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Yoshinori Ono might be hinting at E. Honda in Street Fighter 5 in Season 4 with this recent, teasing tweet

Might we be soon catching those hundred hands?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 1, 2019 at 9:34 a.m. PST • Comments: 111

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono may be up to his usual troll ways again as he's recently uploaded a very intriguing image to his Twitter involving the Street Fighter 2 cast.

It's no secret that E. Honda is the only original Street Fighter 2 character that has yet to make it into Street Fighter 5's roster, and so speculations that the sumo wrestler could still be en route have been fairly common.

The character has since been featured in multiple SF franchise entries such as the Alpha series and Street Fighter 4, and thus has become one of the more expected and/or routine roster members.

Ono tweeted the below image with a Japanese caption that we've translated to mean "What a nice surprise!" He uses his trademark Blanka doll to cover the face of Honda, who also happens to be positioned in the center of the photo.

The foreground of the photo also features a Kin no Kyoro-chan Choco Ball, (also pictured below) a Japanese chocolate treat that can sometimes come with special golden or silver angels printed on the box. These are rare, and imply the eater's fortune. Ono may be implying that this particular box was filled with luck, (represented by his Blanka doll) which has been poured out onto E. Honda.

This isn't at all a confirmation, but similar tweets in the past have very often been preliminary to new character reveals. We're expecting an update in March, which very well could include the introduction of a new DLC character.

At this point we do not know how many additional fighters we'll be seeing here in Season 4 since Capcom has chosen not to do a Season Pass in 2019. Thus far we've gotten only Kage and the promise from Capcom's Matt Edwards that "The story of Street Fighter 5 is not finished." Does this look like a Honda hint to you? Give the image a look for yourself and speculate away in the comments after.

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Thank you to Volt for sending this in.

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