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Prominent leaker claims 'Super Street Fighter 5' is the final version of the game and it's expected next year

X-Kira says it's expected in December 2019

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 27, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. PST • Comments: 57

Though we're on the precipice of what fans are expecting to be Street Fighter 5 Season 4, potential information on what the future holds for Capcom's mainstay fighting title may have surfaced today thanks to prominent leaker X-Kira.

In early 2018, we saw the overhaul of Street Fighter 5 and eventual launch of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition — named as such due to the addition of the game's Arcade Mode. According to X-Kira, December 2019 will see another upgrade, this time a "Super Street Fighter 5."

X-Kira says that the release of the game's arcade version called "Street Fighter 5: Type Arcade" (not to be confused with Arcade Edition) confirms the fact that other versions of the game are being developed, and that Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition is going to be replaced.

For those unaware, X-Kira has been a consistent information leaker for some time now, scoring potential details about what's to come by way of data mining the game. X-Kira has seen varying success with predictions over the years, but has been on a hot streak as of late.

Capcom recently announced the release of several new costumes for Street Fighter 5. Over the past month or so, we saw the reveal of "Mech" costumes for Juri and F.A.N.G., a batch of holiday-themed costumes for Sakura, Falke, Cody, and Blanka, Resident Evil outfits for Urien, Kolin, and Cammy, and even an M. Bison Classic costume. Each of these alternate costumes were predicted by X-Kira before they were officially unveiled to the world.

Going further back, X-Kira also correctly called modes such as Extra Battle, Dojo Mode, and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Gallery.

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If X-Kira's new information is as accurate as what we've seen recently, fans might be seeing a Super Street Fighter 5 as soon as next December. As you can see in the tweet above, X-Kira points out that the suggested release date for the update is December 2019.

X-Kira's latest claims go on to say that Super Street Fighter 5 is set to be the final version of the game. Responding to one of the comments on Twitter, the leaker says that Season 5 will be the final season of Street Fighter 5.

In a 2016 interview with Famitsu, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono stated that development for Street Fighter 5 is planned all the way up to 2020. With that in mind, what X-Kira is saying today lines up pretty well as a potential Season 5 would be released and wrap up in 2020, given past content release trends for Street Fighter 5.

Obviously, none of what has been reported is official, so it's worth taking the claims with a grain of salt. Only time will tell how accurate they are.

Do you think we'll eventually see a Super Street Fighter 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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