Capcom's expo schedule, Poison not in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 14, 2010 at 9:32 p.m. PDT
Capcom's expo schedule, Poison not in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade Capcom is planning on appearing at several video game expos over the next month. They've outright said or hinted that more characters and features would be announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Here's a breakdown of what's coming.

• GamesCom: August 18 - 22

• Penny Arcade Expo (PAX): Sept. 3 - 5

• Tokyo Game Show: Sept. 16 - 19

Also, Yoshinori Ono jumped on his Twitter account to shoot down one more character possibility, albeit a long shot, for Super Street Fighter 4's arcade release.

You are putting Poison in the game right? Everybody wants her!

Ono: At this moment it doesn't seem likely I'll do it.


RedEther said on August 14, 2010 at 9:38 p.m.

Karin FTW!

nakallo said on August 14, 2010 at 9:39 p.m.

I just learned a new word "albeit"

Deimlos said on August 14, 2010 at 9:40 p.m.

Oh, I really hope something gets announced at PAX... but they already said that TGS will be their next big revelation party. :\

MetroidBlack said on August 14, 2010 at 9:45 p.m.


jackpot69 said on August 14, 2010 at 9:49 p.m.

can`t wait from a NO MIKA on SSF4 update announcement!

MassacreKelz said on August 14, 2010 at 9:55 p.m.

capcom better announce a demo for marvel 3 because its ridiculous. we can't even play this game unless we chase them down around the country -_- a demo to come out like at the end of december would be great! even if its the same 3 characters, a mirror match with ryu wolverine ironman for both sides i won't mind. just playing the game would be fun

JMJ_Th3_Wik3d said on August 14, 2010 at 10:07 p.m.

Man I hope they announce rolento and alex as the star new comers

Von_Kunlun_BOOF said on August 14, 2010 at 10:08 p.m.

Poison would suck. Get back in the kitchen and make me my sammich!

JohnJohnson said on August 14, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.

just a few questions...

1. When was poison a playable character in any SF fighting game? (No I'm not counting the FF fighter for the PS1, that is way different from a normal SF game).

2. Poison would be a REALLY weird character in the game. You would only have few games to go by to get any idea of how she would play. What would she be like in SSF4?

and 3. I'm surprised no one made this joke yet, but when was Poison ever a "she"?

BlackHart said on August 14, 2010 at 10:27 p.m.

LMBAO @ #8

Elena, Karin, & Rolento FTW.

The_Barry_Gibb_Talk_Show said on August 14, 2010 at 10:36 p.m.

Poison was always a she because she had the underboob and as a result was cut from the home version of Final Fight.

Creeper said on August 14, 2010 at 10:38 p.m.

I'm glad Poison isn't going to be her own character, though I wouldn't care if she appeared with Hugo in the same capacity as III. I just don't want a character slot wasted on her when exponentially more fans want other characters. I don't even like Karin, Yun, or Yang that much but they're recognizable and representative of their respective series. Poison was just some goon you beat with a pipe; she wasn't even "a character," there were several of her. The same could be said of Hugo, but he was based on a legendary professional wrestler and later made into more of an individual homage like Fei Long is.

Felecorr said on August 14, 2010 at 10:39 p.m.

Poison is a tranny. Look it up in Wiki.
Makoto is lesbian.

GSwag said on August 14, 2010 at 10:41 p.m.

poison originally wasnt, they only made her a tranny when they release final fight in us.

SakuraFan said on August 14, 2010 at 11:05 p.m.


3a07 said on August 14, 2010 at 11:19 p.m.

Don't put Poison cause if you would, I'll be ADDICTED SF4 ! ~_~"

rogeromega said on August 14, 2010 at 11:31 p.m.

I thought poison was a transexual in the japanese version, and a transvestite in the american version

BlankaBeast said on August 14, 2010 at 11:53 p.m.


Megatonbeef said on August 14, 2010 at 11:57 p.m.

No Poison was changed to a man in the english version to make marketing people happy about violence to women. The whole tansexual / transvestite was never in the original japanese release she was just a female Mad Gear member. Some crazy people just got on the internet and tried to invent a rationalization for the change in the two versions.

Hrm said on August 15, 2010 at 12:22 a.m.

Definitely looking forward to some reveals.
Viewtiful Joe is probably part their next big MVC3 reveal, and R. Mika and Rolento are probably shoe-ins for the SSF4 arcade release, considering what Ono's said in the past.
Though I could be wrong about Mika and Rolento. Truth be told I can't think of any other characters that I couldn't live without, truthfully. Sure, it'd be kind of cool to have other characters to play as and against every now and then, but I'll probably just end up sticking with who I always use.

Ett said on August 15, 2010 at 12:42 a.m.

I really really wanted Poison in SSF4.

jackpot69 said on August 15, 2010 at 12:43 a.m.


Must admit i don`t know that, so thats mean poison is at last a "she" right? i like the character anyway, but must admit there are better street fighter characters to be included in game =) new characters will be great too.

Dany said on August 15, 2010 at 12:55 a.m.

"new characters will be great too"
You're talking about her???


(no I won't let her down)

@13: Makoto, lesbian?? You kiddin' ???

rawenergy said on August 15, 2010 at 1:07 a.m.

what a disappointment. yet another popular character thrown in the garbage bin.

dtbighead0812 said on August 15, 2010 at 1:12 a.m.

Ono: "At this moment it doesn't seem likely I'll do it.. but i love mika *WINK WINK SMILEY FACE*

Aristogato said on August 15, 2010 at 2:19 a.m.


RedCycloneFTW said on August 15, 2010 at 2:46 a.m.

@7 you got my vote for Rolento and Alex. I badly want them in this game also Bridie and Sodom or Hugo xD.

SmexyMillz said on August 15, 2010 at 2:55 a.m.

Why do people ask for characters they wont play as... I want this or that person so they can try them out for 10mins and then go back to ryu after they realise they can not be bothered to play a new character..

I want Elena because she was the character that made me actually like the street fighter series.. im not that good with her in 3rd strike because I wasnt in the golden age and not many people play it these days but her fighting style... juggles and resets.. pokes and footsies.. healing ability and wake up game which leave players guessing wether your gonna sweep, overhead, kara throw or bait them...

Hurry up and announce Elena please so I can win EVO plz

Sakura said on August 15, 2010 at 3:16 a.m.

Clovr4Lyf, once again you fail.

Poison is a dude...there's nothing neutral about his gender.

and Ono already said long ago that Poison wouldnt be added because it would be too confusing to include her due to gender controversy...

so you can stop with all your conspiracy theories...

Shep131 said on August 15, 2010 at 4:15 a.m.

Poison's first appearance in Final Fight featured her and a palette swap character named Roxy as recurring minor enemies for the player to fight. Named after the band by an unnamed female employee at Capcom, she was designed by Akira Yasuda to contrast against the bigger characters in the game and move about randomly. According to the book All About Capcom Head to Head Fighting Games, the characters were originally planned to be female, but were changed to male transvestites (or more specifically "newhalfs") due to the suggestion that "hitting women was considered rude" in America and the concern that feminist groups would sue.

The_Barry_Gibb_Talk_Show said on August 15, 2010 at 4:18 a.m.

What? Capcom's afraid of confusing ppl? Is that why there's such a coherent easy to follow storyline in SF? gimme a break. The violence to women thing is decent cause didn't Nintendo make that one egg shooting enemy in Super Mario 2 into "a boy who thinks he's a girl"? i'm sure theres precedence for attiking chicks in games but what is more believeable is having to cut out cleavage and sexual stuff for the American Super Nintendo version. There were more changes made like Hagger's dialog in the front end cinematic. Poison's original design is female.

J said on August 15, 2010 at 5:37 a.m.

Poison would be an interesting and welcome addition, imo.

mach1545 said on August 15, 2010 at 5:55 a.m.


abdelmajidtolba said on August 15, 2010 at 6:04 a.m.

i dont know but every one here want 'Sh8tty caracter'.
i mean where's the good caracters?
instead on giving us dudley ibuki and makoto,where is urien? where is karin?where is evil ryu?
im afraid of noobishing the game with caracters unprofessional.
just imagine daigo playing with poison.FADC to ?......a kiss?
a pipe?
theres a lot of interesting caracters.....
if you want r mika buy instead voluptuous magazine...
rolento? a tape with george bush speaking about afghanistan.....
PS: no offense just an opinion.

Carter said on August 15, 2010 at 6:09 a.m.

GamesCom, not GamesCon

Prod said on August 15, 2010 at 6:12 a.m.

poison rocks =/

Bushinryu19 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:13 a.m.

We Need To See Karin, Relento, Remy, Yang, Yun & Urien

OhYouDontSayThat said on August 15, 2010 at 6:41 a.m.

who the f*cks the idiot that wanted poison in? no, seriously, I wanna know....

Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:52 a.m.

I give these new characters 2 weeks before every one goes back to Ryu.

Bushinryu19 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:58 a.m.

I want to know who wants in this Poison put in this game as well, its not about having some gender confused thing in Super Street Fighter 4, i dont want to imagine its special combos let alone supers or ultras ! lol

Mrb20028 said on August 15, 2010 at 7:07 a.m.

Never wanted her in the game so I just wanna know who "everybody" is? I can see Elena or Karin as potential female characters to be added.

logic_boi said on August 15, 2010 at 7:32 a.m.

Ono said no Poison, but how bout a Roxy FTW.

Meety said on August 15, 2010 at 8:23 a.m.

put Karin and Ingrid

Existent said on August 15, 2010 at 8:48 a.m.

I don't recall anyone asking for poison in the first place.

Sektah84 said on August 15, 2010 at 9:27 a.m.

Yes no tranny in ssfiv! Lol. I think mika,Karin and rolento are 3 dead give aways. Please Ono no Q! Mika is a cornball as it is but Q is even worst. I don't mind Elena or Alex. How bout announcing an incoming demo for mvc3?!

Shep131 said on August 15, 2010 at 10:22 a.m.

the thing is that putting poison in isn't actually as retarded as wasting a slot on evil ryu. oh yeh lets waste an entire character on an alternative version of an already exisiting character. go get a job at snk if u want daft crap like that

CMAyhem said on August 15, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.

so they made her a tranny cause hitting womans with a pipe was not ok eh!?
but hiiting fags with a pipe is better ...
lol @ capcom

btw i'd rather have Poison than having Q or Evil ryu
Q is an horrible character i dont know how the fu*k he still have fans
and ryu is for losers.

jackpot69 said on August 15, 2010 at 10:44 a.m.

NO to any "evil" or "shin" character version, thats suxx.

Megatonbeef said on August 15, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.

Poison actually is playable in the Final Fight Revenge fighgting game but I wouldn't be surprised if no one has played it, she used a whip for special moves. Poisoon was also planned for Capcom fighting All Stars untill it was canceled. So she does have a move set Capcom could work with for her character, but thier are many others I'd rather get the chance to use.

Meety said on August 15, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

4get poison we need skilled players like karin and ingrid

Amar said on August 15, 2010 at 11:50 a.m.

They can make a shin or evil version of characters. As long as they are not separate characters or count as one of the 6 being added.

Meety said on August 15, 2010 at 12:10 p.m.

i wish shin bison was a boss again im not saying being playble

SethGravijah said on August 15, 2010 at 12:16 p.m.

Nooooo ! I wanted Poison !
(and Kennji from Warzard btw)

chickenwings said on August 15, 2010 at 12:49 p.m.

super street fighter 4 needs guard meter.

PrimalHunter said on August 15, 2010 at 1:31 p.m.


Cortez said on August 15, 2010 at 1:33 p.m.

@ MassacreKelz : We aren't getting a demo any time soon.

Maybe when it's close to release, but i doubt it.

tokyobassist said on August 15, 2010 at 1:43 p.m.

Poison is tight. Those who keep talking about her gender obviously never played the original release. Its a chick. All this crisis over her gender makes you guys look extra pathetic. You can't fornicate a video game so what's the deal?

Plus Mike Haggar doesn't have any less of an established moveset from Poison but you fanboys will ride Capcom's junk for Mike Haggar and defend his inclusion. *sigh*

I just want to Bad Stone those haters.

PsychoCrusher said on August 15, 2010 at 1:46 p.m.

Poisen could have been good, who knows how Poisen would have played - but the potential to create an entirely new moves list could have allowed for a totally unique play style in ssf4.

anyways still hoping for Birdie and Sodom!!

zombie_9mm said on August 15, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.

i would love to effin see birdie and sodom finaly someone mentioned them. karin,rolento,and charlie would be nice as well. ex characters are prolly a lost cause so what about the rest of the cast from sf1 comming back to life and dont cry about geki being a vega clone how many shotos are in the game? too goddamn may

Shep131 said on August 15, 2010 at 2:39 p.m.

i'd love to see everyone from sf1 included wud b good to see what potential some of them have

Bison said on August 15, 2010 at 4:19 p.m.

Poison was a guy dressed as a girl. It was confirmed in Capcom Collections volume 2. Believe me if Poison was actually a girl, there wouldn't be as much interest. Just look on the Capcom boards sometime, there are a lot of promoters for him. I agree though, it's silly to have Poison in this game.

portalsofmadnes said on August 15, 2010 at 5:19 p.m.

Rolento,Birdie or Sodom would be cool,but I really want Twelve and Oro,for Mvc3 I REALLY want Mega Man X,and Nightcrawler(although i doubt he would make it).

TheBeyonder007 said on August 15, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Sad really. Poison would have been a very interesting addition to the roster; SHE could have been someone with a new move set, as opposed to another shoto. That and she would have been very pleasant to look at :(

Yes, Poison is a SHE. If the US wasn't so damn sensitive, Capcom wouldn't have had to lie about it. I think it's been long enough, Capcom needs to drop this controversy and make her officially a SHE.

Also, people need to stop referring to Wikis as if they hold any legitimate credit. We all know that our friends, their friends, and their mothers could click the damn EDIT button on those things and put in whatever they want, I mean, according to Wikipedia, my cousin was the president of Finland for a whopping two weeks, what does that tell you?

Bison said on August 15, 2010 at 5:56 p.m.

LOL @TheBeyonder007, play Capcom Collections Volume 2. It says it in Poison's Bio. Whatever the reason why it exist in the game can be another story, however Capcom USA decided to make Poison a tranny.

TheBeyonder007 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:05 p.m.

Yeah, sure LOL @ me.... yeah i own that on the PS2 btw. Yeah, I still stand by what i'm saying. The only reason they ever claimed she was a tranny is to save themselves from feminist groups and such. Was she ever intended to be called one? I don't think so >_>

yeah... LOL @ me. Ur so smart. Yep. Soooo smart.

Do YOU honestly think she was ever intended to be a tranny? Times have changed. if Chun-Li can get punched in the face, I don't see why Poison can't ^_^ Oh and keep on talking. I'm curious to see what you have to say. (Oh great, another pointless argument)

TheBeyonder007 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.

@ Bison: Oh, and Capcom changes their mind about "Official" things all the freaking time, one example being Gouken's death. he's dead in one game, and alive in another, and lets not get started with the rest of the loopholes and inconsistencies in the Street Fighter storyline.

zombie_9mm said on August 15, 2010 at 6:19 p.m.


darko_p86 said on August 15, 2010 at 6:43 p.m.

Even though SSF4 is my all time favorite fighting game, i really dont care much about the story. so what, who cares who is dead or alive cuz you aint gonna spend but maybe one play through story and play the rest online.

JMJ_Th3_Wik3d said on August 15, 2010 at 6:59 p.m.

I agree with #51, Why would you waste a character slot for an evil ryu? evil ryu is great in capcom vs snk but make the same character with slight differences like a raging demon and a red metsu Hadoken is just mudane. Personally and I think a lot of people will agree with me is Rolento and Sodom have very unique play styles and will be quite interesting in super if they put them in. P.s no one talks about Remy. Remy is so much better then guile and would make more sense put in super then charlie.

darko_p86 said on August 15, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.


i strongly disagree. guile is in all aspects way better than remy. and id trade this guy

for remy any day.

abdelmajidtolba said on August 15, 2010 at 7:48 p.m.

evil ryu not interesting because of the limited slot.
who cares about slots.its true there are a lot of caracters interesting but i think that they should make all third strike caracters selectables or instance just imagine ;
-Urien charge buffering and partitionning and the god RX.
-twelve pretty darn cool caracter.
-alex he should have been since SF4.
-Oro the funniest caracter in the game .
-Q just the idea that Kuroda will use him is enough to put him in SSF.
-Elena feminin touch is needed.
-Remy beside pierre who want him in the game.
-Necro IYo will surely pick him and invent some sick combos.
-Hugo an alternative to the red cyclone.
-yun/yang interesting even if rufus replaced their play style.
-Sean god no please dont make him playable.the most brocken caracter of the game.the same if you put george bush as selctable pokemon in SSBB

KingofFightersFan3000 said on August 15, 2010 at 9:03 p.m.

hi, on facebook, i opened up a Capcom vs. SNK 3 support, go to this url

there's also a Big C.V.S 3 Petition Support Event happening tomorrow until November, but i plan to get 10,000 supporters by New Years. So plz support this.

Bison said on August 15, 2010 at 9:19 p.m.


You act as though you want to see proof.

conchuatz said on August 16, 2010 at 1:47 a.m.

and Ryu/Kens Master was Sheng Long.

Capcom can easily change her story back to girl.

or Poison can be a prop in the background.

or even get her in marvel capcom 3.

Rolento, Sodom, Karin are good unique choices for unique characters

TheBeyonder007 said on August 16, 2010 at 2:59 a.m.


Are you done? I just wanted you to stop talking. Notice the sarcasm in post #70. You seem like the type that likes trolling. If you're going to keep rambling, at least stay on topic.

With that aside >_>

As someone had suggested a good while back, I thought maybe it would have been interesting to see a new moveset on an old character. Poison, being the perfect candidate would be a great addition.

Adding more of a variety in terms of appearance as well.
Something about using Ryu's body + Ken's head + etc. can also get pretty boring to see.

Wardog said on August 16, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.

@abdelmajidtolba. Sean a broken character, you're joking right? Urien is the broken character and all people do with him is that stupid mirror reflect, just so it can get behind you and you can't block or parry it. so you're getting smash by both sides.

Put_Elena_in_SF said on August 16, 2010 at 7:26 p.m.

Elena is long overdue for this game. Just give us what we want, capcom!

Bison said on August 16, 2010 at 7:41 p.m.


Psycho Crusher!!!

xShonuffx said on August 16, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

No poison, that means no Hugo :(.

And the whole transvestite thingy is an inside company joke, Poison is a woman jeez. There is nothing official that makes her a tranny.

Shep131 said on August 16, 2010 at 8:03 p.m.

@79 "The instruction manual for the American and European versions of Street Fighter II for the SNES identified Ryu and Ken's master under the name of Sheng Long, a name derived from a mistranslation of Ryu's victory phrase in the arcade version of the game ("You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance"), which was also basis of the hoax character of the same name. In fact, Sheng Long is the Mandarin pronunciation of the first two kanji characters in Shōryūken (昇龍拳?), the Japanese name of the Dragon Punch, one of Ryu and Ken's special techniques. Shōryūken, or shēng lóng quán in Mandarin, means "Rising Dragon Fist"."

JMJ_Th3_Wik3d said on August 16, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.

Believe me or not but poison reminds of Nikki Monaj. fake tits butt implants lol

othawize said on August 16, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.

Get that Poison out, Raven.....go Ahead...let it go....get that Poison out!

TheBeyonder007 said on August 16, 2010 at 10:30 p.m.

@ Shep131: I find it funny that one of Gouken's titles hints at the fact that he is also known as Shen Long. Talk about a crapload of double-meanings lol.

@ xShonuffx: Hugo would look pretty cool fighting against THawk, but OMG can you imagine Hugo's hitbox? ^_^ I wonder how much health they would give him. A hundred more than THawk maybe?

Lets hope the rumors are true: Six more characters! Still... I hope Poison makes it in. Maybe alongside Hugo? What if they pulled a fast one and threw in Belger?

Final Fight is not represented enough in Super 4. I'm hoping they throw SOMEONE from that series in (El Gado? Rolento? Sodom?). Heck, I'd even settle for another Rival School character.

Bison said on August 17, 2010 at 5:35 a.m.


LOL, man when you come to my house to play Street Fighter I'll show you on Capcom Collections Volume 2 about Poison.

Anyway we got to get some more Chun Li practice for the next tourney at PnT.

othawize said on August 17, 2010 at 6 a.m.

read it says AT LEAST 6 more characters, so thats a minimum

crimzonking said on August 17, 2010 at 7:17 a.m.

@ Wardog just by you sayin that about sean like most ppl means all you know of sean is his 3rd strike version .... in second impact he was almost if not broken he was a beast in that game ..... Sean for SSF4 DLC!!!!

Wardog said on August 17, 2010 at 8:14 a.m.

@crimzonking. oh i didn't know that, my bad. you're right, i just played Third strike version. we need Sean for ssf4!!!

Shep131 said on August 18, 2010 at 7:18 p.m.

i would love to see ingrid, elena, karin, necro, eagle and rolento :) or failing those then geki, lee, joe, rosanov, sadler, senoh. from sf1 :) would be good to see what they could do at their full potential


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