Ono states that new Street Fighter 5 content is on the horizon, we talk what it might be, when it might happen, and how hard it will potentially hit

Where does the community's heart beat now?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 13, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. PDT | Comments: 123

On Sunday evening Capcom's Yoshinori Ono came forward with a few tweets promising more Street Fighter 5 content in the future. While this isn't necessarily new information given general expectations, it does give us a much needed buoy to grasp while we continue to hold out for information.

We've decided to do a quick take podcast entry to further discuss the implications of Ono's messages, specifically looking at the what, when, and overall weight in regards to this upcoming reveal.

The first place to go is the past as we examine Capcom and Ono's traditional habits when it comes to releasing this kind of information. We have a pretty clear understanding that it will be Ono and his trusted Blanka doll doing the talking when this comes to fruition, and a look back at the events he has attended most frequently is important.

In recent times the Street Fighter 5 Executive Producer hasn't been traveling as much as he used to. As far as we know, his most recent trip was one to China in April of this year.

We also have to take into account what the upcoming schedule for fighting game majors and trade shows looks like right now. Many companies use E3 as an announcement springboard, but that might now make as much sense for the now three year old SF5.

The other big piece of this puzzle is community expectation, an avenue Capcom has not been all that graceful treading through in recent times. The longer the community goes without, the more calloused hearts will grow and the less impact an eventual new character may ultimately have.

Get a quick refresher as well as a look at some of the more probable outcomes as Catalyst and I delve through this recent news with a finer-toothed comb.


00:50 - Ono's tweets
03:53 - How Capcom has communicated in the past
05:24 - Ono uses new "World Warriors" terminology. What might this mean, and how much hype is left in the tank?
15:46 - Where are the likeliest places we'll see this upcoming reveal?
26:03 - 'Where does my heart beat now?' - How should Capcom handle the time between now and the eventual reveal?
32:37 - For all the negativity, there's a lot of good to remind ourselves about right now

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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