Leaked, possibly Photoshopped screen reveals Alex in Super Street Fighter IV [UPDATE]

We've known for a few weeks that there are two new SSFIV characters on the way via the Japanese arcade release, and while Capcom hasn't said they'll be coming to console DLC, everyone knows they will. As is the case with mysterious new fighting game characters, speculation has run high amongst the faithful; Elena, R. Mika? Not likely, if this screen is to be believed.

Above: A totally fake/real SSFIV screencap/Photoshop.

Spotted on Gooteck's Twitter account, the screen clearly shows Alex in action, smacking Rufus with his Flash Chop. While the image looks pretty believable, the shading seems a little suspect so it wouldn't surprise of if this is a fake. Alex is the main character of the Street Fighter 3 series though, so we're inclined to believe he's made the cut. Even though it’s far from confirmed, the previously leaked SSFIV screens have seemed to be pretty legit, as the early T.Hawk and Hakan info checked out as did the Japanese arcade screen.

So who's the other character? We still have a strong feeling it'll be Rolento, as he was revealed to be almost completely finished for SSFIV before being nudged out by Adon. The interview also mentions that his level was finished too, and we doubt Capcom is going to let all that hard work go to waste.

UPDATE: Looks like it's a confirmed fake, R. Mika fans rejoice!

Aug 25, 2010




  • mattdark - August 26, 2010 9:17 a.m.

    Yeah, definately shopped. It looks like someones just done a HD render of Alex's character model and stuck it in. Decent job, but it just doesnt blend in next to Rufus.
  • DRAKULAxx - August 26, 2010 3:22 a.m.

    It's weird. It looks like Alex is just a photoshop'd sprite in the screenshot but at the same time he looks like he's a 3D model that's actually in the game.
  • Crimmy - August 26, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    @MrKENnedDy Nope, Mr. Ono confirmed it himself that SSFIV is the final version.
  • Shenlong4517 - August 26, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    Dammit, we need more Elena! Africa is already underrepresented, and she's hot to boot. Plus, Capoeira is a lot different than the other fighting styles used. Alex would be okay though, like you said, he is SFIII's main character. But Skullomania was damn whacked up. We need him too.
  • DarkTone - August 25, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    Nice try though. Now where the hell is Birdie?
  • NathanXplosion - August 25, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    Glad its a fake, and if Capcom actually does put R.Mika in the game I will have to main her since I have complained so much about her not being in the game.
  • MrKENnedDy - August 25, 2010 11:32 p.m.

    Hey cnjxc, this isn't IGN. Go sell your Kanye West and Michael Jordan shoes on that site. (He's already been reported). That being said, Alex is totally shopped. The legs gave it away. As far who I'd want in SSFIVT (it's Capcom they will make it), Rolento for sure and maybe Eagle.
  • KFid - August 25, 2010 11:29 p.m.

    I'm going to second Ingrid. She got robbed.
  • WaffleLeech - August 25, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    Ingrid... it BETTER be Ingrid.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - August 25, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    @5DollarFootlong Kind of glad it's a fake to be honest, bring on R. Mika!
  • n00b - August 25, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    R.Mika and Elena!! then i'll be happy
  • BonafideMyth - August 25, 2010 10:11 p.m.

    I want to see D Eagle and Blondie from the opening of Street Fighter 2
  • Teh_Ty - August 25, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    Looks fake. I also think one of the character will be R. Mika. Yoshi onochin constantly refers to her when people ask for a character to be added.
  • 5DollarFootlong - August 25, 2010 9:39 p.m.

    this has been confirmed as a fake. but dammit i still want it to happen.
  • MrManager - August 25, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    Looks like a fake, they should bring back Sodom =P
  • NathanXplosion - August 25, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    Just give me Rainbow Mika. Fuck the rest of the 3rd Strike ans Alpha casts, all I want is R.Mika.
  • AngryScotsman - August 25, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    That's a shop. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.
  • SWTerrell - August 25, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    Dude doesn't look 3d at all. Looks like they just grabbed a sprite from a 2d game and stuck in on there. Kudos on what I believe are mad photoshop skills here, though.
  • playoldgames - August 25, 2010 8:29 p.m.

    Skullo was the most crazy, random, whacked out character the SF series ever saw. So naturally, I want him in. Yesterday.
  • Felixthecat - August 25, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    I know a shop when I see one, and that's a shop. Alex can go home anyway. We want Skullomania and Birdie, no one else.

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