Are new characters coming to Super Street Fighter IV as DLC?

In what could potentially be huge news for Street Fighter fans, an image allegedly taken from the recent Japanese arcade release of SSFIV reveals the game contains two new characters. The image, sourced from a Japanese player's Twitter via professional SF player Gooteck's website, clearly show two vacant spaces in the character select screen.


So why are the characters blanked out? Arcade fighting games have generally featured unlockable characters that are unlocked after a certain number of matches have been played or a predetermined amount of time has passed, which is likely the case here. Of course this is just assuming we're not looking at a Photoshop. But this image, combined with the mention of "new challengers" on the Japanese arcade cabinet is making the promise of DLC characters a very real possibility: 


We'll keep a close eye this story and let you know the second these new characters are revealed, in the meantime, let the speculation begin in the comments! Rolento? Alex? SKULLOMANIA!?

July 23, 2010




  • Ivan200X - July 26, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    It will more than likely be Rolento and Hugo. Hugo: Ono really wanted him in when asked of new characters and Rolento: was originally going to be included (they were even building the construction stage specifically for him) I'm all for DLC characters!
  • epicdominican91 - July 25, 2010 10:42 p.m.

    Where's that Lady Gaga you promised!!?? reCAPTCHA:cuthbert hawkeye. ??
  • mEgAzD - July 24, 2010 5:25 a.m.

    They put Makoto in to please the 3S fanboys. Besides, Elena was a shittier version of Chun in 3S.
  • paganpoet - July 24, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    That doesn't mean he won't show up. Balrog is in the background of the African airfield stage. If he's selected as a player, they just replace him with Vega. Not that I want Hugo, I'm team Elena on this one. How she was passed up for Makoto to begin with I'll never understand.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - July 24, 2010 2:43 a.m.

    So just FYI to everyone, a vid on SRK early basically confirmed that this is no photoshop, NEW CHARACTERS INCOMING! Also I doubt Hugo will be showing up since he's already in the background of the Final Fight stage.
  • adeliciouscake - July 24, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    I'm begging you Capcom, please let one of them be Q. I'll buy every one of your overpriced costume packs if you do. I wouldn't mind Hugo either.
  • Robusken - July 24, 2010 1:03 a.m.

  • Crimsonkingx - July 23, 2010 11:43 p.m.

    ...I want Eagle damn it...
  • WaffleLeech - July 23, 2010 9:51 p.m.

    Mark my words, it WILL BE Ingrid!
  • sdmf4ever - July 23, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    Skullomania would be FANTASTIC! I am with Felixthecat on this one....I will $hit myself as well. D.Dark would be just plain AWESOME. It probably will be Elena and most definitely Rolento for sure, considering Rolento was just barely passed up for Adon. I wouldn't count out R.Mika or Alex either though.....decisions decisions!
  • infernox - July 23, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    @nuno004 the dude with a yellow gi is sean. I would like to see yang and yun although they were overpowered in sf3.
  • Ampatent - July 23, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    It's going to be Rolento and Elena. R.Mika is unlikely because of how many grapplers are already in the game.
  • paganpoet - July 23, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    Weren't Elena and R.Mika both rumoured to be added as DLC? I hope at least Elena is true.
  • Hotdiddykong - July 23, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    One of them is possibly R.Mika since the creator Wanted her to be in it. Alex is also a good choice since he's Street Fighter 3's main character
  • nuno004 - July 23, 2010 5:59 p.m.

    Crossing my fingers, I hope it's Urien and maybe that dude in a yellow gi who i forget his name or Gil reCAPTCHA:session Frackman lololololllooloolololl! battlestar galactica
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - July 23, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    @ vigeoman Yeah i don't mind the achievements/trophies other than c to shining c, that shit is just too much
  • oufour - July 23, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    i'd very much like twelve to be one.
  • vigeoman - July 23, 2010 5:45 p.m.

    ffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu god i cant get the trophies in this stupid game now if there is i have 2 get 2 more character up 2 a c online
  • Felixthecat - July 23, 2010 5:45 p.m.

    If it is Skullomania, I will shit myself.
  • Amnesiac - July 23, 2010 5:42 p.m.

    R. Mika dammit.

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