Nearly the entire roster for the upcoming Super Street Fighter 4 has been confirmed up to this point. Alongside the old street fighters Dee Jay and T.Hawk, and the newcomer Juri, some old favorites from the Street Fighter Alpha series – Guy, Cody, and Adon – have been confirmed.
However, a Japanese blog indicates that the newest issue of Famitsu will be revealing the remaining five characters left to be revealed in the roster – even though the character select screenshot on the internet shows only four remaining slots.
First up are characters from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike: the british boxer, Dudley, the kunoichi, Ibuki, and Makoto…the boyish karate girl. Next, we have a new character named Hakan, the rumored new character with very few known concrete details. And finally, our mystery fifth character is named “Shadow”. It’s mentioned that Shadow can throw Sonic Booms. Another Seth-like character, perhaps? Or maybe an iteration of Shadow Charlie, a la Marvel Superheroes Vs. Street Fighter?
The game also has a release date and price set for Japan: April 1st, for 3980 Yen. According to a currency converter I used, that’s $44.03 USD, so perhaps they’ll be setting it at $39.99 over here? There has been no word on a North American release date or MSRP as of yet.
In any case, the issue of Famitsu that will confirm or dispel these rumors comes out this Thursday, so stay tuned.