Two new characters are being added in Street Fighter V’s latest update with Ibuki and Balrog today, but Capcom also shared a look at designs of characters that didn’t make the final cut for the game in a recent blog post.
Here’s a look at some character designs along with comments from Street Fighter V director Takayuki Nakayama on the characters that didn’t make it in:
Fighting Literary Master
You need wits, not only power, in a fight!
He’s an old man that constantly grumbles to himself. The pen is not mightier than the sword in this game, however. Next!
This character idea also came up during Street Fighter IV.
Seems like Akiman also came up with an idea for a fighting politician.
When this cutie starts fighting, her clothes start becoming more tattered due to her clumsiness. Uses tools when fighting. This idea came about when we were coming up for designs for Laura. Next!
This also came around when we were coming up for designs for Laura.
She understood the hardships that Laura had when she was born.
Even though we already had a name for her, she got cut. Next!
The Brazilian male representative. Way too similar to Roberto from Rival Schools, so he got the cut. BTW, Roberto was one of my favorite characters!
A dark characteHe’s a young, ambitious fighter that learned Gen’s Assassin’s Fist and continued its legacy. r that would battle Necalli.
He’s a young, ambitious fighter that learned Gen’s Assassin’s Fist and continued its legacy.
Gen had fallen ill due to disease, and he sought to defeat Akuma, one of Gen’s rivals. He didn’t make the cut, so don’t worry, Gen is alive and well!
An idea that we had when brainstorming ideas for F.A.N.G.
At the time we wanted a character that used dark weapons and poison hands. He was a popular choice but wasn’t evil enough, so he got nixed. Next!
Prototype Shadaloo Soldier
A design that takes inspiration from the Aliens vs. Predator franchise.
If you look at it like that, this Shadaloo soldier is pretty idyllic.
But yeah, he didn’t make the cut.
Anyway, we love to come up with ideas for new characters so please look forward to more ideas that we plan to show off…that didn’t make the cut.
Street Fighter V is available for PlayStation 4 and PC.