We already know Street Fighter 5 will get six DLC characters in its first year after release, but you can stop trying to identify those silhouettes now. Members of the Shoryuken forums have extracted a bounty of details from datamining the latest beta, and they've revealed seven very likely candidates to join the Street Fighter 5 roster.
Along with voice files naming Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and the rest of the confirmed fighters are six previously featured world warriors: Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien; check out the gallery above if you need a primer on who those people are, exactly. That lines up nicely with Capcom's initial plans to release six characters as DLC. There's also a voice file for another, unknown fighter named "Fan," who may be a new character intended for the initial lineup.
Whoever the six DLC characters turn out to be, you'll never have to spend money to unlock them - as long as you keep the in-game Fight Money flowing. Just in case your dreams of "gitting gud" are dashed by reality when Street Fighter 5 hits PC and PS4 on February 16, 2016, you can also spend Real Money to unlock them.
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Alex was the main character in Street Fighter 3. Despite that starring role, the Hulk Hogan-inspired grappler was completely absent from the Street Fighter 4 games.
C'mon, everybody knows Guile. He throws sonic booms, his theme music goes with everything, he was played by Jean-Claude Van Damme in that awful Street Fighter movie!
Ibuki is a lightning-fast ninja who first appeared in Street Fighter 3. She also has a raccoon dog for a pet, so clearly she's a shoo-in for SF5.
AKA the Boxer, Balrog is a heavy-hitting Shadaloo lieutenant who's been brawling ever since Street Fighter 2. Watch your ears
A Taekwondo practitioner with a ki-powers-augmenting robotic eyeball from Super Street Fighter 4, it looks like Juri will rushdown the SF5 roster.
A portrait of athleticism from Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact, Urien is a (literally) bronzed Grecian warrior who uses lightning projectiles to shock opponents.