean or the cop girl (Elena?) from Final Fight 3?
    Tofu or Leon from Resident Evil?
    Apollo Justice or Miles Edgeworth from Ace Attorney?

    I can’t think of more characters, I am intriged!

  • ReidHershel


    • DCBlackbird

      At least I’ll get the iron torn out of me by a magnificent MOOSE STASH

  • Ruins72

    It’s gotta a felyne from monster hunter! All those bombs and boomerangs and dat hammer. that or maybe it’s a monster?

  • Guest

    Then it’s a new Street Fighter character.

  • Byas

    Uncle Scrooge!

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I’m still saying miscommunication between offices and it’s Alex.

  • Musashi234

    Megaman X Hasnt been in a fighting game lol

    • Christopher Nunes

      And Star Force Mega Man as well, but I’m betting on X!

      And the ZX characters as well!

  • AkuLord3

    WELL there goes a chance for Rival School to cross with SF…sigh which could have been cool

  • Slayven19

    I thought it was going to be hagger but I guess not.

  • DCBlackbird

    Is it a female to balance out the ratio?

  • Alexander Marquis Starkey

    Considering ya’ll just got a slew of Final Fight characters, it’s probably someone from Final Fight.

  • Uso Ewin

    Maybe Lan Hikari? That would be interesting.

  • kareem

    Based on the comment thread, I’ve come up with a list.

    Good Ideas For DLC Characters:

    1. Rainbow Mika (cuz she deserves a comeback)

    2. Sean

    3. Hagger

    4. Skullomania

    5. Sodom

    6. Oro (Cuz he’s a beast)

    7. Karin (another GOOD rival for Sakura)

    8. Maki (another rival for Guy)

    9. Violent Ken

    10. Q (possible rival to Seth)

    11. Charlie (cuz we no he ain’t dead.)

    12. Twelve (See what I did there, and Twelve is BADASS.)

    13. Alex (rival to guile)

    14. Necro (ELECTRIC SNAKE!)

    15. Ingrid (possible rival to Rose and Bison and Seth)

    16. Blair

    17. D. Dark (Rivalry with Guile)

    18. Garuda (rivalry with Ryu/Akuma/Evil Ryu/Oni)

    19. Hayate (uses a FUCKING sword)

    20. Hokuto (she was awesome to play with)

    21. Kairi

    Sidebar Note: The 5th Character for USFIV will probably be:

    A. An all-new original character for the game (ex. Juri, Hakan, Crimson Viper, Abel, etc)

    B. A character that is in a capcom game that we have either never seen before or an underrated capcom character who has NEVER been in a capcom fighting game, PERIOD (Vs. Series, Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, etc.).

    So to narrow it down, A list NEEDS to be made, consisting of Capcom’s characters that have NEVER been in ANY capcom fighting game, meaning AT ALL (not even as a hidden boss/character). That is my deduction. Thank you.

  • Hector Velar

    guess no Frank West either… darn the suspense!

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