Helen's birthday and the Street Fighter X Lupe Fiasco event are incredibly close to one another... coincidence or hint at what's to come?

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 1, 2017 at 4:04 p.m. PST

Just this morning, Capcom spilled the beans on a special event taking place later this month that aims to commemorate the start of the 2017 Pro Tour and Lupe Fiasco's upcoming album. The Street Fighter X Lupe Fiasco launch party is going down on February 15th in San Fransisco, California, and will also be a celebration of Street Fighter 5 Season 2's next DLC character, who is set to drop sometime this month.

Based on the first silhouette from the Season 2 promotional image, many believe the next DLC fighter to be released is Helen. This speculation was only strengthened by the full silhouette discovered on the PS Store.

A Twitter user by the name of thatmeanscene_ spotted something quite interesting in Helen's CFN profile. Apparently, Helen (also known as Kolin) has a February 14th birthday.

Helen's birthday suspiciously close to the Street Fighter X Lupe Fiasco event image #1
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With the two dates being so close to one another, it's hard not to think that Capcom planned the reveal purposely.

On the other hand, this could be entirely coincidence. Even if Helen does end up being a part of the Season 2 DLC (which still has yet to be determined), it's possible that we'll see a completely different character revealed this month.

What we do know, though, is that more information on the next Season 2 DLC character is expected to drop next week.

So, what do you think? Is Helen's birthday a tell that she'll be this month's character? Or is this just a happy accident?

Let us know in the comments below.

Comments

ShinjiMimura said on February 1, 2017 at 4:08 p.m.

Finally, a speculative article from Eventhubs worth discussing! Bully!

inb4 "WE WANTED SAGAT/SAKURA/VIPER/ORO!" allegic-to-progress scrubs

#1
ZenMaster said on February 1, 2017 at 4:09 p.m.

Ken's Bday is also Feb 14th. VIOLENT KEN CONFIRMEDDDD!

#2
Boris_17z said on February 1, 2017 at 4:10 p.m.

I just think they should go on and reveal all of them at once. It's not like we're gonna get hyped for a character (ahem, five of them) we don't know what he looks or plays like. This is Street Fighter, not a new IP like Overwatch, where eveyone is going to be new anyway.

#3
Angerfist62 said on February 1, 2017 at 4:15 p.m.

Also, SFV first anniversary will be the 16th. I'm not sure that means anything but I think it's something to take into account.

#4
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 4:16 p.m.

What does a new IP or old IP got to do with how to reveal a character?

Overwatch had very little content outside of aesthetics on launch but the game gets a free pass on no story mode to perhaps explain on who the characters are and why they're important.

Instead we get an intro on Winston explaining what in their world occured. Omnics went apesh*t (pun intended) > Overwatch formed! > Overwatch disbanded! > Overwatch reassemble! > *epic heroic music*

SO yeah if Blizzard can hide their new characters, I don't see why Capcom has to reveal them all.

#5
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 4:17 p.m.

Be on the look out on august as well since that's the month when SF's real anniversary actually occured.

#6
Blackoshinomi said on February 1, 2017 at 4:17 p.m.

I like Goyard bags and green Now and Laters
Monocle magazine and Japanese manga
Futura Nosferatus and HTM trainers
I love street fighter 2, i just really hate Zangief
Only ken and Ryu , I find it hard to beat Blanka

- Lupe fiasco

#7
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 4:19 p.m.

He's your new hero now?

#8
EnriqueRami said on February 1, 2017 at 4:20 p.m.

Ill be honest... if Helen is a "Rekka" character with a cmd throw ill be hype as h*ll......really waiting for the Fei Long/Yang style character to drop hahaha

#9
DeePhenom said on February 1, 2017 at 4:21 p.m.

Lol I like how EventHubs just automatically think of Helen's birthday (a fictional video game character birthday) and also which may be the case but they fail to mention that Lupe Fiasco's birthday is Feb 16th.

#10
Blackoshinomi said on February 1, 2017 at 4:23 p.m.

I use to listen to The Cool album when i w'a in high school!

Lupe fiasco is GOAT of his Rap generation

#11
streetfighterjoe said on February 1, 2017 at 4:23 p.m.

No plzzz

#12
Boris_17z said on February 1, 2017 at 4:26 p.m.

They don't have to reveal them all. I'm just saying the hype doesn't work, because we don't know what to be looking forward to (since we KNOW it's not gonna be the characters we want). It could be 5 different color Koopas as far as I know. It doesn't make sense to hide them.

#13
ORIZABA said on February 1, 2017 at 4:28 p.m.

Ken is getting a facelift for his birthday 🎉

#14
Darc_Requiem said on February 1, 2017 at 4:31 p.m.

Helen isn't getting added, Kolin is

#15
Rotten_Seagull said on February 1, 2017 at 4:31 p.m.

Illuminati confirmed.

Get it? Because Helen works under Urien?

Ha ha?

#16
malcrash01 said on February 1, 2017 at 4:35 p.m.

They did say Capcom is giving info on the new character next week for February, so let's temper our speculation a bit

#17
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 4:35 p.m.

So with overwatch you have no idea who or what they look like either. especially Sombra. WHere people in that community also started to spew venom at Blizzard.

The hype doesn't work? You got people already speculating who this character is after a week of idiots bitching WHERE SEASON 2 DOU!? WHERE IS IT AT CAPCOM!?

And as soon as this announcement is made, hype mode activated. typical.

#18
Doh_Simpson said on February 1, 2017 at 4:36 p.m.

Damn! so it just might be Helen, such a boring looking character.

#19
bossypony said on February 1, 2017 at 4:38 p.m.

What if it was Marge from Fargo? That would be funny. =3

#20
soulspark said on February 1, 2017 at 4:42 p.m.

fix the fokin servers. im trying to play some matches

#21
Markin013 said on February 1, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.

Helen 😍

#22
Superspecs said on February 1, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.

I really hope Helen isnt one of the season 2 characters. Unless she has some kind of interesting powers or unique fighting style, she looks boring.

#23
Exos8806 said on February 1, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.

I hope Helen doesn't make it
Like what does she do? Isn't she just gills assistant or something like that

#24
VanCityPlayboy said on February 1, 2017 at 4:58 p.m.

That is true Ken's birthday is February 14

#25
Johasthan said on February 1, 2017 at 5:01 p.m.

I totally expect some St. Valentine content for sfv, Helen, Chun and Laura and Mika lovely costumes and some stage variation with lovely decoration, all for 15$... It will suck. still interested in Helen tho

#26
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 5:02 p.m.

Helen can make it in and then you can find out more of what she does.

That same question, what does this character do? can be said about El Fuerte, Rufus, Hakan, E-Honda, Deejay.

The fact that she's connected to gill and Urien already sets precedent that she's more important than some of the joke characters put into the goddamn series.

#27
XxAngelChunLixX said on February 1, 2017 at 5:09 p.m.

Hey! Not to much on Honda and DeeJay!! Edmond.....throws salt, and DeeJay makes sure everybody is having a good time and feeling the beat! D:

#28
RandomSelectMaster said on February 1, 2017 at 5:09 p.m.

Helen is Kung Lao of Street Fighter... she throws her hat as a projectile which returns to her.

LOL, well, that would be funny, and Kung Lao is one of my favorite MK characters, so there is no knocking him in my comment.

#29
XxAngelChunLixX said on February 1, 2017 at 5:10 p.m.

Yessss! So far the only character I'm excited for in terms of speculation. I just feel like she's gonna be so quick and sharp. I'm hype for her

#30
Neojaw21 said on February 1, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

I just hope it isnt a recycled model...

#31
oArnello said on February 1, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

Guess we'll find out soon enough.

"Arnell, no shi.....!"

#32
NoConscious said on February 1, 2017 at 5:13 p.m.

I hope it is Helen, her Aquarius sexy ass. And I also hope her fighting style uses Gill's goons the way Parasoul uses hers. R.Mika shouldn't be the only one callin' in back-up!

#33
soulspark said on February 1, 2017 at 5:14 p.m.

I wonder why capcom does not give the players what they want. Helen is getting a bad reception before launch ... but i feel like they are going to release her anyways....
Noone wants 5 new characters ... but they are doing that anyways.... lol

and they wonder why they were having financial problems

i don't have enough fight money to get her anyways, and definately do not plan on rnuning my credit for this

#34
Opulence said on February 1, 2017 at 5:26 p.m.

I'm not happy about Helen, but please don't make her a Rose clone.

#35
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 5:26 p.m.

Funny part is, according to SFalpha 3 Deejay actually went toe to toe with sagat and won. On SFIV...yeah...back to being irrelevant to the lore.

E Honda on the other hand according to Alpha 3's storyline.

"His wanderings lead him to Shadaloo's base, where he meets Zangief, and while the actual extent of which is unknown, the two are confirmed to have worked together to help destroy the base. In the aftermath, he took in a few of Bison's Dolls to give them somewhere to stay until they could regain their memories (which ones in particular is never exactly certain, due to Capcom reusing sprites in his ending for the girls)."

HO nice! he's like a father figure to the bison dolls, what happened in SFIV?!

"Honda is not back in Japan for long - he soon joins another international fighting tournament. However his goals have apparently not changed much at all, as he is once again fighting to prove the strength of sumo to the world. During the tournament, he meets up with his old friend Hakan, but loses his match against him. They later agree to meet again in Japan, but Honda warns him not to expect him to lose. He also encounters El Fuerte, and helps the aspiring chef by telling him about Japanese food.

After the tournament he exclaims "Look out Olympics, here I come!". However, while on a plane, he comes to the conclusion that in order to get sumo into the Olympics, he will have to join the IOC himself."

Welp, Capcom happened.

#36
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 5:31 p.m.

because each goddamn players are divided in what they want? Can't satisfy everyone.

HELEN getting a bad reception from numbskulls who judge way too quickly. But so far people who are way more open minded don't mind her inclusion in the game.

Yes because they're having financial problems because they didn't give veteran characters on the genre that gave them less money in return.

Oh but I'm sure you want arcade mode yeah?

#37
Nukka said on February 1, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.

They really put these type of characters in over fan favorites? Bad move, I'm totally un hype. With other upcoming fighting games looking really good, you need to change your plans up Capcom. Please, I want SfV to do well.

#38
sagatman500 said on February 1, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.

But we don't want Helen!

#39
VanCityPlayboy said on February 1, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.

I am thinking the same thing too

#40
XxAngelChunLixX said on February 1, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.

......Now I'm sad.

#41
Andre00x said on February 1, 2017 at 5:54 p.m.

YAY HELEN, SO EXCITED!

#42
HeiNeKen said on February 1, 2017 at 5:58 p.m.

What is she going to do ? beat everybody with her silly hat or a clipboard?she didnt do jackshiat in the game story or comic books .

#43
dianavickers said on February 1, 2017 at 6:14 p.m.

I'm very excited for Helen tbh (even though I don't have enough fm for her and won't have it until the end of february). I'm so curious to see her movelist, powers, specials, story costume, etc

#44
Xar5000 said on February 1, 2017 at 6:25 p.m.

One of many reasons why I never bought the season pass. We dont know who or what characters were getting. Plus, if it is Helen. I'm not hype for a secretary looking character.

#45
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 6:31 p.m.

http://i.imgur.com/BH6nq3n.jpg

WHADOOM

#46
Abbadon36 said on February 1, 2017 at 6:42 p.m.

That would be kinda sick if they did it that way

#47
Gotomaster said on February 1, 2017 at 6:43 p.m.

Yes, because reused Storymode assets is just the kind of "progress" we need.

#48
FightDirty said on February 1, 2017 at 6:53 p.m.

So maybe Helen IS Gill's bodyguard. Pretty cool.

For those who don't like Helen, don't get her. See how easy that is?

#49
White_Fox said on February 1, 2017 at 6:57 p.m.

14th Feb = Valentine's day
How about some sexy lingerie dlc costume for the girls!

#50
Doh_Simpson said on February 1, 2017 at 7:02 p.m.
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#51
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 7:17 p.m.

not body guard more like right hand woman. Similar to how Fang is to Bison

#52
Xykes said on February 1, 2017 at 7:19 p.m.

If Tekken can reused animations keyframes that are more than a decade old, I think Capcom is allowed to use a model that's only 6 months old. Especially because, she's never been in a game before.

#53
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Because Helen is a new character and people are interested on what she can do. She's also a critical part of the story since she's connected to the illuminati.

She's much more connected to the actual new villains than some fan favorites that people want to return.

You say she did nothing, I guess someone didn't pay attention to the story at all.

#54
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 1, 2017 at 7:31 p.m.

You know that moment when gamers feel entitled to get new models when the model isn't even a year old yet :P

#55
HeiNeKen said on February 1, 2017 at 8:24 p.m.

one kick , not a bad kick ...will c

#56
RLAAMJR said on February 1, 2017 at 8:41 p.m.

We want Ingrid for Street Fighter V!

#57
RLAAMJR said on February 1, 2017 at 8:43 p.m.

But Helen is a good add'l character for me. :)

#58
Mormegil said on February 1, 2017 at 8:43 p.m.

Need to buy the Season Pass for S2, if the new character is coming so soon. I don't even have enough Fight Money for Akuma yet.

#59
RaiKageRyu said on February 1, 2017 at 8:52 p.m.

Sounds like somebody doesn't know they are talking about.

Extra characters from Overwatch cannot be compared because they are free.

That venom you talking about? Not because of bad silhouettes or lack of details, Blizzard just implemented a very poorly made AR game teasing Sombra. They were mad at that.

#60
TheTHCGamer said on February 1, 2017 at 9:07 p.m.

See how stupid this comment section has become. Just another reason why we should've got a season 2 announcement sooner.

#61
CinkCo said on February 1, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

Will be a bit of a let down, if it is in fact Helen. Hopefully she has a cool moveset, she just looks super boring. Please prove me wrong capcom.

#62
Heta said on February 1, 2017 at 11:31 p.m.

I want it to be Helen. The date only reinforces my wanter.

#63
Nessid said on February 1, 2017 at 11:35 p.m.

plssss NO FKN HELEN damn it -.- ! stop da grillz

#64
TheTHCGamer said on February 2, 2017 at 12:22 a.m.

Yes because we don't have enough already.

#65
GensDisciple said on February 2, 2017 at 2:11 a.m.

Hate to say it but I may not buy the season 2 character pass... And I usually buy everything.

#66
bouji said on February 2, 2017 at 2:23 a.m.

Finally, Karin with bigger boobs coming to tha game!

#67
LeonX said on February 2, 2017 at 2:56 a.m.

Best comment

#68
auroniroh said on February 2, 2017 at 3:58 a.m.

They are the same person #spoiler

#69
Superspecs said on February 2, 2017 at 4:01 a.m.

I am open minded but I just think, at first impressions she doesn't look interesting, or even look like a fighter at all.

I'm going to give her a fair shake if she does turn out to be a playable character but her design isn't very inspiring. Hakan, Deejay, E.Honda, at least they have some kind of visual hook.

#70
mykka said on February 2, 2017 at 4:33 a.m.

Yes, give me Helen as ice powers!

#71
mykka said on February 2, 2017 at 4:33 a.m.

you just picked 3 of the lamest SF characters, congrats

#72
Superspecs said on February 2, 2017 at 4:36 a.m.

I only picked those because I replying to a previous post, although I do very much like Hakan's design.

#73
LeonX said on February 2, 2017 at 5:17 a.m.

Hakan: Awesome
Deejay: Cool
E. Honda: Ewww

#74
EmjayGaming said on February 2, 2017 at 6:28 a.m.

People complaining about a character when they have no idea how she plays yet shows how many people in the community have a glass half empty mentality

#75
NaughtyJuri said on February 2, 2017 at 7:14 a.m.

She gonna be the hottest Russian girl with wearing nothing but a long coat no skirt,blonde hair with either gill or Urien powers what's not to like bout her ?
:)

#76
BluegrassNutmeg said on February 2, 2017 at 7:57 a.m.

Don't worry about him. He's an idiot.

I am excited for Helen. Obviously Capcom will aim to make an exciting new character and that generally isn't their weakness. I have more reason to be optimistic than not.

#77
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 2, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.

Neither does a lot of characters that were first introduced in SF's history.

Those character's visual hook are over the top. Ehonda being a sumo and has face paint. Deejay...HUGE WHITE TEETH and he likes music, Hakan has orange skin, no pupils and that weird hair of his.

Not only that, how do we know it's even her to begin with? We'll see next week hah.

#78
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 2, 2017 at 9:11 a.m.

SFV offered DLC characters for free as well, in which you can get with FM.

Free has nothing to do with it. The community in Overwatch are just as bad as the FGC when it comes to balancing as well. How many times they had balance patches now? I sure as hell lost count. DVA got the most changes, from the way her skills work, to buffing her hp and armor, then nerfing it again.

Face it, when overwatch characters were announced, everyone froth their mouth. Even if that AR shenanigans didn't happen. People would still speculate who Sombra is and they'll get angry why Blizzard haven't announced a new character.

#79
Sighhh said on February 2, 2017 at 11:14 a.m.

IDK what is worse, Continued nothingness from Capcom ORRRRRR Helen as the HYPE. ZzZZzz

#80
OmegaStriker said on February 2, 2017 at 12:25 p.m.

I remember someone posted on here and made the observation that just because Helen hasn't done too much in the game itself outside of serve as an NPC in the story doesn't mean she's incapable of fighting.

Mature (KOF 94) and Vice (KOF 95) were secretaries of Rugal until they were revealed to be two of the eight heads of Orochi. They can throw down as good as anyone else in the game. So if Helen is playable, it'll be pretty interesting to see what they do with her.

#81
FightGamerFight said on February 2, 2017 at 3:43 p.m.

I don't know if that's something to celebrate since the launch gave this game a bad name

#82
kidxMatsuda said on February 3, 2017 at 9:20 p.m.

Why is everyone complaining they don't want Helen like they don't know these chars announced are brand new? Everyone crying about Sagat shouldnot be in this post and should be playing USF4 instead of worrying about the next S2 char. Until someone says Sagat is in SFV then play it.
But I can't wait for Russian babe. I don't care what she can do.

#83
fgadiolli said on February 4, 2017 at 5:37 a.m.

I DONT CARE! I WANT GOUKEN!!!!

#84


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