@starvinggamer: Damn, that is a hell of a wait. Should be worth it though. The PC version of AE looks soo pretty.
I wouldn't mind a new doll character.
Great that we'll be (almost necessarily) getting a character with an original moveset.
I dunno, Sarai could easily be Ibuki's Ken, and if it ends up being a Bison Doll we'll probably see some sort of Cammy-adjacent moveset.
You certainly could be right about that, though I'd like to think the one new character they're adding in Ultra (and hyping to this degree) wouldn't just be of a derivative nature.
But that's just what I'd like to think.
So, how close are we to an actual reveal? Also this thing is getting released for PC I hope?
I'm willing to bet this crazy reveal window has almost everything to do with waiting until they have a finished in-game version of it to show off.
Great that we'll be (almost necessarily) getting a character with an original moveset, so I'm excited for that part. The reveal itself though, by virtue of being a huge unknown just mathematically can't be worth the hype. If they had a five month tease-athon about, like, Juri or someone, it would've ended in disappointment, 'cause even though Juri's great, an unknown quantity just can't live up to months of wild speculation.
Ah well. I'm getting Ultra no matter what.
Would it count as a "fighting game debut" if it was the car from the bonus stage?
One of Bison's dolls has been the most persistent rumour since this whole thing started. All the hints we've had so far kinda back that up. It'll probably end up being Decapre or Santamu.
Either way they've really narrowed it down at this point to one of a small group of potentials, none of which are especially interesting or deserving of this protracted reveal process.
Man things were hopeful back then.
Now all I'm hearing is Ibuki's ninja friend and this Cammy/Vega hybrid and it's a real bummer.
No point in making a new thread but here's the facts:
I guess I have to do a revised list. From most expected to least expected.
1. Sheng Long
3. Mel Masters (through time magic, psycho power, whatever)
Ryu and/or Ko from Avengers, the 1987 Capcom arcade game.
It's going to be Ken's Wife, Eliza. CALLIN' IT.
Regardless of who the new character is I just want another CvS game. I don't know enough about Capcom games to guess who could be the next character, but I'm gonna go try.
I hope it's Haggar.
It's gonna be Daigo Umehara, y'guys. Didn't you hear Seth Killian's commentary during EVO? Daigo has reached enlightenment...something something exposing himself...something something isn't afraid of losing...
YEAH! DAIGO AND HIS SPIKE SPIEGEL HAIR FOR USFIV.
It's going to be Sagat. They should totally put Sagat in this game.
It's gonna be
Gene Scorpion Dr. Wily isn't it?
Either Haggar or a new design which I hope emphasizes offense.
If it was a new original character, they would have said so. It's a character "That hasn't appeared in Street Fighter before." And the core games stick to a pretty much set canon, as nuts as it may be, so I seriously doubt we'll see Asura, a Darkstalker, or Dante. All my money is on a Rival Schools character.
PS. I'd trade all four of those other characters just for Karin in the game.
I'm not going to lie: if Kyo Kusanagi turned out to be the 5th character, I'd be absurdly excited.
I know it will never happen but I always say Skullomania
I felt so sure about Asura, I didn't see anyone else. But what you said about a KoF character, damn that would be cool. Also Batsu or Kyosuke from Rival Schools would be dope.
Blade from Bad Dudes
It's obviously the Black Ranger.
Im thinking Batsu
CvS 2 isn't out of the blue, it came out in Japan a while ago on PSN classics and it was announced that it would come to America eventually
I bet it's someone from Power Stone.
If I had to guess, I'd be right there with you on suggesting an SNK character. Not only does it make the most sense timing-wise, it would also be the most thematically consistent with the remainder of the cast.
Asura, Haggar, or bust.
i like the theory about a snk character joining,
With all the fuss comic book fans made about Scorpion appearing in Injustice, I kind of want it to be him so I can see Street Fighter fans pissed off about him too. In fact, he should be the final surprise guest character in every game. It could be a thing.
C'mon Captain Commando.
I really don't think that Capcom would use that fifth slot on a non-Capcom character.
DmC Dante would be the ultimate troll.
I think there is a chance that someone from Rival Schools shows up. After all, the two series take place in the same universe. Sakura is already a playable character in those games.
Oh lord if it was someone from Rival Schools I would lose my mind. Even if it's just Batsu.
I really hope it's a completely original new character. They could introduce one of the big new main characters for SF5 early.