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Rumor: DLC characters coming for Super Street Fighter 4

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • May 25, 2010 at 5:39 p.m. PDT
Rumor: DLC characters coming for Super Street Fighter 4 Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez posted on his Twitter account that he heard from a "strong source" that downloadable content (DLC) characters will be added to Super Street Fighter 4.

This backs up earlier statements made by the title's producer, Yoshinori Ono, where he mentioned it was possible the game could see downloadable characters added in the future.

Ono specifically mentioned that Hugo would be considered, although he personally pushed for R. Mika and Rolento to be included in Super Street Fighter 4's original line up.

The SSF4 arcade development team is considering adding new fighters into the line up when they release that version further on down the road, but nothing is concrete yet. It's a logical assumption that if any fighters are added to the arcade release, it's likely those same fighters will be added to the console versions as DLC.

Thanks to Tonyle for pointing this out.

Comments

SephirothinHD said on May 25, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

I demand for this not to happen.

*awaits flamers*

#1
AceKillah said on May 25, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

PLEASE THIS GAME NEED YANG AND A YOUNGER VERION OF GILL

#2
Moyin said on May 25, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

Bring Mika! and i will love to see this game as part of the Tougeki

#3
AceKillah said on May 25, 2010 at 5:42 p.m.

also mika is wack rolento he was cool so was hugo no karin either

#4
Marcbuckley said on May 25, 2010 at 5:47 p.m.

i would sell my soul for Mika D:

#5
draw2 said on May 25, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.

CHARLIE!!!

#6
NyQuiiL said on May 25, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.

i want karin

#7
BlackHart said on May 25, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Mika is f****** wack sauce.

Get Karin If you want to include an ALPHA female.
Besides we don't need anymore fuggin grapplers, A counter character would be the illest.

Oh, and add Elena. I heard she barely missed the cut for SSF4.

#8
SAMURAI said on May 25, 2010 at 5:51 p.m.

Pfff, no Mika, Karin or Hugo please.

Everyone else is okay.

#9
BlackHart said on May 25, 2010 at 5:53 p.m.

And add Evil Ryu.

Vanilla Ryu is bland & Boring.

#10
zUkUu said on May 25, 2010 at 5:54 p.m.

gimme some ex characters!

#11
zUkUu said on May 25, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.

and eagle!

#12
zUkUu said on May 25, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.

and birdie!

#13
mtran said on May 25, 2010 at 5:55 p.m.

yun, yang, q, hugo....enough said

#14
dchong said on May 25, 2010 at 5:59 p.m.

THIS GAME NEEDS MOAR REMY!!!!!!!

#15
David_I said on May 25, 2010 at 6 p.m.

More stages > More characters, IMO. The roster is already impressive as it is, so.........

#16
Ex_Ein said on May 25, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

...SEAN

#17
boulderabuser said on May 25, 2010 at 6:04 p.m.

Bring in Yang and Charlie.

#18
LiquidGoE said on May 25, 2010 at 6:07 p.m.

the roster is perfect... maybe mika and karin should be enough... and a brand new fighter.

i'd like to see a more competitive Hakan too. Make him better :D

please don't bring that evil ryu/violent ken/shin akuma crap.

#19
NyQuiiL said on May 25, 2010 at 6:10 p.m.

it gonna suck in a tourney if you main a dlc character and they dont have them on the hard drive

#20
Devil said on May 25, 2010 at 6:14 p.m.

Yeah, I hope it's true. I would love to see new fighters. I want my Hugo! We all ready got the dream match between Dudley and Balrog. With that, I demand Hugo Vs Gief! Make it happen Capcom! I also want Karin! Sakura needs a better rival!

#21
Ex_Ein said on May 25, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.

I want to see Sean and the Capoeira fighter they tossed out in favor of Hakan come in

#22
OomackattackoO said on May 25, 2010 at 6:24 p.m.

eagle,elena,oro..that is all

#23
Felecorr said on May 25, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.

Please not R Mika. Hakan, Juri and Ibuki's hair make the game cartoonish and comical enough. x_x

#24
J said on May 25, 2010 at 6:33 p.m.

I'd like to see Q.

#25
Dan_CiTi said on May 25, 2010 at 6:33 p.m.

Give us Rolento, Karin, Elena, and Yun or Yang...possibly Mika or Necro too.

#26
Ironpatch said on May 25, 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

What Street Fighter needs is another cultural stereotype. Put in an Irishman or a Scotsman! He can wear a kilt or plaid pants, and be a brawler-type character. Sort of like a mixture of Haggar/Hugo and Hakan.

He can be called O'Finley or something cheesy like that and do other ridiculous moves related to Ireland or Scotland. Like Fuerte's Guacamole Leg Throw, Tortilla Bomb, etc. etc.

This comes across as me being sarcastic, but I am totally serious.

Capcom, put in a fighter from the Highlands!

#27
Felecorr said on May 25, 2010 at 6:37 p.m.

The only thing The street fighter roster would really need is Elena, (Capoiera) and an actual Judo (Or any other takedown/counter style) user. I cant think of any other famous or interesting style that could be adapted for SSF4 after that.

#28
Ironpatch said on May 25, 2010 at 6:42 p.m.

Bar brawling is a totally legit martial art.

#29
ExclusiveOrGate said on May 25, 2010 at 6:52 p.m.

@18

I agree, I would like some new stages, and by new stages I mean E. Hondas bathroom stage.

#30
HarkMammil said on May 25, 2010 at 6:53 p.m.

1.) I vote for completely NEW CHARACTERS!

2.) Do we really need Charlie or Evil Ryu? Basically another Shoto and a Guile clone? Waste of space AND boring. Sounds like it would keep my interest for about 10 minutes.

Plus every little punk online player with gamertags like Evil420DemonKillaXXX69ChronicGangstaSepiroth#1" would want to be Evil(cliche) Ryu. Lame.

3.) If they add old characters, put in ELENA!

4.) I say hold off on SEAN until SF5. Lets see how he would work with a few years more of training and add him into the SF5 as a better character.

#31
DarkDreamt2 said on May 25, 2010 at 6:56 p.m.

Fix Makoto. Bring Urien in some form. Bring Rolento. Bring Hugo. That's all I care for.

#32
mr_e said on May 25, 2010 at 6:56 p.m.

My vote goes to Elena & Alex. That's all

#33
Jaybonaut said on May 25, 2010 at 6:57 p.m.

Never going to happen, it will cause imbalance for those who can't/won't pay. Those players can never practice against DLC characters.

#34
mr_e said on May 25, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.

Oh & no Shin Akuma or Evil Ruy. The game will suffer cuz they are OP

#35
Marcbuckley said on May 25, 2010 at 7:02 p.m.

oh really soul calibur did it knowing we can't practice against yoda

#36
MrTanooki said on May 25, 2010 at 7:04 p.m.

Hugo already has a model in the game... would be easy to make him a full-fledged character.

#37
R4HU1 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.

Gimme my Shins/Evils! I wouldn't mind seeing Charlie, Rolento, and Remy.

#38
KAiWAi said on May 25, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.

- ELENA from SF3
(she is cute and her fighting style is cool)
- ROLENTO from Final Fight
(very interesting fighting style)
- KARIN from SF Alpha
We want more japanese schoolgirls... ^__^

Don't care about R.Mika and Hugo !!

#39
NA said on May 25, 2010 at 7:09 p.m.

If they added Elena, R. Mika, and Hugo I'd be a very happy boy. Or even just any one of them.

#40
ShinTenshi said on May 25, 2010 at 7:16 p.m.

Add Karin and I will play her, even if she is terrible.

And she better have OHHOHOHOHO

#41
EmeraldFont said on May 25, 2010 at 7:18 p.m.

Time to get some ALEX in here

#42
hugeratjar said on May 25, 2010 at 7:20 p.m.

meh more stages > more chars dont need any more 35 is good enuf

#43
HarkMammil said on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.

@hugeratjar

your right. More stages is what the game really needs.

#44
CONSTvariable23 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:23 p.m.

I support Elena and Rolento. They're cool, popular, and would add nicely to the game. Karin would also be a good choice on Capcom's part, but I don't like her...

#45
Otter_of_Death said on May 25, 2010 at 7:24 p.m.

Stages over characters? No, making stages is a lot of work and they have no practical function. Characters, please!

I'm guessing there will be a character from each non-SF2 series, so my vote goes to Q from SF3 and not-a-final-fight-character from Alpha. I know Q was supposedly low-tier before, but that could change with adjustments. Q with a focus attack? Hell. Yes.

#46
HarkMammil said on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 p.m.

More stages AND more characters.

#47
Aejis said on May 25, 2010 at 7:25 p.m.

Birdie and Alex go go!

#48
BlankaBeast said on May 25, 2010 at 7:26 p.m.

GILL!! and Make the PC/Arcade version the final with all updates!!

#49
Amnesiac said on May 25, 2010 at 7:33 p.m.

"You can't escape!"

Nuff said.

#50
Hyperbomb69 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.

ALEX AND HUGO!!!! BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY ALEX!!!!!

#51
darko_p86 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:41 p.m.

Rolento would be great. But im pushin for Charlie. And I don’t give a damn what all you Guile/Charlie haters think, Charlie would be a great addition to SUPER. For the ones who still main guile and dont wanna go over to dee jay, (like me) Charlie would be a damn good chance to expand the boom/Fk strategy with Guile's bestest buddy.

#52
deathheadver666 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.

Elaina n Alex would own rolento n birdie from alpha but u all also forgot sodom he was pretty Kool but I think everyone would b in agreement if they added evil ryu n shin akuma would b a waste of character space for a game character

#53
SaikyoRyu said on May 25, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

Karin! Can't think of anyone one else. Don't need more dragon punch/fireball characters or grapplers. Maybe someone new?

#54
BlueRectangleOfLife said on May 25, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.

I demand Eagle...then we shall have the classiest fight in all of SF history

#55
darko_p86 said on May 25, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.

@57

why wouldn’t it NOT be a waste of space? think about this man, you want your evil Ryu and shin Akuma right? well then hey why stop there? how about evil ryu2, raging Ryu, shin Ryu, dorky Ryu, stinky Ryu, zombie Ryu, fungus on his lip Ryu? get the point? if you want your Ryu to be evil, do these steps and you'll be golden: just make your ID Evil Ryu, have an evil mentality when you're fighting, imagine that Ryu is evil too cuz you're evil and there you go. More eviler than that would make even the devil jealous

#56
Caramujov2 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:02 p.m.

Just release the PC version.

You can even take Dan out.

#57
Goutetsu said on May 25, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.

add GOUTETSU, Shin Akuma, Evil Ryu, Elena, Rolento, Q, Kairi and Garuda, and add more stages

#58
Ex_Ein said on May 25, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.

dorko_p86
why are you going on that rant? no I'm really asking why...

bluerectangle:
Or the gayest depending on how you look at it (they're both Freddy Mercury fans who obliviously keep themselves looking good.. do the math and one who likes roses)

Anyone else want to see the Capoeria fighter they tossed out for Hakan?

YES, THEY DESERVE TO DIE AND HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!

#59
canabalistic999 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

I can see some people's argument bout DLC characters being unfair to the people who dont buy them, but who knows it could be a free DLC download kinda like a update, but one way or another if there are new characters I really would like to see Q, Alex, and Rolento they would be awesome on the SSF4 cast but i can see them bringing Charlie back considering how he is associated with guile and abels story.

#60
Doktor42 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:11 p.m.

The character I want to see the most is R.Mika, luckily she has a great chance of making it into the DLC roster if there actually is going to be DLC characters.

A very close second is Q, although I doubt he would be added since he doesn't have a large fan base. Getting even a little bit more information on Q would be great. (Not to mention I like his play style in third strike. Go go turtle style!)

Elena is my third most wanted character for DLC, partially because I want to see what she looks like in SSF4's engine (=P) and partially because she actually has an interesting fighting style.

I must admit I'm not a huge fan of Rolento, but if he's added I won't complain, I just won't play as him.

Also, what's with all the Evil Ryu requests? Why not some E(vi)L Fuerte requests?

#61
The_Researcher said on May 25, 2010 at 8:13 p.m.

I honestly say this. For Alpha series, Rolento, Karin and Mika. From SF3...to keep continuity, I would say Alex, Yun and Yang. If not the last 2, then use Sean and Urien. I think they'd make amazing additions and it'd be easy to work around their tweaks needed. Hugo...as cool as it would be, meh.

Oh, and for adding a real Final Fight character...HAGGAR!! WE WANT THE MAYOR!!

#62
R4HU1 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:17 p.m.

LOL DARKO ON BLAST! You realize they could just put them as secret chars right? Or a button input where the char turns evil/shin. Nobody wants to see dorky ryu and all that junk, we just want chars from previous games. And it's not like I shin and evil are the only chars desired.

#63
Triforce said on May 25, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.

Evil chars are cool-if anyone's worried about balance, just look at how Blazblue does "Unlimited." As long as Sunburned Sakura's there. ;-)

As for new chars completely-I'm pretty happy already-filling in the missing Alpha and 3S spots would be cool though, I'm pushing for Urien the most then (Gill is probably an unrealistic expectation :-().

#64
MAXOUT12 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.

Im good for just elena and yun give the fan boys what they want ... just fix yun so hes not so broken

#65
darko_p86 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:28 p.m.

@67

it was an expression of sarcasm man, relax. Of course i dont wanna see all the different forms of the same character. did you know that theres a DBZ game with like 100+ characters on the ps2 and when it first came out i was like "hey 100+ characters ALL RIGHT!!!", turns out most of them are different versions of the same damn character. Goku Sayan Saga, Goku Cell Saga, Goku Buu Saga, SSJ Goku, SSJ2 Goku, and on and on for almost ALL major characters! i returned that sh!t as faster than it came in. THAT i have a problem with cuz they could use that space for other characters. But as you put it being able to transform during battle, i have absolutely no probs with that.

#66
R4HU1 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.

Yeah haha, I guess I understand where you're coming from Darko, too much of a good thing = bad if not done correctly. Thought I do trust Capcom and I was actually suggesting a button input when selecting the char but what you suggested (during battle) would also fit in with their previous ways. It's going to be interesting to see what they do!

#67
Marcbuckley said on May 25, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.

Charlie is dead ,yo you can't push for someone who's six feet under he does not possess the power of nothingness

#68
Pusha_T said on May 25, 2010 at 8:36 p.m.

Hmm. I think this "rumour" needs to be taken seriously. If the pre SSF4 release rumours ar. Anything to go by then I say "watch this space" !!!!

Rolento is the only one I would like as an extra dlc chAracter.

Hugo would be nice but there are already enough grapplers.
R.Mika - don't really care for her much. Besides she's a grappler too.

The remaining 3rd strike characters (exception of yun/yang/elena) are too wierd for my liking, they wouldn't fit well in SSF4.

#69
R4HU1 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

Marcbuckley isn't Gouken dead too though?

#70
Creeper said on May 25, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

Please no Charlie, Evil Ryu, Shin Akuma, Sunburned Sakura, et cetera. If Capcom is going to take the time to develop and balance new characters, I'm positive the vast majority of the Street Fighter community (and Capcom themselves) would rather have the effort expended on more interesting ones. If poll results (http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2008/se...) and Ono's word (http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2010/ap...) are a sign of things to come, the new character are going to be Hugo, R. Mika, and Rolento. Notice Hugo is the only character in that poll who hasn't been added yet.

#71
kara said on May 25, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#72
darko_p86 said on May 25, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.

a question for Guile players? would u guys rather be able to FK FADC and the follow up with an air throw or crouching fierce punch OR being able to have a different version of Guile (changes appearance while in fight) of saaaaaayyyy.... Evil Guile?

id take the first option ANY DAY. Guile should have been able to do that from the getgo back in vanilla. wtf capcom? why fk my opponent in the air and FADC when i cant follow up with with NOTHING? waste of meter

#73
MALDA said on May 25, 2010 at 8:49 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#74
AnsatsukenChamp said on May 25, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.

No hugo!!! How is that guy even popular?!?! Im fine with r. mika and rolento is a must, but seriously people, Hugo? Too many grapplers already plus the grapplers we already have are cooler than hugo will ever be. If anyone from sf3 should be in it, it should either be remy(our answer to iori from kof), Q(that guy has trenchcoat, hows is that not cool), or yun/yang(even gen needs his clones, albiet really cool chinese twin brothers).

#75
Marcbuckley said on May 25, 2010 at 8:59 p.m.

#74 didn't you play goukens story :O ?

#76
AnsatsukenChamp said on May 25, 2010 at 9 p.m.

Also, i support the idea of seeing the return of charlie, probanly add him as secret boss, only way to unlock is to beat him in arcade, and a long time ago i heard they wanted to add some character from another game, if its possible, it should be terry bogard

#77
R4HU1 said on May 25, 2010 at 9:08 p.m.

@Marcbuckley Snap, no I didn't. I assumed it followed suit of the story O_O but I mean if they can change for Gouken then they can change for Charlie :) I want Charlie so there's more charge char options and sonic boom chars. More charge chars!

#78
ScytheWP said on May 25, 2010 at 9:16 p.m.

I've been dying for Urien...we only got 1 new charge character

#79
CONSTvariable23 said on May 25, 2010 at 9:27 p.m.

Don't get me wrong, R. Mika is hot and would be amazing in 3d, but unless they did tweaking on a level I don't expect, we'd probably be seeing her about as much as Gen. She was *awful* in SFA3, her slide was literally the only thing going for her. Mark my words, if she makes it into SSFIV Hakan will have someone to look down on.

As for the whole Evil Ryu debate... in my opinion regular Ryu is more than a little bit of a Marty Stu with his squeaky clean image + significant emo cred due to his inner struggles. As such, Evil Ryu is an appealing concept in that he's a Ryu who has "fallen". He hasn't just turned to evil, he's actually lost control; he's a crazy destruction-seeker rather than merely ruthless, making him a failure compared to both Gouken and Akuma. And yet he's still a major badass, and cuts a tragic figure without even a hint of self-pity.

That said, there is color 10, PA 10 (the Akuma pose), the Satsui Ryu title, and the fact that both his Ultras are Satsui no Hadō-powered. At this point Ryu is so close to evil already that I'm not seeing much need to make it official. And we already have Shin Akuma, even though he's pretty disappointing compared to the SFA3 version which loved to use Shun Goku Satsu at exactly the moments you couldn't possibly avoid it.

#80
Marcbuckley said on May 25, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

Mikas Late flying body press was good as well she really didn't need to be as bad as she was he excessive missed throws really pissed me off but i believe in super street fighter IV she would actually pass as an excellent character she's still unique and falls in with zangiefs story and el fuerte

@R4HU1 yeah i always thought goukens reason for living was retarded but i think briging charlie back to life is a bit of a stretch even for capcom i mean guile is at his grave at the end of his story i think everyone should just take guiles alt costume throw on the shades of glory and pretend guile is charlie

#81
ThatJoshGuy said on May 25, 2010 at 10:02 p.m.

I hope it's:

R.Mika
Hugo
Rolento
Elena

at least :)

#82
Jskill said on May 25, 2010 at 10:12 p.m.

Twelve

#83
Otitis said on May 25, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.

The #1 character I wanted in SSF4 was Rolento... if he's gonna be DLC I'd buy it day 1 :'(

#84
Jerry said on May 25, 2010 at 10:35 p.m.

YUN, YANG, ORO, RETSU!!!

#85
Megatonbeef said on May 25, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.

Their are many characters I would love to see added but I'm not sure about Hugo, we have alot of grapplers as it is for a SF game. It could make a few grapplers useless if Hugo had his 360 grab, Anti-Air grab, his wall bounce throw for easy set ups, plus Hammer Mountain having him rush down the stage at you. Adding the Big Pink German into SF4 and kepping him balanced would be tough.

#86
Otter_of_Death said on May 25, 2010 at 10:54 p.m.

@91: there's no valid page at that link, and I don't think Capcom is stupid enough to include Oro.

#87
SurgeFist said on May 25, 2010 at 10:56 p.m.

link broken

#88
SurgeFist said on May 25, 2010 at 10:56 p.m.

lol imagine they give us hugo but he still has his worker helmet on ;p

#89
Lunar said on May 25, 2010 at 11:14 p.m.

GIVE US DUDLEY

#90
SpeedBrkr said on May 25, 2010 at 11:21 p.m.

I vote for Martial Arts Clown.

Source: http://is.gd/cpw3Y

#91
BK said on May 25, 2010 at 11:22 p.m.

i knew they couldnt leave karin out. nothings better than a true rival battle.

#92
GameTrekker said on May 25, 2010 at 11:34 p.m.

R. Mika, Rolento and Elena are shoe-ins of course. All great.

But... Hugo? Why? Really, why? There's no way his popularity is as high as those other three. Plus he's a grappler on top of that, and four of those in one Street Fighter game is kinda too many.

I'd think much more interest would be generated by including Q, considering his unique style and completely open backstory that would be exceptionally interesting to hear more about.

Hugo already has his spot in the background of the Skyscraper stage. Q for DLC!

#93
Gayguy_Spamahomo said on May 26, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.

lol @ an already lopsided, match-up centric, lenient input mess of a Naruto fight-game getting even MORE unbalanced! xD

R.I.P. Street Fighter series.

#94
MetallusDuende said on May 26, 2010 at 12:12 a.m.

The hype train is set for another trip?

im gonna play sceptic and wait for an official character poll @ capcom's forum...

everything else is just speculation...

#95
eddy_c_h said on May 26, 2010 at 12:32 a.m.

Bring R.Mika, Karin, Elena, and all the SF Babes.
But most of all, Yun, Yang, and Oro would be cool.

#96
eddy_c_h said on May 26, 2010 at 12:37 a.m.

Please don't bring Charlie back... Remy is better.
They are different!

#97
papajohn said on May 26, 2010 at 12:52 a.m.

Hugo and Birdie would be great! I know they don't have much of a chance, but I'm still hoping they get in.

But please, don't waste a slot on R. Mika!

#98
Tomiwa11 said on May 26, 2010 at 1:13 a.m.

ELENA
and people saying more stages to go with more characters
i think there should also be more game mode - especially offline...i dont know why they took out time attack and survival

#99
chickenwings said on May 26, 2010 at 1:39 a.m.

i hope we get a balance update along with any fighters. Not to say super 4 isnt way better balance wise then regular for but some things could still use some polish. Another big thing is gonna be how much they plan on chargering if they do intend on chargeing for the dlc characters. THis could really splinter the community and i dont think it will help capcom in the long run, i mean they just brought back sf it would be ashame to lose it now.

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