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Choose Your Roster for Arika's Street Fighter EX 4+

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Street Fighter EX+α is my absolute favorite Street Fighter game in existence.
More than Super Turbo
More than 3rd strike.

It was the original 2.5D fighter. 3D graphics on a 2D plane.
The arenas were in full 3D and during the fights you do move around but the characters stay focused on one another.

It was developed by Arika, a company founded by Akira Nishitani, who created Street Fighter II.

Starting as Arcade releases, Street Fighter EX And EX + the home console version on PlayStation got the famous α suffix swell as improved graphics and an arranged OST.

The OST is the stuff of legend and I'm gonna drop some links below to get you pumped.

Most importantly: This. Game. Is. Fun!




The Genesis for this thread is that from nowhere Arika have just publisher a video of a new fighter using the EX characters!

https://youtu.be/o2x8c-RFGnA

It's not an April Fool, it's real, they need a publisher or crowdfunding but personally I hope they work with Capcom and make it the real EX 4

So with that all said, and please bring your own memories of the ed series and share them, let's build a roster.

Rules

Without rules the thread will be just a list thread.
12 Characters maximum. I want you to have to make choices.
Eligible characters:
Any Character who has appeared in a Street Fighter game as playable, mainline, alpha or EX. No Sawada (yet)
Any character from Fighting Layer. (Spiritual successor game from Arika)
Significant secondary characters from SF and EX, particularly if they appear in game or ending movies.
Characters from Final Fight Rival Schools and Project Justice.
Up to 1 new character of your invention: Me creative Description, nationality, stage and most importantly Name!
Try to add some rich media for one of your choices, a gif, some artwork etc Again don't want a pure list thread.

Street Fighter EX is outside Canon timeline so if there is a particular version for example Undead Nash from SF V you can be specific.


1. Ryu - ex plus alpha version with those tells tatsus.
2. Ken - with this theme playing https://youtu.be/u7j2A0am3Hg
3. Chun li - Complete the Trinity
4. E.Honda - SF 2 or alpha style design
5. Hakan - complete with oil.
6. M.Bison - ex plus alpha version
7. Allen Snider - JUSTICE FIST!
8. Pullum - some sort of golden palatial stage.
9. Garuda - I'm liking this new version of him.
10. Sakura - with her Raging Demon
11. C.Jack - for the Balrog players
12. Akuma - lp lp f+lk hp.

 

sinkfla87

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The roster we saw in the April 1st build + pollum + skullomania + (I need to go back and play the game because I'm low on Arika ideas) lol + the following SF crew:

Ryu
Guy
Sodom
Gill
Dudley
Retsu
Chun Li
Makoto
Sakura
Ingrid
Elena
C Viper
Fang
Q

EDIT: oh fuck, how could I forgot Q?
 

Jawmuncher

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I can't fall too much into the threads rules, since I don't know all that much about the EX series side of things. However when it comes to the street fighter side of things I mainly just want to see Juri and Q. After that all of the fan favorites from the ex series like Skullomania. After that any inclusion would be fine by me. If I had to make a character though, I don't think i'd be able to. If anything it would be a bootleg Regina from Dino Crisis probably named Regena or something.

1.Juri
2.Q.
3. Skullomania

Regardless of my small list, that small gameplay demo they showed off was ace. They'd have my money if they need to kickstart.
 

Neff

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All the EX1 guys, including the SF characters.

Ayako Saso, Shinji Hosoe and Takayuki Aihara.

That's it, I'm happy. Anything else is a bonus.
 

Danny Dudekisser

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Wait, this actually isn't an April Fools thing? Because I legit want this. EX3 wasn't great, but EX1 and 2 were actually pretty darn fun.

Doctrine Dark 4 lyfe
 

cHinzo

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Ryu
Ken
Chun Li
Kairi
Bison
Garuda
Skullomania
D. Dark
Hokuto
Nanase
Darun
Last one probably Pollum, Cracker Jack or Vulcano Rosso.

Played EX2+ for such a long time on my PS1. Still waiting for a return of this series!
 

Eolz

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I wouldn't bet on it being SF EX.
It'll just be Fighting Edge, so no Capcom characters. Their roster + maybe some new characters if needed.
 

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I love their games. Sincerely hope EX4 becomes a real game

1.Ryu
2. Ken
3. Chun li
4. Kairi
5. Doctrine Dark
6. M.Bison
7. Hokuto
8. Pullum
9. Garuda
10. Skullomania
11. Batsu
12. Zangief
 

Mista Koo

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Given that Capcom is not involved with what Arika is making, here's a roster devoid of any canonical SF characters. This game would have a new name that can be abbreviated to EX:
  • Hokuto
  • Kairi
  • Allen
  • Blair
  • C. Jack
  • Skullomania
  • Doctrine Dark
  • Garuda
  • Cappriccio
  • George
  • Hong
  • Jigjid
  • Sessyu
  • Shang
  • Vold
  • Clemence
 

Marvel

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I won't parrot what so many have asked for above,

^ what they said lol
 

zenspider

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Wait, this actually isn't an April Fools thing? Because I legit want this. EX3 wasn't great, but EX1 and 2 were actually pretty darn fun.

Doctrine Dark 4 lyfe

I thought so too, then I watched them livestreaming it and someone here on GAF in the April Fool's thread was there as well. It's hard to know what's going on because all the information is in Japanese or secondhand - I still have no idea what this is, but I want this game!
 

Mr. Pointy

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If we're going for basic as fuck SFEX4 arcade release with only 12 characters, then this is who I'd want out the box.

Ryu
Chun Li
Laura
Ken or Bison
Charlie or Guile
Necro or Dhalsim
Kairi
Hokuto
Doctrine Dark
Darun
Skullomania
Garuda
 

RoryDropkick

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TtotheXtotheejas
Kairi
Volcano Rosso
Hokuto
Ryu
Allen Snider
D.Dark
Shen
George Jensent
Hong Gillson
Shang Fenghuang
Tetsuo Kato
Preston Ajax


EDIT: Wasn't even looking but Mista Koo and I have the same idea ;)
 

leroidys

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If they crowdfund this, it will be the first game I back since Sportsfriends. Don't really care who's in it, but SF characters would be a plus. Really impressed by the footage that they've shown so far.
 

Scotia

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I think it's going to be Fighting Layer w/ EX characters, but I'll humour an EX 4 roster:

Ryu
Ken
Chun Li
Alex
C. Viper/Juri
Rashid

Allen Snider
Blair
Nanase
Skullomania
Sharon
Pullum Purna

12 is really limiting tbh. I'd probably add Guile and Cammy to the Street Fighter roster and Volcano Rosso and D. Dark to the EX roster if I had to add a couple more.
 

lupinko

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From what I played of the game and what was discussed at the event, I'd prefer for this game to be Fighting Layer 2.

Mihara talked about how Capcom really restricted Arika when developing the EX games.

This game is more FL than EX.
 

RoryDropkick

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From what I played of the game and what was discussed at the event, I'd prefer for this game to be Fighting Layer 2.

Mihara talked about how Capcom really restricted Arika when developing the EX games.

This game is more FL than EX.

That's what I want to hear. FL always felt like an evolved EX, it seems natural to just take it and run with it.
 
I'm expecting this won't be an SF game, but I actually don't have much EX experience, so my roster's going to be a little uninformed. On that note, I also don't have stage ideas; I'll just go with HD versions of their existing stages.

1. Kairi
2. Hokuto
3. Garuda
4. Capriccio
5. Janis
6. Cracker Jack
7. Doctrine Dark
8. Skullomania
9. Pullum Purna
10. Darun Mister
11. Area
12. Nanase


... 13. Shark
 

Mr. Pointy

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Just wanted to bump this because I had an idea. Now that there's the small possibility that SNK may publish this game, what SNK characters do you want to see in Fighting EX Layer?

I kind of hope the only SNK characters that appear in this are the King Of Fighters Maximum Impact exclusive characters. All the characters that were exclusive to the original 3D spinoffs of Street Fighter and KOF (before SF4 and KOF XIV, of course) in one game. It'd be funny as hell.
 

C-Drive

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Just wanted to bump this because I had an idea. Now that there's the small possibility that SNK may publish this game, what SNK characters do you want to see in Fighting EX Layer?

I kind of hope the only SNK characters that appear in this are the King Of Fighters Maximum Impact exclusive characters. All the characters that were exclusive to the original 3D spinoffs of Street Fighter and KOF (before SF4 and KOF XIV, of course) in one game. It'd be funny as hell.

Definitely should just be the Max Impact characters. King of Fighters EX Impact.

And if we're gonna call it EX, then you need the GBA exclusive fighters: