We already know the six upcoming characters to be added post Street Fighter 5’s release date. Those characters are Urien, Alex, Guile, Balrog, Ibuki, and Juri, to refresh your memory. They will be added over the course of the year in 2016.
We now know that there will be a 2nd wave of characters that will more than likely span from late 2016 into 2017. We could definitely have at least 30 or more characters by the end of 2017.
Well respected fighting game aficionado, Maximilian released a recent video of characters that need to be in the game. Max predicts that for the second wave we could get 4 legacy characters along with 2 brand new characters.
The characters he names are not just his favorites, they are necessary to Street Fighter lore. It would just be weird without them in the game. I agree with him 100%, but for the 5th and 6th character I would love to see Sean get a spot and MAYBE Capcom can dig into the depths of Street Fighter EX and bring out Garuda. They may not be brand new characters, but it’s been a very long time since either one of them have been seen in a Street Fighter game.
In the mean time, I will be hoping that a friend of mines theory is true and hope that Akuma is a super secret boss. Only time will tell but without further adieu, check out Maximilian’s video below.
Street Fighter 5 drops February 16th, 2016
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