When you're in the secret-keeping business, nothing ever quite goes according to plan. Especially in today's fast-paced world of camera phones and relative anonymity. So instead of a company rolling out the latest additions to its character lineup in some sort of grand fashion, most people find out about this stuff by seeing awful-looking scans of print magazines, or leaked, poorly translated information out of Europe. There is no law in Europe when it comes to leaking things related to video games, it seems, and that's been something of a running gag for years now.
That said, these shots of previously unrevealed characters in Super Street Fighter IV, which surfaced on a site out of Denmark earlier today, don't need much translation.
Japanese magazine scans have also confirmed the addition of Dudley, Ibuki, and Makoto to the roster. In case you're keeping score, that means that jusssst about everything contained in the initial burst of leaked SSFIV information has gone on to be correct. About the only thing left at this point is the identity of the 10th additional character, which that early leak pegged to be a new fighter named Hakan.
Anyone want to start taking bets on that guy's existence?