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Ono rules out Asura & Bad Box Art Mega Man as fifth Street Fighter 4 character, talking with EVO players about game balance

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 14, 2013 at 10:31 a.m. PDT
Capcom will be making an official announcement later in the year as to who the 5th character is that's joining the Street Fighter 4 franchise. Yesterday, Capcom announced that Rolento, Elena, Hugo and Poison would be added to the lineup, but they said there's one more who's never been playable in a Street Fighter game before.

Today, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono ruled out two candidates, Asura from Asura's Wrath and Bad Box Art Mega Man, who was a PS3 exclusive character in Street Fighter X Tekken.

Ono also said he's been enjoying talking to players at EVO about the balance of games like SSF4 AE v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Tip from Neoxon, Ice9 and Zombiebrian.

Comments

KarbyP said on July 14, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

Okay it's GOTTA be Haggar then.

Cody, Guy, Rolento, Poison, Hugo, and now Haggar. Makes the most sense.

Also makes sense considering how much Capcom likes recycling. :-X

Besides, why is Ono-san talking to players about MvC tuning when they've pretty much said they prolly can't do another MvC3 update... Trollono's most likely hinting at Haggar with that comment.

#1
Schwoi said on July 14, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.

Akira from rival schools would be awesome °o°

#2
dtbighead0812 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:35 a.m.

oh snap! maybe it is haggar then.. but i kinda hope not

#3
Wuddha said on July 14, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.

Terry Bogard

#4
Coldarion said on July 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

Its the woman from Remember me, pretty sure its her. because dident they say her fighting is based off of Street Fighter to "Some" extent?

#5
Neoxon said on July 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

It's most likely Haggar, then.

#6
RandomDP said on July 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

Of course it isn't going to be fat MegaMan...

It's going to be Old ass MegaMan (older then Gen) XD

#7
ProjectAngel said on July 14, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

Either gonna be Haggar or someone from Rival Schools. My best guess.

#8
Biggz124 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

PLEASE BE A RIVAL SCHOOLS CHARACTER!

I WANT AKIRA WITHOUT THE HELMET!

#9
Aluppoj said on July 14, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

Haggar would be immense!

That's be the only thing that could dry my Alex tears.

#10
Encomiastic_Gamer said on July 14, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

OK... That settles it. Intrigued if Capcom brass would reconsider King Cobra as the fifth combatant to be unveiled behind the curtain. We'll see.

#11
Xnyles said on July 14, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.

It's Samanosuke.

#12
LeonX said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Eventhubs thanks to make a screenshot of my tweet :3 I'm famous now :P
By @rafaelmartines XD

#13
NyuBomber said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Thank you for debunking Asura, Ono. Haggar makes the most sense, we've near all the Final Fight cast already.

#WeWantLucia

#14
Diamond said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Now I think of someone between Haggar or Batsu( Or another characters from Rival School.)

#15
disp said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

thank god no asura. he already looks identical to evil ryu with white hair

#16
mvegetam said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Edit: It's probably haggar then.. or could it be a new character new for ss4?

#17
JesseRobles said on July 14, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

I also think it's the girl from Remember Me. But Haggar is a good guess too.

#18
BlackHart said on July 14, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

I'm callin Nilin from Remember Me.

#19
Orichalkos said on July 14, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

It has to be either Hagger
unless they decide to pull a oddball and add Batsu instead since they could use recycle his look from TVC

#20
lukecage83 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

It's Mike...

still a lil' let down that all the "new stuff" is just ported from a game that sucks, but if Haggar's in it, then it's all good.

#21
soggytoast said on July 14, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

Wow, not Asura?

I was pretty certain. Now I have no idea...

@4

Terry would actually be pretty sick... but idk they might consider CvS a "Street Fighter game", so he wouldn't fit the hints.

#22
RedRapperSux said on July 14, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

Please Capcom... do not break the SF universe.

#23
aagallim said on July 14, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

Rufus' original design. "Cobra," was it?

#24
mvegetam said on July 14, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

It's probably haggar... or could they create a new character for ssf4?

#25
azntsx5AT said on July 14, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.

... or it could be an entirely new character? anybody consider that?

#26
LeonX said on July 14, 2013 at 10:44 a.m.

I would like Kyosuke from Rival Schools :D

#27
yes4me said on July 14, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

I hope it is not Haggar. Haggar has been in a Capcom fighter game. It is called MvC3. His gameplay will look like Zangief

#28
NyuBomber said on July 14, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.

A brand new character (or a character idea they had scrapped, ie. King Cobra) is my close second prediction, after Haggar.

#29
theshredder39 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:48 a.m.

I'd be happy if it was Haggar because that dude is long overdue to be playable in Street Fighter, yeah he'd be another Zangief but hey count how many shotos are in the game, let me give you a hint there's more than 5.

#30
Neoxon said on July 14, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

@29

Haggar hasn't been in a Street Fighter game, yet. He's fair game.

#31
Z3R0 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

Haggar would make sense, but...we already have two wrestler...

I hope wesker will be announced :) i like him :)

#32
HiryuMK said on July 14, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

Thank God! Asura and Bad Boxart Mega Man (even as a joke character) are terrible characters.

#33
Tainoaldo174 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:50 a.m.

Hmmm..its kind of weird though...somebody that was at the panel posted several images of Hugo, Elena, Rolento ALL in the SF4 stages but they also posted a picture of Alex from 3rd Strike.

#34
Gurpwnder said on July 14, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

What'll Haggar do that Gief can't?

Gief can even become Haggar with his alt 1 costume.

#35
212KyGaming said on July 14, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

Its a Tekken character. Jin or Kazuya they haven't been in a "Street Fighter" before... God I hope I'm wrong.

#36
RoboBoomByYahh said on July 14, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

It's going to be Haggar

#37
Villest1 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

I wouldn't mind having the girl from Remembet Me. I'd actually prefer her over Haggar. Not really a grappler fan.

#38
UnTi said on July 14, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.

Violent Ken, Cyborg Chun, Slim Honda, etc. It's sad, but this is the kind of character that I'm waiting...

#39
Deyrax said on July 14, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

No Fat Megaman = Slim Megaman Kappa

#40
RedEther said on July 14, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.

I hope it's Nilin.

#41
KV998 said on July 14, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.

Crap, i actually wanted Asura. His gameplay would be amazing

#42
YoYoCheese said on July 14, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Let's go Haggar!

#43
Makoto_is_sexy said on July 14, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Capcom should of added characters that arent in any fighting games from this generation

#44
Existent said on July 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.

I want Haggar. Make the Final Fight gang complete.

#45
ssf4evo said on July 14, 2013 at 11 a.m.

i hope its not Haggar....

#46
Ice9 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

==============================
Common sense note:
During the reveal, video @ 2:09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqBpk3...

He says "I've gotta give you guys a hint."

This wording alludes to us already knowing who the character is, otherwise, we would not need to be hinted. a "hint" would not work on a character who is entirely brand-new and this:
http://evilgeniuses.gg/capcom-details...

Clarifies that the character is one who simply was not "playable" in Street Fighter franchise, as if implying the character may in fact have history with the SF universe already.

==========================

#47
GodPride said on July 14, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Well atleast it isn't Asura. :D

It may very well be Hagger but I'd rather have SF3's take on Hulk Hogan in SF4. Hagger will be just as bland and slow as Zangief and we already have Hugo whose movesets are far more unique. I just hope his moves are more impactful like in 3rd Strike and his attire updated.

#48
Ett said on July 14, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

I am hoping for Gene.(god fist)
But in the end I just want them to fit in. Rival schools or Final Fight Character would be a great addition.

#49
Madmax77 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Asura would have been the best

#50
cadnexus said on July 14, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

Remember he said "never been in a Street Fighter game" that could also mean someone totally new. Now it's down to these two obviously:

King Cobra
http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?publi...

Haggar

Someone should ask about King Cobra and Haggar to see his response. If you get techinical, Haggar has been in a Street Fighter game as a cameo lol, so that could count him out. In my opinion his addition would be weak, we already have Zangief. The reason they add him could be he's so easy to do especially when you can copy his move set from MvC3.

http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/H...

#51
Ice9 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

http://evilgeniuses.gg/capcom-details...

Matt Dahlgren: "You have not seen this **>character played<** in any Street Fighter game before. So whether or not **>it’s a character from that universe or not I can’t say at this time<**, but I can say for certain that you have never seen this character **>played in the franchise<** before."

It's highly likely that this is Haggar based on how they're trying to focus the phrasing.

#52
Echo01 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

It'll be whoever they can copypaste the easiest.

#53
Mike said on July 14, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

Now I'm hype for the new character. I'd pay $15 just to see who it is.

#54
DK_ALEX_DK said on July 14, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

I was right! i told you guys it wouldn't be Asura (or something close to it) on
http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/ju...

Haggar will be my guess as we pretty much need the Slam Master vs the Red Cyclone.

#55
theramin said on July 14, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

Gou Hibiki.

#56
Gurpwnder said on July 14, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.

@ 57

That'd be rad as f*ck!

#57
Ice9 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.

@ #52 / cadnexus

Nope. King Cobra is ruled out specifically because the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqBpk3...

"I've gotta give you guys a hint."
We already know the character to be an established character and existing as a story entity in a Capcom Franchise, otherwise, we can't be hinted at "Who" the character is.

The link and message in my last post utterly destroys all chances of King Cobraeven meeting the requirements since Matt D. Already confirmed that the character exists in a Capcom Franchise in-entity (a completed, known character). King Cobra does not meet that criteria and is ruled out by default.

#58
deteknician said on July 14, 2013 at 11:13 a.m.

Haggar :'''(

#59
mario3d said on July 14, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

Put Haggar!

#60
nuttylover101 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

Also, with Haggar, the background of hugo's render has an image of a guy with a championship belt in hand, he looks suspiciously like haggar, maybe a hint

#61
OminusBuster said on July 14, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#62
sheabutta87 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

i think its probably batsu,there are clues that say the rival schools games take place in the street fighter world like final fight does. plus batsu was in tvc so his moveset is pretty much there.

#63
Freeyu said on July 14, 2013 at 11:16 a.m.

It's gonna be somebody we already know but can't guess because we don't know anything about the character yet but when they reveal it we are gonna be all like aaaaaah maaan I knew it!

#64
Wardog said on July 14, 2013 at 11:18 a.m.

Capcom put in Samanosuke from onimusha, so ya'll can can work on a new onimusha game. I'm still shock that there isn't a new onimusha game for the PS3 and Xbox360... also rival school.

Edit: I know this isn't a Capcom game but we need a new Tenchu game to come out for the PS3 & Xbox360. I love that game..

#65
Ice9 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

#63

Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Dan, Sakura, Evil Ryu, Sean, Gouken, Oni

Yun, Yang.

http://i.imgur.com/KzfFXDr.jpg

#66
Novaire said on July 14, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

My theory is that the character is Alex (Mainly due to that screenshot), despite the fact that they said the character hasn't been in a previous game, I think this could reference that Street Fighter 4 is a prequel to 3, therefore the character hasn't been in a Street Fighter game just yet, of course this could be nonsense.

#67
skitz0phrenic said on July 14, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

The 5th character is obviously Mike Ross.

#68
Deyrax said on July 14, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

Ono Bipson
Ono Chun
Ono Blanka

Choose your destiny.

#69
SMITUS said on July 14, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.
#70
lukatmashuz said on July 14, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

It's Jean Reno; Alex's mentor Kappa

#71
SlamJam said on July 14, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

It's either Haggar or Goutetsu. I imagine Haggar could pick up the pipe like Cody's knife (or use it during his focus attack) and would have an air grab. Or he'd have something like Deejay's light kick in his lp violent axe. He'd be interesting to play.

#72
h1tm0nl33 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

Nilin from Remember Me. :/

#73
SnakeX said on July 14, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

So all those people being so sure that it would be Asura probably feel real dumb right now huh? I figured it wouldn't be, as anyone that has played Asura's Wrath would tell you that Asura would be a better fit for Marvel.

@25

Oh man I would LOVE that. Bring "King Cobra" to life!

#74
cadnexus said on July 14, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

Nope @Ice9
That doesn't prove it. People can still argue King Cobra could be possibly in, especially when the announcer said "BRAND NEW CHARACTER" Haggar is NOT a brand new character. So it's down to, I think, Haggar and King Cobra unless Ono or someone from Capcom rules him out. I think you misinterpreted the announcement.

#75
bunny said on July 14, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

sorry guys but im not wanting haggar all that much ... at least not if he's gonna just be a watered down gief. So so happy its not gonna be ass ura Really want to see a new character.

#76
TheMasterPlayer said on July 14, 2013 at 11:29 a.m.

It's going to be Haggar from the Final Fight Series. Otherwise why would they put in the rest of the final fight characters in the game, without him to round them all out. My second best guess would also be a tekken character since they've already copy pasted the additional 4 characters from that game. Jin or Kazuya Mishima would be a good fit for SF engine. Or Dimitry from the Darkstalkers series.

#77
DangerOnTheRanger said on July 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

It's Batsu, I'm telling you guys.

#78
HyperViperNZ said on July 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

It's obviously Ada Wong. Wishful thinking to the max!

#79
OSM said on July 14, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Morrigan or Demitri to promote Darkstalkers 4.

#80
Kaiyuss said on July 14, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

It'll be a Darkstalkers character to promote the new DS game built on the SF4 engine.

#81
Liamis1337 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

I doubt it's Haggar. Gief's alternate costume is a Haggar outfit so I just don't see that happening. If it was a brand new character they would have said that so I'm going to guess that it will be some character from another franchise that will make us all shrug our shoulders and say "meh" ;-)

#82
HooliganComboFTW said on July 14, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Please no Haggar we have enough final fight characters, add a Rival Schools character since they are in the same universe as Street Fighter. Maybe Batsu or Kyosuke.

No random guest characters like adding a Darkstalkers character please

#83
Kaiyuss said on July 14, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.

@OSM
Beat me to it.

#84
OminusBuster said on July 14, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#85
Deyrax said on July 14, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

#73 I thought Goutetsu too, but then I remembered he's dead so....

#86
badjab326 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:37 a.m.

Oh thank god!

#87
StriderSpinel said on July 14, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

@19 you got it... it's the girl from remember me...Nilin.

#88
RoanHen said on July 14, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

So it's Haggar. We already know so so how his gameplay will be just looking into UMvC3

#89
Wardog said on July 14, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

@78

I might be wrong, but I don't think any Tekken characters can come over to that game cause of legal stuff. That's why there isn't a update disk version with all the characters of SfxT, like they did with super street fighter arcade edition cause of the legal stuff.

#90
KataM said on July 14, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.

We're talking about Capcom. They will take a Tekken side character model from SFxT and apply some small changes to create a "new" character. Same thing they did with Gouken to create Oni. Call it Dan's dad with some Kazuya+Jin's moveset, Goutetsu with some Heihachi+Paul's moveset or Ryu's mom with some Nina+Julia's moveset.

#91
Crazcar said on July 14, 2013 at 11:40 a.m.

After so many thinking it was Asura, a few hours later he was put down. Him not being in is good, since he's from outside the franchise and would fit better in a VS game anyways. And BBA Megaman would've just been the biggest troll ever.

Knowing Asura ain't in just supports Haggar's inclusion, the one doubt I have though is that Zangief has his outfit as alt. 1. Do hope it's him though, or someone from Rival Schools. Then again, from what #48 pointed out, the crazy idea of it being Alex's trainer, Tom, could work as he's in the SF universe, just never playable. Since SF4 happens before SF3 it makes sense to include him rather than Alex, as Alex's initial reason for fighting in SF3 was for Tom's sake, what reason could he have now? Getting my hopes up, but one can dream...

#92
Deyrax said on July 14, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

What if it is someone from Bipson's dolls ? There are like what, 12 of them, right ?

#93
6748 said on July 14, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

@slamjam
man i didnt even think of goutetsu and i believe thats a high possibility it would just blow up this entire update if he is going to be added

#94
efehs said on July 14, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

Again, Captain Commando anyone :3?

#95
Wardog said on July 14, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

@83

Blanka got Dan outfit. So it wouldn't effect Haggar at all.

#96
cadnexus said on July 14, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.

In my opinion a brand new character never before seen would be best. From each addition they'd all ways added completely new characters like Crimson Viper and those who came out in SF4, then SS4 added Juri and the Hakan, and ect, the AE added Oni Akuma who is pretty much brand new. King Cobra or someone else completely Brand NEW would be excellent. Haggar would be a weak addition, but no surprise if he got in.

#97
StoopidMunky said on July 14, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.

Haggar would be a great addition to posion, rolento, guy, cody, and hugo

#98
Mac_Gargan said on July 14, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.


NOT Haggar please. Can you really imagine him without the MvC crazy pipe animations gone? They wouldn't really fit the SF uni. He'd be watered-down.

They said "new" and I want a NEW character. We already have Haggar in a better game.

#99
Triforce said on July 14, 2013 at 11:44 a.m.

So happy it's just not porting over Asura. Now I'm quite curious.

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