Street Fighter IV character profiles


Formerly believed to be M. Bison’s lover, a spy, a Shadoloo assassin, and Kylie Minogue, Cammy is a clone of Bison who now works for the good guys. And doesn’t wear much. At all. Not our fave.

Defining move: Cannon Drill: Down, Down-forward, Forward + Punch


Pure fan service, Sakura is a schoolgirl who fights in her uniform, competing to spar with Ryu and learn from him. As such, she’s another bloody Shotokan character, but plays differently to the others.

Defining move: Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku: Down, Down-back, Back + Kick


After King of Fighters ripped off Street Fighter, Street Fighter Alpha ripped them off right back by making Dan a purposely rubbish joke character, and an obvious dig at KOF’s Ryu rip-off, Ryo.

Defining move: Gadouken: Down, Down-forward, Forward + Punch


Holy crap, it’s Sheng Long. Well, sort of – in the west, it’s the name we gave Ryu and Ken’s sensei, but he goes by his original Japanese name in Street Fighter IV.

Defining move: Go Hadoken: Down, Down-forward, Forward + Punch


Blast from the past, Gen joins Sagat, Ryu and Ken as a refugee from the very first Street Fighter. Most of you will know him better from the Alpha games, though.

Defining move: Bicycle Kick: Forward, Down, Down-forward + Kick then hammer Kick repeatedly


The Big Boss of the game, Seth is the delicately-named head of Shadoloo’s special weapons division and has just about everyone’s best move, from Dhalsim’s stretchy arms to Zangief’s Spinning Piledriver.

Defining move: All of them – he has amped-up versions of all the best moves in the game.

Jan 14, 2009


  • Fenix654 - January 17, 2009 6:08 p.m.

    Is seth playable in multiplayer? Because that would be kind of unfair...
  • ROBOKYLE - January 17, 2009 4:36 a.m.

    Don't get me wrong i like the list of characters but i still would have loved to see T.Hawk in the mix as well TENTH!!!!!!
  • Spike_the_Dogg - January 17, 2009 1:41 a.m.

    I can't wait fo this game it is going to be awesome. I also can't wait for the game with all the characters ever in it, maybe DLC though. Still, countin down the days. Oh yeah, NINTH!!!
  • Defguru7777 - January 15, 2009 2:58 a.m.

    I'm not a Street Fighter fan per se. I've watched the animated versions on Sci-Fi, but I haven't played any of the games. But this article really makes me want to play SFIV.
  • AyJay - January 15, 2009 2:48 a.m.

    dammit off by 23 secs
  • TrIp13G - January 15, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    Can't wait to unleash that old Fei Long fire, y'know?
  • lava_lamp - January 15, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    no chuck norris... aw
  • Major_Wuss - January 15, 2009 1:48 a.m.

    FIRST! Great article. I played Super Street Fighter II after hearing it on the podcast, and loved it. Cannot wait for it to come out!
  • oreomonkey - February 22, 2009 5:03 a.m.

    OMG TWELVTH!!!!!!!!! YES! i am AWESOME!!!!
  • apokolypsse - January 17, 2009 12:24 a.m.

    i wonder why they dont bring back (or redo) some of the other characters from the original street fighter like Lee in china or Geki and Retsu from Japan... or instead of Balrog bring back Mike (the one character that would break you with around 3-5 powerful punches but balance him out like they did with other characters from the first game) and Joe was a decent fighter too... i was happy to see Eagle and Birdie return in other SF titles but didnt understand the design disaster that Birdie became though... anyways enough nostalgia and all that, i can maybe hold out some hope on one of those aforementioned characters being apart of some future dlc... maybe even a hint at a crossover character from the SNK lot or perhaps even a new Rival Schools / Project Justice character like the arrival of Kyosuke in CvS2...
  • nudger - January 15, 2009 3:32 p.m.

    SEVENTH! See I can be a retard like some of the people commenting here too!
  • AyJay - January 15, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    THIRD! that artwork looks epic

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