Could there be a mystery character in Super Street Fighter IV?

Released today, Super Street Fighter IV adds 10 new fighters to last year's already robust lineup of colorful scrappers. That brings the total to 35 playable characters... but during the review process I noticed there was an empty space in the character-specific challenge lists. Could there be one more fighter on the way?

Notice the empty slot under Juri? Sure looks like there's room for one more fighter, huh? Now, it's entirely possible that it's just for spacing issues, as that final column contains nothing but characters added to Super SFIV (minus Dee Jay and T. Hawk, but they're super old-school so I can excuse their placement). It also takes a lot of additional tweaking to add even one character to a fighting game. But I'd like to think it was left open, possibly for the aforementioned Rolento or someone else who almost made the cut.

Your thoughts? And, if it really turns out to be a placeholder for a new character, perhaps to be revealed when the new Tournament mode ships in June, who would you love to see reappear?

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  • Psylockerules - May 1, 2010 4:06 a.m.

    id be happy with rolento/r.mika/karin/alex/elena/twelve but im guessing the probability of that happening is near impossible
  • RebornKusabi - April 29, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    My serious vote would be Rainbow Mika because even though she was described by Seth Killian as a "circus character", so what's the excuse for Hakan? I have the game, have fought him several times with my main (Rose) and his gimmick is incredibly out there... what, with the oiling up and using grabs to make enemies zoom across the screen like a goddamn cartoon! It isn't like she wouldn't fit in any less than he does, but oh well. My joke vote though is Wesker from Resident Evil 5 because that's what the silhouette looks like lol
  • KingArchie55 - April 28, 2010 9:48 p.m.

  • Tenfey - April 28, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    Got my fingers crossed for SKULLO.
  • Amnesiac - April 28, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    Bring back R Mika.
  • LionheartAce - April 28, 2010 3:45 p.m.

    Rolento. End of story.
  • whatthi - April 28, 2010 1:56 p.m.

    i would be happy if its skullomania OR maybe Allen Snyder (Chuck Norris tribute)
  • nebno6 - April 28, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    its just the same spacing as the fight screen and there is usually random there.
  • marioman50 - April 28, 2010 1:19 p.m.

    Elena with her long-ass legs. Probably not, though.
  • grizzly311 - April 28, 2010 1:02 p.m.

    Mike Haggar. He's long overdue for a comeback
  • StrayGator - April 28, 2010 11:31 a.m.

    I think it'd be Bova, Magneto's children's foster mom. My Captcha - rifle new - thinks otherwise. Probably Chris or Leon.
  • OnyxOblivion - April 28, 2010 11:18 a.m.

    They're obviously adding Viewtiful Joe.
  • shockandawweYEAHHH - April 28, 2010 11:03 a.m.

    Frank West.
  • Apollomon - April 28, 2010 8:11 a.m.

    I would say its just cause of spacing 9x4 is 36...5 columns would squash things up, and then everyone would be complaining saying "why did they make it so small and close together when they could have done (and woulod prob suggest this)...of course it is possible they dont have a new character but have left it open if they changed there mind honestly i dont know that many street fighter characters so couldnt suggest one
  • xDxP - April 28, 2010 5:32 a.m.

    Oh you didn't hear? They already confirmed ... Shut up it's BrettBot
  • n00b - April 28, 2010 4:08 a.m.

    r mika i think she was only in one game needs to come back
  • Kisokuiki - April 28, 2010 4 a.m.

    I doubt anything will come of this, but if there really is some super-secret-$20-DLC-character... Am I the only one who wants Eagle?
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - April 28, 2010 3:56 a.m.

    If it was purely spacing, it would've made more sense to do five columns of seven fighters each, not three of nine and then the leftovers. There's enough empty space in each column that they could have tightened it all up, squeezed it in and had five columns instead of four. To be honest I don't actually think there's something hidden, missing or even on the way, but it's fun to speculate. Personally I'd like to see someone from the first SF return, just for the WTF factor.
  • michaelmcc827 - April 28, 2010 3:43 a.m.

    Huh...this might be grasping at straws, I don't see how else they could have made a table. Also, Seth Killian FTW.
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 28, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    It's the real Seth Killian.

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