Most of our readers prefer to keep guest characters out of Street Fighter 5

Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2? Noctis Lucis Caelum in Tekken 7? A lot of hype was generated on these fronts...

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 1, 2017 at 3:54 p.m. PST

Update: The poll results are in! Hit the jump below to check them out.

Earlier: We've seen the amount of hype that guest characters have been generating for titles like Tekken 7 and Injustice 2. When these fighters get announced, they become what the FGC talks about for the next few days.

Tekken 7 has Akuma, and will be getting Geese Howard and Noctis Lucis Caelum. There are still more guest characters on the way too!

As for Injustice 2, they have Sub-Zero, Raiden, Hellboy, and the Ninja Turtles. NetherRealm Studios has been surprising people since Mortal Kombat 9 with their DLC.

Ryu himself has even appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series. Still, this isn't something that Capcom has done with Street Fighter 5 thus far.

This begs the question though: should Capcom implement this with the Street Fighter series? Given, we have series like Marvel vs. Capcom and Street Fighter X Tekken that pretty much just pits two franchises against one another...

The main problem with this is that slots in which fan favorite characters from the series could be taken up by this practice. Would this be a bad thing though? I'm interested in hearing the thoughts of the community.

Should the Street Fighter series incorporate guest characters?

1. No, we have other series for that: 320 votes / 59.9%
2. Yes, 1-2 at maximum: 141 votes / 26.4%
3. Yes, 3-5 characters could be fun: 38 votes / 7.1%
4. Yes, as many guest characters as possible!: 35 votes / 6.6%

Total votes: 534

Voting has closed

For me personally, I think I'd be alright with no guest characters in Street Fighter. There are certainly plenty of fighters that have yet to be added into Street Fighter 5 that fans have been clamoring for.

I'm not completely opposed to the idea of seeing people hyped for unexpected announcements like the Ninja Turtles, however...

Be sure to let us know what you voted for in the comments section.

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