Keep a close eye on the Street Fighter social media accounts for hints if new characters are coming

History shows that we'll see profile images updated if an announcement is imminent

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • March 15, 2019 at 1:25 p.m. PDT

You should keep your eyes on Capcom's Twitter and Facebook pages for Street Fighter for a hint about who the latest character will be in Street Fighter 5 — assuming one or more is scheduled to be announced this weekend at Final Round 2019.

While there's no guarantee we'll receive a character reveal this weekend at the tournament, a lot of hints have been pointing in this direction, with Rose, E. Honda or Sodom being the foremost candidates, but at this point, pretty much anyone is on the table.

Looking over Capcom's history, they haven't stayed to a consistent schedule as to when their social media profiles are updated — all that we know decisively is that when a new image surfaces — a character reveal is incoming.

In terms of the actual announcement, this will likely happen on Sunday, March 17, around the SF5 grand finals. The top 8 for that portion of the tournament is set to happen at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT.

There's rumored to be 6 characters total coming to Season 4 of Street Fighter 5, and we have our first one already playable in Kage, who was shown at Capcom Cup 2018.

While a reveal isn't guaranteed this weekend, there has been a ridiculous amount of radio silence from Capcom in recent times, and the lack of any major announcement this weekend would put a damper on the status of the game in many people's eyes.

Here's a look back at the previous hints Capcom dropped on social media, with their profile images, before a character was unveiled. In order, we have Kage, Sagat, G, Cody, Falke, Blanka, Sakura, Zeku, Menat and Abigail.

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