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The five new characters en route to Street Fighter 5 have already been decided and are currently being developed, according to Capcom

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 1, 2020 at 7:38 p.m. PDT • Comments: 92

Speculation and excitement have abounded since Capcom revealed last Wednesday that Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition would be receiving five more characters as final additions to the game's roster.

This news was shared in both English and Japanese, the translation from the latter of which (obtained thanks to the efforts of Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor) offers a bit more information than the former.

While we don't have many details as to when we'll start seeing these fighters revealed and released, developers at Capcom have already have made up their minds as to which characters are en route and have started development on them.

Capcom's Press Release

Thanks to all of your support, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, also known as Season 4 of the game, has been received very warmly. Because of this, we'll be able to keep the Street Fighter 5 flame burning even hotter with what will be our final season - Season V (5) has now begun development.

Season V (5) is set to have V (5) characters added to the roster as well as 3 brand new stages. The five characters to be added have already been decided and are currently being developed. We think you'll all be surprised at the characters joining the fray, so please look forward to it!

This is all we can share today, but we believe we'll be able to share more information about the upcoming content during this summer. Until then, please keep enjoying Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition!

We are currently in a very trying period across the world, so please make sure to take care of your health. Thank you for always continuing to support us.

-- The Street Fighter 5 development team"

The Street Fighter 5 community has been speculating and exploring this space quite a bit since the news of a final season of DLC content broke, and while it's surely exciting and intriguing to see who fans want added to SF5 the most, it's good to keep in mind that recent posts and opinions are likely not going to factor into Capcom's decisions.

That said, it's not as though the tunes people have been whistling have changed all that much over the last few years. We've seen a lot of the same characters brought up in wish list discussions, and those who have not yet been added to SF5 over the last few seasons remain clear fan favorites.

You may want to check out our recent EventHubs roundtable discussion on who we feel are the most likely candidates of the remaining possible choices as we here at EH have been following this narrative for quite some time now.

Though a handful of avatars do appear to be front runners over most others, there's no denying that Capcom still had plenty of viable choices and could have approached this decision from a variety of unique angles.

While the future may be already set, we'd still love to hear your top predictions and reasonings as to why you feel the way you do about who it is that may be coming to SF5's final chapter.

Share your thoughts in the comments to help us pass the time between now and whenever it is we get more info on this highly anticipated content.

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