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Sakura's face and stance seemingly adjusted on character select screen in latest Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition patch

Doesn't look bug-eyed anymore

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 16, 2021 at 6:08 a.m. PDT • Comments: 70

Street Fighter 5 hasn't exactly had the best track record when it comes to the cast's facial appearances. Characters like Ken and Sakura are notorious for their... less than attractive faces.

Though this wasn't mentioned in the notes for the balance patch that brought us Oro and Akira Kazama, it seems that adjustments have been made to Sakura's appearance on the character select screen.

A recent Tweet by BurnoutFighter highlights how Sakura appears on the game's character select screen before and after the latest update. Notably, the character appears to be taking a completely different stance in the two images.

Problems with how Sakura looked were especially apparent in her story costume, which has her donning a sporty look. For whatever reason, she came across as looking particularly bug-eyed in this costume.

Instead of that creepy smile, she now has a more neutral expression. She actually looks a lot closer to the Sakura we knew in Street Fighter 4.

Check out the before and after comparisons below:

Sakura's patched face in Street Fighter 5 image #1 Sakura's patched face in Street Fighter 5 image #2
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