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Capcom announces five new characters and six new stages as DLC for Super Street Fighter 4: AE 2012

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • July 13, 2013 at 12:44 p.m. PDT
Update: A video of the panel has been added into the story.

Capcom announced at the Street Fighter panel at EVO 2013 that five new characters and six new stages are going to make it into the next Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 update.

The new characters are the four from Street Fighter x Tekken: Rolento, Elena, Hugo and Poison. The fifth character is a brand new one that has never been seen in a Street Fighter game before, which does not exclude the possibility of it being from another Capcom franchise.


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This is a DLC download which will cost $15, or $40 as a direct digital download/retail copy of the whole game. The DLC will work with both Super Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition through a continuous upgrade path.

Players who purchase the full digital release of the update will receive all previous DLC costumes for free. Also, UDON is designing brand new costumes that will be released as a pre-order bonus for retail.

The trailer showcasing the brand new name and logo will debut before AE Grand Finals at EVO 2013. The release of the game has been stated to be "early 2014", to be released on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Japanese arcades via the NESICA system.

Notes from Slasher. Video from MetalMusicMan04. Leave your comments below.

Comments

andyknigth said on July 13, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

let the hype begin

#1
Flashy said on July 13, 2013 at 12:46 p.m.

Wesker for Street Fighter

#2
GoodMan said on July 13, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.

YO WHERES ALEX AND KARIN???

#3
RAYG2000 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.

..........what?

#4
ElHiznahn said on July 13, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

herp derp copy/paste existing characters
FIFTEEN U.S. DOLLARS
FIFTEEN U.S. DOLLARS
FIFTEEN U.S. DOLLARS

#5
JaeThrillz said on July 13, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

I think I'm going to cry

#6
Aeybo said on July 13, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.

5th character probably gonna be Asura

#7
anthonygamer said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

Poison?! Well there's my new main character.

#8
Tyshi said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

HAGGAR FOR SF

#9
Epedemic said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

AHHHHHH No Q.... GDI!

#10
SimpliztiK said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

brand new character huh? ASURA...I CALLED IT.

#11
NvhA said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

Hisashiburi, Rolento. We'll be together again <3

#12
RedEther said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

@7 That would be the worst thing ever.

#13
Crazcar said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

Yes! No Alex or Q, but I'll take it! :3

#14
RebornOdin said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

#5

herp derp, 6 brand new stages which had to be made from scratch. herp derp a complete rebalancing of all characters.

Shut up.

#15
fighter5717 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:49 p.m.

WHERE THE F IS MY ALEX CAPCOM?

#16
MajorPug said on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

Asura would be incredible and it now has to happen.

#17
diddykv said on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

HUGO! YES! YES! YES!

Moreover, I can just imagine what's about to happen: A new shoto has entered the ring!

#18
sav said on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

wtf the hypes been killed just a lil bit i mean sf x tekken characters and only 1 new character...

#19
2nd_striker said on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

GIVE ME A DAMN VITA VERSION!!!

#20
dezeray112 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:50 p.m.

Sweet!

#21
Snipeclips said on July 13, 2013 at 12:51 p.m.

Wow, reusing models from SFxT. Great...

#22
YouDontKnowMe said on July 13, 2013 at 12:51 p.m.

6 New Stages is pretty cool.

#23
DeadpoolDash said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

LabZero Games: an indie developer makes a new stage and five new characters and they'll be free.

Capcom: One big, rich, company-developer. Is gonna make us buy the same game for a 3rd time with new characters.

Suck it, Capcom, not spending more money on Bad 4.

#24
JumpMan33 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

Well at lest the characters will be in a more balanced game now that is more active in tournaments. Has Haggar been in a Street Fighter game before?

#26
J said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

In b4 that chick from "Remember Me".

#27
RoanHen said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

WTF? So what was the reason of that pool if they didn't use the results to select the chars? Where is Karin and Alex?

#28
EMP_BrokeTier_Triforce said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

The 5th mystery character is Vergil

#29
YoYoCheese said on July 13, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.

HUGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GET ALL THE HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#30
Flashy said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Wait...Asura from Asura's Wrath. Calling it.

#31
TheBoneCollector said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Are you serious I waited for this just for them to tell me there putting characters in from sfxt? I was really hoping Alex was in he was going to be my new main

#32
bukkakebaby said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

I saw on SRK that release date details will be revealed early next year. NEXT YEAR? NOOOO WE CANT TAKE IT.

#33
Tensa said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

YESSSSS

#34
PandorasCrate said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Oh man. I get TKCS back and Poison? My day has just been made! <3

#35
ashvanden said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

shut up and take my money

#36
Atrkl said on July 13, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.

Poison might actually be a good character in the SF4 system

#37
Super_Honda said on July 13, 2013 at 12:54 p.m.

There is an artwork of Gill for SSF4 and I really do like the artwork of Gill. He's looking really bad ass with flames coming out from his fist. But because Capcom has stated that the 5th character is going to be a new 1, the possibility of Gill or Alex being in SSF4 is out of the window now. Anyway, I really hope that Capcom has remade stages of Ryu, Honda, Sagat and maybe Dictator from SF2. That will be awesome.

#38
VerZioN said on July 13, 2013 at 12:54 p.m.

Oh that sounds really good, but still I wanna hear about the overall system changes.

While I'm quite excited about all this new stuff, don't you think that it would be pretty easy to basically "port" those characters from SFxT into SF4 either way still VERY EXCITED

I'd really hope that the new character is Daigo with a Valle Skin alt. (had to say it)

#39
Kurow said on July 13, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.

There is already images of this update...

The final character is Alex: http://i.imgur.com/i5Bq60b.jpg

Karin and R.Mika excluded one more time.

If you look closely this is just a copy/paste from SFxT and the only original character would be Alex.

#40
RebornOdin said on July 13, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.

#25

Alex isn't in the new update. The four were already announced to be Hugo, Elena, Poison and Rolento. The fifth one was never in any Street Fighter game, so it's not Alex.

#41
Crazcar said on July 13, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

@25 The Alex pic proves those are just SF4/SFxT mods, he'd be new character #5 but he's been in SF before.

#42
H_Magnus said on July 13, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

"The fifth character is a brand new one that has never been seen in a Street Fighter game before, which does not exclude the possibility of it being from another Capcom franchise."

HOLY DINK IT'S THE MAYOR OF EARTH!!!

#43
thiagoeis said on July 13, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

Watching AE yesterday made me consider buying the game. But now I have to pay for recycled SFxT characters? Screw this :(

#44
SoundwaveButcher said on July 13, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

Dante version 2013.

#45
MF_BEATZ said on July 13, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

what about oro and q? Why hugo and poison lame a$$?

#46
Ultimateninja82 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

Meh I would have preferred Charlie, Alex, Karin & Rolento. New charcater better be good to make up for this. To be fair I would have been hyped if sf x tekken didnt exist as I have seen these charcaters and how they would play in sf4.

#47
thomaslight said on July 13, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

Come on, Haggar!

#48
TagAnarchy said on July 13, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

Source or it's a lie.

#49
andyknigth said on July 13, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.

but i expected better, like given everyone their characters and making this game go out with a bang, but something is better than nothing :(

#50
skyline0216 said on July 13, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.

ehhh I am not a fan of elena, rolento, poison, or hugo....very disappointed. =( if only they brought back Karin, but apparently Karin = megaman

#51
JJOR64 said on July 13, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Really excited for this. Now I'm curious if this will come to the Arcade version. If Capcom was smart, they would do it.

#52
JiFoJoka said on July 13, 2013 at 1:01 p.m.

I hope it's MIKE HAGGAR!

Otherwise a franchise that can be linked to Street Fighter (just like Final Fight). Maybe Batsu from Rival Schools?

#53
Ketchup17 said on July 13, 2013 at 1:01 p.m.

no Twelve.. no reason to get it. SSF4 still doesn't have a character I want to play >_>

#54
Ett said on July 13, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.

New stages. NEW MUSIC !

Lets go Gene

#55
ShinzoBishamon said on July 13, 2013 at 1:04 p.m.

I think there was a legal issue concerning Karin, and thats why they never brought her back

#56
ODLowKi said on July 13, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

I'm actually liking this so far.

#57
MonkeyCha0s said on July 13, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

i wanted these characters when AE was announced not after theyve all been used in SFxT. now would be a chance to put in Alex, the highly requested Karin, and MAYBE two other characters we wouldve liked more instead of just putting SFxT characters.

eh, i guess im still "happy" to play Hugo and Poison if this is true :(

#58
Villest1 said on July 13, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

This sh*t is weak as f*ck. didn't care about these characters in SFxT. Don't care about them being I SF4.

#59
Gorehound said on July 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

@#22

Is anybody surprise by Capcom reusing character models?

Capcom is very notorious for being incredibly lazy and just reusing well everything.

Why spend millions creating new characters when they can just copy and paste.

I'm all for a brand new character, but it better be an original character with a unique fighting style. Ah who am I kidding, they are going to just rework another character with a different skin and just call it new.

#60
Rootsat said on July 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

i hope the new characters to be playable but not s+++ tier. don´t want to see only two characters at every major like happened with the twins in AE.

#61
MentalFloss said on July 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

All 4 are being re-used from SFxT. Asura would make perfect sense being he's already modeled into the game basically from the dlc.

#62
era said on July 13, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.

its megaman!

so hype gush gush

#63
jme said on July 13, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.

My question is if they confirmed this info what are they gonna show at SDCC that they keep talking about?

#64
PropLeXed said on July 13, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.

Poison... seriously? lol.

#65
GoodMan said on July 13, 2013 at 1:07 p.m.

If the new character isn't Alex, then it's a model from SFxT on the Tekken side and they simply just made it a new character, Just like how they modeled Ogre from Seth. Thats my guess.

#66
IntuitionImpulse said on July 13, 2013 at 1:08 p.m.

Confusing.

I see Alex here: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BO-4Y1UCE...

So is he or isn't he added?

Also, no Karin? =/ I'm disappointed. Not trying to sound ungrateful to Capcom, but Elena, Hugo, Rolento and Poison are really uninteresting choices to me. I really dislike Rolento's looks and moves, and Hugo and Poison aren't very interesting either. Not to mention it's a bit lazy to simply take the sfxtk character models.

If they wanted to be lazy, I'd even prefer if they only added Alex and the 5th mystery character, and skipped the copy-paste from sfxtk.

#67
RebornOdin said on July 13, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

Why are all of you acting like the 4 announced characters is anything of a surprise? It was posted over a month ago that most of the work on the characters could transfer over easily to the SF 4 engine.

Ono even stated that they would bring it up with the R&D team when someone found that out. The reason why they are being included in the update is BECAUSE they fit so well into the game. This update was very likely going to be $15 regardless of whether they were in there or not given the 6 new stages.

#68
ZeDudd said on July 13, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

@ 13:

You misspelled "best".

#69
i208khonsu said on July 13, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

I really hope Rolento's Ultra 2 is Take no Prisoners.

#70
slx said on July 13, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.

Look they figured out how the modders imported 3d models properly from sfxt into sf4 and they are charging you for it.

#71
IoriaM said on July 13, 2013 at 1:12 p.m.

fu** NO KARIN HOLY SH************T

#72
Neoxon said on July 13, 2013 at 1:12 p.m.

It's either Haggar or Asura. Asura already fought Ryu, Evil Ryu, Akuma, & Oni in the crossover Asura's Wrath DLC. Haggar would complete the reunion of the Original Final Fight Trio.

Please be Haggar.

#73
trog said on July 13, 2013 at 1:12 p.m.

I've been waiting for Elena and Rolento for a long time. Hugo is great too. That being said, I expected more characters, since those 4 were already made for SFxT. At the very least I thought Alex and Karin were in.

#74
RebornOdin said on July 13, 2013 at 1:14 p.m.

#71

Uh, no, sorry, that's not how it works.

#75
MentalFloss said on July 13, 2013 at 1:16 p.m.

Asura is already 3/4 done from the games dlc. Why wouldn't they use him instead of having to create an entire new character. This is Capcom we're talking about...

http://theunplayables.com/wp-content/...

#76
LightningGoza said on July 13, 2013 at 1:16 p.m.

ALEX CAPCOM PLEASE

#77
EnsignHiro said on July 13, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.

Great we get wack characters like rolento and elena. I will still get it but damn why nit karin like people mentioned

#78
mario3d said on July 13, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.

Obvius guys, chars of the SF vs TK, sorry, not Alex or more SF alpha chars,:(
Most curious about fifth char, SF classic, different franchise or a completly new char?

#79
RunningWild said on July 13, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#80
JesseRobles said on July 13, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

MAH GURLS POISON AND ELENA! :D
No reason to play SFxT anymore! lol

#81
RoanHen said on July 13, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

I would love to see Terry Bogard as a guest :)

#82
Jaxon76 said on July 13, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.

Karin whiners are not part of the FGC.

#83
IntuitionImpulse said on July 13, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Like many ppl said, the 5th character being Asura from Asura's Wrath makes sense, given how they copy-pasted the character models from sfxtk. =/

I'm surprised that there's no Karin though, since Ono is aware of how much fans want her, and she was the 3! most voted character in the polls overall.

Wait, WHY did we vote in that poll if they were just gonna use characters from sfxtk anyway??

#84
rvnender said on July 13, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Just take my money capcom.

#85
efehs said on July 13, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

captain commando anyone? after all... he is suposed to be in the future of the final fight series...

or else, Akuma

#86
dorayaki said on July 13, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

YO I'M convinced ALEX is a new character in it. THose pics are legit. Maybe they didn't want to mention him or surprise people or whatever but it looks legit. Just sayin'

#87
Zenfluence said on July 13, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.

Yep final nail in SFXTs coffin, lookin forward to Elena though.

#88
SnakeX said on July 13, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

To the people crying about Hugo, Rolento, Poison, and Elena: You should be grateful you're getting more characters at all. Stop being babies. They could have easily just done a balance patch and that's it, but I'm sure the same people complaining about those characters would have complained about NOT getting those characters. There is just no pleasing some of you cavemen.

15 dollars for 5 new characters and 6 new stages is a fantastic deal. We already paid that amount for just 4 before. They're upping the amount of content we're getting and keeping the price the same. Stop crying over everything for once?

#89
tygertang said on July 13, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Isn't Hugo in the metro city stage? haha

#90
gohan16ken said on July 13, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Subzero is the fifth character.

#91
Focusflute said on July 13, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Really no Alex, Urien, and Q? Way to take the easy route putting in the SFxTekken chars instead of the ones most requested in the char poll......

#92
KataM said on July 13, 2013 at 1:26 p.m.

Only recicled characters... Oh, Capcom, always so predictable.

#93
Tyshi said on July 13, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

Gonna say Haggar... and this one is out there, or Tom, Alex's friend and trainer.

#94
maxs2d2ace said on July 13, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

I knew it, totally called it. although this just seems like an easy cash in to an already popular game. im really excited to get back into this game. sf x tk was garbage but at least something good came from it.

#95
KiD_LupE said on July 13, 2013 at 1:29 p.m.

While this is cool news and great news for the game.... Hype instantly died for me. I dont like to use any of those characters personally. Oh well, guess I'll just wait for Sakura and Adon changes.

#96
IntuitionImpulse said on July 13, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

@90 Not true. I would not complain about NOT getting those characters, because I despise seeing Rolento in my games, and Hugo irks me as well. I can stand Poison and Elena (if I dont have to hear her voice much...) but yeah I could have just taken a balance patch.
Or one single new character instead of these 4-5. (5th will probably be Asura, given this trend.)

#97
Dygengar said on July 13, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

No offense but I'm glad Karin didn't make it everyone was crying about die being to strong and then u guys ask for ANOTHER rekka character man please!

#98
VegaBisonAbel said on July 13, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.

THE BAZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#99
Morrellium_84 said on July 13, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.

So this is a still of HSF4 Alex:

http://i.imgur.com/7mmxMkT.jpg

That means that Alex is i the game right?

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