New Street Fighter 5 reveals slated for CPT North American Finals and Capcom Cup; Ono mentions 'new content and new characters' in his address
Exciting news for Street Fighter 5 fans coming out of Brazil Game Show today as Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has revealed the official dates for the November and December announcements we heard about at EVO this year.
The Street Fighter Producer took the stage to share some news about the Intel World Open, but offered some bonus information as well. This was all communicated in Japanese, and we've got the following English translation thanks to MajinTenshinhan.
"You wanna see new characters, right? You want new content too, I'm sure that's what you're all thinking. Well, about that, we're going to have new information to present to you in regards to that at the Capcom Cup North American Finals in November, and at Capcom Cup in December, so if you could please just stay patient until then."
Due to the relatively high status of both the NA Regional Finals (a Super Premier event slated for November 16-17 in Las Vegas) and Capcom Cup, (slated for December 13-15 in Los Angeles) fans have expected them to be the events at which the aforementioned November/December announcements would be officially revealed.
Season 4 of Street Fighter 5 currently boasts a total of four new characters, (Kage, Poison, E. Honda, and Lucia) where previous seasons have all produced six DLC fighters, so inclinations that we'll get one or two more before the end of the year are certainly not unwarranted.
Based on Capcom's past actions this year, there's a good chance that any characters that may be revealed at these events will be available in-game almost immediately afterward. As far as new content is concerned, we have been suspicious of a possible Super SF5 update to carry the game for another year or two.
In addition to all of this, Ono also showed an array of new "Tournament" costumes for the entire cast that will be available for free this December.
Photo of Nymphae taken in 2016 during the launch release of SFV: