First new characters confirmed for Super Street Fighter IV? Probably, very probably

Street Fighter fans. We're never happy. And ironically, it's this generation's embarrassing wealth of quarter-circling wonders that has made us so. As soon as it became apparent that Street Fighter IV was going to make use of more old characters than new, we wanted them all. From every SF game ever made. We even wanted the chicken choking guy from Chun-Li's SFII stage. And his chicken as a secret boss.

Everyone had a favourite who absolutely had to be included, and the non-appearance of any was an immediate sign that Capcom were none-more cruel, none-more heartless, puppy-punching bastards. Then it happened again with the roster of Super Street Fighter IV. And now it's going to happen again, with the arcade port of said Super sequel, which Capcom has confirmed will include yet more new fighters. And we may now have our first, confirmed addition to properly argue over, via a page from Japan's Arcadia magazine.

Although the scan doesn't reveal anything explicitly, it only hides the reveal by a whisker. You'll notice a character select screen with two new entries blacked out. And you'll also notice the blacked out silouettes of a skateboard and rollerblade to match those entries. What do skateboards and rollerblades mean in the world of Street Fighter?

They mean Street Fighter III's Yun and Yang!

The Lee twins are no stranger to Street Fighter IV, having already appeared in Chun-Li's opening FMV, so it makes sense that they'd make it into the game proper eventually. They also have stronger ties to the rest of the cast than most, the brothers being the nephews of Lee from the very first game, and Yun having worked with Fei Long in to take down Bison in the portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha (admittedly with questionable canonicity).

So what do you think? Are the Kung Fu twins a good choice? Is there anyone else you'd rather see taking their spots (or in fact any of the other rumoured six new places)? And would you be interested in picking up any of the arcade edition's additions for the home versions as DLC? Let me know in the comments, or via our community spots on Facebook and Twitter.

*braces for the impact of a thousand screams for Rolento*

Thanks, EventHubs




  • BonafideMyth - September 3, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    At least it's not the two dolls from Alpha.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - September 2, 2010 3:56 p.m.

  • minimaxi - September 2, 2010 7:59 a.m.

    I think sometime ago capcom posted pics of alex and rolento in their SFIV facebook page, I dont know why they are now hinting towards yun/yang, maybe its all still undecided
  • nemesisuprising - September 2, 2010 6:25 a.m.

    gou hibiki, so that he can take out sagats other eye
  • Ravenbom - September 2, 2010 5:41 a.m.

  • listerinemarine - September 1, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    Do they play the same? I love SF, but I'm new as of SFIV.
  • Shenlong4517 - September 1, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    I played almost nothing except Yang and Elena on SFIII. Can't believe I get to pull off a Senkyuutai in glorious HD! Now throw Elena in there too, and I'll buy it. The whole damn cabinet.
  • ShaneCedt - September 1, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    Um...can these characters be downloadable? It's getting ridiculous to buy another game for two more characters.
  • Teh_Ty - September 1, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    Damn, I wanted R. Mika. She would have been fun to play as.
  • NinjaJamez - September 1, 2010 7:41 p.m.

    I hate those 2.... Give alex or skullomania
  • ragingearth - September 1, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    Yun and Yang are two characters that I can play with. I'm more into Guy, Adon, and Sagat. I would LOVE to see Rolento as well. He was one of my mains in the Alpha series.
  • shotgunalchemist - September 1, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    NOOOOOOO I was so hoping for Rolento from Final Fight to make the call. He's my favourite Street Fighter character (from Alpha 3) and he was close to making the original cut for Super Street Fighter 4 but got pipped to the post by Adon, not complaining cause I use Adon a lot, but this is a real kick in the balls. Still, am sure these new guys will be awesome.
  • oufour - September 1, 2010 5:16 p.m.

    i demand more skullomania!
  • ninjastrike34 - September 1, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    NO ORO!!!??????? :{
  • bamb0o-stick - September 1, 2010 4:02 p.m.

    "the brothers being the nephews of Lee" Nephews of Lee who? Don't tell me they're related to Bruce Lee. Makes sense for there to be Yun and Yang, a lot of pro players from SF3 played them.
  • VictorRay - September 1, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    NOOOO!!!! they're horrible characters!
  • Defguru7777 - September 1, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    I thought the whole point of them making Super Street Fighter IV was because DLC would mess up the balance, or something.
  • EgonSpengler - September 1, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    @Spartanoffaith No, her name is indeed "Chin Li", Capcom just had it wrong for the past two decades. You win!
  • infernox - September 1, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    these 2 were very high tier characters in third strike. they are pretty cool but i also prefer elena and maybe urien.
  • paganpoet - September 1, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Ugh, boring. I was Team Elena.

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