Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Fifth Character Isn’t On Anyone’s Radar

By Ishaan . July 18, 2013 . 2:00pm

Capcom senior product manager Matt Dahlgren has confirmed to Siliconera that the fifth new character in Ultra Street Fighter IV won’t be from any other companies—it will be a Capcom character.


Dahlgren also hinted to us that it’s a character that isn’t on anyone’s radar, and that Capcom feel the character will be a perfect fit for the Street Fighter universe.


Paired with previous hints, this leaves us with the following clues:


  1. It is a Capcom character.
  2. It isn’t Asura or Bad Box Art Mega Man.
  3. Ultra Street Fighter IV will mark this character’s fighting game debut.
  4. It is a character that isn’t on anyone’s radar.
  5. The character will be a perfect fit for the Street Fighter universe.


Finally, we also asked Capcom how upgrading to Ultra Street Fighter IV from a previous version of the game will work. They confirmed to us that, if you happen to own just Super Street Fighter IV, upgrading to Ultra will also get you all of the content from Arcade Edition

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available in early 2014. Upgrading from a previous version of the game will cost $15. A standalone copy will be available for $40.


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  • DanteJones

    Is it Ono? It should be Ono.

    • Rohan Kishibe

      oh no

    • Altin

      It’s Harada.

  • Ryu from Breath of Fire series? But that might not qualify for clue #5. And it’s not like Capcom seems to care about the series at this point anyway…

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      You know what? Udon should release that Complete Works artbook. Pretty cool the whole series has been drawn by one guy. Seeing the art evolution is great :P

    • Wil Hart

      As much as I love BoF, having three characters named Ryu in the same game would be really dumb

      • Solomon_Kano

        I didn’t even think about that lol.

      • Farid Belkacemi

        Good one :D

      • nano_desu

        Well KoF had 4 Kyo characters in the same game.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Why are people down voting this? It’s true that Capcom doesn’t care about BoF anymore.

  • Gemlit

    Think it’s Mai Ling or Kenji from the Red Earth franchise?

    • Solomon_Kano

      It said USF will be their fighting game debut, so anyone from Red Earth is out by default.

  • evilmajikman

    If it’s not Gene from Godhand then I’m done with SF4.

    • malek86

      I totally didn’t think of that. And now I want it.

    • Solomon_Kano

      That… really would be a perfect fit.

    • MagisterXII

      God Hand is 99.5% Fighting Game with 0.5% committed to the story. The clues suggest that is not it.

    • katamari damacy

      everyone loves the ball buster!

  • My Little endy

    It’s the house from Sweet Home.

  • OkamiKing

    Kyle Travers….. Why does no one think its KYLE TRAVERS?!

    • BXFenns

      Kyle Travers is the best fit actually lol.

  • nyobzoo

    Ono or Seth Killian

    • Anime10121

      Seth is the boss in 4 isnt he?

      • nyobzoo

        oh I was talking about capcom’s strategic marketing director of online and community, Seth Killian. Not the seth that’s already in the game

        • Solomon_Kano

          Seth was named after Killian, which is probably what Anime was referring to.

    • ChiffonCake

      Seth already appeared in Divekick, though… technically sort of? I wonder if that’d count.

    • Eder García

      Seth Killian is no longer at Capcom, he works for Sony now so, no

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Barrett from Megaman Legends 3

    • Draparde

      That would be pretty cool XD. But i think he’s pretty cool in general so that goes without saying for me lol.

      That would bring up old gripes from the fans if they did it though im sure.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        if they add him then I’ll buy this for sure

    • Haseyo

      That certainly would piss everyone off unless it randomly confirmed it being revived, but seeing how EX Troopers is literally what it MML3 was going to be, it may not do so hot.

      • Christopher Nunes

        But it wasn’t MML3… actually I think MML3 would’ve been done differently.

        The Legends series is well-known and it probably would’ve done sold much better than EX Troopers even though EX looks like a great game but it’s a spin-off of Lost Planet and I don’t think they promoted that game well.

        But what do I know?

        • Haseyo

          They already stated that EX Troopers took all of the resources from MML3. It’s literally a faster paced MML (I have the game). Sadly, the Legends series out of all of the MM is one of the lowest in demand. Everyone wants X this and Zero that, so he gets treated not so well.

          Legends is my favorite so I really did wish they revived him.

          • Christopher Nunes

            I originally brought the 3DS at launch SOLEY to play MML3 and get the demo at least! They stated the demo was to gauge interest in it!

            And fans were waiting for it for 10 years!

            I see it might be a faster-pace MML game but I still wanted MML. The Zero series is over and done with and the X series was left on a cliffhanger which is probably why people wanted X to continue his story til the Elf Wars.

            And then there’s the ZX series with its cliffhanger which would lead to the Legends series.

            It’s a damn shame.

  • Bruce

    Kevin Striker from the Japanese version of Street Fighter 2010.

  • endril

    It’s Communist Guile.

    • Julio D. Zulkarnain

      Nah, i’m calling it, Angry Dhalsim.

      • Dhruv Rajyagor

        An an Indian, I happily laugh at this, and I don’t even know why xD

  • Carlos Escalante

    Mmmmm Nilin?

  • videoman190

    I rater have Karin which should be in SFIV in the first place and I don’t care she is not made by Capcom!

    • Kaihedgie

      She was already in an SF game, so she’s automatically scratched out

      • videoman190

        I know she already in a SF game but I want her in USFIV or SFIV!

  • Pure

    My bet is on Haggar.

    • Ooh Bee

      Haggar already appeared in MVC3.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Dante from DmC: Devil May Cry
    Um I’ll just guess that it’s Wang-Tang from Power Stone

    • Dante was in PS All-Stars.

      • Anime10121

        and Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 ;P
        Realizes he was talking about the new Dante…

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          Well most people just call that one Donte…
          and the new Vergil, Vorgil. Although I think for more comedic purposes.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        lol haha, good one Ishaan. I wasn’t expecting anything this funny

    • Altin

      Screw Wang Tang, I want Falcon in that one. We need more British!

    • AaqibRawat

      its all about galuda

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      Power Stone is considered an arena fighter. I wish, though…

  • Nanaki


    • ForteWily

      No, Gutman’s ass.

      Dun nun!

  • IM

    Franziska Von Karma

    • Brion Valkerion

      mind blown, thank you sir

      • IM

        You’re welcome.

  • Dragon Dogman guy?

    Edit: Didn’t saw #5. It’s probably the new dead rising guy.

  • d19xx

    Scrooge Mcduck!!!

  • Roberto

    Is Falcon from Power Stone right ?

  • Someone from Sengoku Basara, to promote the fourth installment. Nobody would expect that since Capcom seems to hate Basara and doesn’t want to remind us dirty gaijins that it ever existed. And I know Basara had a fighting game, but not everybody was in it, for example Matsu Maeda, a super with summoning Goromaru, OMG I WANNA

    On that note, it may be someone from Okami (except for Ammy who was in MvsC3), but everybody fights with a sword or other weapon there and that would seem strange.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      That was Sengoku Basara X by ArcSys? Did you ever get to play it?

      • I played it emulated on PC, pretty solid fighting game, but I didn’t like it overall and you just made me connect the dots, I dislike gameplay in ArcSys games for some reason, except for P4A, so that must have been it. Thank you.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Except Capcom loves Basara. In Japan.

  • SuperSailorV

    the plane from aeroporter

    lol, yeah im kidding

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      That would be amazing

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I say Ryu from Breath of Fire, but he isn’t on CAPCOM’s radar. I’d say he’s a perfect fit, especially for MvC

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Regina from Dino Crisis? I mean, there is a dinosaur stage in this game and Regina hasn’t been in a fighting game yet (she was in Namco x Capcom and a SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, but that’s it).


  • someone from power stone or better yet. male rathalos armor or female kirin armor!

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Hmmmmm….. so:
    -It’s a Capcom character
    -It’s not Asura or BBA MegaMan (Thank god it’s not BBA Megaman)
    -USF4 will mark his/her debut in the SF series
    -It’s not on anyone’s radar
    -And it’s a perfect fit to the SF universe.
    Like trying to solve a riddle this is. I’m getting really curious.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Even broader, USF4 will mark their debut in any fighter, apparently. So it won’t be someone from one of Capcom’s other fighters or who’s been in MVC or CVS.

      • Christopher Nunes

        Star Force Mega Man, the ZX Mega Men, and Mega Man X come to mind but the “not on anyone’s radar” makes me think otherwise.

        Unless they’re confusing us there. I really want to see X in a fighting game!

        • Solomon_Kano

          X would go against the 5th point though, about them fitting in the SF universe. SF gets wacky, but they aren’t quite ready for Mavericks yet lol.

          • Christopher Nunes

            I know, but seeing how long X is been around he NEEDS to appear in a fighting game already as a guest character!

            I know it goes against the 5th point, but I really like to see X in a fighting game already.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’d like to see him in something, but not SF.

          • Christopher Nunes

            He had his chance in UMvC and Capcom goofed that up. I find the costume for Zero an insult for X… that does not count!

  • Shadowman

    Frank West or Chuck Green

    • Solomon_Kano

      Frank’s been in fighters, so my money’s on Chuck.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    I figured it out. It’s Tokugawa Ieyasu from his Sengoku Basara 3 appearance. Perfect fit.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    Or maybe Biff Slamkovich from Saturday Night Slam Masters

  • VitaminC

    Vanessa Z. Schneider.

  • Manny Being Manny


  • ChiffonCake

    I know, guys! It’s Hakan’s wife!

  • Suriel Cruz

    Rosanov from Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation?

  • Chaos_Knight

    Captain Falcon? XD

  • Sergio Briceño

    Probably a Dead Rising Character.

  • ScytheX3

    Nilin from Remember Me, perfect fit and hey they even experimented with SF style moves in the game =)

  • Herok♞

    You know it could be a brand new character, which would explain why they aren’t on anyones radar.

  • NTyron52

    I wonder if it’s Captain Commando.
    He’s from the same universe as Street Fighter, after all.

    Edit: Nevermind, only now I remember he/she will make its fighting game debut.

    • Just Tim

      …only because Captain Commando is seen as a distant sequel to Final Fight, one of the games within the SFverse.

      I’m still sticking with my guns about a brand-new character for USFIV, in the league of Hakan, who debuted in Super SFIV.

      However, if my gut feeling is wrong, then a longshot would be Vanessa Z. Schneider from PN 03.

  • AverageGamers

    Now that the possibilities for Haggar, Batsu or the likes (those guest characters in MvC like Frank West, Chris Redfield, Jill, Dante, Arthur, and yeah, Phoenix Wright) has been ruled out…
    I’m really hoping it will be a new character instead of existing ones.

  • AaqibRawat

    the remember me girl
    mel or eliza
    or chun lis dead dad
    or gotetsu

    • Chee Yang

      I’m guessing Goutetsu. Have Akuma beat him up like in the Alpha Generations.

  • Logan Moll

    Guys, the answer is a duh. It’s Ryu from the Breath of Fire series. He could easily fit (hell, look at the nae ;} ) and he’s certainly not on anyone’s radar!

    • s07195

      He’s on yours. ;)

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Just announce it already!

  • Jonathan Jay Johnson

    I am gonna say it is Strider, cuz of the recent reveal of a new game.

  • Aquarius


    • Kaihedgie

      Shantae belongs to WayFoward

  • Vincent Darkwood

    Is it Shen Long??? Can I finally stand a chance???

  • ZidanReign

    Im going to laugh if its Captain Commando

    • Rafael Martines

      But Captain Commandu was in Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2

  • Punny Fuzz

    Gene from God Hand?

  • Eric Rodman

    It could be Dr. Light. He did give X the Hadoken and Shoryuken after all.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Dante ? :D

    • CartmanKusanagi

      Dante was already in Marvel vs Capcom 3, so it’s not him.

      • Farid Belkacemi

        Oh yeah, didn’t play that one yet :)

  • CartmanKusanagi

    At first glance I was going to say Mega Man X. Why? Because:
    1)He has been able to perform the Hadoken and Shoryuken at one point or another, so he could fit in with Street Fighter (at least gameplay wise).
    2)He has never been in a fighter before (unless you count the insult of having him as Zero’s alternate costume in UMVC3, but I’d like to pretend that was a bad dream).

    However, I just reread the criteria (specifically the “Not on anyone’s radar” bit), so once again, I’m stumped as to who it will be.

    • HerosLight

      I was thinking the same thing for those exact 2 reasons. Even if it does say “Not on anyones radar”, im still guessing it could be him.

  • Chee Yang

    In the end of the day, I’m guessing it’ll be a Street Fighter character. Maybe someone in the movies.

  • z_merquise

    Please let it be Linn Kurosawa from Capcom’s Alien vs Predator arcade game:


    • Just Tim

      Lupinko will go nuts if she got confirmed!

  • TobeGrendizer92

    It’s too bad this character has never been in a fighting game before, or I would’ve guessed Ingrid.

  • roockie112

    watch it be a really super wacky character I pray not lol

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    The Dude from Code Name Viper

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    So, judging by the “Will be a perfect fit for Street Fighter Universe”…it might be someone who mainly uses martial arts in fights.

    Ieyasu Tokugawa?

  • Abend


    if only

  • calling it… Shantae!

    anyway, i wonder if someone has arcade edition for free from ps+, if the game would be officially theirs upon purchasing the dlc?

  • monkey king

    Well if it is a character that isn’t on -anyone’s- radar, that also means no Nilin or Gene, since plenty of people have gone in that direction.

  • Hours

    D.D. from Capcom Fighting All-Stars please. Or a Slam Masters character. Or Hakan’s wife.

  • batanen

    “upgrading to Ultra will also get you all of the content from Arcade Edition.”
    So does this mean one will get all 9 new characters? In their presentation video they showed 2 different ways to upgrade. SSFIV -> AE -> UE or SSFIV -> UE.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Norimaro from Marvel superheroes vs Street Fighter!

  • foodnaptime

    Dan’s father, Go Hibiki is all I want. Have him pull a Gouken and come back to finish Sagat.

  • Thomaz Barros

    Can it be a new character?
    Completely new characters are always the best ones

  • Isaac Newton

    4. It is a character that isn’t on anyone’s radar.
    It’s Keiji Inafune…

  • Zharkiel

    It’s the Hunter from Monster Hunter.

  • Hopefully this update is day and date for the PC version to, but I highly doubt it.

  • AlexanderChoi

    Fighting game debut? That throws Rival Schools out the window…Oh well~

  • LaserVision

    You guys know the two guys who fight at the beginning of the Street Fighter 2 intro? I think it could be one of those two. I hope I’m wrong cause that’d be super underwhelming.

  • Epitome

    Princess Devilotte de DeathSatan IX!!! lol but on a serious note its probably going to be Evil Ken……. Or Ryu’s fake little brother.

  • Hunts Rattata

    Let’s go, Captain Sawada!

  • Edria Sandika

    It’s Haggar from Final Fight, I find nothing else to fit the criteria above except him….

    • 愛憎

      He doesn’t fit the criteria. He was in MvC3. Part of the criteria is not being in a fighting game before.

  • Placido Michael Cortorreal Flo

    Bah…the new character is Ryu…from Breath of Fire!!!

  • Monterossa

    Uncle Scrooge from Ducktales Remastered.

  • Non-e

    Travis from Final Fight : Streetwise.

  • AnimusVox

    It’s the girl from Clock Tower 3.

  • Hector Velar

    Morrigan from Dark Stalkers! bring her on!

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