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Capcom scrapped plans for these Street Fighter 4 DLC mech costumes but Udon is giving us a glimpse via this awesome concept art

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. PDT • Comments: 29

The mech costumes in Street Fighter 5 include some of the game's best alternate looks, but it turns out Capcom was actually considering giving this treatment to a handful of characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Juri, Ken, Oni, M. Bison, Ibuki, and Poison (and perhaps others) all had robotic looks potentially headed to USF4 as DLC, but these only made it as far as the concept art checkpoint before being shelved. That concept art, however, is soon to available via Udon's upcoming Udon X Capcom Sketchbook Alpha.

Udon's Matt Moylan has shared said concept art for the six aforementioned fighters, and we have to say we really do wish these would have made it all the way into USF4 as they look absolutely stellar.

This comes down to subjective opinion, but every last one of these looks like they would have been worth purchasing (even if you didn't play the character). Despite being robotic, most all of these designs retain a clear sense of character personality and feature intriguing and unique styles.

Juri and her spider-like, horned helmet immediately pull our attention to the center of the page. There's already enough reason to be cautious around this seductive fighter, but now she's got a whole bunch of sharp edges adding to the list of ways she can inflict pain.

M. Bison looks to have some kind of armor manifesting over what we assume might be a softer inner core. He already looks pretty badass, but we do wonder what the fully armored version of him might look like. Oni seems to be a cross between Silver Samuria and his usual demonic self while Poison received the "direct to robot" treatment.

Check out the six revealed outfits that never were, and let us know what you think of them in the comments. Those of you who are fans may want to consider heading over to Udon to preorder Sketchbook Alpha as there's a good chance you'll see more of these plus similar content.

Scrapped Mechs image #1
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