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Ultra Street Fighter 4 character select screen artwork, portraits for Elena, Hugo, Poison and Rolento

Posted by Catalyst
November 30, 2013 at 5:26 p.m. PST
During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test at Super Arcade, they've been showing the latest build of the game and we've captured some screen shots of some of the artwork for those of you who haven't been able to tune in yet.

Below you'll find the new character select screen, minus the 5th fighter, and the new select portraits for Elena, Hugo, Poison and Rolento, plus one of the new menu artwork screens.


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Comments

TheMasterPlayer said on November 30, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.

Dat Poison character select PIC!

#1
NoizyChild said on November 30, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

I think they should have grouped Poison, Hugo, and Rolento with Cody & Guy, and put Elena with Dudley, Makoto, Ibuki, Yun, and Yang.

#2
RedRapperSux said on November 30, 2013 at 5:31 p.m.

Elena looking like an ethnic Ellen DeGeneres.

#3
Otter_of_Death said on November 30, 2013 at 5:33 p.m.

Hopefully for the final release, they completely make a new select screen from scratch. I just never cared for the round portraits. Larger tiles would be way better, IMO.

#4
Mike_layZee said on November 30, 2013 at 5:33 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#5
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 5:39 p.m.

I like the art.
I'm still hoping that the 5th character is Lucia and she fights like a female Cody. Seems like she would fit in with the rest of the new characters. 3/4 of them are Final Fight characters.

Most of all I just want characters to be balanced. I don't wanna see any match-ups worse than 6.5/3.5 and I don't want some characters over-buffed and others nerfed to oblivion. I'm a bit worried with the changes I've seen. No character should receive only nerfs. Every character should be made fresh.

#6
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 5:43 p.m.

Poison's a chick. There's no way she's got a dick tucked in those shorts.

#7
mvegetam said on November 30, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.

Aaah.. thats a new character select screen?

#8
pickboy97 said on November 30, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.

Dig the artwork, though any one know if they'll be changing the character select screen?
It may just be me but I kinda hope they group the characters together by game ex: all alpha characters , all SF3 etc.

#9
mrkareemruiz said on November 30, 2013 at 5:46 p.m.

Cool Elena pictures, Poison is a man

#10
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 5:48 p.m.

Where's the archieves? I missed the whole thing.

#11
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 5:49 p.m.

At most, she's post-op.

#12
Catalyst said on November 30, 2013 at 5:50 p.m.

Archives are here: http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/no...

#13
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

*gives you the mike ross face* Thank you cat

#14
Unknown_Unknown said on November 30, 2013 at 5:51 p.m.

Don't be fooled by a big bust and a smile

#15
mrkareemruiz said on November 30, 2013 at 5:56 p.m.

True it's man out here that can pass for real women, crazy.

#16
ChipsLight said on November 30, 2013 at 5:57 p.m.

You had the possibility to call hit "Wombo Combo Double" and you didn't take the chance.
I'm dissapointed.

#17
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.

Thats a smash bros joke.

#18
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.

I'm not. I'm just making conclusion based off an obvious lack of a package.

I'd always considered her post-op, especially since she's always referred to as "she" in any game she's referenced in. Capcom definitely has been treating her as more of a female recently, with only playful nods to her alleged transsexualism likely to keep the intrigue and mystery surrounding the character alive.

#19
RedRapperSux said on November 30, 2013 at 6:05 p.m.

Wish it was just called Ultra III.

#20
shades_of_grey said on November 30, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.

If you are genuinely interested in the truth and history behind Poison's gender, have a look at this when you get a spare 20 min. It is well done and thorough. If you are someone who believes they know everything, feel free to ignore it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lj-9n...

#21
perfume said on November 30, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.

I NEED ELENA BACK IN MY LIFE NOW

#22
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.

Without looking at it, I probably know exactly what the video your referencing is.

It's the one where he bases his ultimate conclusion on the concept sketches of Roxy and Posion that label them as newhhalfs, yes?

I don't claim to "know everything", it's just my opinion. She obviously doesn't have a dick, unless its about 1 inch long and no thicker than a sheet of paper. Canonically, it's been several years since she appeared in Final Fight, so she could very well have been pre-op then and is post-op now. With the way Capcom has been treating her, I'd definitely assume that she's post-op.

#23
DragonEXecuTionER said on November 30, 2013 at 6:18 p.m.

For goodness sake, when the heck are they gonna release info on the 5th character!?

#24
MakotoJoker said on November 30, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.

location test portraits not the final thing right?

#25
Dragonite said on November 30, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.

Transsexuals don't need to be post-op to be treated like women. Many of them in real life are pre-op.

#26
EnsignHiro said on November 30, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.

idc what any document or anything says. thats a frekkin. chick. there in no way in hell a man can have a sexy body like that and please dont tell me its possible because its not!

#27
mvegetam said on November 30, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.

@23 There is poeple like me and you who think of poison as a she.. we really should'nt care if some poeple want her to have a dick.. thats what I think

#28
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 6:28 p.m.

The way Poison carries herself is with a clear desire to be womanly. She has a "romantic" interest in Cody. If she got the tits, she probably wanted to lose the dick, just as well... which again, if it's still there, it's literally micropenis.

#29
anthonygamer said on November 30, 2013 at 6:29 p.m.

Poison is a video game character. There's no penis there or a vigina. If you take Ryu, Ken, Poison, Rose, or any characters pants off in a 3d program, there will be nothing there.

She isn't post-op anything.

#30
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

...and here is the inevitable cookie-cutter, hollow remark that has absolutely no validity.

Of course Poison is either post-op or pre-op. Being fictional does not make a character genderless, which is what you're suggesting. Only the people who handle her character really know what her geneder specifics are and will be... but they're there, regardless. It's one of the character's most intriguing and fun aspects, and likely the reason they've let it be ambiguous. We know what we know about her, and from that we can only make guesses.

Your interest in debating or discussing the subject is a different matter entirely.

#31
Wardog said on November 30, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

Dude thanks for the video, I learn a lot about poison and the video was pretty good. I hope they'll give poison, Roxy color for her extra outfit colors.

#32
ABSOLute said on November 30, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.

With any luck, CAPCOM will edit Elena's V-shaped mouth to a more natural looking smile before release. It's a small gripe, but to me, it looks a bit off.

#33
Neclord said on November 30, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.

Can't wait to play Poison!
I think she fits my playstyle.

Also please stop with the gender discussion. She is beautiful and a cool character, that's all that matters. =)

#34
perfume said on November 30, 2013 at 6:50 p.m.

Seems some people really want Poison to have a penis. Do the research. Poison was a woman, but America feel some type of way about hitting women in a videogame, so Capcom said she was a post op instead of just putting in a make sprite for some reason. She was definitely created to be a woman. The whole ambiguity about her gender is just played up now to keep hype and interest surrounding the character, and it works, considering how many arguments still pop up about her gender. But hey, if you guys want her to have a penis so badly, be my guest. Whatever floats your boat.

#35
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 6:51 p.m.

It's not really important. It's just fun to debate. Has she made the cross over yet, or is hoping to surprise Cody with a little something extra?

#36
Wardog said on November 30, 2013 at 6:51 p.m.

Dude, I hate to break it to you... but they're guys out there in the world that look like a total female. That's no lie.

In some country, guys dress up like females and can actually be pass as a female (body & shape). So its possible... especially some of them that get that snip surgery.

#37
LunaSlave said on November 30, 2013 at 6:51 p.m.

Ffs stop with the transphobia/misgendering. Should be a bannable offence like racism.

#38
sarif2soon said on November 30, 2013 at 6:52 p.m.

The wisest has spoken.

The case of gender
is one to ponder.
But if we're to wander
into this odd matter,
there's one true answer:
There is no gender.

#39
irrenmann said on November 30, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.

The policy on Poison was this: born a male, she was pre-op on one side of the Pacific and post-op on the other. No updated statement on that has been made since, so if for some reason the surgical progress of Poison's journey toward womanhood is of great interest to you, you are free to believe as you wish on that specific detail.

But anyone pretending the character's origins as a newhalf are not well documented is simply being silly and childish. It's the truth, and nothing stops you from enjoying the character in the exact same way except for some ridiculous "gay panic" response which is originating purely from YOU. Heck, the character would just be a hair-metal stereotype without that.

Street Fighter's turning into a Mad Gear reunion! Bred appeared in the car bonus stage. Maybe Damnd, El Gado, or Bill Bull will show up some day...or even Roxy.

#40
Mike_layZee said on November 30, 2013 at 6:53 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#41
KataM said on November 30, 2013 at 6:56 p.m.

I hope they don't end up with this lazy shoddy work, they need to reorganize the character icon list so it makes some sense. Rolento should be next to the Zero/Alpha characters, Yang with Yun or on his opposite side, Elena and Hugo along with the 3rd Strike and Poison next to Hugo.

#42
AKumahMatata said on November 30, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.

im so ready for this!

#43
AugustAPC said on November 30, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.

They'll likely rearrange the select screen with the addition of the 5th character.

If you think about it, leaving a slot where the 5th character should be based on its relation to other characters could potentially give away who it is, or at the very least, give clues.

#44
GodPride said on November 30, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.

Elena needs smoother animations, Hugo needs to have that same explosive impact he had in 3rd Strike and he and Poison need to look a little less outdated. I think removing a few minor details like the Poison's cap and Hugo's jaguar patterns could go a long way.

#45
ArcadeRobot said on November 30, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.

CAN'T Wait to see what the new into is going to be like. . .

#46
Sanox said on November 30, 2013 at 7:52 p.m.

capcom needs to update the portrait of ryu and some other old characters now. pretty big difference in terms of style.

#47
shinra358 said on November 30, 2013 at 8 p.m.

The newer character portraits look better than the original ones xD

They could probably fix that by using the arcade portraits instead of the console portraits. Remember Ono 'softened' them up because 'Ryu looked too evil'.

#48
xShonuffx said on November 30, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.

I find this gender debate stupid. Clearly those that defend her actual gender as female obviously are too insecure to admit they are attracted to her and need justification to feel so. It's a fictional drawing not even made to look like a transvestite. Being attracted to her doesn't put into question your sexual orientation because of her elusive backstory which neither confirms or denies her gender.

If your girl friend decided to roll play poison one day, would you look at her differently? Poison is a fictional character left to the imagination of the beholder. Time to grow up everyone. It's not that serious.

#49
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 8:14 p.m.

You must've not have seen Kim Kardashian.

#50
Green016 said on November 30, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

I know it's still in development but the game looked really bad on the stream today. The new characters just looked pasted into the game or something and it just looked really off. Like they didn't belong on the same screen as the regular characters. They also looked terrible on the vs screen too imo. Again, it looked like they were just pasted on. Hopefully this stuff gets polished.

#51
ShinobiShiranui said on November 30, 2013 at 8:18 p.m.

I agree with you!!! Place all the Street Fighters together from the chapter they came from. Hugo could go with either or.... Street Fighter III or Alpha. Maybe they will rearrange it and have everyone including the Street Fighter IV characters together too

#52
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

I disagree. Elena looks really stranger. Poison's abs? Lol
Hugo and Rolento look ok.

#53
ReddChief said on November 30, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

For one thing Poison is a video game character SHE'S NOT REAL
Capcom designed her as a female and as a female character ONLY, but to please retarded people for complaining because you fight her in the game Final Fight Capcom says ok it's a dude so now it was ok to people
Poison is not a dude it was just to shut people up plain and simple i have yet to see any story or signs or text in SFxT or any other game that even hints at that

#54
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

The hat completes the dom outfit silly goose.

#55
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

Pretty sure you meant Paris Hilton.

#56
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Yup because retarded people were the only ones that thought violence against women was in bad taste.

Still making idiotic posts I see.

#57
HiryuMK said on November 30, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.

Respect the '80. :(

#58
HiryuMK said on November 30, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

Seeing that Versus menu screen was changed, I am sure that the Character Select screen will be changed later.

#59
holybird90 said on November 30, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

FINALLY Rose has a cool background picture!

#60
Dr_Panic_PhD said on November 30, 2013 at 8:38 p.m.

Definitely hope they change the character select screen for the release. Otherwise it really just looks like the same game again. The devil is in the details. Little additions can go a long way.

#61
ShinobiShiranui said on November 30, 2013 at 8:45 p.m.

Just a friendly comment, yes it very well possible for a transgender to tuck their business away :^D. Most of the most beautiful transgender are found in Brasil and parts of Asia. I know this because I know of them and I'm apart of the GLBT community. I liked that documentary because it should show equality and diversity of the world including gender. Give Capcom credit because they tackled a subject that many people don't want to discuss. I am proud of them :^D

#62
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 8:46 p.m.

You saying Paris Hilton isn't saving Kim Kardashian from being exposed.

#63
RedRapperSux said on November 30, 2013 at 8:54 p.m.

Kim Kardashian can get the D in any orifice.

#64
courte said on November 30, 2013 at 8:57 p.m.

fight fight fight fight
also i didn't know poison liked cody. link?

i'd say most of these guys are lacking a package from the look of things

#65
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 8:59 p.m.

Except Paris Hilton actually looks manly.

Boy points just fly over your head at any given time don't they.?

Co-signing with #64.

#66
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 9:10 p.m.

Ok but trying to say that that I don't know what I'm talking about really make you looks humble. #Kappa.

Cosigning with that one guy because I wanna.

#67
bagel_bytez said on November 30, 2013 at 9:14 p.m.

Is there any way to view archives on an iPhone? I got the twitch app but I haven't payed for anything. I'm assuming by the big whole in my screen that there is an embedded archive.

#68
GodzOfTheArenaTV said on November 30, 2013 at 9:23 p.m.

It better be Alex or I'm not buying it. LoL!

#69
Kenshiro said on November 30, 2013 at 9:26 p.m.

Kim Kardshian looks like a man sounds random as hell.

You keep making these outlandish statements. I'm not out of leftfield by thinking she's sexy.

#70
jme said on November 30, 2013 at 9:34 p.m.

Opinions are like butts, I'm sure you've heard the saying.

Therefore your butt doesn't smell any less like doo doo than mines.

Jesus Christ I like the way your so condescending.

I'm crazy because I think differently. Ok buddy.

#71
sagejonathan said on November 30, 2013 at 9:55 p.m.

They should just redo the art for every character. It'll give everything a fresh feel, which i think is necessary at this point.

#72
put_Garuda_in_SFIV said on November 30, 2013 at 10:41 p.m.

Anyone noticed Rolento's face is just Sagat with no eyepatch and a beret? Not in this artwork, I mean, in-game

#73
marcushamster said on November 30, 2013 at 10:51 p.m.

Q should be the 5th character.

#74
Pharaohmone said on November 30, 2013 at 11:39 p.m.

You might want to watch this wonderful 20 minute long documentary about the ambiguity of Poison's gender, and the lack of any signs that she's a girl, covering nearly 20 years of Poison's publication history.

http://youtu.be/3Lj-9npanOI

#75
rie_dude said on November 30, 2013 at 11:52 p.m.

Low color saturation in the new art.

#76
Existent said on December 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.

The new portraits don't seem to match.

#77
Usgo said on December 1, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.

The average length of a penis is 5 inches. I'm pretty sure that would fit in those shorts.

#78
FlynnChop said on December 1, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.

"Poison is not a dude it was just to shut people up plain and simple i have yet to see any story or signs or text in SFxT or any other game that even hints at that"

Are you for serious? :3 No hints? None?

wwwwwwwwoooooowwwwww

#79
rie_dude said on December 1, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.

On the topic of Poison. The Wachowski brothers are now the Wachowskis. This is the true nature of society, accept it, or get a life.

Peace.

#80
geoomega said on December 1, 2013 at 12:30 a.m.

look up, POISON on youtube. it will tell you everything in a 20 minute video.. she was ment to be a tranny from the beginning.

#81
geoomega said on December 1, 2013 at 12:31 a.m.

it is possible, look up CARMEN CARRERA on google!

#82
NvhA said on December 1, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.

As expected, it didn't take long for the comment to go down to "is poison transex or not". It doesn't matter.

Anyway only Poison blends in naturally. The other portraits feels odd with the existing game somehow.

#83
blazebwoy said on December 1, 2013 at 1:35 a.m.

artwork for the new characters looks slighly off compared to the older characters portraits

#84
Captainbuttocks said on December 1, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

People talking about Poisons genitals like it matters.

Shes a game character. Is it a guilty pleasure dream some of you have about sleeping with this thing, yet you are afraid of a polygon penis slapping you in the face?

Its never gonna happen, move on.

#85
EsseX_the_Sinner said on December 1, 2013 at 2:22 a.m.

When i compare the new and old portrait,it fell like USF4 Mugen Edition.

#86
MarthFE said on December 1, 2013 at 3 a.m.

Pre-op Japan, post-op North America... Doesn't matter, both of those say "born a man"

Accept it and move on. Or live by the philosophy "if I can't see it, it doesn't exist", schlong or not poison is awesome

#87
JesseRobles said on December 1, 2013 at 3:13 a.m.

Oh gosh, again those Poison gender convos in the comments. Sigh...

You are not gay if you feel attracted to Poison, she looks like a woman, guys. It's OK. Don't worry. No need to be confused about your sexuality. Dear lord...

#88
ZeDudd said on December 1, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.

...so what? O__O
That they were women in early development stages of Final Fight, but changed to newhalfs in the outcome STILL makes them transgenders.

Samus Aran from the Metroid games was originally going to be a man, but they changed it because they thought it would be a nice suprise if the player sees a beautiful woman come out of the suit.
And suprise! Samus is still a woman.

If ANYTHING capcom pretty much confirmed poison is a "he" with both, their concept art of Poison and Roxy stating them to be "nyu-ha-fusu" (newhalfs) ( http://www.fightingstreet.com/folders... ), and Ono stating that she's a pre-op in japanese canon, and post-op in american. (meaning she is/was a man)
They even had some characters question Poison's gender in early versions of SFxT, but those were removed because they didn't want to offend transgenders.

Heck, she was named after the rock band "poison", which consisted of guys looking very affiminate (even wearing make-up).

Oh, and for those who keep saying "oh, people just want her to have a dick!1!!", you simply can't accept her true gender, because you just don't want to question your own sexuality.

#89
Sanox said on December 1, 2013 at 5:38 a.m.

lol at all those comments. we are talking about a character from a series where people make perfect human clones and throw fireballs

so even if she was post op. you really cannot compare that to a transexual in real life.

the only time it would really matter what poison is or was is if capcom decides to make a visual novel starring poison on her way to becoming a real woman and the mental struggles she faces.

#90
sarif2soon said on December 1, 2013 at 6:20 a.m.

1-What does questioning one's sexuality have to do with Poison being male or female? Only heterosexual males are attracted to hermaphrodites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-A8Gv...
So if someone says that Poison is female it's either because they're lesbian, or they simply don't think the story's facts add up.

2-Poison started as a female, and that is an undeniable fact: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Kdoj...
http://images.wikia.com/adventuretime...

#91
Lavama said on December 1, 2013 at 6:25 a.m.

I wonder if the new character portraits can be "cleaned up" before launch, they look too different from the rest in my opinion. Of course, I need to go back and check how Ryu appears to Dudley, Ryu and Dudley appears to Yang/Yun, but, hmmm...

#92
soggytoast said on December 1, 2013 at 6:40 a.m.

Capcom is playing fast and loose with Poison cannon. She's not meant to actually be "post op tranny", as if it is some key plot point written into the game. It was just their way of saying that the matter is closed and she's a female from now on. Get over it.

#93
maxs2d2ace said on December 1, 2013 at 6:50 a.m.

poison will always be female. if you want to believe she's packing two eggs and a sausage downstairs, that's your fantasy. capcom already said that its completely up to you now.

#94
Rome_Himself said on December 1, 2013 at 7:18 a.m.

is it me or does there portraits look out of place.

#95
solzan2000 said on December 1, 2013 at 7:28 a.m.

Ugh the poison debate that should'nt be one in the first place.
Final Fight came out, someone did'nt like the fact that a woman was getting beaten up, so to save their own skins they replace poison with a male character in one of the versions of Final Fight and said she was trans, which I did'nt like because they should have had a backbone and stuck to their guns instead of changing the story because they did'nt want to get into trouble.

#96
xenochrist said on December 1, 2013 at 7:31 a.m.

Poison is the best. Also happens to have a penis but that's negligible.

#97
Kenshiro said on December 1, 2013 at 8:08 a.m.

Lol ok chief because being random always means being crazy. I didn't call you crazy you assigned that to yourself. Saying you don't like Kim's look is one thing saying see looks like a man is another thing entirely. Yes both are opinions but one is clearly done for shock value.

I can have civil discourse with just about anyone here but don't get mad...be a better troll.

Btw I know this site has censoring but not everyone has a butt...some people just have two legs with no pronounced buttocks. Just say a-hole...the saying is opinions are like a-holes everyone has one.

#98
Kenshiro said on December 1, 2013 at 8:18 a.m.

Yes and no. To those who never considered her post op then they don't have to change their stance on the matter. For those who actually give that much of an eff this is something they would have continued to deny regardless of any statement.

Final Fight ONE (Gameboy Color) still has Poison and Roxy gone from bad guys line up and replacedwith Sid and Billy. Why? Capcom retroactively included the alpha 3 versions of Cody and Guy but they wanted to stay true to the NA release in regards to leaving those "girls" out?

#99
BigFleccs said on December 1, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.

Sadly it is possible.

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