Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Fifth New Character Is Female

By Ishaan . December 16, 2013 . 2:07am

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s fifth new character is female, says Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono. According to EventHubs, Ono teased the information during a stream for the Capcom Cup fighting game tournament this week.

 

Ono added that the character is not R. Mika from Street Fighter Alpha 3, which makes sense, since a prior hint from Capcom mentioned that the character in question has never appeared in a fighting game before.

 

That narrows the list down considerably. Vanessa from P.N.03? Another Resident Evil character?

 

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available in June 2014 for consoles. A PC release will follow in August. More details on the game can be found here.


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  • anthony apduhan

    Nilin from Remember Me? Might be a possibility since she has SF moves moves as DLC.

    • AkuLord3

      Remember…WHAT… >.> :3

  • Ethan_Twain

    How about the Remember Me protagonist? She did the whole melee/combo chain thing. The art in that game was a little more realistic than Street Fighter IV, but it wasn’t so gritty that an adaptation wouldn’t work. Nilin’s outfit would work in Street Fighter just fine, really. The game didn’t sell great but reviewed pretty well so it wouldn’t boggle the mind if Capcom was doubling down and getting some cross promotion in there.

    • Ninjagoon

      Sorry to bust your bubble but Nilin (along side Asura) was denied pretty early on when they gave the first 2 hints.

  • Piotr Rusewicz

    It will be another Cammy clone-sister.

  • Chiupon

    i hope to god it’s karin

    • domonkun

      You didn’t fully read the article, did you?

      • Chiupon

        NOPE

    • http://kuroneko772.blog.jeuxvideo.com/ KuroNeko77

      “Capcom mentioned that the character in question has never appeared in a fighting game before”

      Unfortunately she already did, so it’s not her.

      • Chiupon

        my dreams are dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.

  • evilmajikman

    It could be Lucia Morgan. She hasn’t been around since Final Fight 3. Maki was in the PSP version of SFA3, so, I doubt Maki will happen. Really hoping this isn’t a new gothic loli character. Getting real sick of that style.

    • Namuro

      Are you talking about Marie Rose? Rachel Alucard, maybe?

  • コルセット

    There are rumors that its one of the M. Bison “dolls.” Most likely Decapre, who is basically a Cammy clone with a mask.

  • BentoBlame

    Vanessa would be cool but people might call her Cyber Viper, re-worked SFxT Alisa or something.

  • MrJechgo

    You might want to narrow down your list even further, because it is not supposed to be a crossover character either, so no Vanessa, Jill Valentine or another. Honestly, for a FEMALE character, RELATED to the series, but WITHOUT EVER being in a fighting game before, everything points to a Shadaloo Doll. They’re related to M. Bison, as well as Juni and Juli, who were Dolls as well before being freed by Cammy, and 10 of them are still unused by Capcom. The Dolls have also been featured in the SF OVA about Juri too.
    If it’s not a Doll, then I sincerely have no clue on who it could be.

    • Mike Pureka

      I don’t remember them saying “related” to the series, just “A good fit” or something like that.

      I think the dolls are very unlikely myself, but that’s just intuition.

    • k.b.a.

      Lucia
      Sakura’s classmate
      hakan’s wife

      • MrJechgo

        Final Fight is an odd case, because adding a FF character would be considered a crossover, despite Capcom merging the 2 series.

        • k.b.a.

          poison?

          cody rolento sodom guy hugo

          • MrJechgo

            That’s what I’m not sure about. Is adding FF characters considered “crossing over” or not, since FF is part of SF now?

          • k.b.a.

            the last team allowed to work on a FF game did so bad they got shut down. the original final fight was intended to be a sequel to the very first street fighter. so the two games have always been inextricably linked. they take place in the same universe on top of it. they’ve really been part of the “fight universe” even since Street Fighter Alpha, and maybe gem fighter i think gief may have had a haggar outfit

            they’re cousins so to speak; in the same family. does that mean a crossover is impossible if two series’ are in the same and so closely knit? by now means. whatever card battle nonsense they’re cooking up is technically a crossover.

            but after being tied together for so long, it doesn’t seem like a crossover, or even like things are full circle. it’s more like a capcom punch and kick based thanksgiving.

            except uncle sodom hasn’t been seen in years since he went full japanese
            cousin maki seems to have joined the army
            uncle haggar only shows up at the fourth of july [mahvel]
            and dean/lucia/carlos are family friends who came one year but fell out of touch shortly after that

  • Arcana Wiz

    Well i saw some people speculating about being one of the dolls.. i think it’s plausible so i put my two cents on it.

  • Andrew A

    Its gonna be Decapre. They have to add some edgy character to the roster like when they added Oni and Evil Ryu in AE.

    • k.b.a.

      evil ryu had already existed though depending on where you lived, with a different name. and oni was based on the nio of mythology [character design wise a weird direction to take; doesn't really fit naturally if you ask me but i'm just some guy on the internet.] that being said i’d actually like to see decapre. any of the dolls really, it’d be great if they got more fleshed out. it’d be even more amazing if they embodied off limits street fighter characters ie the EX characters, the SF1 characters with their movesets. maybe even sawada, blade and the cyborg

  • z_merquise

    Did they ever hinted if it’s an all-new character or an existing Capcom character?

    If it’s the latter, I’m really hoping for Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs Predator arcade game. It’s a licensed game but the character is an original character from Capcom.

    • Jettythesunfish

      “Did they ever hint if it’s an all-new character or an existing Capcom character?”

      Yeah, this is an important question.

    • mikanko

      They’ve said that it’s a character from the Street Fighter/Final Fight universe who they deemed important to said universe.

      Before the female clue I had my bet on Go Hibiki, but now I really don’t really know what to think.

      • fairysun

        Hmm, probably Haggar’s daughter. Forgot her name now. She’s very important to set the event of Final Fight. Her or that female detective from Final Fight 3.

      • k.b.a.

        Lucia from final fight. haggar’s daughter is… well unless it’s maki but i couldn’t see haggar’s daughter happening with eagle eyes

  • Tom_Phoenix

    I still think it’s Regina from Dino Crisis, especially since Ultra will add a dinosaur stage. While she HAS appeared in Namco x Capcom and a card game, she has yet to appear in a fighting game.

  • neogeno

    Could it be…

    Nilin from Remember Me?

  • AkuLord3

    Pssh like Capcom remembers Vaneesa, makes more since it be something more PREDICTABLE in a sense eh who knows…we’ll see soon anyway

    • hickorypan

      They do remember. There’s an alternate costume color scheme thingy based on her in Marvel vs Capcom 3.

  • hickorypan

    “Never appeared” as in never playable? Or actually has never appeared ever?

    I dunno, maybe it’s Dhalsim’s wife. I had my bets on the chicken strangler from Chun-Li’s stage before this announcement.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Vanessa needed to return to gaming..even tho P.N. 03 wasnt that good nor bad. I wouldnt mind seeing her as a playable fighter……in a capcom cross game

    • InfectedAI

      A new PN03 would be pretty nice.

  • Monterossa

    I must be the only one who wants it to be Karin from the Alpha series.

    • leingod

      “a prior hint from Capcom mentioned that the character in question has never appeared in a fighting game before”

      • Monterossa

        Ada Wong…?

        • leingod

          That’s a possibility!

        • Arcana Wiz

          …. i want that :O

    • k.b.a.

      oh no. we want it. but with so many accursed nos from the man upstairs we keep quiet so as to not jinx her future… as the future of capcom fighters doesn’t look so bright right now to begin with

  • leingod

    Sofia from Final Fight 3? She’s hot. Could be Haggar’s daughter too.

    • Eder García

      haggar s daughter, according to the canon, moved to Europe, distancing herself from her father after being kidnapped/rescued again. so her chances are 0

      • leingod

        As far as I know, Street Fighter isn’t confined to the US or anything like that.

        • FlobotingIt

          Yeah, isn’t Street Fighter famous for having “World Warriors”?

    • k.b.a.

      who’s sofia?

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

        I think he meant Lucia lol.

        • d19xx

          I think she’s a good candidate.

        • leingod

          Yeah, that’s who I meant, sorry! I haven’t played that game in a while :P

  • Jezzy

    Gonna be one of the Dolls. Copypasta Cammy, tweak movelist slightly, and voila.

    • Eder García

      all the dolls are supposed to be out because Juri stole their powers or something like that.

      • k.b.a.

        gouken died. but he’s back now so anything goes =D
        the dolls juni and juli played quite differently enough originally. given how they’ve changed evil ryu this time around if any of them returned juni, juli or one of the others it’d be quite interesting. even better if they swiped moves from volcano rosso or one of the sf1 guys

        • leingod

          Well, it can’t be Juni or Juli, according to the hints.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Nilin from Remember Me seems to be the best chance. She did have a move set of some characters from SF as DLC.

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    Ooh maybe it is Nina. Chun Li cameo’d in Breath of Fire.

  • Mastema

    It is Kyle Travers from Final Fight Streetwise.

    • leingod

      Kyle Transvestite, then?

      • Mastema

        Never believe Capcom’s lies. It is going to be him.

        • leingod

          Dunno, but I wouldn’t bet on him. Final Fight Streetwise was a flop, so I doubt they’re too fond of Kyle.

  • Eder García

    actually is a character from the SF universe that has never appeared in a fighting game before. so the strong candidates for me are Lucia from FF3 and Gouken’s daughter

  • James Reilly

    It won’t be a random crossover character. That was also confirmed awhile back.

  • Yan Zhao

    Lucia from Final Fight 3

  • Just Tim

    As long as the new character is not in the league of Ingrid (remember how the FGC raged at her very existence?), I’m thinking of a Final Fight character.

    Specifically, Roxy.

    • Kaihedgie

      Why the Ingrid hate?

    • Slayven19

      They didn’t really rage at her existence and it was an vocal minority that did that, she’s no more hated that some characters already on the roster. Anyway how wouldn’t roxy be a character in the league of ingrid seeing as how she’d be a clone of poison who’s in the game.

      • Just Tim

        Not really, since Capcom can just differentiate Roxy enough from Poison, just like with Ken; yes, the same Ken that’s featured in flowcharts.

  • Foxeh Shihōin

    i hope it’s vanessa

  • d19xx

    No one here seems to remember Black Widow from Ring of Destruction. :>

    Story, theme and timeline she’ll fit right in.

    Edit: Nevermind I jut remember Ring of destruction is a fighting game. :(

    • k.b.a.

      i’d love for capcom to make a hybrid wrestler-fighter, dripping with some of their signature gameplay design. i’ve never been a fan of the WWE games and i rather liked the cast of Saturday Night Slammasters, perhaps because they were y’know fictional and ridiculous

  • Wake

    It’s going to be Jessica with Haggar’s fighting style.

    Edit: Well, my guess is out. I forgot about her appearances in SFA >_<

  • Kaetsu

    PN03 was an interesting game. The controls were a little weird but I still liked it.

  • LustEnvy

    Hey Capcom, you remember that one game you all had? Breath of Fire? Yeah, how about something from there AT SOME POINT? Kat… she can easily fit with Cammy’s design…

    or better yet…

    MOMO

    • Arcana Wiz

      or nina… >.>

  • XiaomuArisu

    And here i thought its Vanessa!!!!
    Trolls!!!

  • ffboi7

    Everybody is speculating that its Nilin from Remember Me since she would probably fit the best in the game.

  • VixyTail

    Im hoping for a Nina from bof

  • Shane Guidaboni

    I thought they said the character was an original design?

  • Icedus

    Ferham or bust.

  • Vash bane

    …I had forgotten about P.N 03 interesting

  • Setsu Oh

    ITS THE GIRL FROM ALIEN V PRED!!! ^^.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    …something just dawned on me. It’s Sailor Moon. It has to be!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2VzPmpa-9c

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