There's still more hiding in Blanka's pocket: Yoshinori Ono confirms that more Street Fighter 5 content is in development following character leaks

Will we see more characters at Capcom Cup?

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 1, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. PDT | Comments: 117

What would have likely been one of the biggest reveals of EVO 2019 in the announcement of E. Honda, Poison and Lucia leaked last night for Street Fighter 5 which appears to have made Capcom pivot quickly on their feet despite their understandable disappointment.

Yoshinori Ono announced following the release of the official character trailers that he will be missing out on EVO finals this weekend, but left us with the confirmation that Street Fighter 5 still has more on the way.

"I appreciate your concern," said Ono in his English tweet. "Blanka is preparing himself for when he has presentation E Honda at #SFVAE #EVO2019 Final. Unfortunately, Hey please change your clothes. I’m really irritated and sad. But Blanka’s Pocket is growing for next! Look forward to it."

The long-time Street Fighter producer's post included images of his famous Blanka toy dressed up as E. Honda with the sewn hair taped to his head plus wrappings around his waist though what he followed up with in Japanese was a little more concrete.

"The SF5 development team is still currently working on new things for the game," said Ono in his Japanese response translated by EventHubs. "Please look forward to the next time we are able to present."

As for when those new developments may show up, it still remains up in the air though the likely candidate would be at Capcom Cup 2019 in December. If we're really lucky, however, maybe Capcom will include some sort of teaser at EVO this weekend — seems like a pretty slim chance at this point though.

We knew that Capcom's original plan was to support Street Fighter 5 through at least 2020, so it'd make sense that there's at the very least one more larger update for the flagship fighter coming before focusing on what comes next.

You can check out Ono's tweets about the leaked characters and what's to come below along with the dressed-up Blanka we probably won't get to see at EVO finals.

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