Here's what fans think Capcom will reveal for Street Fighter 5 come EVO

What's in Blanka's pocket?

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 7, 2019 at 2:38 p.m. PDT

Update: The voting window for our poll has closed and the final results are listed below. Earlier: While we haven't heard the words "There will be a Street Fighter 5 reveal at EVO 2019," Capcom's Yoshinori Ono all but said as much in a recent tweet wherein he stated, "Street Fighter Dev team has been making preparation with US and EU offices on excit[ing] new things for [Street Fighter 5]. What big event in August can I tell you about it?"

Additional content and the way it's been released has been a massive part of SF5's identity since day one, and since we have a good two months of waiting yet, we figured it might be interesting to see what kind of DLC people think is most likely coming down the pike.

Character reveals are a fairly regular happening at this event, as we got Necalli's reveal at EVO 2015, Abigail's reveal at EVO 2017, and then both G and Sagat's characters trailers (they were released the day after finals) at EVO 2018.

Capcom has released only Kage thus far as part of SF5's third season, and so communal banter and expectations have been primarily skewed towards a new fighter or two coming to the big dance this year.

Considering that we've previously gotten six new fighters each season paired with the fact that it's been five and a half months since we last got one, (it will be over seven and a half come EVO) it's possible that Capcom will elect to do a batch release and perhaps release even more than two.

While characters are surely the most likely content on the horizon, it's not outside the realm of possibility that we may see updates to components of the game outside of the character select screen. Additional single player modes, new or updated mechanics, and character balance all loom as potentials here as well.

We've put together a poll with a handful of reveal possibilities on it so that we can get a more precise idea of what the community thinks is en route. You can select up to three choices, and we'd love to hear what you think and why in the comments after you vote.

What do you think will be revealed for Street Fighter 5 at EVO this year?

1. Balance update: 161 votes / 21.7%
2. New mechanics: 124 votes / 16.7%
3. Five characters: 106 votes / 14.3%
4. A new story: 104 votes / 14.0%
5. One character: 53 votes / 7.1%
6. New modes: 53 votes / 7.1%
7. Netcode improvements: 43 votes / 5.8%
8. Two characters: 42 votes / 5.7%
9. Three characters: 36 votes / 4.9%
10. Four characters: 20 votes / 2.7%

Total votes: 742


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